HD Video How-to: AAM 9.25″ and 11.5″ Axle Rebuilding

American Axle & Manufacturing (“AAM”) builds OEM axles for Chevrolet/GMC and Dodge/Ram trucks. The magazine’s 2005 Ram 3500 4WD came with an AAM 11.5″ rear axle and an AAM 9.25″ front axle. This is the trailer for the streaming rental video available at Vimeo On Demand that covers how to change front and rear axle gear sets. […]

Driving Light Upgrade and Tests: PIAA RF6 and LP530 Lights

Like other Dodge Ram Gen 3 trucks, the OEM headlamps on our 2005 Ram 3500 truck produce a subdued and diffused light pattern. Even with the low beams on and adjusted to specification, the dim and ineffective scattered light often confuses oncoming drivers who assume that the high beams are on.  Regardless of the adjustment method, the low […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: Transfer Flow Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Ram 3500: Spray-In Bedliner & Transfer Flow, Inc., Cross-Bed Fuel Tank      Retaining the OEM tank and adding a 75-gallon tank in the bed raises fuel capacity to 109 gallons. That’s enough “sticker shock” when filling up from empty at a diesel pump!      The Dodge Ram 3500 makeover focused on utility and the common interests of […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Dodge Ram 3500 Makeover: The Mopar Suspension Lift

2005 Dodge Ram 3500 4WD Makeover: Four-Inch Mopar Suspension Lift      Upgrading to oversized tires on our 2005 Dodge Ram 4WD pickup required raising the chassis and suspension height. Seeking a suspension lift kit, we turned to Chrysler’s Mopar Performance products.      The chosen 35″ tires require a 4-inch lift on this single rear wheel (SRW) chassis. […]

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ram Trucks: Ultimate Haulers

Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – Ram Trucks: Ultimate Haulers

Dodge/Ram Trucks: The Ultimate Haulers! The Dodge Ram and contemporary Ram trucks have considerable history. They deliver exceptional payloads over time. Our multipurpose hauler of choice is a Ram 3500 4WD with Quad-Cab and the Cummins diesel engine. Many 4WD Mechanix Magazine readers own Ram trucks. These trucks have one thing in common: the ability […]