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    Long arms on a DD

    So here's my noob question of the day....

    My daily driver is an '04 2500 quad cab short bed...
    been toying with the idea of going long arms with a short lift for better ride quality. Am I dumb? Have any of you done it? Curious if it would be worth the 3k or so to fuck with.
    Alternatively, is there a slightly taller progressive spring/shock combo I'm too stupid to find?

    #2
    Do it.

    The steeper the angle on the stock arms the worse it will ride regaurdless of spring rate.

    You can build them your self for less than $1keven if you just called procomp and bought theyre pretty well designed frame bracket.
    :ogre:

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      #3
      Long arm build on my 2nd gen in gen 4x4. Best thing you can ever do for yourself.

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        #4
        Do it. I had long arms on my 2nd gen towed and daily drove it for years without any problems.

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          #5
          Thanks guys!

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            #6
            For the back of your truck look up Sulastic springs. Lots of good stuff on YouTube about them. They're supposed to make your three quarter and one ton trucks ride like a half ton. I've been wanting to go this same rout your taking with my 2011 CCLB. Thuren makes 3" soft ride springs for the front also

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              #7
              Originally posted by woodzuke View Post
              For the back of your truck look up Sulastic springs. Lots of good stuff on YouTube about them. They're supposed to make your three quarter and one ton trucks ride like a half ton. I've been wanting to go this same rout your taking with my 2011 CCLB. Thuren makes 3" soft ride springs for the front also
              You mean the hack remake of the old BF Goodrich shackles? Um, no.
              1988 Dodge Ramcharger 2018 Ram 2500-Sleipnir
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                #8
                Originally posted by Elwenil View Post

                You mean the hack remake of the old BF Goodrich shackles? Um, no.
                Had to google what these are.

                I am assuming the reason they suck is the rubber pushing fails, causing the shackle fail open lowing that side of the truck?

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                  #9
                  Look at thuren springs, and long arms are always a good idea.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Elwenil View Post

                    You mean the hack remake of the old BF Goodrich shackles? Um, no.
                    I haven't seen those

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                      #11
                      I did long arms, 3" Synergy coils, Fox shocks, and a rear shackle flip on my 2nd gen. It made it ride a lot better. Click image for larger version
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                        #12
                        Thuren 3rd gen Rear spring swap on a 2nd gen(2001)
                        Thuren 3rd gen alien arm long arms up front. Drove it from South Carolina to koh and back in February. Hits the highway amazing. Daily it half the time, still tows well. My work truck is a 2017 4500, so I definitely appreciate something that rides nice. Click image for larger version
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                          #13
                          DOR long arms on my 16’ 3500 SRW, a factory radius arm truck. 3” Carli coils, 1” Carli add a packs, fox 2.0s and Thuren sway bar.

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                            #14
                            Been looking at the long arms for my 2005 hemi 2500 also. I am looking to keep the lift under 3 inches to clear my 35's on stock rims.The wfo and far from stock kits look good but not much build info on them. Otherwise the tuff country might be the kit to get.

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                              #15
                              A friend of mine has a 2010ish Cummins with a leveling kit and a synergy long arm. He loves it. It rides nice. Fox shocks as well.

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