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Old 06-02-2012, 01:04 PM
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Hi ya'll. I picked up this ride a few months back and and wanted to throw some pics up to help with anyone deciding how to do their own trucks.





Factory SRT 22x10 wheels and 285/45/22 tires and no rub on the wheel wells. On city streets however, the front wheels will hit the inside well on certain dips and has rubbed thru to some metal which really isn't safe The rear axle strikes the frame on occasion as well, especially with any load in the bed.

The Wheel well lips (?) have been cut in the back, when I throw stuff in the bed and the tire hides some, there is only a slight space between rubber and outer wheel well, but it does not rub amazingly.

There is noticeable camber on the front wheels, but after about 5000 miles there is no abnormal wear on the inside of the tires.

I can put air into the rear shocks via an air compressor with a hose. The valve is under the tail gate next to the opening for the tire lowering thing. At full, the rear lifts close to 2 inches and firms everything up nicely.

The whole truck got new paint, including bumpers and door handles, and mirrors from a newer model. I also stripped the badges.

Here's where I need your guys help!
1. How can I keep the rear axle and frame from hitting each other? some kind of cushion??
2. Is this a "Sport" model? I have a black vinyl interior which is nice, but manual windows.
3. How can I protect my front tires from rubbing thru the inner plastic well and hitting the metal behind it? Is there a simple way to firm it up?

Thanks in advance for your help, if anyone has any questions about the setup or how it rides please feel free to ask.
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Truck looks really clean, those 4th gen mirrors look badass on there.
Sounds like you need to notch your frame in the rear to give you axle more travel so it doesn't hit your frame. Wont cost a lot.

Pretty sure no "Sport models" came with roll up windows. If it has new bumpers like you said, it was probably just a base model and someone added those bumpers to the outside to make it look like a sport. (still looks good)

Is it the 4.7 or 5.7 motor?
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Cool. I think notching the frame is whats needed, thanks.
Not sure if bumpers are new, just recently painted. I dont mind if its a base model really but manual windows BLOW when you want them down. I wasnt used to the huge space inside, haha.
Its just a 4.7 but fine for me, for now.
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No prob, glad u like them. I turned the wheels to the side to show wheel clearance for parties interested.
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Notch frame is easy. Get a saws all or however you say it with some good metal blades and go to work. I don't know about the front. You could install a set of helper bags for the rear and that would deffinately stiffen things up for a load. Truck does look good. One thing about dodges is they always look good dropped.
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Truck looks good man, IMO it would look better if you were to plasti-dip those rims...I might be a little biased with the whole blacked out look though

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Really nice ram I have a black 03 that I want to do the exact same thing too it like the srt10 rims and all. I have a question about the bumpers, when you said you painted them were they chrome before? My bumpers and grill frame is chrome and im wondering if I could paint over that or would i just have to get new black ones. Thanks
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Notch frame is easy. Get a saws all or however you say it with some good metal blades and go to work. I don't know about the front. You could install a set of helper bags for the rear and that would deffinately stiffen things up for a load. Truck does look good. One thing about dodges is they always look good dropped.
I have a saws all, gotta see if I have the proper blades. I would love to do this myself if I can. And yeah, I love these trucks sitting low.

I like the idea of black wheels but not ready to commit to it.

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Really nice ram I have a black 03 that I want to do the exact same thing too it like the srt10 rims and all. I have a question about the bumpers, when you said you painted them were they chrome before? My bumpers and grill frame is chrome and im wondering if I could paint over that or would i just have to get new black ones. Thanks
The bumpers were already black, so I'm not sure if they were chrome underneath at some point. You can paint your chrome bumpers though, i've seen many threads on this site about doing just that.
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I really like your truck although I have no advice for you but maybe you can help me.
I picked up a 03 sport looking to drop it cost effective,how did you lower yours I maybe looking into a 2/4 drop but your does look nice.
Mine is a 4x4 is yours a 4x4?Looking forward to your reply.

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