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Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 06-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 953
Posted By bighook
It's sucks but you always have to check your...

It's sucks but you always have to check your vehicle after any dealership service. Brand new 07 2500HD. I do all my own maintenance on my vehicles but what the hec - special, free oil changes at the...
Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 01-20-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 724
Posted By bighook
...and catching the mirrors if you don't turn...

...and catching the mirrors if you don't turn them in. I'll even turn them in in a touchless as those moving sprayers get awfully close to the body. Pulling a Ram into a standard car wash is like...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 12-31-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By bighook
I have the 48 state Hi-Perf Magnaflow Y-Pipe...

I have the 48 state Hi-Perf Magnaflow Y-Pipe w/cats on mine. Didn't know there were specific O2 sensors. I also replaced the original O2's with a fresh set of OEM 02's from Dodge and haven't had any...
Forum: HD RAM - WHEELS & TIRES 12-31-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By bighook
The Michelin's are a good tire. More $$$ but ye...

The Michelin's are a good tire. More $$$ but ye gets what ye pays for! I've run many Goodyears and Firestones on my 4x4 Rams over the years and they all would cash out around 25-30k. And that's with...
Forum: HD RAM - WHEELS & TIRES 12-23-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,774
Posted By bighook
New Rams come equipped with the Firestones these...

New Rams come equipped with the Firestones these days? Can't contribute any feedback on those but the Michelin LTX's that used to be OEM on the Rams is an excellent all season tire. Even wear, smooth...
Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 12-23-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By bighook
I kind of like that color too. I would have...

I kind of like that color too. I would have ordered my Ram in Forest Green if it was available in 07 but just went with the Silver. It was no extra cost which tipped the decision.
Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 12-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By bighook
When doing the tranny, don't forget to replace...

When doing the tranny, don't forget to replace the cooler return filter as well.:smiley_thumbs_up:

Also pop a fresh PCV valve in the hemi since your doing a tune up anyway.
Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 12-04-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,761
Posted By bighook
All nice Ram's!

All nice Ram's!
Forum: HD RAM - GENERAL DISCUSSION 12-03-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,913
Posted By bighook
Unless it's a leaking hose/fitting it could also...

Unless it's a leaking hose/fitting it could also be the water pump bearing cashing out. Even though coolant splash and residue can end up everywhere up front around there, you can tell it's the...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 05-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,372
Posted By bighook
Common problem on the Hemi's. It is an exhaust...

Common problem on the Hemi's. It is an exhaust leak due to broken exhaust manifold mounting studs or bolts. Usually it's the passenger side manifold that leaks first but the driver's side bolts have...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 03-29-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By bighook
I suspect those AT's may be a contributing factor...

I suspect those AT's may be a contributing factor to your poor gas mileage as there's an automatic mpg sacrifice of any aggressive tread pattern with a few variables thrown in - gearing, weight,...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 02-25-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,167
Posted By bighook
I agree. 2 or 3's under a truck are logical from...

I agree. 2 or 3's under a truck are logical from a physics standpoint but 6 ton stands make just a tad more sense, for me at least. I've always used 6 ton stands under my trucks and even cars for as...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 02-20-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By bighook
This is among the reasons I bought new. The world...

This is among the reasons I bought new. The world has it's share of numbskulls who shouldn't be piloting a 4x4 truck let alone modifying one with all manner of dreadful "backyard" improvements. I...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 02-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By bighook
As others who have reg cabs, I love mine too. Had...

As others who have reg cabs, I love mine too. Had a 1st gen RCLB Ram for many years as well. Compared to the QC's and all the other variations available today, the RC just seems more truckish to me...
Forum: LD RAM - General Discussion 02-11-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,524
Posted By bighook
We've been a Chrysler family since 1968 when my...

We've been a Chrysler family since 1968 when my dad brought home a Plymouth Fury. They built (and continue to build) some of the best engineered muscle cars, passenger cars and stout drivetrains ever...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 11-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,793
Posted By bighook
I doubt that any leaks at the air injection tube...

I doubt that any leaks at the air injection tube connections are causing such a severe affect on drivability however it's still a air leak that needs to be tended to. If the holes are stripped, you...
Forum: Suspension 07-27-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By bighook
Could be other components that are the cause of...

Could be other components that are the cause of looseness - worn hub/wheel bearings or ball joints.
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 05-15-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By bighook
Can't stress this enough. Never pay sticker for...

Can't stress this enough. Never pay sticker for your new Ram, especially those ubiquitous misc. prep fees that are tacked on. Do the research ahead of time. Even ordering up your new 2500HD can...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 05-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 36,179
Posted By bighook
A note of interest regarding the oil seal...

A note of interest regarding the oil seal JohnDeerkid. I don't know if this is the case with the 2nd gen 318 Magnums (I've never opened the later 318's up plenty of previous 318's and 340's though)...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-28-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 49,390
Posted By bighook
1987 Power Ram W150. My daily driver from Aug of...

1987 Power Ram W150. My daily driver from Aug of '89 till Aug of '07 when I sold it after I bought my 3rd gen. 318 2bbl, Torqueflite auto, solid axles. A little short on performance but never failed...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 04-28-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,318
Posted By bighook
Congrats Pete on your new RamHD! Beautiful color....

Congrats Pete on your new RamHD! Beautiful color. If it were available in 07, I would have selected it. I had to order mine because there just weren't many HD RC's around, just low end stripper plow...
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 04-27-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,848
Posted By bighook
My better half loves my Ram but doesn't want to...

My better half loves my Ram but doesn't want to drive it. She's a smallish gal and would worry about hitting something because it's just too big. She's most content sitting up high and doing all the...
Forum: Drive Line 04-27-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,428
Posted By bighook
Welcome to the forum PR.:wavey: Sounds like...

Welcome to the forum PR.:wavey:

Sounds like you have a 3500 4x4. There should be a grease fitting on the u-joint cross. It's not a zirc but one of those shallow, 1/8 inch diameter fittings that is...
Forum: Oil Change 04-24-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,482
Posted By bighook
Every 3000. Pennzoil and a Mopar filter. I'm old...

Every 3000. Pennzoil and a Mopar filter. I'm old school when it comes to maintenance.
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 04-24-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 130,945
Posted By bighook
I have a soft cover with a bed liner. I went with...

I have a soft cover with a bed liner. I went with a soft because there was nothing else available for a long bed at the time. The short beds get all the varieties. Of course I haven't looked lately.
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