DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds When you are modding everything on your Dodge Ram, this is the place to showcase the build.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:01 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default Shears Beast Build

I have had my 2009 Ram 1500 Quad Cab for about a year now and have done a couple mods. So I thought it was time to start a build thread. Below are a couple pictures of her when I brought her home. Everything was stock except the tonneau cover. Don't know what brand tonneau cover because there isn't a single badge/marking on it.



__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-27-2013, 09:47 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

I started off small with the mods. The first mod I purchased was weathertec floor mats. Winter was coming and I didn't want to ruin my nice black carpet.


My next mod was an S&B CAI. I am really happy with the product. It looks real good under the hood. It also gave the stock exhaust a little bit deeper tone. I didn't see any MPG gain though like it promised.
__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2013, 09:54 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

After installing the CAI the mod bug really got to me.

I wanted to make the truck a lot louder so I went with a Flowmaster super 10 (single chamber muffler), cut the resonators off, and replaced the tips with black ones.
__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

This next mod I did was because Dodge decided to not put tow hooks on the sport. They are Mopar OEM style hooks. I bought a Dremel and cut out holes in the black bumper insert.The install was pretty easy. here's a pic
__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:02 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

While I waited around for money for a more expensive mod, I decided to debadge both sides of truck and plasti-dip the rear ram head emblem and grill. I only have a picture of the rear emblem, but you will see my grill and debadged sides in my next post.
__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2013, 10:11 AM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

finally I can post my most proud of mod. It is a 6" BDS lift kit with the 5" rear lift. I went with all BDS shocks and dual steering stabilizers. Me and a buddy installed it over a weekend (rear on sat, front on Sun). I did not install the 5/8" pre-load spacer into the front strut. Mostly because I was lazy and didn't want to compress the spring back on. And it was only 5/8" so I wasn't worried about it.

Tires are 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
Wheels are 18x9 XD Addicts











__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-27-2013, 12:22 PM
brandonjansen's Avatar
brandonjansen brandonjansen is offline
Lifted Cummins Fanatic


 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Age: 22
Posts: 5,730
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 CCSB 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie Limited
Color: Mineral Grey Metallic
Engine: 2011-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 800lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:1969
brandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant future
Default

Looks really good man! It's definitely coming along nicely. Love the look of those S&B intakes. I'm pretty stoked to put one on my next truck.

Rep for a good mod thread!

EDIT: Apparently I need to spread some rep around before I can give to you again. I'll hit you up when I can.
__________________

2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Limited Cummins Build Thread
8" BDS Long Arm Lift with Fox 2.0 Shocks | Dual Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer | 37x13.5 Toyo MT's | AMP Powersteps & Bedstep | Bakflip G2 | Mag-Hytec Rear Diff Cover
EST 500 hp/1268 ft-lbs at FW | H&S MiniMaxx Custom Tuned | 4" Flo Pro Stainless TBE | Sinister EGR Delete | ARP 425 Head Studs | 4.56 AAM/Yukon Gears | S&B Intake w/ Scoop
Guide to Leveling & Wheel and Tire Sizing for 06+ 4wd Ram 1500's
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-27-2013, 01:29 PM
Culler1983's Avatar
Culler1983 Culler1983 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Whitby
Age: 31
Posts: 91
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Dodgr Ram 1500 Sport
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:101
Culler1983 will become famous soon enoughCuller1983 will become famous soon enough
Default

Very sweet looking truck brother!!! Well done!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-27-2013, 05:19 PM
shears's Avatar
shears shears is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: maryland
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:47
shears is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks guys!

For my next mod I want to darken the headlights. Does anyone have a preference on which method? I hear the VHT nightshade is a good route to go.

For the taillights, should I darken them as well? They kind of blend into the red paint good and don't want them to stick out more. Any thoughts?
__________________
6" BDS Lift, 35x12.50x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 XD Addicts, FlowMaster Super 10, S&B Cold Air Intake, Solar Gard 20% window tint, WeatherTech DigitalFit floor mats, Debadged, Plasti-Dipped Grill and rear ram head emblem, Tow hooks
Taking Donations for more mods...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-27-2013, 05:26 PM
brandonjansen's Avatar
brandonjansen brandonjansen is offline
Lifted Cummins Fanatic


 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Age: 22
Posts: 5,730
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 CCSB 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie Limited
Color: Mineral Grey Metallic
Engine: 2011-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 800lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:1969
brandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant futurebrandonjansen has a brilliant future
Default

I don't think I'd touch the taillights. I think they look good they way they are.

As far as the headlights go, I'd probably try covers or something that's "undo-able" before I'd go with VHT nightshades.... just in case you don't like the look of it.
__________________

2012 Ram 3500 Laramie Limited Cummins Build Thread
8" BDS Long Arm Lift with Fox 2.0 Shocks | Dual Fox 2.0 Steering Stabilizer | 37x13.5 Toyo MT's | AMP Powersteps & Bedstep | Bakflip G2 | Mag-Hytec Rear Diff Cover
EST 500 hp/1268 ft-lbs at FW | H&S MiniMaxx Custom Tuned | 4" Flo Pro Stainless TBE | Sinister EGR Delete | ARP 425 Head Studs | 4.56 AAM/Yukon Gears | S&B Intake w/ Scoop
Guide to Leveling & Wheel and Tire Sizing for 06+ 4wd Ram 1500's
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:21 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum