DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2010 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2010 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the new 2010 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 01-15-2011, 06:44 AM
cyberpine cyberpine is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Miami, FL
Age: 46
Posts: 210
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi
Color: Black
Rep Power: 0
Rep:53
cyberpine will become famous soon enough
Default

Thanks guys.

Yeah I'm big on record keeping. Just a few months ago I sold a 3 year old 2008 Jeep (with 24k miles I bought at the dealership back when they were giving them away) in a private sale for just under $1000 what I orginally paid. Having good maintenance records is like money in your pocket.

I have been calculating mpg by hand. I do have a led foot, but I think my problem is I like to drive with the windows open on the highway. For whatever reason I always do way below the norm.

Will likely do the K&N filter and consider synthetic.

So the truck will warn again at around 9k and not 6k?
__________________
http://www.cyberpine.com
2012 Red Ram 1500 Hemi Regular Cab.
** PLEASE HELP .. Can I run 18x9 -12mm offset 4.5 Backspacing with 325/60/18 on a stock (no lift no level) 2wd 4th Gen RAM w/o rubbing? PLS MSG ME!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-15-2011, 10:30 PM
vettaboy's Avatar
vettaboy vettaboy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Age: 41
Posts: 44
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 2500
Trim Level: ST
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:35
vettaboy is on a distinguished road
Default

Oil change warning is based on duty cycle, but I stick to the maintance schedule and change it ever 6K.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-16-2011, 10:09 AM
DBryant DBryant is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Tazewell, Tn.
Age: 67
Posts: 128
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT, Big Horn
Color: Crimson Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
DBryant is on a distinguished road
Default

Forget the K&N, it will not increase your milage. If it did the factory would install it to start with. You can use synthetic or conventional, it doesen't matter, and you can switch back, no harm. There are lots of trucks out there with 150,000 plus miles without using synthetic. Be advised that any mod you do can void your warranty, if the dealer wants to. Don't say, they have to prove it, they don't, you do. Can you afford to hire a lawyer while you truck is not usable. Been there, done that, not worth it.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-16-2011, 01:00 PM
westxsrt10's Avatar
westxsrt10 westxsrt10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 257
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi
Trim Level: Cool Chrome
Color: Cool Vanilla
Rep Power: 5
Rep:79
westxsrt10 will become famous soon enough
Default

[QUOTE=DBryant;413933]Forget the K&N, it will not increase your milage. If it did the factory would install it to start with. You can use synthetic or conventional, it doesen't matter, and you can switch back, no harm. There are lots of trucks out there with 150,000 plus miles without using synthetic. Be advised that any mod you do can void your warranty, if the dealer wants to. Don't say, they have to prove it, they don't, you do. Can you afford to hire a lawyer while you truck is not usable. Been there, done that, not worth it.[/QUOTE

I agree to stay away from a K&N...it will only harm your engine by letting in more dirt. (proven in research) Go with synthetic's after the first oil change.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/cms/in...d=58&Itemid=66
__________________
2010 Ram CC 1500 Hemi 4x4, 3.92 Mag-Hytec diff. cover
2008 Viper coupe, Belanger ceramic headers
2008 Ford F-250 CC,4x4,V-10

Last edited by westxsrt10; 01-16-2011 at 02:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-16-2011, 02:29 PM
Crash's Avatar
Crash Crash is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Age: 54
Posts: 1,441
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Deep water blue
Rep Power: 5
Rep:401
Crash is just really niceCrash is just really niceCrash is just really niceCrash is just really niceCrash is just really nice
Default

[QUOTE=westxsrt10;414040]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBryant View Post
Forget the K&N, it will not increase your milage. If it did the factory would install it to start with. You can use synthetic or conventional, it doesen't matter, and you can switch back, no harm. There are lots of trucks out there with 150,000 plus miles without using synthetic. Be advised that any mod you do can void your warranty, if the dealer wants to. Don't say, they have to prove it, they don't, you do. Can you afford to hire a lawyer while you truck is not usable. Been there, done that, not worth it.[/QUOTE

I agree to stay away from a K&N...it will only harm your engine by letting in more dirt. (proven in research) Go with synthetic's after the first oil change.
Can you provide a link to this research? I would be interested to read it and see who published it!
__________________
Frt 20%tint,Line-x,Bak-Flip,El T/gate Lock,Box Lights,LED T/gate Bar,Bilsteins,Timbren SES,Chrome Bug Sheild,Putco Vent Visors,Amp Powersteps,HID Lows,Fogs,Volant Cai,Engine Cover Painted&Lit,B Pillar Tape Removed,Weather Tech Mats,Mopar Mud Flaps,Shorty Antenna,SRT 22s,Diablo Trinity
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-16-2011, 06:51 PM
Ram15002ndgen's Avatar
Ram15002ndgen Ram15002ndgen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: CA
Age: 52
Posts: 479
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 97 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:55
Ram15002ndgen will become famous soon enough
Default

It's simple enough. The reason the K&N and others like this give you more power is because they have larger pores to allow more air to flow through. The way they capture contaminants is with the oiling that you have to apply repeatedly. OEM type paper filters have smaller pores therefor keeping out a larger amount of contaminants and therefor protecting your engine more. Its quite simple. The more crap gets in the combustion chamber the more harm it can do. So you tolerate a little more restriction to protect your engine is what he is saying.
__________________
www.beatcraigslist.com - for posting dangers & secrets
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-16-2011, 07:06 PM
westxsrt10's Avatar
westxsrt10 westxsrt10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 257
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 4x4 Hemi
Trim Level: Cool Chrome
Color: Cool Vanilla
Rep Power: 5
Rep:79
westxsrt10 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ram15002ndgen View Post
It's simple enough. The reason the K&N and others like this give you more power is because they have larger pores to allow more air to flow through. The way they capture contaminants is with the oiling that you have to apply repeatedly. OEM type paper filters have smaller pores therefor keeping out a larger amount of contaminants and therefor protecting your engine more. Its quite simple. The more crap gets in the combustion chamber the more harm it can do. So you tolerate a little more restriction to protect your engine is what he is saying.
Hold your KN up and compair it to a OEM....the OEM has does have smaller pores (better filtering) to capture more dirt but it also has from 50%-100% more surface area/depth to capture the dirt. The Oem filter is still oversized for the engine size. Hint: I have used the KN filters but always use a foam pre-filter.
__________________
2010 Ram CC 1500 Hemi 4x4, 3.92 Mag-Hytec diff. cover
2008 Viper coupe, Belanger ceramic headers
2008 Ford F-250 CC,4x4,V-10
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-17-2011, 11:34 AM
Mcbride's Avatar
Mcbride Mcbride is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: McBride BC Canada
Age: 48
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 ram 1500 Crewcab 4x4
Trim Level: Sport/SLT
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:13
Mcbride is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DBryant View Post
Forget the K&N, it will not increase your milage. If it did the factory would install it to start with. You can use synthetic or conventional, it doesen't matter, and you can switch back, no harm. There are lots of trucks out there with 150,000 plus miles without using synthetic. Be advised that any mod you do can void your warranty, if the dealer wants to. Don't say, they have to prove it, they don't, you do. Can you afford to hire a lawyer while you truck is not usable. Been there, done that, not worth it.
I agree with this 100%.
I had a K&N filter on my diesel truck, and was told by 3 different mechanics to remove it asap and replace with the stock filter.
They all said the k&n passes too much dirt and they see premature wear on engines with them.
They called it "dusted" as the term for engines wearing out with a k&n filter.
Then 1 guy showed me a k&n held up to a strong light, compared to the filter that came stock in my truck.
The OEM filter was new out of the box, and you could easily see why the OEM one would filter a lot better, as the K&N was far too pourous(spelling) to filter properly.
Also i never saw a mileage increase going to the k&n, or a drop in mileage when i switched back to the OEM filter. So if the k&n did help, it was very little, to the point of not being noticeable.
__________________
Its not a mistake that mans best friend cannot talk.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-17-2011, 11:42 AM
Mcbride's Avatar
Mcbride Mcbride is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: McBride BC Canada
Age: 48
Posts: 222
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 ram 1500 Crewcab 4x4
Trim Level: Sport/SLT
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:13
Mcbride is on a distinguished road
Default

[QUOTE=Crash;414146]
Quote:
Originally Posted by westxsrt10 View Post
Can you provide a link to this research? I would be interested to read it and see who published it!
Here is just 1 link.
But a google search will net you hundreds showing the problems of a k&n airfilter.

http://www.autoblog.com/2005/09/07/h...-filters-work/
__________________
Its not a mistake that mans best friend cannot talk.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:09 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum