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Old 07-10-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
 
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Here's a question I'm throwing out there, has anybody done a solid axle swap on their 3rd gen 4x4 ram? I know that it gets done to GM trucks fairly often and was wondering if anyone has been brave enough to try it with a Ram yet? Sure would be a step up from the IFS that dodge has given us, especially if you decide to do a large lift.

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Old 07-10-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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It could be done just as easy as a Chevy. But if you want a solid axle just buy a 2500. Dodge already built it for ya.
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Welcome to the HTC, snake2083. Nobody that I know of has swapped their IFS for a solid axle. A couple of people have suggested it to me, but I haven't seen it done and don't really have a warm fuzzy about the whole process.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:08 AM   #5
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for the welcome. I've been watching for awhile but just never got around to posting anything. I know it would be easier to just trade up for a 2500, but that's not the point. I would like to lift my truck someday and I'm just not crazy about the IFS. I've been researching it and I know there are a few kits out there, but I'd like a kit that does it right. Would be nice to get some upgraded control arms and halfshafts, but haven't been able to find a company that makes 'em. I just see the IFS components as being a weak link in a nice offroad rig. If anyone can point me in the right direction for a good rugged kit, please feel free.
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The only full axle swap I have seen on the Hemi ram was replacing it with the SRT 10 rear end and that was done at the Hemi Shop by Beast2
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:52 AM   #8
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quote:Originally posted by CentralTexHemi:
The only full axle swap I have seen on the Hemi ram was replacing it with the SRT 10 rear end and that was done at the Hemi Shop by Beast2
He means the front end.
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I was on Dodge talk the other day lookin around and checkin out some pics and saw a 1500 ram with a solid axle swap. Ill look again and post a link if I find it.
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