Well, it only took 8 weeks, but the wait was worth it. What a sweet ride.
Firstly, thank you to all of you ! - the first 8 weeks of of being a part of of the RamForumz has been of great value. What a learning experience. From the Uconnect issues, the 3.21 vs 3.55 - just being able to ask the questions and getting great feedback. Learned a great deal. TY to all
OK - Dealership had it all ready to go, did my inspection, and off I went.
Ordered the V6 and 8spd .. need the fuel economy .. as I put on between 200km to 500km per day !!! - yes, that is a lot of driving ...
Paint looked great, and felt good .. no dings dents .. so far so good.
Crawled under .. yup .. got the 3.55 as ordered - this made me feel better ..
checked to see if what I ordered was on/in the truck - check !
Loved the look and feel of the Katzkin Leather .. they did an awesome job !
and the shoulder profile on the buckets really enhanced the look.
The UnderCover Flex cover - fit great .. easy to operate.
The Line-X - looked good, no thin or missing spots .. felt great to the touch.
Loved the way the 20's looked on the truck.
Front of the truck looks great !
Tint - yup .. nice touch.
W2W's - really made it easy to step up and get in ! - and it made the side of the truck look great.
Rear seats, leg room ... just enough space.
Like the storage under the seats .. the subwoofer takes up 1/2 the space, but never the less .. still got some space. The fold flats will come in handy.
Liked the way the chrome on the nose and bumpers looked, a good fit with the Gray .. and complementary IMO.
The inside, WOW ! for a truck ! - great looking ..
Lots of room in the front, and great room in the back (mind you, it is a QC).
Uconnect - Firmware was current - that was one less thing I had to worry about. Nice interface.
GPS - programmed home, and it worked excellent - more testing to be done as time progresses.
The Alpine system - just friggen great .. had to tone down the SUB .. but the sound is fantastic.
FM sounds just great.
XM - very very nice - first time using it.
Used a USB memory stick - loaded with my tunes .. sounded just great ..
So far, UConnect has not disappointed ..
Paired my BlackBerry - no issues, loaded my contacts .. it found my txt messages .. could send the precanned txt messages .. now looking at how to send txt via voice .. need to play a bit.
The EVIC system .. really nice .. the 7" makes it very easy to see. Programmed all aspects .. shows what I want see just fine.
Ordered from the parts department, Mopar Fender Flares, they look good, need to hit them with some paint, and on they go !
Also picked up the plastic door cap for the Cabin Air Filter mod, will do that this weekend.
Now the ride .. WOW - I don't have the Air Suspension .. but the ride is just great.
When on the highway .. used the cruise .. and set it at 100km .. when the road was level .. the truck was only sucking between 4l to 8l per 100km !!!
on a bit of an incline, I could feel the 8sp shift .. usage went up to about 12-14l per 100 km ... then settled right down ..
The V6 sounds great, the 8spd .. really smooth, the suspension .. great ..
I see no issues with long long long rides.
Again, a very very positive first experience.
My arms are not long enough to perform a compete hood wash ! - dang - this truck is tall and wide !
Need to get a step ladder to wash the top of the truck ! Really .. this is a FULL Size truck -
Here are a few shots .. the day was a bit overcast .. Thanks again to all of you for posting your experiences and knowledge.