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 - News Desk > Newbie Checkin!


Notices

Newbie Checkin! New to the forums? Introduce yourself here!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-09-2013, 12:06 PM
jimh's Avatar
jimh jimh is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 30
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 RAM
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Max Steel
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
jimh is on a distinguished road
Default GM Guy tries a Dodge..

Well after years of GM trucks I bit the bullet and ordered a 2014 Laramie... Hoping to have as good a luck as I have with my GM stuff.. Reading some stuff in this forum I am a little concerned..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-09-2013, 12:14 PM
Arth's Avatar
Arth Arth is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member


 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,132
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2008
Arth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Welcome to the RamforumZ! Glad to have another member with us.

Something to understand and this has been proven MANY times is that people with complaints will not hesitate to post about it on these forums. People without issues will not post about it unless they are asked...usually.

So when you read and wander the forum you will find some negative posts but compared to the 300k or so trucks manufactured and the five or six people complaining about the same thing you have to realize that their issues might just be isolated.

My personal opinion is just go into any new thing with an open mind and take things as they pop up. Nothing is perfect.
__________________

Chrome... in moderation.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM
jsettle's Avatar
jsettle jsettle is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 305
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport 4x4
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:212
jsettle has a spectacular aura aboutjsettle has a spectacular aura aboutjsettle has a spectacular aura about
Default

Welcome to the ForumZ!
We're all glad to have you on the boards!

Now post some pics!
__________________
6" ProComp lift with ProRunner shocks, limo tint, 35x12.5x20 Hankook DynaPro M/T, 20x10 Fuel Hostage wheels with -24mm offest, 50" LED light bar with roof mount.

Build Thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=160442
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-09-2013, 01:08 PM
BlueJet BlueJet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 56,694
Gender: Female
Vehicle: Blue
Rep Power: 42
Rep:3944
BlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond reputeBlueJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hello and welcome!

Good to have you with us, I hope you enjoy the board!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-09-2013, 01:39 PM
RaymondT RaymondT is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Kamloops, B.C. Canada
Posts: 136
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Fire Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
RaymondT is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimh View Post
Well after years of GM trucks I bit the bullet and ordered a 2014 Laramie... Hoping to have as good a luck as I have with my GM stuff.. Reading some stuff in this forum I am a little concerned..
I wouldn't be. I just bought a 2014 Ram Sport after years of GM and I find a lot of good things about the Ram. I took two 2014 GM 4X4's out for a test drive, one with Z71 - one without. Both suspensions were nervous and jittery. They seemed very sluggish needing a lot of throttle and time to respond. The Ram needs very little throttle to take off with gusto. Way more fun to drive!

Consumer Reports reliability index has the newer Dodge Rams right up there. And GM's new 2014 direct-injected 5.3 only gets 1 mpg combined better mileage that the RAM's much more powerful 5.7. That's real world testing;

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2...cars/index.htm

So maybe $200 annually difference in fuel. I saved an easy 12K over the GM with the huge incentives Dodge offers on similar equipped trucks. Dodge offers way more flexibility in cab/box configurations and trim levels. Upgrades on the Dodge - way easier! I've been spending the last few days putting in the Ram Pendaliner, Bakflip F1, Weathertech mats, Mopar bug defl, side visors, integrated trailer controller - all fit better and went in easier than my GM stuff. Mopar accessories are half the price!

I don't regret a thing making the jump. ...esp after the 6K camshaft repair on my GM 6.2 six months off warranty.
__________________
2014 Ram Sport Fire Red 5.7/8-sp w/3.92
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-09-2013, 07:07 PM
TechNick's Avatar
TechNick TechNick is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Columbia, SC
Age: 67
Posts: 5,027
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:373
TechNick is just really niceTechNick is just really niceTechNick is just really niceTechNick is just really nice
Default

Welcome to The Ram ForumZ!! Thank you for joining us!

Arth said it about as good as anyone could explain it. The best to you.
__________________
Ron
Matthew 26:8.... He is Risen




K&N CAI / Flowmaster / Tonneau / Iridium Plugs / Catch Can / SC 3840 / Y - Pipe
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Warlock III Warlock III is offline
Former Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Earth...DUH!
Posts: 7,867
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 95
Trim Level: Cloaking
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 11
Rep:1776
Warlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Warlock III Send a message via Yahoo to Warlock III
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TechNick View Post
Welcome to The Ram ForumZ!! Thank you for joining us!

Arth said it about as good as anyone could explain it. The best to you.
Yeah, I had to give Arth some . That whole reply should be a sticky.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-09-2013, 08:33 PM
yamifz1's Avatar
yamifz1 yamifz1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Trenton Ontario,Canada
Age: 50
Posts: 4,699
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 4x4 Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Deep Water Blue
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:584
yamifz1 is a name known to allyamifz1 is a name known to allyamifz1 is a name known to allyamifz1 is a name known to allyamifz1 is a name known to allyamifz1 is a name known to all
Default

Congrats on the new ride and Welcome to the forumZ, glad to have you aboard. You will find lots of knowledgeable people here to help with problems and to spend your money on mods!!
We really like our pictures here ... so post one when you get a chance.
__________________
RICHARD

Kick the tires and light the fires!!!
14" Magnaflow, Extang Tonneau cover, Vararam CAI, Line X bed liner,Vent visors, Shorty antenna,fuel door cover, Tinted tail and 3rd brake light, rally stripes, LEDs inside and out.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-09-2013, 08:37 PM
hydrex's Avatar
hydrex hydrex is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Penobscot, Maine
Age: 63
Posts: 2,176
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 QC 4X4 HEMI RAM
Trim Level: Thunder Road
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 7
Rep:418
hydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nicehydrex is just really nice
Default

Congrats and welcome! My Ram has been bullet proof for almost 200,000 miles. Used to drive Toyotas. Can't talk my dad into trying a Ram, though his GMC is falling apart.
__________________
Inertia Spartan Plus cam, Circle D 3,000 rpm stall converter,Sonnax line pressure booster, Vararam, JBA's with cut outs, Rancho 9000's,3:92's, extra rear leaf.Line-X Bedliner, 210,000 miles To Hell and back. 14.2/96 mph NEDW
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-09-2013, 08:37 PM
Chunkem's Avatar
Chunkem Chunkem is offline
"Just living the dream"




 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 26,380
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Dodge Ram Longhorn
Trim Level: Longhorn Rambox
Color: Prairie Pearl / White Gold Trim
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 20
Rep:1634
Chunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant futureChunkem has a brilliant future
Default

Hello and welcome to the forum.... We are glad to have you here........If there is anything that we can do to assist you please ask......

Enjoy the site....

Ed
__________________

Enjoy RamForumZ? Support your forum and become a SITE SUPPORTER today!

Please be sure you understand the Ram ForumZ RULES

"MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE SITE"
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 06:20 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum