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Old 05-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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Ram 3500 lowering

I went from an 08 F350 to a 15 ram 3500. Both 4wd.
The ram sits quite a bit higher, so I went about lowering it today.

Here you can see the spacer blocks under the springs.
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I ordered a new set of u bolts ( never re use them)

Disassembled the spring pack.

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Moved the spacers to the top, in order to keep the same u bolt length.

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In the end, I used two, of the spacers.
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Even with only 11km on it, the nuts still needed some persuasion.
My favourite tool. I hate the torch.

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I ended up with about 1.5" of drop.

I was also able to lower the hitch head, 1.5" as well.

I pick the trailer up from storage on Tuesday. We'll see if it's enough to level it out.

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Old 05-07-2016, 11:47 PM   #2
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Oh man- how nice! I hate how tall my 4x4 is.

2012 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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Exact reason------------

Exact reason I bought a two wheel drive. Two wheel drive sits quite a bit lower than a four wheel drive. Even with the two wheel drive I still had to put the fifth wheel hitch in the lowest position.

When my fifth wheel ran 1 1/2" high at the nose, the two rear wheels on the Rockwood ran 12-20 hotter than the front wheels because they were carrying more weight.

I know in the north country where you have snow, you need four wheel drive trucks in the winter.

As you can see a pretty good match.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:50 PM   #4
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Also lowered my old 99 2500 4x4 Dodge....had changed hitches, and new one was 5", raised pin and lowered truck....
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