Ram 1500 leveling with Iron Cross bumper

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A friend put one of these bumpers on the front of a stock 2015 and it sunk about 3". Any suggestions on getting it back up? Or even better a little higher than stock.
 

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A friend put one of these bumpers on the front of a stock 2015 and it sunk about 3". Any suggestions on getting it back up? Or even better a little higher than stock.

Going to need stiffer coils I think.
 

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Or get rid of such a stupid heavy bumper on a 1/2 ton.

She really wanted it. I've seen some other 1/2 ton Rams with them and they were sitting ok. It is probably unloading the rear a little with the cantilever, which isn't good. Need a rear Iron Cross as well lol. I phoned Standens and they offer some coils for people running plows but we will probably just try a cheap strut spacer leveling kit for starters.
 

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She really wanted it. I've seen some other 1/2 ton Rams with them and they were sitting ok. It is probably unloading the rear a little with the cantilever, which isn't good. Need a rear Iron Cross as well lol. I phoned Standens and they offer some coils for people running plows but we will probably just try a cheap strut spacer leveling kit for starters.

Adding a spacer is just going to increase the ride like **** degree. The coil is still compressed because of the added weight,.. need to replace the coils with heavier ones or put coil airbags inside the coil.
 

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Adding a spacer is just going to increase the ride like **** degree. The coil is still compressed because of the added weight,.. need to replace the coils with heavier ones or put coil airbags inside the coil.

Standens claimed 2" lift with their springs. Not enough to overcome the bumper. It may take a combination of things. We'll start with the cheaper option first. I can't imagine there's an airbag that accommodates the shock running up the middle of the spring.
 

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Standens claimed 2" lift with their springs. Not enough to overcome the bumper. It may take a combination of things. We'll start with the cheaper option first. I can't imagine there's an airbag that accommodates the shock running up the middle of the spring.

Pay me now or pay me later. Just going to end up spending
More In the long run. Need different coils simple as that.
 

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Just throw a couple sleds up on the deck.
Lift that front end right up.

Yeah, it has the poser 5.5 box. A 6' deck with more sled dangling off the back than on would be perfect lol.
 

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Ya a spacer definetly will do nothing except lift the front end of the chassis while the suspension will still be slightly compressed and likely bottom out the front suspension in bumps and ride like ****. Like lilduke says just buy the heavier springs.
 
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