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Peattie's Ram Runner Build

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Runner' started by Peattie, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Peattie

    Peattie Senior Member

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    I guess I can start this now as I have a serious buyer for my BMW. That money will be used towards suspension. This will be a slow build as I am a full time student.

    Suspension:
    Pure performance long travel kit. The triple threat kit is a bit cheaper which will save me some money to put towards the install. But the chase series kit comes with everything I will ever need. So I havent decided between the two.

    Triple threat
    3.0" TRIPLE THREAT LONG TRAVEL SYSTEM

    Chase series
    3.0" CHASE SERIES LONG TRAVEL SYSTEM

    Wheels and Tires:
    I'm probably going to get the xd 125's in a 17x9 0 offset. I would like a true bead lock wheel but its not in the budget.
    Tires will be a 35/12.50-r17 mt. Ive been looking at the fierce mt, they have good reviews and pretty cheap.

    Performance:
    Diablo Trinity from Bully's
    flowmaster 40 series with side exit
    s&b intake (want something enclosed for off roading)

    Cosmetics:
    Fiberwerx front fenders
    Kore Bedsides
    ADD front bumper
    Retro shop headlights
    40" bumper LED
    50" LED above windshield
    Bed cage to hold spares, jack, spare gas, tools ect


    Heres what Im starting with
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  2. Peattie

    Peattie Senior Member

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    Went to order my suspension today but the shop said itll be 4-5 weeks before they get it :/ looks like its time to start saving for wheels and tires
     
  3. iSlacker816

    iSlacker816 Senior Member

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    This should be bad ass when said and done!
     
  4. Peattie

    Peattie Senior Member

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    I hope so. Looking forward to jumping my truck in the vegas desert
     
  5. Peattie

    Peattie Senior Member

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    Soooooooo I had to cancel my suspension order :banghead:. I looked at the kit more and realized it was only 8" of travel and thats weak shit.

    I will be calling pure performance tomorrow and figure out how much more it is for the 16" coils. May delay the build a bit but hopefully itll be cheap. If not I may end up getting the mounts from pure performance and buying king shocks instead.

    I ordered the triple threat kit as it was cheaper and would save me money in the long run. Eventually I'll buy the chase series lower control arms and upgrade to the 2 shocks up front.
     
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    ATXHEMI Senior Member

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    I don't think the word "cheap" belongs in a build like this. It's either do it right or do it twice. Doing it right once will be cheaper than doing it again. Just my .02.
     
  7. Peattie

    Peattie Senior Member

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    I know its not cheap. but upgrading later on when I have more money is what I'm planning on doing. For now $1500 is a lot of money to a full time student, I would rather put that towards my wheels and tires than the bigger kit.

    The chase series has the extra shocks up front which are supposed to help with fading over long period of time off roading. I will not be doing the baja 500 or anything of that sort so the triple threat kit will be fine. It still costs $6000 plus whatever extra it is to get the longer shocks.

    It wont be a race truck but will give me plenty of travel to hit the trails with buddies every now and then.

    and when I meant cheap I just meant the price difference between the 8" and 16" shocks. some times the company will upgrade the longer shocks for a small fee vs retail price.
     
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    Cant wait to see the progress on this truck!
     
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    I wanna see this too. I'd love to build one out but I can't bank roll it, lol.
     
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    If I was building a truck like this with 17" wheels I'd be running the red letter General tires.
     

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