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Old 06-22-2014, 12:02 PM
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So I bought my brand new Ram sport truck 4x4 fully loaded a couple weeks ago and I'm happy with it, just want some advice or ideas.

First I'm thinking of lifting the truck 4" and adding bigger tires. Some say it ruins engine, tranny, suspension, ride. (Unacceptable for me)

Others say if you don't cut corners and spend good money, it only ruins MPG which is no problem to me it that's all.

Also, I'm thinking of getting a cold air intake but does it really improve MPG and power+torque?

I'm going to tint the two front windows either 35 or 20%? (Texas heat is crazy)

I also bought the cravenspeed black antenna to replace the ugly and long oem antenna

Eventually gonna spray the bed and add the bed step and add the power retractable side steps.

That's all for now. Thoughts? Advice?

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Congrats on getting 2014 Ram, Mo! A black truck in Texas? What were you thinking? Anyway, I bet it looks great. 25% is the maximum legal in Texas. I've seen much darker. Most Troopers won't bother you, but there are some places like... um, Plano, that the local PD look for stuff to light you up. Pantego and Dalworthington Gardens are two other towns I avoid because the cops are very nit picky.
As far as the suspension, if you go more than 3", I think you need to spend a ton more to make all the geometry work right.
The antenna will be a nice addition as will the bed liner.

Oh, and one more thing...

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Lol thx for advice, I tried to post pics but it's wanting me to resize them. I'm using my phone. How can I make it work?
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Nice looking truck! If you want to add a good lift, like BDS, you won't notice any additional wear on any of your vehicle components and your ride quality will remain mostly unchanged. I did 20% on my Charger, and it keeps the interior relatively cool.
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Looks like a great setup! I would have to recommend the Dee Zee Tailgate assist. I paid just under $30 for mine and it was worth every penny. Its a simple mod, but I am super happy with it.
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love the truck! the cabin air filter mod made a difference on my sport. keeps the interior clean. i like to keep the leather and interior clean and looking nice. . . had a lot less dust over plastics/leather after i added the filter---

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Awesome ideas. I love my truck too. I'm going to keep you guys posted on my mods
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What cabin air filter mod are you talking about?
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