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hello everyone,
I wanted to talk about some problem I have after I installed a 3" rough country lift.
for first the the back came out great with the 1.5" lift block.
its the front im having problems with, I saw that the wheels have a positive camber.
Also the top control arm is hitting the top of where the shock connects to.
its not hitting when im driving it, just when its idle the top control arm lays on it.

I was thinking of cutting the metal a little so the control arm has space to move around.

or what do yall guys think?
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hopefully someone can help.

i'm not familiar with the front ends on the 2002-2005 rams
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You will always need an alignment after a lift. Not sure about the control arm hitting the shock tower
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I assume this is a 2wd truck?

If so, Dodge limits the travel of the control arms with the shock absorber. On my 2007, if I do a 2" coil spacer lift on the front end, I need to buy 2" longer shocks so that my upper control arm does not hit the shock tower. If I buy any longer of a shock, I will destroy my frame with the control arms banging the towers. If you have too long of a front shock with your kit, you can actually damage the shock towers and possible your frame. If you remember jacking the vehicle up when it had all of the factory parts, the front arms never came close to the towers because the stock length shocks stopped the arm from traveling downward. If you remove the shocks and jack up the truck, you will see that the arms hit the top of the tower....which is bad. Make sure your kit gave you the proper length shocks. They cannot be too long or you will damage your truck.

Also yes, you will need an alignment when all is done.
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