Lift or ?? for 2016 Ram 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dsisson, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    I never said that it wouldn’t.
     
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    dsisson

    dsisson Junior Member
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    Ok- I watched an install video for the spacers. You remove the struts and they go on top of the struts. Simple, but a bunch of unbolting to achieve it. They also don’t strengthen the suspension, and they do change the geometry.

    So-three follow up questions:

    1) if I install the spacers, should I also install different components (tie rod ends? Ball joints? ??) to deal with the geometry change?

    2) is there a different product that would raise the front end that’s even easier to install? (Right now, I’m so crazy busy that I’m going to need a mechanic to install the spacers, hoping for a really quick solution but probably dreaming.)

    3) is there a different product that would raise AND strengthen the front suspension?
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    1) no

    2) no

    3) no
     
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    dsisson

    dsisson Junior Member
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    Awesome-looks like I’ll chat with my mechanic and figure out how to get this done.
     
  5. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Another dumb question: have you considered putting the plow on and worrying about .modifications to your suspension after you've determined it's actually required?

    You posted a link to the pathfinder plow, far and away one of the cheapest and crappiest plows on the market, so I assume this is not "money is no object" situation. Most of my customers with light weight plows do not require messing with the suspensions so if you dont need to, why spend money on it?
     
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  6. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
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    I agree. Plows will sag your front end, regardless of the truck. This plow is also for Dakotas and Tacomas, so I'd guess your truck will be fine.

    Add your weight to the back, and a set of timbrens (easiest and fast install, but wont add height) if your worried about bottoming out.
     
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  7. NYH1

    NYH1 2000 Club Member
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    What does the above in bold mean? Maybe my dyslexia is working in full effect again....happens sometimes! ;)

    NYH1.
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    It means that your front axle will not not move.
     
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  9. NYH1

    NYH1 2000 Club Member
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    Gotcha!

    NYH1.
     
  10. boutch

    boutch Senior Member
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    Actually you should get a front wheel alignment after. The front wheel camber will change and toe in probably change a bit.
     
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  11. slplow

    slplow PlowSite.com Veteran
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    Along with the spacers you will need longer shocks and an alignment. There is another option. Bilstein shocks offer a leveling shock for the ram 1500. A pair of 5100 shocks anlignment and 500 lbs in the back would do the trick.
     
  12. NBRam1500

    NBRam1500 Senior Member
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    I'm in the exact same situation. What did you end up doing? 2016 Ram Sport here SWB

    Plow weight is approx 300lb plus the mount 35ish lb

    Measured front of truck with no counter weight
    With 150lb at back of box I gain 3/4"

    Thinking about a leveling kit and or timbrens

    Let me know how you made out