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Forum: Towing 10-19-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By Major Malfunction
I had a 2014 1500 with 3.92 rear and 8 spd. I...

I had a 2014 1500 with 3.92 rear and 8 spd. I got around 10 mpg on a 2000 mile round trip from NJ to FL towing a 7000lb travel trailer. The only thing I didn't like about it was that my oil...
Forum: 2015 Dodge Ram Forum 10-19-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Major Malfunction
I would think its not an issue of the length, but...

I would think its not an issue of the length, but where the mounting brackets line up. I have no doubt they are spaced different between a crew and a quad cab.

I've had a 2012 and a 2014 1500...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 09-07-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,312
Posted By Major Malfunction
Me too. Goes in Friday morning under warranty. ...

Me too. Goes in Friday morning under warranty. I read the same diagnosis and fix on the internet as you guys have.

Mine was in twice for evap leak code within the last month and got a computer...
Forum: Towing 07-12-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,191
Posted By Major Malfunction
At 65-70 mph in the summertime, I see oil temps...

At 65-70 mph in the summertime, I see oil temps of 220-240 deg at highway speed pulling about 7000 lb travel trailer. If I'm climbing a long highway grade into the mountains, I can climb into the...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 35,212
Posted By Major Malfunction
I had a 2012 with a 3.55 and upgraded to a 2014...

I had a 2012 with a 3.55 and upgraded to a 2014 with a 3.92 and 8 spd. Got about a year into it now.

The difference is immediate and the 3.92 is impressive. On the highway, it gets in the high...
Forum: Towing 06-02-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By Major Malfunction
I had a 2012 Ram 1500 but wanted a bit more power...

I had a 2012 Ram 1500 but wanted a bit more power and MPG while towing. Looked at the 2014 Ram 1500 diesel and I left scratching my head. My 2012 Hemi was a crew cab with 4wd Big Horn and towed...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 06-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,418
Posted By Major Malfunction
I believe the tongue weight limit for the 1500 is...

I believe the tongue weight limit for the 1500 is 1100 lbs. Towing with a 1300 lbs tongue weight is nuts. If it fails, ain't nothing going to stand in its way.
Forum: Towing 05-21-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,154
Posted By Major Malfunction
Trailer tires only have to be rated to 65 mph. ...

Trailer tires only have to be rated to 65 mph. That being said, they are guaranteed for that speed and certainly "could" go faster without incident, but no manufacturer will say how much faster,...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-21-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By Major Malfunction
I was towing a 6500 lb dry trailer with a 2012...

I was towing a 6500 lb dry trailer with a 2012 3.55 gears. Limit was 8400 lb, but it sucked pulling it. Acceleration was brutal and mpg was about 8 doing 60-65.

I researched exactly what you are...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Major Malfunction
Starting in 2014, Ram trucks have to meet the SAE...

Starting in 2014, Ram trucks have to meet the SAE J2807 Towing Standard. There are specific criteria that most of the truck manufacturers are now submitting to so the "best in class" towing crap can...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,098
Posted By Major Malfunction
I see 20+ on the highway depending on the speed...

I see 20+ on the highway depending on the speed limits. Some places are 55 and some are 65. Also depends if its hilly. Around town, see around 14 mpg.

Towing about 7000 lb TT, I see about 9 mph...
Forum: Towing 05-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Major Malfunction
Whats the tow capacity with your model? I have a...

Whats the tow capacity with your model? I have a 2014 with a 3.92 and 8 spd tranny and that give me like 10,200. I know its a whole lot less with a 3.55 rear. I am also using a weight distrib and...
Forum: Towing 05-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,154
Posted By Major Malfunction
I have a 6500 lb dry weight TT. I had a 2012...

I have a 6500 lb dry weight TT. I had a 2012 Ram, but it wasn't optimal pulling it. Got a 2014 Ram with a 3.92 rear and the 8 spd. Night and day difference. 10k+ towing capacity and it pulls my...
Forum: Towing 05-12-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Major Malfunction
I had a 2012 Ram 1500 and my experience towing...

I had a 2012 Ram 1500 and my experience towing with my 2014 could not be any different. The 2014 runs WAY hotter in oil temp than the 2012 did, but after reading up on it, this appears to be the new...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 04-03-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,498
Posted By Major Malfunction
My current TT is similar weight and size to...

My current TT is similar weight and size to yours. I had a 2012 1500 Ram Big Horn with 3.55, 6 spd, Hemi. I was going to "upgrade" to the 2014/2015 1500 with an 8 spd and a diesel.

And then...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By Major Malfunction
I bought a 3.92 for a reason and the window...

I bought a 3.92 for a reason and the window sticker says 22 highway. That's less than what the other lower gear vratio Rams would get, so it's adjusted. I got what the window sticker says in my 2012...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By Major Malfunction
Exactly what my other suspicion was. I noticed...

Exactly what my other suspicion was. I noticed my econobox I drive 40 miles to work each day is suddenly getting 26mph rather than the 29 I normally get.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,930
Posted By Major Malfunction
Gas mileage?

Just purchased a 2014 Bighorn 1500. 5.7 HEMI w/8spd and 3.92 rear. With under 200 miles on it, I had a 80 mile highway round trip at 65mph. I only averaged around 17mph. I got better than that in...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 12-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,502
Posted By Major Malfunction
Apparently these people have never turned off a...

Apparently these people have never turned off a radio, oven, stove, faucet, or thermostat in their lifetimes. Somehow to date, all of these previous rotary motions were arbitrary yet miraculously...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 12-10-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Major Malfunction
When I need to backup into a tight space, I take...

When I need to backup into a tight space, I take my bars off. Why? Because they are so LOUD and CREAKY. The popping and creaking are disturbing enough from previous experience, I don't use them...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 07-01-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,301
Posted By Major Malfunction
Another satisfied 1000 lift owner. After hauling...

Another satisfied 1000 lift owner. After hauling a few bed fulls of top soil, I knew that there was no way I could tow a 6500 lbs trailer without it sagging the back end way too low for comfort. ...
Forum: Dodge Ram Knowledge Base 02-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 136,451
Posted By Major Malfunction
Correct. Once you remote start it: when you...

Correct.

Once you remote start it: when you put in the key, turn it, and then hit the brake pedal; you are now running via the actual key-in-the-ignition and not the remote start circuitry.
...
Forum: Dodge Ram Knowledge Base 01-31-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 136,451
Posted By Major Malfunction
UPDATE to my last post...... I hooked up the...

UPDATE to my last post......

I hooked up the parking lights. Just as easy as the original install.

It uses a different wiring bus than the starter T wiring uses, but it comes with the DBALL2. ...
Forum: Dodge Ram Knowledge Base 01-29-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 136,451
Posted By Major Malfunction
2012 Ram 1500 here. Ordered my entire kit...

2012 Ram 1500 here. Ordered my entire kit (DBALL2, harness, and pre-programmed) from Ebay for $89 total. Used Doug43235 is who I bought from, as mentioned by other users here.

Got it today. ...
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