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Unread 11-21-2016, 01:56 PM
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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.


Ok so if your concern is the rear squatting while towing you have a few options.

1.) Install airbags


2.) install a set of Timbrens

Timbrens are WAY cheaper and can be installed or uninstalled in a few minutes with hand tools. Depending on how much weight is in the back would be the deciding factor though. If you are constantly at or around the limit I'd get airbags.


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Ok so if your concern is the rear squatting while towing you have a few options.

1.) Install airbags


2.) install a set of Timbrens

Timbrens are WAY cheaper and can be installed or uninstalled in a few minutes with hand tools. Depending on how much weight is in the back would be the deciding factor though. If you are constantly at or around the limit I'd get airbags.


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Thank you. I ran bags on my older 2500 and I have them installed on my Sprinter ADV Van.

I will look at the block. In order to level the truck I may need to remove it versus replace with a 1".
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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
ToddKaz have you experienced any issues operating the truck without the rear block?
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Unread 11-22-2016, 06:30 AM
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You could use smaller blocks in the rear.


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I don't see 'blocks' on the springs. Unless AEV replaces the top mount of the spring. My 2016 Prospector/Mega Cab has a 3" suspension lift? Sorry for the newbie questions.
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I don't see 'blocks' on the springs. Unless AEV replaces the top mount of the spring. My 2016 Prospector/Mega Cab has a 3" suspension lift? Sorry for the newbie questions.

Do you have a 2500 or a 3500?


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do you have a 2500 or a 3500?


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2500.
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Ok so you do not have blocks then. In order for your truck to sit level when not loaded you'll need to lift the front about half to 1 inch.

But if your concern is the tailgate being to high and you want the rear lowered the only thing I know to do would remove the AEV rear lift and install smaller spacers. Doing this would exacerbate the squating when towing though. But as previously mentioned can be remedied with bags or Timbrens.


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Ok so you do not have blocks then. In order for your truck to sit level when not loaded you'll need to lift the front about half to 1 inch.

But if your concern is the tailgate being to high and you want the rear lowered the only thing I know to do would remove the AEV rear lift and install smaller spacers. Doing this would exacerbate the squating when towing though. But as previously mentioned can be remedied with bags or Timbrens.


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Thank you. Will raising the front end 1" interfere with the AEV lift, shocks, etc? The rake seems to be increasing, could the suspension lift be sagging?
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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?

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What did AEV recommend GoDucks1977? My Prospector is a 2016 2500 MegaCab.
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Thank you. Will raising the front end 1" interfere with the AEV lift, shocks, etc? The rake seems to be increasing, could the suspension lift be sagging?


Personally, I don't think anything under an inch would have negative effects. AEV might disagree.

I'd do a 1" lift spring before a spacer though if lifting the front. If lowering the rear I'd remove the AEV spacers and go with smaller ones.

I plan on doing the AEV lift but swapping out the OEM springs with a half inch Thuren lift spring and Carli leaf springs in the rear. I will have to have custom shocks, but for me it's the best scenario.


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