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Hey, the truck looks great with the lift on it. Did you order longer shocks though? I was thinking, I am 3" over stock height already just from the Offroad package in the rear and 1.5 in the front. The shocks for the Rough Country lift are designed for three inches of lift...If I add the lift, there will be 6 inches in the rear and I am afraid the shocks may be too short. Did or are you having any trouble with the shocks that came with the lift? It looks great with the new 35's on it.
 

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Small correction: Off-road package adds 0" to the rear, and 1-1.5" up front. Or, with the height tolerances being what they are, anywhere from 0.5-2" of added hight up front... <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">

Anyways, going to the rough country lift's +3" shocks should be long enough in the rear.

A 3" coil-spacer + add-a-leaf lift on the Off-road package should net about a 4" lift, which should do nicely with tires that measure 35" in dia (NOT SSRs, they actually 35.5-36" in actual dia).
 

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My dad and two of my buddies all have stock Rams. My girlfriend and I each have an Offroadster. Measuring from the center of the hub to the top of the wheel well on both the front and back yields about 2.9 inches higher in the rear and 1.5 in the front. We have measured on all 5 trucks. My Offroadster rear end sits higher than my girlfriends parents 2500 w/33's. The leafsprings in the rear are quite a bit longer than the regular Ram. We have parked all them together. The Offroads sit considerably higher. If you say there is 0 lift in the rear, which is wrong, an offroadster would sit level...if you look at an offroadster, they have more rake than any other dodge. You can also measure the ground to the bottom of the door frame in the middle of the truck it is about 2" dead center....
 

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Ok. I see. I was (incorrectly) assuming that you'd seen the 3" blocks that all 4wd rams have in the rear springs, and thought that was the off-road package lift for the rear.

I have seen a few off-road package rams, and have noticed that they are all over the place hieght-wise. Some match me, some don't look any taller than those without the package...

But of course, Dodge supossedly specs a 1" tolerance on ride-height at each corner, so that would explain some of it.

But sounds like you should definitely get longer shocks. Best bet is to run one back tire up a ramp until the other tries to lift off the ground, and then measure the length of the shock, and see if it's bottomed out.

doing it slowly shouldn't hurt the shock, and if it does, well that will tell you that you needed a new one anyways. <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
 

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i was parked next to a stock 4x4 ram in a parking lot and my off-road's back bumper was an easy 3 inches taller. if they only lifted the front, and the rear of my truck is already 3 inches taller than the front, then before it must have been 4-5 inches taller than the front huh. the offroad package gives you at least an inch in the rear if not more. ive also noticed that the rake in my truck is greater than almost every stock ram ive seen. and the stock height does differ, ive seen some off-roads that are noticeably shorter than mine.
 
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