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Old 12-08-2014, 04:50 PM
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Oh - and that modified hood on the old/previous ride is proper stuff
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Obviously a very late contribution to this post - but if read - RESPECT - very nice! Im bringing a lifted Ram in June 15 with Dick Cepeck Mud Countrys and up for mudding if you are
As much fun as it would be, i've spent far too much on this truck to be flinging around a muddy field collecting dents and scratches on the paint, the hood on my old truck was a SRT10 hood unfortunately dodge don't make them for the newer one's otherwise I would have had that at the top of my shopping list, i know you can get the carbon fibre or the fiberglass one's but I'm old school and like and prefer the metal one's.
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I know it has been a while since you've posted up on here britplod, but I figured I'd give it a shot and see if you could answer a couple of questions for me?

The wife and I are possibly moving to the UK in the next couple of years. My Ram is the nicest truck I have ever owned, and I would LOVE to bring it with us when we come over. A couple of concerns I have are: Can you get proper service over there for these trucks (factory type service) in case of issues? If so, where have you gotten yours serviced, and are they any good? Is it really difficult driving your truck over there due to the small roads, or are you ok as long as you don't go into small village roads etc? How are they legislation-wise with mods (lift etc)? Are they allowed?

Thanks in advance for any info you might be able to share, my wife is a Brit, and my parents were Brit so we are looking forward to the possibility of coming back to blighty.
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Rather than the pickup version I've got the Day Van. I'll be having it converted to LPG this afternoon due to the excessive petrol (gas) prices.

In terms of servicing you will have to investigate locally for an expert, but since they're still just cars, that shouldn't be too difficult. A lot of small garages specialise in imports of the Transatlantic variety and often run one or two for personal use. The one of this type closest to me imports old police cruisers which he strips out and remodels with newer police equipment. Parts can be a bit hard to source as there are just so many that an importer can hold at any one time. Fortunately Rock Auto can usually come to your aid and - even including transantlantic S&H - can work out no more expensive than sourcing them locally.

Yes, they can be a bit of a handful on some narrow back roads. Near to me there's one where I have to drive with the left hand wheels in the gutter and the right hand tyres bumping over the central divider cats' eyes (Bott's Dots). Mods such as lifts are acceptable, but be prepared for police interest (even if it's only to rubber neck) as it's vital to have an engineer's report to show that all aspects of safety regulations have been met.

So ... Welcome back home ex, ex-pat.

One important point: You can avoid a lot of the import duties if you can prove that you've owned and used the car in the states for at least 6 months prior to import.
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^ Thanks so much for the reply! I appreciate the insight.

Good to know about the import taxes (although we will be coming over from Canada - I'm sure the same rules will apply). Also good to know that places like Rockauto can ship over there as well.

I have found a few places online that appear to specialize and work on the Rams, so that's great news.

Sounds like I'd be better off waiting to get my lift installed there as well, due to the certification you mentioned. I'd guess it's common if a place there installs lifts, they'd be up on that sort of thing.

Again thanks for the help, and I'll be sure to keep my eye on the UK forum here!

Cheers!
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Yes; it's the same for Canada. Both my previous Jeep Grand Cherokee and the current Dodge came from there and I've seen the import duty waivers.

On the whole reasonable lifts up to 4" can be carried out on a DIY basis with little interference from the authorities, but if you cock it up or have an accident without informing your insurer you could be in serious trouble. At worst they can cancel the policy and you will be deemed to have been driving without insurance. These days the car will be seized and crushed if that happens!

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