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machine. 05-10-2013 06:52 PM

First Time Truck Owner - MODS
 
Hi All,

Just bought my first pickup truck and I love it! Was looking around at getting some minor exterior mods and wanted your opinions... look for:

1) Wheel Flare (Mopar OEM) $300
2) Slush floor mats Mopar $57
3) 1500 Side Steps, Tubular (part: 82213271) $453
4) Chrome Mirror covers $64

Don't know where to shop online but i came across http://moparonlineparts.com

What do you guys think? :wavey:

brandonjansen 05-10-2013 07:18 PM

For fender flares I'd recommend getting the OEM 2500 flares rather than the 1500 flares. They look a lot better IMO (don't come down so far in the front).

The Mopar slush floor mats are awesome! Love mine.

I'm personally not a huge fan of side steps or chrome mirror covers but it's your truck, do whatever you like.

Mopar Online Parts is definitely a good website. They have a vendor section on this forum. Contact Benny through that section for some better forum pricing on the parts you want.

Discount Auto Performance is another great vendor to talk to. They have great pricing on pretty much every aftermarket part you would want for your truck. On the forums their usernames are jhinkle1989@discountautoperformance (Jeremiah) and fastNugly@discountautoperformance (Andrew). If you need to contact either of them add a ".com" to the end of those usernames to email them. You don't have enough posts to PM them yet.

machine. 05-10-2013 07:30 PM

thanks for the info! :)

One of the things I wish I had got on my truck was the air suspension and projector headlamps... any info out there on reto-fitting these items with OEM parts?

brandonjansen 05-10-2013 07:45 PM

The projector headlights are definitely do-able. But fairly expensive. The OEM ones from Mopar are around $530 a piece a believe. I'm not sure what kind of wiring you would have to do either. I know fitting the projector headlights into a 2012 or older requires making up your own pigtail harness. I'd assume the quad lights in the 2013's have the same harness and therefore would require the same pigtail harness fabrication.

As far as the air suspension goes I'm not 100% sure if it's possible but I guarantee that it's super expensive if it is. Personally I'm not a huge fan of it either. I'd rather be able to level/lift my truck than have air suspension.

machine. 05-11-2013 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by brandonjansen (Post 1094987)
The projector headlights are definitely do-able. But fairly expensive. The OEM ones from Mopar are around $530 a piece a believe. I'm not sure what kind of wiring you would have to do either. I know fitting the projector headlights into a 2012 or older requires making up your own pigtail harness. I'd assume the quad lights in the 2013's have the same harness and therefore would require the same pigtail harness fabrication.

As far as the air suspension goes I'm not 100% sure if it's possible but I guarantee that it's super expensive if it is. Personally I'm not a huge fan of it either. I'd rather be able to level/lift my truck than have air suspension.


Thanks for the information! :)

I'm really impressed by the ride comfort of the 2013 but really want to get a leveling kit... will it make a difference to the comfort and drive?

Which kit is suggest by the fanatics here?

brandonjansen 05-11-2013 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by machine. (Post 1095197)
Thanks for the information! :)

I'm really impressed by the ride comfort of the 2013 but really want to get a leveling kit... will it make a difference to the comfort and drive?

Which kit is suggest by the fanatics here?

If you want to level and maintain the factory ride or even get a better quality ride the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks are the way to go. They have different height settings available. 0.7", 1.4", 2.1", and 2.8". 2.1" would level your truck really nicely. If you want to clear 35's then 2.8" is a good setting but you'll probably want to add a rear coil spacer to gain a slight amount of rake back.

Again, contact the guys at Discount Auto Performance for the best price on the Bilsteins.

landozer18 05-11-2013 02:23 AM

Bilsteins are an awesome product ran them on multiple vehicles.


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