How to install a level kit on a 2014 RAM 1500 4x4 (Bilstein 5100 - front)
Installing the Bilstein 5100s on a 2014 RAM 1500 4x4 in the front to level
and lift the truck.
Torque specs and socket sizes provided.
Tires: Nitto Terra Grabbler in LT275/65/R20
(these fit the 2014 RAM 1500 Crew Cab even without level kit; at least the
version without air suspension)
Update after 7500 miles:
Still no problems with this setup and I regularly go off-roading when
hunting. Highly recommend.
Update after 10k miles:
Had my truck at the dealer for first maintenance today. Asked them to check
out the front upper ball joints and they said they look very good. No
cracks, no stress to be seen.
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Rancho(1/2)
Upgrading factory shocks and struts to Rancho RS9000XL after factor shock
failed at 50K. There was an annoying thud in the front end when traveling
over bumps and a squeaking noise when compressed. Surprisingly had 2
garages look at it and neither properly diagnosed it. Finally I opted to
replace the struts which I felt was the offending component the entire
time, and it worked. Part 2 here http://youtu.be/tFz0PIM7P48
TORQUE SPECIFICATION As taken from Ram Factory Svc Manual
Shock Absorber Upper Nut 4X4 45FT LB
Shock Absorber Lower Bolt 4X4 155 FT LB
Shock Absorber Upper Nut4X2 40 FT LB
Shock Absorber Lower Bolt 4X2 25FT LB
Lower Suspension Arm Frame Nuts LD 4X2 & 4X4 150 FT LB
Lower Suspension Arm Frame Nuts HD 4X2 175FT LB
Lower Suspension Arm Ball Joint Nut 1500 series only 38 FT LB Then an
Lower Suspension Arm Ball Joint Nut (HD 4X2 only 100 FT LB
Upper Suspension Arm Frame Nuts (LD) 130FT LB
Upper Suspension Arm Frame Nuts (HD 4X2 only) 125 FT LB
Upper Suspension Arm Ball Joint Nut 1500 series only 40 FT LB Then an
Stabilizer Bar Frame Bolt 45 FT LB
Stabilizer Link Lower Control Arm Nut 75 FT LB
Stabilizer Link Stabilizer Bar Nut 20 FT LB
Hub/Bearing Bolts (LD) 120 FT LB
Hub/Bearing Bolts (HD 4X2) 130 FT LB
Tie Rod End Nut 45FT LB Then an additional 90°
Strut bearing replacement
Just bought a spring compressor to do this job.
only special tool necessary here and pretty much the same method on all
The diagnosis of bad strut bearings can be done trough several symptoms
-while getting out of a curve difficulty for the steering to come back
-difficulties to turn the steering wheel while parked
-once all front end lifted, difficulty to turn manually the wheels both
-noises from the hood sides compartment while cruising or running on a bump
Tacoma Coil Over Shock Disassembly without a Spring Compressor
In this video I describe how to disassemble and remove a coil over shock
from a Toyota Tacoma without using a coil spring compressor.
This is a 2nd Gen. Tacoma (2005 - 2013) and in the video I am using
Bilstein 5100 shocks and OME 885 coil springs (that have been painted
Note: Before starting this process I have already removed my sway bar.
You will need to remove your sway bar before starting this process and
re-install it after you are done.
For more discussion of the method, visit
My TacomaWorld.com screen name is DDD. Any questions or comments send me a
PM at tacomaworld.com
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Level Kit Install
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2.5 Level Kit Install by Top Gun Customz, this ended up
taking me an hour and a half and I was jsut using hand tools no air tools.
Easy to instal anyone with the tools and able to follow instructions could
2013 HEMI Ram 1500: Top 3 Unexpected Surprises
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Ram1500 Express Quad Cab 4X4
with the HEMI 5.7 liter engine offers a lot of value for just over $36,000.
USD. But what's is it like to live with the new pick-up? We spend a week
driving and getting to know most vehicles that we review and sometimes we
discover some unexpected surprises. Here are the top three unexpected
surprises of the new 2013 Ram1500.
New 2012 Dodge RAM 1500 - Proven
The 2013 Ram's new optional air suspension handles load-leveling duties and
rises to five heights: two off-road tippy-toe settings, normal, aero (for
highway-speed driving), and a kneeling position that makes it easier to
load people and cargo. No capacity figures were provided (manufacturers
like to wait until the start of production in case they need to tweak the
numbers to trump the competition), but we're promised the load-carrying and
trailer-tow ratings won't be reduced for the air suspension. Company
officials also promise that rigorous development testing ensures the rubber
air bladders will last the useful life of the truck, but while I've seen
original coil springs last 80-100 years, I haven't found many 50-year-old
air springs still riding high.
FEATURES INCLUDE MODEL: Longhorn
5.7L HEMI® V8 w/ 390 horsepower with Fuel Saver
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
Maximum Towing: 9,800 pounds+
Maximum Payload: 1,273 pounds+
Mopar® Bright Sill Guards
Accent Color Running Boards
32-Gallon Fuel Tank
Media Center w/ 6.5-In.Touchscreen Garmin® Navigation and SiriusXM
Heated Second-Row Seats
Leather-Trimmed Premium Bucket Seats
ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera+
Dodge Hellcat-Viper-Hellcat Thrash Battle! - Roadkill Ep. 38
Roadkill is now powered by Dodge! To kick off the sponsorship, Finnegan and
Freiburger called for some brand new 2015 supercars: the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger
SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, plus a 645-horsepower Dodge Viper GT.
Why? For an epic thrash, of course! This video has more tire smoke than
you've ever seen from these cars, plus a big, irresponsible surprise at a
motocross track. There are guest spots from Carlos Lago from Motor Trend,
Fred Williams from Dirt Every Day, and pro drifter Tony Angelo. None of
these guys should have been handed the keys. And by the way, we used the
Hellcat red keys the whole time.
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