I purchased the Rough Country leveling kit for my 2013 Dodge Ram Big Horn 4x4 (with 500 miles
) and figured I would share my installation with everybody.
First off, I paid $130 for the kit which includes both front and rear spacers. There is no reason to use the rear spacers if your goal is to level the truck. I am not sure I understand why the rears are included in the leveling kit because if you were to install both it would be just as unlevel as the stock suspension. In fact, with only the fronts installed it is 0.5" lower in the front but much more reasonable than stock.
I have not yet, due to time constraints, gone to the tire shop to get my front suspension aligned. YOU MUST ALIGN THE SUSPENSION AFTER THIS INSTALLATION. The spacers cause significant positive camber that will unevenly wear on tires. It looks like the lower A-arm has an eccentric that will adjust the angle of the strut and in turn adjusting the positive camber back to 0 degrees. 4x4s are generally configured with 0 degrees of camber... truck lovers, correct me if I am wrong here.
I followed the installation instructions.pdf
for the most part. The 2013 Dodge Ram has a 16mm sway bar nut which is different than the instructions, other than that its the same. However, when installing the extended strut I would highly recommend to unbolt the brake caliper because during re-installation the lower A-arm has to pivot even further downward putting strain on the brake line and the tire pressure line.
Now for the fun part! Here is one picture from my installation (basically taken at random), before picture, after picture, and a badass gif of them both.
Camber eccentric adjustment