RetroShop 2016 Shop Truck Build

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  1. 0212353

    0212353 RF Admin / Vendor Staff Member

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    New "shop" truck, so....lets start this build thread!

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    Truck details:
    2016 Ram 1500 Bighorn 4x4
    5.7L Hemi
    3.21 (eh) with LSD
    Full console, NAV, heated seats......I think thats it.

    Purchased on 3/20/2017 (leftover 16, gotta love the deals) with ~ 250 miles on her (was a dealer trade).

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    The original intent was to purchase the truck simply to use as a test mule for lighting. As we all know.....the 15+ trucks are bitchy with the updates that where made in the computer system. :flipthebird: The truck was picked up from the dealer and driven directly to Diode Dynamics for testing. Picked her up on 3/31 to bring home for a few modifications.

    Figured I'd do a few things......"the essentials", so I called Matt from Moe's and ordered up a few things:
    Bak Revolver X2 Tonneau Cover
    Bedrug Mat & Tailgate Mat
    Mufflex Delete Pipe
    Moe's 5" Exhaust tips

    Got the mats and tonneau installed Friday evening:

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    Saturday morning, got up and decided to play with the exhaust......this damn thing had to go:

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    Tips where installed as well, and a short video when I fired her up the first time :favorites13:

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    Debadged......(pics later)

    While out in the garage......I installed the Kicker PRAMCQ13 (KICKER | PRAMCQ13). This was a bit fun...already being a smidge sore from crawling around under the truck on concrete.....and contorting a bit to put the 4.1 amp under the dash.....fun. But....got it in, and it sounds pretty damn good! I'm used to 2 subs, 1000w+ amps.....just didn't want to get that crazy on this one. This Kicker setup fits the needs, and - 100% pnp. Hard to beat that!
     
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    0212353 RF Admin / Vendor Staff Member

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    Next up......got it ceramic coated at St Louis Auto Spa.

    PICS PICS PICS!!!

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    After this was done.....I took her back to Diode. They'll have her for a bit while my next couple rounds of goodies make their way in ;)
     
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    Nice I can't wait to see the progress. I have a 15 so hopefully a lot of good lighting options come out with testing and all.
     
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    0212353 RF Admin / Vendor Staff Member

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    Diode is testing each and every circuit....even the pesky plate lights ;)

    I'm not sure anything "new" will come out, but mostly a modification to existing products to speak to the Ram computers in a way that doesn't piss them off. :crazy:
     
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    Lookin' and Soundin' good, buddy!
     
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    Rzrman328 Senior Member

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    0212353 RF Admin / Vendor Staff Member

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    sneak peak........

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    Awesome! That's a great fleet of Mopar there. Love the color.
     
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    0212353 RF Admin / Vendor Staff Member

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    TY.....though I wonder how much longer I'll have the '10......kinda toying with selling. Don't need 2 trucks. lol
     
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    no-ooo keep v2. v3 is a mule only
     

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