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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 09-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By ExpensiveToys
This is my last post on the matter, as there are...

This is my last post on the matter, as there are always going to be those making the "but my truck is now faster now". The 180 will result in a loss of performance, you might do things that offset...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 09-05-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By ExpensiveToys
I know see why the engineers post in the other...

I know see why the engineers post in the other forum and not here.

I never contested that a 180 thermostat in a 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006,2008,2009 or 2010 might improve performance in a...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 09-05-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By ExpensiveToys
I didn't say you shouldn't mod, I said the 180...

I didn't say you shouldn't mod, I said the 180 thermostat hurt performance, economy and longevity of the 2011+ hemi's with MDS. Because of the way the computers in the 2011+ manage the thermal state...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 09-04-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,673
Posted By ExpensiveToys
If you have a 5.7 hemi, in a 2011 or newer...

If you have a 5.7 hemi, in a 2011 or newer vehicle with MDS you should never be running anything lower than the stock thermostat. The engines do everything possible to increase heat and get up to...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 09-04-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By ExpensiveToys
There are so many variations of the 2013, I don't...

There are so many variations of the 2013, I don't remember off the top of my head. Eco display its buried in one of the evic/gauge setup options. Makes it show up on one of the custom gauge...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 09-03-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By ExpensiveToys
MDS mode functions between ~1000-3000 RPM when...

MDS mode functions between ~1000-3000 RPM when engine is above ~180 degrees and computer doesn't sense a engine load that 4 cyl mode can't handle AND vehicle is traveling at more than 25mph. MDS will...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 08-28-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By ExpensiveToys
There is a screen in the gas tank vent tube, its...

There is a screen in the gas tank vent tube, its designed to keep dust and dirt out of the tank. If it clogs up then air can't vent out of tank when filling. Usually requires the tank filler...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 08-27-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By ExpensiveToys
On 2011 and newer Ram's anything with a lower...

On 2011 and newer Ram's anything with a lower temp setting than the stock thermostat is going to lower your gas mileage unless you live in a hot climate. Will even get worse in the winter if you...
Forum: Electrical 08-22-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,300
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Checkout the technical service bulletin online....

Checkout the technical service bulletin online. Has some troubleshooting procedures to verify the RF interference is the problem.

Basically the certain batches of units with AB at the end seemed...
Forum: Electrical 08-21-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,300
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Part # 56045448AB is the Timing and Control...

Part # 56045448AB is the Timing and Control Module also known as the Control Timer Module (CTM) or Central Timing Module. Depending on model it handles all sorts of things like keyless entry, heated...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting 08-20-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Solar garden lights are fun little toys and have...

Solar garden lights are fun little toys and have other uses than the garden.

They are basically a small circuit, a solar panel, single led, small light sensing/charging circuit, and a AA or AAA...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 08-20-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Oh oh....another religious debate. :box: I...

Oh oh....another religious debate. :box:

I have one truck with bilsteins shocks and have rancho's quicklifts on my 2011 1500. I think both are great products. I like the rancho's 9000xl on my...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 08-18-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Whether we like it or not, the 1500 is considered...

Whether we like it or not, the 1500 is considered a light duty truck and as such has limitations to what the suspension and drive train can handle. Pushing it beyond the recommendations of the...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 08-08-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Yep, forgot about the issues the EPS unit causes...

Yep, forgot about the issues the EPS unit causes with plows. There is a bit about it in an article here:
http://trailer-bodybuilders.com/snow-amp-ice/2013-snowplow-mounting-guidelines

When...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-08-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Well you made an old EE professor cringe. Hank...

Well you made an old EE professor cringe. Hank was over for dinner tonight and showed him the thread and first thing out of his mouth was "Oh my". As I said above you really need to get some...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-08-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Well at our shared years of wisdom you might be...

Well at our shared years of wisdom you might be able to understand my problem. While out in middle of pasture, finding a puncture in the tire doesn't usually motivate me to throw out what's left of...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-07-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By ExpensiveToys
This is where people get mixed up, negative does...

This is where people get mixed up, negative does not always equal ground. When dealing with power inverters and generators many systems don't transfer the negative of the DC side to the neutral of...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Recommendations on Tire Plug Kits

Well broke the tire plug tool last night, in the dark, at way to dang early in the morning.

Have had this tire plug kit for many years through many trucks. So no clue what brand it is. But its...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 08-06-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Can also put a plow on a Honda civic: ...

Can also put a plow on a Honda civic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVaHPkuEHRY
But still doesn't make the 2013 1500 front end and CV joints less fragile and prone to failure. The days of the 1500...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 08-05-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By ExpensiveToys
I wouldn't put a plow on a new 1500. Everyone...

I wouldn't put a plow on a new 1500. Everyone will say you can do it, and there are those who have....used to be able to get away with it on older 1500's.....but on the newer models (air suspension...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 08-03-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,249
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Wouldn't be so bad if you weren't beating on the...

Wouldn't be so bad if you weren't beating on the wrong horse. :) The MDS isn't the problem its the overdrive and gearing select of the ECU. Its takes the engine less that 0.04 seconds to switch...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 07-31-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By ExpensiveToys
My interactions with the TLC folks has always...

My interactions with the TLC folks has always been spectacular. I mean I emailed them with a problem at 10:00pm on a saturday night, the weekend after the fourth of july....and got a response...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 07-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,906
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Its not an MCASE, called and talked to my friend...

Its not an MCASE, called and talked to my friend at parts desk this morning he checked on the fuses. There is quite a bit of variation in width of the fuses as they can be within a range, as only...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 07-24-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,906
Posted By ExpensiveToys
For FMX/JCASE fuses there is a low profile and...

For FMX/JCASE fuses there is a low profile and regular size version. Connection is the same but different is height. Have had to replace them before and have been a locally stocked item at the...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 07-24-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,906
Posted By ExpensiveToys
Did you contact your local ford dealership by...

Did you contact your local ford dealership by chance? :) Ford calls them Maxi fuses, or cartridge fuses. The eco boosts tend to blow those fuses which means usually the ford dealers stock them. Ask...
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