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mr.mindless

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2020, 04:13:28 PM »
excellent choice.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2020, 10:02:39 PM »
That is a sweet ride!

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2020, 01:51:14 AM »
nice! 


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2020, 12:23:11 PM »
Any 3rd gen Ram issues to be aware of?

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2020, 12:58:34 PM »
Blend door breaking off, typical dodge steering, exploding t-case. Not sure about factory transmission

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2020, 01:02:14 PM »
check front driveshaft, lube or replace with 140$ ebay unit. 

upper ball joints required like oil changes

flaky rear brake lights (some board or connection in tail light)

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 01:36:42 PM »
Ball joints aren’t QUITE that bad. Especially with (neat) stock size tires and factory offset on wheels.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2020, 11:51:39 AM »



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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2020, 11:59:05 AM »
Removed the sweet pin stripes and chrome door things.  Installed tow motors and radio.  Fixed some other half ass PO mods.

It has what I believe are helper springs. Half leaf with a clamp.  I’ll probably remove those. 

Had some water drops coming out of drivers side visor clip.  Need to investigate.  Seals around the cab lights?


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2020, 02:29:13 PM »
looks good!

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2020, 02:44:58 PM »
Yup, cab clearance lights can leak.

Pull and RTV. Maybe put in replacement bulbs so you never have to do it again.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2020, 08:26:33 AM »
I though the window visors on here were for a different truck, but they are upside-down and on the wrong sides. ::)

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2020, 11:46:26 AM »
Put 600 miles on in the Adirondack the last 4 days.  Lots of rough dirt roads.  The truck was great, big improvement in ride, handling and braking.  I was afraid the ride was going to be harsh but its fairly smooth loaded.  Next trip I'm going to pull the clamp that holds the add-a-leaf and see if it changes anything.  It doesn't have the acceleration the Titan did but more torque, it doesn't need to downshift to 3rd on every hill.  Blew a big hole in the muffler about 10 miles from home, always something!

I'd like to put on a flatbed and side boxes for outdoor stuff storage next year, unless a smoking deal pops up. 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2020, 11:47:32 AM »
Oh the sun visors fall down every large bump.  Removed after the 30th time haha.

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #44 on: July 22, 2020, 12:13:55 PM »
Clearance lights reseal fail... Worse than before. I used sticky foam tape cut out to fit the pattern, siliconed the screw holes and screws.  Can't believe it leaks.  Will RTV as suggested.