OK4WD AEV RAM 3500 Build Thread

rino

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Bolts counted and bumper is ready for assembly.



Warn 16.5ti winch test fit. (this thing is massive!)



Winch Bolted down per Warn's specs.







Ready to go on, time to grab a buddy!
 

rino

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Winch solenoid wired up and secured




Headlight adapter harness from the quad system to projector system





 

rino

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Bumper end caps and tow hooks pre assembled, these tow hooks are a thing of beauty :clapping:









Some shots of the system on!

 

rino

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Holy crap now that's a work space!
Thank you! After moving from the shop into sales my tool box got relocated to the corner of the showroom where we have a demo lift setup. We typically do product testing and installs during events to showcase products in this space.
 

thethePete

Explorer
Looks incredible guys. Glad to see you ditched the chrome. I was curious about the headlights and why you hadn't optioned the projectors. Are they not an available option on the 25/3500 trucks or was it cheaper to go this route (I know some options are cheaper to buy after and install yourself)

Those VisionX light cannons look amazing in there. Which beam pattern did you opt for? I'm guessing fog, or driving beam?

Those tow hooks truly are a work of art!

I always loved doing these types upfits when I worked at the dealership. We had a few trucks that I got to install lifts, bumpers, racks, airbags etc while they still had the factory plastic on the seats. Something satisfying about taking brand new stuff off and putting better brand new stuff back on. Must be nice to have all that light while you're working, but I know it's not always fun working in the "fishbowl" with everyone watching while you fight with something; been there, done that.

I'm always pleasantly amazed by the level of professionalism on this forum in all areas; it's a stark contrast from a lot of the other enthusiast forums I've spent time on.
 

rino

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Looks incredible guys. Glad to see you ditched the chrome. I was curious about the headlights and why you hadn't optioned the projectors. Are they not an available option on the 25/3500 trucks or was it cheaper to go this route (I know some options are cheaper to buy after and install yourself)

Those VisionX light cannons look amazing in there. Which beam pattern did you opt for? I'm guessing fog, or driving beam?

Those tow hooks truly are a work of art!

I always loved doing these types upfits when I worked at the dealership. We had a few trucks that I got to install lifts, bumpers, racks, airbags etc while they still had the factory plastic on the seats. Something satisfying about taking brand new stuff off and putting better brand new stuff back on. Must be nice to have all that light while you're working, but I know it's not always fun working in the "fishbowl" with everyone watching while you fight with something; been there, done that.

I'm always pleasantly amazed by the level of professionalism on this forum in all areas; it's a stark contrast from a lot of the other enthusiast forums I've spent time on.
Thanks for the kind words! Nothing like reaching for bolts while holding the winch and smiling answering questions to customers. haha :)

We wanted the Big Horn model because it is more of a "work" truck and had less items like leather, sunroof etc. that wont be necessary for our truck. However we did get the 8.4AN Nav radio, Reverse camera, remote start, heated seats and steering wheel. :)

* We have the "Euro" covers on the VisionX cannons.
 

rino

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Wow, that looks sweet. You sticking with the RTT?
We will be building a custom Rhino Rack Pioneer platform for our Ram including a Baja Designs 40" Stealth light bar under it. On top will be a James Baroud Discovery RTT!
 

thethePete

Explorer
Awesome. So kinda like I suspected regarding the lights.

As far as I'm concerned, a back-up camera is no longer a luxury item. Especially on a large vehicle, it's a safety item and invaluable when navigating tight spaces. I can't wait until they're standard equipment on all manufacturers.

If possible, can we get some pictures with the light cannons? They've only come into my sights in the last few months, but I've really shifted towards them over a bar on my current rig, since they seem to fire the light downrange a little farther.
 
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