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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM
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CJGERSON, respectfully, you are incorrect. Ram does not permit 'early' ordering until they are dam good and ready to accept them. Orders are accepted before production begins so that they have trucks to build when production actually initiates. 'Sold' units receive priority and are scheduled for assembly first.

That 'order gate opening' occurred around the third week of June as I recall. I remember my dealer attempting to submit my order the second week of June and the Ram computer order site would not permit the order to be submitted. The dealer computer rejected any earlier orders until Ram opened the order gate which allows the order to be sent by dealer, received by Ram, confirmation given, VON designation provided. It then goes into the production schedule waiting for its build date to occur.

The actual build process took only 4 days for my truck. The wait time before production occurred, after the build occurred and the transportation are what causes the frustrating delays and waiting time.

I can only speak for my own experience in ordering and it is taking 9 weeks from acceptance of order to get my heap.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:27 AM
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CJGERSON, respectfully, you are incorrect. Ram does not permit 'early' ordering until they are dam good and ready to accept them. That 'gate opening' occurred around the third week of June as I recall. The dealer computer rejected any orders until Ram opened the order gate which allows the order to be received, certified and accepted. It then goes into the assembly que waiting for production.
I can only speak for my own experience in ordering and it is taking 9 weeks from acceptance of order to get my heap.
I suspect that, completely by accident, I hit that gate opening square...I ordered it 6/28, and the sales mgr indicated they already "accepted" the order before i left the dealership...having said that, I realize there are several early steps that insure the order is correct and buildable, that most of us are unaware of and probably dont understand...

Based on info from yesterday and this AM, if it arrives today...even allowing for shipping time, it took 54 days...6/28 to today....which i think is astounding...if i didnt have all those s/a issues with CS, I dont think I wouldve cared...but who knew??? thanks again to the kind souls who helped out with additional info in here....Ill let you know later what happens...and mebbe i can snap some pics even at the dealership....
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Yank: Our orders were accepted within days of each other. You are apparently getting slightly earlier delivery time than I am. Maybe because the muffler bearings in my truck were installed with wrong part number. The truck had to be corrected by an A class mechanic brought in from the Ford plant across town. Time was lost. My vehicle is still somewhere on the RR tracks of America quietly sleeping.
Let us know how delivery goes for you and please provide a photo if possible. BOL


Correct Hemi muffler bearings installed as per Ram assembly manager:


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Yank: Our orders were accepted within days of each other. You are apparently getting slightly earlier delivery time than I am. Maybe because the muffler bearings in my truck were installed incorrectly and the truck had to be corrected by an A class mechanic brought in from the Ford plant across town. Time was lost. My vehicle is still somewhere on the RR tracks of America quietly sleeping.
Let us know how delivery goes for you and please provide a photo if possible. BOL
Being superstitious, i probably shouldnt have started my chikin counting prior to hatchin time....and besides, it wasnt muffler bearings at all..I have it on good authority they had to adjust the frame with the door wideners....gl2u
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Im four weeks in today on my 14 sport order and its still in D1 status or ready for scheduling. Id say 8-10 weeks at least.
Have you contacted your dealer to see if it missed the estimated Frame date or if that date is further out?
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:07 AM
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Maybe your truck missed the frame line union and was built without it! You'll know if the doors rub when opened or closed.

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Maybe your truck missed the frame line union and was built without it! You'll know if the door rub when opened or closed.
well I tried to get a pic of the door widener, but the CIA has clamped down on it...something to do with a shortage of them...they all went to Afghanistan or some dayumm place....
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Well this explains alot. They took my muffler bearings and door wideners and put them in your truck. That is why mine is not here. I got it now
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Well the good news is my truck is at the dealer, the bad news is the axle ratio is a 3.21 when I ordered a 3.55. They can't change the axle out due to warranty issues. They're telling me there are no 3.55 Limited 2014s. Does anyone here have a 2014 that has a 3.55 axle? And if so, what trim level is it and is it 4x2/4x4, standard cab, ramboxes... thanks I'm just tryin to pull some facts together.
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Well the good news is my truck is at the dealer, the bad news is the axle ratio is a 3.21 when I ordered a 3.55. They can't change the axle out due to warranty issues. They're telling me there are no 3.55 Limited 2014s. Does anyone here have a 2014 that has a 3.55 axle? And if so, what trim level is it and is it 4x2/4x4, standard cab, ramboxes... thanks I'm just tryin to pull some facts together.
I wanted the 3.55s... when I went to order the dealer told me they were not available in 2014 (Laramie Crew 4x4). Standard is 3.21s. Only other option is 3.92s.

Only way I'd take a truck home with 3.21s is if I never pulled anything. The tow rating is ridiculously low on the 3.21s... something like 6700 lbs. The 3.92s take (me) to 10,100 lbs. Really stupid that they don't have something in between. Sometimes it makes you wonder.
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