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Old 10-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I much of a drop can I do befor the tires rub? stock tire 275/55/20 And I need to change the front bushings how much of a pain is it?

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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A Ram owner could probably answer better than me, but I would say at least 3" in the front, and 4"maybe 5" in the rear before you would start to rub at full turn. I'm sure some others will chime in hear in a little while. Good luck!
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i AM RUNNING 305/45/22 TIRES WITH A 2/4.5 DROP.

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2" front & 4.5" rear and have never had a problem.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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i AM RUNNING 305/45/22 TIRES WITH A 2/4.5 DROP.

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2" front & 4.5" rear and have never had a problem.
Thanks for your post! So how tall are your tires? Stock is 31inchs I think.
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Actually I think they are only about a half inch taller but, to be sure I will check them
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3" up front will be getting close 4" in front and a nice bump will on the rear all the way to 6" myself but have a notch to clear axle around 4" rear and a load and a nice bump the rear axle will hit frame
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3" up front will be getting close 4" in front and a nice bump will on the rear all the way to 6" myself but have a notch to clear axle around 4" rear and a load and a nice bump the rear axle will hit frame
Thanks for your post! So if I do a 3in drop spring on the front I should be OK. And The 3in leaf spring drop on the rear and my 2 in drop shackles should be OK . No rubbing then.

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Up front yes clearance should not be an issue in the rear you will have to see about axle to frame clearance once lowered you may or may not need a notch good way to test is have 3 guys stand on rear bumper and give a good bounce if it
Doesn't kit notch free if it
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Hi guys,
I need to change the front lower control arm bushings how much of a pain is it? Does anyone have a good technique to do this.

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Jack and support one corner at a time with a jack stand under the frame not the control arm remove caliper hang safely to the side remove shock then put a jack under the control armi a secure area split upper ball joint out leave lower attached to knuckle or remove if you want and then very carefully lower control arm with jack the spring will pop out once all the way down stand to the side just Incase after that undo control arm bolts and remove control arm

Popping the bushings out is easy with an air hammer just wedge between control arm and bushing and walk it out or use a balljoint press and they pop out easily I stalling them support the under side of the hole your driving the bushings Into and use a pipe or socket sized to metal edge of bushing and 2/3 big nice swings and they should seat nicely once done reverse removal procedure and get knuckle attached prio to working for safety with the spring

Hole this helps its easier said than done but should take a couple hours to do both sides
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