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Swap my 1500 springs with 2500 springs?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by 98ram1500, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. 98ram1500

    98ram1500 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 7

    Hey anyone know if you can swap the springs? i got a 98 ram 1500 7'6 meyers plow front drops alot when i lift my plow both front ends are the same setup i know i would need to get 2500 shocks with them thanks
     
  2. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Yep, sure can. Just swap 'em right out.

    2500 coils will actually give you 1 1/2" of lift up front and 3500 diesel coils will give a 1500 2" of lift. But without the plow on it will be a stiffer ride up front.

    I had one spring for a 3500 diesel, I broke the other one.
     
  3. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 399

    Don't you need new shocks as well???
     
  4. 98ram1500

    98ram1500 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 7

    i Just ordered HD springs for my truck says they are good for plowing i hope thar do what i want them to do
     
  5. 99dodgeramsport

    99dodgeramsport Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I put 3500 diesel springs and 2 inch spacers in my 1500 last fall, rides a little stiff without the plow on, I'll try and get some pics
     
  6. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    You don't for a 2500 to 1500 swap. When I changed my 3500 diesel springs out for a set of SuperCoils I installed new Bilsteins as well, you know, since I had it all torn apart.
    The Bilsteins were the same model number as we use with stock springs. The coils aren't any bigger, they just don't compress as much with a plow on the front.
     
  7. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

    Nice. Isn't a Dodge Snowplow Option the springs you ordered, a 160 amp alt and a tranny cooler along with an extra battery?

    Easy enough.
     
  8. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    on my last truck, I put 2500 springs and shocks. Held my plow awesome!
     
  9. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    I orderer the 039-038 springs for my 2500 diesel and it lifted it 1.5 inches. I didn't have the plow package originally and these are the plow springs. The coils did mic a bit larger and I didn't notice any difference in ride. But, that was a 2500.