Originally Posted by sowardcustoms
Houston I have the same truck you do with the same options that has to be the issue there's got to be more people out there with the same problem we have I'm going to drive a new truck tonight with the same options and see if its there....
It's tough to describe noises over the net,,, Some of the other 'afflictions' that people describe may be something completely different than what they think,,,
My truck had 230 miles on it when I first test drove it. The rattle was there at that point. I don't know if a 'brand new' truck would make the noise, but who's to say,,,
I haven't had the time to take it back to the dealer yet,,, Curious thing is, I'm not sure what they could do to 'fix' it if the noise is actually the resonance of the frame caused by the exhaust 'shaking' back and forth.
I don't believe 'optional' OEM rubber bushings are available,,,
You can also either deaden the frame resonance, or hang the exhaust from another point,,, Neither one is probably "MOPAR" approved at this point.
Deadoning the resonance of the frame would be easy enough, but I hate placing anything 'foreign' in direct contact with the frame that might cause moisture/dirt to accumilate that may result in corrosion,,,
I'm tempted to take an old screen door spring and somehow 'restrict/limit/dampen' the side to side movement of the exhaust pipe,,,, but just how effective that would be is debateable.
Let us know how it goes, soward!