Best Lift Kits for DODGE RAM 2500: 2018’s Top-Rated are Listed Here!

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Written by Ken Coul

It’s time to raise your Dodge, and this is the best place to find the right kit for you. With hundreds of fake and poor-quality kits on the market, we made it easier for you to find the best makes and models for your Dodge.

This guide focuses on Dodge 2500 vehicles, and each kit is for a specific year and model type.
When buying any car kit, make sure the kit is for your exact model’s year and type.

Best Lift Kit for Dodge RAM 2500 List:

1. Rough Country – 392.23-5-inch Suspension Lift Kit w/Premium N2.0 Shocks

 
Some of the features that this kit provide includes increased ground clearance, but it retains the factory steering angles. This kit gives you all the parts needed to perform a 5” clearance for your suspension. It is designed for the following diesel only, Dodge 2500 & 3500 models:

  • 2003-2007 4WD Dodge Ram 2500
  • 2006-2007 4WD Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab

This kit will not fit dually, or “Power Wagon” models.

Specifications

  • Lifted coil springs
  • Control arm drop brackets
  • Pitman arm
  • Track bar drop bracket
  • Extended sway-bar links
  • REAR: 4in fabricated lift blocks
  • U-bolts
  • SHOCKS: 4 x Premium N3 Series
  • Recommended Tire Size: 37×12.50

2. Rough Country – 351.20 – 3-inch Suspension Lift Kit w/ Premium N2.0 Shocks

 
This kit gives you increased ground clearance and maintains the original factory steering angles. This kit gives you all the parts needed to perform a 3” clearance for your suspension. It is designed for the following Dodge 2500 models:

  • 1994-2002 4WD Dodge Ram 2500

Note that this kit does not fit V8 GAS engine or dually models.

Specifications

  • FRONT: Lifted coil springs
  • Upper and Lower control arms
  • Track bar and Sway Bar bracket
  • Brake proportioning valve bracket
  • REAR: 5.75” fabricated lift blocks
  • U-bolts
  • Shocks: 4 x Premium N3 Series
  • Recommended Tire Size: 35×12.50

3. Zone Offroad: Dodge Ram 2500 6.5″ Full Suspension Lift kit-Diesel w/Black Nitro Shocks

 
The Zone Offroad 2014-17 Ram 2500 6.5″ Suspension System is a relatively new kit that gives your 2500 RAM the same system used in the 4.5” version, however, it comes with heavy-duty radius arm drop brackets to compensate for the larger 6.5″ progressive rate coil springs.

If you intend to use your vehicle for fast off-road driving, then you should consider adding the t-case indexing kit that improves the front driveline angles.

Specifications

  • Front Lift Height: 6.5″
  • Front Lift Method: Radius Arm Drop Brackets
  • Rear Lift Height: 4.5″
  • Rear Lift Method: Spring
  • Difficulty Level 1-5: 3
  • Wheel Size: 17×9+, Back Spacing: 4.5″, Max Tire Size: 35 X 12.50
  • Wheel Size: 17×9+, Back Spacing: 5.625″, Max Tire Size: 37 X 13.50

Instructions Manual PDF

4. Rough Country – 343.20 – 3-inch Suspension Leveling Kit w/ Premium N2.0 Shocks

 
If you want to combine looks with power than this kit is the one you need to install. This amazing 3” kit comes with every possible part and accessory to provide a comprehensive rebuild of your suspension system.

This is good for all Dodge 2500 models in this range: 2003-2013 4WD Dodge Ram 2500
Note that this kit does not fit gas engines, dually or “Power Wagon” models.

This kit comes a set of nitrogen-charged N2.0 shock absorbers that work together providing you with a balanced ride for both on and off-road use.

Specifications

  • FRONT: Lifted coil springs
  • REAR: 1in fabricated lift blocks
  • U-bolts
  • SHOCKS: 4 x Premium N3 Series
  • Install Time: 3-5 hours

5. Zone Offroad Dodge Ram 2500 5″ Full Suspension Lift Kit

 
This kit will take all 1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 and lift them up with this 5″ system that gives you upper and lowers extended heavy-duty control arms that come with greaseable polyurethane bushings.

This kit will also give your rear, a 5″ block and add-a-leaf is integrated to replace the factory block so that there is no stacking in this system.

Specifications

  • Front Lift Height: 5″
  • Front Lift Method: Coil Springs
  • Rear Lift Height: 3″
  • Rear Lift Method: 5″ Block & Add-a-leaf
  • Install Time Hrs: 5-6
  • Difficulty Level 1-5: 2
  • Wheel Size: 16 x 8, Back Spacing: 4″, Max Tire Size: 35 x 12.50

6. Skyjacker D4519K 5″ Suspension Lift Kit

 
This Skyjacker Suspension kit, model no. D4519 is one of the most comprehensive kits that fits all Dodge models from 2009. The kit is so complete that we added the link to its parts and installation guide, there were too many parts to list here.

The Bottom Line: This is the best value for money kit for your 2009 Dodge RAM.

Parts and Installation instructions PDF

7. Fabtech FTS3420BK 5.5″ Performance System Front Box Kit

 
This Performance System for Ram 2500’s gives you easy to install additional height and stability to your Dodge Ram. This kit will work with the 1994-2002 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 models.

This kit improves your vehicles wheel travel and articulation as well as raising your suspension by 5.5”. The kit also comes with a Trac Bar relocation bracket, Pitman Arm, Bump Stops and more.

Specifications

  • Front Coil Springs
  • 1 3/4″ OD Upper & Lower Control Links
  • Bump Stops
  • Pitman Arm
  • Track Bar Bracket
  • Rear Add-a-leafs
  • Rear Block & U-bolt Kit
  • Tire Size – 315/75R16 Wheel Size – 16×10 w/ 4 5/8in BS w/minor trimming

8. Fabtech K3037 Performance Lift System w/Shock w/Performance Shocks 4.5 in. Lift

 
This is the Fabtech system for increasing the ride height of all Dodge Rams in 2009-2013 Dodge Ram,2500/3500 category.

Specifications

  • Front Coil Springs
  • 1 3/4″ OD Upper & Lower Control Links
  • Bump Stops
  • Pitman Arm
  • Track Bar Bracket
  • Rear Block & U-bolt Kit
  • 1 x component box
  • 1 x coil spring box
  • 2 x front performance shocks
  • 2 x rear performance shocks
  • Tire Size – 315/70R17 Wheel Size – 17×8 w/ 4 5/8in BS w/minor trimming
  • Tire Size – 325/65R18 Wheel Size – 18×9.5 w/ 4 5/8in BS w/minor trimming

9. Pro Comp EXP105832-HR Stage I Lift Kit Front/Rear w/6”

 
The Pro-Comp 6” kit comes with Heavy-duty steel construction coil spacers, CNC- machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy material billet strut spacers, and forged torsion keys that are precision-forged Chromoly construction, stronger than OEM cast parts and with larger CNC-machined adjuster bolt pockets, they clear up to 33” tires.

This kit is suitable for all 2004-2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4.

Specifications

  • Lift/Drop Height (in.): 6
  • Stage I Lift Kit
  • 6 in. Lift
  • Front and Rear Pro Runner

10. Pro Comp EXP105866-HR Stage I Lift Kit Front/Rear w/6”

 
This Pro-Comp 6” kit is similar to the EXP105832 model, and also comes with heavy-duty steel construction coil spacers, CNC- machined billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy material billet strut spacers, and forged torsion keys that are precision-forged Chromoly construction, and with larger CNC-machined adjuster bolt pockets, they clear up to 33” tires.

This kit is suitable for all 2009-2010 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 models.

Specifications

  • Stage I Lift Kit
  • 6 in. Lift
  • Front and Rear Pro Runner
  • Long Arm Kit

11. PRO COMP 3 INCH LIFT KIT WITH ES3000 SHOCKS – K2058B

 
This Pro-Comp 3” kit is similar to the EXP105832 model, and also comes with heavy-duty steel construction coil spacers, as well as four ES3000 shock absorbers and a Pitman arm for steering correction.

This kit is suitable for all 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 models.

Specifications

  • Lift Height: 3 Inch
  • Front Lift: Metal Coil Spring Spacers
  • Front Sway Bar Spacers
  • Bump Stops
  • Steering Correction: Pitman Arm
  • Four Link Arms
  • Brake Line Extension Brackets
  • Shocks: Front/Rear ES3000

12. Performance Accessories PAPLS609 5″ Premium Lift System Kit for Dodge Ram 2500/3500

 
This kit gives you 5” lift and enables you to use 35” tires as well as the factory wheels. This kit will not alter the OEM suspension geometry or factory stability parameters.
This kit is suitable for all Diesel 2007-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 4×4.

This kit is comprehensive and comes with all the parts and accessories that you will need to build up a 5” lift to your vehicle. The parts kit is too numerous to mention here, so we added the link to the instruction manual that includes the parts kit.

13. Zone Offroad Dodge Ram 2500 4.5″ Full Suspension Lift kit – Diesel w/Black Nitro Shocks

 
This comprehensive kit comes with every part you require to lift your Dodge Ram suspension up by 4.5”.

The models it will work with are 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD 4.5″ Diesel.

This kit provides you with heavy duty drop brackets and progressive rate coil springs. The complete parts list and instructions manual is linked in this review.

Specifications

  • Front Lift Height: 4.5
  • Front Lift Method: Radius Arm Drop Brackets
  • Rear Lift Height: 2.5
  • Rear Lift Method: Coil Spring Spacer
  • Difficulty Level 1-5: 3
  • Wheel Size: 17×9+, Back Spacing: 4.5″, Max Tire Size: 35 X 12.50
  • Wheel Size: 17×9+, Back Spacing: 5.625″, Max Tire Size: 37 X 12.50

-> Instructions Manual PDF <-

14. ICON Vehicle Dynamics 14-UP DODGE RAM 2500 4WD 4.5″ STAGE 2 SUSPENSION SYSTEM

 
This is the ICON Vehicle Dynamics suspension system kit for all Dodge Ram 2500 4×4 from 2014 and up.

This kit comes with the ICON-engineered 4.5” dual rate coil springs, high-strength laser cut bracketry, billet bump stops spacers, fabricated rear coil spacers, and their 2.5 Series remote reservoir shocks.

This kit delivers less body roll and will increase the wheel travel and ride quality over stock with no change in towing capacity.

Specifications

  • OEM Wheels & Tires: Yes
  • Aftermarket Wheels: 8″ Wide Wheel With 5.75″ Backspace
  • Aftermarket Tires: 37″ x 12.50″ Tall Tires
  • Kit Components

  • 1 x Front dual rate spring kit
  • 1 x Front adjustable track bar kit
  • 1 x Rear adjustable track bar kit
  • 1 x 4.5″ box kit
  • 1 x HD steering stabilizer
  • 1 x Front 2.5 VS RR CDCV pair
  • 1 x 2″ standard rear 2.5 VS PB CDCV pair

15. McGaughys 8″ Lift Kit 2003 – 2008 Ram 2500 3500 Truck 4WD Gas 54300

 
This is the McGaughys 8″ Lift Kit, which is designed to work with the following Dodge Ram models:
2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4WD Gas Motor
If it’s height you seek, then 8” will do the trick and this comprehensive kit comes with all the parts needed to give your truck that high lift.

Specifications

  • Front/Rear Shocks
  • Frame Support Tubes
  • Dropped Pitman Arms
  • Rear Angled Fabricated Lift Blocks with UBolts
  • Brake Line Extension Brackets
  • 8″ Front Lift Coils
  • Sway Bar Drop and Mount Relocation Brackets
  • Transfer Case Re-Clocking Ring
  • Fully Boxed Track Arm Drop Bracket
  • Lower Radius Long Arms w/ HD Heim Joints
  • Front Radius Arm Drop Brackets
  • Rear Bump Stop Extensions

16. BDS 214H 94-99 Dodge 3/4 4.5/4.5 LA Blk & AAL w/top Suspension Kit

 
BDS Suspension 4.5″ Long Arm Kit is designed for the following Dodge Ram models:
1994-1999 Dodge Ram 2500 3/4 Ton 4WD Pickup – Gas & Diesel

The BDS4.5″ lift kit comes with a full kit of parts and includes the new front Pro-Ride Coil Springs.

Specifications

  • 1 x 3/4 4.5/4.5 LA Blk & AAL w/top
  • 1 x Rear Kit w/Top Mtd
  • 1 x Long Arm Kit
  • 1 x Long Arm Kit
  • 1 x Coil Kit
  • 1 x Steering Stab 23.9 x 14.3 – EB1/EB1
  • 2 x Shock- 27.40 x 16.20 x 2-3/8 – S50/EB2
  • 2 x Shock- 33.00 x 19.25 x 2-3/8 – EB1/EB1

17. MaxTrac K882262DL Suspension Lift Kit w/Shocks 6”

 
This is a budget-friendly 6” lifting system kit that will provide the following Dodge Ram models:
2003-08 DODGE RAM 2500/3500 2WD (DIESEL 4.125″ AXLE).

This kit comes with a DOT approved spindle and stainless steel braided brake lines. The tire clearance is 35” and will accommodate 17″ wheel or larger with 4.75″ backspace or less.

Specifications

Front

  • 1 x 3.5″ Lift spindles with extended DOT approved brake lines
  • 1 x-6 3″ Front Lift Coils

Rear

  • 902225S 2.5″ Fabricated Lift Blocks /3.562” axle U-Bolts or 902225L 2.5″ Fabricated Lift Blocks /4.125” axle U-Bolts
  • MaxTrac Shocks front & rear