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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By TRCM
Guys, do what ya want.....just cuz the old guys...

Guys, do what ya want.....just cuz the old guys did it, don't mean it is the right way to do it.


You can look at the gear ratio as as easy as I can. The lower the better for pulling.

...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 08-11-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,579
Posted By TRCM
Well, while it may be easier to see when pulling...

Well, while it may be easier to see when pulling someone out in reverse.....YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IT !!!

Yes, there are times it can't be avoided, but pulling in reverse loads the ring gear heavily...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-10-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By TRCM
and a diesel isn't designed to spin the RPM...

and a diesel isn't designed to spin the RPM needed for true mudding where you have to spin the tires to keep them clean
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By TRCM
The pinion angle must always be checked....no...

The pinion angle must always be checked....no matter what you are working on.

And no one said to install the pinion pointing backwards...I DID say to install the springs backwards, which I have...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-05-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By TRCM
Pinion angle is ALWAYS necessary to deal with...

Pinion angle is ALWAYS necessary to deal with when replacing perches.....slip jointed driveshaft or not, pinon angle needs to be correct. it shoudl also be checked when swapping axles, as not all...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By TRCM
Then he'd possibly end up with a Dana 70...

Then he'd possibly end up with a Dana 70 rear...not as many options for upgrades as the dana 60
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-04-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By TRCM
The 9 1/4 lasted me just fine for over 20 yrs of...

The 9 1/4 lasted me just fine for over 20 yrs of the type wheeling you mention, in VA & surrounding states. See my avatar for the truck. I put a locker in it, and gears. No other problems, other than...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 08-02-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,220
Posted By TRCM
Problem is, it does matter. The drag from the...

Problem is, it does matter. The drag from the windows being down grows exponentially with speed, but the drag on the engine from the a/c compressor spinning is basically constant at highway speeds. ...
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 08-02-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By TRCM
If the 'adapter' doesn't change the bolt pattern,...

If the 'adapter' doesn't change the bolt pattern, then what is it adapting ?>> nothing.

It is just spacing it out, hence the term 'spacer'.
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 08-02-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,220
Posted By TRCM
Really....using the info in your own post, if the...

Really....using the info in your own post, if the engine is at temp, it is cheaper to turn a FI enigne off and then back on.

Well, a choke cuts AIR out, not fuel. The choke operation does NOT...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 07-31-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,220
Posted By TRCM
Above 40 mph, it's better to have the ac on,...

Above 40 mph, it's better to have the ac on, below that, windows down

And the idling thing was true with carbs, but not with FI.
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-31-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By TRCM
Take a pic of the cover, and compare it to pics...

Take a pic of the cover, and compare it to pics online, there are numerous places to see what axles are what and determine what you have.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 07-29-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By TRCM
Well, yes I do. The only difference is an...

Well, yes I do. The only difference is an adapter changes the bolt pattern as well as spacing the tire out.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 07-29-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By TRCM
No idea...only vehicle I have run spacers on is...

No idea...only vehicle I have run spacers on is my jeep cherokee......
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-28-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By TRCM
dana 44 front, but the rear is likely an 8 1/4...

dana 44 front, but the rear is likely an 8 1/4 (not 9 1/4 and not dana 44)

Never seen a dana 44 rear axle in a full size dodge truck, and they used 9 1/4 or dana 60 behind the v-8's back then.
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 07-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By TRCM
1) depending on the style of spacer, they could...

1) depending on the style of spacer, they could require longer wheel studs
2) they change the location of the weight outside the balljoints (move the tire farther away) which increases wear on the...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-28-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,263
Posted By TRCM
Well, no CD slot means no movies for the...

Well, no CD slot means no movies for the kids...mine uses the same CD slot of all of it
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By TRCM
If you look at the pic, the utility rails are a...

If you look at the pic, the utility rails are a good bit below the bed rails.

My concern is really the top of the box hitting the locking bars on my cover as it moves form the front to the rear...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-28-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By TRCM
mostly weighted down, but I do have a bar that...

mostly weighted down, but I do have a bar that keeps it from sliding forward.

I keep it at the tailgate because it is so much easier to get things out of it when needed. I just slide it out onto...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-27-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By TRCM
I have looked at those, but have yet to be able...

I have looked at those, but have yet to be able to verify they will hold what I need them to hold (IE, 4 1 gal jugs similar to antifreeze). Also, buying 2 of them isn't much less than this 1 toolbox...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 07-27-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By TRCM
EVIC can monitor 6 tires (think dually) .....but...

EVIC can monitor 6 tires (think dually) .....but you got 8 in your situation, so you will have to go with an aftermarket system.
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-26-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By TRCM
It mounts to the utility bed rails. This...

It mounts to the utility bed rails.

This would be perfect for what I need it for, but I'm not sure it will clear my tonneau cover, and around here, if you order it, you're stuck with it.

And...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-26-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By TRCM
Mopar sliding toolbox

Has anyone used this, or have it ?

It looks like it will fit under a tonneau cover, and would give me a place to store some stuff.

Part # 82211356

Trying to find out if it is worth it, and...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 07-14-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 857
Posted By TRCM
Dang it !!! I got a lemon....they made it all...

Dang it !!! I got a lemon....they made it all the way thru in Twister !!!
Forum: Dodge Ram 4x4 - Offroad Discussion 07-14-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By TRCM
Remind him he is the one who gets stuck...and...

Remind him he is the one who gets stuck...and getting stuck is usually what makes the crossing worse.
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