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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com. Today we're taking a closer look at and installing the Mammoth 2-inch Rear Lift Block Kit, available for the '02 to '08 RAM 1500, excluding the Mega Cab. You should be checking this out if you're looking at combat excessive squatting when towing or hauling heavier loads at the rear end, if you're looking to add a 2-inch rear lift kit to maybe combat or pair up with a front leveling kit that you may already have. And finally, if you're looking to improve some weight distribution. Now, this kit here from Mammoth adds two inches of rear height which will bring that rear bed up just a little bit to accentuate the factory rake if you're on the factory suspension. Now, if you've already picked up a front leveling kit, which is extremely common with truck owners, you may be looking to complete that and make it more of a full lift kit by adding 2-inch blocks at the rear as well.Now, keep in mind, guys, adding lift blocks to your RAM doesn't make a difference to fitting larger wheels and tires on your truck. Front-end leveling kits can help you fit larger wheels and tires, but the rear lift blocks don't make a difference. Your rear-end can fit larger wheels and tires naturally on a factory suspension, so it's not gonna make a difference there. Our truck came with factory 33-inch tires, so we'll show you guys what this looks like on the stock wheels and tires that we have on our '07 RAM behind me and I'll also pair it up with an aftermarket set of 33", some all-terrains to show you guys what it looks like with the beefier tire as well. But, again, it doesn't make a difference to fitting a larger wheels and tires.Finally, of course, if you're towing and hauling heavier loads, whether it be in the bed with a work truck or if you're pulling a heavier trailer at the rear end, you already know that that can help squat down the truck at the rear and make for a little bit of a rougher driving experience. Adding that rear-end hike can combat the excess of squatting, bringing the back end up a little bit more to make it either the factory height or even a little bit higher than that, depending on the load weight. Of course, that can make a difference to improving the driving and handling characteristics at the rear. This kit here from Mammoth is made from a laser-cut steel. It's got a black powder-coated or hammer-toned finish on top to help with corrosion and rust resistance. We know steel is susceptible to rusting out, so having that coating on top, that's gonna help take it a long way and, of course, make it last a lot longer, especially useful for guys located in wintery weather areas, seeing a lot of road salt, which we know can corrode the underbody components of a truck.Now, keep in mind, guys, this is a one-to-one ratio. Your physical block here is gonna measure in at about two inches, giving you a 2-inch lift at the rear. It's not like the front leveling kits which can be a little bit different in the ratio. So 2 inches of block equal two inches of height, 1-inch block equals 1-inch height, so on and so forth. Just keep that in mind. It also includes longer U-bolts. Because our factory truck didn't come with lift blocks at all, we're adding two inches of added material between our leaf springs and our rear axle. So adding larger or extended U-bolts goes a long way to helping make sure that this is installed properly enough to come along with that. With that said, guys, price tag comes in right around 125 bucks. Install, I'm giving two out of three wrenches on our difficult to meter. Anybody can tackle this in the driveway at home with about two, maybe three hours from start to finish. I'll show you guys the process. Let's get started.Tools used in the install include an air impact gun, 21-millimeter deep socket and ratcheting wrench, recommended, and a pry bar. All right. Step number one, starting at the rear, we have the truck lifted on our lift here. And obviously, if you're working on the driveway at home, you wanna make sure you're supporting it properly. I'm using two pole jacks to support the rear axle. We're gonna be working on them simultaneously. First off, what we're gonna do is take a 21-millimeter wrench and a 21 socket. I'm using my air tools and we're gonna disconnect the bottom of the shock body. All right. So I'm gonna use my 21 wrench on the bolt, head 21 socket on the nut on the other side and get this guy off. All right. So what you do to one side, you're gonna repeat for the other side, obviously. And what you may need to do is take some pressure off by lifting this guy up, and that's gonna relieve the pressure on the bolt and allow you to slide it out. And from there, if you can pull the shock out, but as we lower it, that guy is gonna pop out eventually. So it would be fine. We're just gonna leave it there for now. Repeat that on the other side.Next up, we're gonna go to our U-bolts. Now, the factory axle does not have a factory lift block. So we're gonna be adding something in between the leaf springs and the axle itself. In order to do that and lower it down enough, we have to remove the U-bolts facing upward. Now, this is the cradle here at the top. There's four nuts on each one of the U-bolts. We're gonna remove those with our 21 socket next. Make sure you're supporting the axle at this point. All right. Now, I'm not gonna remove it all the way just yet. I'm gonna keep it on a couple of threads so it doesn't fall straight out. Once you have all four of those loose, support the U-bolt underneath, grab those nuts, and the U-bolt comes out. Set that aside. Do the same thing for the other one here.All right. First step of the install here, we have our 2-inch block. I'm gonna start on our passenger side again. Now, you wanna make sure you have the little retaining knob or the pin down. There's a pin on the underside of your leaf springs as well that we'll see at the open hole at the top end. You'll also notice that it's slightly slanted. You wanna make sure the larger side is facing the rear of the vehicle. Now, at that point, if you haven't done so already, you wanna lower the axle just enough to slide this guy onto the pad. We're gonna slide that right in there just like that. Seat the pin in the hole on top of the actual pad. Now we can start raising this up, making sure that the pin underneath of the least spring seats on top of the actual lift block.All right. So now you may need to lower one of the pole jacks on the other side in order to get it to angle properly, which it looks like that's what we're gonna have to do here. So that's what I'll do next. All right. So we're just raising this up to make sure it's angling the way that we need it to, and we're gonna keep going and get it to seat. Just a little bit more. There we go. All right. So now you can raise it up and connect them. I'm just trying to manipulate a little bit here. All right. From here, we can put our U-bolts back through and that'll help close the gap. All right. So next up, take one of the longer U-bolts included in the kit. You're gonna put it up through the bottom, line it up to the hole in the top cradle, and push it the rest of the way through. At that point, you wanna take the new nuts included in the kit and thread those guys on. Now, keep in mind, guys, the U-bolts themselves are powder-coated, so it may struggle to go all the way down on the threading. You can either clean the threading up or just hammer them down. All right. Do the same thing for the other U-bolt. All right. Once you have all four nuts on, grab your 21-millimeter deep socket and tighten those guys down.All right. Next up, I'm gonna recommend grabbing a pry bar to help line up the shock. You may need to start prying up on it to get those bolt holes to line up. And then once you do, put the bolt back through. Put the nut on the other side, grab your 21" deep socket and wrench and tighten those down. All right. At this point you can repeat that exact same process on the opposite side of the passenger side then, of course, you wanna look up the specific torque specs for your make, model, and year, torque everything down to spec and you're good to go. That's gonna wrap up my and install for the Mammoth 2-inch rear lift kit block, available for the '02 two '08 RAM 1500, excluding Mega Cabs. Get yours right here at americantrucks.com.
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Look Awesome. Is it time for your 2002-2008 Dodge RAM to lift its rear end? Then you need to get your hands on the Mammoth 2 Inch Rear Block Lift Kit. Its heavy-duty construction and lasting quality provides you with an improved ride quality and allows you to mount bigger tires as you go. They look amazing and feel even better.
Durable Construction. This lift kit utilizes heavy-duty solid billet aluminum blocks that sit upon your shock towers. They add a more aggressive rake to your RAM, and you’re going to love the simply awesome ride you’re getting.
Bolt-On Installation. This needs no cutting or modification to your RAM’s frame to install this lift kit. You need about 2 hours with hand tools and mechanical expertise to install correctly.
Application. This Mammoth 2 Inch Rear Block Lift Kit is designed to fit 2002-2018 Dodge RAM 1500s excluding Mega Cab models. Please ensure correct model before purchase.
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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