(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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So, this one's pretty easy. If you own a '06 or newer four-wheel drive RAM 1500 excluding the Mega Cab and you wanna level out the front end of your RAM, you wanna get rid of that factory rake, and you wanna do it as affordably and as easily as possible, you should be checking out the MotoFab 2.5-inch front leveling kit that I've got on this strut in front of me today. I say that because around the $65 price point, this is a lot less expensive than any of the other leveling kits currently available, but it is still really well made. It's actually made out of CNC machined aluminum so you're not gonna have to worry about this thing compressing over time and you're not gonna have to worry about any rust or corrosion. On top of that, it's also fitted with a nice black powder coat finish and they do throw in new studs for the factory nuts on top of the strut making the install pretty straightforward.Now, as far as that install goes, it is something that you could do at home with basic hand tools. You will need a little bit of knowledge because you are working with your primary suspension components. And for that reason, I'm gonna give the install a pretty moderate two out of three wrenches on my difficulty meter. It should take you about two to three hours to get both sides done. So, again, if you wanna level out the front end of your RAM 1500, you wanna do it as affordably as possible, go ahead and stick around, I'll show you guys all the tools you need and I'm gonna walk you through the install step by step.To install your leveling kit, you'll need standard drive ratchets, you'll also need 8, 10, 13, 15, 16, 21, and 23-millimeter sockets. You'll need 15,16, 21, 23, and 24-millimeter wrenches. You'll also need a hammer and a pry bar. Now, optional but very helpful tools include an impact gun and some spray lubricant.All right. So, first, we have to disconnect our sway bar end link. In order to do that, you're gonna need an 18-millimeter wrench to hold the nut in place. You're also gonna need an 8-millimeter deep socket to get the end of the end link itself spinning. That'll help you loosen it so you can move it out of the way. All right. Now that you've loosened the sway bar end link, you can also disconnect the tie rod end here. You're gonna disconnect this nut using a 21-millimeter deep socket. All right. Next, we're gonna disconnect our upper ball joint from the knuckle. At this point, it's also helpful to support the entire steering assembly from the lower control arm using a floor jack or a pole jack. Now, you're gonna need a 21-millimeter wrench for this one, and you're also gonna need a hammer. You're gonna tap on the boss of the knuckle there to loosen it once you actually pop that nut free.All right. Now, we're gonna loosen the lower portion of our strut. In order to do that, you're gonna need a 21-millimeter socket and a 24-millimeter wrench. All right. Now, we can finally remove our strut and in order to do that, you're gonna loosen three nuts on top of the strut. You're gonna need a 15-millimeter wrench for this one. All right. So, if you run into any clearance issues while you're removing the strut, easy way to get around that is to remove the sway bar end link entirely. Now, the top nut on the end link is gonna require a 16-millimeter deep socket. Now, if the end link starts rotating on you, you can actually hold it in place right here using a 15-millimeter wrench.All right. Now that we have our strut removed, we're gonna install our spacer, but before we do that, we have to install these new studs here. They're gonna go through the threaded holes and you're gonna need a 5/16 Allen head socket to tighten these down. All right. Once you've got your studs in place, go ahead and throw the spacer on top of the strut and you're going to secure them to the original studs on the strut using the provided nyloc nuts. You're gonna need a 17-millimeter socket to tighten these down.All right. Now, obviously, with that spacer on the Strut, it might be a bit of a squeeze trying to get it back in place, especially since it's got that little flange on the end on the bottom there. To make it easy on ourselves, we're gonna pull caliper off our rotor. It's just held in with two bolts, so you're gonna need a 13-millimeter deep socket. All right. Now that we have our strut back in place, we can install the lower bolt with the nut. We're just gonna leave this hand loose for now. Now that our strut is secure on the bottom, we're gonna secure it on the top. We're gonna put our original 15-millimeter nuts in place, and again, you're gonna need a 15-millimeter wrench to tighten all these down.All right. Now, we're gonna get our tie rod end inserted and we're gonna reinstall that 21-millimeter nut and tighten that down again with our 21-millimeter socket. All right. Now, if the entire end of the tie rod starts spinning on you, instead, you're gonna need a 10-millimeter deep socket and a 21-millimeter wrench to hold the nut in place while you tighten it down. All right. With your tie rod end inserted, we can finally get the upper ball joint into the knuckle as well. Again, that's another 21-millimeter nut. Now, it's kind of a hard job to do, but if you have a friend with a pry bar, it'll make it a lot easier. You wanna shove the pry bar on top of the upper control arm, get some leverage on it, pull it down, line up the stud with the boss on the knuckle, and you should be able to get that nut in place.All right. Next, we're gonna reinstall our caliper. We're also gonna tighten the nut here on our axle. All right. Next, we're gonna reinstall the hardware on our sway bar end link. Now that everything else is in place, we're gonna finally tighten down our bottom bolt and nut for the strut itself. All right. Once you got all those nuts and bolts tightened down, do a once over before you throw your wheels back on, that way you can be sure those wheels aren't gonna fall off after the fact.Other than that, that wraps up my review of the MotoFab 2.5-inch front leveling kit fitting your '06 or newer four-wheel drive equipped RAM. I'm Travis, thanks for watching. And for all things RAM, keep it right here at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
True Level Lift. The MotoFab 2.5 inch Front Leveling Kit is designed to provide your Dodge RAM 1500 4WD with a true 2.5-inch level lift. You can rely on the excellent craftsmanship of these spacers that are the best currently on the market since they won’t crack over time like welded spacers.
Billet Aluminum. The spacers are made to last with durable billet aluminum that undergoes precision CNC machining. The strong black powder coated finish was designed to ensure that the spacers match the factory suspension in your truck.
Simple Installation. With basic hand tools and general mechanical knowledge, you can complete this installation in about 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Unlike with other installation kits, you will not need to disassemble the strut and spacer.
Limited Lifetime Warranty. The manufacturer provides customers with a limited lifetime warranty which covers manufacturing defects. Some exclusions may apply, so read through all the warranty information.
Application. The MotoFab 2.5 inch Front Leveling Kit is designed to fit all 2006-2020 Dodge RAM 1500 4WD models excluding Mega Cab. The kit does not fit 2WD models.
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May 19, 2020
Motofab 2.5 inch level
super easy to install and looks great. Got the stance I was looking forHelpful (0)
April 14, 2020
Great product. It was a Fairly easy install even though I have never done anything like this. Took 2 hours for The whole kit.Helpful (0)
April 09, 2020
Awesome leveling kit, very good materials and robust hardware.Helpful (0)
April 07, 2020
Amazing, and they fit 19-20 2WD
Level came out amazing. Love how my truck looks now. I just need to go out and get some bigger tires now.Helpful (3)
April 07, 2020
motofab 2.5 leveling kit
easy to install quality product maintains factory ride quality took about 30 minutes to installHelpful (0)
April 03, 2020
This was a great and easy install once you know what to do. Get a coil spring compressor. Took less than an hour to do one side. Perfectly level now. Has me wanting a 1.5 block on the back now though, just personal preference.Helpful (0)
March 29, 2020
Great part, well made and does the required job perfectlyHelpful (0)
March 14, 2020
Item is solid and constructed of top quality materials.Helpful (0)
February 16, 2020
2.5 Level kit
It made a super difference in ride and look. It was very cost effective for the price and the installation of the new parts.Helpful (1)
February 15, 2020
Easy install, Upper control arms sitting at a great angle! Couldn’t be any happier!! 2019 ram 1500 classic Big hornHelpful (0)
what's the biggest tire size you can fit with the 2.5 front leveling kit ?
The largest tire we suggest with the MotoFab 2.5 in. Front Leveling Kit would be: 33" tires.
Do you need to upgrade the control arms so that the ball joint doesn’t wear out or is it at a manageable angle still?
The control arms do not need to be upgraded.
Do you have to get a front end alignment after installing the motofab 2.5 front leveling kit for a 2017 dodge ram 1500 crew cab?
You will want to get an alignment done yes.
Is there any cutting or welding that I need to do?
This leveling kit will not require cutting or welding.
Will this work on the 2wd, got it for my dad before seeing it said 4wd but I can’t imagine it being different.
Regarding the factory warranty, this will need to be confirmed with your local dealership.
This kit will fit 06-20 4WD RAM 1500 w/o Air Ride, Excluding Mega Cab.
The height of the actual spacer itself will be less than 2.5".
(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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