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Old 04-25-2011, 09:55 AM
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I was under the truck and noticed the front and rear drive shafts look rusty...was wondering if this happens to all the 1500's or do I have something going on different. it would look really bad if I had a lift on the truck.
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Totally normal, nothing to worry about here. It looks crappy and you would think they would put some kind of rust inhibitor on EVERYTHING underneath, but they don't. I swear my driveshaft was showing signs of rust a week after I drove it off the lot. My last truck, a GMC, did the same thing so I wouldn't be concerned with it in the least.
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They all look like that, except maybe the Arizona trucks that never get washed!
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Kinda funny...mine has NO rust on it. My dad's 2011 4x4 IS rusty. I wonder if they put undercoating on mine from the factory.
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Well thanks guys....I think it looks like chit! My Lightning doesn't do that...
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My 07 seems to have an aluminum drive shaft? did these trucks come with that as an option? Its looks aluminum and literally has no rust at all as I would expect in aluminum..
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I noticed the same thing. I only have 168 miles on the Ram.
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RamTech might have some insight for us.....
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Some have aluminum shafts on them. It is an option that some come with. You can go look at new trucks on the lot and some will already be showing signs of the drive shaft rusting.
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I haven't seen the aluminum driveshaft option on the custom build sheets. How much extra is it?
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