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Weight in rear?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by frksho311, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. frksho311

    frksho311 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    New to the site guys so please don't be too hard on me. I've got a 97 1500 short bed regular cab. Just had a Meyers MD-II 7.5 put on. Stock springs all around and will be upgrading to 38/39 in front. My question....is anybody else using a setup like mine and what/where are you using for balast weight in rear? What's a good weight (pds) to use? Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Greg
     
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I have 360 lbs (6-60 pound sand bags) in my 04 Quadcab. They are resting against the tailgate and a 2x6" I put in the slot behind the rear wheels.
     
  3. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

  4. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    i have a 96 1500 Reg Cab with a myer 7.5 also. i have 5 50lb sand buckets and 2 30lb cinderblocks. Why not just put a set of timberns on instead of changing the spring?
     
  5. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Personally, I would go with about 600-750 lbs at the tailgate and see how that rides.
     
  6. frksho311

    frksho311 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks to all who replied. That "ballast" link was just good to read and reassured what I was thinking. As far as why the new springs, guess that's just a matter of preference. Read allot of input on the "springs" thread and for me, the springs make good sense.

    Going to start with 300#'s sitting just inside the tailgate and see if I need more and add if needed.

    Thanks again to all that answered. Greg.