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Old 03-25-2013, 01:59 AM
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Great looking truck!! Especially having RamBoxes, how far did you have to drive for that rig? Haha here near Frederick MD there were 3 that had them within 200 miles but only one SageBrush and CrewCab and I don't know how I lived without them before haha.

What did you do with your stock wheels? ;-)
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That is one sweet looking set up I like those rims alot!
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Hi grub runner. I love the look of this setup. I'm considering doing it to my truck. I just have a few questions. I read all 10 pages, but just want some confirmation.
1. How would you say braking has changed? Does it take noticeably more distance to stop?

2. Do you think the wheels will sit inside fenders with no flares? It looks like flares make it just right, but I figured I'd ask.

3. Does the back end sag when loading the truck? Like if I'm taking the family on vacation, and have the bed loaded with coolers, luggage, etc, will the back end be lower than the front?

I appreciate your time! Great looking truck.
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Especially having RamBoxes, how far did you have to drive for that rig?
What did you do with your stock wheels? ;-)
It was the only white Rambox model on the lot at the time.

Like I mentioned in the past: I had a deposit down on a 2012 Tundra TRD that was loaded. I was a few days from picking it up when a family member - a Ram fanatic - suggested I look at the new Rams. I'd never even considered them; but out of my respect for him and his wisdom, I promised I would. I dropped into my dealership in search of a white [it's all I purchase in trucks] crew. My truck was the only Rambox model in white at the time of visit. I jumped into it and was really impressed. I took it for a drive and was sold!

My OEM wheels I gave to my shop guy [who's done all the work on my vehicles since 2000] to sell.

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Hi grub runner. I love the look of this setup. I'm considering doing it to my truck. I just have a few questions. I read all 10 pages, but just want some confirmation.
1. How would you say braking has changed? Does it take noticeably more distance to stop?

2. Do you think the wheels will sit inside fenders with no flares? It looks like flares make it just right, but I figured I'd ask.

3. Does the back end sag when loading the truck? Like if I'm taking the family on vacation, and have the bed loaded with coolers, luggage, etc, will the back end be lower than the front?

I appreciate your time! Great looking truck.
1. Braking really - much to my surprise - hasn't changed much at all.

I prepared for a complete brake upgrade, but have yet to pursue it because I really don't see the need thus far. Part of the [main] reason is the tires. Given the source, they have a horrible rolling resistance. This, though kills MPG, works as an advantage when coming to a rolling stop, which in turn assists braking almost likemanually coming down a notch or two thru the gearing [transmission]. Anyone who has or has had these tires will know what I'm speaking of.

2. I went with these wheels and the offset for that very reason, as I mentioned earlier.

3. No.

I recently loaded the bed with 45 bags of mulch, 10 bags of salt softner and another 15 bags of river pebbles [coupled with a full load of fuel] and it's the only time since the mod I've seen the ass-end drop to a noticable level. With regular run-o-the-mill loads, no, there's no noticable sag at all.
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1. Braking really - much to my surprise - hasn't changed much at all.

I prepared for a complete brake upgrade, but have yet to pursue it because I really don't see the need thus far. Part of the [main] reason is the tires. Given the source, they have a horrible rolling resistance. This, though kills MPG, works as an advantage when coming to a rolling stop, which in turn assists braking almost like manually coming down a notch or two thru the gearing [transmission]. Anyone who has or has had these tires will know what I'm speaking of.
If you decide to upgrade the brakes all it would take is a set of Hawk pads...I put some on my 07 and it stops better than new! If it were a race car I would also highly suggest braided brake lines and Motul brake fluid so heat makes much less difference...of course you could do these as well but positive results in a truck would be minimal.

In your shoes, I would just run the stock pads until low...then swap to Hawk and be done. I am easy on brakes, don't stop hard, roll to slow quite a bit, etc and my stock pads lasted 72k miles! And I could have safely squeezed another 3k to maybe 5k out of em. That's with 35" tires from the time the truck was 60 days old too. Leveling a truck seems to help distribute weight better when braking and pads last longer since it's not 70% front wear and 30% rear then pads are uneven...
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Tim, i am goin for a similar setup on my 2013. What is the backspacing on the wheels you got and the size tire? i dont want mine to stick out to much, maybe an inch and a half -2 in at the most. i will be running some oem flares as well.
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Grubrunner you have a sweet truck there man!

Would you mind taking a picture of the upper control arm? I am just curious to see how much space there is between it and the tire.

Thanks,

Edit: never mind. I missed the picture you posted earlier. Sorry about that!
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so you can fit 35s on there with just a leveling kit? i have a 12 express 2wd leveled with 33s thats why im asking thinking of getting 35s
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so you can fit 35s on there with just a leveling kit? i have a 12 express 2wd leveled with 33s thats why im asking thinking of getting 35s
With the right offset and maxed Bilsteins, you can fit 35's
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its 2wd i believe bilsteins adjustables are only 4wd??
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