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Old 03-05-2011, 10:43 AM
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Hey all! Just a couple of questions for you. First, I was wondering what gears I have on my 2011 sport. The window sticker does not specify so I think it's safe to assume 3.55. ?

Second, the paint on my hood has 4 or more spots with contaminants under the clear coat. The dealer said they would have to try to clay bar first, then rub it out and eventually paint it if needed. They said it's probably rail dust. Since I live in the detroit area this seems unlikely to me since the plant is right here. Love that 900 dest charge to move it a few miles! Anyway, I don't like the idea of the dealership working over my new hood. I'm afraid I'll get it back in worse shape than it left. I'm going to try and clay bar myself but I don't think it will help.

Any ideas or suggestions? I'd really like a new hood.
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Congrats on your new ride. I agree with the new hood plan. I wouldn't accept a touch up. I sure hope I don't get mine with a lot of trash in the black paint. Good luck and stick to your guns, these trucks aren't exactly being given away! I plan to make a thourough inspection before accepting my truck when it arrives.
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If the sticker doesn't specify, you have 3.55.

Large pieces of rail dust can be removed with your fingernail. If they don't pop off, it's under the clear. If it does, clay bar, polish, and seal yourself!
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Well, I had the dealer document the problems, so they said I could wait until the weather is nicer and try to polish myself. Since I documented it they will still cover it if I do decide to get it fixed later. I really don't think they will go for a new hood, my girlfriend says I'm nuts because the spots are small. But I know they are going to drive me nuts.
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on your rear axle housing, on the right side, you will see a white piece of paper stuck to the housing, it has the gear typed on it, this paper doesn't last long, but, it may still be there
2nd place to look is your original window sticker, under OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT, look about 5 lines up from where it reads, DESTINATION CHARGE $900, your axle ratio should be above the engine size
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Like GTyankee pointed out, the axle sticker on the passenger side rear axle has this info. Here is a pic of what your looking for -

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Is the 3.55 limited slip?
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Is the 3.55 limited slip?
Nope.....just the 3:92's.
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Nope.....just the 3:92's.

Imagine that my dealer lied to me. I thought he was Bsing cause it didnt say limited slip anywhere on the sticker, Good news is I havent purchased yet.
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I've been researching about gears/limited slip while looking for my replacement truck from dodge and ran across this info/window sticker.

This truck shows the anti-spin differential but does not specify 3.92 gears making one assume it is 3.55

http://www.ramtrucks.com/hostc/getWi...RV1CT1BS669492

This truck shows the anti-spin differential with 3.92's. (just a sticker to compare to)

http://www.ramtrucks.com/hostc/getWi...RV1CT2BS537406

Kind of interesting I thought.
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