03 Ram 1500 Build

This is my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie. I ended up buying it off my dad in late 2015. I had never had a 4x4 just lowered trucks but couldn't go camping and exploring in places I wanted to in a lowered truck. So now this is my build.

*Tires & Wheels
-305/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
-17x9 (Black) Method Standard Wheels

-R1 Concepts Drilled and Slotted rotors (Front/Rear)
-EBC Green brake pads

*Suspension & Steering
-Moog lower ball joints
-Moog tire rod ends
-Percision upper control arms/ball joints
-Percision wheel bearings
-Fox 2.0 front shocks
-Fox 2.0 rear shocks
-Readylift 1in block

-Percision U-Joints
-Front/Rear Diff Breather extension

-5.9 (360) Magnum
-K&N Crankcase Breather
-JBA headers
-Maganaflow Cat
-Quietflow muffler
-Custom cold air intake/K&N filter and pre filter
-Fastman 52mm throttle body
-Taylor 8mm plug wires
-ngk platinum plugs
-Accel coil pack

-Custom Rock Sliders
-Factory Skids

-Black bezel Headlight Housings
-SDHQ a pillar light brackets
-Stubby antenna
-Deezee Tailgate assist
-SRT-10 OEM Grille
-Leer 100xr
-decked system
-Leer locker
-SRT-10 hood

-Hid Headlights and Fog lights
-Recon LED License Plate Bulbs
-Super bright LED interior bulbs
-Super bright LED turn signal bulbs
-Super bright LED back up lights
-Recon Taillights

-Pioneer Headunit
-Samsung S2 9.7 tablet

*Future planned Mods
-More armor
-Wilco hitchgate Hitchgate Max
-Front Runner roof rack on the camper shell
-Warn Hidden winch mount
-Warn XD9000 winch
-Garmin inReach Explorer+
-Baja Designs S2 Pro lights
-Rear Locker
-HemiFever Tuner
-Timbren bump stops
-Fox 5.5 shocks W/ res
-Atlas rear springs
-35/12.50 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
-Patton Fab light bar mount
-Patton Fab or Mercenary Offroad rear bumper (Can't make my mind up)
-(2) rotopax
-ARB fridge
-Water system
-Baja Designs LP'9s
-ALU-Cab 270 degree awning

*When i first got it.

*Of course the first thing I did is raise the front and loose the factory running boards. Local camping spot in Bell County, Ky. Early 2016.

*I picked up a used ARE camper shell off Craigslist. Also, ditched the tonneau cover. Then trimmed the front bumper.

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*So i bought my wheels and tires 1 by one. I didn't wanna take out a loan on them because i hate bills haha. It took me almost a full year to buy them which was well worth the wait. Wheels are 17x9 Method Standards wit a 305/70/17 Nitto Ridge Grappler.

*First trip out to try the wheels and tires out.

*Then i ordered some new Fox rear shocks and Readylift 1in block for the rear the raise it up a little to keep it from rubbing as bad.

*The next weekend I went on a camping trip to try out the new rear setup.

*So i ended up getting rid of the camper shell to do a bed rack and regretted it a few weeks after it was gone. So i started saving for a new camper shell.

*So I picked up a set of SDHQ light pillar mounts and a set of Baja Designs XL80's. It came out great.

*I picked up a toolbox from tractor supply before heading to SMOR (Smoky Mountain Overland Rally)

*I snagged shovel and axe mount from Baja Racks. I had to modify it to work, but it came out great.

* Exploring some side roads off of the main loop of the KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour).

*Doing some upgrades and some preventive maintenance. Fabtech upgraded shock mounts, Midland CB, U-Joints, and brake calibers all around.

I bought some much needed parts to fix the truck up. I threw on new brake calipers all around, a Midland 1001LWx CB/ Firestik 3 foot antenna.

Threw on my JBA headers and re-did my cold-air intake setup to accommodate the 2500 OEM battery tray.

A wile after I ended up picking up some LUX led rock lights. Helped quite a bit doing some night wheeling.

Stopped and snapped a pic on the way back from wheeling. The LUX rock lights and BD XL80's really light up the night.

After a few months of saving I headed to Tennessee to get my rock sliders put on.

I think they turned out great. Ended up testing them that night at Black Mountain Offroad park. They did amazing.
As my luck would have it my 46re finally pooped on me after 140 thousand miles. So I get it rebuilt and found out some common 46re problems and fixed them and upgraded them. Threw on a bigger trans cooler and a fan to put some cool air through it on the trail.

Picked up a Ram-Air performance air stream scoop to throw some cool air to the intake on the road.

So they don't make much for 1500's. A majority of what they do don't work for everyones setup. So I built me some bed support braces to work with the decked system.

Snagged a good deal on eBay on a ram mount to throw my Galaxy Tab S2 on for my navigation. Picked up a proclip mount also to mount the ram mount too.