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Old 03-24-2013, 03:50 PM
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Hey all - Just purchased a 2013 Crew Cab Sport in Bright White and am looking for advice for mods. Love the off-road look but outside of trying to navigate Sturgis campgrounds for 7 days/year my off-roading is very limited. I am trying to merge that with my more realistic 25 mile highway commute daily. Here are some questions:

Any must do mods? Seems like everyone is putting in a 2" leveling kit? Anything else right out of the box?

I am definitely doing black wheels and black running boards. Is there a tire size/brand you'd recommend that gets the off-road look and keeps the noise down?

Fender flares?

Stereo upgrades? I am thoroughly disappointed in the stock Alpine system, sounds hollow and tinny. The 07 Silverado Bose system I traded in for it was way better. Don't need it to shake the neighborhood, just sound complete inside the cab.

New to the forum, any input is much appreciated.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:32 PM
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I was told be careful with black running boards as they rust very fast. Never had them so I don't have experience but that's what the installer told me. I want to get some fender flares for sure soon. And do you have the 9 speaker alpine with the sub? Because that is one of the best stock systems I've ever heard.
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Sorry, a little off topic I suppose, but considering mods, specifically levelling kits, what's everyone's front clearance measure on your trucks? Mine definately sits higher in the front than my SLT did, I never measured my last truck but I have a picture of it and it definately sits lower than my new truck which aggravated the "rake" look. I went out and measured the front of my new truck and the bottom of the lip(fender) sits at 37 inches from the ground. Haven't measured the rear yet, but the rake is less pronounced. That's with 20's and stock goodyears.
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Here's a pic of my last truck. ie: rakeIMAG0123.jpg
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I was told be careful with black running boards as they rust very fast. Never had them so I don't have experience but that's what the installer told me. I want to get some fender flares for sure soon. And do you have the 9 speaker alpine with the sub? Because that is one of the best stock systems I've ever heard.
Agreed. That is THE best stock system I have ever heard. Hearing stuff in music I never noticed before.
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The 2" level put my 2013 ram almost level. A 2.5" would have made it level. I measure all 4 corners and decided on a 2" since I do tow my work trailer and sometimes end up towing a uhaul or something so I wanted to make sure the truck wouldn't be nose high at night when I need the lights.
I went with the molded mud flaps and they do a good job I may get flares later but these keep the mud and rocks off the truck.
I am doing flat black powder coated steps from N Fab.
As far as tires I run a 285/60 r 20 goodyear duratrac. Not loud, looks aggresive, and is good in the mud and rain. You can go bigger. Nitto and Pro Comp have some nice 295/60 all terrain and mud terrain tires as well.
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Just did a 2.5/ 1.75" rough country kit on my buddy's '12 express. Soon will be ordering it for my '13 sport. Sits perfect!
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And do you have the 9 speaker alpine with the sub? Because that is one of the best stock systems I've ever heard.
Definitely agree with this.

Just like K9ENDY said, I'm noticing notes and instruments I've never heard before in songs I've listened to a thousand times.
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Definitely agree with this.

Just like K9ENDY said, I'm noticing notes and instruments I've never heard before in songs I've listened to a thousand times.
That is great to hear. I didn't get a chance to listen to the Alpine system when test driving, so I ordered it "blindly". Glad to hear it is worth it.
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I heard that in prior years it was kinda meh, but they changed the components and stepped it up for 2013.
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