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Unread 12-10-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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So I just got a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4.7L V8, it's a great truck and runs very well! So basically, I want to try my best to transform it externally from an SLT to an SRT by installing the basics like a SRT style front bumper, rear bumper, hood, grille, rims and tires, brake system, and a tonneau cover with spoiler. I'd also like to add new headers and a Flowmaster exhaust system; maybe put a performance chip in it but not sure if I want to. I'll also be installing upgraded LED tail lights, possibly headlights, and running boards. So, the thing that I'm worried about is I don't know if the new wheels will look too smaller than the stock ones because I'd be dropping about 2 inches ride height for each wheel and losing 4 inches in wheel diameter. I wanted to put a lowering kit on it to get it to the appropriate SRT height (lowering it 1 inch in the front and 2.5 inches in the rear from stock suspension). Even with these changes, would it look right, or am I just over thinking? What could I do to make it seem more of an SRT without opening the hood, if anything? Also, is there a good website where I could find most of what I've listed other than AndysAutoSport.com which is where I'd be buying from? Never done something of this nature before, so any advice would come in handy, thanks!

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Unread 12-11-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Honestly I'd find a parted out SRT on craigslist or a boneyard.
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Lower it, and any stock fitment wheel will fit just fine. Have a look on some other forums and see what others are using for a wheel/lowering combo.
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