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Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 11-21-2013, 11:35 PM
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Posted By scooper77515
I sure could have used some stiffer springs...

I sure could have used some stiffer springs today.

Tried to buy a 3/4 pallet of grass (120 pieces) but when they put it on the truck, it bottomed out the suspension. Ended up with only 80 pieces...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 11-21-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By scooper77515
Several out there. I just googled Ram 1500 heavy...

Several out there. I just googled Ram 1500 heavy duty leaf springs.

http://www.stengelbros.net/34-1451HD-Dodge-Heavy-Duty-Leaf-Spring-Assembly-2200lbs--Made-in-the-USA_p_2482.html

More...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 11-21-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By scooper77515
I have found leaf spring replacements that...

I have found leaf spring replacements that increase my rating from 1700 to 2200 lbs.

Direct replacement, for just around $100 a set.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 11-20-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By scooper77515
2wd, 5.7 hemi, 3.92 rear end with trac-loc. Auto...

2wd, 5.7 hemi, 3.92 rear end with trac-loc. Auto trans.

Supposed to be able to tow 8600 lbs. The trailer we are looking at is around 7000 dry, with 1500 cargo capacity. Hitch weight around 900...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 11-19-2013, 10:06 PM
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Views: 716
Posted By scooper77515
Want to tow a RV Trailer. Can I make my 1500 into a 2500?

I have seen 3500 duallies with 5.7 hemis, so I know I have the engine for it.

Can I add springs or spring helpers to make my 1500 handle more like a 2500?
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By scooper77515
I originally looked up the vin codes on the...

I originally looked up the vin codes on the internet, and found nothing related directly to the rear gear.

I used to have a tag hanging off of the differential, but it has rained so much in...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-17-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By scooper77515
Oh, nevermind. Found it on a sticker inside the...

Oh, nevermind. Found it on a sticker inside the glove box.

Luckily, I got the good one!!!

Would have deleted thread, but couldn't find the option to do so. So just answered it for future...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-17-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By scooper77515
How do i figure out which rear axle ratio I have?

2004 Ram 1500. Looking to buy a trailer, and need to know which axle ratio I have.

How do I figure that out?
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-18-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By scooper77515
OK. I will just have to get used to it until is...

OK. I will just have to get used to it until is gets much more obnoxious.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-17-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By scooper77515
A/C fan squeaks as it slows down after engine turned off. Lube it?

I thought it was the radiator clutch but after purchasing it and getting under the hood, I noticed it was coming from the electric fan on the A/C condenser.

This is not the stock unit. Replaced...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 07-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By scooper77515
It is normal cool down noise, but I never had it...

It is normal cool down noise, but I never had it until just the past few months.

I figured if it was a loose nut on a heat shield, I would find it and crank it tight.

Had this 04 since new,...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 07-17-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By scooper77515
Engine pings after I turn it off. Whassup?

I did a search for the answer first, but did not see any answers.

After I turn the truck off, something around or on the engine pings for several minutes afterward. Repetitive ping about every...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 12-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
Still on stock tranny and engine. All is good so...

Still on stock tranny and engine. All is good so far. Engine burns 1/2 qt in 2000 miles, so I can still milk it a bit longer.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 12-01-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
Sounds like I was lucky to get 220,000 miles out...

Sounds like I was lucky to get 220,000 miles out of mine with only bearing damage!

And that includes towing boats and trailers across the US, hauling cars, etc.
Forum: Suspension 11-26-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By scooper77515
Decided to overlube the front u-joint, POP is...

Decided to overlube the front u-joint, POP is gone. I guess I better put more than 5 pumps in every 4000 miles.

Should probably do the same for all the front chassis lube points.
Forum: Suspension 11-24-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By scooper77515
U-joint sticking in the tranny rear seal? Bad...

U-joint sticking in the tranny rear seal? Bad u-joint?

It only does it first drive of the day, then no other pops all day long. Then next morning, after it has set for 10 hours or so, I get in,...
Forum: Suspension 11-23-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By scooper77515
Hearing a POP when getting into truck, or initial backing up in morning.

I had my cousin steer side to side while I looked at all the joints in the front, and all seems tight.

Then, she gets out, I get in to move the truck, and POP again. Cannot tell for sure but...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-21-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
Got a tru-track installed. Like new again....

Got a tru-track installed. Like new again. Actually, BETTER than new. I can stop worrying about broken clips, now.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
Dropped it off, getting a detroit tru-trak...

Dropped it off, getting a detroit tru-trak installed, and all new bearings. Guy says he thinks it sounds like the gears are shot, as well, so it is going to be an expensive job!!!
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
Thanks a bunch, guys, for all the assistance!!!...

Thanks a bunch, guys, for all the assistance!!! :smiley_thumbs_up:

It really changed my way of approaching this problem, from a factory rebuild to an upgrade to an aftermarket LSD setup.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
$1000? That's all? I expected way more. I...

$1000? That's all? I expected way more.

I have set up gears before in my Maverick (3.80 with mini-spool) and it all lined up right, but I didn't have enough torque to crush the sleeve, and had to...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
One of the clips let loose, there are two...

One of the clips let loose, there are two spring-loaded items sticking out. One on each side, pushing into the cast pieces around them, and eating into them.

I think I am lucky. I drive 200 miles...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
OK, thanks for the replies. Since I found...

OK, thanks for the replies.

Since I found the problem on Sunday, I have nobody I can contact to even get guesstimates on pricing for either way.

So at this point, I am just freaking out with...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
It is already LSD, not 4X4. So rebuild is the way...

It is already LSD, not 4X4. So rebuild is the way to go, as opposed to replace with salvage yard parts?
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By scooper77515
05 differential shot. Replace, repair, or what?

LSD Retaining clips failed, now rear end is full of metal chunks.

What is my best bet? Have someone rebuild it, or buy a new/used entire rear axle assembly?

If replacement is the answer, which...
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