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Forum: 2013 Dodge Ram Forum 03-26-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By KidMechanic
Looks about like mine, and it's a 2006. My...

Looks about like mine, and it's a 2006. My previous Ram's had the same. It's very noticeable where the surface coating is thinner or corners where moisture can set.
I Blame it on me rinsing the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 03-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By KidMechanic
To do that job correctly, studs need to be...

To do that job correctly, studs need to be pressed out and pressed in. If you want to do some of the labor, you could pull the axle and take it to a shop. You'll probably just get charged around ten...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 03-25-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By KidMechanic
Beeg3, you are correct. I only had a sticker of...

Beeg3, you are correct. I only had a sticker of $37000 for my broke-down old 4X4 way back in 2006, and would have had my feelings hurt if i had to finance a shaky, smelly new truck. Good thing I paid...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-25-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By KidMechanic
Let us know the outcome.

Let us know the outcome.
Forum: Oil Change 03-24-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,032
Posted By KidMechanic
Good advice. Also, maybe run conventional oil...

Good advice.
Also, maybe run conventional oil again for another 2-3000 miles. On factory engines or rebuilt especially, I like to change between 500-1000, then again with conventional oil to get...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 03-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By KidMechanic
When disc brake pads are excessively worn, they...

When disc brake pads are excessively worn, they can rattle a bit.
While your truck is on the rack, just check for anything caught on the drive shaft and other rotating parts, wheel bearing noises,...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 03-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By KidMechanic
These all seem to be 1st World problems. I was in...

These all seem to be 1st World problems. I was in the auto industry for a long time, no factory vehicle is concours perfect. I've been involved with many full restorations, with people spending from...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 03-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By KidMechanic
The darker the color, the more imperfections will...

The darker the color, the more imperfections will show. Be it in the form of micro scratches to tiny dings.

You are doing the right thing with a clean wash mitt. Even a clean chamois can put...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 03-19-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By KidMechanic
Just doing a service on the parking brake can be...

Just doing a service on the parking brake can be twice as much as just servicing the rear brakes. On rear disc trucks, the parking brake is a separate system, utilizing the "hat" portion of the...
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 03-12-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By KidMechanic
If you plan on keeping your truck for awhile,...

If you plan on keeping your truck for awhile, smaller/lighter wheels are the best. Larger wheel setups take its toll on brakes and suspension. I run the same tire size that you have now, but it's...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LIFTING - Dodge Ram 4x4, 2x4 03-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By KidMechanic
Leveling gets rid of the rake, except when...

Leveling gets rid of the rake, except when hauling heavy loads, and I think gives the truck an aggressive but not overbearing look almost like it came that way from the factory. Depending on what's...
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 03-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By KidMechanic
Wow! Cool look with that body lift. If you go...

Wow! Cool look with that body lift. If you go with some 35's(maybe larger) they will stick out but you would have that "Stomper" look with a more rounded sidewall and not look stuffed. But, with...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-12-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By KidMechanic
A clever service writer at the dealership should...

A clever service writer at the dealership should be able to "work" the five year issue. It would be best if you have good records of the service intervals to show maintenance. I hope it all ends well...
Forum: 6.4L (392 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By KidMechanic
It's possible what you're hearing is the fuel...

It's possible what you're hearing is the fuel injectors. I hope this helps.
Forum: Dodge Ram Wheels And Tires 03-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By KidMechanic
I'm a fan of taller tires to fill the wells....

I'm a fan of taller tires to fill the wells. However, when you go taller you get wider and there may be a fitment issue for the tire and the wheel. You might have to get wider wheels with proper...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 03-12-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By KidMechanic
You know the drill, pull the dipstick and see how...

You know the drill, pull the dipstick and see how the oil looks & smells. Also, check the filter, is it clean?, like a new one?, not like something that's been driven around(I would think yours might...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 03-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By KidMechanic
Without knowing any other vehicle history, ie;...

Without knowing any other vehicle history, ie; fuel system, it might be worth checking the crank position sensor. They can be sporadic before finally failing altogether.
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
Hey Brandon, Bud, You do have a point there...

Hey Brandon, Bud, You do have a point there somewhere. I never mentioned anything about not using proper build technique on anything, and the toothpick I was referring to was the jack handle/wrench,...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
@brandonjansen, At what time should a flat be...

@brandonjansen, At what time should a flat be driven on? Great mechanic!
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
@snrusnak, Well said. Have someone get you some...

@snrusnak, Well said. Have someone get you some 'rep' points, I don't think I'm qualified :)
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
Any reputable shop uses air guns that are...

Any reputable shop uses air guns that are adjusted to torque specifications. Yes, there are lug nut torque spec's. If someone is applying too much torque with a hand wrench, ease up on the steroids....
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-28-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By KidMechanic
Just a suggestion, how about one of those...

Just a suggestion, how about one of those harnesses that a seatbelt hooks to for dogs. Even a small dog can be a serious projectile in case of any incidents. Better to err on the safe side and keep...
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
So are you trying to say a torque wrench isn't...

So are you trying to say a torque wrench isn't necessary to put wheels on a vehicle? That's terrible advice.... Wheels always need to be torqued on properly. There are a ton of other items on a...
Forum: Addictive Desert Designs - Dodge Ram Parts! 02-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By KidMechanic
Looks great. I'm sure the guys at that shop had a...

Looks great. I'm sure the guys at that shop had a blast putting that together.
It looks like off-roading in the snow is up next, have fun!
Forum: Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LEVELING 02-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,323
Posted By KidMechanic
If you're not going to be doing alot of...

If you're not going to be doing alot of mechanical work on your truck, save your money.
The biggest problem is getting lugs off. The tire guys rarely put grease on the threads and are tough to get...
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