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Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-26-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By duncanmb
I've had the same experiences as mgbighorn with...

I've had the same experiences as mgbighorn with l.s on an older 4x4 truck, and now with my 4x4 09' I love my traction control in snow/ slick cond. Now off road in heavy mud, well .... the argument...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-17-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By duncanmb
I stand corrected. I did read somewhere that on...

I stand corrected. I did read somewhere that on some lsd you do have to hit the brakes to force the lsd to engage. My dislike of lsd stems back to my last truck. I would always have to put it in 4x4...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By duncanmb
The problem with using your foot (vs. the nannie...

The problem with using your foot (vs. the nannie computer) to brake and force torque to the non spinning wheel is, your also braking the remaining wheels.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-12-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By duncanmb
Good explanation TRCM. Traction Control is not...

Good explanation TRCM. Traction Control is not perfect, but as stated before, it does work on all driven axles. This (in my opinion) gives you an advantage over the l.s. rear and open diff. in front...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-03-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By duncanmb
I would advise doing as much reading on esc/tc...

I would advise doing as much reading on esc/tc before installing a switch or buying a tuner to disable tc. On 4th gen rams at least I believe there are options to eliminate the throttle cutting...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By duncanmb
Wow! looks like I have to completely relearn what...

Wow! looks like I have to completely relearn what tc does on my truck. Could have sworn that funny noise i hear when the wheels are spinning is the brakes being applied many times a second to stop...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-03-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By duncanmb
Seems there's plenty of dislike for tc. I...

Seems there's plenty of dislike for tc. I personally think it a good addition to many 4x4, as long as your not a serious off roader. Any basic 4x4 w/o tc will be dead in the mud if cross corner tires...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 02-02-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By duncanmb
Yes this does help. If I have this right, the...

Yes this does help. If I have this right, the gears in the diff do move via the left half shaft, but with the right side half shaft disconnected and the right wheel free wheeling there is no torque...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 01-30-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By duncanmb
Now i'm really confused, because when i finally...

Now i'm really confused, because when i finally changed my front diff. gear lube I had the front end jacked up, and I thought I would answer my own ques. by turning the front wheels. When I did this...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 01-29-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By duncanmb
Yes, I wound up changing the gear lube in the...

Yes, I wound up changing the gear lube in the front diff. and was surprised to see the amount of fine metal on the bottom just from occasional use. Thanks
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 01-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By duncanmb
Front diff. question

I have 32k on my 09, and have already changed rear diff. fluid. I'm getting ready to change the front, but was wondering, does the front diff. actually turn when not in 4x4? I was under the...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By duncanmb
Went ahead and bought the max care for my 09 ram....

Went ahead and bought the max care for my 09 ram. After going back and forth between the chryslerwarranty.com,(Zeigler Chrysler in Mich.) and my local dealer, I finally got my local dealer within $...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By duncanmb
Another max care question

About to pull trigger on max care .Would having air lift 1000 on your ram be an issue when using your warranty? The small print about " any alterations " has me worried slightly. Also, anyone who...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-11-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,653
Posted By duncanmb
Not many downsides with the hemi. The confidence...

Not many downsides with the hemi. The confidence it gives me passing on a two lane highway is comforting. I'm ashamed to say this, but i don't think I've had the pedal to the floor yet.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 02-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 42,674
Posted By duncanmb
I have a 09 ram with a hemi and love it. 22k and...

I have a 09 ram with a hemi and love it. 22k and no problems with the truck overall. The only problem is I work with a bunch of hardcore chevy owners and broke the mold and bought a ram, so Ihave to...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 02-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,750
Posted By duncanmb
I'd be shocked to find out there's a difference...

I'd be shocked to find out there's a difference between anti-slip and limited- slip. I'm pretty sure they are the same. They basically engaged a clutch when a threshold difference is met in...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 02-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,750
Posted By duncanmb
I agree with hunter green, save your money and go...

I agree with hunter green, save your money and go with some type of locker. I've stated on other posts that my last truck had lsd, and was not all that impressed with it. If you plan on doing heavy...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 01-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,489
Posted By duncanmb
I agree,I not sure L.S. is that big of deal. I...

I agree,I not sure L.S. is that big of deal. I had it on my old dakota and you have to have your truck in four wheel drive any time it remotely slick or you'll be in a ditch.The ass end gets...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 08-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,131
Posted By duncanmb
I noticed a couple of days ago that my transfer...

I noticed a couple of days ago that my transfer case had a oily film on the bottom. Sprayed it off with carb. cleaner, checked it out today and notice that there's enough on the gasket at the joint...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 08-24-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,108
Posted By duncanmb
Can anyone tell me why plugs get change so soon?...

Can anyone tell me why plugs get change so soon? Is this a dodge thing?
Forum: Suspension 08-24-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,099
Posted By duncanmb
Thanks for the info guys. I feel a little better...

Thanks for the info guys. I feel a little better about what's going on now.
Forum: Suspension 08-23-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,099
Posted By duncanmb
On struts common wisdom is to replace both, but...

On struts common wisdom is to replace both, but the S.M. told me they're not struts, just spring over shocks on 4x4 front-end suspension. Therefore only replacing the leaking one. Is yours a 4x4 and...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 08-21-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By duncanmb
I've had mine drop out several times also. I'm...

I've had mine drop out several times also. I'm more careful when closing, making sure to lift and not to pull away. Just figured it had something to do with the tailgate lift assist and not something...
Forum: Suspension 08-21-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,099
Posted By duncanmb
Struts leaking on 09 already.

Been seeing some leaking shocks/struts problems on 05-08 rams. My driverside front shocks is leaking on my 2009 ram 1500 4x4. I've been told by a dealer that the 4x4's don't have struts, since the...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 05-24-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By duncanmb
I got the tow hooks from mopar-wholesale along...

I got the tow hooks from mopar-wholesale along with skid plates. Total bill was about half the normal price. This place was recomended on a forum knowing that the bolts may not be included. Like i...
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