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Old 09-11-2012, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Truck!!

Check out what I got yesterday.

2006 Dodge Ram SLT, 4x4, 4.7 Magnum V8, 89k miles, SHWAEET rims, and rides so smooth. Going to get some flowmasters for it as soon as I can raise a little more money.

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Love it. Trucks are supposed to have a bench seat like yours
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine has an 07 Dodge Pickup with a hemi. I'm not a big fan of Chrysler.........but dang, it's a nice truck. INSANELY fast. I flip out when he lets me drive it. He put a Gibson SuperTruck exhaust kit on there, sounds amazing too.


Anyway, I'm diggin' it man!! Looks great!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sweet ride. thats a mans vehicle right there!

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not a fan of Dodges but that is a really nice ride. On a side note with your exhaust, consult your local muffler shop and tell them what you want to do. Flowmasters are really nice BUT so is Magnaflow. I was deadset on a Flowmaster exhaust but the local shop steered me to Magnaflow as they perform better on Fords versus Flowmasters. In order to get the most of the exhaust get a nice K&N intake and throw on a JET performance chip or programmer and this truck will scream! As soon as I can I am getting a drop in JET module for my F150.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm not a big fan of Chrysler.........but dang, it's a nice truck.!
Not a fan of Chrysler, but drives a Chrysler product



TF: Nice truck, should sound great with the flowmaster.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Not for much longer though
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Pretty sweet truck, man! You gonna make it out to Bear Claw on Saturday so I can check it out in person?
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Pretty sweet truck, man! You gonna make it out to Bear Claw on Saturday so I can check it out in person?
Unfortunately not. Low on cash at the moment, and even if I had the coin, I couldn't come anyway. I was at the ER at 3am last night/this morning getting stitches in my thumb from where I sliced it open yesterday at fire training. Maybe we can do another insane meet here soon, or whenever my finger is healed I can make it up to Bear Claw.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Congrats on your purchase, I really dig the newer Dodge pickups.

Now for the "Peeing in your Cheerios" moment.

1. You will really need to watch things with that 4.7 engine. The 4.7 v8 tends to have more issues than any of the other Chrysler v8's, after 100k they tend to have head gasket issues. If the head gasket takes a dive, you run an extremely high risk of the heads warping more so than most typical v8's. The 5.7 Hemi truely is the best of both worlds for Chrysler v8's, great performance and competative mileage as compaired to rival v8's with similar power.

2. As with any Chrysler rwd base transmission, you need to adjust the bands every 30K Dodge truck transmissions are great beefy units. The reason they fail often is people don't do the proper maintenance on them. You really need to change the fluid every 30 thousand miles and adjust the bands (very important) while your in there. If you do that the trans will last forever. It's not a poor design, Dodge just used an adjustable band unit as opposed to a self adjusting band unit that GM and Ford use. The plus to this is that you can get the bands properly adjusted to specs as opposed to the self adjusting ones that just get close enough. The main issue about this is that it really isn't mentioned anywhere in the owners manual and even a lot independent shops don't know about this. So it gets over looked often. Most Rwd truck based Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler vehicles have a trans that needs this done. They are the 42re, 44re, 46re and 48re. If you adjust the bands your trans will last longer than the most of the truck. There is an exact adjustment procedure for it, but basically you will need to drop the transmission pan. There is an adjuster nut, you back it off turn the adjuster so many times and then back it off if some. Each variation of the transmission gets adjusted a bit differently, so be sure to look up the exact one for your truck before doing this. People on the Dodge truck forums have found if you adjust them every 30k the trans will last for ever. Dodge's interval in the service manual is a 100k but people have found that over maintaining is the key.

Other than those two things, it is a solid truck so long as you perform routine maintenance. Just watch out for normal locations for rust to appear, cab corners and the tops of the fender wells. Personally, the first thing I would spend money on is to have a shop spray Rhino liner or Line-x under the cab on each side and have it roll up the sides 4" to 6" and on the inside of the fender wells to provide some solid rust and in general protection. Obviously make sure those areas are clean and free from rust otherwise you will be boned anyways. My wife's new car is that way and any vehicle I own from now on will have the same treatment done to it. Exhaust sound means nothing to me when the vehicle is a rust bucket.

Once again, I'm not trying to rain on your parade. I just wanted to inform you on the two most common issues that these trucks are brought into the shop for.
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