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Has anyone that put a full lift kit on an Off Road package run into a need for a special kit?
I know that most places claim their stuff doesnt fit the Off Road but today was the first time I have heard that Skyjacker has a special kit or add on to their kits to work on the Off Road.
I thought that once you took all the factory stuff out it was the same as any 1500. What other differences are there that would effect the lift? is there something different about the axles or the frame?
 

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Bill,

That's the first for me also...I thought the same as you did!!! The Off-Road Package were just add-ons to the 2001 1500, such as shocks, springs, rear add-a-leaf & block, wheels, etc...! Let me know what you find out, cuz I'm just as confused as you are??? <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/dunno.gif">
 

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I'm not being mean but why would you buy the offroad just to take everything off of it? <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_confused.gif">
 

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theyre supossed to have heavier duty axles too and the off-road package is still worth it even your going to take it off and lift it.

1. it has 4:10 gears.
2. the heavy duty service group (bigger alternater, battery, etc).
3. you can get more for the off-road rims when you sell them.

its well worth it to get the off-road even if your gonna lift it and take alot of it off.
 

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The Off-Road also comes with larger front coils and taller rear springs. If you want to get 35's on you'll only need a three inch lift. Find a lift that uses spacers and you can keep everything except the shocks. Check my ride out in the readers rides section.
 

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Every one I have talked says if you lift the truck an additional three inches over the Offroadster's lift, you should add a 5" front box kit. This will correct all the steering geometry and get all your components back to stock angles. This should include pitman arm new control arms etc. You can use anyones complete 5" kit if you want. It would just go on like any other ram since you do take out all of the offroadsters components. The only difference may be in the rear if the kit chosen uses an add-a-leaf as well as a block cause you will be jacking up the rear of the truck 8 or so inces above stock.
 

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Who cares what they say. I did it and it worked great. I retained all the springs and stock pitman arm. Rough country's control arms are longer than stock, unlike anyone elses three inch kit.
 
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