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Old 09-10-2014, 11:00 AM
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So I have posted about this truck before but im starting a new thread for her as I have more free time now and would love to share what Im doing with here in the near future.

So here is where im at right now.
its a 2001 dodge ram 1500 with 5.2L V8, it has a little over 182k on it, still running same motor/tranny.

Mods i havent really done any. I put a soft cover over the dash recently just because its getting old and it will need to be replaced.

I got a little bigger tires 235/85/16 Goodyear G133 (yes off a box truck), and they are actually really good in the mud/snow/dirt/road though a little loud but the exhaust drowns it out lol. The nice part about the tires is the steel belting (ive been told) is also in the side wall. I see that as a good feature for off roading though it adds alot of weight. I might get another used set as I didnt rotate them and now have one wheel that is really low.

I also have a write up for anyone who wants it that shows you how to put LEDs in your vents and make them come on with the running lights (my friends like them) I will post that soon as I get the photos off my old phone.

I got some basic maitnence that needs to come first but after that I will work on my build list and will aim for a decent truck (not a big show truck) but more of a budget friendly mod list that anyone can use and figure out.

In addition I have returned to college and now have access to a nice metal shop to help me a little bit and should be able to modify some parts, but in my builds I will try to show backyard friendly builds for people.

Also I might post some pics of off roading as I have a friend that has been hitting me up to do some.

Feel free to give sugestions or even PM me about things. I will try to be on more often and Post what I can.

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Old 09-11-2014, 08:22 PM
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You got me beat in the old department, but I've got over 202,000 miles. My Ram has been the best vehicle that I've ever owned, first car was a 1962 Impala SS, been driving imports since 1971, Ram is my first American truck.
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Well I got the new bumper on this weekend and put some LED strips for the licence plate on. The original plan was to install a 3rd gen bumper on it but that proved to be too much work so I bought one off another truck and installed it.


Also i put some paint on the hitch to just make it look a little better. If I come across another one of those I will replace it cause its looking a little rusty.

Also I got this thing

I am also getting a visor for the truck but I have this in my yard and im debating on installing it or just selling it. Im not 100% sure I want this or a backrack, comments?
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bumper and hitch look good.
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Would love to see some more pics of your ride!
I've got a second gen in the same/similar color
(though Beast is in desperate need of some work and TLC)

New bumper lookin good!
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I can take some pics of her. Im hoping to get some new tires this weekend too and just like any girl she would love to show off some new shoes lol
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