BDSgrayThe buildup continues as the crew from BDS’s R&D Department tears into our new 2013 Ram 3500 Cummins to turn it into something cool. This truck has been our test mule over the last few months as we prototype new lift kits for work with the redesigned front radius arm suspension. With SEMA right around the corner we’ve installed a pre-production version of the 8” 4-link conversion long arm kit. There are a number of benefits to the radius arm-to-4Link long arm conversion including better handling characteristics and a less caster change throughout wheel travel.

Additionally on this build we’ve called in some favors with friends around the industry to help turn this truck into something cool. You may have read last week’s update where we received the 40×15.50×20 Nitto Mud Grapplers, 20×10 BMF Novakanes, Diamond Eye Exhaust, and front/rear Fusion Bumpers. This week we received the Spyder Auto smoked projection H/L and LED T/L, N-Fab Steps, and Extang tonneau cover.

The goal for this truck is to build a great looking, not over the top show truck that is still capable as a daily driver and tow rig. Stay tuned for more as this truck goes under the knife to get prepped for the 2013 SEMA Show. To see the Project Slate’s build intro video, click Project Slate Video 1, to see the latest update, watch below or click Project Slate Video 2.

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