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Did Dodge ever make a 3/4 Ton Ramcharger?
I have heard people refer one but have never seen one.
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Well I have a one ton Ramcharger ;D But the factory only offered them in a 1/2 ton

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The 1/2 , 3/4, and 1 ton that are usually talked about are the axles. What makes a 3/4 ton RC,or a 1 ton in RXT's case, is the axles. Raminator- Tell your bro to go ahead. It will be rougher than the stock 1/2 ton springs but it is managable. Because of the stiffness he will probably get a little lift as well...
 

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I don't know how much taller the 3/4 ton springs are than the 1/2 ton ones, but with the RCC lift I would guess maybe 5-6 depending on the condition of the 3/4 ton springs.
 

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You can call a RC or 1/2 ton truck a "3/4 or 1 ton" based on swapped in axles and stiffer springs, but it will always be a 1/2 ton because of the 1/2 ton frame ;D
 

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I believe the 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton frames are the same, only difference between the two were axles, but a 1 ton has a different frame, springs and axles. Or maybe it was 3/4 and 1 ton have the same springs, but 1 ton just has the 1 ton frame. Something like that.
 

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Dodge 85 RC said:
The 1/2 , 3/4, and 1 ton that are usually talked about are the axles. What makes a 3/4 ton RC,or a 1 ton in RXT's case, is the axles. Raminator- Tell your bro to go ahead. It will be rougher than the stock 1/2 ton springs but it is managable. Because of the stiffness he will probably get a little lift as well...
Actually not only do I have the one ton axles, but the springs are uprated as well. The front springs are designed specifically for the one ton Dodge truck w/ Cummins. The rear springs are stock 1/2 ton with an Add-a-Leaf.

The truth is I still have the stock 1/2 ton frame.

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RC's
front frame--29.88" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
side rail section--6.06" tall
2.27" flange
0.156" gage (thickness)

D100-D400
front frame--30.30" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
siderail section --6.06" to 7.20" tall depending on body style
2.27" to 2.79" flange depending on body style
0.156" to 0.250" gage (thickness) depending on body style


W150-W400
front frame--29.88" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
siderail section --6.06" to 7.20" tall depending on body style
2.27" to 2.79" flange depending on body style
0.156" to 0.250" gage (thickness) depending on body style


 

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CLRracer said:
Dunner said:
You can call it whatever you want, but it would be a bugger to get it on the insurance papers.:)
swapping axles causes insurance problems? that must be a canadian thing i dont understand.

Duane
Funny guy. :)
I'm just stating that you can put anything under your rig, such as 1 ton axles but that doesn't mean you can go and tell DOT to give you one ton status on paper. That's all I am saying.
 

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91PowerRam said:
RC's
front frame--29.88" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
side rail section--6.06" tall
2.27" flange
0.156" gage (thickness)

D100-D400
front frame--30.30" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
siderail section --6.06" to 7.20" tall depending on body style
2.27" to 2.79" flange depending on body style
0.156" to 0.250" gage (thickness) depending on body style

W150-W400
front frame--29.88" wide outside of frame rails
4.00" tall inside the frame rail
rear frame--37.68" wide outside of frame rails
5.55" tall inside the frame rails
siderail section --6.06" to 7.20" tall depending on body style
2.27" to 2.79" flange depending on body style
0.156" to 0.250" gage (thickness) depending on body style
Very good info, do you mind if we add it to the FAQ section?
 

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tv_larsen said:
Very good info, do you mind if we add it to the FAQ section?
Sure, it's from the 1977 FSM.

Yes that is good info, you don't happen to also have it for the 89-93 Cummins? I know the frame is taller then a ramchargers.
I don't know if the frame specs are in the 89-93 manuals because I don't have a newer FSM.
 

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Dunner said:
CLRracer said:
Dunner said:
You can call it whatever you want, but it would be a bugger to get it on the insurance papers.:)
swapping axles causes insurance problems? that must be a canadian thing i dont understand.

Duane
Funny guy. :)
I'm just stating that you can put anything under your rig, such as 1 ton axles but that doesn't mean you can go and tell DOT to give you one ton status on paper. That's all I am saying.
The less the DOT knows about my setup, the better. ;)
 

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There are two cops in my city that make it their personal mission to stop any vehicle lifted more than 3 inches, and to send them to get an inspection. That's why I made that statement. I'm pretty much forced to do whatever they ask me to. :(
 
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