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Old 04-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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wait what? how are they misaligned? they aren't set equidistant front to back from say..the bottom of the window sill? they look straight to me.

anywho...looks good!
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They are equally spaced from front to back.. but they are now cantered at a downward angle from front to back.. basically, drawing a line under them would result in that line pointing toward the bottom of the rear tires
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OH!! And I ordered my Recon Cab Light kit.. will be here come Monday or Tuesday and I will have my dealer's body shop install it for $185.. so come next Tuesday or Wednesday I shall have MORE LIGHTS! Hehehehe
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:12 PM
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They are equally spaced from front to back.. but they are now cantered at a downward angle from front to back.. basically, drawing a line under them would result in that line pointing toward the bottom of the rear tires
really? that seems very strange to me. you'd think they'd be centered to the vehicle body...therefore stock they'd be angled down too. not put on parallel to the ground at stock rake. that's silliness
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Leveling kit looks good!

Defiantly will be watching for the cab lights. I have been on the fence with this mod and I now have two trucks to compare with to see before and after. I shall be waiting to see how it all turns out!

I say it's a go with the 2013 stacked badges! I personally just took the "1500" part and measured them myself to make it work...well I used my pinky anyways.
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They were straight when the truck had it's factory rake. I just lifted the front by 2" and now they are tilted downward. Makes sense to me.. not everyone buys a Ram and levels the front.. so the factory installs the badges to be level with the rake. I removed the rake, thus I removed the straight line of the badge install..? I will go and get pics right now to try to explain...
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Can you see the downward tilt toward the rear? I tried to get the best pic I could.. but it is much more noticeable in person. This may be a simple overlook to others, but I am OCD and this must be made straight again! lol
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no i get what you are saying...i just think it's dumb they do it that way. And i never noticed that it was like that. You'd think the badges would be straight with respect to the vehicle...not to the ground. and even from the pics i cant tell they aren't straight.

it's just strange that's all. i believe you though

so what you're telling me is if u measured from the bottom of the window to the "R" in ram... and from the bottom of the window to the last "0" in 1500...they aren't the same distance??? stupid..and I think a crackhead put your truck together
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Leveling kit looks good!

Defiantly will be watching for the cab lights. I have been on the fence with this mod and I now have two trucks to compare with to see before and after. I shall be waiting to see how it all turns out!

I say it's a go with the 2013 stacked badges! I personally just took the "1500" part and measured them myself to make it work...well I used my pinky anyways.
Thanks Arth! I agree.. couldn't be happier.. it's like driving a brand new truck all over again! lol

If you have installed cab lights in the past, then why would it even be a question for you to install them on your current rig?? You liked them, yes? Then why not just do it! :P

I do like the stacked 2013 badges! I just hate how much real estate Dodge decided to take up on our doors for the badges on my 2012.. they are an eye sore to say the least! I have tried to compromise with my hubby.. saying I can buy the 2013 badges and then sell my take-offs and come out pretty close to even. That way, I would get my way where my badges don't take up 3/4 of the doors and he gets his way that they are still there. Win-win if you ask me.
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