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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 65
Posted By Hemi HFE
local dealership or online factory parts store ...

local dealership or online factory parts store my local dealership will usually match (or come close to) online pricing (if you ask nice), so I try to give them my business..
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 05-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Hemi HFE
as you suspect, the lighter RC/SB should get...

as you suspect, the lighter RC/SB should get better FE than the "label" suggests, 'label' is the sales weighted average for that powertrain combo (3.6/A8/4x4)... of course, the heavier CC or QC...
Forum: Suspension 05-22-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Hemi HFE
I'm pretty sure McG and BT etc do not *actually*...

I'm pretty sure McG and BT etc do not *actually* differentiate in their kits, my '13 RC/SB 2/4 econo (rear) springs said '09 Dodge' on them, that's it ,,, to anecdotally support this, many RC/SB...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Hemi HFE
for ~$90, Airlift 1000 bags are a great addition...

for ~$90, Airlift 1000 bags are a great addition to the rear of our coil spring trucks to reduce sag & sway.. *love* mine ...
Forum: Drag Racing Discussion 05-19-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By Hemi HFE
NICE ! keep us posted ! haven't seen many...

NICE ! keep us posted !

haven't seen many 'base' trucks being raced..

13s & a 395 Hp V8 / 8-speed for under $30K..
gotta be one of the best performance $ on the market :)
Forum: Dodge Ram Parts and Accessories for Sale - Trade - Want To Buy! 05-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Hemi HFE
equipped with Limited Slip ?

equipped with Limited Slip ?
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 05-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Hemi HFE
thanks for the update.. when my baby...

thanks for the update..

when my baby finally comes out for Winter use (2017?),
I will pony up for a set of skinny tall snow tires :)
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 05-13-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Hemi HFE
I would start with a full ignition tune-up & air...

I would start with a full ignition tune-up & air filter (used K&N's are cheap oneBay)

then, I'd borrow a scanner to watch O2 sensor output in real time.
old sensors are slow to respond (lazy)...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By Hemi HFE
When I upgraded from a 280k mile '03 Dakota QC to...

When I upgraded from a 280k mile '03 Dakota QC to my '13 1500 RC/SB,
one of the things I noticed immediately was how much more sensitive the '13 seemed to be to road irregularities, including crown...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 05-09-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Hemi HFE
well on my 2.5/3 drop, I needed to shorten the...

well on my 2.5/3 drop, I needed to shorten the tie rods ~3/8" to enable proper toe to be obtained.

and the camber was not able to be brought within spec, or was it the caster ?
lol my mechanic...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-09-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,506
Posted By Hemi HFE
After about a year on my '13, and quite a bit of...

After about a year on my '13, and quite a bit of use, my DeeZee is giving me trouble...

Problem is: the cable is stacking up beside the lift cylinder when closing,
and eventually pushed the lift...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 05-07-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By Hemi HFE
overall this is not a difficult or time consuming...

overall this is not a difficult or time consuming job.

however, cutting off the bump stop holders (rear, not front) was a PITA

it would be MUCH easier on a lift than on your driveway, but it's...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 05-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,104
Posted By Hemi HFE
The Pentastar/8-spd combo is awesome - if your...

The Pentastar/8-spd combo is awesome - if your towing/hauling needs allow the 'small' engine.

I also put 1500 miles on a '13 Hemi/8-spd 2WD RC/SB - also awesome ;)

Altho, my friend got a '13...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 04-30-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Hemi HFE
How you option your EcoDiesel *can* influence...

How you option your EcoDiesel *can* influence your resulting FE by at least 10%;
some discussion here, based on 2014 EPA data:

www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?p=1614481#post1614481

The EPA...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 04-30-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By Hemi HFE
+1 to Thunderhorse' estimate. EPA data shows...

+1 to Thunderhorse' estimate.

EPA data shows approx 4-6% 'hit' in FE to select the 3.92 ilo the 3.55.

Discussed here http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=199208

Note: expect FE loss...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 04-29-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Hemi HFE
EcoDiesel (2014) MPG - EPA data

I spent some time analyzing the 2014 EPA Ram 1500 EcoDiesel test data.

Unfortunately, there is not specific enough information in the vehicle description to exactly identify (all) the specific...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-27-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Hemi HFE
yes FWD cars have 'less' bearings, eliminate a 90...

yes FWD cars have 'less' bearings, eliminate a 90 degree power turn or two..

lot's of opinion, and lots of variablity among manufacturers,
here's from http://rusubaru.com/drivetrain-loss/


...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 04-27-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 851
Posted By Hemi HFE
I have a similar '13 RC/SB V6 2WD.. I can't...

I have a similar '13 RC/SB V6 2WD..
I can't imagine ACTUALLY putting 1600# in the bed...
that is the Max, you will be ON the bumpstops.

like my old Dakota and it's 1150# rating..
not really...
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 04-27-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Hemi HFE
Indeed, the "395 Hp Hemi" is measured 'at the...

Indeed, the "395 Hp Hemi" is measured 'at the crankshaft' -
and does not include the losses from :
-torque converter (zero when 'locked-up'),
-transmission (transfer case),
-driveshaft (s), ...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 04-26-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Hemi HFE
+1 I have had good success with quality...

+1

I have had good success with quality spray can based dye for interior trim & fabric;
I would try that first, unless you *want* to change the fabric type too..

will be even easier /...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 04-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Hemi HFE
huh.. weird. well we'll blame this one on the...

huh.. weird.
well we'll blame this one on the lighter RC/SB then.

I had to trim my McG's '4" drop' rear coils 2 1/2 coils to get them to 3" on my V6 RC/SB;
at that point I have very little...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 04-26-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Hemi HFE
Airlift 60824 are the "Durango" bags which are...

Airlift 60824 are the "Durango" bags which are suited for "lowered" rear springs '09+ 1500 ..

I have these on my 3" rear drop and love them.
I bought them online for only ~82$ IIRC ..
(I see...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 04-25-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Hemi HFE
Check your VIN detail sheet; I'll bet your...

Check your VIN detail sheet;
I'll bet your truck equipped with Standard Ride Height ?

(do you have the 17" wheels?)

My '13 HFE RC/SB also did not get the 4" drop 'advertised', only 2"..
I...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 04-24-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Hemi HFE
expect a 1-2 mpg loss for each optional axle, ...

expect a 1-2 mpg loss for each optional axle,
so 3.21 -> 3.92 expect 2-3 mpg loss.

idk if metal quality or treatment is better now (on newer trucks),
but theres a LOT of bare (painted body...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 04-21-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By Hemi HFE
so RaceHill are you saying the ED *can't* pull...

so RaceHill are you saying the ED *can't* pull those numbers,
when driven the way TFL drove it (slow)?
or do you just not like the way TFL conducted their testing?

did you read the Motor Trend...
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