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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 03-29-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By bighook
I suspect those AT's may be a contributing factor...

I suspect those AT's may be a contributing factor to your poor gas mileage as there's an automatic mpg sacrifice of any aggressive tread pattern with a few variables thrown in - gearing, weight,...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-25-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,166
Posted By bighook
I agree. 2 or 3's under a truck are logical from...

I agree. 2 or 3's under a truck are logical from a physics standpoint but 6 ton stands make just a tad more sense, for me at least. I've always used 6 ton stands under my trucks and even cars for as...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-20-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 922
Posted By bighook
This is among the reasons I bought new. The world...

This is among the reasons I bought new. The world has it's share of numbskulls who shouldn't be piloting a 4x4 truck let alone modifying one with all manner of dreadful "backyard" improvements. I...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By bighook
As others who have reg cabs, I love mine too. Had...

As others who have reg cabs, I love mine too. Had a 1st gen RCLB Ram for many years as well. Compared to the QC's and all the other variations available today, the RC just seems more truckish to me...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-11-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,801
Posted By bighook
We've been a Chrysler family since 1968 when my...

We've been a Chrysler family since 1968 when my dad brought home a Plymouth Fury. They built (and continue to build) some of the best engineered muscle cars, passenger cars and stout drivetrains ever...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 11-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,613
Posted By bighook
I doubt that any leaks at the air injection tube...

I doubt that any leaks at the air injection tube connections are causing such a severe affect on drivability however it's still a air leak that needs to be tended to. If the holes are stripped, you...
Forum: Suspension 07-27-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By bighook
Could be other components that are the cause of...

Could be other components that are the cause of looseness - worn hub/wheel bearings or ball joints.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 05-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,100
Posted By bighook
Can't stress this enough. Never pay sticker for...

Can't stress this enough. Never pay sticker for your new Ram, especially those ubiquitous misc. prep fees that are tacked on. Do the research ahead of time. Even ordering up your new 2500HD can...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 05-03-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,028
Posted By bighook
A note of interest regarding the oil seal...

A note of interest regarding the oil seal JohnDeerkid. I don't know if this is the case with the 2nd gen 318 Magnums (I've never opened the later 318's up plenty of previous 318's and 340's though)...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 41,451
Posted By bighook
1987 Power Ram W150. My daily driver from Aug of...

1987 Power Ram W150. My daily driver from Aug of '89 till Aug of '07 when I sold it after I bought my 3rd gen. 318 2bbl, Torqueflite auto, solid axles. A little short on performance but never failed...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 04-28-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By bighook
Congrats Pete on your new RamHD! Beautiful color....

Congrats Pete on your new RamHD! Beautiful color. If it were available in 07, I would have selected it. I had to order mine because there just weren't many HD RC's around, just low end stripper plow...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 04-27-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,524
Posted By bighook
My better half loves my Ram but doesn't want to...

My better half loves my Ram but doesn't want to drive it. She's a smallish gal and would worry about hitting something because it's just too big. She's most content sitting up high and doing all the...
Forum: Drive Line 04-27-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,301
Posted By bighook
Welcome to the forum PR.:wavey: Sounds like...

Welcome to the forum PR.:wavey:

Sounds like you have a 3500 4x4. There should be a grease fitting on the u-joint cross. It's not a zirc but one of those shallow, 1/8 inch diameter fittings that is...
Forum: Oil Change 04-24-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,682
Posted By bighook
Every 3000. Pennzoil and a Mopar filter. I'm old...

Every 3000. Pennzoil and a Mopar filter. I'm old school when it comes to maintenance.
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 04-24-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 92,446
Posted By bighook
I have a soft cover with a bed liner. I went with...

I have a soft cover with a bed liner. I went with a soft because there was nothing else available for a long bed at the time. The short beds get all the varieties. Of course I haven't looked lately.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 04-24-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,886
Posted By bighook
I'm sorry snrusnak!:wavey: Maybe it was a...

I'm sorry snrusnak!:wavey:

Maybe it was a bit of a generalized statement. No facebook, twitter? So you don't have the daily need to tell everyone what you had for breakfast, the water softener ran...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 04-24-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,886
Posted By bighook
I don't think the rate increase will have any...

I don't think the rate increase will have any effect on her. The current youth do not have the same values as far as money, saving and economics go. It'll be laughed off. They have been brought up in...
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 04-21-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 39,019
Posted By bighook
I knew mine were the standard chrome clad over...

I knew mine were the standard chrome clad over steel eight lugs before I bought my Ram. At almost 5 years old, they still look as good as new. Just regular coats of wax and they sparkle quite well....
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 04-21-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By bighook
www.techauthority.com is where to order Chrysler,...

www.techauthority.com is where to order Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Owners manuals and Service/Chassis manuals. They pretty much have whatever you need either in CD format or standard paper manuals...
Forum: Oil Change 04-18-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,253
Posted By bighook
What a load of rubbish! I change my own oil and...

What a load of rubbish! I change my own oil and perform my own maintenance.
No Jethro dealer tech is gonna touch my Ram unless it's a recall visit.:i_rolleyes:
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 04-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By bighook
Check your differential fluid level. Might not be...

Check your differential fluid level. Might not be a bad idea to change it altogether with some fresh gear lube unless you familiar with your Rams maintenance history. I know the 10.5 2500 rears come...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 04-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,694
Posted By bighook
Replace the Hall Effect pick-up assembly in the...

Replace the Hall Effect pick-up assembly in the distributor. The stalling when hot situation is a fairly common with the TBI 3.9/5.2 engines. The contacts get hot and send a signal to the computer....
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 04-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By bighook
Hello - 'nuther not so noob

Noob to the forum but not to Dodge. Chrysler Corporation has been the vehicle of choice in my family ever since the dad brought home our first Plymouth back in '68. We've held title to many Mopars...
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