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Ok so far I started with a 2010 2wd Ram 1500 Laramie. Shes got it all except 4 wheel drive and the ram box, wish i had both of those. :i_rolleyes:

* some of these pictures are not great quality i apologize in advance*

The day i bought her.


So far i have got the windows tinted and put on a Magnaflow mufflex DOD18 muffler.

Before tints (the window is half down its the best i have)


After tints
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php?albumid=575&pictureid=2482

And the Magnaflow!
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php?albumid=575&pictureid=2543

As she sits now
http://www.ramforumz.com/picture.php?albumid=575&pictureid=2485


So now i want bigger tires, still running stocker size right now. I was thinking the Nitto Trail grappler but im still not 100% sure what to go with yet.
If i do go with the nitto trails do i get the:
LT295/65R20 E 129/126Q (Overall Width: 12.13, Overall Diameter: 35.47)
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LT295/60R20 E 126Q (Overall Width: 12.13, Overall Diameter: 34.45)
or a completely different size??

I am open to suggestions on the tire brand and size. I would like a MT tire for the aggressive look and i do some work on the family farm but also do highway/city driving as well. *im keeping the stock 20" chrome rims*

I do have a 2" truxxx level kit on the way along with rough country 1/4" spacers, (http://www.topguncustomz.com/p-7809-025-09-11-dodge-ram-wheel-spacers-kit-5x55-bolt-pattern.aspx) just to be on the safe side when i do decide on a tire. It should be here soon. :smileup:

I am also kicking around the idea of getting some different shocks that would be a littler longer than stock to accommodate the level kit so as to keep the stock ride. i would like some suggestions on these as well.
* i cant use the bilstien 5100 adjustable shocks due to the fact they are 4x4 only*

Other mods on the list are:
Volant CAI
Spray in bed liner (line-x or rhino liner?)
WeatherTech Extreme-Duty DigitalFit Floor Liners
Maybe a different gear ratio due to bigger tires (not sure which?)
Some halo lights, they look sweet! (havent researched enough yet)

Thats all i can think of/ remember right now! Any suggestions, input and of course pictures :smileup: are welcome!
Thanks in advance for any help and ill keep this updated the best i can!
 

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Nice Ride, nice color, can't wait to see your next mods. I also put on a magnaflow 18, love it. Great sound
 

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Nice lookin truck man! Just a word of caution on the 295/60-20's. Another owner here experienced tire rub from contacting the upper control arm running that exact size on his OE 20's with the +19mm offset. You definitely want to run a +5mm or less so as to avoid tire contact to your control arms. Or invest in some wheel spacers with the built in hubcenter rings like these.
 

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Nice lookin truck man! Just a word of caution on the 295/60-20's. Another owner here experienced tire rub from contacting the upper control arm running that exact size on his OE 20's with the +19mm offset. You definitely want to run a +5mm or less so as to avoid tire contact to your control arms. Or invest in some wheel spacers with the built in hubcenter rings like these.
I was going to get some 1/4" spacers. Would the ones you mentioned be better? and where would i find some if so?
 

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Looking good, how do you like your magnaflow? I'm thinking of getting the 14 inch, what made you get the 18 inch
I love the magnaflow! I recorded some pro quality audio of it the other day at idle and revving it up a little in the parking lot at work, i need to post up the video. I went with the 18 because i wanted a good deep sound, no cabin drone but responsive when you step on it. Also i didnt want something so loud that it woke the neighbors and rattled windows :LOL: even though I woulda been fine with it just thinking of other :smileup: its highly recommended easy install expect the stock muffler was a bitch to get out! and one of my exhaust tips seems to sit a little lower but i think that my fault somehow, haven't figured out how to get it back up :4-dontknow: but its not noticeable by anyone else just me. You know how it is you notice things others dont on your own ride!
 

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Nice Ride, nice color, can't wait to see your next mods. I also put on a magnaflow 18, love it. Great sound
Thanks! i love the color! Originally i was looking for a silver but when i locked eyes on this blue i was sold! I dont think they are making this color of blue anymore in the newer models, i could be wrong though.

i just ordered my Volant CAI today for 300 shipped best price i have ever seen on these!

Level kit is on its way as well. :smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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Mods are coming in strong. Haha keep it up and you'll be falling behind on payments :p! Wish I had gotten a volant CAI instead of the K&N oh well :p
 

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Hey hey hey!!!!
You are now officially HOOKED!

With this thread you are now REQUIRED to mod and keep em coming
Kidding.....!!!!

:LOL:

Can't wait to see what you got and as it comes together :smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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Hey hey hey!!!!
You are now officially HOOKED!

With this thread you are now REQUIRED to mod and keep em coming
Kidding.....!!!!

:LOL:

Can't wait to see what you got and as it comes together :smiley_thumbs_up:
Haha I know now I have an obligation to the men and women of this forumz! :LOL:
 

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Ill get em on ASAP if not sooner! Im going to wait to put the level on when i do the tire also that way i can just knock it out all out at once! I will be doing the install along with help from a buddy of mine who is a mechanic so by that i mean ill be doing what he tells me :LOL: he is also going to mount and balance the wheels for me. Its nice to know people you can trust to work on your ride! If the Volant come in today hopefully i can put it in tonight. Not sure of how long the install will take, shouldnt be too long. i remember seeing a detail install thread on here somewhere they guy ended up having to mod the mod so ill be looking at that if i can find it again.
 

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Ill get em on ASAP if not sooner! Im going to wait to put the level on when i do the tire also that way i can just knock it out all out at once! I will be doing the install along with help from a buddy of mine who is a mechanic so by that i mean ill be doing what he tells me :LOL: he is also going to mount and balance the wheels for me. Its nice to know people you can trust to work on your ride! If the Volant come in today hopefully i can put it in tonight. Not sure of how long the install will take, shouldnt be too long. i remember seeing a detail install thread on here somewhere they guy ended up having to mod the mod so ill be looking at that if i can find it again.
I heard the Volant CAI needs some modification to fit right in.
Minor....but some...
 

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I heard the Volant CAI needs some modification to fit right in.
Minor....but some...
Yeah something about drilling another hole and maybe a couple other small adjustments which blows my mind that the design team of Volant has these over sights on their product.
 

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Yeah something about drilling another hole and maybe a couple other small adjustments which blows my mind that the design team of Volant has these over sights on their product.
Exactly!
So you are aware of it. That is a bonus as you are prepped for it.
This is the reason why I did not go that route.
You pay so much for something that needs to still be modded slightly
Oh well! :smileup:
 

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Exactly!
So you are aware of it. That is a bonus as you are prepped for it.
This is the reason why I did not go that route.
You pay so much for something that needs to still be modded slightly
Oh well! :smileup:
Yeah i know what you mean BUT brad did an excellent step by step of his install and ill be following that to the T :smileup: hopefully only a few choice words will be used during the install thanks to his thread but ill be ready! :box2:
 
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