Awesome job. Looks sharp.
Ugh... In looking at the post you provided, you may be right! Well, I guess I get my hands dirty again! At least I know my way around under there now, it should go fairly quick... A trip back to the alignment shop again though. I am glad I posted these pics before I put any miles on em'. Everything rides nice, no vibration in 4x4, and it aligned fine. I never would have guessed. Live and learn I guess
Nitro, you were absolutely right!! Thank you for your good eye! I took care of it today, and the alignment shop is going to put it on the rack again for free...Maybe they felt bad for me! :4-dontknow:
Thank you! The tire shop was actually really interested in them. I had tried a few places and was told there was a nationwide backorder until the end of August. Checked Amazon, and they had 3 sets! I will keep everyone updated on how they perform and hold up.Truck looks great. I've been reading some very positive reviews on those tires lately.
Thanks Brandon! I do not have any official dimensions... Doing a very "unofficial" measurement with them on the truck, (with the weight of the truck on them) I am getting just over 34 tall and about 12+ across the tread including the sidewall lugs. I would imagine with that height it is close to a true 35, but a little narrower than the claimed 12.5. The truck raised up well over an inch after adding them (Over the factory tires, which are supposed to be 33"). That would also point to being close to a true 35. So far I am not disappointed. I only have a few miles on them, but have had several people ask me about them and compliment them. For the price, I got the tires and wheels TOGETHER for the price of a set of Toyos or Nittos... Figure if they wear out completely in 20k, I am still ahead!Looks great Mtn! Do you happen to know what the mounted dimensions of the XT's is? You're the first person I've seen with them. Interested to hear how they perform. I can't wait to get my level and tires!
Thank you Reefer! If you do some searching, you will find many, many posts on the Upper Control Arms. If you are going to do any kind of level (Bilstein or spacer) on a 2013 and up 1500, you will want to change the UCA's! In 2013 Ram changed the UCA from a solid cast to a thin pressed steel. The Ball joints are only pressed into about an 1/8" of metal instead of close to an inch of metal. When you level these trucks with the stock UCA, the ball joints will most likely "pop" within a short amount of time. Some have even had them pop out as soon as they lower the truck after install.Nice post & good looking truck. Pardon my ignorance, but what is the reason for changing the upper control arms?
I'm seriously considering the Bilsteins, at 10,000 miles with a good load the truck no longer feels as stable as it did new over rough pavement at 80 mph. Not planning any wheel or tire changes until the stock tires wear out.