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Unread 02-07-2017, 06:45 PM
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The frame is back together and we got the beadlocks mounted up. Going to be a lot of traction. 42" street compound Trepador Bias ply. Sitting on it's own weight. Next will be all the suspension. So much easier without the body and bed on.
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Unread 02-08-2017, 12:46 PM
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thanks for update - keep em coming!
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Today we are taking the time to clean up the way too long factory wiring harness on the frame and make it fit the short bed. While we are at it we are also adding in the wiring for our FASS performance fuel pump, and running wires for all the lighting that we will have. It is all heat wrapped around the exhaust side and tesa taped to look just like factory. the wire shortening was all soldered together and shrink taped as well. The traction aids showed up today as well, and we are taking the time with the cab off to do some transmission upgrades. We are installing a billet input shaft, BD enhanced stall torque converter, BD billet flex plate, and to maximize the pressure increases from the transmission tuning we are adding a BD valve body separator plate. Rounding off the trans is a deep pan for extra capacity.
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Loving this build. Thanks for the updates. I see you went with Carli. Makes total sense, which setup?
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Thank you all for the interest in this build. To clarify some things however this being an AEV forum we would not be foolish enough as a dealer to come on here with anything but AEV suspension. We do have a couple of Carli parts to help in a few areas. The demands and abuse this vehicle will have on it are going to be severe and to maximize the articulation we are looking for we are using a set of Carli Fabricated radius arms. They are set up as a stock replacement arm and will work with a truck that has nothing done to it. They also come with a more flexible joint at the frame side to help alleviate some of the articulation restrictions the factory arms have. There is no better suspension system on the market for someone looking to run 40" tires on a ram truck. The guys at AEV have really hit it out of the park not only with the axle placement in the front to help with the turn radius (so the big ole meaty tires don't rub everything) but with the overall attention to detail. Their approach of handling the roll center as apposed to just putting something together to fit the tire size desired are the reason we are using their products on this build. The handling characteristics with 40's is every bit as good as stock to include aggressive maneuvering. We now have the remainder of the suspension installed and should have the cab back on the truck tomorrow. The highsteer draglink is installed, front track bar relocation kit with the spring relocation spacers to allow us to move the front axle forward, lower bumpstop pads with brake line relocation bracket, new front brake hard line, AEV's trackbar (which fits so perfect at full bump that you have about an 1/8" clearance from the lower engine crossmember), Rear trackbar relocation bracket at the axle, rear coil spring spacers, Radius arm drop brackets with 40" spacers to push the axle forward, and driveline spacer.
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Wow, very cool. Love the RamBox option. What will the truck be used for?
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Unread 02-09-2017, 11:37 AM
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link to build video

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