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AJKirton 03-15-2013 09:05 PM

My tradesman
Well I have owned her for right around 7 months. I purchased this model new from the dealership, and it was at the maximum of my comfortable budget. Unfortunately that budget limited the specs of my ram to a pretty base level. I plan on modifying and upgrading it to be exactly what I want.. I plan on using this thread to post the progress of my truck.

Stock Spec:
2012 Ram 1500 tradesman (2wd)
Regular cab.
4.7l V8
17" painted steel wheels
Factory towing package ( including trailer brake controller)
Ram box
Spray in bed liner
Bed management system and cargo rails
Cloth seats
Carpeted floor, and mats

Before pic:

Addition of:
3" front 2" rear leveling kit
Zone 1.5" body lift
Hubcentric 1.5" wheel spacers
315/70r17 Treadwright Guard Dogs

Addition pics:

I will post all of my mods on this thread from this point on. I am planning to do my power window power lock conversion next.

PaulMys 03-15-2013 09:19 PM

Awesome! Not everybody can afford $50,000 for a truck (me being one of them) Your truck looks great. And reps for being a regular cab guy!!!

coldfusion73 03-15-2013 09:21 PM

nice truck! thanks for posting

lbram81 03-15-2013 09:26 PM

Throw some fog lights on that front end and you got yourself an Express model lookalike!

Good job and looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Chris b 03-15-2013 10:11 PM

Awesome truck bro keep us posted

dwanton 03-15-2013 10:35 PM

very nice --

paint the wheel , bumpers and grille gloss black and done !!!

glad to see the 315 70 17 fit nicely on the stock 17's

Asur 03-16-2013 09:51 AM

Very nice black sweet ride, I agree, go black with the rims.

oldbluehairhemi 03-16-2013 05:02 PM

the truck turned out great! keep up the good work

AJKirton 03-16-2013 09:22 PM

I am planning on painting the wheels, but actually like the looks of the matte bumpers. I spent a couple hours doing the power locks and power windows today. Will finish it tomorrow and post some pics of the process and wire routing. I will also try and get some good pics of where the inner door panel and the door panel need to be clearances. I am really happy with how things are looking. I have been able to trace the factory w iring throughout the door and under the dash. I will pull my meter out tomorrow and find my two power sources.

tclark 03-17-2013 12:46 PM

Your truck is looking good!

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