Installing a leveling kit on your Dodge Ram 1500 4wd may be the best decision you make this year. Doing so is not only easy, but it will also improve your ride quality and give you better traction. The installation process can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete, depending upon what type of kit that you purchase and whether or not you are installing all four shocks at once.
Leveling kits are a popular choice for pickup trucks, and the Dodge Ram 1500 is no exception. This guide will walk you through installing your new leveling kit on your truck so it rides just right! You’ll need basic tools like wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers etc., as well as jack stands to support the weight of your vehicle while working underneath it.
Installing Leveling Kit on Dodge Ram 1500 4wd
First things first: Never work under or around a car that’s in motion. That’s asking for trouble! Place two jack stands at different points along each side of the frame rails behind where the wheels sit (don’t forget to set them securely!), then raise one end of the vehicle up onto those supports using a floor jack before sliding out from beneath it using the jack as a brace.
Now, get to work! To install the new leveling kit for your Dodge Ram 1500, you’ll need to remove four bolts that hold it in place: two on either side of the frame and one at each tie rod end. Be sure not to lose any parts like nuts or washers when removing them, but be careful not to drop anything heavy onto your head while working under there! Once those are out of the way, slide the new leveling kit into position. Using a torque wrench set at 45 foot/pounds, tighten down all four bolts until they’re snug. You want this assembly nice and tight so nothing moves around over time due to road vibrations etc., but don’t overdo it.
After installing the new leveling kit, you’ll need to reinstall your other components like shocks and tires back onto the truck while paying attention to torque specifications for their fasteners as well. When that’s all done? You’re good to go! Your Dodge Ram 1500 will be level thanks to your installation of a new leveling kit!
What is Leveling Kit for?
The purpose of a leveling kit is to raise the front or rear axle so that clearance between it and the ground is increased. This can be helpful for pickups, jeeps, and certain cars with high load capacity as they tend to sag when heavily loaded. Leveling kits allow you to carry heavier loads without damaging your vehicle.
Leveling Kits are generally comprised of spacer blocks which sit on top of spacers at either end connecting them together in one solid piece. Once installed, these components provide additional height by raising the axles above their original position and distributing weight more evenly than before across both sets of springs while also reducing wear from suspension joints- another common problem caused by uneven loading over time!
There are different types available but for a Dodge Ram 1500, you’ll need to install leveling kit blocks into the factory locations as they’re designed for that vehicle and will provide maximum benefit. Leveling kits are an affordable solution if your truck is sagging too much or you want to carry heavier loads without damaging it over time!