Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Safari Dominator Build - 2007 Mega Cab

A client in Africa wanted to build an all around rig capable of exploring remote regions of Africa near the Congo River while towing a trailer loaded with supplies. His goals were a nice riding, capable rig that would be easily serviceable, if necessary while retaining payload capacity.

We were tasked with locating a vehicle up for the job. The customer wanted a low mileage 5.9L Mega Cab, which is quickly becoming the "holy grail" among diesel trucks. We located a 2007 2500 Mega Cab outside of Orlando, FL with 28K miles on it and flew to Florida to inspect it. A few weeks later, the truck was delivered to our shop. Here is the list of components that are going on this truck:

-Carli Suspension Dominator 3" 3.0 Suspension System
-Carli Suspension Control Arms
-Carli Suspension Torsion Sway Bar
-Carli Suspension Extreme Duty Ball Joints
-Carli Suspension Long Travel Air Bags
-Carli Suspension Fabricated Axle Truss
-Carli Suspension Front Diff Guard
-Carli Suspension Stainless Low Mount Steering Stabilizer
-Method Race Wheels 101 Non Beadlock 17" Wheels
-Toyo Open Country RT 35x12.5x17 Tires
-Dynatrac Free Spin Heavy Duty Front Hub Conversion
-Mopar "Big Box" Heavy Duty Steering Box Upgrade
-Mopar Dodge 2008.5 HD Steering Upgrade (with plenty of spares!)
-Mopar 16mm Track Bar Bolt Upgrade
-Creative Fabworks Heavy Duty Dodge Ram Steering Brace
-ARB Deluxe Front Winch Bumper
-Mercenary Off Road Heavy Duty Stock Replacement Rear Bumper
-Warn Industries M12000 Winch
-Amsteel Blue Synthetic Winch Line
-Baja Designs OnX 6 30" LED Light Bar
-Baja Designs Squadron Pro LED Lights
-Inglewood Transmission Complete Billet Transmission Upgrade
-Derale Transmission Cooler
-Fass Titanium 150GPH Fuel Air Separation System
-Mads Electronics Smarty S-03 Programmer
-Edge Insight CTS
-S&B Cold Air Intake
-Complete B&W 5th Wheel Hitch Setup
-Full Leather Interior & Aftermarket Stereo
-Lots of spares for all wear items as well as extra wheels, tires, etc.

Mandatory "before" picture:

Carli control arms going on:

Dominator 3.0 shocks set into place along with Carli's fabricated shock towers:

Carli's full progressive Deaver rear leaf springs installed:

Method 101 non beadlocks with Toyo RT 35's mounted up:

Checking the droop of the Carli Full Progressive Deaver Leaf Springs:

Dynatrac Free Spin Hub Conversion in place:

Reservoirs mounted:

Quick teaser shot from the side:

Carli's upgraded rear shock mounts in place:

Many more updates to come as this project is in full swing!


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