Ram replacement...2003 Duramax

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DirtyBlackHoe, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I haven't looked too closely at it, but I believe that they did not have to cut anything. It will be a little bit before I get the cow plow off of the truck due to wanting to move the bumper up at the same time. I am really trying to wait til my buddy's shop is done. I would rather give him less money and put cash straight in his pocket, than taking it to his work and him just getting paid his regular pay.

    With that said I ordered clear/smoked cab lights, Flo Pro 4" exhaust with muffler and 6" tip just now from Ebay.

    BTW they have a 15% off everything coupon valid today only if yall have anything yall need to buy.
     
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  2. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Here is a little update. I have a ton of parts sitting in my garage that I plan to get installed in the next month or so.

    Exhaust, black low profile toolbox, painted handles, black bed caps, Bilstein shocks are all waiting.

    So...I got tired of the x12s and always having a dirty truck. I definitely don't think it looks as good, but it drives so much better and rides better as well.

    Tires are 10-20%, but will get me by until I find another set or order some. Still trying to figure out what size to go with. These are 295/60 Terra grapplers. Also OEM wheels with 2" adapters (plan to get 1.5" adapters for front to try to even track width). Pictures make it look like they stick out much further than they really do. A set of painted OEM flares would be perfect IMO.

    Also hope to clean it up in the next few days...it has rained so much here, I haven't washed it in weeks.

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  3. barrrf

    barrrf Well-Known Member

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    OEM flares FTW
     
  4. Cheeny23

    Cheeny23 Resident Wop Staff Member

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    I think you will have to trim the studs with 1.5 inch spacers, just FYI.
     
  5. racer36

    racer36 nbs lyfe

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    would stick with 2” and oem flares. ive always liked those wheels on nbs trucks alot, looks great


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  6. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Yeah I was pretty sure I would have to SLIGHTLY trim the studs if I went with 1.5". I just know that it would make my track width almost dead even front to rear :)
     
  7. duncan

    duncan Member

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    Nice list of mods. You will be happy with Bilstein shocks for sure.
     
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  8. Cheeny23

    Cheeny23 Resident Wop Staff Member

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    i have a set of 1.5 inch spacers sitting in my shop too, but for 8x180. Didn't install them for that reason.
     
  9. SamCarroll

    SamCarroll Faux Runner Staff Member

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    i believe its just the nips
     
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  10. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    That's the impression that I am under from research. That it is just the nips
     
  11. racer36

    racer36 nbs lyfe

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    Not sure if itd be any different, but on my half ton nbs, it was just the nips needing trimmed for 1.5” spacers, no big deal at all


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  12. Cheeny23

    Cheeny23 Resident Wop Staff Member

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    nips you say?


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  13. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Finally washed it[​IMG]


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  14. gmc00z

    gmc00z Active Member

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    why tarz still brown?
     
  15. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I washed it in the rain Saturday before a cold front came thru...about the time I finished the body (started as just rinsing it off and escalated) it started flooding!

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  16. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Got new tires Friday and then had to go to my buddy's house. Went with Falken Wildpeak AT3W. Can't believe how much better these tires look in person. So glad I went with these.

    Hopefully buddy gets time to put my truck on the lift so we can install my goodies.

    Painted handles, rear bumper plastics painted, new chrome rear bumper, painted flares, remove ranch hand, move up front bumper, new front lights, shocks, leveling kit, AirDog, full exhaust, motor mounts, cab bushings, black toolbox and black bed rail caps, new Hydroboost...jesus I have lots to do

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  17. gmc00z

    gmc00z Active Member

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    sidewall lugs definitely make that tire very appealing...not to mention the cost. LGB + planned mods :hnnng:
     
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  18. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I got them 305/55R20 for 1070 installed. I couldn't touch anything else for near the price.
     
  19. TheBrettster

    TheBrettster Administrator Staff Member

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    Let us know how they balance :)
     
  20. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Balanced great. I think worst tire took 3oz. Ride great and are smooth.

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