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Would love for you to set up my truck, from leveling kit to rims to tires. For a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab Diesel 4X4. Below are some of guidelines but all is tweakable

1. Budget of about $2500 or so, not to include labor, plan on doing work myself
2. Plan on putting on 35's, i have a fifth wheel camper that i pull, so can't go anymore
3. Leveling kit, thought about the Kore HP Series, but whatever, just don't want to get worse then factory ride, same or better
4. Rims, steel or aluminum, preferable black, cause i live near salt water and i hate cleaning them
5. Tires, want to get alot of miles out of them, want atleast 50k, but i do want them to look good too
6. No rubbing

Help me out, this is going to happen right away. Ready to spend now. Make my truck look good and will post pics and praise the heck out of you. Open to all suggestions. What works and what does, you guys are the experts, that what they tell me.
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I recomend Nitto Terragraplers for tires!
There really arent any wheels out for these trucks that I really like. I would maybe look into the dick cepek wheels or a KMC wheel(alot of people like them)

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Post a pic of the truck currently.
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Pics are few years ago, but truck looks almost the same
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All of that for 2500 probably isn't going to happen, but it is close if you shop around. The tires seem to cost the most. I bought black 20" XD Monsters and still had tread left on my Cooper Discoverer tires so I will run them out before I put on Nitto tires. I put a Hellwig leveling kit on the front and a air bag system on the back for my travel trailer.
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Keeping to 17" rims will keep the rim cost down, and you can make $2500 go the full distance if you're doing the work yourself. You'd need an alignment after the spacer install, but that's about it. For me, this is what I'd look at:

~$650 'Cepek DC-2s, the machined surface will set of nicely against the mineral grey, and is easy to clean, no need to polish like chrome, same as the powdercoated parts.
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~$1200 LT325/70R17 Nitto Trail Grappler set of 4

~$250 Readylift or Daystar 2" front level coil spacers.
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Keeping to 17" rims will keep the rim cost down, and you can make $2500 go the full distance if you're doing the work yourself. You'd need an alignment after the spacer install, but that's about it. For me, this is what I'd look at:

~$650 'Cepek DC-2s, the machined surface will set of nicely against the mineral grey, and is easy to clean, no need to polish like chrome, same as the powdercoated parts.
http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/Wheel...All&sort=Brand

~$1200 LT325/70R17 Nitto Trail Grappler set of 4

~$250 Readylift or Daystar 2" front level coil spacers.
For the ride quality he wants and the money he's willing to spend a leveling spring seems to be the way he wants to go.
If you do go with a spacer kit DO NOT spend $250 on one! A daystar leveling kit for your truck is $130 ($180-200 with shocks) but I recomend Hell Bent Steel for a spacer kit, $80 for a computer welder all steel space shipped!

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For the ride quality he wants and the money he's willing to spend a leveling spring seems to be the way he wants to go.
If you do go with a spacer kit DO NOT spend $250 on one! A daystar leveling kit for your truck is $130 ($180-200 with shocks) but I recomend Hell Bent Steel for a spacer kit, $80 for a computer welder all steel space shipped!
Yeah I knew it was high, I just pulled a number off of AutoAnything just so there was something there. He could even get away using the springs, or better yet, a set of leveling shocks like bilsteins.
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