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Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 12-18-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 29,841
Posted By fxdrider
Also can be quite windy, as I recall. Been to...

Also can be quite windy, as I recall. Been to Iowa a few times, lived in neighboring Illinois for a year. Tail winds can help your fuel economy, but even a medium headwind can wreak havoc! These big...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 12-12-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,845
Posted By fxdrider
The Mrs. drives ONLY when she's my designated...

The Mrs. drives ONLY when she's my designated driver, and she tries to avoid that scenario whenever possible by taking her truck. She likes my ram just fine, but is afraid she's going to hit...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-04-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By fxdrider
UPDATE:Ring and Pinion Ratios - 3.92 vs. 3.90?

My mechanic called yesterday with good news!!! (How often do ya ever hear THAT!?) After thorough bench inspection of the internals of the truck's rear end, the stock gearset is fine! He said there...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-02-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By fxdrider
I remember when I first brought the truck home,...

I remember when I first brought the truck home, it was quiet, except for a little tire noise - you would've thought you were riding in a Cadillac. I don't really mind a little bit of noise, as long...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-02-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By fxdrider
This is of course in neutral winds, as I've found...

This is of course in neutral winds, as I've found a stiff headwind can really kill the mileage. I've always had a knack for wringing the best fuel economy out of a vehicle. When I used to commute...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By fxdrider
Cutting the speed really helps the mileage. I've...

Cutting the speed really helps the mileage. I've gotten up to 20 mpg on the highway(with the 5.9L) - but I don't drive 75-80 in a 65 zone like a lot of folks do. A reckless driving ticket back in...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 12-02-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,211
Posted By fxdrider
I'm with you on that! I made more money in 1988...

I'm with you on that! I made more money in 1988 than I do now. No hope for improvement and lucky the paychecks don't bounce! Standard of living on a steady decline with each price increase of food,...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 12-01-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By fxdrider
My '96 Ram 1500 2WD had 240,000+ miles when I...

My '96 Ram 1500 2WD had 240,000+ miles when I sold it - I put a left front wheel bearing (old style - $15.00), ball joints and a tie-rod end at around 230,000.
My '03 Ram 1500 Laramie that I bought...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-30-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By fxdrider
I figured as much but wanted to be sure. ...

I figured as much but wanted to be sure.



Wow. I didn't realize that. I've got the service records from the dealership where the original owner took it (and where I bought it) and while it...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-30-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By fxdrider
All Tech Transmissions - they're on Cromwell, out...

All Tech Transmissions - they're on Cromwell, out 610 a ways in Fauquier County.

http://www.alltechtransmission.com/index.php

They came with good recommendations, they're not far from me, and...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-30-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By fxdrider
Ring and Pinion Ratios - 3.92 vs. 3.90?

My 2003 Laramie with less than 106,000 miles on it is getting it's rear end rebuilt next week. That's pretty messed up, considering the low mileage, and for about half of those miles it's been driven...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 11-24-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By fxdrider
Eaton Detroit Truetrac - any Horror Stories?

I'm considering replacing my factory "anti-spin" differential (as Dodge calls it) with an Eaton Detroit Truetrac. I've heard lots of good things about them...but the paranoid, oversuspicious nut-job...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 11-20-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By fxdrider
Is Eddie's good? I drive by there all the time,...

Is Eddie's good? I drive by there all the time, but have never been in for anything.

I bought the truck at Safford in F'burg in Feb 2011 at 58,000 miles. Since then it has had both front bearing...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 11-20-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By fxdrider
Need Mechanic Northern Virginia

This is part question, part rant.

Anyone know of a good mechanic/shop in the Northern Virginia area? Preferably Stafford/Fredericksburg. Someone who's not afraid to replace a part or rebuild a...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-17-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By fxdrider
1996 Ram 1500 RWD 3.9ltr V-6 Magnum, 2 door,...

1996 Ram 1500 RWD 3.9ltr V-6 Magnum, 2 door, short bed, work truck - in Moss Green. Bought September 1995, gave it to my stepdaughter in October 2011. Had 235,000 miles on it when I let it go. Great...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 01-11-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,345
Posted By fxdrider
UPDATE: When I push up on the rear of the front...

UPDATE: When I push up on the rear of the front drive shaft where it enters the transfer case, there's a bit of play - probably about 1/8". Seems to me that might indicate the front bearing in the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-22-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,345
Posted By fxdrider
Can ANYONE help me?

Can ANYONE help me?
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 12-19-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By fxdrider
I just found a place that may be able to help: ...

I just found a place that may be able to help:
http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/Truckhtml/Dodge%20truck.html

I'm having the same issue with my '03. I think I'm going to look into replacing the...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 12-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,625
Posted By fxdrider
If you haven't found a fix yet, perhaps these...

If you haven't found a fix yet, perhaps these guys might be able to help: http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/Truckhtml/Dodge%20truck.html
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-18-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,345
Posted By fxdrider
Seriously? No one with a 3rd Generation Ram has...

Seriously? No one with a 3rd Generation Ram has experienced this problem with their front drive shaft?
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,345
Posted By fxdrider
Anybody have any idea?

Anybody have any idea?
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 12-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,345
Posted By fxdrider
Front Drive Shaft CV Joint

It appears the CV joint on the front drive shaft (rear part of shaft, entering transfer case) is going bad. Clicking noise when I turn the front wheels by hand, and a "whirring" sound that varies...
Forum: Suspension 11-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,494
Posted By fxdrider
That's exactly what I thought. I could just...

That's exactly what I thought. I could just imagine busting off one of the hub mounting bolts or something - then I WOULD be in a bind.
Forum: Suspension 11-01-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,494
Posted By fxdrider
Well, I was all set to do it - bought the Timken...

Well, I was all set to do it - bought the Timken hub assembly at AutoZone. I decided to call the local dealer to see what the job would cost in case I got stuck at some point. They said they'd...
Forum: Suspension 10-31-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,494
Posted By fxdrider
Front Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly

I've got the dreaded wheel bearing noise coming from the left front wheel. It's starting to sound like I'm riding in the cabin of a propellor-driven airplane. I'd like to do the work myself and save...
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