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Ram runner as a daily driver?

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Runner' started by Sgtbrantley, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Sgtbrantley

    Sgtbrantley Junior Member

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    Hey ram forumers…. so I am deciding whether or not to (over time) turn my truck into a ram runner. My biggest question is: can this truck still be used as a daily driver/ grocery getter/family hauler? I know in the head to head video, the guy was complaining about not being able to keep the truck straight, as well as turning issues. How much of the handling really changes? I love the look of the truck and I like the idea of tearing up the nearby desert (I live in Co Springs), but I still want to be able to drive places without my forearms getting exhausted. Any input from people who have done the conversion would be greatly appreciated! Also, on a side note, is there any alternative to the kore kit that would give the stance of the ramrunner but not destroy the truck's handling and still allow me to do some (not too crazy, but a little bit crazy) off roading in the desert without constantly worrying about breaking something? Just want some answers before I order the ADD stealth bumper and thus begin the pre runner build (hit a deer so I have no bumper cover, bought retroshop lights instead lol). Thanks for the answers and sorry about the long post!
     
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    I dont think your going to get many answers from people who actually have done the conversion, as their few and far between and even fewer on the forums regularly. Id say go for it if you have the funds haha it would be bad ass and look awesome! and would be able to perform great. I dont think theres any other kit out there that has the same quality. but theres alternatives like Icon Vehicle dynamics who have coilovers, control arms and such. cheaper and you probably wont be doing jumps with it though. but it would definitely be a daily driver then
     
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    I've never seen a Ramrunner but if had one I'd drive it everywhere, everyday of my life.
     
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    Pretty sure theres only one ram runner owner on this forum and he happens to live 30 minutes away from me. I saw his truck parked one day (pretty noticeable with white and lime green wheels) and it looked nice, obviously he uses it as a DD of some sort because it wasnt his place he was at

    ***Side note i sound like a stalker, I only can guess it wasnt his house because he told me he lived in a city out side of Edmonton, and i saw it inside Edmonton***
     
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    Yeah, I know that not too many people have done them. I know it is a big commitment since the suspension requires cutting and welding, and I was curious to see if I could get responses before I dive into it. I was kind of hoping the owner of the corpser would answer, but I'm not sure how active he is on the forums. While I don't put a lot of miles on my truck, if I decided to drive it cross country I would like to know if it would be manageable. If only there was a ram runner only forum…. lol Thanks for the response anyway!
     
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    I went into stalker mode too, found him on here and sent him a PM. lol
     
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    I plan on doing the ram runner kit too. I'm most likely going to sell my bmw project and start the ram runner process. (the car should pay for suspension). by then I should have enough to have a shop install it. Fiberglass may have to wait tho lol

    If you dont want the kore kit you could always design your own. Using king shocks and just have a shop make the mounts. I havent looked into it much but to me its easier to buy the kore kit because its all there to weld on.

    Dont let the videos discourage you. Both compare videos seem a bit bias towards the raptor. My dad has the raptor and yes its a great truck, tons of fun to drive but the front suspension sucks and it bottoms out everywhere.

    Now that my warranty is up after a year of owning its time to start modding lol. And since there are very few ram runners the resale value should be good right? :biggun:
     
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    I agree, they are few and far in between. I've actually never seen one in person. I wish I had a car to sell to finance the suspension (I joke to my wife that we could sell her explorer and buy parts for the ram lol) Sounds like you are leaps and bounds ahead of me, this is more of a far far off in the future endeavor for me. I've decided to run a leveling kit and 33s for now, but I still can't help but dream of the ram runner (and the rumble bee concept). Good luck on the build, I look forward to seeing pictures!
     
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    yeah if I sell the car itll pay for suspension but then I have to save for the install. And since nobody has done it, its hard to determine the cost. Itll be an on going process but in the end itll be fun.
     
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    pure performance suspension 3" full kit... much better than the kore kit for the same price!
     

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