Video: Our RAM 2500 Trailhound Gets An Extreme Makeover With This One Accessory That Completely Transforms It!

This is our best project truck yet!

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Our RAM 2500 Trailhound gets a (very) functional, new bumper – which changes just about everything!

Okay, I admit that our RAM 2500 Trailhound project has become a tad bit over the top. With our beefy suspension upgrades, large tire and wheel package, along with the overland camper – it’s not a cheap rig by any means. Still, there is a lot more we can do with it, and one thing we want is a winch.

We partnered with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) to get the right bumper for our project. Nate, from AEV, presented us with their Premium Front Bumper, which matches the year of our RAM. Along with the bumper, we received all of the mounting equipment, a Warn winch, and everything needed to replace the front bumper on a 2019 (or newer) RAM HD.

High Country Performance 4×4 (in Colorado) helped transform our RAM 2500 Trailhound project!

We hooked up with High Country Performance 4×4, in Englewood, Colorado to get the professionals to mount our bumper. They’ve been around since the early 1980s, and they can do just about anything with a vehicle. I have personal experience with them as my buddy had them lift his wife’s Subaru, and they wrenched on his CJ5.

In the case of our RAM 2500 Trailhound project, we needed to put the beast on a lift, remove the front bumper, mount the 240+ lbs new bumper, and more. Rather than attempt this, we agreed that the folks at High Country Performance 4×4 would be a better option. We were right.

Our Ram – transformed!

AEV products are, in my estimation, some of the finest components in the industry. The cleanest rigs are often seen using their products, and for good reason. Many parts are made to look like they came from the OEM’s factory. Fit and finish are top-shelf, and their designs are outstanding.

We were hoping that the addition of the new bumper and winch would bring down the nose a bit. I mean, it’s not like it had a Carolina drop before, but the rear is a tad lower than the front (the caper has everything to do with that). We were hoping that the weight in front of the front axle would drop the nose a hair.

It did, but not quite where we wanted to be. Still, the front of the RAM looks outstanding, and is now MUCH more functional!