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Unread 08-18-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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I have an 03' ram 1500 SLT. The shocks are rusted to hell and so are the leaf springs. I just wanted to know if a lot of rust is an indicator that I need new shocks and leaf springs?

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Leaf springs no. Coil springs yes.
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my ram doesn't have coil springs, is that normal?

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If your truck is a 4x4, it should have leafs in back, torsion bar in front.
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so can I theoretically lift my truck by adjusting the torsion bars?

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or will the control arms be at too harsh of an angle and kill the ride?

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Theoretically yes, in practice no. Your alignment will suffer, your ride will suffer, and you'll kill tires like crazy.
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