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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By ddaniels
Actually sir, that change in mpg happened with...

Actually sir, that change in mpg happened with absolutely no change in driving habits at all. All the while I was driving like a grandpa rarely letting the tach get above 2000 rpm. So, the...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 03-30-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 840
Posted By ddaniels
I've been on a quest to improve mpg the last few...

I've been on a quest to improve mpg the last few weeks on my 2000 1500, 2x4, regular cab with 5.2. I started with about 11.8 mpg. First thing I did was buy a CAI. No improvement. Then I bought a...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-13-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ddaniels
I think I'll try this method: ...

I think I'll try this method:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCjO8JThVpo
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By ddaniels
Cleaning the intake manifold on 5.2.

Hello folks. I am in the middle of doing the Hughes plenum kit repair to my 2000 5.2. I got the intake manifold off this morning and there is oil all throughout the channels inside there. Please,...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-10-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By ddaniels
I got the flashpaq and set it to the economy...

I got the flashpaq and set it to the economy setting. It improved my mileage by 1 mpg, but it definitely runs better and shifts smoother. I also put on a Spectre CAI which did nothing to improve...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By ddaniels
Please help me understand....what's the point in...

Please help me understand....what's the point in lifting the truck for other than ground clearance and looks? Thanks.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By ddaniels
Well, this worries me since I just ordered one...

Well, this worries me since I just ordered one for the same reason. Maybe, if I'm not a lead foot like you, it'll help.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-16-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By ddaniels
Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "reflashing...

Sorry, I don't know what you mean by "reflashing it". I should have been more specific....I'm looking to gain as many mpg's as I can. That's my goal. I currently am getting about 11.75 mpg. Thanks.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By ddaniels
Performance Tuners/chips

I'd like to hear what others have used and what success you've had please. I've looked into the edge CS model, the superchip, bullydog and I'm also wondering if this GForce chip really does any good....
Forum: Truck Leather - Dodge Ram Leather Seat Covers 10-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,538
Posted By ddaniels
I'm not seeing options for any trucks older than...

I'm not seeing options for any trucks older than 2003. Mine is a 2000 Ram 1500. Do you provide covers for the older Rams?
Forum: Suspension 10-22-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By ddaniels
Turns out my lower right ball joint was dry....

Turns out my lower right ball joint was dry. Greased all of them and nice and quiet now.
Forum: Suspension 10-22-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By ddaniels
I tried spraying them with some motorcycle chain...

I tried spraying them with some motorcycle chain wax, which is a silicone lubricant, but it did nothing to help. I'll try the WD40 and see what happens. Thanks.
Forum: Suspension 10-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By ddaniels
Thanks for the reply, but respectfully, I would...

Thanks for the reply, but respectfully, I would consider that speculation at best. You're probably right though.
Forum: Suspension 10-17-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By ddaniels
Front right side squeaks...

...while depressing suspension (jumping up and down on the bumper as well as going over bumps). Sounds like its coming from control arm bushings (lower I think). This started after installing larger...
Forum: Suspension 10-17-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By ddaniels
Update for anybody interested: I went to 20" rims...

Update for anybody interested: I went to 20" rims with 275/55R20 tires and lost approximately 2mpg fuel economy. After a couple weeks, and then deciding they looked too big, I went back to the 16"...
Forum: Suspension 09-02-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By ddaniels
I'm currently getting approx. 14 mpg +/- around...

I'm currently getting approx. 14 mpg +/- around town. It's a 2000 short bed, 2-wheel drive with a 5.2 magnum engine. Does that sound about right?
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-29-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By ddaniels
Good on ya for lending a helping hand. Did you...

Good on ya for lending a helping hand. Did you drive the ram over there?
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-28-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By ddaniels
Thanks for the kind welcomes!:wavey:

Thanks for the kind welcomes!:wavey:
Forum: Suspension 08-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By ddaniels
Tire size vs MPG

Greetings to all. Newbie here and I've already posted in the newbie section. I have a 2000 1500 I purchased about a month ago and it has tires on it that are a bit undersized (225/70R16). I was...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 08-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By ddaniels
New Ram owner

Greetings to all Ram enthusiasts. I purchased my 2000 Ram 1500 about a month ago and am very happy with the purchase. It's basically rust free, but had some hood and right fender damage that had to...
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