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DodgeEvo Project Log: Expendition Vehicle

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:01 pm
by DodgeEvo
I firgured I would start one of these for my new ride. I have come back to because I missed it and no other forum is the same. I still miss my neon and let it RIP. But onto the new. I have a list below of things done and things that will be done to him. My idea is to make it into a prerunner of my ideas. Right now he is in between of a work style truck and starting this week into a prerunner. To answer most questions on dropping him, I would of loved to do that. But still its a 4x4, it would be hard. I would have to flip the axle in rear with two different lowering kits, ever mind dealing with the front axle. If you have any ideas of lowering him were it would be cheaper, I would appercaite them. So here we go and I hope you enjoy!

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi
64,000 on it as of 1/14/13

List of mods done:
Rough Country Leveling Kit
Spectre Cold Air Intake
Air Intake Filter Wrap/Condom
Mcgarth Throttle Body Spacer
5/16 Wheel Spacer
Yellow Top Optima Battery
Fender Flares
Side Steps(Removing soon)
Cb Antennas(Replacing w/ hidden ones)
Tool Box(Depending)

Some furtune Mods:
Fix tailgate
Roll Pan
Hidden Towing Hitch
Bed Rails
More LED Lighting
3'' Body Lift
Light Bar
Slim Design Side Steps
And etc.....

Before(Day I bought him home)

Right Now(as of 1/14/13)
sorry for the cell phone shots

Made is badge myself, came out good.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:59 pm
by DodgeEvo
Ok, I decided to change the name of my project. I have decided to make the truck into a vehicle to cruise the desert and be able to travel in that type of enviroment. Have some new ideas listed below. Will get some pictures that are updated. Truck has been in the dealership for power steering and suspension. Getting side windows tinted with a windshield banner too done on friday. Thanks for looking.

Some ideas/things been done:

2'' wheel spacers
hood light bar setup
convertable truck cap
new tailgate
new rear bumper
tint windows

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:31 am
by z3roneo
Looking good bro.. Did you feel a difference with the tb spacer?? Was wanting to get one for the Jeep but alot of peeps say its a waste of money with no real gains..

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:33 pm
by jckevns
z3roneo wrote:Looking good bro.. Did you feel a difference with the tb spacer?? Was wanting to get one for the Jeep but alot of peeps say its a waste of money with no real gains..
Ive got one on my jeep I installed it with a new intake, I noticed a difference in acceleration.

Ive got a 93 cherokee the tb was sitting on top of the intake mani before the tb spacer

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:45 pm
by z3roneo
Hmmm.. You think I'll gain from it on my 05 5.7 Hemi?

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:19 pm
by jckevns
z3roneo wrote:Hmmm.. You think I'll gain from it on my 05 5.7 Hemi?
Id say probally not

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:36 pm
by z3roneo

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:26 pm
by INVUJerry
I love it man, had an 04 quad cab hemi myself. Great truck! Would like to see current pics.

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:12 pm
by racer12306
If you want to look into some cool side steps check out amp research. They sell power side steps that come down when you open the door. My dad has a set on his Ram 2500 4x4

Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:40 pm
by z3roneo
One of my coworkers have them on his Tundra I believe and they are bad ass..

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:18 am
by DodgeEvo
sorry guys, I been busy at work. Was surpise seeing some post on my project log. Thank you, I appericate it. Too answer any questions about the TB Spacer, I noticed a little pep in the gas pedal and most important fuel economy. Just added 2" wheel spacers this weekend. Planning on doing a rose wood grain dash bezel kit today.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:39 am
by DodgeEvo
Here are some pics of the install of the 2" wheel spacers.


Got rid of the baby little boy 1/4" wheel spacers and added the big boy 2" wheel spacers

The after affects

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:18 am
by gtxtreme19
Looks good, where did you get the spacers? With the rims I'm buying and fender flares I'll most likely need some to get the backspacing right

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:09 am
by DodgeEvo
Believe or not, I got them on ebay. They were the perfect fit and didint have to cut the factory lug nuts. Bolted right up. Cost me $200 and came with everything.

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:19 pm
by INVUJerry
Can you grab a picture from a corner to show how they sit?

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:18 pm
by DodgeEvo
Ya, not a problem. I will take couple.

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:42 pm
by DodgeEvo
Well havent been on here for awhile and my project is coming alone. I will be taken some pics and will try to post them. Here is a list of things that I have done.

Brush guard
Truck cap with rails
New cb/scanner antennas
Wired in marker lights into rear fender flares and front lip