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  • #16
    Drool.


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    2014 Ram 3500 Limited SRW 6'4" bed currently stock
    2009 Dodge 1500 Sport on 35's - Totaled
    1999 2Dr Tahoe on 38's - Sold

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    • #17
      Diesel Power Products #UA17AEV Project Howitzer

      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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      • #18
        Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

        AEV Eye candy!
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        • #19
          Wow, very cool. Love the RamBox option. What will the truck be used for?

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          • #20
            link to build video

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXNf...lPowerProducts

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            • #21
              Kinda reminds me of this. Mopar project from a few years ago.
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              "Dont wish for it,work for it."
              2014 Anvil Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited-Procal-Heat Reduction hood and Snorkel with prefilter-black Pintlers-Superlift 2.5 with AEV Geo brackets-buffalo key chain

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              • #22
                Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

                Exactly only cooler. Diesel, 42's, 500-600 hp, and Ram Box bed not modified dually bedsides. Howie will be fully functioning on the trails in Moab during Easter Jeep Safari.
                Visit us today!http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com

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                • #23
                  Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

                  Well today we got around to getting some of the engine mods done, as well as some of the chassis things. Engine mods list so far is a BD emissions compliant exhaust manifold with Screamer modified VGT, BD 12mm CP3 pump, AFE Intake manifold, ARP headstuds, Hamilton 178/208 dpf camshaft with Valve Springs, Dynomite Diesel Balanced 90hp injectors, Fleece distribution block, FASS 150 transfer pump and sump. There are more engine mods to come but we are waiting on the Brown truck to show up with them. Chassis mods were solid cab mounts so there is no flex between the cab and the roll cage so it won't tear things apart, and welding up of the PSC hydraulic assist ram mount so we can turn those big tires with minimal strain. Other supports added to the vehicle are BD steering box brace and a PSC steering box with ports for the ram assist.
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                  • #24
                    Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

                    More of the eye candy's
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                    • #25
                      SWEET!!! Very cool!!!

                      Ben
                      Ben Hedrick
                      www.BenHedrick.com
                      HEDRICK Speedsports

                      "Ive got a Jeep problem"
                      2007 5.7L HEMI Sahara Unlimited - Sold
                      2010 6.1L HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2011 6.4L (392) HEMI Rubicon Unlimited - Sold
                      2002 4.0L AEV Brute - Sold
                      2003 6.4L "Stroker" HEMI AEV Brute - Sold
                      2005 4.0L SC AEV K9 Brute - Sold
                      2014 345 HEMI Rubicon Xpo Adventurer
                      2000 4.0L AEV 112 Long Wheelbase
                      2006 4.0L AEV Brute Rubicon

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                      • #26
                        I was in their shop on Wednesday picking up some new take off jk driveshafts and holy crap is that place amazing.

                        You walk in and you are like this is not diesel place this is a fine restaurant/hotel lobby. Its freaking amazing. The worst part of going back to their shop is you realize it sucks being poor LOL. The second worst part is your realize how small 35's are and how good 40's would look. I saw more 40-42's floating around back there.

                        Very cool indeed.

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                        • #27
                          Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

                          Thanks Jeff, I remember you coming in. I was the one elbow deep in the Mega Cab XL truck doing some engine work. We are pretty proud of newer location and definitely want it to be an experience when customers visit. Hope those JK parts worked out for you and our motto here is 40's are the new 35. LOL.
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                          • #28
                            Did you guys not use the AEV hydraulic assist kit for this build? If you didn't, why not?
                            I've been wanting to add a hydro assist to my truck with 37s. Are there any cons to installing it on a daily driver?
                            14 Ram 3500 CCLB, CTD, Auto, AEV lift, Saltas, 37" KO2s, ARB lockers, ARB dual compressor, 2 gallon air tank, Nitro, 4.30 gears, Amsoil everywhere, switch pros 8100

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Diesel Power Products View Post
                              our motto here is 40's are the new 35. LOL.
                              funny - and true

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                              • #30
                                Diesel Power Products #UA17 AEV Project Howitzer

                                We run hydraulic assist on everything whether it be 37's or 40's it is the way to go. Completely takes any weird steering miscues out of the wheel like massive potholes or anything. I didn't know AEV were even doing a hydro assist kit and we have run PSC on everything. If your wonder if it is worth it, I guarantee that you will want it on everything after having it on one truck.
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