I have a 2007 Dodge. It's showed up here or on my other blogs in the background fairly frequently.
I've had my 2007 Dodge since 2007.
I love the truck. It's had its problems, to be sure, but all in all its been a good one. It has nearly 150,000 miles on it, but with a Cummins diesel engine, it'll last for a long time. It's not rusting out, it still does good on the highway (although I'm noticing a slight wobble in my steering. . . probably need to get it aligned, it'll tow any kind of trailer with ease. It's been a good one.
But there's one thing about it that's always been a problem. Every year, during elk season, if I have an elk license, I managed to scrape the undercarriage with a rock or something or I get it high centered.
Now, it's a long truck.
And that no doubt explains a lot of this.
My across the street neighbor has a truck of nearly the same vintage which is also a crew cab, but with a short box. He's put a leveling kit on his and the next biggest set of tires (the biggest that will go on the truck's rims) and it truly looks like it has more clearance. But then, it's not a long box.
And the factory Dodge Power Wagon (the ones they make now, not the old ones, which are a completely different deal) seem to come with that suspension from the factory, or something like it.
Recent model Power Wagon, with slightly higher suspension and larger tires.
I'm tempted, but is it a bad idea?
Some say go for it, but mostly, in the knowledgeable truck community, the opposite opinion seems to hold sway. For one thing, larger tires change the gear ratio, by default, some. For another, however, some warn that this contributes to the dreaded "Death Wobble", about which I know little, but which I wish to avoid.
And then there's the cost.