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Old 02-15-2013, 09:27 PM
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Most manufacturers list their level kits through 2012 model years. I assume nothing has changed in the coilover structure in 2013, but wanted to make sure. Has anyone leveled a '13 half-ton 4x4? My search didn't return any results.
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I will tell you what kit is used on mine Monday. It's going to get a level and window tint as part of the deal when I bought it Monday. I will put up a b4 and after Monday night.
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OK, thanks.

Any other input? Surely someone has leveled a 2013. Please share. A rep from HBS told me they're still testing their kit on 2013s and are several weeks away from offering them for sale.
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2013 is the same as 2012, as long as you don't have the air suspension.

Go with Bilstein 5100s. I got those instead of a leveling kit and am glad I did. Little more money, but well worth it.
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Interesting. Never owned a Ram, but have had multiple other trucks with similar coilover suspensions. I've used both levels and height-adjust Bilsteins. Aside from a poor experience with a poly Daystar level, I couldn't tell the difference in ride quality between a quality steel level and the Bilsteins set in middle position.

I don't mind spending a couple extra bucks, but the Bilsteins are harder to set up and I didn't notice a ride quality difference. Perhaps that's not true on a Ram?
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Alot of ram owners who set their adjustable shocks at the 2.1 setting do notice a better ride quality, additionally all of our level kits, and body lifts for the 2012's do work with the 2013's as long as they do not have the air suspension as stated above

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The dealer used ready lift 2" spacer for mine. I wasn't going to argue since it was cheaper than the 5100's and I plan do do a 6" lift after I wear out the 285/60 duratracs I swapped from my 09 ram. It looks good. About a 1/2" or so lower in front. These may not be dead accurate on the after level since its dark and raining so no pics till tomorrow. Before F 37 1/2" R 40 1/8". Rear looked the same off a quick check but the front is now a little over 39 1/2 probably maybe 5/8's. I will measure tomorrow again when it's dry and sunny to be more accurate. The ride is same as before.
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ok the before at the lot

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