2005 Ram 2500 CTD Tow Rig Build

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by tsconver, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    Going to start a thread on my tow rig.

    Well sold the 2005 Ram and got a new 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Diesel.

    Will add a picture or two.

    Added side rails with steps, toneau cover, bed box, my ham radio set up and window vents. Not sure what else I will do to it since it is still under warranty.

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    SOLD Bought Nov 2015 with 313k on the odometer. Strong motor and drivetrain. Clean Body and one hole in the entire interior.

    Basics:

    2005 Dodge Ram Crew Cab Short Bed, Chrysler Blue, 5.9L Cummins Turbo Diesel

    Current Add Ons:
    Smarty Programmer
    CTS 2 Insight Monitor
    In Line Trans Temp
    Boost Gauge
    Oil Pressure Gauge

    Airlift Air Bags on Rear with Remote Pressure Control
    Pioneer AVH-4100NEX
    aFe Torque Tube
    Air Dog 2 Lift pump
    Leer Camper shell with Leer Locker
    Decked Truck Bed Drawer System
    Tekonsha Prodigy P3 Trailer Brake Controller
    Kenwood TM-V71A Dual Band Ham Radio


    This weekend will be adding 50HP New BMS injectors and a PacBrake exhassut brake and on board air.

    Pics to follow.
     
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  2. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    The PacBrake compressor is a massive PITA to install. Two bolts, but you can't get to one of them with a wrench.
     
  3. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    The compressor looked pretty easy. Mounts right to front of engine. Will find out tomorrow. :)
     
  4. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    I thought the same thing.

    It might be easier if you have one of the trucks with the accelerator position sensor mounted down on the frame, rather than on the side of the head.
     
  5. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah my apps is in the cab. Nothing up on the motor.
     
  6. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    Halfway done with injectors.
     

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  7. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    Got the new injectors installed. Got a bad one in the new bunch so had to replace on of them. Vendor, DAP, sent me a replacement were real good to work with. Now it is running great and all my injector noise is gone.

    Also got the exhaust brake installed. It works great.
     
  8. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    The pacbrake is the single best thing we've done to ours. Use it all the time.
     
  9. shawn

    shawn running dog lackey of the oppressor class Administrator

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    14913535972811007235097.jpg This is the bolt I was talking about. 75% off the total install time was spent on this stupid thing. And the APPS got a dead spot immediately after the brake was installed. I don't think it was a coincidence. :shaking:

    Edit, added a wider angle for context.

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  10. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that bolt was a pain. I chased the treads in the manifold with a tap first and I do not have an apps there. Mine is all in the cab.
     
  11. tsconver

    tsconver Well-Known Member

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    A few weeks later and the truck is running great. Pulls great and stops great as well. Ready to haul the WJ to Rausch Creek in early June.
     

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