I'm gonna be doing a build on my 2014 Ram 4x4 Hemi quad cab. Right now It has tinted windows,K&N cold air,Magnaflow exhaust,tunno cover,led tight bar below the tailgate. Since theses pics I have debadged the truck.
I have a 2.5" leveling kit on the way and I bought the MOVETECH upper control arms. next will be wheels an tires then I might add a 3" body lift then I will be adding a 4 inch or a 6 inch suspension lift.
I am starting a new one. This will take a while as I plan to take my time doing everything on this truck. A few years ago I went and looked at this truck: What would you pay for it?
Well after some back a forth conversations with the owner consisting of him wanting way to much and not wanting to sell it, we finally struck a deal and I took it home.
Donor vehicle: 1995 Dodge 3500 4x4, 5.9 Cummins with 10K miles(Reman), NV4500 5-speed NV241D with 90K miles (both new from dodge), and a gear vendors OD.
Well....finally I can explain why I have not been getting things done on the Black or White Rams recently....I bought a TJ Project!!!! Been trolling around CL and online looking for another project now that the White Ram is driving and mostly done. I really need something to work on intently and not just small bolt-on stuff.
I stumbled across this 1999 Jeep TJ Sport w/ 130K, manual trans, 6 cyl 4.0L, soft top w/ half doors, Red with a number of things missing for a steal! It was a fellow TulsaOffroad member's rig that he started a 1 ton swap on back when he grenaded the rear.
Come check out photos of this build!
I am a competent metal fabricator and I plan on building a H1 hummer.
I had the opportunity to buy a good condition Hmmwv A2 rolling chassis. I almost went for it but I didn't. My reasons:
Independent suspension = drive off a 1 Foot ledge and start balancing on 2 or 3 wheels.
Portal hubs = yes they look amazing and are sweet for off road use. The con (for me) they lower your final drive ratio (higher rps on the highway lower top speed). This is very important for me as this vehicle will be my road trip machine and will see a lot of highway driving .
Parts availability = I plan on modding the engine and transmission. The factory half shafts are not meant to handle 400-500 horsepower and a ton of torque. Upgrading these costs a fortune. The dodge is sporting the proven dana 70 in rear (quite capable of easily handling that kind of power) and the dana 60 up front (an amazing axle except for the garbage unit bearings which I plan on replacing).
Cost = I have to look at...
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