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RE: New Ram 3500

I seen you got the air ride on yours,I didn't get the air ride...was wondering what would happen if loaded one of the air bags blew out if it would still hold the load so I stayed with conventional spring setup. If I need to add air bags because of squatting $300 is a lot better than $1500. Little different than a set of Firestones. But to each their own! http://www.allpar.com/photos/ram/2014/rear-suspension.jpg width=640
45Ricochet 03/26/15 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Choosing proper tow vehicle...Video

Yep, everyone can be a YouTube star. 9 1/2 minutes of information that basically repeats stuff that's been discussed on this section a thousand times over. X2 X3
45Ricochet 03/26/15 10:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electrical Plug Inside the pickup box

That cord hanging and moving around on top of your gate can dull, or mark up the paint. In bed plug here since 2006.
45Ricochet 03/26/15 10:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 review

The 5.9 has absolutely no engine braking until you add the exhaust brake. So the exhaust brake was the first mod I had done to the truck. The exhaust brake was so good, that despite hauling a 11,800# FW for over 40k miles including a trip out west and back, I still had over 50% pads at 140k miles. The 6.4 engine braking isn't much, but when they adjust the timing (or whatever), it makes a huge improvement. But still, I know I'll be lucky to get 100k out of the front pads. X2 I knew that before we bought it and the dealer had it installed ready to go when we picked it up with 3 miles on it. Any 5.9 towing heavy should have one if you have grades to contend with.
45Ricochet 03/25/15 08:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ram 3500

You can probably get a picture frame adapter for your current hitch or possibly new legs to fit the pucks. Much less expensive than a new hitch. Yeah I know of someone trying to sell theirs, maybe he'll PM you since selling isn't allowed on this forum. Shipping must be expensive though, it must weigh the going freight weight of over 75 pounds. Congrats on the new truck. It will be the longest 6 weeks of your life. Like Christmas when you were 8 or so.
45Ricochet 03/24/15 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle for under $30K

I might consider this one. I have found in the past that high mileage, when it goes on fast, is less damaging to a vehicle than is years of age. Hey ain't that Ricatic's old truck :W But I agree in that the 6.7 PSD is hands down a better engine than the 6.4 PSD.
45Ricochet 03/24/15 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle for under $30K

Just make sure you get the " A 5YEAR/100K MILE ADDITIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT IS AVAILABLE AND CAN BE USED AT ANY FORD DEALER NATIONWIDE." Here is what a master tech has to say bout em. Good luck
45Ricochet 03/24/15 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Emissions Test Question

And for those of you that are gloating about no smog test in your state. You won't gloat for long. Your gloating is almost over. :B Good ole snap test... Reminds me of the dentists drill sound. What do you mean the gloating is almost over Bob? You mean I need to find some items out in the barn :W Well............in the land of fruits and nuts; "they" want to make sure all the other radical states fall in lockstep with their own ideas. I have to admit they are doing a darn good job at doing that. Help, I'm trapped in the state of fruits and nuts and can't get out! According to the AQ manager I talked to "The oh snap test"; is coming to a state near you!!! :B But don't fret. We in the land of fruits and nuts force contractors with tractors and ALL other diesel equipment to put DPF's on ALL of their engines no matter how old or young. Need an older (06 on down is older to them) tractor or backhoe or any other piece of diesel equipment Rick? There will be a fire sale on this stuff in Kalifornia. Come on down!!!! :B Interested in the firesale buddy. You guys have many of these around? Palouse hills can be tricky :W http://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/uploads/monthly_09_2013/post-6771-0-36907700-1378354582.jpg width=640
45Ricochet 03/23/15 08:48pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 vs 2015 F350 diesel mpg test

I think everyone knows I am a RAM/CUMMINS guy but there is no way that truck got 14mpg on such a short run. Maybe run 300 miles the 14 would be possible. The Lie O Meter is more accurate under this condition. This fill two click is a joke! Fill the SOB to the top until fuel starts running out that is the only way the test can be fair. Also same pump matters also, at least they did that. I agree the capless fill is a joke! I will be getting a cap from Geno's for mine. Kent get that missing tooth fixed! X2 This is a sham of a mileage test! :S There is no way to get an accurate reading with a pump refill even from the same pump!! A real mileage you need to run at least 300 miles! Then check the mileage. Yes, another RAM/Cummins guy saying sham. X3 But we didn't buy these things for MPG.... more like Torque for towing.
45Ricochet 03/23/15 08:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC 2500 question

Another 3500 vote here but GM don't make that many compared to Ford or Ram. You might set in a Ram or Ford and see how it fits you unless of course your a die hard GM guy, which I understand.
45Ricochet 03/23/15 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Emissions Test Question

And for those of you that are gloating about no smog test in your state. You won't gloat for long. Your gloating is almost over. :B Good ole snap test... Reminds me of the dentists drill sound. What do you mean the gloating is almost over Bob? You mean I need to find some items out in the barn :W
45Ricochet 03/23/15 04:15pm Tow Vehicles

Hmm, looks like the Ram stepchild outsold your Chevy in heavy duty trucks last year... http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/01/2014-pickup-sales-recap-and-2015-predictions.html :B Next thing we'll be hearing is the LA Dodgers own Dodge or Ford owns Cummins.
45Ricochet 03/23/15 04:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Ram 3500 review

Nice review. Just curious as to your MPG when empty?
45Ricochet 03/22/15 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fue Gelling Question

Fuel will thaw just like spring snow. You'll be fine. DEF is a different story stored that long I believe. Moot point since you have a 2007 though.
45Ricochet 03/22/15 07:51pm Tow Vehicles

LOL Who was it that did that song " Short People" anyway. Billy Joel ? Just kidding guys, I understand the fender makes us at least 4" shorter but I found pulling the locking handle for the jaws is much easier before you put down the front landing gear, being level and chocked of course :B And hopefully it hasn't been raining when you need to reach over that hip :W
45Ricochet 03/22/15 07:41pm Tow Vehicles

Those new MS have hydraulic brakes Ron? Looks like it don't have a on board genny either? Kind of a bad view but I don't see a dish of any kind on the top. Last question, no leveling system? Nice looking RV but I suppose it would like a garage when not in use. Surely fade factor would set in in ~5 years. Ol thats right you don't keep things longer than that LOL. Well maybe DW's :W
45Ricochet 03/20/15 09:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heard thru grape vine Suburban 2500 in 2016!!

Even the current vehicle has some high centering issues: http://images.thecarconnection.com/med/obama-limo-gets-high-centered_100350478_m.jpg LOL I quote google "The car, worth over $1million, is 18ft in length, weighs 8 tons and has 8in thick armour plating on its doors. When the President is riding in one, the vehicle is officially known as Cadillac One. However, it's more apt nickname is 'The Beast'." That thing weighs as much as two of my trucks :B
45Ricochet 03/19/15 07:54pm 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
45Ricochet 03/18/15 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

Nice try El Capitan... Perhaps the real reason was to reduce the number of injectors failures including the ones on the 5.9 that lacked good filtration. Let me know if you need to see the video again! :W Actually your right on both accounts, I don't waste my time watching your links since they have proven to be useless IMO. Just pro ford or negative Ram. Secondly yes the 5.9 injectors have had cracking issues on some. Again I point proper care for these. The OEM's were upgraded upon failure IIRC to a new Bosch design. Yes expensive fix if your over the 100K mile mark. Personally I run an additive since new because of the ULSD change over when we bought the truck. Didn't trust it from the get go, too dry. We use this stuff http://opti-lube.com/images/home/OL_ProductTable_F1.jpg width=640 I suppose you have a problem with that to though :W Anyway still OEM injectors after almost 10 years now! Bottom line is we all don't service our vehicles like your next door neighbor, who does nothing but fill and go :B
45Ricochet 03/17/15 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Free oil change !

RAMs from 2013 onward have 2 fuel filters. A 10 micron fuel/water separator. Then a 5/3 micron (2 filtering elements) engine filter that also separates water. Probably the best OEM setup of all the trucks right now with 2 water filtering membranes and 2 WIF sensors. Just changed mine today as well. The filters are about 110 to 120 dollars for both in a kit. I suppose Ram must have read Ricatic's problem child filter problem. :B Sounds like a nice setup.
45Ricochet 03/17/15 09:19am Tow Vehicles
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