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Old 07-22-2014, 02:29 PM
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Hey guys, I'm starting a build thread mainly so I have something to reference as I go along and maybe give some tips or ideas to someone else. I bought a new 2013 RAM Tradesman 4x4 QC 4.7L about a year ago and absolutely love it! I have done a few things already and have a hundred other plans just like everybody else. Well, hope you guys enjoy following! [IMG][/IMG]
The day I brought it home!
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I immediately ordered a Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit and threw it up on jack stands.
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After the leveling kit.
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Next, I got some sweet boxes in the mail!!! 17x9 0 offset Mickey Thompson Sidebiters
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Wheels installed
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Stubby antenna
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Removed lower valence
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Got stuck with my pavement princess tires
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Luckily I bought some WeatherTechs
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I have since plastidipped the front and rear badges, I'll post pictures as soon as I take some
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Looking good. Some A/T tires would really add to the look of the truck. But of course that just cost more money
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Nice job man, love the wheels. Next up is some new rubber for sure. Reps.
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How bad did removing the lower valance hurt your gas milage?
Good looking truck I love the color
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Thanks guys. Yea I would love to wrap those wheels in some nice rubber but I probably won't spend the extra money until these tires need replacing, but we'll see.

And for the valence-honestly I didn't see any mpg loss with taking it off. I plan on trimming it down to about an inch or so and putting it back on so you can't see those bolts but I haven't had time yet. I do like the look a lot better, it looks more aggressive in my opinion.
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Here are some pics of my badges plastidipped.
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I don't know if i want to plastidip the badges on the door or remove them. Does anyone know how hard/time consuming it will take to remove them?
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