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Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Glacier twist-link snow tire chains with cam tensioners, part number PWH2228SC. It will fit both the front and rear wheel drive vehicles. These standard twist-link snow chains are designed for highway use and not intended for off-road applications. Now with our tire chain laid out we can go over some of the quick features of the tire chain. Here on one end on the inside we have just a simple hook that will connect to the open links on the other end. The outside will be more of a lever hook where the link will go through the lever and then connect back here to the outer chain. Here we have the cam side and tool that's provided.



Blue Ox Patriot Proportional Braking System Installation - 2013 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2013 Ram 1500 we'll be installing the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System, part number BRK2012. Here's the breakaway switch that's provided with our install kit. For this application there's not a lot of ideal spots to mount it. We're going to need to bend the attachment point so we can mount it here, inside the front bumper, backed to a steel flange. The lead provided with the install kit will connect to our breakaway switch; the other end will get routed into the cab of the vehicle and ultimately connect to our portable braking system. We'll go ahead and take the two post lead, feed it down through the engine compartment and ultimately to the breakaway switch. Here you can see our lead where we fed it underneath the vehicle. Now I'll go ahead and route it in behind the switch and out to where we can make our connection.



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2011 Dodge Ram

Today on this 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we're going to install part number AL60818. This is the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs. These will be installed at the rear of the truck. We're going to begin by showing you how the air springs perform on our truck. We'll go ahead and get a measurement of the original ride height, from the ground to the top of the fender well, we're looking at about 39 1/2 inches. All right, we'll go ahead and add a load to our truck and then we'll go ahead and see how much it compresses.



Putco Element In Channel Window Visors Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab we're going to install part number P580102. This is the Putco Element In-Channel Window Visors. This is a four piece unit that'll do all four doors. This is what it looks like on the truck. We're looking at the passenger's side. You can see how it fits up underneath the track here on the top, and it sits in there by friction and it also has an adhesive patch that goes all the way around that sticks to the inside edge of the window sill here.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram we'll be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P3 brake controller, part number 90195. Now to make our install a little easier we're also going to use the Tekonsha Plug & Play wiring adapter, part number 3020-P. This will connect directly to the manufacturer's brake controller port. Now to begin our install we'll locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. It's going to be behind the emergency brake pedal coming off the manufacturer's wiring harness right next to the module. This is a blue connector with four wires running into it. Once we locate the connector we can go ahead and take the direct-fit wiring harness, taking the white connector end and plugging it into the manufacturer's brake controller port.



Firestone Level Command Compressor Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram pickup we'll be installing the Firestone Level Command Single-Gauge Compressor System, part number F2097. This is an air spring control kit with a single-gauge control that allows you to flip a switch to air up your airbags or push it down to deflate the airbags from the driver's position in the cab according to the load that you're carrying or possibly towing for a better ride quality and control. Note, we'll be adding the compressor system to the previously installed Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F2299. To begin our install, we're going to mount our compressor. To assist with mounting the compressor we're going to utilize the Firestone No-Drill Mounting Kit, part number F2529. Here we have our bracket.



Husky Base Rail Kit Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup, we'll be installing the Husky Custom Base Rail and install kit for fifth wheel trailer hitches, part number HT31413-686. To begin our finstall, we're first going to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire. This will give us additional working room underneath the pickup. With our spare tire out of the way, we're also going to go ahead and remove both rear wheels to give us some more working room. With our spare tire and rear wheels removed, we're going to move to the pickup bed and begin the install. We'll take our base rail kit, set it in the bed rail. Now once we get the rail in, we'll measure from the end of the pickup bed to the rear portion of the rail and then from side to side, getting it in place. Next, we'll take our second rail, or rear rail, we'll go ahead and set it into approximate position, because it's 22 inches from center of front rail to center of rear rail.



Cipa Dual-View Clip-on Towing Mirror Review - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on this 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we're going to install part number 11953. We have it installed on the passenger side, we'll go ahead and cover some of the features, then we'll show how to install on the driver's side. The main feature about this mirror is that it has two split mirrors, so you have one on the outside that you can maneuver for a different view from the one on the inside. This mirror fits a variety of different style of mirrors and different vehicles. We've got this track right here with teeth, which allows us to adjust the arms right here to match the height of the mirror. Also we've got pivot points top and bottom to accommodate any different angles on the mirror as well. We've got two all rubber straps that go around the mirror to hold it in place.



Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2003 Dodge Ram Pick Up, we will be installing the Firestone Ride Rite Air Helper Springs, Part Number F2299. These springs have a load leveling capacity of 3,200 pounds, at most up to 5,000 pounds. It can be adjusted in increments of 5 psi to 100 psi and has a limited lifetime warranty on the air springs, with a 2 year warranty on the hardware. First let's go ahead and take a look at our vehicles ride height before we add any weight. This will be the drive, ride height with the standard or stock suspension. We're riding at approximately 41 and a half inches. Next we'll go ahead and add approximately 2,250 pounds.





















Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge RAM pickup 1500 Series Quad Cab, we will be test fitting our Saris Freedom Superclamp platform style 2-bike rack, part number SA 4025. Let's go ahead and insert the shank into the receiver here, until our pinholes line up. Once our pinholes have lined up, go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt, and start hand tightening. I'll come in with our wrench and finish tightening that down. That's going to keep the bike rack from shaking back and forth, or any wobble, or anything like that. We'll go ahead and put on our provided lock, until that clicks into place. Let's go ahead and take some measurements.



Pro Series 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Cargo Carrier, that's part number 63153. This cargo carrier has dimensions of 24 by 60 and offers 500 pounds of capacity. What we'll do is we'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver hitch and we're looking for our pin holes to line up. Once we have that, we'll take our pin and clip. All right, then we can take some measurements. All right, for ground clearance, we're looking at about 19 and a half inches.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Detail K2 cargo carrier, part number K2HCC602. Now this cargo carrier is for 2" hitches. It offers 500 pounds of capacity and its dimensions are 20 by 60". We'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. Once we got those lined up, insert our pin and clip. We can go ahead and take some measurements. Offers about 15" of ground clearance.



Softride Dura Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today, on our 2009 1500 Series Dodge Ram Quad Cab Pick-Up, we're going to be test-fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram. This is a four-bike tilting rack, and it is part number SR26247. It's designed for 1 1/4 as well as 2-inch hitches. We've got a 2-inch hitch here today. We're going to begin by threading the shank or fitting the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch until the pinholes are aligned. There are multiple pinholes on this shank, and we're going to go with the pinhole that allows the bike rack to sit furthest away from the vehicle, which will be suitable for the most clearance of our tailgate. Once that's in place, we're going to thread our anti-rattle bolt into the pinhole by hand.



Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Platform Style 2 Bike Rack, part number S64670. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank to our receiver. We can also note that this can be used for inch and a quarter to two inch hitches. We're using a two inch hitch today. We'll want to make sure that that's lined up nice with our pinholes, insert our anti-rattle bolt here, and go ahead and hand tighten that. Once we have it hand tight we can go ahead and use our socket wrench to tighten it down the rest of the way.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the MaxxTow cargo carrier, part number MT70107. This cargo carrier offers 500 capacity and has dimensions of 17 by 50". Now I'll go ahead and insert the shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. Once we have those lined up, take our pin and clip. Once we have that we'll go ahead and take a couple measurements here. As you can see, we've got 16-1/2" of ground clearance. To the nearest point we're looking at about 4" from our cargo carrier to our bumper.



Rola Dart Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab we will be test fitting the Rola Dart cargo carrier. That's part number 59550. This offers 450 pounds of capacity and its dimensions are 23 by 56. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver hitch. We're looking for our pinholes to line up. We can go ahead and begin hand tightening that anti-rattle bolt.



Curt 19x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Series Quad Cab pickup, we're going to be testing fitting the Curt Aluminum Cargo Carrier. This does have a five hundred pound capacity. It's dimensions are nineteen by sixty inches and it's designed for two inch hitches as well. It's part number is C18100. We've got a two inch hitch on this truck here today so we're going to begin by sliding the shank of the cargo carrier into the receiving tube of the hitch until the pinholes are aligned and once they are we're going to push the pin through and then we're going to place the clip in the other end of that pin. Now that that's in place, we're going to do a couple of measurements starting with ground clearance. This carrier is going to offer just about fifteen inches of ground clearance to this point right here.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today in our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller for 1 to 4 axles, part number 39510. We'll use this in conjunction with our Tekonsha Plug and Play direct fit wiring harness, part number 3020-P. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and locate the manufacturer's brake controller port. The brake controller port is located behind the parking brake pedal, above the manufacturer's main wiring harness. This is a blue connector and is secured here to the ECM. Now we've located it. We'll go ahead and pop it free so that we can plug the direct fit wiring harness directly into it. To plug the harness into it, we'll take the white connector of our direct fit harness and plug in to the blue port. Once we have it plugged in, we'll go ahead and leave our wires hang, or if you can get your connector back in place, you can go ahead and do that now. Next, we'll move over to mounting the brake controller.



CIPA Custom Towing Mirrors Installation - 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup

Today on our 2006 Dodge Ram pickup, we'll be installing the CIPA custom towing mirrors, part number CM10700. We're already gone ahead and installed the driver's side here. Let's go over a few of the features of the CIPA custom towing mirror. Here on the front side we can just see the wedge that goes underneath and the hand knob that secure the custom towing mirror to the manufacturer's mirror. As you can see, it's really secured so it'll help prevent it from shifting, moving around or even vibrating at highway speeds. Here we have the manual mirror that will go up, down, in or out as necessary to view our towing products. Both top and bottom of the mirror are the groves that will catch the mirror to help hold it in place but still allow for the manufacturer's mirror to move and be seen as necessary. Now provided in our box is going to be the mirror, wedge and hand knob we pointed out earlier.





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