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I can't and won't say anything bad about the K&N as I had one on my 2009 Ram and it did just fine. I went with the S&B for two major reasons...1. It's a true CAI (fully enclosed) where the K&N is not (just has a heat shield). 2. There wasn't a K&N intake kit for the 2013's yet when I ordered it.
I dont think there's a K&N out yet... unless last years fit. I like the looks of the S&B too...

Where did you pick yours up at? Looking to get the best price obviously
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How did you get the MPG and Oil gauges to show up like that on the left side of your AVIC?
Go to settings on your EVIC and you can put a few different options there.
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I dont think there's a K&N out yet... unless last years fit. I like the looks of the S&B too...

Where did you pick yours up at? Looking to get the best price obviously
There wasnt when I ordered mine but haven't looked since. Previous models will fit but you will have issues with air flow sensor. The extension harness doesn't plug up to the new sensor. I had my old one off my 09 that I tried first and ended up selling it. I got my S&B off S&B's website and was about the same price as everywhere else.
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I can't and won't say anything bad about the K&N as I had one on my 2009 Ram and it did just fine. I went with the S&B for two major reasons...1. It's a true CAI (fully enclosed) where the K&N is not (just has a heat shield). 2. There wasn't a K&N intake kit for the 2013's yet when I ordered it.
Hi ther efrom the look of the one picture,it sounds like your running factory rims and with the Bilstein 5100 leveing kit,Thats what I just got but i want to see some pictures of a truck set up like that do you have any you can post,or email me,Thanks and what sie tire are you running and how is your ride,thanks
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Curious what people paid per shock. I called a local shop and they said the pro comp pro runner's are the exact same as the bilstein's, same technology etc and are cheaper.

He quoted me $109/ea for the front and $79/ea for the rear, total installed was $700 and some change, and this was for the pro comps... seemed a little steep to me?
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Curious what people paid per shock. I called a local shop and they said the pro comp pro runner's are the exact same as the bilstein's, same technology etc and are cheaper.

He quoted me $109/ea for the front and $79/ea for the rear, total installed was $700 and some change, and this was for the pro comps... seemed a little steep to me?
They are a good shock but not nearly as good as the bilsteins. The bilsteins have a lifetime warranty that pro comps don't I believe. I bought my bilsteins for right at $400 for all 4 shocks and installed them myself. They are not hard to do if you have some mechanical ability.
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I was in a local shop that does shock installs (pro comps) but asked what it would take to get a set installed, he said I couldnt even get shocks on the front because they're leaf springs, and the only I could do was a leveling kit, which would make the ride crap....

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I was in a local shop that does shock installs (pro comps) but asked what it would take to get a set installed, he said I couldnt even get shocks on the front because they're leaf springs, and the only I could do was a leveling kit, which would make the ride crap....

Does that sound right?
Not sure if you're shop is completely wrong, or if you're just relaying the information a little bit wrong....

If you're shop told you your truck has leaf springs they don't know shit all.... I don't know of any trucks that use leave springs anymore. Your truck has struts on the front which is a spring and shock assembly. I'm not sure how the Pro Comps work but the Bilstein 5100's replace the shock part and have an adjustable c-clip to change where the spring retainer is which in turn changes the ride height of the truck (leveling it). That would be the ideal way for you to level your truck. Then if you want you can add the Bilsteins (or Pro Comp) shocks to the back as well for better ride quality.
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Not sure if you're shop is completely wrong, or if you're just relaying the information a little bit wrong....

If you're shop told you your truck has leaf springs they don't know shit all.... I don't know of any trucks that use leave springs anymore. Your truck has struts on the front which is a spring and shock assembly. I'm not sure how the Pro Comps work but the Bilstein 5100's replace the shock part and have an adjustable c-clip to change where the spring retainer is which in turn changes the ride height of the truck (leveling it). That would be the ideal way for you to level your truck. Then if you want you can add the Bilsteins (or Pro Comp) shocks to the back as well for better ride quality.
Def. not relaying the info wrong... specifically told leaf springs. Im assuming he was confused about what truck was actually mine... they were installing audio/video equipment too, so that could be a sign right there.

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Def. not relaying the info wrong... specifically told leaf springs. Im assuming he was confused about what truck was actually mine... they were installing audio/video equipment too, so that could be a sign right there.

Thanks for the re-assurance.
Ya, definitely doesn't sound like the right shop to be at.

I'm assuming you aren't comfortable leveling your truck yourself? Most of the kits or adjustable struts are very easy to install as long as you have the right tools. The Rancho Quicklifts might be a good option for you to install yourself if you don't have a spring compressor. It's essentially just swapping out the struts which is very simple. If you aren't comfortable with any of that though then I'd suggest going around to a few different shops and talking to the guys to find out what they have to say and see if they actually know what they're talking about.
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