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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 05-25-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Mikel
Some think it was simply a character on a game....

Some think it was simply a character on a game. I've been using that moniker since around 1996 or so.

For you other guys... I did a "spirited" drive directly after. I was amazed at the throttle...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Mikel
3.73 or 3.92 are the ratios I had a very hard...

3.73 or 3.92 are the ratios I had a very hard time finding on a new truck. I ultimately decided to keep my 06, in part because of a lack of "work" options. Although I don't tow 4-5 days a week I do...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Mikel
I can't make sense out of any car company. I...

I can't make sense out of any car company. I thought it odd that new pickups rarely come with a rear axle ratio of over 3.55, most come stock with 4.3lish engines, and now I even hear Z71's are no...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Mikel
I do the headlight covers if it were me... but...

I do the headlight covers if it were me... but purely a personal opinion as I think they would look good on your truck.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 05-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Mikel
First Sea Foam Treatment Video

Well I treated the fuel tank and decided to go ahead and treat the intake as well. Here's my video for scrutiny (:158:)and to show others how I did mine. I am a believer now as the truck is much...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 05-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mikel
Any verdict yet?

Any verdict yet?
Forum: Dodge Ram Forum Polls! 05-17-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,656
Posted By Mikel
I'd prefer console and buckets. Just much nicer...

I'd prefer console and buckets. Just much nicer and more customize-able ride.
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Mikel
MY buddy has an 03 that has around 200k on it. He...

MY buddy has an 03 that has around 200k on it. He hasn't had problems and keeps everything stock and maintained.

I have an 06 with just over 100K. There will be some possible issues replacing ball...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Mikel
I'd do the plugs, plug wires, Sea Foam the intake...

I'd do the plugs, plug wires, Sea Foam the intake (1/2 can), and other 1/2 can of Sea Foam to fuel, check timing, and do a fresh oil and filter change.

If you still have issues post it up!
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,177
Posted By Mikel
2006 with 107,000ish. I change the oil regularly...

2006 with 107,000ish. I change the oil regularly with Castrol SynBlend, and just regular maintenance.

I'm about to Seafoam the intake, change plugs, do coolant flush, replace old hoses, change...
Forum: Public Safety 05-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mikel
Switched - NEW EDC

I have been carrying a S&W Shield in a deep concealment holster when OD for about a year now. I opted for the Shield due to it's fantastic trigger, trigger reset, and durability. I've been using Frog...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,064
Posted By Mikel
Well, on my '06 5.7 MDS Hemi, It reads that I...

Well, on my '06 5.7 MDS Hemi, It reads that I should use 89. Am I missing something?



I'm interested in finding out what your eventual solution was...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 08-01-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,730
Posted By Mikel
This may have been mentioned by now but check...

This may have been mentioned by now but check your oil pressure sending unit. Mine went out and needed to be replaced. I was shitti'n bricks when my pressure would drop but turned out the pressure...
Forum: Electrical 05-16-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Mikel
The replacement multi-switch is failing now......

The replacement multi-switch is failing now... What gives?
Forum: Public Safety 01-09-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,513
Posted By Mikel
Nothing beats a gun on your waist...even at home....

Nothing beats a gun on your waist...even at home. The #1 rule in a gun-fight is: BRING A GUN. You could have been murdered with the pull of a trigger had this idiot been ready and armed. In my house...
Forum: Public Safety 01-09-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,184
Posted By Mikel
currently I am carrying Glock 22 on my side...

currently I am carrying Glock 22 on my side on-duty and have a 870 Tactical and/or my Ar-15 very close to me.

off duty I use a Glock 27, my duty Glock 22, and/or my LC9 with Crimson Trace Lazer....
Forum: HI-TECH Discussion 01-09-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By Mikel
Well we got the wife one and she: gets up in the...

Well we got the wife one and she: gets up in the morning and watches Sopranos while she puts make-up on, checks the weather before deciding what to suggest for the kids to wear, reads her magazines...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 12-12-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Mikel
Update!

I am concerned about the coolant issue.

The check engine light went off after following my mechanic's advice. He said it is VERY important to use MFG recommended oil weight because the MDS has a...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-29-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Mikel
Need help figuring out issues

I was driving and got a Service Engine Code: P3497 "MDS Rationality Bank 2; The ECM has detected a lean condition on bank 2 while in 4 Cylinder mode.
Probable Causes:
-1 Low oil pressure (The oil...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 05-09-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 19,274
Posted By Mikel
spot-on, I added my amp and subs to my factory...

spot-on, I added my amp and subs to my factory setup using these colors!!!
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 05-09-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,123
Posted By Mikel
:smileup: Me too +1

:smileup:
Me too



+1
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-09-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,767
Posted By Mikel
I seem to get around 14-17 average city/hwy. I am...

I seem to get around 14-17 average city/hwy. I am about to drop a K&M and then a flowmaster and hope to imporve it a little.

My last truck was an 06 with hemi also (dang near identical options)...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 05-09-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Mikel
I think it is a normal thing

I have had 2, 06 rams w/hemi and both whined a bit. Not much but noticeable. I have talked to others who have heard the whine too. I wouldn't worry.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 02-11-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,123
Posted By Mikel
I couldn't take it any longer

I got busy and got the subs/amp installed. It should be noted I had the four-speaker factory system, not a premium system.

I tapped into the wires up front, in the A-Pillar area of each side,...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 02-10-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 158,123
Posted By Mikel
Amplifier placement and other questions

I will be adding an under-rear seat box with 2, 10" alpines and a Punch 800watt amp (P8002) to my factory system. I am planning on tapping into the rear speakers for the signal and inserting a...
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