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I need help finding the cheapest way to lower my 1985 dodge ram 1500 prospector and I want to have to smoothest ride possible I've heard u feel every bumb if u lowere them is this true an how do I make it a smooth ride
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There are a number of ways to deal with ride quality. Cheap checks have to do with tire pressure. type and status of shocks, springs. Lower a truck would need to use some suspension modifications at least. From here is how much do you have or want to spend on lowering. What ever you do make sure it is safely done. One of the ways is to move the springs from top of axles to the bottom and if you are not hauling heavy loads go with a softer shock setup.
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I use 78-98? Dodge Van lower control arms in the front & depending on how I'm using the truck decides whether I flip the rear axle or move the hangers up on the frame
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This is 5/3 using Van LCA's,225/60/15 in the front Axle flip & 255/70/15 in the rear
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DodgeAddict, how did you flip the rear axle? Did you have to weld new spring perches on the axle tube to put the axle over the leafs rather than under? Or is there a easier way?
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I used Mopar Performance perches & drilled the locating hole forward of center to keep from having the shorten my driveshaft New u bolts from o riellys & shock plates from an early C body

You can buy it all at Speedway Motors
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Would you happen to have the part numbers of the parts you used? I searched speedwaymotors.com but didn't find the parts I was after? I just wanna make sure I get the correct parts the first go around lol.
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