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I am ordering a 1500 LAramie Longhorn but want it to be off road capable like an outdoorsman. What options should / can I include on my order to achieve an outdoorsman + Longhorn blend?

I plan to use it for hunting and fishing.
 

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I actually sell these things at a dodge dealership in Canada. All the trim levels of rams are quite capable of going into the woods for hunting and fishing, so I only have a few suggestions for add ons. Defiantly the skid plate protection group would be valuable, as well as the rambox for storage of rifles and fishing rods. The thing you should do before your first trip would be putting in a leveling kit for added clearance on the front, as well as replacing the factory tires with some 8 or 10 ply rubber as the 4 ply passenger tires these things come with will leave stranded with some flat tires in the woods.
 

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Skid Plates, tow hooks and a 3.92 lsd. Then level it and get some real tires on her :D
 

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I just ordered a longhorn a couple weeks ago. Among some other options, I got the Limited slip diff, the skid plates, and I plan on lifting it 2 inches and getting some beffy tires. Probably going to get a rear locker some day.

Like DonJonny said, the Rambox is nice for rods and rifles, but I did not ops for it because it makes the already short bed, quite narrow. I am used to the 8 foot bed on my old dualy, so going down to the 5 foot 7 inch box is harsh enough to have it be narrow too :p
 

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The goals should be traction, clearance and vehicle recovery.

Traction is easy. Anti Spin Diff, aggressive Mud and Snow tire. There's not much else necessary or availble.

Clearance will be achieved with a lift AND/OR using a high profile or no nerf bar. Gotta get the middle up. How much up depends on the terrain and the driver.

Recovery is tow hooks in the front and at least a D-ring for the hitch in the rear, skids for the guts (which ironically lower the clearance some a lot of times), and being prepared (straps and winch if you think you're gonna need it).
 

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Give it some serious thought if you are really going to use the Ram box to haul your rifle around. Maybe someone here can chime in about the Ram box being totally sealed from the elements, especially dust. The Laramie Longhorn should be loaded to the max as it is. Heated seats and steering wheel, and skid plates were on mine when we discovered each other on the lot. Get some good mats to keep the snow and mud out along with the other things mentioned.
 
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