2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - Texas Lone-Star

N-Fab's Daily Driven Dodge Ram

Nicole Allard
Jul 1, 2004
Photographers: Chris Fesler
Photo 2/2   |   2002 Dodge Ram 1500 side View
In June 2002, the guys at N-Fab Off-Road Accessories were on the hunt for a new project vehicle, and soon found it in this '02 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4. After coughing up a total of $60,000, they transformed this truck into an exceptional showcase vehicle in only three week's time. This truck comes complete with N-Fab's new custom-made off-road accessories for Dodge's new body style. Although, it's not all for show. The N-Fab guys drive this beast daily, and who wouldn't? Maybe they're just testing out the new products?
The first thing you'll probably notice when you take a look at this impressive truck is the incredible 13-1/2 inches of lift. This is definitely not a vehicle you would want to park behind, because it may mistake you as a curb. Full Throttle Suspension in Fresno, California, supplied the tremendous 10-inch suspension lift kit, which included a 3-inch Performance Accessory body lift kit, 6-inch rear springs, and a 4-1/2-inch block kit. For better handling, Kar Tek Off Road in Corona, California, supplied the Bilstein 7100-series remote reservoir shocks. N-Fab also fabricated a custom-built front double-shock hoop to reinforce the truck's off-road performance. During those off-road trips, leaf springs tend to twist, so the crew at N-Fab decided to custom-build some hefty four-link bars for better traction and stability, replacing the truck's potentially flimsy stock leaf springs.
Who says size doesn't matter? With such a tremendous lift, N-Fab needed some beefy tires for this monster. After installing and fabricating an array of off-road accessories, N-Fab mounted up four 39-inch Mickey Thompsons with 16.5x12-inch Weld Racing Super Single wheels. Take a peek in the back, and you'll notice the fifth Mickey Thompson conveniently placed in N-Fab's spare-tire rack, located in the bed for easy access during those off-road trips.
With all that lift, N-Fab installed its own Nerf Steps to make getting into the cab a little bit easier. No need to have your buddy give you a boost with these trendy steps. N-Fab makes its steps full-length (wheel to wheel) with a super-duty 445-pound weight rating. At the nose and rear of the truck are two stylish additions: custom Pre-Runners - another sweet product from N-Fab.
This Dodge was acquired as a project vehicle to showcase N-Fab's new products for the truck's new body style. This rugged machine was featured at the 2002 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Feel free to check out N-Fab's new Dodge in person, but don't expect to drive it.
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