A hard-working hauler deserves its fair share of hot-rodding. But, with so many companies, catalogs, and products to choose from, pinpointing the biggest bang-for-your-buck mods can be a little cumbersome. To make it easier for ’09-’18 Ram 1500 owners, AmericanTrucks towed in a full load of their favorite first five mods in a recent edition of their YouTube series, “The Haul,” with host Joe Dick.
Supreme Suspensions Pro Billet Lift Kit
Per usual, suspension is at the top of the list. Aside from the visual appeal, Supreme Suspensions’ kit adds some functionality by increasing ground clearance. Leveling out the front end is an added bonus so your Ram doesn’t have that ugly frontward rake.
XD Machete Satin Black Wheels and Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires
To fill out the larger wheel wells, a set of 20×9 XD wheels is an obvious upgrade over the factory rolling stock. The working man’s part of the wheel combo is the set of Grappler tires. Joe calls them “one of my favorite tires on the market right now, mainly because they’re not as aggressive as a mud terrain, but they’re a little bit more aggressive than an all-terrain.”
Barricade Pioneer Aluminum Running Boards
The natural next step after adding overall truck height is a nice set of running boards. Running boards can either enhance or detract from the look of the truck, so it’s important to choose the right ones for your ride. Barricade’s Pioneer running boards are made of aluminum with a sleek brushed finish that really dresses up their overall toughness.
Rough Country Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Bed Cover
Added security and protection for the business end of the truck, the bed, comes by way of a tonneau cover. Rough Country’s hard cover is made of aluminum folding panels that shore up safety and keep weight to a minimum.
Borla Stinger Dual Exhaust System
To make the Ram’s growl match its toughed-up look, a Borla exhaust is a natural choice. Fabricated from 304 stainless steel, this system adds some throatiness to match the added aggressive look everywhere else.