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I'm experiencing some sagging on my 2016 Ram Prospector. What are my options for raising the front end 1.5 - 2.0"? Looking at spacers. However, I'm reluctant because i don't wish to mess with the "system" AEV has engineered.

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Thank you for posting your question. Please call me at my desk line 406-251-2100 ext 103 and we can discuss this in further detail. I would like to get some more information about the truck to make a recommendation.

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I'm experiencing some sagging on my 2016 Ram Prospector. What are my options for raising the front end 1.5 - 2.0"? Looking at spacers. However, I'm reluctant because i don't wish to mess with the "system" AEV has engineered.



Thoughts? Recommendations?



MR


Thuren makes replacement coils varying in lift height from 1/2" to 3" but you'd need new shocks since they are 26% softer.
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I'm experiencing some sagging on my 2016 Ram Prospector. What are my options for raising the front end 1.5 - 2.0"? Looking at spacers. However, I'm reluctant because i don't wish to mess with the "system" AEV has engineered.

Thoughts? Recommendations?

MR
I would like to know the recommended fix. I have a 2016 Prospector and the rake is too much. It makes the bed difficult to access. I asked the AEV crew about the situation at Overland Expo West, and was told it was due to the 2500's OEM set up. There has to be a better option or I will have to change-out the lift. The truck needs to set level.
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You could use smaller blocks in the rear.


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Thank you TTEngineer. Will that affect the beam height of the headlights? Can the headlight beams be adjusted?
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Thank you TTEngineer. Will that affect the beam height of the headlights? Can the headlight beams be adjusted?


They can be adjusted if needed but I have no idea how to do it. I know at Cummins forum there are guys that know how to do it.

Having said that, I don't think it would be necessary if lowering the rear half to one inch.
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They can be adjusted if needed but I have no idea how to do it. I know at Cummins forum there are guys that know how to do it.

Having said that, I don't think it would be necessary if lowering the rear half to one inch.
Sorry I didn't communicate the entire scenario. AEV crew thought under tongue weight (while towing) the 2500 would squat and raise the headlight beam.
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Sorry I didn't communicate the entire scenario. AEV crew thought under tongue weight (while towing) the 2500 would squat and raise the headlight beam.
T-20 Torx head. In the front hole of your fender on either side, look down and you'll see a nut that excepts the T-20. The front arrow points the way! Turn left or right to adjust headlights.
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I would like to know the recommended fix. I have a 2016 Prospector and the rake is too much. It makes the bed difficult to access. I asked the AEV crew about the situation at Overland Expo West, and was told it was due to the 2500's OEM set up. There has to be a better option or I will have to change-out the lift. The truck needs to set level.
This is a problem with most trucks in my opinion. The factory sets the rear height in anticipation of a load or towing. In my case, I only pull a load or tow maybe 1% or 2% of the time. My truck would always look "prepared" to tow with the rear sticking up. I never did like that look. I have a tendency to always level my rigs and when I need to tow I use airbags to stay level. I know plenty of other people who like the fact that you can hook up and go using the factory stance and don't need airbags. I completely understand that. I just don't use my trucks for hauling that much, therefore I like the level look all the time and when I do tow....airbags are my best friend.

This is my dualsport lifted truck with front lift installed and no rear lift block. Again, I have bags in the back to keep me level when towing.

Note: AEV stated to me that when I did not install the rear block I was causing the rear shocks (installed new ones that AEV sent in kit) to be a different ride height than intended/engineered..... which makes perfect sense. Just FYI
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