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Technical Help / 98 ram 4wd control arm measurements
February 03, 2016, 09:30:00 am
well I'm looking at doing a complete custom one off front suspension system for my 98 ram 4wd but I can't have it down for more than a day or two as it's my daily driver. anyway anyone out that has a set of factory control arms out of a 94-99 ram 1500-2500 or 3500. I could use measurements of the size of the bushings. I'm thinking about using the poly version of the bushings to make my new control arms as it's not much of an off road truck any more because there isn't any place close by to go. But I want it to be able to and for the money I think they will work just fine. Later on I might end up going to full hiem joints if I can but for now I'm sticking with poly bushings. and don't have any in hand to at least start planning further.

For now I'm hoping to make a set of long arms so that later if I ever get the funds I can do my dream setup of long travel coilovers.... But I do also plan on pushing the front axle forwards a little as I'm already running bigger tires (35" mickey tompson MTZ) for now but looking at running 37" with beadlocks in the next year or so.

That reminds me I need to update the projects thread with new info and pics... I'll try to do that later today or soon at least.

Misc for Sale / Parting out 99 dodge ram 1500 2wd
February 03, 2016, 09:12:41 am
well as the title says I'm parting out my parts truck as that is what I got it for. The motor is going in my 98 for now so I can rebuild my stock motor. The trans is no go.  The hood, fenders, doors and all are pretty much just extras in case I mess mine up. bed and rear axle are more than likely going to go into a truck bed trailer as I kind of need the cash for another item I'm in in major need for... LOL well all the wiring and small parts are up for grabs if you need something let me know... I pulled every nut and bolt out of the full truck the fuel tank all lines and wires everything... now the dash was toast when I got the truck and I already had someone claim the headlights as they hit a deer last month.

anyway let me know if you need anything... as I'll at least look...  mostly looking for shipping to be covered on most anything. Just hate to see  anyone  pay high prices for something I have sitting here.

But I am looking for a spare set of  control arms for my 98 4wd. so I figure out how I'm going to do my custom ones while my truck stays on the road then place the new ones in and I can return the factory ones if wanted. Heck I think even measurements would work work for me.

anyway let me know if you need any wiring, sensors or the likes I'll see what I have. maybe even a few small body panels if I still have the rest of the cab...
Vehicle Help / help me build my 408 stroker
November 05, 2015, 07:27:59 pm
ok well title says it all... my 98 ram started to have a miss in cylinder 6 and 8 so figured nows a good time to go big or go home.... need help picking a cam.... keep in mind this is my daily driver...

98 ram 1500 4x4 5.9 360 auto with 221,000 miles... 33 12.5 x wrangle mrt tires... 3.55 gears... lots more to list but my computer just told me I have less than 2 minutes before it's rebooting....
97 cummins 4x4 with dana 60 front dana 80 rear.... was a semi built motor before i parked it 3 years ago... drove it less than 10 miles in 4 years... new auto trans new hopped up fuel system....

No one got hurt but truck is done. Drove to a friends because he wanted to buy it... he test drove it said he wanted it just give him a few days to get funds the rest is history....
General Discussion / other hobbies
June 08, 2014, 05:58:30 pm
So what other hobbies do you guys have?

I have a lot.
Building and working on guns
Metal work
Wood work like building furniture
Home remodel
Computers.... database programing or learning new stuff
Anything with my hands
Wanted or Trades / sassygrass paint
April 30, 2014, 07:22:29 am
Anyone out here have a little sassy grass paint left after another project? I'm looking for a little to do the insets of my rims and a few details such a graphics or the likes and maybe something in the interior. Just looking for leftovers no need for a gallon or anything... Lol
Projects / Mindy lots of pics (my 98 ram)
April 07, 2014, 07:43:57 pm
More than likely one f the newer Rams thats being turned into a wheelin rig and Daily driver. But figured I might as well post it here as well as over on RCC seeing as how I'm in TX and all. and most of you seam to be in the same area.

98 ram 1500 4x4 5.9 (360) auto century canopy
33" mud tires
Fully blacked out
Custom one off headlights I built no others out have the green lighting
52mm thefastman.com throttle body
24 lb injectors
185 thermostat
E3 platinum plugs
8mm plug wires
Custom center seat replacement with 12" pioneer sub
1200 2 ohm amp
Blue tooth head unit
All bulds inside cab are green led
Green led mood lighting
Dyed most interior gloss black
Satin black exterior (helps when I need to repaint from major dent repair or scratch cover up...don't see a reason not to look nice)
Stock aluminum rims in satin black
35w hid low beam
55w hid high beam
55w hid fog lights
All other lights led

Still to come
Custom 5" lift with 18+" fox coilover shocks and long arm cusp.
36" swamped sxs (just like my last black truck)
Bumpers with fender mods
Rock sliders
Roll cage
Lots more custom touches.