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1/2 ton to 3/4 ton coil springs

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by gotsnow?, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    I'm new to plowsite and I'm sure this question has been asked before, so I appologize in advance... But I just put a 7.5' Western Unimount on my 97 Dodge 1500 and I was wondering if I could easily change my 1/2 ton front coil springs over to 3/4 ton coil springs to do away with some of the front end droop?? Are 3/4 coils compatible with my 1/2 ton setup?? Thanks for any answers and suggestions. David-:gunsfiring:
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Yes and yes.

    Boy, do you have some reading ahead of you.

    I would recommend the #38 &#39 combo and maybe some timbrens.
    You will not need a spring compressor like what is mentioned in the thread I'm giving you just loosen the sway-bar links and you will have more than enough room.

    Welcome to plowsite:waving:

    If you heve any Q's feel free to ask.
  3. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Thank you for your suggestion. Would I have to get the timbrens or can I just upgrade to the stiffer coils? What would be the result of not adding the timbrens or some other airbag type deal? Thanks, David-
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I don't think you will need the timbrens with the 7.5 plow and heaver springs.
    If you upgrade to a Vplow or a much heaver plow, timbrens will be a nice addition and you will not even know their there with the plow off.

    With the #38 & #39 you will still have a nice riding truck with or with out the plow on.

    My 01 has this combination and I run a 8.3 Hiniker. The front drops very little.

    here is a link to a chart that lists all of the coil springs.http://dodgeram.org/tech/specs/springs.htm
  5. yzf1000_rider

    yzf1000_rider Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    i have a 99 ram and i put v-10 front springs in it. with out a problem i think it took longer to take the tires off than to put the springs in. ride is good and with plow on hardly a drop i have an 8 ft meyers poly on mine.
  6. gotsnow?

    gotsnow? Senior Member
    Messages: 257

    Great! Thanks for the suggestions. I'll be looking for some reasonably priced coils over the summer!