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TonyD87 10-02-2011 06:26 PM

Converting my 2011 Ram Express to an R/T
 
I am in the process of converting my 2011 Ram Express to an R/T. So far I have the painted side mirrors and door handles. Also I just ordered spyder halo headlights. Next I need the 22" wheels and sport hood. If anyone has seen someone selling either of these please let me know. This week I will have my 2" rear lowering kit by ground force installed and I recently out the nav system in it. i will have pics soon. Has anyone else done this yet?

snrusnak 10-02-2011 08:09 PM

well just so you know, no matter what you do it will never really be an RT....if you want to make it similar or clone that'd be cool though. The whole interior in the RT is leather/top of the line/every option as far as I know, hood, wheels, torque converter, 4.10's with LSD, badging, springs(disregarded as you are lowering yours) are the main things...

TxRam 10-02-2011 08:27 PM

:doh:Why didn't you just buy the R/T?

snrusnak 10-02-2011 08:30 PM

well it sounds like from his mods he's not really trying to exactly clone an RT, he just wants an express with some other mods and maybe RT badging??? (I don't think you should clone it with badging, even if it were an exact replica....it's still not an RT...)

916Timmy 10-02-2011 08:45 PM

Probably the 10,000 dollar price difference!
I would get some different wheels though, the forged R/T rims are super expensive and hard to find! And there is nothing wrong with making your truck your own!!

Actionjackson 10-02-2011 09:07 PM

would like to see pics of the 2inch rear drop.

js1977 10-02-2011 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Actionjackson (Post 626936)
would like to see pics of the 2inch rear drop.

I just looked it up, it's only for reg cabs which sucks since it was only 200+ for it through Summit. The kit for our trucks (crew/quad) is part # 9984 and it's priced at 700+ (which isn't bad but still)...

RAMTX 10-02-2011 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by 916Timmy (Post 626919)
Probably the 10,000 dollar price difference!
I would get some different wheels though, the forged R/T rims are super expensive and hard to find! And there is nothing wrong with making your truck your own!!

Agree with you, if he wants to make his Express looks like a R/T, why not!!

stangallmotor 10-02-2011 11:16 PM

Post pictures of your drop! Get black SRT-10 wheels!

TonyD87 10-02-2011 11:27 PM

My plans for my truck are to look similar to the R/T with the hood, wheels, painted mirrors and handles but to also do some different mods. I got new headlights and I put a sway bar kit on it, I just have to get the lowering kit put on. Other then that I am going to put an upgraded torque converter and the 4.10 gearing. I hope it will eventually be faster then the R/T. It is my daily driver so I am just making it handle better and look better for now. I would have gotten the R/t at first but locally there wasn't any available. They ended up giving me a great deal on the express so I got it because I needed a new car since my ford f150 died. Overall this truck is so much better.


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