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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 12-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,537
Posted By MikeD
I just did a similar thing for my ham antenna as...

I just did a similar thing for my ham antenna as far as mounting to the toolbox goes. I never got around to running the coax before the weather turned to winter, but when I was checking things out,...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 11-28-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By MikeD
My truck was just like yours. I had the uConnect...

My truck was just like yours. I had the uConnect buttons but no BT interface. I had my dealer order the kit to add it on. If I remember right, it was about $340 and included the iPod integration...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 11-25-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By MikeD
A plow would kill the warranty on a 1500. Only...

A plow would kill the warranty on a 1500. Only the 2500 and 3500 don't loose their warranty with a plow, but the warranty becomes a shorter term. Check with your dealer and the warranty book that...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 11-25-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By MikeD
Mohawk isn't referring to an actual malfunction,...

Mohawk isn't referring to an actual malfunction, but an issue that for me falls under a design weakness. The temperature knob also is the control for max on the A/C. Turning it past the lowest...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 11-20-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By MikeD
Love the comment "a grille as big as a Toyota...

Love the comment "a grille as big as a Toyota Yaris"!
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 11-20-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 736
Posted By MikeD
More data will be needed to give specific help,...

More data will be needed to give specific help, but is your phone on the Uconnect list? http://www.chrysler.com/crossbrand/uconnect/chrysler/interface.html Use the getting started link at the top...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 10-26-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,272
Posted By MikeD
As far as the premium vs regular debate goes, all...

As far as the premium vs regular debate goes, all I can go on is on page 373 of the owners manual, "The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over regular...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 10-25-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,272
Posted By MikeD
There are a few facts about gasoline that make...

There are a few facts about gasoline that make whether you buy it at a name brand station or not almost irrelevant.

First, all gas is generic as it leaves the refinery. There may be differences...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-24-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By MikeD
From my anecdotal experience, the comments...

From my anecdotal experience, the comments relating MDS are likely correct. I have experienced the same thing. The MDS is in that gray zone where the power requirements are great enough that the...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-21-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By MikeD
Toolbox and Bed Cover?

I have the 6' 3" bed and I installed a toolbox for all my stuff rather than fill up the backseat. I put in a smaller box that is only 12" front-back. Looks good but since I can't fit my truck in...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 10-21-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By MikeD
The answer to why there are so few diesels...

The answer to why there are so few diesels outside of heavy duty trucks can be summed up in the difficulty of getting them to comply with emissions standards. CA in particular. They could make a...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 10-18-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,106
Posted By MikeD
I appreciate the clarification. I am not into...

I appreciate the clarification. I am not into the level of modifications that a lot of others here are. For example, when I look at the picture above, I see a truck with likely 2 broken axles about...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 10-16-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,106
Posted By MikeD
Didn't know Schick made them. Seriously, maybe I...

Didn't know Schick made them. Seriously, maybe I am a bit dense, but what is a shaved door handle? One without a beard?
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-16-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,083
Posted By MikeD
I put in the Mopar Bed Rug. Best $360 I ever...

I put in the Mopar Bed Rug. Best $360 I ever spent. Looks great, cleans up with just a broom and a hose, comfy to move around on if the occasion calls for being on your knees, and just enough...
Forum: Electrical 10-14-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By MikeD
You beat me to it. I work as an engineer for...

You beat me to it. I work as an engineer for radio stations and most people don't realize that 1/2 of your antenna is the ground connection.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 10-13-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,377
Posted By MikeD
I put on the DeeZee 5" ovals. They look good,...

I put on the DeeZee 5" ovals. They look good, but the attachment method leaves a bit to be desired. The crimp nuts were difficult to work with with my touch of of arthritis. If I had it to do over...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,421
Posted By MikeD
I tried an experiment towing my 1500 pound popup...

I tried an experiment towing my 1500 pound popup camper. One way I towed it with it off and the return trip with it on. With that light of a trailer, the only difference i got was turning T/H on...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 10-06-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By MikeD
You didn't mention what year your truck was, but...

You didn't mention what year your truck was, but there is a software update for the '09 that among other things addresses this issue.
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 10-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,304
Posted By MikeD
I would bet that the statement by your dealer is...

I would bet that the statement by your dealer is correct. All of the Ram box trucks were made at the now closed St Louis plant. Closing that facility down and moving the tooling to the Warren plant...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 10-03-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By MikeD
You do know that anything involving the words...

You do know that anything involving the words linear and CB is illegal, right? The FCC fines are upwards of $10,000 and confiscation of the equipment.
...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 10-02-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By MikeD
Looks simple enough. Just two pieces of wood...

Looks simple enough. Just two pieces of wood screwed together. How did you fasten it to the truck? I need something to mount a ham radio to.

You folks ought to graduate out of the sandbox and...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 09-22-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By MikeD
I bet the no-ethanol part has more to do with it...

I bet the no-ethanol part has more to do with it than the higher octane. I'd be interested in hearing the results if you were to experiment with non-ethanol regular grade.

Wish we had the...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 09-22-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,100
Posted By MikeD
I am a max on the side of the tire guy. 2...

I am a max on the side of the tire guy. 2 reasons: You will get slightly higher fuel economy (1-5%) due to the firmness creating lower rolling resistance with the tradeoff being a harsher ride. ...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 09-18-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By MikeD
Page 50 of the manual.

Page 50 of the manual.
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 09-17-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By MikeD
The glovebox light is part of the Luxury Group...

The glovebox light is part of the Luxury Group (25G) package on the SLT's. It also includes such things as universal garage opener, the "extra" lights on the outside mirrors, leather wrap steering...
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