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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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Ok I planned to post up some pics when writing this but photobucket must be on overload tonight. Anyway, I was plowing 14" of snow today with my 2010 2500 and got it stuck. I spun the wheels in reverse in an attempt to rock it back and forth to get unstuck. The truck would just shut off on me. I didn't want to pull out the winch, only thing to hook it to was a power pole to the house (uh, no). I got out my 1990 F150 and had to get my wife in the Dodge to help out. It shut off on her several more times while spinning the tires in reverse. We mangaged to pull it out with the old Ford (uphill on ice mind you). Is this some sort of frickin' NANNY I don't know about? Oooooh, U might hurt me so I'll have to shut my engine down to prevent wearing out the tranny...(that was the truck talking BTW). I for one am tired of today's vehicles strapped with these damn NANNIES! If it ain't traction control, open diffs., or torque management or ABS it's whatever. I'm sick of it all! I've decided to buy an old HD truck and have it built from the frame on up and have a REAL truck for once (the F150 has a twisted/bent frame). Oh, and another thing...I installed limited slip lockers in this truck (front & rear) and they really are a waste of money IMO. Hard to get all 4 tires spinning at the same time to help with the extraction. Tried pushing on the brake to engage the locker..didn't work much. I'll get ARB lockers next time, REAL LOCKERS well worth the money when U are really stuck.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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Ok I planned to post up some pics when writing this but photobucket must be on overload tonight. Anyway, I was plowing 14" of snow today with my 2010 2500 and got it stuck. I spun the wheels in reverse in an attempt to rock it back and forth to get unstuck. The truck would just shut off on me. I didn't want to pull out the winch, only thing to hook it to was a power pole to the house (uh, no). I got out my 1990 F150 and had to get my wife in the Dodge to help out. It shut off on her several more times while spinning the tires in reverse. We mangaged to pull it out with the old Ford (uphill on ice mind you). Is this some sort of frickin' NANNY I don't know about? Oooooh, U might hurt me so I'll have to shut my engine down to prevent wearing out the tranny...(that was the truck talking BTW). I for one am tired of today's vehicles strapped with these damn NANNIES! If it ain't traction control, open diffs., or torque management or ABS it's whatever. I'm sick of it all! I've decided to buy an old HD truck and have it built from the frame on up and have a REAL truck for once (the F150 has a twisted/bent frame). Oh, and another thing...I installed limited slip lockers in this truck (front & rear) and they really are a waste of money IMO. Hard to get all 4 tires spinning at the same time to help with the extraction. Tried pushing on the brake to engage the locker..didn't work much. I'll get ARB lockers next time, REAL LOCKERS well worth the money when U are really stuck.
I totally agree with the nanny devices but you forgot one: Those STUPID TIRE MONITOR TIRE VALVES.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:12 PM
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Here's a pic of the truck before I started plowing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:36 PM
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Sorry for the rant earler but just had to share my frustration. Gonna keep the Dodge but will have a truck built w/in a yr or so to my satisfaction one way or the other. Does anyone have any opinions on what I may buy to start the old HD build??? Don't care what brand truck. Give me some ideas. Basically looking for a durable rock crawler rig that can work hauling and plowing. I know, tall order.
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Well, thats the whole reason I am sticking with my 2nd gen Ram streak. I work at a dealership and have to deal with this "nanny device" stuff everyday. As much as I love the new 4th gens and the face lift 3rd gens, the 1st and 2nd gen Rams are tanks. If something breaks you can either by-pass it or its an easy fix for someone with some mechanical knowledge. Yea they got their problems as well but do some mix and matching and you can have one heck of a reliable truck.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:22 PM
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if you had lockers instead of lsd, you would have been able to get yourself out.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:36 AM
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if you had lockers instead of lsd, you would have been able to get yourself out.
Not really. I was stuck on ice that was under the snow. The plow was hung up a little to. What I really needed was chains. When I decided to get lockers I wanted ARB air lockers but they don't make them for the AAM 10 1/2" rear axles on the 2500. They do make one for the front but I opted for the Detroit True Trac. I WILL get full lockers next time for sure! Does the LSD's help? Yeah but if U are on the fence about what lockers to get, go FULL LOCK and don't look back!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:44 AM
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Well, thats the whole reason I am sticking with my 2nd gen Ram streak. I work at a dealership and have to deal with this "nanny device" stuff everyday. As much as I love the new 4th gens and the face lift 3rd gens, the 1st and 2nd gen Rams are tanks. If something breaks you can either by-pass it or its an easy fix for someone with some mechanical knowledge. Yea they got their problems as well but do some mix and matching and you can have one heck of a reliable truck.
Ideally, I would like to get a pre 1975 truck and build it up from the frame w/ all new parts...I can dream. I'll never find one here in the North East that isn't a pile of rust.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:27 PM
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Ideally, I would like to get a pre 1975 truck and build it up from the frame w/ all new parts...I can dream. I'll never find one here in the North East that isn't a pile of rust.
you can most likely find one down south, out of the snow belt, that is in pretty good shape, still being driven.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:41 AM
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Pathetic!!! Stuck again today in my own driveway no less. Ice under the snow. Had to use the old F150 again to pull it out! Getting tire chains. got on to www.clothiertraction.com and getting some REAL chains. Check this site out, the guy makes great tire chains and has a awesome 1966 IH truck that is just...well just take a look!
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