2019 Ram 1500 Classic White Warlock "Whitney"

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I've been busy working on the truck and using it the last month.

Took a wheeling trip to the Idaho Springs area in Colorado.

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Truck did absolutely great on that trip. However Glamping tends to add a lot of weight. So the rear suspension is getting an upgrade. I have Superlift Sl-140 springs that will be paired with some Icon shocks. We'll try that in the rear for our upcoming trip next week.


Also have been working hard in the shop making products.

Bed Racks are done, Was going to go bronze to match the wheels....but it looked really bad on the truck so going back to black.

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Installed a hooke road roof rack. I searched and it seemed this was one of the only roof racks available for the quad cab. The install rough. The quality of the fitment was not great. Also drilling out the holes on the rood was not fun. Oh well its done and it does look good.

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Hope Superlift have redesigned their springs. Check the blogs in my built thread regarding those coils.
I think i read you got them dirt cheap ? so give them a try and see if the do the trick for you. When i did them they were not able to hold much more weight compared to the stockers. If you read on my build thread i had a lot of expectations on those coils cause i wanted to run longer rear shocks and their length came very handy. I only had 300lbs of weight back then and i swear of god i lost all 2" in literally 2 weeks after install. They're super long but they will sag just under your RTT rack below to what you have in no time after the install. And they're so long it would be a bad idea to add 1" spacers to gain 1" back.
@hodge-xj had the same results , i returned my set within a month. This was back in 2019 so who knows if they have had a chance to revise springs rates.

Good luck, Truck is looking pretty good and i bet those outdoor activities are even better.
Enjoy.
 

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I've been looking at that rack. Would you buy it again?

BTW I consider that area home turf. Spent most of my formative years in Caribou, Lots of time on Switzerland trail, and time around the mines in central city and of course Oh My God Rd. The in laws had a cabin up behind Idaho springs on Soda Creek. So we've spent time on Barbour Forks.

great fun, beautiful area.

It was really beautiful! we did the Oh my God road and loved it.

As far as the Hooke Road roof rack goes The quality is fairly good, not Prinsu quality but also alot cheaper. The lights that come with it work and seem passable. You will have to get a wiring kit for it though. It comes with 6mm nutserts for installation If I had it to do over I would have put a little larger ones in there. It's sturdy though. I stood on it and it handled my 220 lbs just fine. For the price I would buy it again.
 

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Hope Superlift have redesigned their springs. Check the blogs in my built thread regarding those coils.
I think i read you got them dirt cheap ? so give them a try and see if the do the trick for you. When i did them they were not able to hold much more weight compared to the stockers. If you read on my build thread i had a lot of expectations on those coils cause i wanted to run longer rear shocks and their length came very handy. I only had 300lbs of weight back then and i swear of god i lost all 2" in literally 2 weeks after install. They're super long but they will sag just under your RTT rack below to what you have in no time after the install. And they're so long it would be a bad idea to add 1" spacers to gain 1" back.
@hodge-xj had the same results , i returned my set within a month. This was back in 2019 so who knows if they have had a chance to revise springs rates.

Good luck, Truck is looking pretty good and i bet those outdoor activities are even better.
Enjoy.


One of my good friends works for truck hero/Superlift. So they we're pretty much free. I was also able to get them within 2 days so Why not? Luckily I don't keep weight in it consistently. so maybe they wont sag.... If they do I'll go JT springs. The rear end of these trucks are so easy to work on I had the springs and shocks changed in about 45 min. I would however love to punch whoever designed the flares/fender liner. That took longer to deal with than the install. Cleaned up the backside of the flares while I had them off, that was much needed. The Thuren shock nut set was a wonderful decision. Thanks!

I will say with the new Springs and Icon Shocks the rear of the truck rides fantastic. it really smoothed out the ride. I took it on a good pothole ridden road after the install. What used to literally jumped the back of the truck around now doesn't even move. If 2.0's ride this good I can't imagine how well 2.5's do.

I'm not sure if the stock shocks are that crap from the factory or I wore them out already in 30,000 miles. But I could compress them with ease using one hand.... Icon's not at all.


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It was really beautiful! we did the Oh my God road and loved it.

As far as the Hooke Road roof rack goes The quality is fairly good, not Prinsu quality but also alot cheaper. The lights that come with it work and seem passable. You will have to get a wiring kit for it though. It comes with 6mm nutserts for installation If I had it to do over I would have put a little larger ones in there. It's sturdy though. I stood on it and it handled my 220 lbs just fine. For the price I would buy it again.

Thanks. I'm flush with nutserts. I used to sell them on eBay so I have from #4's through 1/2". But it's good to know that the included ones could be better. I was really looking at the entire set, the rack and both bumpers. Maybe. If not, the rack for sure.

Did you do anything special for the seam? Since I assume the seal needs to be cut to accommodate the mounts.
 

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Thanks. I'm flush with nutserts. I used to sell them on eBay so I have from #4's through 1/2". But it's good to know that the included ones could be better. I was really looking at the entire set, the rack and both bumpers. Maybe. If not, the rack for sure.

Did you do anything special for the seam? Since I assume the seal needs to be cut to accommodate the mounts.

I cut out the portion of the weather striping where the bracket goes, drilled very carefully and siliconed everything in afterwards to keep it watertight. Hopefully it will.
 

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some members asked about lighting
 
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