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  1. 57romeo

    57romeo Member

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    Have a 2011 Ram 1500 i purchased September 2016. This won't be a heavily modded truck, i put most of my money towards my other 4x4, a Toyota 4runner. This truck was purchased to act as my daily driver and to tow my boat.

    To start things off here are some specs and info:

    2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4
    5.7L Hemi
    3.55 axle ratio
    265/70/17 BFG KO tires
    Mineral Grey Metallic
    Beige cloth seating
    bench seating
    Upgraded factory speakers w/ basic radio
    rear parking sensors
    remote start

    I am the 2nd owner, truck is originally from Alaska, bought it with 112k miles. took out a loan, have a long way to go.

    My future plans for it are to make it into my second "overland" vehicle. so i will be adding some type of bed cap and possible drawers in the bed. winch, skids and leveling kit will be added too.

    dealer pic
    [​IMG]34f1b06e4af14ceba6fa2953d7edb415 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8101 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8075 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8097 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8115 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8071 by Mike, on Flickr

    just surface rust
    [​IMG]DSC_8112 by Mike, on Flickr

    no bedliner
    [​IMG]DSC_8113 by Mike, on Flickr
     
  2. bhonshell37

    bhonshell37 Senior Member

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    57romeo, were or are you in the Armed forces?

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  3. 57romeo

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    one of the 1st things i did was remove the mudflaps. then bought some things including an Access Tonnuea cover, window deflectors, full front/rear Husky Liners, and replace most of the interior lights, cargo lights, license plate lights with LED's.

    [​IMG]2016-11-03 13.02.10 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2016-11-03 13.13.51 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2016-10-22 19.29.40 by Mike, on Flickr
     
  4. 57romeo

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    unfortunately i did not serve.
     
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    some of this may not be in order but did all this in the past year.

    Bayou Mount
    [​IMG]2016-11-17 14.48.16 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2016-11-17 14.48.29 by Mike, on Flickr

    Blue Ridge Overland gear
    [​IMG]2016-10-15 15.53.24 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2016-10-15 15.53.48 by Mike, on Flickr

    currently keep my fire extingisher, tow strap/d-ring under here
    [​IMG]2016-10-15 15.53.59 by Mike, on Flickr

    the other side has the factory subwoofer which i hope to remove someday and replace with an under the front seat sub.

    blind spot mirrors made for the Ram
    [​IMG]2017-01-04 16.04.58 by Mike, on Flickr

    Cabin Air Filter
    [​IMG]2017-01-15 11.09.05 by Mike, on Flickr

    Undercover Swing Case
    [​IMG]2016-12-31 15.48.13 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-01-02 12.21.12 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-01-02 12.21.26 by Mike, on Flickr

    bought this piece for extra storage
    [​IMG]2017-02-04 16.00.45 by Mike, on Flickr

    replaced my antenna with a shorty
    [​IMG]2017-03-16 16.47.44 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-03-16 16.47.39 by Mike, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2017-03-16 17.21.30 by Mike, on Flickr
     
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    now the most recent mods....was time to upgrade my radio. since this a newer truck and i plan to have it for a long time i decided i wanted a really nice radio w/ GPS. always had experiance with Garmin, so i went with a Kenwood headunit. i added a Maestro RR which basically will program all the factory functions like steering wheel controls, OBD codes, TPMS, guages and a bunch more into the headunit. Spent a little over $800 for everything, and am very happy with it. I thought i would need to upgrade my speakers soon, but this new radio enhances the sound and there is so much adjustment.

    [​IMG]Ram Radio by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_8920 by Mike, on Flickr

    has a cd/dvd slot, sd slot, usb, hdmi, android auto, hd radio
    [​IMG]DSC_8925 by Mike, on Flickr
     
  8. 57romeo

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    my latest addition to the truck were OEM front tow hooks. used a dremel to cut the plastic piece, after that it took 10 minutes to bolt them up.

    [​IMG]2017-07-23 12.14.58 by Mike, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2017-07-23 12.14.28 by Mike, on Flickr

    also my battery was dead so i bought a Duralast Platinum. my old battery was a Mopar, so i assume it was the original.
    [​IMG]2017-07-23 12.18.26 by Mike, on Flickr
     
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    one thing i forgot to mention less then a month after i bought it, i was getting the Hemi Tick, i took it to the dealer and i had a used car warranty but they would not cover it. i ended up paying for the repair. since then it's just been oil changes everything seems goo, although on occasion at a cold start up i get a squealing noise that goes away after 60 seconds. i currently have about 124k miles on it.
     
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    Dude. I love Kenwood. My wife bought me a jvc base model for Christmas. Oh it's so tough. Sometimes I just want to drop kick it

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