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well when my tires run out i was thinking of leveling the truck or maybe going up another inch or so. the truck mainly sees alot of highway and roads, and when i get a chance some trail riding. do the leveling kits that are coil springs instead of spacers offer a better ride? which leveling kits should i look into and where the places to pick them up for the best price?

now if i go a small lift i would still like the truck to sit level. so i was thinking maybe going up another 1" - 2" in the rear also.



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anything on the front over 2" requires more parts changed to be correct, the spacer keeps stock ride where spring lifts ride quality depends alot on shock choice.... IF YOU GO MORE THAN 2" LEVEL. you may as well get at least a 3-4" kit, youll change to much or have to many problems trying to make 3" work on stock parts
 

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Do a spacer and the ride will remain unchanged - it will continue to ride like sh!t. Install a level kit with springs and shocks specifically tuned to work with that spring in our trucks and ride will improve. This is the only level kit I would consider:

Dodge Ram Suspension and Lift Kits - Carli Suspension's Dodge Ram Leveling Kit



The springs and end-links are the same ones used in the top of the line Carli system.
 

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all day long with " buddy recommended products" there are kits and SPRINGS that are little lower in price that ride just as good. if yur going for looks and some function than the bds or skyjacker springs ride good and perform ell, if you ,( like some of the buddies) aregoing to ACT like WALKER EVANS on the weekends then definatly spend the jack on carli, kore or DON JUAN,
 

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I don't recommend the Carli kit because the guys there are my friends, I recommend the Carli kit because it is the best.

- The springs are made here in the states with American steel, they're not going to fatigue, sag and rust like Lift Company X's springs from China.

- The end links are stainless steel, adjustable, use grade 8 hardware and have a rebuildable end. What does Lift Company X provide, if they provide anything at all?

- The shocks are Bilstein, tuned to Carli's specs, specs that have been determined over time by continual testing. If you think Lift Company X does that you're a fool. Their valving is most likely chosen from valving charts provided by the shock manufacturer.

Some of you guys need to wise up and look closely at what you're buying. The cheaper option usually isn't the least expensive option.
 

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I am installing the Lorenz 2.25 Sway A-Way Suspension. It does 3 inch in the front and 1 inch in the back.
 

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I would go with a KORE or Rancho leveling kit, and 35" tires. Will clear fine with a 4.5" BP wheel. :thumbsup:

I plan on going 37's on a 4" kit as soon as my toyos go out.
 

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just give a little rub there P.T. easy, boy. but i do think that bilstein is german, probably explains the corrision resistant zinc coating, or the lach there of. i too thinkcarli is great but right now i may opt for some other , this truck is just for looks, looks from thers who are enviuos of it. ha,ha
 

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just give a little rub there P.T. easy, boy. but i do think that bilstein is german, probably explains the corrision resistant zinc coating, or the lach there of. i too thinkcarli is great but right now i may opt for some other , this truck is just for looks, looks from thers who are enviuos of it. ha,ha
IF its just for looks, does that mean you are going to chrome out all of your front end??????:confused013::hehe:
 

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If you're just going for leveled looks get some topguncustomz spacers. They will run you less than $75. If you want a softer ride get some X lift company coils and shocks.

If you have the money and want your truck to ride better on and off road and be built with quality parts that will last longer than your truck then talk to the guys at carli. Their quality and customer service is second to none so thats why it costs a little more.

I've been down the ProCrap lift route on this truck and in the end I lost some good money correcting issues the lift caused. Now I have the Carli 2.65 and I have an entirely different truck. The Carli systems are not "lift kits" they are suspension systems...and you have the flexibility to upgrade.

Maybe it seems like some of the guys on here running Carli's systems are "friends". I can tell you that I didnt know these guys before I purchased their 2.0 kit. After how many conversations I've had with Sage, Mike and Jesse about what I want out of my truck and them going out of their way many times over to help me in every way they can to make sure i'm happy, you develope a good retailer/customer relationship. That's true customer service.
 

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I would go with a KORE or Rancho leveling kit, and 35" tires. Will clear fine with a 4.5" BP wheel. :thumbsup:
35's will rub the rear of the front fender wells bad with a level kit and wheels with 4.5" BS.
 

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actually thinking about PINK powdercoat, 10+" of lift with 22" wheels on stock size tires!!!
 

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how is the kore hp series system? how much does it lift the truck? anyone running it?
 

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I think this is a good place for me to post. I am wanting the Carli 3.0 system but have been told to look other places. How many people here feeldifferent about that? I was told the superlift is the way to go.... I know. :hehe: I had to ask...

But seriously, I had a leveling kit on my 01 and liked it but I want more on my new truck.. I want to run 35's without any trouble and I think the Carli 3.0 is the best kit. Anybody want to convince me of something else....

Thanks!!!! :thumbsup:
 

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I don't recommend the Carli kit because the guys there are my friends, I recommend the Carli kit because it is the best.

- The springs are made here in the states with American steel, they're not going to fatigue, sag and rust like Lift Company X's springs from China.

- The end links are stainless steel, adjustable, use grade 8 hardware and have a rebuildable end. What does Lift Company X provide, if they provide anything at all?

- The shocks are Bilstein, tuned to Carli's specs, specs that have been determined over time by continual testing. If you think Lift Company X does that you're a fool. Their valving is most likely chosen from valving charts provided by the shock manufacturer.

Some of you guys need to wise up and look closely at what you're buying. The cheaper option usually isn't the least expensive option.
No one is saying anything bad about Carli, but they're not for everyone. I bought a 1 ton expecting it to handle and ride like a 1 ton but I wanted to level it to run 35's, so why would I want or need to spend the big bucks on a Carli, Thuren or any of the "high end" kits?
IMO, $600 (US) is a lotta money to spend on a pair of springs, plus what's the point of a nice soft front end if the rear is still factory stiff?

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to spend $8k or $10k for a complete new high end suspension, but that's not likely to ever happen. IMO all the high end kits are overpriced.

BTW, I put my 35's on today with H2's, they come about 1/4" from rubbing my fenders when I turn, I had to remove my mud flaps.
I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep the H2's or go back to stock, any advice? (I don't like the way the tires stick out) Will they be farther from the fenders on stock wheels, will they rub my control arms?
 

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Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to spend $8k or $10k for a complete new high end suspension, but that's not likely to ever happen. IMO all the high end kits are overpriced.

Everyone Says to have one of the top of the line kits, you have to spend 8-10k. Im at half that, and I'm towards the top. No, I dont have 3.0's, but I have King 2.5's, bumps, full leafs, trac bar, end links, steering stab. I'm missing control or radius arms, limit straps, diffrent valving and 3.0 shocks. Is That pretty much the difference between 8-10k and 4-5k? :lol4: dont think so....
 

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Everyone Says to have one of the top of the line kits, you have to spend 8-10k. Im at half that, and I'm towards the top. No, I dont have 3.0's, but I have King 2.5's, bumps, full leafs, trac bar, end links, steering stab. I'm missing control or radius arms, diffrent valving and 3.0 shocks. Is That pretty much the difference between 8-10k and 4-5k? :lol4: dont think so....

So you're at only $5k eh? :shock:
That's still a lotta money, more than I got to spend on suspension.
My levelling kit with 4 Billsteins was about $700 Cdn
 

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No one is saying anything bad about Carli, but they're not for everyone. I bought a 1 ton expecting it to handle and ride like a 1 ton but I wanted to level it to run 35's, so why would I want or need to spend the big bucks on a Carli, Thuren or any of the "high end" kits?
IMO, $600 (US) is a lotta money to spend on a pair of springs, plus what's the point of a nice soft front end if the rear is still factory stiff?

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to be able to spend $8k or $10k for a complete new high end suspension, but that's not likely to ever happen. IMO all the high end kits are overpriced.

BTW, I put my 35's on today with H2's, they come about 1/4" from rubbing my fenders when I turn, I had to remove my mud flaps.
I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep the H2's or go back to stock, any advice? (I don't like the way the tires stick out) Will they be farther from the fenders on stock wheels, will they rub my control arms?
Ya, still alot of cash, and if your happy with your leveling kit, thats great. I'm just saying everyone seems to think its either 500-1500 for a lift kit, or 8-10k for a good suspension kit. Just trying to show that there is a middle ground for some of the higher end kits........
 

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how is the kore hp series system? how much does it lift the truck? anyone running it?

KORE HP system gives you the same components found in their other kits, (springs, mini packs, etc) I had those coils and mini packs on a 3500 and it leveled the truck and then raised it about another 1-1.5 inches. It was about an inch taller than a stock Power Wagon. KORE systems provide more of a firm controlled "sport" feeling than Carli or Thuren, but you can't go wrong with any of the three.
 

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I think this is a good place for me to post. I am wanting the Carli 3.0 system but have been told to look other places. How many people here feeldifferent about that? I was told the superlift is the way to go.... I know. :hehe: I had to ask...

But seriously, I had a leveling kit on my 01 and liked it but I want more on my new truck.. I want to run 35's without any trouble and I think the Carli 3.0 is the best kit. Anybody want to convince me of something else....

Thanks!!!! :thumbsup:
What are you using your new truck for? Bombing in the desert, then yes, you need 3's in my opinion. Mostly highway and street...then I'd probably go with 2.5s, maybe even 2's if your truck won't see dirt. If you truly want a completely revised ride, then stick with KORE, Thuren, or Carli.
 
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