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Old 09-19-2012, 12:20 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us and congrats on a very nice truck! Any pics you can share? We'd love to see your new ride! What kind of mods do you have in mind for it? Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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Thanks for the welcomes everyone.
The trucks back at the dealership to have some paintwork I didn't like fixed but I will try to get pictures up sometime.
As far as mods I would love to supercharge it like the truck I traded in for it, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen.
So I guess I'm gonna start with debadgeing, tint, smoke the taillights, new headlights with hid's, upgrade stereo, and maybe lift, gears, rims & tires if the wife will let me.
Also, have a tonneau cover on order for it and an appointment at the exhaust shop in a couple of weeks. Need to decide what type of toolbox to put under the tonneau and what intake I want.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:55 PM
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Welcome! Enjoy the new Ram!

There are a ton of brilliant people and technicians here (myself included, technician anyway) and we will help in any way we can. I am a soldier and mechanic and a few other members are mechanics by trade. Everyone has something to offer at the Z. Feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have. Any info you need, if we don’t know it, someone can find it for you.

Since you drive a 2009+(4th gen) RAM, be sure to take a look at Total Load Control™ Air Suspensions - especially if you haul/tow alot of gear or toys.

I hope you don't mind if I tell you how I learned about TLC and why I'm their Z rep.

For the past 8 years, I have been stationed in every environment imaginable, from the snow and colds of Northern NY, to the constant drizzle of rain in Seattle, to the front lines of the wars in Iraq (twice) and Afghanistan (once), all as a Heavy Equipment/Route Clearance Mechanic. Currently I'm stationed at Ft. Lewis near Seattle and still turning wrenches for Uncle Sam.

I first read about TLC™ soon after they became a sponsor on the Z. When I saw the design with 9" air springs, I knew the system was more powerful than any on the market. I recognized the patented design was the best solution for hauling or towing heavy loads with the RAM coil springs (we use air bags similar to TLC's on large rigs in the Army).

Anyway, I got back a couple months ago and was even more impressed when I finally got to drive my 09 with TLC. Not only did it level my truck with heavy loads (and only 20-30 psi), but TLC made my truck handle more like a sports car and accelerate with ease. I couldn't believe that TLC by itself lowered my unladen 0-60 time by 1 second (because it shifts the weight forward so there's no hesitation).

The steering and handling is tighter and my mileage MPG increased a bit (again because easier off the line; about 1 MPG better).

In the meantime, I sold the '09 and got a like-new 2011 and easily removed and reinstalled TLC. I just got back from a month-long cross-country trip, towing 7,000lbs of boat for much of it, with a smile on my face.

I have TLC's air kit with a Viair compressor and its easy to air up the bags in a few seconds when I want to. You can also use wireless or manual air.

If you’re wondering, TLC doesn’t interfere with the RAM smooth factory ride. Coils are great for ride but not heavy loads. TLC is the suspension upgrade that adds the strength to keep the truck level with every load and improves the truck’s steering, handling, braking, ride, acceleration & mpg!

I wouldn't drive my truck without TLC. Its really the suspension that should come from RAM.

That's why I'm proud to be TLC's rep.

TLC is affordably priced and shipping is FREE for RAM 1500 in the USA and only $50 to Canada!

Feel free to send me an email at ArmyofOne2006@remove_this_part.gmail.com so we can discuss things further.

Looking forward to pics of your rig and seeing you active in the community.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:58 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum..... We are glad to have you here.......Do you have any pics of your truck.......If there is anything that we can do to assist you please ask...

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:33 AM
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Thanks to everyone
I've been busy reading and posting and so far have gotten nothing but positive and informative feedback.
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