The owner of this 2016 Ram 1500 dropped by Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security in Anchorage to inquire about upgrading the vehicle with a new wheel and tire package, a lift kit, side steps and a new radio. Our Product Specialists worked with the client to choose solutions for each request that offered the features and, where appropriate, the appearance he wanted.
Ram 1500 Radio Upgrade
Before we start any work, our team inspects each vehicle using our tablet-based check-in/check-out system, so we know that everything is in working order.
The project kicked off with the installation of a Pioneer AVH-220EX multimedia receiver. This radio includes a 6.2-inch display and built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming capabilities. We added an interface that would allow the buttons on the steering wheel to control the radio remotely so the driver can keep his eyes on the road. We also added a USB extension so that it’s easy to connect and charge his phone.
Our technicians mounted a backup camera just above the license plate using a Perfectionist-edition SoundSkins backup camera bracket. The camera image will display automatically whenever the transmission is in reverse.
Wheel and Suspension Upgrades
After removing the stock wheels, our team set to work installing a ReadyLift 4-inch SST Lift Kit. The kit includes tubular control arms, strut and bump-stop extensions, sway bar drop brackets and rear coil spacers. Next, we mounted a set of 33×12.5-inch Toyo Open Country A/T III tires on chrome Moto Metal MO985 20- by 10-inch wheels. We used new TPMS sensors to ensure that the truck can display tire pressures. Once everything was installed, we made sure the suspension was aligned properly so the truck would drive straight and not wear out the tires.
Westin Side Steps
With the 4-inch lift installed, the client requested that we install a set of Westin Chrome E-Series 3 nerf-bar style steps. These steps feature 3-inch diameter tubing and integrated step areas with a polymer pad for added safety. We bolted the steps to the cab using the supplied hardware and ensured that everything was aligned and secured properly.
Alaska’s Truck Accessory Experts
With the radio installed, wheels and tires upgraded and the step bars mounted, this truck accessory upgrade project was complete. When the client returned to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security, a member of our team walked him through the basic functions of the radio and helped him pair the Bluetooth connection on the phone. He loved the way the truck looked with the new wheels and tires, the lift kit and the chrome steps. If you’re interested in upgrading your vehicle, drop by our shop or send our team an e-mail using our contact form. We’d be happy to put together a bespoke solution that delivers the features you want.