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Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-01-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By Leadchunker
Drive the speed limit in 4 high, and 4 low is...

Drive the speed limit in 4 high, and 4 low is slow for off road. Never ever use 4wd on dry pavement!!! It will break something. If you are sliding sideways and need to straighten out shift to 2wd...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-01-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Leadchunker
Yep, I would use the conversion chart that chrisp...

Yep, I would use the conversion chart that chrisp recommended or you can find another conversion chart. Just remember if you go with the 4.56 you can go with even bigger tires next time.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 04-01-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Leadchunker
Here is a good link to check out http://4lo.com/...

Here is a good link to check out http://4lo.com/ . It had the calculators to figure out the gear ratio that will work best with your wheel and tire combination.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 04-01-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,043
Posted By Leadchunker
Does the hub have the ring for anti lock brakes? ...

Does the hub have the ring for anti lock brakes? If the truck is not equipped with ABS on the front you may have some rubbing issues. The 4wd shifter engages the transfer case and also the vacuum...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-28-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,726
Posted By Leadchunker
I would post pics but I can't for some reason. I...

I would post pics but I can't for some reason. I found a really good explanation with photos at http://www.pavementsucks.com/tech-article-29.html
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 672
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome, post some pics if you can. This is a...

Welcome, post some pics if you can. This is a great site, there are so many people that you can share ideas with and get information from.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 528
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome to the forum.

Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome, this is a great place to find dependable...

Welcome, this is a great place to find dependable advice.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome from GA. Have fun with the forum and...

Welcome from GA. Have fun with the forum and your truck.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome from GA. Check out the off road section...

Welcome from GA. Check out the off road section of the forum. I have a 96 1500 myself. I just installed the 4x4 posi lock system today and I love it.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome, this is a very informative site.

Welcome, this is a very informative site.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 01-28-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By Leadchunker
Welcome, there are some very knowledgable people...

Welcome, there are some very knowledgable people on this site. I have learned a bunch from them. Good Luck, and let me know if I can help you. I am not a mechanic, but I work on all my own stuff...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-28-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,726
Posted By Leadchunker
Posi Lock 4x4 engagement system install

I installed the 4x4 Posi Lock system on my 96 Ram 1500 today. Install was easy with some basic tools. The vacuum actuated system is history and the Posi Lock works great. I would recommend this to...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
The posi lock 4x4 system I ordered has arrived. ...

The posi lock 4x4 system I ordered has arrived. I plan on installing it this week, would it be better if I post the procedure and outcome in a new thread? I was concerned about how durable the...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leadchunker
Well, you know it sounds easy when you just read...

Well, you know it sounds easy when you just read the steps lol. I actually had a few problems. First, I didn't have a socket to fit the axle nut so I borrowed one from a local chevy dealership...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-21-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,882
Posted By Leadchunker
Front Axle Replacement

I know repair stuff has a different forum, however, if anyone does much off roading an axle replacement is a real possibility. So I thought I would share my experience since I am not a mechanic and...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-21-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By Leadchunker
I know this is an older post. I have purchased...

I know this is an older post. I have purchased the posi lock for my truck and plan on installing it in a few days. When I finish, I'll let you know how it went.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-19-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
My axle was delivered today, hopefully the manual...

My axle was delivered today, hopefully the manual cable will arrive tomorrow and I can get rid of the vacuum system. I just hope it works like the company claims. I will take some pictures of...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-15-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
The combination of the tight turn and not making...

The combination of the tight turn and not making sure it was out of 4wd caused this. Wheel hop will occur with most 4wd's when turning especially in reverse. Typically, on loose or wet dirt the tires...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
Ouch, there are some nice aftermarket bumpers out...

Ouch, there are some nice aftermarket bumpers out there. They are pricey though. Funny how stuff happens when you are just doing normal stuff.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-15-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
Fortunately, I work in a shop part time. We...

Fortunately, I work in a shop part time. We found an axle shaft with the u joints and hub as a complete set for about $205.00 on ebay. LMC trucks listed just the axle for about $450.00. I haven't...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Leadchunker
Costly Error in Suburbia

Just a short story to give everyone a laugh. Two weeks ago, I got my 1500 stuck in a large rut at hunting camp. I had been mudding for two days. This week we had 8" of snow and ice in Georgia so I...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By Leadchunker
Looks good to me, everytime you get stuck it...

Looks good to me, everytime you get stuck it gives another excuse to add something to the rig. I got stuck the other night trying to cross some deep ruts and bottomed out, need taller tires :)
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 01-14-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Leadchunker
The light is on the lower left dash cluster,...

The light is on the lower left dash cluster, sometimes the steering wheel will block the view. The light may not operate if the sensor or wire is broken or corrosion is built up on it where it...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 01-14-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By Leadchunker
I just had the same exact problem. I ran 4wd for...

I just had the same exact problem. I ran 4wd for through mud, snow, ice, and sand on and off for two weeks without problems. Went to Publix grocery to buy milk and had to shift into 4wd to make it...
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