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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-25-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 47,280
Posted By Gossage55
Just got done doing this mod. I gotta say I was a...

Just got done doing this mod. I gotta say I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, I figured those walls were there for a reason and I think the reason being is to cut down on engine noise. This...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-17-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By Gossage55
I'm glad you added that comment about infrared...

I'm glad you added that comment about infrared light. On the box it says they are infrared but I didn't know what that meant. I just assumed they would have a light output. I was almost ready to...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-16-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,237
Posted By Gossage55
Backup Camera Install Question

Anyone install an aftermarket backup camera? I know this is not a hard install (I just got done doing it) but my question is when I wire the power and ground for the camera itself, obviously the red...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-09-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Gossage55
I'm thinking this one might be a little out of my...

I'm thinking this one might be a little out of my experience range. I watched a video on youtube how a guy did his (it was a newer year) but he made it look fairly simple...except for the fact the...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Gossage55
3" body lift question

So I was looking at a 3" body lift on top of a 2" coil spacer in the front. Anyone have any advice? I have never tackled anything quite like a body lift so I want to know what's involved...any good...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Gossage55
I have the same Spectre Intake on my truck. I've...

I have the same Spectre Intake on my truck. I've had it for over a year now. I cant say much about the sound (i hear my exhaust more than I hear the engine) but it does seem to add a better throttle...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-02-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Gossage55
I usually drive it every weekend, just not that...

I usually drive it every weekend, just not that much. I do go out and start it every few days though. It's really nice not putting more miles on it (it's a 1997 and only has 89000 miles on it) but...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 02-02-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Gossage55
Oil change question...

I recently started a job where I get to drive the company vehicle back and forth to work so I'm not putting hardly any miles on my truck at all (maybe 50 miles a month, if that). So I'm curious what...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-15-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Gossage55
I'm not sure how much wind PVC would withstand...

I'm not sure how much wind PVC would withstand driving down the road. I think I'll frame the whole thing with 2x4's or 2x3's then put plywood over the frame and some kind of thin aluminum siding over...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-14-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Gossage55
Actually, the truck tent idea would cost me a...

Actually, the truck tent idea would cost me a couple hundred dollars, possibly more than it would cost to build one. My fault, I should have specified what I meant when I said it was for camping. It...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 01-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Gossage55
Homemade Canopy

Hi everyone. I live in Washington state and was curious about making a canopy out of 2x4's and maybe some aluminum flashing for waterproofing purposes. I know I can find some for free on Craigslist...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 09-03-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,310
Posted By Gossage55
Antifreeze question

Can someone help me out on this? I have searched and found several different answers as to how many gallons of antifreeze a 5.2l engine will take. Some say 2 and some say as much as 5 gallons. I'm...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 08-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Gossage55
The hose clamp referenced in the picture above is...

The hose clamp referenced in the picture above is all it is-a 6 inch round hose clamp with a screw to tighten it should work. You could probably find one at your local hardware store. I have the same...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 07-29-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Gossage55
Cool, I appreciate all the info. Its starting to...

Cool, I appreciate all the info. Its starting to make sense now between a body lift and suspension lift-I was pretty confused between the two. As long as I have no issues using the coil spacers and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 07-29-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Gossage55
Oh also would I need to replace the shocks at the...

Oh also would I need to replace the shocks at the same time?
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 07-29-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Gossage55
Ok, thats what I was hoping for. I would like to...

Ok, thats what I was hoping for. I would like to do this in my garage and make it simple as can be. I was looking for info on a body lift but have heard bad things about it. I also called a couple...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 07-28-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Gossage55
Help with lifting question...

Hi, so I wanted to lift my truck-1997 SLT Laramie v8 1500 2wd but I dont want to go crazy high, just a few inches. I want to do it as easy as possible since I dont have experience doing this. I was...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-07-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,757
Posted By Gossage55
Anything under or around $3.50 a gallon actually...

Anything under or around $3.50 a gallon actually sounds decent nowadays...Oh, just keep in mind those grocery stores such as Albertsons, Safeway or Fred Meyer offer incentives on discounts for gas...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-06-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,757
Posted By Gossage55
Fuel prices...:(

Everyone else experiencing almost $4 a gallon for regular fuel?... It kills my wallet when I have to fill up at the pump so I'm back to driving my Suzuki Aerio again. Hopefully I'll be back to...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By Gossage55
I'm going to suggest checking the idle air...

I'm going to suggest checking the idle air control valve since that was my problem. I was driving down the street when my engine died. I had power and it would even try to crank over but it would'nt...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-22-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By Gossage55
I believe I did the same thing. I purchased 2 or...

I believe I did the same thing. I purchased 2 or 3 feet and it was exactly enough to make it fit because I didn't measure before I bought it but I made it work.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-21-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By Gossage55
That seems to be a problem with the Spectre cold...

That seems to be a problem with the Spectre cold air intake. I'm not sure why they even included that short hose in the box. I ended up going to Lowes and purchasing a longer hose that was (I believe...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-09-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By Gossage55
I kinda figured there was a reason they...

I kinda figured there was a reason they manufactured it the way they did...lol...I'll just leave it in place then. I dont do any off roading but it has stayed really clean thanks to the heat shield....
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.2 Liter V8 02-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,048
Posted By Gossage55
Cold air intake

I put in a Spectre 9931 Cold Air Intake in my truck. It has a heat shield box that surrounds the cone filter so it can get more cold air in from the fender and not get warmer air from the engine. I...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 01-01-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,890
Posted By Gossage55
Glad to see your issue was fixed. As the above...

Glad to see your issue was fixed. As the above comment states, a lot of people have the same problem. I had the same issue and I simply sprayed throttle body cleaner on my idle air control valve...
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