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Thread: 03 Ram 1500 Build

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    Default 03 Ram 1500 Build

    This is my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie. I ended up buying it off my dad in late 2015. I had never had a 4x4 just lowered trucks but couldn't go camping and exploring in places I wanted to in a lowered truck. So now this is my build.



    *Tires & Wheels
    -305/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
    -17x9 (Black) Method Standard Wheels

    *Brakes
    -R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted rotors (Front/Rear)
    -EBC Green brake pads

    *Suspension & Steering
    -Moog lower ball joints
    -Moog tire rod ends
    -Percision upper control arms/ball joints
    -Percision wheel bearings
    -Fox 2.0 front shocks
    -Fox 2.0 rear shocks
    -Readylift 1in block
    -leveled

    *Drivetrain
    -Percision U-Joints
    -Front/Rear Diff Breather extension

    *Engine/Performance
    -5.9 (360) Magnum
    -K&N Crankcase Breather
    -JBA headers
    -Maganaflow Cat
    -Quietflow muffler
    -Custom cold air intake/K&N filter and pre filter
    -Fastman 52mm throttle body
    -Taylor 8mm plug wires
    -ngk platinum plugs
    -Accel coil pack

    *Armor
    -Custom Rock Sliders
    -Factory Skids

    *Exterior
    -Black bezel Headlight Housings
    -SDHQ a pillar light brackets
    -Debaged
    -Stubby antenna
    -Deezee Tailgate assist
    -SRT-10 OEM Grille
    -Leer 100xr
    -decked system
    -Leer locker
    -SRT-10 hood

    *Lighting
    -Hid Headlights and Fog lights
    -Recon LED License Plate Bulbs
    -Super bright LED interior bulbs
    -Super bright LED turn signal bulbs
    -Super bright LED back up lights
    -Recon Taillights

    *Electronics
    -Pioneer Headunit
    -Samsung S2 9.7 tablet

    *Future planned Mods
    -More armor
    -Wilco hitchgate Hitchgate Max
    -Front Runner roof rack on the camper shell
    -Warn Hidden winch mount
    -Warn XD9000 winch
    -Garmin inReach Explorer+
    -Baja Designs S2 Pro lights
    -Rear Locker
    -HemiFever Tuner
    -Timbren bump stops
    -MMW UCA's
    -Fox 5.5 shocks W/ res
    -Atlas rear springs
    -35/12.50 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
    -Patton Fab light bar mount
    -Patton Fab or Mercenary Offroad rear bumper (Can't make my mind up)
    -(2) rotopax
    -ARB fridge
    -Water system
    -Baja Designs LP'9s
    -ALU-Cab 270 degree awning

    *When i first got it.




    *Of course the first thing I did is raise the front and loose the factory running boards. Local camping spot in Bell County, Ky. Early 2016.



    *I picked up a used ARE camper shell off Craigslist. Also, ditched the tonneau cover. Then trimmed the front bumper.



    Last edited by Bcmmp9; 12-31-2017 at 03:38 PM.

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    *So i bought my wheels and tires 1 by one. I didn't wanna take out a loan on them because i hate bills haha. It took me almost a full year to buy them which was well worth the wait. Wheels are 17x9 Method Standards wit a 305/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grappler.







    *First trip out to try the wheels and tires out.



    *Then i ordered some new Fox rear shocks and Readylift 1in block for the rear the raise it up a little to keep it from rubbing as bad.



    *The next weekend I went on a camping trip to try out the new rear setup.


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    *So i ended up getting rid of the camper shell to do a bed rack and regretted it a few weeks after it was gone. So i started saving for a new camper shell.




    *So I picked up a set of SDHQ light pillar mounts and a set of Baja Designs XL80's. It came out great.



    *I picked up a toolbox from tractor supply before heading to SMOR (Smoky Mountain Overland Rally)



    *I snagged shovel and axe mount from Baja Racks. I had to modify it to work, but it came out great.


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    * Exploring some side roads off of the main loop of the KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour).



    *Doing some upgrades and some preventive maintenance. Fabtech upgraded shock mounts, Midland CB, U-Joints, and brake calibers all around.






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    *Some more pics from the Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT).










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    I bought some much needed parts to fix the truck up. I threw on new brake calipers all around, a Midland 1001LWx CB/ Firestik 3 foot antenna.





    Threw on my JBA headers and re-did my cold-air intake setup to accommodate the 2500 OEM battery tray.








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    Also threw on some R1 concepts drilled and slotted rotors.


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    A wile after I ended up picking up some LUX led rock lights. Helped quite a bit doing some night wheeling.




    Stopped and snapped a pic on the way back from wheeling. The LUX rock lights and BD XL80's really light up the night.


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    After a few months of saving I headed to Tennessee to get my rock sliders put on.





    I think they turned out great. Ended up testing them that night at Black Mountain Offroad park. They did amazing.

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    My buddy and our pups headed to explore in North Carolina and Tennessee.





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