2018 Ram Megacab Swiss Army Knife Build with trailer

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
So traded my old truck in. Got a good deal on trade in price and a great deal on a new truck.

Specs

2018 Ram Megacab 2500 Laramie
6.7L Cummins
68RFE
Apple Car play is what really sold me to upgrade. LOL
Gooseneck towing prep package
Limited Slip Rear Axle
3.43 gears

Current upgrades:
Wheels: GTX 18x9's
Tires: Patagonia (off brand) Mud Terrain 35x12.5x18
LED Headlight Bulbs
LED Foglight Kit
K&N Air Filter
Midland CB Radio
Roll-up Tonneau Cover
Westin Winch Mount Tray
Smittybilt 15500 XRC Winch
Tow Mirrors
Weather Tech Floor Mats
9" LED Spot Lights
Stubby Radio Antenna

Current miles 6000. After 1.5 months of ownership

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sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
So the future upgrades include:

Rear Locker
Front Winch Bumper
Shocks
Snorkel.

I'm planning on keeping it fairly stock for ride height. I have no intentions for rock crawling in it. I need to keep the gooseneck hitch in the bed clear, so I don't want to do much inside the bed other than a little storage for gas cans, water cans and a tool box. I use this for towing as well. So the in bed gooseneck prep package was a good upgrade when I got the truck.

I'll get some more pictures and show you the trailer that will be built for doing some more desert exploration.
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
I picked up the M116A2 military trailer last night. I’ve been looking for one of these for awhile and it popped up on Facebook Marketplace. I ran out to Tooele last night and got it.

I primarily wanted it because it has the new bolt pattern. 8x6.5. So almost any 8 lug wheels will fit it from a dodge or ford. Also getting tires will be easy. The older generation had split rims. The tires are hard to get. And no one wants to work on split rims anymore.

This trailer also has surge brakes. And they work!

It’s also rust free.

So we will be upgrading this as well. C8C4E0A2-668D-4B42-BC28-53EF85C961A3.jpeg90F08D8F-8061-41AD-99B5-2D2789519608.jpeg46ACD320-48D5-412A-A5F9-9D8111CEC69D.jpeg
 

Hickey

Rusty Girdle
Supporting Member
My truck is very similar. Did yours come with the larger fuel tank? Mine is only 26 gallon so I added a transfer tank. Love the transfer tank when towing.
 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
How’s the led headlights do? What brand did you get?
I got AUX Beam. I've heard pretty good things about them. The link below are the bulbs I bought. I have the HID style lights. They are a lot better than the stock bulbs, which were like a dim candle. The fog lights are also awesome. The Low beams are brighter than the high beams. But they have a pretty good flat pattern just like HID's should have. So I have not been flashed at all with them. And since I didn't level the truck yet, they are still aimed correctly.


I bought this kit for the LED foglight converion.

 

sawtooth4x4

Totally Awesome
Picked up some old Chevy wheels with some decent tires. Then painted them.

And touched up the camo look a little. I'm not a professional with camo. I shall have to learn how to do it better. LOL

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Toad

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Location
Millville(logan)
It bolts right in. Does not affect anything emission related. It extends farther forward until it almost touches the def tank. You install another bracket that supports the front off the tank. I am also a dealer for Titan. I does hang down a little lower than the factory tank.
 

Toad

Well-Known Member
Location
Millville(logan)
I just bought a 2018 Aisin 3500. Skyjacker leveling coils. Roll up bed cover with in bed Weather Guard toolbox. Fuel wheels and 35 inch bags. Air bags with wireless compressor. Titan tank. I need to install a B&W turnover hitch the it will be done
 

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