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Old 02-05-2010, 12:42 AM
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I am glad to find such an excellent site. I sold my 12v diesel and bought A 04 5.7 1500 ram to pace my exit from construction. I have lots of questions and hope maybe I could get directed to the best resources to solve the "issues" that came with the truck.
The previous owner put a after market air cleaner on and loud mufflers and beyond that I think it is stock. I r2'ed the egr vlv in the first week, and that has been the only thing so far, but. . . It seams like the egr vlv makes a lot of noise-like a exhaust leak, but then closes and sounds normal-is it? When driving with low rpm's the truck surges a bit? And the number one question is why does it down shift to 4th between 45 and 55 when I still have my foot in it (not hard but steady)? And then of course the best question. . . what are the best mods for the buck (horse pwr, gas saving over all performance)? Thanks for the site and I hope to be the one with the answers one day!
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:50 AM
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many of our members are knowledgeable, i'm sure that they will be more than happy to give you advise on your concerns
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Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, glad you joined us here, great to have ya' and thanks for the compliment on the site! Congrats on your truck! Sounds awesome, you got any pics? We'd love to see it! What after market air cleaner is on it? Which exhaust system does it have? I'm sure most on here would agree a good CAI/programmer/exhaust are the best performance mods for the money, but I know you will have many more folks with a bit more of a techincal leg to stand on, at least with experience, chime in and help ya' out a bit! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask! Look forward to seeing you around and I hope you enjoy the board!

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Hello Andy and welcome to the Forumz. I am not a mechanic, but I believe you can search the threads and hopefully find some info there.
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I too can not help you but we do have quite a few diesel owners here. Hopefully one of them will see your post and chime in!
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