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Old 05-02-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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my buddy has a 2004 hemi ram 1500, single cab, he wants to lift it but money is really tight right now (seems like the case with most people right now) i am a pretty good welder, i was curious if anyone has made a home made lift kit, he doesnt really offroad much he just wants his truck to stand taller. please let me know if u have any info on it, thanks

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Personally Id save the $ but if hes dead set, there is some things to purchase like steering nuckels etc if your doing excessive lift, 2 to 3" can be done with the front suspension in the factory location, more than that is custom fab work and custom parts, 2" block and a spacer up front is my susggestion, if you get into fabbin one out for him the nuckels are available through most of the lift provider "pro comp, rancho, superlift, rough country" If you do have any detailed things you want to know, ill do what I can I do this on the side!
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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Spend the $300 and get a 3" bodylift This message has been edited. Last edited by: Freeze, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Fri, 02 May 2008 21:32:29 GMT-0700', '03 May 2008 12:32 AM')+''); 03 May 2008 12:32 AM
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #5
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Welcome to HTC.com hemihelper! I would stay away from anything "home made" when it comes to the suspension of these trucks.

Do you have a Hemi truck as well?
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by mudchucker:
Spend the $300 and get a 3" bodylift


OK, just to clear this up. You'll notice that Mudchucker's original post shows "Last edited by: Freeze..." Well, I accidentally hit the EDIT instead of the QUOTE icon on Jason's post so that I could agree with his advice, and for some reason the forum actually allowed me to edit it. I didn't realize what happened until I tried to review my new post...only it wasn't there...and Mudchucker's was now different. My apologies to Jason. So, it seems that there is a glitch in the system that needs to be corrected ASAP.

Mark, got any ideas?
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:57 PM   #7
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Wow Freeze how’d you do dat?
I made my own 3” body lift years ago for a OLD blazer that was 80% off-road and mud bog racing vehicle.

Cut chunks of pipe and wielded large flat washers on each end. No big deal, quick and simple, but we had the washers and the pipe and the wielder and the overhead hoist in the barn to lift the body. Already had a 4” suspension kit, and wanted to put 40”s on it.
If I was to do it again (don’t like body lifts personally) I would buy the proper kit for lifting the body.

Body lift is the cheapest and easiest way to get a few inches.

But you may also have to make a cut in the floorboard for the transfer case shifter, or at least ya used to.

Then there is the radiator.
There are a few other issues, I am sure.

Oh the nice part when I had the body lift on my 84 chevy truck, it was SOOOOO much easier when it came time to replace the saddle tanks, lots of room to get your hands in there.

I did take the body lift off after that. Truck already had a 4” suspension on it.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
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Mark, got any ideas?
I think since you're the Moderator of this section, it automatically gave you auto edit permissions. I can fix that
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:40 PM   #9
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I would buy the kit,. so there is no guess work into what components need altering,.. its cut and dry,. install and you are set.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #10
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no i dont have a hemi i have a 2005 nissan titans.

i am sure i am gonna get some fun replies now
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