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Old 05-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
 
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Need some help fellas. I just got orders to Cannon AFB in New Mexico to fly the C-130 gunships. Since I will be in the desert, it only makes sense to have a HEMI desert screamer. I have looked online for a pre-runner lift kit for my truck but have only come up with the standard lift stuff. I don't want my truck to look like a 4x4, just want lots of suspension travel and room for at least 33's. Anybody live out that way and have a hook-up at a good shop?

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Old 05-06-2008, 10:56 PM   #2
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The only one I knew of that would be the closest was the KORE 1500 kit,.. but we have been waiting almost 2yrs for it.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
 
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I've looked at the KORE stuff. It's sweet stuff and is close to what I want, but looks pretty pricy. Not that I expect to get a good kit for cheap but don't want to spend 10 grand on suspension either.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:35 PM   #4
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Fabtech

"2006 RAM 1500 2WD 6” Basic System
Our new 6” Performance system for late model 2WD Dodge Ram's feature extended length steering knuckles that allow the factory upper control arms to be retained in the stock location while relocating the lower control arms. The lower arms are secured to the frame with our legendary arched crossmembers for superior ground clearance with stout 1/4” thick steel plate construction for unsurpassed strength. System includes front Coil Springs, Sway Bar links, Impact Struts, Bump stops and more. Rear lift is accomplished with a block and u bolt system"


Enables you to run up to 35x1250R17 tires w/ 17x8 wheels w/4 5/8” BS w/ minor trimming
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:23 AM   #5
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Sry, didn't notice he had a 2wd
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:21 PM   #6
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be sure to get ya one of these bumpers to complete the look.

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Old 07-22-2008, 11:14 AM   #7
 
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Atomic Motorsports does... they are out of CA.

http://atomicmc.com/pages/home.html
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:07 PM   #8
 
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Thank's for the link, Atomic has some seriously kick a$$ systems. However: Base kit- $4500.00 + Tax, not including shocks witch are another $1,800; and: Base Kit installed - $8500.00 + Applicable Tax. Turning the HEMI into a decent pre-runner may be to far out of my price range. Then again, so is most everything on my wish list........
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:40 PM   #9
 
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Ok, I guess I have to ask... do you want to turn it into a pre-runner or do you want a lifted 2wd that performs really well, but is not at the pre-runner level. I will tell you, if you want pre-runner level quality... you are looking to spend at least $5k just for the kit. If you want a nice, well performing 2wd, but not spend an arm and leg... that is what I did, and I can share what I did.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:42 PM   #10
 
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mine is a hybrid...

Fabtech 6" kit, procomp coils, rear fabtech shocks from the 02-05 kit, front fabtech shocks from the 06-08 kit, and CST upper control arms...

so it is a ******* child kit...

The reason for doing this is we have tested many different components to run what we feel is best. The fabtech kit is really nice, but their coils suck. Their shocks they include in the 02-05 kit are only 2.0's, but the 06-08 kit are 2.38's, which is far better dampening and they are slightly longer, which gives the front end a much better ride and performance offroad. Then as far as the stock upper control arms, they are too weak, so we went with the CST arms which are beefy as crap, and the ball joints are race quality rebuildable units.
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