Bilstein 5100 Series Front Shocks Install

Bilstein 5100 Series Front Shocks Install

After struggling to remove one stubborn bolt in rear shocks install I was afraid that front shocks will give me much harder time. Actually both Bilstein Front Shock Absorbers went in pretty much without any problem. I was done in 3 hours. One tip, take the plastic...
Bilstein 5100 Series Rear Shocks Install

Bilstein 5100 Series Rear Shocks Install

I wanted to put these Bilstein Shock Absorbers on Alpha from day 1.  Finally got around to do it. Here is step by step instructions; 1.  The rear shocks were supposed to be the easy ones to install. No need to raise the truck or remove the tires.  I sprayed Liquid...
Auxiliary Transmission Cooler Install

Auxiliary Transmission Cooler Install

Driving an American truck to South America where parts are not available could be a risky business.  I am pretty confident 5.9 Cummins Turbo Diesel is as reliable as any engine out there. One thing I am nervous about however, is Ram 3500’s 48RE transmission.  My...
ScanGauge II Install

ScanGauge II Install

ScanGauge II is a highly capable and very compact add on multifunction computer that can monitor truck’s systems and provide real-time information. It plugs in and gets its power from OBD (On Board Diagnostics) II port.  It has three main functions an OBD II scanner,...
Defiant Rock Shield Install

Defiant Rock Shield Install

I picked up a slightly used Defiant Rock Shield from a fellow Ram 3500 owner/overlander.  I thought underneath of my truck was too exposed and wanted to protect the radiator, turbointercooler, steering box and air conditioning condenser. Install took couple hours and...
iPad Mount Install

iPad Mount Install

I am hoping in our travels, we will visit places where there are still no man made roads. We will be relying heavily on GPS devices, navigation apps and paper maps for finding our way.  I have a Garmin Nuvi unit I like and plan to use it with OSM maps but having a...