"Tanner" 96 Ram 1500 4x4

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"Tanner" 96 Ram 1500 4x4

Postby MrQ » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:53 pm

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This is Tanner, my latest acquisition. Gonna be my DD,tow rig, and all around beast. :bounce2

Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 4x4
5.9L V8 (245 hp, 330 torque)
46RE
284K
D44 3.55
9.25" 3.55 LS
NP231HD
2" Suspension lift
Rancho 5000 shocks
245/75/16 (E)
Dual Exhaust

Got it with a CEL, missing tailight, drivers seat really worn, carpet pulled out, steering wheel falling apart, and bald tires. It had just recently had the brakes, radiator, spark plugs, wires, and air filter replaced. It had an alignment and the tranny was rebuilt 71k ago (even have the paperwork).

Got it home and fixed the CEL by plugging the CTS wire in (seriously :shaking ), changed the oil to 10w-40(guy was running straight 50w :crazy ), got a seat cover, replaced the tailight housing, replaced the steering wheel, put newer tires on it, replaced the underhood bulb, fixed the floppy grill (zipties FTW), fixed driver door sag, replaced door sensor, removed the lower air dam, and replaced the windshield wipers.

He drives like a dream and rides really well. Even has working A/C! Power everything is also very nice. It also rumbles really loudly and sounds mean when I put my foot in it. Took it off-road and it handles really well, haven't got stuck yet!

Need to do:
Replace windshield
Fix the door latch
Finish rhino lining the floor.

Wants:
33's
Rear locker
Tuner

Hey, you said you wanted diversity! :finger
-Dan

1998 Ford Explorer 4WD "Red Flyer II"
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD "Tanner"
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Re: "Tanner" 96 Ram 1500 4x4

Postby MrQ » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:09 pm

Some new pics of Tanner:

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And just a fun shot:

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-Dan

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Re: "Tanner" 96 Ram 1500 4x4

Postby MrQ » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:56 pm

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Hit some mud the other night with a friend. Got stuck a couple of times, cause my tires suck, but all in all very impressed with what this bad boy can do.
-Dan

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD "Tanner"
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Re: "Tanner" 96 Ram 1500 4x4

Postby MrQ » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:47 pm

Some new additions

285/75/16 Cooper Discovery RTX and Toolbox

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Front and Back DVR system

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Additional underhood light added

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Original Mopar towhooks bolted on

Also wound up towing this down the highway when it broke down on the 59 entrance ramp. Fully loaded too.

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-Dan

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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD "Tanner"
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