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Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 05-30-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,869
Posted By PaulBx
Agree. Which makes me think the improvement may...

Agree. Which makes me think the improvement may be from something else. It is damnably difficult to verify these small improvements.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-30-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 25,210
Posted By PaulBx
Mine had this problem. At 700+ miles it is going...

Mine had this problem. At 700+ miles it is going away pretty much...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 05-29-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,161
Posted By PaulBx
Just towed a 4000 lb trailer for a while with my...

Just towed a 4000 lb trailer for a while with my 8-speed sitting at 5th gear in tow/haul mode on level ground, going between 50 and 60mph (I have the 3.21 axle). I didn't quite get 12mpg, according...
Forum: Dodge Ram MPG Zone 05-27-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,869
Posted By PaulBx
.7mpg in a truck averaging around 20mpg is a 3.5%...

.7mpg in a truck averaging around 20mpg is a 3.5% improvement. I don't call that negligible. It will save you around $700 in fuel cost if you go 100k miles.

I very much doubt Dodge is using small...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 05-27-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,127
Posted By PaulBx
Why are we talking about Hemis? It's not enough...

Why are we talking about Hemis? It's not enough that 80% of the forum is Hemis, you guys have to post over here too?
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By PaulBx
Mine is the same. I do wait after starting; it's...

Mine is the same. I do wait after starting; it's not long. And going down the hill I ride my brakes lightly so the rpms on a cold engine are not too high. Not much else can be done about it that I'm...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,814
Posted By PaulBx
I had my 8-speed replaced too, at 100 miles. Just...

I had my 8-speed replaced too, at 100 miles. Just a bad casting, with a transmission fluid leak through the side.

I don't think it is anything to worry about. Even the best manufacturers put out...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By PaulBx
Pretty darn good for that engine. I do the same,...

Pretty darn good for that engine. I do the same, just slow it down, but have a hard time keeping it below 60. At dusk I might go 55 just to give me a chance if a deer crosses in front of me.

Is...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By PaulBx
Ouch! :158: Looks like the answer is to not...

Ouch! :158:

Looks like the answer is to not have a nice vehicle. I wonder if insurance covers that sort of thing?
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 05-27-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,531
Posted By PaulBx
I like the shifter. What I'm having trouble with...

I like the shifter. What I'm having trouble with is the windshield washer/wiper control, which on every other car is on the right side of the steering column.
Forum: Towing 05-20-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By PaulBx
I've got a Tekonsha wireless controller. It is...

I've got a Tekonsha wireless controller. It is very nice. Just plug it into the 12v power and go. Of course it must be paired with the unit on the trailer first.
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 219,255
Posted By PaulBx
OK, I will let you see my artwork. :shy: ...

OK, I will let you see my artwork. :shy:

http://ramforumz.com/album.php?albumid=3581&pictureid=11093Uh, I guess not. I have uploaded the images to an album but when I try to use the "img" tag...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-19-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By PaulBx
That may well be true. But that's not the same...

That may well be true. But that's not the same thing as saying the ratio has no effect. Anyway we are talking about rear end ratio, and assuming the same driver with the same truck driving the same...
Forum: Suspension 05-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By PaulBx
Um, I don't think so. The point of a wd hitch is...

Um, I don't think so. The point of a wd hitch is to stop the front end lifting, by sending some weight to the front.

I notice an unloaded truck has higher wheel wells (and presumably frame too) at...
Forum: Towing 05-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By PaulBx
Yes, I noticed that you gain a lot more tow...

Yes, I noticed that you gain a lot more tow capacity going from 3.21 to 3.55, than you get going from 3.55 to 3.92. Check out the charts. I'm not sure why since the 8 speed compensates, keeping you...
Forum: Towing 05-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By PaulBx
Once you get that piece mounted you need to get a...

Once you get that piece mounted you need to get a "stinger" that goes into it. These come in different heights, see etrailer.com for example. Then the ball goes on the stinger. People try to select a...
Forum: Towing 05-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By PaulBx
To get 380 ft-lb you need a cheater bar, just a...

To get 380 ft-lb you need a cheater bar, just a pipe that you slip over your socket wrench.

I had to apply 250 ft-lb on the ball nut of my hitch. My torque wrench went up only to 150 so I set that...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 05-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,127
Posted By PaulBx
A matter of opinion. I was very pleased with the...

A matter of opinion. I was very pleased with the sound my V6 makes, with the stock exhaust. I couldn't be happier with that.
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 05-17-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By PaulBx
Years back I'd often buy taller tires for my...

Years back I'd often buy taller tires for my vehicles because they were geared more for acceleration than for economy and for quiet on the highway. Nowadays manufacturers are going in the other...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-17-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 219,255
Posted By PaulBx
Finished the install of my rear view cam (cam on...

Finished the install of my rear view cam (cam on the travel trailer) by mounting the monitor on a small aluminum plate sitting where the shallow dish on the dash top is. Worked out pretty well,...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By PaulBx
Sounds like a great idea if you have money to...

Sounds like a great idea if you have money to burn for the swap, don't care how much fuel you use, like the sound of a busy engine on the highway, and don't mind your engine wearing out faster.
...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 05-17-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By PaulBx
Rambox. :LOL:

Rambox. :LOL:
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-28-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By PaulBx
Thanks guys for the ideas. I notice there is...

Thanks guys for the ideas.

I notice there is a pronounced curve in the rails. That's a little strange, as if there is some side pressure.

I also noticed the ram boxes are not symmetrical. The...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 04-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,057
Posted By PaulBx
I think my base Tradesman is too fancy. But then,...

I think my base Tradesman is too fancy. But then, I like my trucks basic. And cheap. :gy:
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 04-24-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,109
Posted By PaulBx
That's why I'm thinking about those half...

That's why I'm thinking about those half tonneaus. You could make one cheap with 3 pieces of 2x12 (at least, if you have a Rambox). Then when you need the bed take them off and stick them on the side...
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