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Title: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 05, 2020, 03:57:40 PM
https://youtu.be/fFg-2UrUTUc
Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 05, 2020, 04:11:09 PM
Traded my Ram and my Wrangler for a new Gladiator on February 1st.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 05, 2020, 04:12:22 PM
List of mods to come:

Exhaust
Intake
Lift
Tires
Wheels (maybe)
67 Designs Phone Mount
Ohio Diesel Seat Risers / Recliners

Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 07, 2020, 10:52:09 AM
Installed the 67 Designs phone mount last night. Was able to re-use the arm and mount from my JKU.  The design of their stuff is very nice and easy to install.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 07, 2020, 10:59:46 AM
Installed the factory slush mats from Mopar. These things even incorporate the drain plugs in the carpet / floor. Very nice touch.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: smccollamjr on February 08, 2020, 11:48:57 PM
Nice! Is it a manual?
Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 09, 2020, 07:27:00 AM
Six speed. Yes sir.


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Post by: WV_REBELCON on February 11, 2020, 04:42:29 PM
Looking good.   I can smell the new-ness from here!  ;D
Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: Jeep ride on February 14, 2020, 01:45:24 PM
Nice
Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 19, 2020, 02:05:39 PM
I am slowly getting things installed.

Added another 67 Designs mount for the radar detector.  Will hardwire it when I find some time.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on February 19, 2020, 03:13:13 PM
Installed the MOPAR Cold Air Intake last night.

I understand that there are little or no gains in hp or mpgs with these things, but I honestly can hear the difference and feel like I am getting better throttle response. 

Not going to install the hood cut out, because I personally don't want to hack up my hood.


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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on March 27, 2020, 02:44:36 PM
Baby got some new (used) 35s today.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on March 27, 2020, 02:48:31 PM
Replaced the stock exhaust with an AFE Rock Basher today. Sounds great at idle and even better at WOT.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 06, 2020, 03:04:11 PM
Finally got my Ace Engineering & Fab rock rails installed.

I have put these on nearly every Jeep I have owned and they have never failed me.

I like them because they are beefy and mount directly to the frame.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 06, 2020, 08:55:48 PM
How she sits currently, with a special appearance by Rambo the Wonder Dog.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 07, 2020, 11:26:07 AM
Installed my Bestop Sunrider today.

Now I have a little sunshine in my soul (and my Jeep).

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 07, 2020, 02:23:14 PM
Catching up on other installs done previously......

The Tyger tonneau cover was very reasonably priced and has kept things bone dry in the bed so far.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 07, 2020, 02:25:56 PM
I love the stuff from 67 Designs, but I found a better solution.

Sold my 67 Designs mounting stuff to #trailmastersteve and went with the rail mount from Ram.

More mounting spots and it was compatible with both my existing Ram and 67 Designs stuff.

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Post by: smccollamjr on May 11, 2020, 01:36:30 AM
Look’n good. I’ve got Ram mounts for my home and iPad. The work great.


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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 11, 2020, 06:04:12 AM
Drove to Tennessee this past weekend to pick up a Mopar 2.5” lift kit. The gentleman had bought it for his Gladiator then decided to go bigger. Got a great deal.

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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 14, 2020, 04:19:07 PM
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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on May 15, 2020, 11:11:43 AM
Upgraded to 4:88 gears and got my lift installed at the same time thanks to Driveline Service of WV. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200515/cc513905976628a959c599005059742e.jpg)
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Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: WV_REBELCON on May 29, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
Lookin good! How do you like that gearing in the Gladiator? Perfect or perfect??
Title: Re: The Love Child of my Ram and Wrangler..........
Post by: rdcox23 on June 02, 2020, 02:59:39 PM
Just about perfect.

I can roll down the interstate at 75+ now and not have to be jamming gears all the time.

Made me like my truck even more.


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