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Old 05-08-2012, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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questions on 2003 ram 2500

So I might be able to pick up a 2003 ram 2500 hemi for really cheap, I would be turning into a mud truck and I'm wondering what I will need to fit 40s or something close to it, will a bds 8" long arm do it? And what gearing would be best 4.88? Or lower? And who sells lockers for these trucks?
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As far as i know and i could be wrong but the only gears you can get for the aam 9.25 n 10.5 are 3.73,4.10, and 4.56

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power wagon axles if you can get them. they should be set up with 4.56 gears and selectable lockers. make your own long arm kit and push the axle forward. a lot of stuff changes when you push the axle forward so have a welder and angle grinder handy. If you are just lifting it, you are looking at about 8" lift minimum to clear 40s. by moving the axle forward a couple inches you can keep it at about 5 inches of lift.
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power wagon axles if you can get them. they should be set up with 4.56 gears and selectable lockers. make your own long arm kit and push the axle forward. a lot of stuff changes when you push the axle forward so have a welder and angle grinder handy. If you are just lifting it, you are looking at about 8" lift minimum to clear 40s. by moving the axle forward a couple inches you can keep it at about 5 inches of lift.
Well you can clear 39's Toyo Race MT's with a 3" lift glass front fenders and .5" over stock control arms.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You can get gears up to 5.38, the AAM 9.25 dodge axle uses the same gears as the GM 9.25 front IFS center chunk. All you will need is a spacer that most of the ring and pinion sites have, just ask them.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Getting a locker and gears lower than 4.56 to fit the AAM 10.5 that you have will be a challenge. The only one available is the one AAM makes for the PW. The lowest gear you can find for the 10.5 is the 4.56. I have the same truck and decided to swap in rockwells instead of messing with the AAM's.

Good luck. Be sure to post what you find.
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Could just find a dana 60,70,80 out of a 2nd gen for cheap

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