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After the demise of my last truck at the hands of a Grand Cherokee that thought my truck was a better way to stop than using his own brakes, it's time to look to the future. In that theme, I would like to introduce my new truck... soon to be dubbed "Green Mamba"

It's an '09 1500 QCRB Sport. The important features from the factory are the 5.7L, 3.92 anti-spin diff, 4wd, and I had the dealership put 17s on it for my winter rubber. The guy that had it before me had added side steps, a nasty fuel door, tailgate extender, rear helper bags, a magnaflow 2-in/2-out muffler, and managed to put 100,000 kms on it. Why did I buy such high mileage? Because the entire drive train and suspension are going to be changed out in the next year, so why buy a low mileage one. The body is in OK shape, the expected dents and dings for a used vehicle, and one box side has been repainted, badly.

In true Cdnoilram fashion, I am going hog wild on the build and I was ordering parts even before I had possession of the vehicle :smiley_thumbs_up: Everything will happen in several phases over the next year, because I want to have the truck to where I'll be happy with it by next year. It would be sooner, but I'm also paying for my wedding that will be in June.

Phase 1 mods, already ordered/received:

Stance and handling
McGaughy's 2/4 drop kit, this will be cut for a 3/5 drop
Spohn adjustable panhard bar, adjustable rear upper and lower control arms
Hellwig rear sway bar
EBC sport rotors, green stuff pads (was going to do SSBC kit but would have to run 18s and I don't feel like paying extra for winter rubber)

A few appearance mods
APM ram-air hood
Spyder smoked LED tail lights
Anzo smoked LED 3rd brake
Street Scenes roll pan

Phase 1.5 makin' it look unique in my own special way: (expected ~March)

2-tone paint job by Airdrie Autowerks. A little snakeskin green ('10 ACR viper green) just for a bit of pop :wow:
Custom '13 sport projector headlights
Shave tailgate badge and antennae
Building a custom grille - this is going to be sweet (I'm keeping this under wraps for now, that's all I'm gonna say)
Spray-in bed liner

Phase 2 mods are all performance, have most from old truck:

Arrington P&P BV eagle heads (have)
ARH 1 3/4" primary LT headers (have)
MGH built 545/68rfe hybrid transmission (scheduled to be built)
ported 6.1L intake manifold (have)
85mm BBK throttle body (have)
Nitrous Outlet 85mm nitrous plate (have)
ZEX wet kit (have)

I am looking for a 370 or 392 forged stroker kit/block to handle the novi 1200 I have, but that might take a year with all the custom fab work I'll need to do to make it all work.

Phase 3, may happen before phase 2... audio:

Pioneer 2-DIN HU (have)
Front door panels to hold 6.5" components + 8" mid sub (have)
Modify center console and build box to hold a JL 13TW5 downfire or cheap out and just get a FOX box for 2x JL 10W6s
JL HD 900/5 + 600/4 (have)


That's the plan so far, there will be plenty of changes and tweaks as I make progress, but this is the first truck that I've actually got a plan and want to stick to it. It's warmed up nicely the last few days which means the snow is melting a bit and the truck is absolutely filthy... so no pics until tomorrow after I wash it.
 

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Sounds like you have it all planned out

Tough about your other Ram, it was a nice ride
 

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Definitely look forward to watching this build Kurtis! :smileup:

- Cajun
 

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Looking forward to this! Your last build was amazing! :)
 

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Green Mamba! Green! :wow: Really!

As in this green?






I look forward to watching this build progress, although it may leave me a bit 'green' with envy. ;)
 

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Brad... you should realize that I love vibrant colors on vehicles. I biggest travesty I see is all vehicles being some drab and boring color. The only color that has ever jumped out at me in the Ram line was the late 90s electric blue and the Daytona's burnt orange. Everything else is just boring.

That would be the green I'm looking at :smileup: I wanted something like sublime green but with pearl/metallic and snakeskin is the closest I could find without getting too olive like Green With Envy. I did look at some of the HoK colors and a few others but my painter can make snakeskin himself as opposed to ordering a bunch of stuff directly from HoK.
 

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Here we go again. This build is gonna be badass and I will follow it all the way. My buddy has a Viper in that same color and it is definitely badass.
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Your half way there! It's a sport! :LOL:
That is pretty much what mine looked like when I opened the box. Differences include the wheels/tires, step rails, grille insert, mud flaps, gas cap and vent visors. Are any of these items listed going to survive....I'm thinking not. :)



Here we go again. This build is gonna be badass and I will follow it all the way. My buddy has a Viper in that same color and it is definitely badass.
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I think I stared longer then Kurits cause I finally noticed the Viper.
So....which one is your 'buddy'


Opps....sorry about the drool. :D
 

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When I'm down in February we will have to meet up, look forward to watching this build!
 

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Your half way there! It's a sport! :LOL:
That is pretty much what mine looked like when I opened the box. Differences include the wheels/tires, step rails, grille insert, mud flaps, gas cap and vent visors. Are any of these items listed going to survive....I'm thinking not.
Wheels are staying, they'll be my winter wheels, but the tires will be swapped to a set of studded Nokian Hakkapelitta 5 winters. Step rails, mud flaps, gas cap, helper bags, and vent visors will disappear and the grill is the OEM one, but it's getting some 'custom' treatment.
 

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First, I pick the girl on your right, your friend or not I don't care. If it's your daughter... well then Dad we're going to be spending a lot more time together, thank god we have things in common like modding and beer :D But I must detest your "all other colors are boring" though sir... no no no, there's no changing your mind and saying "well okay I forgot about that color and/or I like your truck".

It's cool...

I have the ugly duckling in the family. But by god I will make sure that thing is shined up and GLEAMING everyday so if there's just an off chance that I might stop by to visit, or your running down to the border to grab parts and I'm already there waiting for goodies you'll get a sharp sun beam right in your eyes bouncing off my bright blue boring paint job. It haunts you and eventually you'll be driving down the street past a McDonald's and BOOM there it is again and you'll just flip your lid going "Dammit there it is again!! Typical fricken American with his shined up Chrome and bright Blue boring paint at a damn McFatty's!! Everywhere I go it's like a screwed up version of where's Waldo where it's damn easy to find him :SHOCKED:







But really I'm looking forward to the build of your new truck, and thank you Shawn for pointing me in the right direction :smileup:
 

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Can't wait to see this!

(Can you PWEASEEEE get me a part number off those 2013 17" wheels? I can't find one anywhere and you're the first I've seen to actually own a set).
 
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