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I'm looking into leveling my 2013 4x4 ram... I only wanna do 2" in the front. I'm trying to figure out which wheel and tire combo will look best, I'm thinking a 34"x12.5x17 tire on a basic pro comp rim with a -12 offset... I'm having issues finding pictures of this set up, and the tire size in metric... Please help
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I don't think ive ever seen a "34x12.5x17" tire advertised. it's usually 33, 35, 37...sometimes a 36 here and there.

Metric, just look up a converter on google. I'd go 2.5" up front so you can put those 12.5" tires on there. 2" you MIGHT run into minor rubbing.

The -12mm offset will look perfect
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A 305/70/17 or 315/70/17 are the sizes you should be looking for with a 2" level.

The math is fairly easy. The first number is the thread width in mm. The second number is the aspect ratio. You use that number to determine what the sidewall height will be. Then the third number is the rim diameter in inches. So to find out the imperial size for a 315/70/17 this would be your equation: ((315x0.7x2)/25.4)+17. The 315 x 0.7 gives you your sidewall height, multiply by 2 for the two sidewalls and then add your rim diameter. That gives you your total height. Then the width is simply 315/25.4.

As far as a leveling kit goes I definitely recommend the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. They're the best way to level a 07+ Ram.
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I was looking into the rancho quicklifts or the daystar leveling kit... Does anyone have a link to the bilsteins? What do you guys recommend for tires... I'm looking at the good year duratracs, I do more highway/city driving than offroading but would like to b able to when wanted. Anyone running the basic pro comp rock crawler series rims?
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Here's a link to the Bilsteins http://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-24-18.../dp/B004WO15F4 I'd recommend getting them from Bully's Performance. Email them at sales@bullysperformance.com and mention that you're a forum member and they'll hook you up with the best price on them.

As far as tires go check out the Toyo AT2's or the Nitto Terra Grapplers. They're two of the best AT tires on the market IMO.
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I like the bilsteins, but how do they work? Like how do you adjust them and set the coil on the strut... I have pretty good knowledge of vehicles...but these are new to me.
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There's a snap ring that you install in the shock housing. This dictates where the lower spring seat will sit. The lowest setting is factory height (0") and then there is grooves to be able to adjust the height to 0.7", 1.4", 2.1" and 2.8" of front end lift. The good thing about the bilsteins is there's no messing around with a strut spacer so it is a much cleaner install. This also keeps the front end within spec and does not allow it to overextend which is hard on the ball joints and CV shafts.
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What should I expect for fuel economy now? I have a vararam intake, catch can and a 18" magnaflow muffler... My average in city is 15.7l/100 kms... Will mds still kick in with a heavier tire?
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MDS will still kick in, just less often.

When I stepped up to my 20x9 wheels and 35x12.5 MT's from the stock 31.5" tires on my 1500 I lost about 2-2.5 mpg. With a lighter AT tire you shouldn't get that much of a loss. Probably around 1.5-2 mpg. So you should be in the 17.5L/100km range. You could definitely do a lot better than that by driving with a lighter foot and adding a tuner though.... I was averaging about 15.5L/100km with my 1500 with 35x12.5 MT's and a 6" lift. About 80% of that was highway driving though.
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I would second the toyo at2 tires. if you go with the larger sizes they offer an xt version on some which makes the side walls more aggressive. Also these tires hold a 60,000 mile warranty which is awesome. also check this link out. I found it tremendously helpful when trying to figure out what tire size to go with and rim offset, etc.

http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp
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