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Would i have to put new shocks on if I put the daystar spacers on? For my 97 2wd ram? all my suspention components are stock.
 

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What size spacers? Mine are 2inch and im using stock size Rancho 5ks and everything is fine.
 

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I think thier 2 1/2in spacers. with them on does it seem like it lifts the truck any ,also did the ride quality get any worse? thanks



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I did the rought country 2inch lift in which they use daystars for the front coil springs. I did that and also took off my front bottom plastic piece which gave me some more front clearance my ride didnt change much but when i put the rancho rs5000's and a set of 31inch pro comp AT's my ride big time improved.
Heres a picture of a stock 2wd chevy and my truck.

notice the front clearance difference


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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 5.9 360, 2x4, 2inch Rough Country lift, 265 75 R16 Procomp AT, rough country steering stabalizer, custom engine mud guards, Stereo system,Rancho rs5000's,
 

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Here's the problem. Everything will work, but you will need longer shocks, the ball joints will wear quickly, you must cut your bump stops off, and if you bottom out, oh crap. This is a major thinker. Do you really need them?
 

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No you will not need longer shocks. I had longer shocks at first and i kept on getting a clunk when my suspension would flex. I called rancho suspensions and i asked them if i would need longer shocks for a 2wd 2inch leveling kit and he said NO.
Oh and as soon as i put the Ranchos on the clunk disapeared i havnt heard it since.
And im not sure if you will have cut your bump stops off. i had to on mine but theres a guy on here who does a lot of spacer lifts on dodges and other trucks and he never mentioned cutting the bump stops.
If you do end up cutting them off, I have jumped my truck several times landing hard in the front and havnt had any problems.
 

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Read my post again. as i said I did do all that but i didnt need to. The bump stops are questionable i had to remove mine because they where hitting my spindle.
 

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with the spacers, you have to play it by ear a lot of times. dystar says that longer shocks are not required, but sometimes they are. i didnt need longer shocks, but i could probably benefit from them.
 

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Oh ok. On my truck, the shocks were so short they were compressing the spring. And the top of the spindle is now 1/4 inch above the bump stops. Thats why I said that.
 

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You also have a 2500 not a 1500 your truck came stock with 31inch tires.
 

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i can just get shocks for up frotn for now. thats 60 at most for some nice ranchos. then il get the rear shocks 3in springs, control arms, 3in spindles and body lift :): .
 

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I have the daystar 2 inch spacers with ranchos up front, and the ride is terrible. You definitely feel even the slightest bump in the road. After having them, I wouldnt recommend them. I'm planning on taking out the spacers and putting on a fabtech 3 inch kit, or possibly 3 inch spindles.
 

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the spacers cant possibly the cause of teh bad ride. its gotta be the shocks. if you think about it, you arent stiffening the suspension or changing it at all, just putting space between the frame and the springs.
 

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Hmm. i guess im gonna try those coil spacers. I can get both, body lift and the spacers for 230. thats 5 1/2in's of front lift.
 
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