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Old 04-01-2014, 05:33 AM
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Just picked up my 2003 Ram 1500 slt last Friday.

The previous owner was the first owner and barely used it. The truck has 64,000 miles on it and is in great condition overall (there's a dent on the rear bumper on the driver's side but it's not that bad).

I cleaned the truck inside and out, and did some maintenance work.

Changed the oil, put in a new oil filter, put in a K&N air filter, put in new spark plugs, and that's about it as far as I can recall. The previous owner put in a brand new battery two months ago. Apparently it also has the Rhino bedliner.

Here is a picture of the engine bay before I got under the hood and did work on it and cleaned it a little (picture of the clean engine bay is on another camera, couldn't upload the picture today):



Here is a picture of where the air filter goes. I took out the old air filter and had a nice surprise waiting for me.. bird seed! (how the heck???):



Put her up on ramps because the stock front end is so low..(check out the 2014 Ram 3500 laramie longhorn in the background!):



Cleaned and waxed the outside, and scrubbed the rims as clean as I could get them for now:



Cleaned the inside:



Took a solid oak corner desk to the dump:





Forgot to mention that there was a wasp's nest on the hinge in the door jam in the rear door on the passenger side, with a wasp living there. When you close the door the wasp can't move from inside the door jam, so at least I didn't get a surprise visit while I was driving! Found the nest while I was vacuuming the car. Too bad I didn't take a picture of it...didn't think of it at the time..just vacuumed the wasp and its nest right up.

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Old 04-01-2014, 06:55 AM
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Beautiful truck ! It kinda like you did a fantastic job cleaning it yup.
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Congrats on the purchase, she's a beauty! Any plans for mods?
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Beautiful truck! Great cleaning job - mine looked like that before the winter.
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Congrats on the purchase, she's a beauty! Any plans for mods?
I've got plenty of plans for mods. The only problem is the money to buy them

I'm in college right now so I'll try slowly add to the truck over time.

The next thing for me to work towards is to upgrade the sound system (can anyone recommend some cheap-ish things to upgrade to make the sound better to start? I know the subwoofer and enclosure will be expensive so those might have to be last). The stock one works okay but isn't that good, especially when you turn it up it will distort the bass and whatnot.

I love driving and listening to music so the sound system would be nice for me. Other than that there's plenty of stuff I want to do, such as leveling the front with the back, putting in some nice shocks, maybe put in a tuner chip, etc.

Thanks for the comments guys! It's so nice to be driving this truck, I've loved the ram for a long time and it's amazing to actually have one now.

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That's a super clean 03! You did an awesome job cleaning it too.
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congrats.......looking good
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Congrats! Looks like you got one hell of a truck there.

Sounds like you took some really good first steps with it maint. wise. If I lifted the hood and saw what you saw I would have done everything you did.

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That interior looks mint, wow. Congrats.
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Beautiful clean truck bud! Look forward to more pics!
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