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Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Brewtus
Ok. sooo... I have come up with a plan. Got some...

Ok. sooo... I have come up with a plan. Got some 1" 97 wall 1020 tubing, 3/16 flat bar and a sheet of 14 ga steel. Going to use a tubing bender to work up a ladder structure between the transfer...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 81
Posted By Brewtus
2nd Gen Pan Skid Plates

I have searched high and low to no avail for a skid plate to protect the oil pan and transmission pan on my 1500. Can't even find pictures of custom ones. My transmission pan is scuffed scraped and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 05-15-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Brewtus
I believe it was in 96, they changed to an OBDII...

I believe it was in 96, they changed to an OBDII computer set up and got rid of the egr. I have not done a swap like this, but I believe GT is correct. The wiring harness and sensors aren't...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Brewtus
There is a good description of the 4wd system...

There is a good description of the 4wd system here:
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=192990
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,063
Posted By Brewtus
I got a 2008 VW Golf/Rabbit about a year and a...

I got a 2008 VW Golf/Rabbit about a year and a half ago. It does about 29 mpg vs. my 5.9's 11-12. I have run the numbers several times, assuming that i would have put the same mileage on my truck...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-08-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Brewtus
This is exactly how I destroyed my Ranger. ...

This is exactly how I destroyed my Ranger.

It was not a bad/plugged up air filter (although it wasn't helping the matter); you had water in at least one cylinder. When it's running rough like...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-08-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Brewtus
In an ideal sense, yes. If the two legs of the...

In an ideal sense, yes. If the two legs of the strap are parallel to each other and there is no friction between the strap and the tree, yes. As you increase the angle between the straps or if you...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 05-06-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Brewtus
I use these for tree straps and bridles: ...

I use these for tree straps and bridles:

http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ft-6400-lb-capacity-lifting-sling-61233.html

They're a 6400 lb straight line pull capacity. So if you have it wrapped...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 05-06-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Brewtus
I concur. There are a lot of those pins used in...

I concur. There are a lot of those pins used in lawn mowers/tractors. The only things that I can think of on the truck that use a cotter pin or hair pin are the front axle nuts on a 4wd and the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-06-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Brewtus
Sorry for the very late reply. I use a 5/8" one...

Sorry for the very late reply. I use a 5/8" one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_14194.jpg
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 03-02-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,557
Posted By Brewtus
With a 2500, you should be at least 10k if not...

With a 2500, you should be at least 10k if not the full 12k. Read the Badlands Winch Worth It? thread. I'm all for getting a smaller, higher quality winch and using blocks etc. but with a 2500, you...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-26-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Brewtus
False. 2wd to 4hi and 4hi to 2wd is a shift on...

False. 2wd to 4hi and 4hi to 2wd is a shift on the fly up to 55 mph in gear. Manual recommends letting up on the gas before doing so. That's how the manual says to do it, and I do it all the time...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-23-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Brewtus
I had a very slight squeak in mine when I first...

I had a very slight squeak in mine when I first got it. Couldn't find the source, so I waited to see if it would get louder. It never did. Did a partial rebuild recently and replaced the belt and...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-20-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By Brewtus
I want to agree, and I do for the most part, but...

I want to agree, and I do for the most part, but technically speaking, a trailer ball is exactly designed for shear stress.

According to VESC (Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission) Regulation V5 a...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-20-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Brewtus
Make sure your tow "hooks" are tow loops. ...

Make sure your tow "hooks" are tow loops.

Know what straps you're getting. I have a post about Demythifying Recovery Straps that is a general overview of straps. Still need to update it with...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-18-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Brewtus
Also, consider that a non-running vehicle will...

Also, consider that a non-running vehicle will fetch you about $500 (if we're being generous) at a scrap yard.

If you can get it running, you're looking at $2500 (Perhaps not at a scrap yard...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-18-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Brewtus
Check out JaimeZX's 5.9 Rebuild thread here...

Check out JaimeZX's 5.9 Rebuild thread here (Mostly the last couple pages):

http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=187091

Camshaft Pos. Sensor was his issue at the end. Though his did cough...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-18-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,750
Posted By Brewtus
I understand the concept. Was simply using the...

I understand the concept. Was simply using the image to convey how much force a 12,000 lb single line pull is.

I agree that 1.5 times the vehicle weight is about right. At the time i bought...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-17-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Brewtus
I was just about to say the same thing, no OBDII,...

I was just about to say the same thing, no OBDII, no codes. Sounds like a Crank Pos Sensor to me. Mine started this when I was 250 miles out in the middle of nowhere Eastern Oregon. Would be...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-17-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Brewtus
x2 - Curious as to why you would need to replace...

x2 - Curious as to why you would need to replace them.

There shouldn't be any need to get anything special unless you were looking to swing some massive rubber. Even so, you wouldn't want to just...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Brewtus
Maybe "Patsfan" has his tires "deflated" and...

Maybe "Patsfan" has his tires "deflated" and that's why he's over on revs. :LOL:
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-17-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Brewtus
Factory screw jacks kind of suck. They work, but...

Factory screw jacks kind of suck. They work, but I've never liked/trusted them much. I keep a little hydraulic bottle jack in my tool box. Also, look into Bogert Mfg. They've got a bottle jack...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 02-17-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Brewtus
Beware the slippery slope. Both the muddy ones...

Beware the slippery slope. Both the muddy ones and the money ones. You start down this road and you quickly end up with a lot of equipment.

See my equipment list here:...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-10-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 358
Posted By Brewtus
The switch for the indicator lamp is at the end...

The switch for the indicator lamp is at the end of the shaft that is inside the vacuum shift motor housing. Look at the opposite side from the vacuum diaphragm. Should be a plug with two wires...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 02-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By Brewtus
RamTech, I am curious as to your opinion on...

RamTech,

I am curious as to your opinion on throttle body gasket replacement.

While it is only a 80 cent gasket, when I rebuilt mine, no shop in town had one in stock and I had to order one....
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