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Old 09-08-2013, 07:48 AM
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I have a 13 Ram Sport and am ready to pull the trigger on a lift, the last problem i am down to is that i live in Western NY. Seeing how they salt the roads uncontrollably in the winter, i feel undercoating my truck is a must. Otherwise my new ram is a rust bucket within a few years.
My plan was level with bilsteins and a coil spacer then add my wheels and tires and drive it for a while (still undecided on what lift i want)
I could just level and lift before get it undercoated, but how i don't know how hard it would be to change things if i was unhappy with the lift.

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I live in Ohio where we salt our roads pretty hard too. Id tell you to take off every bolt you can and coat it with never-seize. I have an 07 Ram and bolts were already siezed and had to cut alot of stuff out!

I undercoated my truck myself with the rubberized spray you can get from autozone. The Bilsteins will level the truck by themselves. How big of a lift are you looking at? What are your goals(tires/wheels)? You wouldnt want to spend money on tires then lift the truck.. unless your just going with a level. tires will end up looking small imo
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I want was looking into a 4" lift, then swapping my stock 20" wheels for 18" to fit more rubber. Probably 33" tires. I have seen trucks leveled with a coil spacer that look like a 4" lift so i wanted to start there and see how much more i wanted to add. But if i do this then undercoat it, i don't know how difficult it would make it to add the lift later on.
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Most under coatings don't typically cover any of the suspension parts. Just the body parts and frame. So typically all the bolts for anything to do with suspension should be free and easy to access if you want to lift it down the road.

When you do buy a lift be sure to go through all the parts and make sure all of them are covered properly in paint or powder coat. Then you should be good to go.
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