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    Default User's 2001 RT build thread (update 12/29/2014) PROJECT ENDED

    Well as some of you might know, the 2000 Bright White RC R/T i had burnt down due to an injector o-ring failure, i lost everything and the only thing i was able to salvage from it was a few parts. All my work over 3 years to the truck went up in flames in less then 5 min right in front of me... here are some BEFORE and AFTER photos when i first got the 2000. After these photos ill post up what i have done to the 2001 Bright Silver Metallic RC R/T i picked up.










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    Now here are some photos of the progress with the new 2001 Bright Silver Metallic RC R/T next to the Burnt up 2000 Bright White RC R/T.


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    Ok... So here are the photos of the New 2001 when i got her, notice the dumbo folding mirrors, and nasty ass engine bay, its completely stock besides the CAI, Spintech Cat Back Setup, SS Grill inserts, and Tint. Everything else is un touched (i might have left out some shit)

    The trucks suspension was SHOT to hell... I bought all new balljoints, end links, tie rod ends, just so i could drive the thing. The kid drove it to TN and Back to TX and the balljoints look like they where about to go after one more bump. It was BAD, and the tranny is pure slush at WOT.. i cant even race it, i was going to do a before and after i do all the mods, but i cant even shift out of 1st, i have to let the RPMS drop from 5200 to 3900 then shift to 2nd then to 3rd... not even worth it.

    Notice the Nasty ass engine bay.. i fixed that asap.


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    Some more photos after i deleted some shit from the bay, and cleaned it up, and installed the lower SS inserts to match the top, i just so happened to have a lower set laying in the garage. Lucky me! I also installed the clear tails i had on my 2000 on this one, they seem to look better on the silver one IMHO.


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    Then i installed the MSD 6A shit i had laying around in the garage and cleaned up the bay a little more, deleted heat shields, did a nice tune up on it, some 8mm taylors, and installed a Moroso billet overflow tank, and tossed that Ugly ass FIPK intake system in the trash, replaced the Pulleys and installed a High Flow Water Pump and a 180thermo, also put on the SCT Tune from Sean. 2001 is pretty cool he can control the stock fan to work with the 180 thermo better.


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    Here is when i installed the new Headlights, 6000k HID headlights, and foglights, and replaced the blown ass speakers that where in the cab, the front ones only worked, so i got a set of type S component Alpines for the front and a set of type S coaxial for the rear and a 4channel Alpine amp to power all them. Big improvement, i need my music. I also traded off the Dumbo Folding Side Mirrors for a set of the Sport ones.. looks much better, ill have them painted to match soon.


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    And last but not least, here is the photos of all the parts i have waiting to go on the truck, im waiting to save up some more money to have everything, Assembled (heads) powdercoated, and cleaned up. Im having the intake manifold coated Silver along with all the brackets and linkage shit, the Mopar Air hat, and Mopar Valve Covers will be a Mid Blue to match the Color Theme im going for... Silver/Blue, and Black/Blue (interior)















    That's all i have as of right now, i just picked up a Checkmate bed cover, for the bed ill be installing soon and having painted, along with the side mirrors and a few other things.

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    Here is a list of the shit i have planned to do to the truck, it might change, but right now its pretty much what i have in my mind set....


    Motor: 1 (Blown up)
    52mm F&B Throttle Body - Done
    M-1 Intake manifold 2bbl - Done
    Comp Cam 218/224 .561/.569 113 - Done
    1.7 Crower Adjustable Rockers - Done
    RHS Indy-X 360 2.02 Heads - Done
    .600 Mopar Valve Springs - Done
    Mopar Hydraulic Lifters - Done
    Mopar PPH Headers - Done
    2.5" True Dual SS Exhaust -Done
    MSD 6A Ignition Box - Done
    MSD SS Blaster Coil - Done
    Firecore 50s - Done
    Autolite 3923s - Done
    180 Thermostat - Done
    High Flow Water Pump - Done
    Mopar Double Roller Timing Chain - Done
    Mopar Valve Covers with APS Baffles - Done
    Mopar Open Element Air Hat - Done
    Jeep GC Electric Fan - Done
    Deleted Clutch Fan - Done
    Deleted all A/C - Done

    Motor: 2 Forged 408 Juicer
    Fully forged 408 stroker - Done
    Progressive 300 shot - Pending
    Hemi 6.4 Injectors - Done
    4 bolt mains - Done
    Spintech Headers -
    3" Dual Exhaust -

    Tranny:
    Turbo Action 3800 stall - Done
    Martin Saine Valvebody - Done
    Hi-PoTech Tubular Tranny Crossmember - Done
    Hi-PoTech Front Driveshaft Loop - Got it


    Tires/Rims:
    17x9 R/T Rims Front - Done
    255/50/17s Front - Done
    17x11 R/T Rims Rear - Done
    390/40/17s Rear - Done


    Power Adder setup (pending)
    Walbro 255 Fuel Pump -
    Progressive 300 shot of Nitrous -


    Cosmetic:
    SRT Ram Air Fiberglass hood - Done
    Checkmate flush mount bed cover - Done
    SS Rollpan - Done
    Upper Grill SS Inserts - Done
    Lower Grill SS Inserts - Done
    R/T Logo upper grill - Done
    6000k HID Headlights - Done
    6000k HID Foglights - Done
    Crystal Clear Headlights - Done
    Bedrug - Done
    Painted to match Side Mirrors - Done
    Painted to match Handles - Done
    Mopar Performance Embroidered Sun Visors - Done
    Mike Moore Custom Billet Accessories for engine bay - Done
    Billet R/T Logo 3rd Brake Light - Done
    Billet Moroso Overflow Coolant Tank - Done
    Tinted Windows - Done
    Deleted Fan Shroud - Done
    Deleted Cruise Control - Done
    Deleted Windshield Wipers - Done
    Shaved Antenna - Done



    Suspension
    Western Chassis 2" Drop LCA - Done
    Hotchkis Coils - Done
    KYB Monomax Shocks - Done
    Nitro 2 Drop Shocks - Done
    Belltech Hangers 4" Drop - Done
    Hotchkis Sway Bars - Done
    Calvert Caltracs - Got it



    Audio:
    Kenwood Deck - Done
    Alpine Type S 6.5" Components up front - Done
    Alpine Type S 5.25" in the rear - Done
    Alpine 4 Channel Amp for speakers - Done
    Alpine Mono Amp for Subwoofer - Done
    Alpine Type E 10" Sub - Done
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    Starting to come together really nice. Keep up the fine work

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    Maybe if you posted a couple pictures we could get an idea of what's going on

    That is looking AWESOME!!!! Going to be one sweet ass ride!

    I do have a question: Did you paint the stock mirrors on the white one? Any special paint if you did?

    Thank and keep up the pictures and work!

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    Are those headlights from ebay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperRT01 View Post
    Starting to come together really nice. Keep up the fine work

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daktaspt View Post
    Maybe if you posted a couple pictures we could get an idea of what's going on

    That is looking AWESOME!!!! Going to be one sweet ass ride!

    I do have a question: Did you paint the stock mirrors on the white one? Any special paint if you did?

    Thank and keep up the pictures and work!

    I had a guy that works at a paint shop do them for me "out the back door" i did my door handles and side mirrors, he sanded down the rough shit on the mirror (since they are textured from factory) and filled in the gap right before the lens and painted them. They where smooth, and looked good, normal paint i guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1AmberR/T View Post
    Are those headlights from ebay?

    Yes


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    Some new photos, waiting to get the cosmetic stuff painted...







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    Hell Yah!!!!!

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    very nice, keep up the good work

    My R/T build (rebuild) thread

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    Truck is coming along great. Look forward to seeing it this weekend.
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    Alright some new parts arrived... running out of room to store this shit.

    My 2nd set of GiSM Fuel Rails

    Belltech 4" Rear Hanger Drop kit

    Western Chassis 2" Drop Lower Control Arms

    Hotchkis 2" Drop Coils

    20" R/T Silver Rims

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    Quote Originally Posted by User View Post
    Alright some new parts arrived... running out of room to store this shit.

    My 2nd set of GiSM Fuel Rails

    Belltech 4" Rear Hanger Drop kit

    Western Chassis 2" Drop Lower Control Arms

    Hotchkis 2" Drop Coils

    20" R/T Silver Rims
    Kinda OT but just out of curiosity, I see that DJM stuff comes with new rear bump stops. In the instructions, do they tell you to drill a new hole in the frame for them or can you use the existing hole for them? I ask because I still have the stock rear bumpstops (cut) and want to get new universal pancake style stops for the back. I'm wondering if I need to drill a new hole for them because the existing hole for the stock bump stops appears to be slightly off center of the axle. Thanks
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    Ok, a few questions please.

    Manufacture of the headlights and corners?
    " of exhaust tips?
    How much was that Mopar filter housing?

    You really got that thing looking sharp bro!!!!!!!!


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    Same head lights/corners I had on my quad cab. Same ones I just bought for my CC. Here is the link.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_3570wt_1165
    Body work and fresh paint being applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunike32 View Post
    Kinda OT but just out of curiosity, I see that DJM stuff comes with new rear bump stops. In the instructions, do they tell you to drill a new hole in the frame for them or can you use the existing hole for them? I ask because I still have the stock rear bumpstops (cut) and want to get new universal pancake style stops for the back. I'm wondering if I need to drill a new hole for them because the existing hole for the stock bump stops appears to be slightly off center of the axle. Thanks
    Yes you have to drill to mount the new bumpstops. I read the instructions last night. A lot of work to install that rear hanger kit... INSTALL PARTY!


    Quote Originally Posted by Daktaspt View Post
    Ok, a few questions please.

    Manufacture of the headlights and corners?
    " of exhaust tips?
    How much was that Mopar filter housing?

    You really got that thing looking sharp bro!!!!!!!!

    1. Got them off ebay.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3496&viewitem=

    2. Don't know its the standard Spintech side exit kit.

    3. About 75$ from summit.


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    Some updates, parts have not came back from painter yet. Should have them soon, although in the meantime ill be installing C-Notches in the frame for the 4" Shackle and Hanger setup for the rear.

    I have taken the bed off, and took off some un-needed parts and shields, maybe another 5-10lbs of weight shredded off. Not to bad.

    For now thats all im going to do, when i install the hangers and shackles ill be taking the bed off again, and cutting off a lot of excess things, like the old exhaust hangers, spare tire holder, and some other things should be good for another 20-30lbs.

    Also going to sand down and coat the frame and anything else, with rust resistant stuff.


    O yeah i forgot, my radiator took a shit on me 2 days ago, had to drop 400$ to get it fixed, 200 for radiator, 100$ for new upper lower hoses, and 60$ in coolant... so that set me back a little, that was my funds to have my parts powder coated.


    Here are some photos of the progress so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunike32 View Post
    Kinda OT but just out of curiosity, I see that DJM stuff comes with new rear bump stops. In the instructions, do they tell you to drill a new hole in the frame for them or can you use the existing hole for them? I ask because I still have the stock rear bumpstops (cut) and want to get new universal pancake style stops for the back. I'm wondering if I need to drill a new hole for them because the existing hole for the stock bump stops appears to be slightly off center of the axle. Thanks
    I have pancakes mounted in the rear holes and they seem to work just fine. That's with 2" hangers and hotchkis leafs.
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    Have u had any issues with ur tail pipe hitting the leaf spring bolt when u hit bumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotabluert98 View Post
    Have u had any issues with ur tail pipe hitting the leaf spring bolt when u hit bumps?
    no.. not at all.


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    I really liked the whitle one. To bad you lost it. The silver one is looking very sharp.

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    Here are some photos of the C-Notches installed, guy is a welding artists, damn good welds, after talking to him he is also going to install my hangers and shackles for me also which will save me TONS of work.

    Pics here...

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    Is it wrong of me getting a semi when I see those welds on the c notch?

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    Nope, i did to when i saw him welding, almost poked him in the back. He has been welding and building tube chassis, 4-links, air bag setups, ect for well over 20+ years, i think he said he started when he was 10 and didn't start doing it professional till about 17 or 18 or somthing. He was in some magazine before i was into trucks he was telling me about it, all i remember is somthing about a "Spawn Truck" he built.

    I talked to him and he is going to be doing the rest of my work on my truck that requires welding and suspension work. Im friends with a guy good friends with him. Its good to have friends saves a lot of money.


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    Got the truck dynod today so i could see what its like stock and whats it like when i get everything installed and tuned.

    Here is the video and photo of the dyno sheet, for the lazy people.

    Type of Dyno: Dynojet
    Humidity: 21%
    Tempature: 97F
    Max RWHP: 220hp
    Max RWTQ: 307lbs

    Not bad for stock and with 125,000 miles on it.

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKPDK7M0DQg



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