Dodge Ram 2500 HD
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Suspension

Description Manufacturer Purchased from Installed by
Superlift 5 inch front lift Superlift Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Redondo Beach, CA Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers
4 Bilstein F4-BE6-6249-H0 front shocks Bilstein Bilstein Myself
2 upper-stud-style shock conversion to EB1 mount style (for front shocks mounted inside the coil springs JKS Manufacturing Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Denver, CO Myself
Borgeson steering shaft Borgeson Universal Company Inc. Borgeson Universal Company Inc. to be installed
2 Bilstein F4-BE6-6249-H0 rear shocks Bilstein Bilstein Myself
Air Lift rear air springs Air Lift Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Denver, CO Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Denver, CO
2 leaves added to rear spring pack (to be replaced by custom National Spring spring packs)   Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Denver, CO Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers, Denver, CO

Shocks
The factory shocks that came with my new truck were atrocious, and replacing them with Edelbrock IAS performers was one of the best upgrades I ever made.

When I lifted my truck, the Edelbrocks were too short, so I tried Trailmaster shocks on the recommendation of a four wheel drive shop in Anchorage Alaska. The Trailmasters were great for a couple of hundred miles and then bit the dust. The Trailmasters were junk and as bad or worse than the stock shocks.

I'm now trying Bilstein shocks, and so far they seem to perform well. The single Bilsteins on the rear are valved too soft, so I will modify the shock mounts to accept dual rear shocks on each side and possibly change to heavier shock valving.