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bobcat7 03-04-2013 09:35 AM

2008 Ram 1500 SLT TRX
Currently looking at a 2008 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT with the 5.7 and TRX package. This vehicle only has about 25,000 miles on it and appears to be in very good condition. It is at a local dealer so comes with a 90 day, 5,000 km. warranty. Is there anything to be aware of or to look for in these trucks. Will probably tow a 28 foot travel trailer with it on the odd occasion, but wondering about known weak points. How is that engine and tranny. Apparently the TRX in Canada does not have the skid plates as they are not on this truck. Don't know what else comes with the TRX.

Thank you.

chefred112 03-04-2013 11:01 AM

that's low miles for sure... the only years that I knew if that was a 'weak' year was the 03/04's with weak valve springs...08 should be fine...

ShawnC13 03-04-2013 11:08 AM

I have an 08 TRX and I have the skid plates. I would try to find out if they were taken off or if someone just added the TRX decal. Ask the dealer to get the build sheet and you will be able to see for sure. Here is my build sheet and it states in there. Do you have the Tow hooks as well?
Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Med Slate Gray
SXT Appearance Group
Trailer Tow Group
TRX4 Off Road Group
Monotone Paint
136 Amp Alternator
750 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
4 Wheel Disc Rr Anti-Lock Brakes
40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
Rear Folding Seat
Front Height Adjust Shoulder Belts
Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**
Front Seat Area Carpet
Front & Rear Floor Mats
Passenger Assist Handle
Rear Underseat Compartment Storage
5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission
Elec Shift-on-the-Fly P/Time T/Case
205MM HD Front Axle
3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
Corporate 9.25 LD Rear Axle
Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS Engine
Tinted Glass Windows
Rear Fixed Window
Rear View Day/Night Mirror
Power Black Trailer Tow Mirrors
All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
Air Conditioning
Dash Liner Insulation
Floor Tunnel Insulation
Instrument Cluster w/Tach
Instrument Panel Black Bezel
200 KPH Primary Speedometer
Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Cigar Lighter
Dual Note Electric Horns
12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
Power Accessory Delay
Power Locks
Power Windows, Driver One-Touch
Manual Adjust Seats
Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning LP
Halogen Headlamps
Daytime Running Headlamps, High Beam
Fog Lamps
Cargo Lamp
Bright Rear Bumper
Gray Upper Fascia
Bright Front Bumper
Front License Plate Bracket
Bright Grille
Ram's Head Badge
Removable Tailgate w/Caliper Latches
Front Air Dam
TRX4 Off Road Badge
Federal Emissions
26 Gallon Fuel Tank
Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
Engine Block Heater
Speed Control
Electronically Controlled Throttle
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
Next Generation Engine Controller
Flame Red Clear Coat
Flame Red Clear Coat
All Radio Equipped Vehicles
4 Speakers
Fixed Long Mast Antenna
AM/FM Compact Disc Radio
Sirius Satellite Radio
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
4-Spoke Steering Wheel
Front Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
Rear Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
Front Stabilizer Bar
Tilt Steering Column
Full Size Spare Tire
Tire Carrier Winch
P265/70R17 OWL On/Off Road Tires
Goodyear Brand Tires
17" Steel Spare Wheel
17" Aluminum Wheels
All Aluminum Wheels
Center Hub
Non Adjustable Pedals
Tip Start
Pickup Box
Tow Hooks
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
Front Suspension Skid Plate
Class IV Receiver Hitch
7 Pin Wiring Harness
Trailer Tow w/4-Pin Connector Wiring
Stain Repel Seat Fabric
English/USA Language
Instrument Panel Parts Module
Tire & Wheel Parts Module
For More Info, Call 888-539-7474
1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS
Build To Canada Mkt. Specifications

bobcat7 03-04-2013 02:50 PM

Thank you,

I have sent an email to Chrysler requesting my build sheet. Hope they send it to Canada. Would be nice to know about the TRX package and whatever else this truck may or may not have. I would not want to remove skid plates unless they were quite damaged from abuse. Otherwise don't know why you would. But that is just me.

ShawnC13 03-05-2013 12:50 AM

I got mine sent to Canada, they may contact you giving you some number to contact Canada Chrysler. I had to call and change over the registered owner and then they gave me all the info took my information so they could send me an info on recalls or TSB's and what I had left on warranty.

Edited to add

Yes removing them I wouldn't either that is why I am thinking someone might have ordered the TRX4 decal

bobcat7 03-05-2013 05:39 PM

This is what I got back from Chrysler. Didn't think they would send it as they questioned me about not being the registered owner. No mention of skid plates.

Sales Code Description
*P9 Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
-D5 Med Slate Gray
AGRP SXT Appearance Group
AHC Trailer Tow Group
AM2 TRX4 Group
APAS Monotone Paint
BAZS 136 Amp Alternator
BCQP 750 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRRS 4 Wheel Disc Rr Anti-Lock Brakes
CBEP 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
CFMP Rear Folding Seat
CGDS Front Height Adjust Shoulder Belts
CG3S Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags**
CKEP Front Seat Area Carpet
CLEP Front & Rear Floor Mats
CSPS Passenger Assist Handle
CUES Rear Underseat Compartment Storage
DGQ 5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission
DH5S Elec Shift-on-the-Fly P/Time T/Case
DJMS 205MM HD Front Axle
DMDS 3.55 Rear Axle Ratio
DRBS Corporate 9.25 LD Rear Axle
EZB 5.7L V8 HEMI MDS Engine
GACS Tinted Glass Windows
GJDS Rear Fixed Window
GNAS Rear View Day/Night Mirror
GTSP Power Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away
GVBC All Vehicles W/Power Mirrors
GXMP Remote Keyless Entry
GXXS Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
HAAS Air Conditioning
HGBS Dash Liner Insulation
HGFS Floor Tunnel Insulation
JAYS Instrument Cluster w/Tach
JBFS Instrument Panel Black Bezel
JDCS 200 KPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JJAS Cigar Lighter
JJBS Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJS 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JKYS Power Accessory Delay
JPBP Power Locks
JPDP Power Windows, Driver One-Touch
JP8S Manual Adjust Seats
LABS Tire Pressure Monitoring Warning LP
LMAS Halogen Headlamps
LMKS Daytime Running Headlamps, High Beam
LPES Cargo Lamp
MBFP Bright Rear Bumper
MCLS Gray Upper Fascia
MCTP Bright Front Bumper
MDAS Front License Plate Bracket
MFDP Bright Grille
MGAS Ram's Head Badge
MWDS Removable Tailgate w/Caliper Latches
MXBS Front Air Dam
MXCS Front Bumper Sight Shields
NAA Federal Emissions
NFWS 26 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHBP Auxiliary Transmission Oil Cooler
NHKS Engine Block Heater
NHMP Speed Control
NHNP Electronically Controlled Throttle
NMCP Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
NZDP Next Generation Engine Controller
PXRA Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
QXRS Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
RAAC All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RCDS 4 Speakers
RDDP Fixed Long Mast Antenna
REFS AM/FM Compact Disc Radio
SBAS Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCFS 4-Spoke Steering Wheel
SFBS Front Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
SGBS Rear Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
SHAS Front Stabilizer Bar
SUAS Tilt Steering Column
TBBS Full Size Spare Tire
TBMS Tire Carrier Winch
TTYP P265/70R17 OWL All Season Tires
TZAP Goodyear Brand Tires
WF1S 17" Steel Spare Wheel
WF6P 17" Aluminum Wheels
WLZC All Aluminum Wheels
WMJP Center Hub
XA8S Non Adjustable Pedals
XBNP Tip Start
XBSS Pickup Box
XFHP Class IV Receiver Hitch
XFKP 7 Pin Wiring Harness
XFUS Trailer Tow w/4-Pin Connector Wiring
XGWP Stain Repel Seat Fabric
XLNP English/USA Language
X81S Instrument Panel Parts Module
X88S Tire & Wheel Parts Module
YACS Build To Canada Mkt. Specifications

ShawnC13 03-05-2013 05:47 PM

The only thing I see really different is yours says TRX4 Group and mine says TRX4 OFF ROAD Group the same with the badging. I guess there is a TRX4 and TRX4 OFF ROAD you get the heavy duty shock absorbers with the TRX4 and with the Off Road I got those and Tow Hooks and the 2 skid plates. Never new there was 2 types of TRX

ShawnC13 03-05-2013 05:49 PM

The other thing in your original post you mention SLT in your build sheet and mine they are SXT not SLT's I caught my car dealership on that as they are a used car dealership.

bobcat7 03-05-2013 09:04 PM

Yes, I noticed that as well. They have it advertised as an SLT but it is actually an SXT as far as I can tell. Thought it had an SLT badge, but I guess you could put those on anything.

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