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Forum: Newbie Checkin! Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 33
Posted By hydrex
Welcome to the Forumz from Maine!:smileup:

Welcome to the Forumz from Maine!:smileup:
Forum: Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By hydrex
I would suggest that you also look at the Ram...

I would suggest that you also look at the Ram 2500 with the 392 hemi and 4:10 gears. I've done a lot of heavy towing with my old 5.7 hemi 1500 with 3:92's. A 10,000 lb fifth wheel. Now with 220,000...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics Yesterday, 06:56 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 35,349
Posted By hydrex
I only have 220,000 miles on my Ram, but 310,000...

I only have 220,000 miles on my Ram, but 310,000 on my hemi 05 RT Magnum wagon. Fred has me nervous to change out my timing chain tensioners! I changed em in my Magnum, but they were still mint. I...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 61
Posted By hydrex
I doubt if California is going to let a blower...

I doubt if California is going to let a blower pass, if LT's don't pass. Curious how headers cause more air pollution, btw. I have a friend with a supercharged Chrysler 300 that dynoed 740 rwhp, yet...
Forum: Dodge Ram For Sale - Used Dodge Trucks Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
WTB: 4x4
Views: 44
Posted By hydrex
I'd probably sell mine for $10K, but I'm in...

I'd probably sell mine for $10K, but I'm in Maine. You wouldn't like the miles on the odo, about to turn 220,000 miles. Has extra rear leafs, Rancho 9000's, spartan + cam, Vararam, Line-X, new GY...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 07-27-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 52
Posted By hydrex
Good to have you here.:smileup:

Good to have you here.:smileup:
Forum: Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases 07-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,816
Posted By hydrex
My 05 Ram has 2 recalls, I call the dealer, they...

My 05 Ram has 2 recalls, I call the dealer, they never get back with an appointment to fix. 220,000 miles and no complaints, I'm sure they won't give me squat for a trade in, though.
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 07-18-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By hydrex
Tie rods and ball joints are common wear items...

Tie rods and ball joints are common wear items for most pickups, not just Rams. From what I've seen, Rams have less front end problems than those other brands. Friend of mine nearly wrecked his...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 07-18-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By hydrex
Er, I try to use both hands to steer. Friend of...

Er, I try to use both hands to steer. Friend of mine, when he was a teenager, got stopped by a cop. He had his arm around his girlfriend as she snuggled next to him. Cop scolded him for not "Using...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 07-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By hydrex
Take the battery out and see if it will charge...

Take the battery out and see if it will charge and hold the charge. I had a problem with mine once, left the key in acc all weekend, ran down my Yellow Top battery. I recharged it in place....
Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 07-12-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By hydrex
I'd bet the mechanic lost it. You might want to...

I'd bet the mechanic lost it. You might want to buy a torque wrench so you can always check that they are torqued to the proper spec. You'll be fine with 4, as long as they are torqued to spec....
Forum: Rust Repair 07-01-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 41
Posted By hydrex
Whoever does it, make sure they remove spare tire...

Whoever does it, make sure they remove spare tire , as that's a salt trap. In the doors, rocker panels, frame, bumpers, and I'd have then remove wheel well liners. Or better do it yourself. ?(It's a...
Forum: Body & Interior 07-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By hydrex
Remove it and look at the hinge pins and the...

Remove it and look at the hinge pins and the plastic bushings they ride in. You may need to buy new bushings. They are not expensive. Other than that, you might be able to adjust the latch mechanism.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 07-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 49
Posted By hydrex
Welcome from Maine !:smileup:

Welcome from Maine !:smileup:
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 07-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 42
Posted By hydrex
Welcome to the forumz! When the DMV asks what...

Welcome to the forumz! When the DMV asks what color, tell em it's a constantly evolving color.:smileup:
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram - Member Of The Month! 07-01-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By hydrex
Congrats Desert Ram! Ram, hell yea!:smileup:

Congrats Desert Ram! Ram, hell yea!:smileup:
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 06-17-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By hydrex
Get her out of there and to a real mechanic. Put...

Get her out of there and to a real mechanic. Put it on a lift, run it in drive slowly on the lift. The culprit should be obvious. I feel lucky, my dealer, at least is not one like yours who only...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-17-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By hydrex
Possibly you could try a cheapie refill kit for...

Possibly you could try a cheapie refill kit for the AC. I would inspect ball joints and tie rod ends, I doubt all are bad. I've only replaced 1 tierod end in 215,000 miles. Yes, I'm a cheap bastid....
Forum: Body & Interior 06-17-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By hydrex
She looks darned good for a 21 year old antique...

She looks darned good for a 21 year old antique Ram! Rarely see anything that old here in Maine, salt eats em. My dad's 2006 GMC flunked state inspection for frame rust out.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 06-14-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By hydrex
Mustang Dynos read much lower than DynoJet. If...

Mustang Dynos read much lower than DynoJet. If you put it back on the Mustang, it would read 302 or so. They are only for tuning. Many times the canned tunes are too hot and the knock sensors will...
Forum: Towing 06-14-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By hydrex
The best deal, might be a built transmission like...

The best deal, might be a built transmission like an ATS with a built torque converter. Even manuals aren't trouble free, well the clutches are the weak link. I do know, if you can increase line...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 06-14-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By hydrex
Autozone may be able to scan it free for you,...

Autozone may be able to scan it free for you, maybe some other Auto parts stores. If you get a tuner, example a Diablo you can read and erase codes/CEL. Regardless, with a truck as new as yours, 99%...
Forum: Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases 06-13-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By hydrex
Stupid move, Sergio! Why not concentrate on...

Stupid move, Sergio! Why not concentrate on improving quality. Need to realize the Fiat 500 is never going to be a big seller in the USA. If you compare a base Dodge Charger with a Fiat 500, you'll...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 06-13-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,073
Posted By hydrex
It won't hurt to run 1 new tire and 1 25% worn...

It won't hurt to run 1 new tire and 1 25% worn tire, especially on the front end. I've had experience with horrible Mazda and Toyota dealers in the past. Luckily, my Dodge dealer has been very good....
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 06-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By hydrex
Use tow/haul when towing. On my 05 which has a...

Use tow/haul when towing. On my 05 which has a custom Diablo tune, I hit the Tow/Haul button when I want to pass someone. I call it the: Haul Ass button. Hemis like to rev, it's a very high...
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