Taller, Softer, Stronger
Our 2010 Ram 3500 has earned its stripes in the past year and a half by dragging trailers of projects, bed loads of parts, and cab loads of stinky magazine guys. It has been across America multiple times, tested various tires, and explored backroads in search of relaxation and a place to sleep in the wild. As such, we’ve grown to appreciate its dirt-simple reliability and made some changes over time that make it better. We’ve also realized certain parts are not our favorite.
The truck has changed from a yearlong test vehicle to a permanent part of the 4WOR family, and as such, upgrades may be moving on from bolt-on bonanza to a cut here, a hole drilled there, no-turning-back upgrades. For this installment we beefed up the underneath and gave the truck a better ride and more support for heavy loads.
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Tired New Truck
We’ve run multiple tires on the Ram, starting with BFGoodrich KM2 Mud-Terrains then BFG All-Terrains and some Cooper Discoverer A/T3s. The Mud-Terrains were by far our favorite, though probably not the best for daily driving and towing where the Coopers or All-Terrains shine. We recently mounted the muddies on some used forged Power Wagon wheels we had powdercoated black. This gave the truck a nice light wheel with an aggressive tire combo, perfect for four-wheeling.