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 > Dodge Ram General Discussion
Register Advertising Gallery FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Notices

Dodge Ram General Discussion General Chat about the Ram. Please look for other categories to post specific questions in.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-20-2012, 09:51 PM
bowguy bowguy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alberta
Age: 21
Posts: 14
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 94 honda civic
Trim Level: cx
Color: red
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
bowguy is on a distinguished road
Default disengaging auto 4x4?

hey, im looking for a newer dodge and im looking for some info about the auto 4x4. my understanding is that 4x4 will kick in when one tire spins. can yo disengage this if you wanted to spin or fishtail? i know my buddys ford cant be taken out of auto 4x4. anyone know if any of the dodges are like this? thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 PM
benefactr benefactr is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wentzville, MO
Age: 42
Posts: 166
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram Quad
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Deep Water blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:50
benefactr will become famous soon enough
Default

Are you talking about the traction control? The auto 4wd is on the selector, you can have 2wd, Auto 4wd, 4HI, 4LO. Yes you can disengage the auto 4wd by turning the selector to 2wd. Not all Rams have the auto, I think only BigHorns and above have the Auto.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-21-2012, 12:37 AM
huntergreen huntergreen is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 7,404
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 dodge sport 1500 hemi
Trim Level: sport
Color: green
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:657
huntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to beholdhuntergreen is a splendid one to behold
Default

he must be referring to the traction control.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-21-2012, 01:10 AM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 20,587
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 21
Rep:2657
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Being up where there is snow, ice, mud, etc
try to find a Ram with the Limited Slip Differential
so that you have traction at both rear wheels

Playing around with spinning & fish tailing is fun, but when your stuck or could get stuck, LSD is your best friend
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-21-2012, 01:48 PM
seanbeckaroo seanbeckaroo is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ohio
Age: 38
Posts: 256
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: SLT-Big Horn
Color: Blue, Sexy Blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:66
seanbeckaroo will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
Being up where there is snow, ice, mud, etc
try to find a Ram with the Limited Slip Differential
so that you have traction at both rear wheels

Playing around with spinning & fish tailing is fun, but when your stuck or could get stuck, LSD is your best friend

Agreed! Had to use my 4wd this morning here...I miss my locking rear end. Need to upgrade this 3.55 to locker with 4.10's.

Although I did turn off the traction control and do my first Hemi-donuts in the parking lot
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-21-2012, 02:25 PM
bowguy bowguy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alberta
Age: 21
Posts: 14
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 94 honda civic
Trim Level: cx
Color: red
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
bowguy is on a distinguished road
Default

ok thanks alot for the help guys. what trucks had the LSD? and the traction control can be turned off on all of them? im looking for an 06-08 1500 or 2500 hemi but cant decide which to go for. i like the solid front end and the heavy duty suspension and frame on the 2500 for mudding but i never tow. any comments?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-21-2012, 09:01 PM
benefactr benefactr is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wentzville, MO
Age: 42
Posts: 166
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram Quad
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Deep Water blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:50
benefactr will become famous soon enough
Default

Look for a TRX Offroad package in those years on the 1500 model, it will have LSD I believe.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2012, 03:36 PM
ArmyofOne's Avatar
ArmyofOne ArmyofOne is offline
US Army Retired


 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Van Alstyne, TX
Age: 30
Posts: 6,134
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 15 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Blue Streak Metallic
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 10
Rep:1195
ArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud ofArmyofOne has much to be proud of
Default

The only way to tell is to buy Brand new, or get a build sheet by emailing chrysler with the VIN #, or crawling under the truck and looking at the rear axle. There should be a label on it with a Number. The last 3 digits of that number will correspond to the axle ratio's-"XXXXXX355" or if they have Anti-Spin (Limited Slip)-- "XXXXXX392AS"

4th Gen 1500's have the following ratio's available:

3:21 (never seen it, but 916Timmy on here has it)
3:55 Open
3:55 Anti-Spin
3:92 Anti-Spin
4:10 Anti-Spin (R/T only)
__________________
US ARMY-RETIRED
Cummins, PACCAR, CAT, International, Detroit, ASE Certified.

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew in Blue Streak Metallic Pearlcoat-Mopar spray-in Liner, Mopar Mud Flaps, 20% tint, Mopar Side Steps, Best-Top Tri-Fold Bed Cover, DZ Tailgate assist.
2002 Ford Focus ZTW Wagon-loaded, tinted and tunes. 183k miles and counting...

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 04:11 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors