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Forum: Towing 05-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,930
Posted By BigThirsty
Check your fan clutch. If you never heard it...

Check your fan clutch. If you never heard it engage - sounds like a loud roar - it needs to be replaced. Common problem.
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-10-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By BigThirsty
A gas motor will do fine BUT you will get...

A gas motor will do fine BUT you will get horrible mileage. A Hemi with 4:56's will tow all day long but for what you are proposing - which sounds like you need a work truck - you will do much...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 05-02-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By BigThirsty
I installed my Hellwig load levelers on Saturday...

I installed my Hellwig load levelers on Saturday and pulled my 5iver on Sunday.
All I can say is LOVE 'EM!
Made my ride smooth as buttuh!
Forum: Dodge Ram Pictures - Photos 05-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By BigThirsty
Do you use load levelers of some type? Here's...

Do you use load levelers of some type? Here's mine with Hellwig's but I'm a bit more than 6500#'s....
Forum: Towing 05-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By BigThirsty
I would seriousy doubt a 1/2 ton would come from...

I would seriousy doubt a 1/2 ton would come from the factory with a Class IV hitch although I could be wrong. I have seen a lot of people on here say they have a Class IV and then say it's rated for...
Forum: 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 04-30-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By BigThirsty
As far as body roll goes I'm a BIG fan of the...

As far as body roll goes I'm a BIG fan of the Roadmaster Active Suspension. Unfortunately though they have got very proud of their stuff and what cost $250 a few years ago is now $400! This time I...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-29-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By BigThirsty
My wife and I have been together for 11 years. ...

My wife and I have been together for 11 years. She has her DD and I have mine plus the truck. If she needs it I don't hesitate to let her have my DD at all but if she want's to "save the miles", I...
Forum: Towing 04-28-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,224
Posted By BigThirsty
You don't need air bags. You need a class 4 and...

You don't need air bags. You need a class 4 and a WD hitch. A WD hitch spreads the load over your truck taking it off the rear. It will pull much better and much more stable.
I pulled a 6500 lb...
Forum: 2011 Dodge Ram Forum 04-27-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,235
Posted By BigThirsty
This is really a loaded question. I have seen as...

This is really a loaded question. I have seen as high as high 17's on the highway empty at 65 to 5.5 hauling my 10k 5fiver.
I depends on wind, type of fuel, terrain, weight of your foot, length of...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 04-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,590
Posted By BigThirsty
2004 Dodge 2500 4x4, 110k miles. Drove a...

2004 Dodge 2500 4x4, 110k miles.

Drove a lot over the weekend, 100+ miles each way, 4 times. Numbers are from the DIC.
1st trip with empty flatbed trailer, brush guard, tailgate and driving 75...
Forum: Suspension 04-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By BigThirsty
2wd or 4x4? That will make a difference on wear....

2wd or 4x4? That will make a difference on wear. Our older (late 90's early 2k's) work dodges were getting the front end rebuilt about every 30k miles and I just rebuilt my front end on my 2500 (105k...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 04-01-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,932
Posted By BigThirsty
I read your post on the other site but didn't...

I read your post on the other site but didn't comment. Gotta say, that is really thinking outside the box. Great mod!
Forum: Public Safety 03-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By BigThirsty
Respect goes a long way. I can only think of one...

Respect goes a long way. I can only think of one time a cop was actually trying to provoke me into something and because my Mother tought me to respect authority - although painfully at times with a...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 03-28-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By BigThirsty
I actually know someone from Perry GA. Michael...

I actually know someone from Perry GA. Michael Morris over at Wayne Morris Ford. Old online Shelby buddy...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 03-24-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,568
Posted By BigThirsty
Nope. 2004 is the bastard child of...

Nope. 2004 is the bastard child of transmissions. Go to a dealer and have them flash your PCM and TCM to the latest program. I just did it and it made a significant change in the shift points and...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-23-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,306
Posted By BigThirsty
Mud dauber nest in the intake? Happened to me. ...

Mud dauber nest in the intake? Happened to me. Worked on an engine for 4 days before I found it.
Forum: Towing 03-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,573
Posted By BigThirsty
Attached is what I towed. The truck pulled it...

Attached is what I towed. The truck pulled it fine - at 5.5 mpg - but the transmission went from 3rd to 3rd TCL to 4th and back again the whole time. Crazy shift points...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 03-22-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,027
Posted By BigThirsty
Some of the sound quality issues you are...

Some of the sound quality issues you are experiencing has to do with how the music is coded. For whatever reason 128 is the norm and it cuts off the highs and lows. In my studio I never compress...
Forum: Towing 03-21-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,155
Posted By BigThirsty
Although I'm not aware of a heat spec on a rear...

Although I'm not aware of a heat spec on a rear diff, that is abnormally warm and probably destroyed your oil. I would change to a synthetic and be sure you're using the 75w-140.
It could be your...
Forum: Towing 03-21-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,155
Posted By BigThirsty
How hot did it get and what are you basing too...

How hot did it get and what are you basing too hot on? 8k is quite a bit so I'm sure it heated things up.
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 03-19-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,218
Posted By BigThirsty
I have a hard time thinking a broke drive axle...

I have a hard time thinking a broke drive axle locked your front wheels. Possibly just the opposite. A driveline, specifically u joints, should break first before anything else gets destroyed. Have...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 03-15-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By BigThirsty
I run Reflex's on my 2500 4x4 and they are pretty...

I run Reflex's on my 2500 4x4 and they are pretty good. Plus you can't beat a lifetime warranty.
Forum: Towing 03-15-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,573
Posted By BigThirsty
So tow mode requires 91. Ok. To approximately...

So tow mode requires 91. Ok. To approximately what rpm/mph does it hold 3rd? I'm wanting to hold 3rd to 60-65 mph. Does it allow for that? I can' t find specifics. Also if you use T/H does the...
Forum: Towing 03-15-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,573
Posted By BigThirsty
Let's just say it's the truck's maximum rated...

Let's just say it's the truck's maximum rated limits.
Forum: Towing 03-13-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,573
Posted By BigThirsty
Anyone tow with a Superchips 3865?

I'm not looking for power increase but transmission control. T/H is pretty useless on the 2004 and I would like to have more control of when the truck shifts from 3rd to 4th, allowing 3rd to hold...
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