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RE: Free oil change !

I guess until I find a problem with the Napa filters I will just keep using them. Remember, I take care of a Fleet of between 30-40 trucks and around 60 pieces of heavy equipment that run hard so I do see how the filters perform. I have fluid samples done on our heavy equipment both oil and hydraulic. So far so good in the 4 years of me being in charge of the fleet.
transamz9 03/24/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

NAPA is not what it used to be. Fleet guard is approved filtration so is Mopar or Raycor on the water/fuel filter. Unless filters are approved warranty can be denied. The Napa filters I use are WIX.
transamz9 03/19/15 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

Do you want me to show what I pay for my 2005 Cummins? $5 for the oil filter and $10 for the fuel. I run a K&N air.;) That figures :W Ignore all proven tests especially with the K&N for your truck. Your truck your money, we all have decisions in life. Another reason to not buy used vehicles IMO. I'd still have a beer with you though buddy :B Never found any dirt past the filter on any of mine, but I do know how to install them correctly also. I don't use CAI set ups either. Only drop-ins. I don't drink beer but I'll sure drink you under the table with black coffee......LOL!
transamz9 03/19/15 05:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

WAIT A MINUTE.... I've read thread after thread on RV.net that the cost of maintenance on a diesel engine isn't more expensive than it is for a gas engine. How is it possible that I am reading prices of almost $400 for a dealer oil change and even $118 for a DIY oil change every 10K miles? For right now, the new 6.7 Cummins is going to be higher because the fuel filters have not been released to the aftermarket yet. Do you want me to show what I pay for my 2005 Cummins? $5 for the oil filter and $10 for the fuel. I run a K&N air.;)
transamz9 03/18/15 03:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

Lots of information over on the Cummins Forum about those Napa filters. Think I would ditch them ASAP and get something approved for your engine. That is a little money saved to take a chance on a voided warranty. Dude, I have hundreds of thousands of miles on nothing but Napa filters and Conoco (recycled) oil with zero failures or problems. If you want to send more money for nothing be my guest.
transamz9 03/18/15 01:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

genosgarage.com great place to buy. They know RAM/Cummins. FleetGuard Stratapore oil filter $13.95 FleetGuard Air filter $27.95 Raycor fuel/water separator $54.95 Mopar NanoNet 3 micron $60.95 So for all the filters above $157.80 plus the oil of your choice = dirt cheap every 15K for a 13 and newer RAM. All are OE filters mentioned above. They are painted and labeled Mopar at the dealer. I get my air filter from Napa for $18 my oil filter from Napa (Platinum) $8 My water separator at the rear from Napa $32 My engine fuel/H2O separator from dealer (for now) for $60 That's $118 for filters for me. I do change mine every 10,000/yr though. I idle my truck a lot for the puppies.
transamz9 03/18/15 09:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram guys that like electronic toys -UPDATED!

My front camera and wiring harness is being shipped. Did you get the new emblem for the mount? Keep us posted on your progress. I have been thinking about this for a while.
transamz9 03/18/15 08:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM standard bed vs Dodge standard bed pick-up

Some of us have no need for a tool box that size. I have a 40 gallon aux tank in my short bed and my FIL has the same tank and a chest tool box in his short bed. He drives a D-max so he needs the tool box. LOL! I have tools in everything I tow including the boat.
transamz9 03/17/15 09:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM standard bed vs Dodge standard bed pick-up

I had a 77 GMC shorty and loved the truck but hated it for construction. We have trailers here in Ky. We also say "You have an 8' bed? That's cute." LOL:B
transamz9 03/17/15 07:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM standard bed vs Dodge standard bed pick-up

I also have a 26K mdt with a 14' flatbed dump on it, I can carry one heck of a lot more than even a reg 8' bed in a pickumup! 15 cubic yards of material if light enough, or 6 tons of material in total weight. Then I also have a rack on the bed too. carry 20' pieces of sprinkler pipe etc up there. At the end of the day, you need what you need. BUT, like noted by some, at one time the std bed was 8', anything shorter was a short be. Anything longer to me is a long(er) bed! Marty I've had 40' bar joist on the top of my F350 racks. Glad it's a long(er) bed. Probably wouldn't have been able to do it with just a long bed being a foot shorter. LOL!
transamz9 03/17/15 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2500 - Hemi 6.4 vs Cummins - payload vs towing stability

I personally dont care which would be faster from 0-60 towing. Diesels pull better, with better MPG loaded up as well as empty, and with greater ease than a gasser. They simply do a better job pulling loads and I dont see how anyone could argue the point? Sure they cost more money..who cares? They do the job better and more easily...at least for me. If you are happy with the gasser, more power to you..I just prefer diesel all the way around:) Totally agree! See above pic. Same load with a 6.4??? You would be looking at Ib's tail lights the whole way Cummins. Sorry to break it to ya but it's the truth. I have nothing to back up what I said but I really don't see a 6.4 with 3:42 gears pulling a several mile 6% grade doing it at 55mph with a combined load of 29K. The pic was at 4,300'. Other opinions? It's really going to be determined by where the transmission would settle in. There could be places that a 3:23 rear gear would pull a grade faster than a 3:42. Same with a 3:73 to 4:10. It's really going to be determined by where the transmission can keep the engine in it's RPM range.
transamz9 03/17/15 06:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: RAM 2500 - Hemi 6.4 vs Cummins - payload vs towing stability

I personally dont care which would be faster from 0-60 towing. Diesels pull better, with better MPG loaded up as well as empty, and with greater ease than a gasser. They simply do a better job pulling loads and I dont see how anyone could argue the point? Sure they cost more money..who cares? They do the job better and more easily...at least for me. If you are happy with the gasser, more power to you..I just prefer diesel all the way around:) Totally agree! See above pic. Same load with a 6.4??? You would be looking at Ib's tail lights the whole way Cummins. Sorry to break it to ya but it's the truth. I would have to disagree... Watch this video of the 6.4 Ike Gauntlet around 13:50 where a diesel pulling a camper simply flies by the 6.4. Also the when the truck drops down to 1st gear it becomes painful to watch. I think we all know any diesel powered truck would be the better performer here. Link Or when the 6.4 Hemi is powering a 4500 truck loaded is reported being sluggish. There's no cummins comparison, but I'm willing to bet the cummins would again outperform the Hemi when handling heaving loads. Link Now if we are talking 2500 unloaded trucks (notice I'm comparing light trucks) I could see a 6.4 Hemi outperform a cummins. Yeah that first video the diesel truck did blow right by but he should pulling a load probably 4-5,000# less. Did the diesel have a tuner?
transamz9 03/17/15 06:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoBoost Police vehicles update

I think that all the LOV's should be big ole trucks like Walker Texas Ranger! LOL! Get crew cabs so all the gear can stay nice and climate controled and the ones that need to ride in the back can just get the tailgate dropped and thrown in "the back". LOL! :B
transamz9 03/16/15 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM standard bed vs Dodge standard bed pick-up

I have a B&W in my SB Ram. No slider needed here.
transamz9 03/16/15 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Older Dually...

I had a '99 F-250 with the low-line bench seat and it was terrible. Replaced it with an '00 F-350 and the low line bench seat in that one was one of the most comfortable of any truck I've ever owned. YMMV. IDK what year it was but I do know in 99 the bench seat back was not adjustable and stood to straight up and down for me. My 06 that I drive now has the same seat but the back is adjustable and man what a difference. OP, I have always loved the Ford Captain seats with the fold down arms. I had a 93 that had them and my BIL has an 05 with them. I think they are about the most comfy seat in a pick up. They are right there with a Bostrom or Legacy seat riding in a stretched Pete 379.:B
transamz9 03/16/15 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck tow vehicle stability tests

I will say this from experience towing the same exact 5er with a stock 2005 Ram 2500, stock 2010 Ram 3500 cab chassis drw, stock 2013 Ram 3500 sew and the same 2005 Ram 2500 with modified suspension and will tell you that 99% of stability comes from the suspension and not the tires. If you are towing a trailer that a srw is rated to handle and you are in an accident that causes the truck to overturn chances are very great the a drw will go over also. The operators driving ability is going to come into play more than the extra tire sticking out of the rear of the truck.
transamz9 03/14/15 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM to cut powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles

I'm lost I guess. I thought Ram still had the 100,000 mile warranty? Ram Truck Warranty
transamz9 03/13/15 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pickup truck tow vehicle stability tests

And as for comparing a dually with a SRW that is 5 years newer and stating that the newer SRW is better.... Well that depends on just what 5 year span one is talking about. From about 2000-2010, capabilities were pretty constant. The big three substantially redesigned and upped the capacities from 2011-2013.... But those capacities were raised for the duallys as well. So that argument falls flat. No the argument don't fall flat. Dually is a dually as far as what everyone is saying. The way all the people that are pushing the "dually is more stable" push sounds like it don't matter if you buy a 1990 DRW or a 2015 it will always be more stable than a SRW truck. I'm saying that's wrong and misleading.
transamz9 03/11/15 04:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 Repair Kit

The posters name should give you a clue. He hasn't yet responded to me though on how to fix the big azz rust holes in the dodges. The repair process is actually fairly simple... You trade that truck in with the big azz rust hole in for a new truck. Actually the holes get fixed the same way the Fords and Chevys do......
transamz9 03/10/15 09:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 4500/5500

I'm worried I would destroy the finish before sticker came off. It's one of those CARB things that is being pushed down to other states - Just look at the outline in the background of the sticker... It will come off with an eraser wheel. I remove decals like that all the time. The glue is a little tougher than standard vinyl but it comes right off with brake clean.;)
transamz9 03/10/15 09:16am Tow Vehicles
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