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Old 12-10-2012, 09:05 AM
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I'm not sure what brands you guys are running to get 16 spark plugs for $40 at autozone, but I went to advanced auto and asked for some plugs for the RAM yesterday...$8.99 "a piece" for iridiums, which the guy told me was OEM, and I was like, no, NGK is. He then said, "nobody uses NGK factory", so I said thank you and left the store. Ended up buying the NGK's 92174 Copper on Rock Auto for $3.42...I guess those are the ones to get. There is so much debate on plugs I just got the factory OEM plugs, and not from the dealership either...those crooks get enough money for nothing I will be changing them for the first time next weekend I hope, I have my extensions, knuckles, and a few beers
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:09 AM
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Yeah. It's not like people at dealerships work for their money, right?
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I got a good buy at my dealer on the factory plugs. I checked every parts house in town and no one had the copper plugs that were specified for the hemi. They all wanted to sell me the new 'better plugs' and I knew better than to try them. Just a note- everybody has a different idea on plug replacement on our hemi's.Even though my owners manual says replace every 30000 miles I went ahead and replaced mine at 35000 and what a disappointment! I pulled them and there was no wear or corrosion on any of them. That is after towing at max capacity for 25000 of the 35000 miles. I went ahead and replaced all 16 and there was no difference in power or fuel mileage. I decided I would wait until I put 60000 on the new plugs before I even look at them again.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:25 AM
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Yeah. It's not like people at dealerships work for their money, right?

Maybe they should charge competitive prices with the other stores that work for their money as well. Maybe if everytime I didn't have to be on the defense and try to plead a case that is already written in black and white, I would feel differently. Don't take it personal, it's just business
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:30 AM
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I got a good buy at my dealer on the factory plugs. I checked every parts house in town and no one had the copper plugs that were specified for the hemi. They all wanted to sell me the new 'better plugs' and I knew better than to try them. Just a note- everybody has a different idea on plug replacement on our hemi's.Even though my owners manual says replace every 30000 miles I went ahead and replaced mine at 35000 and what a disappointment! I pulled them and there was no wear or corrosion on any of them. That is after towing at max capacity for 25000 of the 35000 miles. I went ahead and replaced all 16 and there was no difference in power or fuel mileage. I decided I would wait until I put 60000 on the new plugs before I even look at them again.
Yep, the parts store tried selling me "their" favorite; hard to find a copper plug anymore I guess. I wouldn't give my dealership 2 red pennies after the garbage I've been through in 1.5 months of buying this truck. So anyone who wants to dog me for "not supporting the dealer" can KMA. I've had to deal with their stupidity, I don't have to support them. I have over 60k now, I'm betting the plugs have never been changed, I figured it's a good time. Differentials, transmission, and plugs...the big 3
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Don't lump all dealerships together and I promise I won't take it personally.
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I got a good buy at my dealer on the factory plugs. I checked every parts house in town and no one had the copper plugs that were specified for the hemi. They all wanted to sell me the new 'better plugs' and I knew better than to try them. Just a note- everybody has a different idea on plug replacement on our hemi's.Even though my owners manual says replace every 30000 miles I went ahead and replaced mine at 35000 and what a disappointment! I pulled them and there was no wear or corrosion on any of them. That is after towing at max capacity for 25000 of the 35000 miles. I went ahead and replaced all 16 and there was no difference in power or fuel mileage. I decided I would wait until I put 60000 on the new plugs before I even look at them again.
I wouldn't wait quite that long. The point is to change them before fuel economy and performance is effected. Based on what I've seen after changing literally hundreds of them, I would recommend replacement around 40-45k.
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Don't lump all dealerships together and I promise I won't take it personally.
Duly noted sir; I usually support the best price and service, so far, my service experience is highly unstrustworthy at MY particular dealer. My warranty with suspect dealer runs out soon, and I will try another dealer, much closer and with better reviews.
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Don't lump all dealerships together and I promise I won't take it personally.
That is so true. I must admit I don't like my dealer at all but when I've been on the road I've had some stellar service from other dealers. People who actually seemed to care and who were looking to get me back on the road as quickly as possible.

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Well said Randy....

We have two local Dodge/ Ram dealers here in our area. One I could never purchase a vehicle from, and if I was told that I won a vehicle that this particular dealership was giving away, I'd hire a lawyer to handle the transaction for me... they sales staff is just THAT bad. (i.e. I was picking up my FIL who was having his Durango serviced and I was accosted by a salesman when I drove up... I told him the only truck I was consider purchasing from him was a '12 or '13 CC RT with nav and a sunroof... He says, "OK I'll see what we have", obviously not having much knowledge of the product he's selling).

This particular dealership has a top notch service department, and an even better body shop. This is typically where I'll go for factory servicing.

The other dealership has an excellent sales staff, they'll find you what you want, not pressure you into buying something that you don't want, and although there are a few salesman that give me the creeps it's over all a decent place to purchase a new ride.

Their service department on the other hand isn't all that great. They've told my wife that she needed new brakes on her Chally at 21K miles (this is the car that she drives as though she's driving Miss Daisy and gets ~18mpg around town in). They tried not to honor my warranty on my truck when my FOB stopped working and battery replacement did nothing, and the list goes on and on.

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