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Forum: Dodge Ram Detailing and General Maintenance Forum 05-14-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By vonirkinshtine
True story. Like I said, I want things I can't...

True story. Like I said, I want things I can't have. I want a showroom truck but, practically speaking, I can't have it. I have a knack for having too many projects which eats into my time to take...
Forum: Dodge Ram Detailing and General Maintenance Forum 05-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By vonirkinshtine
I guess I'm just trying to have my cake and eat...

I guess I'm just trying to have my cake and eat it too, lol. Autobell does a $4 drive through wash now. I guess as long as I leave my Softopper off I can run through there every once-in-a-while...
Forum: Dodge Ram Detailing and General Maintenance Forum 05-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Question keeping an outside truck looking fresh

So here's my dilemma...
My 2005 1500 SLT quad-cab is about 2ft too long to fit in my garage. I take great pride in keeping my toys in good condition but my truck is really testing my dedication to...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By vonirkinshtine
The rear-view mirror display is the way I'm...

The rear-view mirror display is the way I'm leaning right now.

I thought about trying to hunt down an RB1 unit...but some googling hasn't turned up any promising results on adding a video input. ...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-20-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By vonirkinshtine
I've seen guys who have done that on the 3rd...

I've seen guys who have done that on the 3rd generation Rams. It requires a little bit of dremmeling to make a double-DIN fit...but seems pretty straight forward. Converting to a double-DIN is...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Well...we already have that car, but I drive it...

Well...we already have that car, but I drive it to work during the day because of the MPGs.

Besides, I want a camera too so I can hook up to my trailer quicker.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Ya know, as I've been doing some more googling, I...

Ya know, as I've been doing some more googling, I have found that the manufacturer of that radio I posted the link to is crap and that I should avoid like the plague.

So...essentially the in-dash...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Interior Modifications - Custom Audio / Video 08-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Question aftermarket backup camera...filtering through the china junk

So...after my wife about backed THROUGH the garage in my truck (2005 1500 SLT 4x4), she agreed that a backup camera would be a wise investment. I would like the board's help in selecting the OEM-ist...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 05-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Additional photos For step 2: ...

Additional photos

For step 2:
http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/medium/draincock.JPG

For step 3:
http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/data/2/medium/IMG_1699.JPG

Step 3a:...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 04-19-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Mission accomplished!

Ok...the factory service manual was worth diddly-squat for this task. I will post the FSM steps along with what I actually had to do to complete the install.


Sure, why not.


F%&* THAT! You...
Forum: Heating & Cooling 04-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 959
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Talking 2005 Ram 1500 4.7L radiator replacement

Backstory: I'm the second owner of my truck. In 2012 I was driving up to the mountains and overheated going up the "Saluda Grade". Got to the hotel and was low on coolant. Put water in it just to...
Forum: Public Safety 01-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By vonirkinshtine
http://doctorstrangeroll.files.wordpress.com/2013/...

http://doctorstrangeroll.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/guinness-brilliant.jpeg

I will be stealing this idea!
Forum: Public Safety 01-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,876
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Is your ground junction just a piece of metal...

Is your ground junction just a piece of metal with with self-tapping screws?????
Forum: Electrical 01-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Question Integrated Power Module "spare" spots

So I have some accessories I'd like to add to my truck. Rather than making a mess of the engine bay, and adding fused links off the battery, I'd love to take over the unused spots in the IPM. I...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-19-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By vonirkinshtine
You're right. I found this picture on the...

You're right. I found this picture on the interwebs
http://media.culturemap.com/crop/fc/45/800x600/Promoted-Series-for-Ram-July-2013-stick-shift_145819.jpg
You can see the "-/+" under the "D".
...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By vonirkinshtine
In the 3rd gens are the engine and transmission...

In the 3rd gens are the engine and transmission computers separate units, or are they one PCM?
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-17-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Question 4.7L / 545RFE manual shift capable?

Firstly, I'd like to admit that I'm assuming that my 2005 SLT has the 545RFE transmission (I don't think it's a 6-speed? I know, that's terrible that I don't know that).

Doing some research, I've...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By vonirkinshtine
I'm digging through my Service Manual and I can't...

I'm digging through my Service Manual and I can't find anything that talks about removing that harness (pulling it back through the firewall). I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

Is it as simple as...
Forum: Electrical 06-08-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Main firewall bulkhead grommet replaceable?

So...long story short, is the big, main, rubber firewall grommet on the driver's side of the engine bay (see attached picture) replaceable?

(2005 Ram 1500 SLT, quad cab, 4.7L, 4WD)
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-27-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Nah, my buddy's scan tool can't go into that much...

Nah, my buddy's scan tool can't go into that much detail. It wouldn't even give me an indication of what gear, or if OD was on or off. He said that SCT software supports reading and logging of the...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-26-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Ok, a buddy of mine with a scan tool drove around...

Ok, a buddy of mine with a scan tool drove around with me today. Here's what we found:
-With my foot off the gas the TPS reading consistently returns to 11.7%.
-At W.O.T. the TPS reading...
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-12-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By vonirkinshtine
How would I go about checking the TPS?

How would I go about checking the TPS?
Forum: 4.7L PowerTech V8 Specific Topics 09-09-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Question Tow/haul mode...what does it do?

Good afternoon all.

I do quite a bit of towing with my 2005 4.7L and I'm very confused about the tow/haul mode. What exactly does it do? What changes in the engine/transmission program when it's...
Forum: Public Safety 07-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Yeah, I'm glad you're happy with the product. I...

Yeah, I'm glad you're happy with the product. I know alot of people have bad experiences with their customer service...but they do distribute some nice products. I have 3 sets of L2's on my truck...
Forum: Public Safety 06-13-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,659
Posted By vonirkinshtine
Just the pictures I was looking for! Thanks!

Just the pictures I was looking for! Thanks!
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