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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Chevy guy needs Dodge help

hello everyone,
I'm a regular on the chevy full-sized board, but i have a dodge question. a friend of mine in the army has a 95 dodge ram 2500 with the V-10 gasser in it. he's looking to lift in and wants to know the best way to go. I know on our chevy IFS(yeah it sucks...a lot) any tires over 35" are straining it. what do ya'll think the axles can handle that come stock in this truck. or better yet, what will not rub with a 6+3 lift? i do not know what the rear gear ratio is, i do not know what tranny or T-case it has. but its a floor shift case and auto tranny.
The plan is, 6" suspension lift (springs in the rear (do dodges havea shackle flip option to remove the stock block lift?))
3" body lift
Rims and tires of the size recomended by the folks that respond to this post.

this truck is not off-roaded hard at all. it sees city and highway driving....and ocasional trips through muddy trails. never rock crawling or anything hard core at all.
What brand of lift (suspension and body) do you think would be best for my friend? do you know an estimate on cost? and what size tires/rims?
sorry for the long post. i was just trying to get as much info about the truck to you as i could so there wouldnt be too much confusion.
a big thankyou to everyone helping em out on this one. i know i am a chevy guy, but we're all off-roaders at heart.

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Re: Chevy guy needs Dodge help

The v-10 equipped rams usually have a dana 70 rear and a dana 60 front with either a 3:54 or 4:10 ratio and those axles can easily handle 35's with no problems. Skyjacker is probaly the best suspension lift ( a new 7" kit just came out) and performance accesseries body lift is the best from what I hear. A 5" lift will clear a 35-36" tire and with a 3"body lift a 38-39" should clear if theres not much extreme articulation... The transfer case would be the 241HD w/pto the biggest one offered and plenty strong. A little fender trimming could fit a 42" with the 5-7" suspension and the 3' body lift... :~) Good luck and feel free to ask!


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Re: Chevy guy needs Dodge help

thanks for the input. looks like we're going to go PA body lift, sand then a suspension lift of his choocing that is at least 6". 39.5" tires will be run. we'renot sure what brand exactly yet. since he doesnt wheel it he needs something that can handle miles o nthe pavement. once again, thanks for helping out.

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