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    Thread: My new(to me) Dodge 2500 regular cab 4x4, let me show you it

    1. Member Atl-Atl's Avatar
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      11-09-2013 12:09 PM #1
      Just picked it up earlier this week. Will be used as a work truck/DD/tow rig for my Golf R. It is a one owner truck with 150K and full service records! Gasser unfortunately but I didn't want to pay the ridiculous premium for a diesel that I don't need. Its a total stripper model, manual everything. I love that the Dodge's still have manual transfer cases even, F this push button nonsense. This truck is a modern day Jeep Comanche on crack, pickup truck perfection in my opinion. It rides like absolute crap and I love it. The reg cab/gas engine combo is so light for the suspension it bounces around worse than my car with the coilovers set to full stiff, I love it. The light weight also makes it sit really friggin high. I look down at the roof of 1/2 ton trucks and I haven't even put the big tires on yet! I need to play around with tire pressures before it gets too annoying though. I have always dreamed of owning a regular cab fullsize truck so things are pretty good right now! Its at the shop getting tinted as we speak. My thumbs are killing me from removing all the stickers and badges. Those SXT stickers were a biiiiiiitch. The only ones sticking around are the RAM and 2500 heavy duty badges on the doors. Has a 2.5" leveling kit and will be getting 35s or 37s in the next week or so. I might do a build thread if I join one of the Ram forums, or maybe on here or maybe not.


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      11-09-2013 12:18 PM #2
      It's good looking man.

      I love white trucks with the dark wheels.

      What kind of tires are you looking at?

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      11-09-2013 12:36 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by HookedOn16v View Post
      It's good looking man.

      I love white trucks with the dark wheels.

      What kind of tires are you looking at?
      Thanks. Tires will depend, my buddy has a lightly used set of Pro Comp extreme AT 35s that he might give me for free! Otherwise it'll be getting some 37s.

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      11-09-2013 03:05 PM #4
      Back from the teeeint shop. 3M 15%. It's really not that dark, pic just turned out crazy.




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      11-12-2013 01:46 AM #6
      Swung by my buddies to compare the size of our "you know whats." His truck is a 4 door shortbed cummins with the same leveling kit but 35" tires. Im only on 33s and my truck sits about an inch higher than his. The gas engine really does make it sit higher. Also his truck is an 07 and mines an 08. Notice the difference between the headlights and taillights.






    6. 11-12-2013 04:46 AM #7
      Thanks for this awesome post. There’s a lot of useful and interesting information on here. Keep up the top work!

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      11-12-2013 08:58 AM #8
      Ugh, I'd love to own a full size truck just like yours some day.

      Congrats on the new ride, looks amazing! Keep us posted on the progress.
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I cannot begin to imagine the amount of gas that has gone through both the engine and those seats.
      IG: rynschwz

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      11-12-2013 09:40 AM #9
      Now that is a truck!

    9. 11-13-2013 08:02 AM #10
      Looks great. Hope it lasts forever

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      11-13-2013 08:01 PM #11
      Swung by 5R trucks in Golden CO today to have some 35s installed that my buddy gave me, for free!!! All I had to pay was mounting and balancing.

      They build huge and sometimes ridiculous trucks at this place. Here is a snippet of what is parked in front any time you drive by.




      And here is my truck with the newly installed Pro Compt Extreme AT 35x12.5 17s.




      Here are the before and after shots.


      33"s




      35"s




      Random front and rear shots.






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      11-14-2013 09:01 AM #13
      I'd mount some Hella lights up front then call it a day. Looks great, super jelly
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I cannot begin to imagine the amount of gas that has gone through both the engine and those seats.
      IG: rynschwz

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      11-15-2013 05:24 PM #14
      Sweet Ram!

      Here's my '12 3500 HD DRW:



      Before this truck, I pretty much swore off anything Chrysler, but I really like the Ram trucks now. Mine's a Hemi as well (the Cummins Diesel was just too much of a price premium), but for a 7,500 lb truck, it still has more than enough power.

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      12-13-2013 04:43 PM #15
      I love the new Rams as well. They seem to be really good trucks for the money.

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      12-14-2013 04:46 PM #16
      Perfect truck, love the steel wheels! Nice and clean.

      I love the no nonsense look of regular cabs. I'd add color-matched ARE topper and call 'er good

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      12-15-2013 06:31 PM #17
      Sweet truck!

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      12-16-2013 04:06 AM #18
      Thanks for the compliments guys. Ive been crazy busy at work plus I finally moved all my junk from Wisco to Denver a couple weeks ago then we had Turkey Day and I moved into a new place here in Denver. I haven't had a spare second to mess with the truck except for bolting on a topper that I picked up cheap just so I didn't have to rent a trailer to move haha. Here are some pics with it fully loaded. Thanks to Harbor Freight I was able to fit every last drop of my worldly possessions in a single trip! I would guesstimate there is about 1000lbs in the back of the truck in these pics. The topper is from a 90s Chevy and it just barely fit but I didn't have clamps so I just screwed it to the bedsides with sheet metal screws. It got the job done and its coming off this week hopefully. When I get it off I will finally do some mods to the truck starting with bed related shenanigans. I do kinda like having the topper, would make for some fun/easy car-camping but I like the look of an open bed a little better. Plus I plan to do some cool stuff with the bed in the near future.






    17. 12-16-2013 10:40 AM #19
      Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing this thing progress .

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      12-16-2013 08:57 PM #20
      I love camper shells.

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      12-24-2013 05:53 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwgn View Post
      Thanks for the update. I look forward to seeing this thing progress .


      Quote Originally Posted by Little Byron View Post
      I love camper shells.
      Sorry, its gone already.

      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

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      12-24-2013 05:54 PM #23
      Took a bit to get it all installed and take pics but here are the "bed mods" I did this week. Some day Ill get rid of the terrible plastic bedliner and get an actual spray in one. Its towards the top but not the first thing on the list right now. Picked up the toolbox off craigslist for $150. Probably a little steep considering this particular one is only $279 new but whatever, saved $150. The black is peeling a little but the locks are in good shape and I got both keys and the tool tray. The Fabtech spare tire mount I also picked up off craigslist, $100. Its definitely used and has paint chips etc. but whatever its cool/cheap/works. I put a rubberized padlock on it so it should be going anywhere. I do need to replace the hardware with stainless at some point though.














      Made sure to leave plenty of room to go bigger.



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      01-05-2014 02:33 PM #24
      Cruised up to Copper Mountain yesterday. Took almost 3 hours to get there. There was about a foot of fresh snow. Skiing was incredible. Truck looks like sh*t haha.


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      01-05-2014 03:01 PM #25
      The truck looks awesome, very 'fvck off, snow'
      Plans for a brush gaurd?
      Whats the purpose of relocating the spare to the bed? It looks cool, but seems you loose a lot of utility that way.

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