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Powerwagon 46 03-31-2013 11:50 AM

Making a SLT look like a Laramie Longhorn
 
I'm a newbie to this forum but based on the excellent feedback from so many members I came up with another question. First a little explanation.

I really like the looks of the Laramie Longhorn but for reasons to long to go in to I don't want the hemi, I want the Pentastar V6. So I'm about to order a SLT with just about all the bells and whistles possible. I plan to order it in Copperhead Pearl. So my question is:
What would it take to make it look like a Longhorn? It appears as though front and rear bumpers would need to be replaced, the grill insert, addition of wheel flares and some body shop paint work.:shy2:

I'm not sure what this would cost (plenty I'm sure) but I think it would give me almost the best of both, the V6 on the SLT but looking almost like a Longhorn. Am I crazy or is it doable? ;)

Thanks for any advice!

Hardware 03-31-2013 08:31 PM

SLT...

http://www.ramtruck.ca/img/jellybeans/model1500_SLT.png

Longhorn Laramie...

http://www.ramtruck.ca/img/jellybean...0_LAR_LONG.png

In addition to what you've mentioned: front tow hooks; rims; chrome mirror covers.

You're potentially looking at a fair bit of $$$.

If you do this, I would recommend keeping a binder of pics documenting before and after - when you do go to sell/trade it in, you'll have visual proof that the work was done on a pristine truck and not done to cover crash damage.

Powerwagon 46 03-31-2013 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardware (Post 1055417)
SLT...

http://www.ramtruck.ca/img/jellybeans/model1500_SLT.png

Longhorn Laramie...

http://www.ramtruck.ca/img/jellybean...0_LAR_LONG.png

In addition to what you've mentioned: front tow hooks; rims; chrome mirror covers.

You're potentially looking at a fair bit of $$$.

If you do this, I would recommend keeping a binder of pics documenting before and after - when you do go to sell/trade it in, you'll have visual proof that the work was done on a pristine truck and not done to cover crash damage.

I think I answered my own question. My wife thinks I'm crazy and I starting adding up the costs which are very high and prohibitive. Also the post from "Hardware" about covering up damage made me think this might not be a good idea. So we will go as is.

Now should I get Chrome Bodyside Moldings. ANy thoughts?

Thanks!

blackrain86 04-01-2013 10:36 PM

Have you looked at the outdoorsman? Just add the chrome grille, chrome handles/mirrors. Switch out rims (if so desired). Get the headlights/taillights. Now if you want to do the interior you will need to do more yet.

You can get the two tone (but with grey instead) or get the monotone.

Just a thought. Good luck with what you decide!


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