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Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 PM
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Okay so to start this off my 98 ram 1500 sport 5.2l with 131k on the clock and it is my first truck..i had been looking for months before i got my license so i could find one i like and start modding it..well apparently jersey in home to some awful 2nd gens and i was set on getting one...i had looked at this one and after looking at a couple more pulled the trigger and brought her home..paid 3600 knowing it would need some work but it was in great shape compared to the others i had looked it.

Here's a pic of her getting loaded up to come home:
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needless to say i was one happy kid and once i got her home i instantly started looking her over and checking everything and started making a list of what it would need...at the time i didnt know it would be a long windy road...its gonna take a while to upload all the pics but itll be done soon enough!
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:54 PM
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heres a pick of the day she left:
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the first thing i did was wash her and when i removed the bed liner there was a foot of mulch...so i power washed it and gave it a nice coat of bedliner..
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and after i began to clean up and undercoat the whole truck(because jersey winters destroys trucks)

next on the list was the rear pinion seal..and of course it was a dealer part..so after waiting a week that seal was replaced
driveshaft.jpg

(sorry getting all the mechanical stuff out of the way first)
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heres a pick of the day she left:
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the first thing i did was wash her and when i removed the bed liner there was a foot of mulch...so i power washed it and gave it a nice coat of bedliner..
Attachment 29666

and after i began to clean up and undercoat the whole truck(because jersey winters destroys trucks)

next on the list was the rear pinion seal..and of course it was a dealer part..so after waiting a week that seal was replaced
driveshaft.jpg

(sorry getting all the mechanical stuff out of the way first)
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heres a pick of the day she left:
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Attachment 29666

the first thing i did was wash her and when i removed the bed liner there was a foot of mulch...so i power washed it and gave it a nice coat of bedliner..
bed painted.jpg
and after i began to clean up and undercoat the whole truck(because jersey winters destroys trucks)

next on the list was the rear pinion seal..and of course it was a dealer part..so after waiting a week that seal was replaced
Attachment 29668

(sorry getting all the mechanical stuff out of the way first)
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thread got messed no idea what happened...
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that night i started researching mods and good upgrades for my truck and thats when i came across the z and man its helped me a ton! especially double0ram!
just want to say thank you for all the help!

moving on...

it wasnt long before i came across wermbang and his black mamba cai:
decided to make my own!
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after reading up on and completing that i had been reading about the tb mod..i had no idea what this was but with a little research on the z i found out it was the throttle body mod..my dad didnt beleive it would change anything he thought it would just mess things up..but i was determined...
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so after that was all said and done it was time to tackle the exhaust...the old one was horrible rusted welded together and right after the cat a nice ole soda can hold er together!(ill try to snag a pic of that soon)
but after a lot of research and a review of the bank account i went with the summit cat back 3in in 2 1/4 out with 3.5 in tips after some sweat modifying and long nights it was on..what took so long was getting the old one off:
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i love the exhaust and for 300 bucks it was worth it just wishing it had more tone and eventually planning to but a flowmaster muffler on it and replace the soda can!
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Mods coming next week:
sony xplod head unit
dick cepek dc2 rims
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well these mods were put on hault about a month ago..after finally getting to drive her with the new exhaust i noticed..my front axle was leaking..and i knew it was gonna be a pain so took it over to the neighbors garage and a week and a half later she was done

i dont know what they were thinking when they made the seals inner seals...

here's a pic of it all apart:

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while it was apart i replaced the sway bar links and replaced the old rancho steering stabilizer with a new pro comp one..and after all that im still fighting the front end shutter
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Your truck Is coming along great man

And you gotta watch out fir Jaron, soon enough he'll be telling you it needs a 12" lift and 38"s on it
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