2013 1500 4x4 outdoorsman level kit and tires?
I just purchased a 2013 1500 4x4 outdoorsman. Love this truck.
It seems pretty level to me already with just a slight rake and it comes with GY Wrangler Silent Armour LT265/70R17.
I will be using this truck as a daily driver about 50% of the time and civilization escape vehicle when I am camping, hunting, and fishing the other 50% (my work commutes is about ten minutes a day and I own a Lancer for inner city driving and parking). I will not be doing any serious off-roading. I will mainly be using logging/decommissioned roads and then hiking in to where I want to go when it gets really thick.
I am thinking of leaving the truck stock because it just looks so good as it is. From what I have researched the tires seem like decent on/off road AT tires that will perform in a variety of conditions and they have the snowflake. According to the Chrysler spec sheets, the OUtdoorsman trim come with Heavy duty shock absorbers in front and extra heavy in the rear. There is no indication as to what brand of shocks/struts are being used.
My questions to the knowledgeable are:
1. Considering my application, will these tires be sufficient or will I see drastic improvement by going up to say a 305/70/R17 tire of similar quality? Is there a better tire out there for my application that is worth the extra money?
2. Considering my application, should I upgrade the suspension system with Bilstien 5100's or Rancho's for example? Will the stock Outdoorsman configuration provide me with the support I require?
Thank you for your time and I appreciate your opinions.
Ps. I have used the search function, but I have some very specific questions and I am having difficulty finding info about the Outdoorsman in particular.
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