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Old 08-29-2013, 11:23 PM
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Well, I blame you...and you...and especially you for this. When I joined I just wanted to lurk and glean some knowledge. But NOOOO, you had to show me all these cool things called "mods" and then it was all over except the buying.

I was seriously only going to level the truck. Then I figured I might as well ad Bilsteins instead. An upgrade AND it leveled the truck. Then I discovered PlastiDip. CRAP! And then, and then and then...

If you haven't figured it out yet this is where I plan on putting pics to all my mods. I will collect them from previous posts to place here.

Here is the not so blank canvas:







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First mod I did was the adjustable Bilstein 5100s on the front:









This was done at a local shop. The owner ended up being the cousin of one of the guys who works for me. No, I didn't get a discount. It took about an hour and a half all total. They were set at 2.8"
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Well, I blame you...and you...and especially you for this. When I joined I just wanted to lurk and glean some knowledge. But NOOOO, you had to show me all these cool things called "mods" and then it was all over except the buying.

I was seriously only going to level the truck. Then I figured I might as well ad Bilsteins instead. An upgrade AND it leveled the truck. Then I discovered PlastiDip. CRAP! And then, and then and then...
Uh, you were on here before I was, so it is you that I should be blaming. Gawd, I love this site! Reps for the good laugh!
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Uh, you were on here before I was, so it is you that I should be blaming. Gawd, I love this site! Reps for the good laugh!
No. No definetly not me. Must have been the other guy.

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My second mod was an easy one. A customer shifter from Billet Technology:



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post pics of your plasti dip job please.
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I finally took the plunge and dipped my badges. Oh, and I don't want to hear any crap about using shooting targets for the masking/over spray. They were defective anyway. They had some kind of bullet repellent sprayed on them. Unevenly too. It seemed to be heavier towards the middle.

Anyway, I sprayed the grill RAM and the tailgate RAM as well as the two HEMI badges. I took off the door badges as well as the 4x4 tailgate badge. I couldn't bring myself to take off the HEMI badges because HEMI means kickass!

I masked off the red 5.7 liter lettering because I liked the red/black contrast.

A few tips:

- Take your time. Mask well, spray well. It will make things easier.
- Have a small disposable paint brush on hand. I used paper towels but the brush would have made things easier.
- Start pulling masking tape CAREFULLY about 5 minutes after the last coat. This will make the de-masking an easier process. This will also pull up the edges of the Plasti Dip and will make final Plasti Dip removal easier.

Now, I didn't do some of the above steps because I always try to get shit done quickly. This is where the brush comes in. I masked the 5.7 liter lettering as I said above BUT I didn't realize the Plasti Dip wouldn't rip clean on the tape edge since it was completely covered. I scored it with a razor blade but I had some of the chrome get exposed.

Take a scrap piece of the masking paper. Spray the Plasti Dip in a large dot for a couple of seconds. Take the brush, dip it in the Plasti Dip and carefully "paint" the exposed chrome. You will need to do this in layers just like the original process. I did this right away so the Plasti Dip on the badge still wasn't 100% dry. Feather and/or blend the new stuff with the old. This may seem a little OCD but I hated the chrome showing through. To avoid this step: TAKE YOUR TIME.

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The after:






The angle and light make the badges look grey but they are black. I also debadged a little:



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I also PlastiDipped the Sport grille inserts:



You can read it here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=145897



The debadging you can read here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=145396
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Truck looks awesome, i too have lurked for 3 years and now the mod bug got me

Any tips on the custom shifter?
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Truck looks awesome, i too have lurked for 3 years and now the mod bug got me

Any tips on the custom shifter?
marko did an awesome write up on the switch. Check here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=48088
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marko did an awesome write up on the switch. Check here:

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Thx, never found that one in my search
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