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I am still torn on what to do about a lift. I have been thinking of a Skyjacker 5 inch stage II with single flex.
I have also been thinking of a Fabtech 5.5 inch with dual shocks and rear leafs.

Either way I plan to run 36's I would love to run 37s but I dont think they will fit although if they do fit with minimul rubbing I will do it.

What would you do to your truck? The cost difference between the kits isnt enough to worry about so the price isnt an issue.
 

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I would go with the Fabtech lift, maybe a 2 in body lift from PA, and then possibly a set of 37x13 Boggers. That's assuming that money is no object . . . if you wanted to save some, then I would ditch the body lift and Boggers and go with a set of 36x14.50 TSL radials.
The TSLs will last longer and give you a better road ride, but still give you killer off road traction. I really wouldn't think that you would rub too badly if you have wheels with the right offset.
Anyhow, good luck.
 

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Nick,

Thanks for the info.
Money isnt an issue really but the fact that I dont like body lifts is a big issue.
 

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I recently upgraded with the Skyjacker Stage 1. Big difference compared to stock. I also was debating between Fabtech and Skyjacker. I contacted Fabtech and they said their 5.5" kit would not work on a 01' Offroad. I spoke with the tech guys.

I will put 36" after my current rubber wears, but 37"s would be nice.
 

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Bill,

I'm pretty happy with my Skyjacker lift <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif"> ! I'm also wondering if 37's would fit with a 5" lift. The actual size of the 37's is 36.7. If you don't mind waiting a little while, have you seen the new 7" Skyjacker system coming out? That would definately accomodate the 37's... <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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Pete,

I dont see why the kit would not fit the Off Road. Once the springs are out of the front it is no different than the 2000 or 2001.

Tunis,

I did see the 7 inch kit but I am affraid to see what it is going to cost.
If the 37s dont rub much I will probably get them.

I am looking at the Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 37X13.50-16LT. I dont know if they are even shipping yet.
 

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i think they say it wont fit because they havent tested it on an off-road yet so they probably cant be telling people that it works.

if you really must fit 37's and dont want 36's you can always just put 2 inch daystar blocks on the front, they would clear fine then.
 

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I too was debating on which lift to install, untill I read somewhere in this forum, that once the fabtech is installed, the truck cannot go bact to stock. I'm not saying that once a particular lift is installed that I'd return the truck to stock, but if I had to for whatever reason, I'd like to have the option to do so.
And from what I find, the fabtech is a few hundred more in the coin department.
So, it's down to the skyjacker system.....
Later...
Troy
 

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The Fabtech lift requires cutting off the lower link mount points on the frame, and welding a hunk of steel to the track bar mount, so no you can't just unbolt the kit and go back to stock.

Do all new Ram's have the axle trussing or just the Off-Road versions? The trussing may interfere with some of the brackets they use. You also won't get the full advertised lift on an Off-Road Ram since you use new springs. (I.E. you'll still be 5.5 or so inches higher than a regular Ram, but only 4 or so inches higher than your Off-Road truck was stock.)
 

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I must have missed that message about the cuttng stuff with the Fabtech.
I know that with the Skyjacker you have to weld but that can be removed. I guess when i am ready to do it the Skyjacker will be it.

By the time I am ready the 7 inch kit will be out and hopefuly not too expensive.
 

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I have seen this in so many posts and so let me say this once and for all. The Fabtech lift will work on the 2001 Off Road. I know this because I have it and it works great. Fabtech won't tell you that it does because they haven't had a chance to test their kit on one yet. This would put them in a legal bind if you know what I mean.
 

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Bill,

My Skyjacker kit required NO welding at all. It was strictly bolt on. As for the Skyjacker 7" lift, I heard that it will be running about $3000.00! Ouch!
 

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I think I will call Skyjacker again. They were putting together the info packets on these kits a few weeks ago when i called them. Maybe its ready now..
 
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