Ram 2500 Diesel Crew - Which Lift To Get?

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  1. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Im looking for lift kit which do you guys recommend? I would like a 6 inch lift so I can run 37s. Thanks.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Dont NEED to run 37s, want too. I've never had a lifted truck before and I like the look and do occasionally play in the mudd. But overall im a poser and like the look.
     
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    35" would be better, imo. Still big and won't rub like 37's will.
     
  4. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    According to the the diesel forum 37s clear without issues?
     
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    yet that same forum had no recommendations for lifts???
     
  6. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    No they did.... i just want more opinions. Im leaning towards the Tuff Country lift from suspensionconnection.com but i want more opinions
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    tuff country lifts looked shitty when I was shopping for my Tundra... Dunno how they are with the Ram.

    I ended up with Donahoe Racing coilovers, custom leaf packs in the rear, billstein shocks, etc. I'm happy.
     
  9. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    Skyjacker makes the best kits in my opinion. Look into them.

    Im just going to do 2" springs up front and run 315s on my Dodge 1ton
     
  10. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Ram 2500 Diesel = tow rig.

    Keep it stock, spend the lift money on an older Jeep or Toyota
     
  11. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    it could be said that any fullsize diesel = tow rig

    diesels need love too.
     
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    I've always been fond of Skyjacker or Superlift for kits, of course I've never used anything else, but have have owned or installed a few sets of each and both were great.
     
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    TechArt Dreamer New Member

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    No question, when it comes to dodge, KORE is the way to go. Your budget will determine the kit, but I would not put anything else on the truck if it was mine.

    KORE competes in the SCORE series with now numerous trucks, and this year they will be taking part in the Dakar rally. You can't buy R&D like that. I don't think Tuff Country or SkyJacker can claim any of that(not saying they are not good lifts).

    And for those wondering, yes they do race on the same kits they sell to the public. Also, these are not "prerunner" kits. These are quality performance lifts, that will give you a better overall ride, on and off road. The fiberglass fenders you see on some of the trucks are merely for show.


    Note: All kits posted below are for the 2500 series

    All kits can be run with 37's

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  14. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Holy fuck.... how much do they cost?
     
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    The Chase Series: $2,395

    The Prerunner Series: $5, 695

    The Race Series: $7,495

    The Technical Series: Don't have a price, but I can track it down if you would like.

    The Unlimited Series: $11,245

    These kits to some, might seem to be quite expensive. But you have to think of it as an investment, just like the truck. Crappy, cheap lift kits will ride just like that, crappy.


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  16. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Those are expensive. Investment my ass, if I'm paying $2300 for a lift kit, it damn well better come with a track bar and control arms. I doubt most people who buy it need the fox resevior shocks anyways
     
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    If I am going to lift a truck, I want something that will either A) maintain the current ride quality, or B) improve the ride quality. And that goes for on and off road.

    If he has already invested more then like 30k+ in purchasing the truck, and wants to lift it, wants to run big tires, why skimp and buy a shotty lift? If I had a full size, big diesel truck like that, I want the biggest shock under the front end as I can afford. Running a toothpick skyjacker or tuff country shock under the front of a truck like that just seems like a waste. I have a good friend who has an F-350 with a lift. He runs a single no name toothpick shock on the front of his truck, and the ride is horrific. Just my opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
     
  18. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I seee your point..... but my truck rides like shit right now. Mostly because of the extra assist springs the previous owner (first used car/truck I ever bought) installed with the 5th wheel (which I will never use). I was jumping up and down in the bed with about 200 lbs of tiles (i weigh 265) and the bed wasn't moving at all. So anything will ride better than what I got now :big grin:

    I do believe in getting what you pay for.... i think we are on a good, better, best system here and maybe the Tuff Country lift is on the good scale, while the KORE is on the Best side of the scale.... is there a better? 2500 to 11000 is more than i want to spend honestly for a lift. Im sure the Tuff Country or Skyjacker would be more than good enough for what I want to do. Im not planning on tackling the baja 1000 anytime soon, but when I do I will PM you asap :big grin: But god those KORE lifts are fucking sweet.
     
  19. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Since I drive a Cherokee, its an easy comparison to me.

    I bought a Rubicion Express 3.5" Superflex kit. I had to add on a track bar and shocks, and my total cost was still under $1000. The only thing I didn't get at that point was upper control arms.

    My ride is better than stock, and the jeep is extremely capable off-road.

    Considering that the SFA Rams employ a coil spring front axle that was based off the Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee design (coils, 4 control arms, track bar, etc) to me it seems that the lifts would be somewhat similar in cost.

    I never said the use of a "no-name" toothpick shock, however a Bilstien 5150 or OME shock would do fine for most people.
     

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