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Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 12-18-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Spike
What they said, 8" is too narrow of a wheel. I...

What they said, 8" is too narrow of a wheel. I have 305's on 8" wide and the wheel is really too narrow, but it works. I don't get a full contact patch. There is about 3/4" on the edges of the...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 12-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Spike
No, you are setup good already. These RAM's tow...

No, you are setup good already. These RAM's tow trailers really well.

I towed an open trailer with 2 yards of gravel that weighed about 8k lbs, was surprised at how easy it was, and I was pulling...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 12-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,575
Posted By Spike
It is a dealership decision. My dealership...

It is a dealership decision. My dealership covers it. In fact, they cover anything that is a 4" and under lift kit. This is a big reason why I bought my Wrangler and my truck from them. Both are...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 12-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Spike
I have the Hemi, 3.21 rear, 8 speed, 2.5" lift...

I have the Hemi, 3.21 rear, 8 speed, 2.5" lift and 33 x 12 AT's.

I tow a 3000lb trailer with 4 people inside the truck, two 90lb dogs, and bed full of gear about once a month. I average 15-16...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 12-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Spike
I was looking at the Ranch Hand grill guard. I...

I was looking at the Ranch Hand grill guard. I had one like this on a full size Bronco and it did the job. I even hit a deer and a goose with it and it save the grill. It is reasonably priced.
...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 12-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Spike
I have been running a drop in K&N for 23k miles...

I have been running a drop in K&N for 23k miles now, no issues.

I have run the drop in filters in every vehicle I have or my wife has owned for 20 years with no issues (from Escort, to a...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 12-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Spike
You may know this already but the Power Wagon is...

You may know this already but the Power Wagon is a purpose built for off-road truck. It has a lot of neat features like the built in winch, locking diff's and suspension upgrades among other things....
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 11-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Spike
17 city 15 highway see sig...

17 city
15 highway

see sig...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 11-07-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By Spike
Mine too and it drives me up the freaking wall. ...

Mine too and it drives me up the freaking wall. I have tried it all...software updates...new switch...everything the dealership could think to do...etc...

It happens about 1 out of 6 times so...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 11-07-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Spike
Yes, will fit stock and leveled. Did on...

Yes, will fit stock and leveled.

Did on mine.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 10-29-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Spike
Out of curiosity, why replace the rear coils with...

Out of curiosity, why replace the rear coils with stock ride height ones? The stock coils are great balance of ride quality and load bearing. I used 1.75" spacers in the rear, have wheeled and...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Spike
For $800, I would either leave the air dam off...

For $800, I would either leave the air dam off all together or install and aftermarket bumper.

I ran without my air dam for a while and it did not present a problem.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 09-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By Spike
Great looking truck! You might as well...

Great looking truck!

You might as well figure in some UCA's in the near future. Upper ball joints are going left and right on leveled 13's and 14's these days, including both of mine.

My...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 09-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Spike
I have 33.5" tall tires with the 3.21 and a 2.5"...

I have 33.5" tall tires with the 3.21 and a 2.5" kit (see sig but 2.5" front, 1.75" rear). I tow a travel trailer about once a month.

The truck will typically have two adults, to mid aged...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 09-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,702
Posted By Spike
I understand completely. A couple of days...

I understand completely.

A couple of days ago, I dropped my 1500 and the dealer for some warranty work and hit up my salesman. We took a 2500 6.4L out for a spin and it rode like a tank. I knew...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 09-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By Spike
Keep an eye on your upper ball joints. Both of...

Keep an eye on your upper ball joints. Both of mine were bad at 17k miles.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 09-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Spike
Here is an update: My dealership covered the...

Here is an update:

My dealership covered the ball joints under warranty, no questions asked. The replaced the entire upper control arms with new ones that look to be a little different design. ...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,046
Posted By Spike
I am in the same boat, with a travel trailer, two...

I am in the same boat, with a travel trailer, two kids and two 100lb dogs. I drove a '14 2500 with the 6.4L Hemi last night. It was essentially the same truck I have but a 2500 (Crew Cab, 4wd, V8,...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 09-02-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,243
Posted By Spike
When off-roading in the Rocky Mountains for a...

When off-roading in the Rocky Mountains for a week this summer, I tested out both my "AWD" and "4HI" settings. Maybe, just maybe, when in AWD, there was a fraction of a second delay in the front...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 09-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By Spike
On my 2013, both ball joints are coming loose...

On my 2013, both ball joints are coming loose with 17k miles on my kit but dealer is covering it under warranty.

Just figure in aftermarket control arms in your budget or keep a close eye on them.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 08-29-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Spike
Thank you for the reply and the piece of mind. ...

Thank you for the reply and the piece of mind.

My salesman is a friend and a heavy hitter at my local dealership where I bought the truck. I sent him the pics and asked if it was covered under...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 08-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Spike
Has this ball joing "popped" (Pic) ?

With all of this talk about ball joints popping on 13-14 RAM's with leveling kits, I took a look at mine. I have 18k miles on a 2.5" spacer kit.

I assume that this is what everyone is talking...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 08-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Spike
Mine does NOT do this. It does work normally and...

Mine does NOT do this. It does work normally and the recycle default is to the OFF position. I have to turn it on with the button for it to activate.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Spike
For a shop, with a lift and air tools, it is a 1...

For a shop, with a lift and air tools, it is a 1 hour job to install the spacers and then extra for an alignment. So, the $200 - $300 range is probably about right.

It took me 1 1/2" hours in...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,394
Posted By Spike
Steel Wheel. You can fit a 33" tall tire in the...

Steel Wheel. You can fit a 33" tall tire in the stock location, maybe 33.25" diameter.

I got a steel 17" wheel with a 295 on it. It is basically the skinniest tire I could find that was 33"...
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