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Old 10-16-2013, 11:33 PM
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I've got a new '13 Sport that I'm going to level with Bilstein 5100s for ride improvement and for a new set of 275/65r20's. The overall difference in tire diameter is only an inch. I'd like to maintain a little rake for the occasional haul or tow. Which detent do you think would be best? I'm thinking the 1.4" or 2.1" probably but I'll defer to those that have more experience with the Ram. Thanks!
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I too like the slight rake appearance.

2.1 setting is the optimal setting, IMHO.

I preferred that route but couldn't with my setup. I have no regrets.

Truth be known, these trucks are not a mirror image of one-another. That being, what works on one model is not a sure thing on an identical.

It's really a trial & error thing.

2.1 setting rake may not give you the visual appearance you want so try it out.
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I did this last week and I went w 2.1" w a view to running a slightly larger tire down the line.

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The best way to determine what you need to set them at is to measure your truck as it sits now. Get it on level ground and measure all 4 fender heights to determine your rake. From there you can do the math to figure out what you need them at. 0.5" of rake will look dead level to the eye so you're going to want at least 1" if not slightly more.
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imo, 2.1 is the way to go
it'll sag a hair over time and prob a little moreso on a crew compared to a reg or quad
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2.1 put my CC/6'4" 4x4 dead level fresh off the install - as measured at the fenders. After installing .750 spacers and Airlift 1K's @ 5 psi in the rear, it has 1" of measured rake after some time to settle in.

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Thanks everyone for your replies. Just FMI, if I went 1.4", would it cause any issues with rubbing the slightly larger tires?
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i wouldn't think it would rub
you're going up 1.4" of spacing from top of tire to fenderwell
tire is only increasing within that space .5" (radius)

i'm def. no expert, so wait for one of the other guys to jump in here...but that's how i see it (i'm still learning too, so if my logic is wrong i'd like to know )
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What exactly are you considering as slightly larger tires?

It's not the reduced spacing on the top that will make you rub. It's the fact that the whole wheel well is now lower. You'd end up rubbing on the front or back of the inner fender. But that all depends on how big of a tire you plan on putting on. If you do plan on stepping up in tire size it probably makes more sense to go to 2.1" anyways other wise you're tires are going to look a little stuffed in the wheel well.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Just FMI, if I went 1.4", would it cause any issues with rubbing the slightly larger tires?
Mine is set at 2.1 and i run 305/55-20s with aftermarket wheels with no rubbing, didnt like the 2.8 or less than 2.1 i also 1000airlift in ass end aired to level trailer i pull.
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