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05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:28 pm
by Ashman
Fiberwerx 2008 Dodge Ram fenders/headlights on a 2005 Dodge. Needed new headlights anyways.
On ebay the head lights were only $129 and the adapter harness for the 2008 style bulb H13 (9008)was only $10 a pr.
Ordered some HID bulbs for about $50.

The turn signal bulb is the same for both year splits.

The next project is the bed sides but that will take a long weekend to finish.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:25 pm
by scrambler 82
More pics from the side Dave please?

Looks like my 08 from the front :roll: well, kind of!

Looks good!

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:35 pm
by Ashman
Afew more pics.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:38 pm
by Ashman
Im gonna run 2in wheel spacers with the stock wheels on the 37s for now. Ballistic has there spacers out for plating so Mayby next week Ill pickup a set.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:16 pm
by scrambler 82
Looks good Dave, plain and simple!


Was it hard and how about the manche bed?

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:19 pm
by Ashman
It was easy most of the mounting holes were pre marked you just have to drill them. The hoel mid door is not marked and the bottom of the door tab is not marked. The headlight required some eyeballing and marking before drilling the holes, both sides had an easy fit.

Havent finished the MJ yet. Ill finish the MJ bed sides before starting the dodge bedsides.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:54 pm
by scrambler 82
You gotta remount the



CUMMINS C logo back on though :cheers:

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:38 am
by blackd-out-chev
Looks badass! Im diggin it! Looks like the truck has a big happy smile from the front!


Not to derail too much, i tried to find your old post...but you are running a 4" lift and 37s correct dave? How bad do you think itd be to tow a gooseneck trailer? Shouldnt bee too tall right?

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:56 am
by Ashman
Yea it's a 4 or 4.5in lift I'm thinking of taking the lift off so it handles better.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:04 am
by blackd-out-chev
What kit do you have?

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:24 am
by Ashman
I don't know it came with the truck. Had mx6 shocks I took off for some resivor shocks. Has a small block in the back and 4in spacer in front. Longer upper and lower arms and a drop swaybar mout.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:56 pm
by blackd-out-chev
Ohhh copy that! thatsa big damn spacer! If you get bored sometime...can you measure your control arms for me?

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:25 am
by Ashman
Head light conversion I completed yesterday. The Bulb shape and harness are different form my old 2005 to the new 2008 head light housings.

I bought a $10.50 Conversion harness to go from the 2005 style plug to the 2008 style light bulb plug
9007 HB5 To 9008 H13 Harness. I think it was worth spending the $10 to not hack into the factory wiring harness.

I bought a low cost HID conversion light set with ballasts for $65. OPT-7
I chose a very white light color temperature not the annoying blue.
This model has high beam and low beam functions. When on high beams the lights switch to a lower output hallogen and the HID bulb turns off. Some HID kits you only have one option super bright low beams. This way if you want a dimmer light you have the option.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:07 pm
by Ashman
Added 2in wheel spacers from ballsitic. The scrub radius change the wheel clearance, Had to trim the fender and beat over the pinch seam at the kick panel. Now I have full lock to lock steering and no rubbing the control arms...

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:45 pm
by blackd-out-chev
Looks like your offset is about what my aftermarket wheels are now...with my 2" spacer and 35s i juuuust rub the back of my fenderwell...have heard if i run 37s with a 4" lift...you have to run stock offset wheels. Do you think with extended control arms id be fine with maybe a little hammer work on the back of the fenderwell?

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:54 am
by Ashman
blackd-out-chev wrote:Looks like your offset is about what my aftermarket wheels are now...with my 2" spacer and 35s i juuuust rub the back of my fenderwell...have heard if i run 37s with a 4" lift...you have to run stock offset wheels. Do you think with extended control arms id be fine with maybe a little hammer work on the back of the fenderwell?


No inner fender liner, bending over the pinch seam with some hammer work will gain you like 2in at the kick panel. the bottom of the front bumper is next to rub. I dont think I can take off this lift Like I originally planned, clearances are close. I didnt remember to measure the arms for you yet.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:50 pm
by scrambler 82
My 37's rubbed on the bumper just a little, cut about 1/2 to 3/4" off the bottom and tapered up 3" . No more rubbing
with my 6" front and 4" rear with 17x9 and 4 1/2" back spacing,,

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:23 am
by Ashman
Started on the bed yesterday, have a long weekend so I should get the rear on by Sunday.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:58 am
by scrambler 82
Holy crap Dave, drilling out all the spot welds? Good luck! The front part is a PAIN.

It will be a better B.A truck when your done I'm sure! Keep up the great work.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:02 pm
by Ashman
The stainless steel bed rails were attached with double stick tape. and the tape was so strong they bent taking them off.

I drilled out all the spot welds only to discover the bed rails are glued together. I ended up cutting the bed rail in half then used a cutoffwheel to cut out the 3/16in thick bonding material. PITA.

Got one side off and fiberglass trimmed, other side allteh plug welds are drilled but still need to chop the bed rail to get it off.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:35 am
by blackd-out-chev
:LIKE:

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:00 pm
by Ashman
Got the bed sides on and bed back on the truck just need to bolt the bed on, bumper, bed liner and mount the mud flaps. Close.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:27 am
by scrambler 82
Looks damn good Dave, nice work!

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:40 pm
by Ashman
It's all done for now.

Took about half a day to finish the install. Had to lengthen the fuel tank hoses. trim the bed liner. And Mount the mud flaps.

Re: 05 Dodge Ram to 08 fiberwerx fenders.

Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:55 am
by Ashman
A before and after.