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Old 09-10-2019, 06:18 AM   #1
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So it looks like the previous owner had the axles flipped & a MorRide system welded in. Is there any safe way to gain another 2-3"? I am still nose high. These 4th gen. Ram 2500's really sit high from the factory. I suppose some kind of fabricated blocks between the axle & leaf springs would be a no no.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:26 PM   #2
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Of course you can gain some height. You need to find someone that knows what they're doing for advice. I think your best bet is to find someone in your area that can look it over.


I don't know that anyone here with the knowledge can help without seeing your trailer in person.



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Old 09-10-2019, 09:33 PM   #3
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You have a fifth wheel with springs on top of the axles AND a Morryde IS? And don't have enough clearance?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:42 AM   #4
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Jason, "some kind of fabricated blocks between the axle & leaf springs" is precisely what a qualified company will do, but make sure that 'qualified' is the definitive word here. Search in your area (we have no idea where you live) for a heavy truck spring/suspension shop. Therein lies your answer. I don't suppose you'd be willing to venture out and post a picture or two of the rig hooked up?
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:49 AM   #5
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You have a fifth wheel with springs on top of the axles AND a Morryde IS? And don't have enough clearance?
Yep... as I mentioned these 4th gen. Ram 2500 & 3500 sit really high.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:00 AM   #6
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Jason, "some kind of fabricated blocks between the axle & leaf springs" is precisely what a qualified company will do, but make sure that 'qualified' is the definitive word here. Search in your area (we have no idea where you live) for a heavy truck spring/suspension shop. Therein lies your answer. I don't suppose you'd be willing to venture out and post a picture or two of the rig hooked up?
I work at a place that distributes metal, so if I grabbed two pieces of say 2X4" aluminum 6061 & put between the axles & springs with longer u-bolts... is that going at it the wrong way?
Here is hopefully (not very tech. savvy) a pic of it on the way home from picking it up... so it was empty. Ricardo & MM.JPG
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I work at a place that distributes metal, so if I grabbed two pieces of say 2X4" aluminum 6061 & put between the axles & springs with longer u-bolts... is that going at it the wrong way?
Here is hopefully (not very tech. savvy) a pic of it on the way home from picking it up... so it was empty. Attachment 1039
See what I mean!?

Ricardo & MM.JPG

It's not real bad but another 2 or 3" would get it a lot closer.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #8
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Jason, thanks for the photo(s). A lot of us have the photo-orientation problem when posting. My iPhone camera doesn't do much to help either.
If I was in your situation I would simply live with it "providing I had adequate clearance at the tailgate."
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:41 PM   #9
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It looks okay to me. Seldom will you see a trailer that is perfectly level. Yours doesn't look far off enough to worry about.


In my view the determining factor is how it handles and do you have clearance?

If it handles well and has clearance, then don't worry be happy.
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This is a short bed, right? Do you have a slider? Where are you expecting interference? Has anything hit the bed yet?
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