Making its debut at the 1993 North American International Auto Show, the redesigned ’94 Ram was a sales success and named “Truck of the Year” in 1994. Sales increased from 95,542 units in 1993 to 232,092 in 1994, 410,000 in 1995 and 411,000 by 1996 when it was prominently featured as the hero vehicle in the film “Twister.” Sales of this generation peaked at just over 400,000 in 1999 before declining. The purpose of the difference between the light-duty and heavy-duty 2500 trucks was for the heavy-duty 2500 to take the place of the discontinued one-ton single-rear-wheel trucks. Rear axles for the light-duty 2500 trucks were semi-floating, while the heavy-duty 2500 rear axles were full-floating.
*Editor Note: The main difference between the full- and semi-floating axle setups is the number of bearings. The semi-floating axle features only one bearing, while the full-floating assembly has bearings in both the inside and outside of the wheel hub.
Lowering these massive metal movers needs to be done right the first time. No cheap do-it-yourself routes or hack jobs like cutting springs. Belltech’s complete component lowering kits include all the parts and pieces you need to achieve not only the look you want, but the ride quality, performance and safety you need, all at a price almost anyone can save up for. The kits are made up of a variety of combinations of the company’s individual lowering components as well as all the grade 8 installation hardware and alignment pieces necessary to achieve the advertised lowering amount. The kits can be installed with your basic list of tools, along with a weekend of cold drinks and helpful friends.
This particular truck is a business vehicle that is on the road more often than not. It needed to be reliable, non-adjustable and comfortable. A Belltech suspension system (Part #824) combined with a set of American Force dually wheels are all that it took to turn this weekend warrior into a daily diva. Let’s follow along with the full install process!