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[ Special On-Board and 4X4 Systems ]

BRAKES, STEERING, WHEELS AND SUSPENSION

Steering

Borgeson steering shaft installation - photos and instructions
Borgeson Steering shaft installation = (pre 94 Ram) from the offroad.com site

Suspension System

DT Heim joint trackbar installation - photos and instructions
Velvet Ride Shackle Install notes - mail list tips for rear spring shackle removal
Air assist suspension installation - Ram 1500 2WD notes posted to DiRT
Adding factory Camper springs and sway bar - instructions in TSB 02-01-96A
BDS Shackle Flip = Photos and tips from Raul Camacho's site
Lifts are below in the 4X4 section

Brakes

Adjustment bracket for the rear brake proportioning valve = Bob Ballard's page
Abbot ratio change box modification = Neil Murphy's modification allows the box to correct the CAB-to-PCM signal without affecting the 4wheel ABS.

Front drum to disc conversion for 69-79 Rams
= 4 Wheel & Off Road article
Front Disc Brake Upgrade - Announcing a front disc brake upgrade kit for 94-98 Ram 1500 pickups
Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit - Announcing a rear disc conversion kit for 94-99 Ram 2500 pickups

TRANSMISSION / TRANSFER CASE / CLUTCH

Automatic Transmission

Replace 47RH pan with 727 Torquflite pan
OD Switch inverter - switches OD off when truck is started
Torque Converter Lockup Switch notes from the mail lists
TC Lockup Switch Installation = (94-98  Rams) on the TST Web Site
TC lockup Switch Wiring Diagram = on Jay Bennett's page
TC Lockup Switch Installation on the TDR site (member login required)
TC Lockup Switch Installation = instructions on Outdoor Wire tech pages
Shift Kit install in a 46RH = photos and tips on a site by gnkim@aol.com
Transgo shift kit install notes = Bob Ballard's page has the instruction manual
Transmission Temperature Gauge Install = Photos and notes on Bob Ballard's page
Transmission Cooler and remote filter = photos and instructions on the pavementsucks.com site
Replace the plastic cooling line couplings with steel versions.

Manual Transmission

Replace the Getrag 360 with the NV4500 = conversion parts source with some swap details

AXLE / DRIVESHAFT RELATED

Front Axle

Make a front axle skidplate - weld your own instructions from DrD (posted at dodgeram.info)
Extending the front axle breather tube = on Raul Camacho's page
2 Low switch = MikeR's solenoid and switch allow 2WD with the transfer case in Low range
Two Wheel Low Reverse = TDR Forum thread
2WD LOW = TDR Forum
2 low - TDR Forum
Two wheel low kit = TDR Forum thread includes installation instructions
2WD Low Kit = TDR Forum thread
2 wheel drive low range = TDR Forum thread
Disabling the 4x4 on a 97 = TDR Forum thread
Switch For 2WD Low Range = TDR Forum thread
4 x 4 Posi-Lok - replaces the existing vacuum shift motor with a manually controlled shifter.

Rear Axle

Mag Hy-Tec Diff Dana 70 cover installation = instructions on Mag-Hytec's site
Mag Hy-Tec Diff Dana 80 cover installation = instructions on Mag-Hytec's site
Mag Hy-Tec Diff Dana 80 cover installation - my installation notes on dodgeram.info
LockRight Dana 70 or Dana 80 Installation = instructions on Outdoor Wire tech pages

ENGINE RELATED
Gasoline Engines:

 

Diesel Engines:

WIRING, SWITCH, LIGHT, AND GAUGE RELATED

Power Windows

Power window enable - roll windows up or down without the key
      Mike Beatty's instructions posted to DiRT
      Rich White's version with wiring diagram and photo

Lights

Alarm / Antitheft

BODY RELATED
HVAC, Etc

Disable Automatic AC in Defrost Position - disable AC in "fan" position

SPECIAL ON-BOARD and 4X4 SYSTEMS


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This page last edited on February 19, 2007