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RE: Jumping off the Diesel Bandwagon - UPDATED

HAHAHAHA!! You guys are evil!:B
transamz9 04/22/14 04:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: May have just destroyed my TV engine :-(

It's time to get off your soap box ... Nobody gives a hoot..... The whole world of Ford is out to get Ricatic,,,,,,, Just wondering how you being a new member, know about Ric's background? Believe me, if I had a $12 repair bill on a 2 year old truck I'd be ragging all over Cummins or Ram. Mine was $11K, and the truck was only 9 months old! But of course, I'm the one who poisoned it with DEF, so it clearly wasn't Ford's fault. It's not Fords fault and it's not everyone elses fault either. This is just one example of why I hate how insurance companies work. People messing up the engine because of a mistake and other people do it too and then turn it in on insurance then all the people that have these trucks have to pay higher rates. Enjoy the check I sent you.
transamz9 04/21/14 01:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ball bearings!!

Just read page 3 where you said it was the bj's not the unit bearings. How many miles on the truck? How does it drive/track? Is it wearing out the inside of the tread on the fronts? Just givin you questions you can ask your wife. The bj's on my 07 "were out of spec" according to the alignment shop 50k miles ago. Well the truck still drives fine, tires wear evenly and frankly they've had about the same slop in them since almost new. Be wary of changing the bj's unless it's wearing out tires or starting to death wobble. Likely something you could wait to do when you get home. Maybe someone on here who is knowledgable and lives near could check it out for you. Thank you for your service. Heck yeah. I ran my last F250 until she became noticeably knock kneed. :R Ram Ball joints will have up and down movement from new. It's the side to side that you don't want.
transamz9 04/21/14 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck...RAM

There has to be a lot of torque management on the Cummins. On any 0-60 tests I've seen the Cummins is slightly slower to 60 than the Hemi, yet it's much more powerful. Isn't the Cummins 370HP and the Hemi 410HP? :h Yes, but the Cummins has 800tq, and the Hemi has 429tq. Mine has 385/850. The TQ management is huge off the line but once it's gone the traction control has it's hands full for a few seconds. Follow up on my other post: My new truck will not tow with my '05.
transamz9 04/21/14 08:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: New truck...RAM

There has to be a lot of torque management on the Cummins. On any 0-60 tests I've seen the Cummins is slightly slower to 60 than the Hemi, yet it's much more powerful. Yes, my 13 has A LOT of toque management. I still love driving my '05 more. We are going to do the first real pull test this weekend. Take the rig on it's first trip. I'm curious how it's going to compare with ole Blacky. (my '05).
transamz9 04/17/14 05:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

Other than a hot smell for a few minutes I never even know it's in regen. I can only smell it when sitting still while it's doing it. As far as the DEF. I don't understand why people want to run it so low that it goes into limp mode. It's not like you have to fill it every day. Mine got to 3/8 tank and I just picked up a jug and poured it in. It shows full again.
transamz9 04/13/14 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diff. lock-Because I've never seen it, it doesn't exist

Fords have an optional switch, GMs are auto lockers (G80), RAM has a less useful "limited slip". It might be limited slip but it's pretty limited now days. I watch my wife pull up into our garage with our new truck when we first got it and was amazed. My 05 would have never done it without locking in 4X4. The new truck never slipped a wheel and she had it cut on a lock to be able to make the turn. I think you will be surprised with you new one when it arrives. The vehicles brakes help it transfer the power to the wheel with traction.;)
transamz9 04/11/14 03:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: I upgraded the F250 to an F450

I'm still looking for the little drooling smiley! Again,Good looking truck!
transamz9 04/10/14 02:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Air ride suspension

We haven't had a chance to really test it yet but I installed the Center Point myself. Tweety's had it for $1250 and I bought some never lube bushings for another $40. The install was not all that difficult with some basic tools. I do have an air impact wrench which speeded things up. A friend helped me. We started a 9 am and finished before lunch. Any pictures of this installed?
transamz9 04/10/14 07:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

I had an auxiliary diesel fuel tank installed today. It has a manual shut off valve. I would like to have an electric solenoid valve put in the line so I could open the valve to allow the fuel to drain into the main tank when I need it. The ones I have found cannot be turned on for long enough to drain the tank because the solenoid burns out. I am looking for one that I can turn on and leave on until the tank is empty then turn it off. Any first hand experience would be appreciated. This will do what you want and it's designed for it. Lifetime warranty Switchable Fuel tank valve
transamz9 04/07/14 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

Just made it home...drove from Ashville to Louisville today. I need to update my tow report based on my latest adjustments. Someone asked how the new Ram compares to the Tundra. After getting my hitch tweeked just right, there is no comparison. The Ram could prob tow my trailer without weight dist with little issue. I had to adjust the chains so that most of the weight is on the truck. Wow what a difference. People say you cant tell its back there, and while u always know its back there, after getting everything setup right...yeah its like u cant tell its back there. Through Smokey mountain nat park I set the cruise on 60 and got 10.2 on the 1st tank. What i learned is that the truck will manage speed with tranny. Just set the cruise and let it do its thing. Fuel milage was much better this way as well. Tranny downshifts automatically to maintain speed down hills. Never had hit the brakes. After knoxville I kicked it up and ran speed limit +5. Power was not an issue. The Hemi roars to life and climbed hills with ease. The truck runs like a swiss watch. I am completely amazed. Wife loves the truck now. Its a frickin pullin machine! Great report E. Wait until you get you a Cummins before you say it's a towin' machine though...LOL! BTW, how 'bout dem CATS! Hope they bring that title back to the Bluegrass where it belongs! Me too! Glad you had a safe trip.;)
transamz9 04/06/14 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

Just made it home...drove from Ashville to Louisville today. I need to update my tow report based on my latest adjustments. Someone asked how the new Ram compares to the Tundra. After getting my hitch tweeked just right, there is no comparison. The Ram could prob tow my trailer without weight dist with little issue. I had to adjust the chains so that most of the weight is on the truck. Wow what a difference. People say you cant tell its back there, and while u always know its back there, after getting everything setup right...yeah its like u cant tell its back there. Through Smokey mountain nat park I set the cruise on 60 and got 10.2 on the 1st tank. What i learned is that the truck will manage speed with tranny. Just set the cruise and let it do its thing. Fuel milage was much better this way as well. Tranny downshifts automatically to maintain speed down hills. Never had hit the brakes. After knoxville I kicked it up and ran speed limit +5. Power was not an issue. The Hemi roars to life and climbed hills with ease. The truck runs like a swiss watch. I am completely amazed. Wife loves the truck now. Its a frickin pullin machine! Great report E. Wait until you get you a Cummins before you say it's a towin' machine though...LOL! BTW, how 'bout dem CATS!
transamz9 04/06/14 06:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Here near chicago Diesel 3.64 gas 3.99

I knew that would happen as soon as I bought a gasser! :) That's whatcha git!:B
transamz9 04/06/14 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: B&W Companion Hitch ajustment

In my new truck I ended up with the receiver that goes into the turn over ball in the back position with the uprights in the forward most holes but leaning to the rear. I think I could turn the uprights around to the forward position but I'm going to wait until I pull with it first to see what clearance I do have on a tight back-up. The new truck is a '13 crew cab short bed 3500 SRW Ram.
transamz9 04/06/14 05:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear axle ratios and impact on towing

I like my 3:42's for what I'm going to use it for. I just lock it in 5th and it runs about 1800 around 70. The short tow I did this weekend netted the same results on the lie-o-meter. When unhooked mixed driving I'm seeing 17 and hwy 20 hand calculated. I just wish they had a rear gear temp readout because the faster gear will build more heat hence the lower tow capacity.
transamz9 04/02/14 07:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question for Ram Diesel owners.

This is cause by sliding in and out when getting in and out. Using step bars will fix this problem. Every brand will do it.
transamz9 04/01/14 06:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

Looks great E!
transamz9 04/01/14 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Double tow - hitch design

Just my personal opinion I would leave the weight distribution off with only 300 lb tongue weight. I'm close to 500lb and I don't use it and can tell no difference with second trailer or without. My 5er is heavier though.
transamz9 04/01/14 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question for Ram Diesel owners.

My third gen's seats are just as comfy as my forth gen's. It depends on the package that was bought when the truck was new.
transamz9 03/31/14 04:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Ram 2500 6.4L Tow Review

That is a beautiful place and happy you had a great safe trip but you are going to have to change that dang plate on the front of the truck! HAHAHA!!
transamz9 03/31/14 04:16am Tow Vehicles
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