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Old 04-15-2019, 12:10 PM
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Good morning, folks!

A week ago I drove to Georgia to trade out my 2011 Durango for a 2003 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 Off Road 5.9L Magnum V8. Before my Durango I had an '08 Ram 1500 4.7 and loved the truck but hated the engine (especially when hauling my Yamaha R6). I'm so glad to be back in the Ram family! I'm not doing too many mods right now. I'm mostly focusing on creature comforts and safety items like new tires, USB/Aux port installs, window tinting (coming soon), and fixing hazy headlights. Here are a few items I think are "special" features about the truck:

Black Leather Interior
Infinity Sound System with sub woofers
Aftermarket Kenwood XDC-X791 Radio
Husky Bed Tool Box
USB and Aux Ports added to Dash
Black Nerf Bars (being delivered today!)

I have attached a couple of pictures of my rig as of yesterday after cleaning up the headlights. I can post more pictures later, but these are the most current I have right now.

So glad to be here!
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:46 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you back in the Ram family....You'll find the folks here are friendly and quite knowledgeable. Looks like you have a handle on the profile. Keep us posted on your upgrades. Nice looking Ram....
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:37 PM
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Welcome to Ramforumz! We're glad to have you back in the Ram Family. That's quite a trade you made. Thanks for posting the pictures, she looks good for a truck of her age. Clean! You'll find a lot of information on this forum. Browse through & have a look. Lots of friendly members here, too. Again, welcome & enjoy the forum!
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:25 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forumZ, glad to have you join the community! I agree, that is a very clean looking 3rd gen, nice truck man, congrats and thanks for sharing your pics! Nice mod list to start, too. Have to ask, what did you use to clean up the headlights? I really have to start thinking about that now, too. Mine has only gotten bad in the past couple years due to moving and having no carport so stuck parking outside so would appreciate the advice. Lots of great people and info, too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Thanks everyone for the warm reception. Yes, it was quite the trade in many aspects, but all-in-all, I believe it was the right decision... And my kids love it! HA!

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Hello and welcome to the forumZ, glad to have you join the community! I agree, that is a very clean looking 3rd gen, nice truck man, congrats and thanks for sharing your pics! Nice mod list to start, too. Have to ask, what did you use to clean up the headlights? I really have to start thinking about that now, too. Mine has only gotten bad in the past couple years due to moving and having no carport so stuck parking outside so would appreciate the advice. Lots of great people and info, too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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CajunDodge, I've tried so many times on so many vehicles to get this right. I used the Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit on both the Ram and my wife's '07 Volvo and it works great. The problem is, they turn again in only a few months... BUT, (thanks to Mr. Scotty Kilmer on YouTube) I found that if I apply the Meguiar's Keep Clear Headlight Coating at the end instead of the sponge method they include and then reapply every 6 months, the headlights actually stay looking great! Hope that helps!

Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit:
https://www.autozone.com/wash-cleane...kit/379532_0_0

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Old 04-17-2019, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the info, I'm a big fan of Meguiar's products, appreciate it man!

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