snrusnak mod thread
Well I finally decided to make my mod thread. This will most likely be very slow going, but it will be nice to be able to look back in a year or so when I have everything done. My whole goal is to have a really sharp, clean looking white/black/chrome truck with decent performance all low budget. Another thing I'm trying to do is to pretty much keep all stock items, so the truck could easily be converted back to stock. Obviously everything won't work this way...
My truck is a 2010 ram 1500 quad cab 4.7L 2wd, 3.55 open differential. I bought it used with about 38,000 miles and already put over 10,000 miles on it in about 7 months agh I drive waaay too much lol. I can't even blame it on work or anything, I just simply drive alot...
The wife and myself the day I brought it home(was around superbowl time, GO PGH):
First mod was my superchips flashpaq 3865. All I can say is WOW, I can't even drive it without the tune anymore, it's a whole new truck. I bought direct from superchips and it was about $360.00.
Second mod was replacing the bald stock goodyears with these stock size 265 70 17 cooper zeon ltz's mounted on some american racing 9.5" wide wheels. They are teflon coated, pretty unique in my opinion. My dad gave them to me for free as payment for some work(he bought them used of his lawn guy or something like that). I love these tires, and wasn't crazy about the wheels at first, but you can't beat free haha! They've grown on me and I really like them now, especially with the chrome lug nuts and center caps. Even with the free wheels these tires ended costing me about $1,100.00 with the labor and lug kit, ouch!:
Third mod was adding these black powder coated go rhino dominator II step bars on. I really like the way they tie in more black and the stainless step pads match the chrome. I think I paid about $340.00 or so for these:
Fourth mod was the airaid dry drop in filter and MIT tube. I really like the dry filter because it's easy maintenance, you just wash with water and dish soap, let dry, then re install. I picked up the filter and tube for about $150.00:
Fifth "mod" was fixing the water leak at my 3rd brake light:
Also installed a Curt class IV hitch, very heavy duty....it was the same price as the class III. Can kind of see it in this crappy pic:
That's all I have as of now I think, at least all I have that is completed. Currently sitting in my garage ready to install is the following:
-Extra set of rear RT springs I need to cut to lower the rear about 1.5" or so
-Magnaflow Y pipe
-2011 large mud spats
Future mods are:
-Ram air tube to feed the airbox
-Replace all exhaust bends with mandrel, install Y pipe, and new 14" magnaflow muffler.
-4.10 or maybe 4.56 gearing with LSD
-Possibly a high stall aftermarket converter(Edge or similar)
-Possibly mechanical fan delete
-Possibly 180 degree tstat
-Front window tint to match rears
-B pillar tape removal
-Debadge partially(flexfuel badge and SLT badge only)
-Shorty headers if ever available
-Tint tail lights
-Tint amber turn signal lens in headlights
-Possibly paint bumpers and grill white to color match truck
-Possibly powdercoat the wheels to match more closely the stepbars
-Install the in cabin filter
-Do the rear seat fold down mod
-Soft bed cover
I think that's about all for my plan. I know you guys will get frustrated that I'm modding so slow haha but I just have alot going on with work, our house, and I also have a hobby in motorcycles so my time gets spread out. Hope it stays enjoyable :)
Good start! The truck looks great......and I look forward to the progress!!!!
Thanks Timmy! I really enjoy watching you mod your truck as well :)
One thing I left off is that I will probably eventually get some dedicated drag wheels/slicks. I'm not going all out with this truck, but it will still be fun to screw around, and the wheels will also fit my F100 that I am building, so it's not wasted money...
I already have mine picked out, but I'm going 4.10 LSD first!
Excellent thread....I like these build threads. :)
Great set of starter mods and an even better 'to do' list. Looking forward to watching it grow. :smileup:
I always enjoy looking at before and after
Looks good, where did you order your go rhino steps from?
If you go through the checkout process, then close the window at the end before you actually checkout and buy, and wait a day or so they will email you a 10% off coupon. If you wait several days they'll email you 15% off coupon.
Beautiful ride and modding canvas...
Looking forward to the unfolding for your mod thread journey.
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