DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2009 Dodge Ram Forum


2009 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2009 Dodge Ram!

Latest Vendor News
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2013, 01:19 PM
bigman2614 bigman2614 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 30
Posts: 3
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
bigman2614 is on a distinguished road
Default Upgrading wheels, adding cold air intake and tonneau cover, suggestions please!

Hey All,

Just purchased a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi Laramie Crew Cab. The truck looks great already but I wanted to get some suggestions from the seasoned vets around here!

First, the wheels. My Truck is black/chrome. I wanted to get some primarily black wheels with the same setup (60R20, 275's, 20", 5x5.5..correct me if I'm wrong). I've been looking at some nice procomp's, the 8188, but I don't see any that will fit my current build, anyone have any good resources and suggestions, I would like to keep that cost to about $1,000.

Next, should I go with the K&N filter for a cold air intake? What's the best on the market?

Finally, the bed cover, would like a black hard tonneau cover, anyone have great luck with a certain brand?

Thanks for the help all, I'm looking forward to making my Ram awesome for the road.

Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 01-22-2013, 12:16 AM
RyanJM's Avatar
RyanJM RyanJM is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Houston
Age: 39
Posts: 1,907
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Express RC
Color: Black Express Package
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
RyanJM will become famous soon enough
Thumbs down

I got some 20x9 dick cepek torque wheels in black with a little machine part for $800 with tax mounted and balanced. Undercover is the one most of my coworkers use and seem to like. I have the ram box so I am going with the bak flip. There is a write up on a S&b cold air setup that is a bit nice than the k&n it's what I plan on ordering for my hemi

2014 Black Express, 4.5" Maxtrac lift, Ballistic Razorback's 20x9, 35x12.5 Federal Cougaria MT's, DeeZee tailgate assist, K&N drop in filter, magnaflow 16" welded in, Diablo Trinity, 20% tint on the front and 5% on the rear glass, AVS Smoked Aeroskin, HID 3000k fogs, 6000k HID's in the projectors.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 AM
jah1357 jah1357 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Age: 40
Posts: 4
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
jah1357 is on a distinguished road

Rims I gotta say Cepek are really nice, and sturdy too if your into offroad. Do your reviewing though first. Some of those lower grade wheels have substandard finishes that easily come off when your back country, I've had some experience. As for your tonneau you cant go wrong with the Bakflip if you're wanting the hard cover. Soft cover there are a few options, I personally like the trifecta trifold. Its cheap and easy to open and close. Cold air I use a K&N on my F150 and a Airraid on my ram. Performance wise they are equal but I love the sound I get out of the Airaid.
Hope that helps!

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 AM.

= Copyright a Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.