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From : m

Q: i have an 03 ram 1500 quad cab. one of the reasons i jumped on this truck was the infinity stereo system - this one is a seven speaker system. it seems that i have one speaker in each door and three mounted on the horizontal portion of the dash one small one in center near the windshield. i was planning on going in to the dealer w/ a complaint about the speaker in the right front door. based on what i am reading here i should just go to the local infinity dealer and replace the speakers in each of the doors. i am trying to understand the earlier statement concerning what each speaker does. based on a seven speaker system could you please advise me on what capability each door speaker should have for this truck. i had assumed that i had a little more ass in the amp section than the indash system guess i will have to go look at an amp. i mainly listen to classical and jazz with a nice dose of old/new rock and roll. clear clean crisp audio is what i am after. any advise would be helpful. i will say that i do not want to remove the indash unit i like the idea of keeping the oem unit. oh what the heck does raz and hu stand for thanks marshall miles unknown@unlisted.com wrote in joe wrote compared to an alpine sure the oem hu sucks. youre at least doubling the power and cutting the distortion at least in half. but op wants to keep the oem hu so his best solution is to replace the speakers which also suck big time. my point was that i believe that the majority of the lousy sound is from the head unit and not the speakers. iows if youre gonna replace only one or the other....replace the head unit! personally i think this is debatable. it would be interesting albeit subjective to see what results in better overall sound quality not volume changing the hu or changing the speakers. for me the advantages to keeping the oem hu are a tapes plus cds b steering wheel controls and c theft protection. joe black 03 dakota 5.9 r/t cc calypso green 93 mustang 5.0 lx hatch with a few goodies .

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From : joe blow

joe wrote for me the advantages to keeping the oem hu are a tapes plus cds b steering wheel controls and c theft protection. there are aftermarket hus that will use the steering wheel controls. mine didnt have that so that wasnt part of the decision. .

From : toxictavrn

on 17 jul 2003 225640 -0700 dirgon@yahoo.com kerry sanders wrote yes... i totally agree. three weeks ago my 2000 dodge ram 1500 qc 5.2l was stolen. insurance finally paid off on it today as a total loss so i went down to the local dodge dealer and came home with a new 2003 ram 1500 qc with the hemi. i can say that it is much more fun than the 5.2l truck. it is a little scary smile to know just how much power there is under that hood. i was totally surprised at the difference. i am truly loving it! damn you should be surprised..... going from a 5.9 to the hemi is 100 more hp and you went from the 5.2! .

From : jacob suter

my trucks rear bumper was slighty dented will my warranty cover a small dent or should i call the insurance. .

From : joe blow

you must be kidding my trucks rear bumper was slighty dented will my warranty cover a small dent or should i call the insurance. .

From : tom lawrence

yep recover repair evacuate charge to proper level ya cant just throw a can er two in her shes gettin warm anymore. sight glasss for a 134a system is pointless.. if you think its low its recover and recharge to factory levels... hi guys i traded off my 93 gcaravan for a 01 durango last year. my caravan had a sight glass for the freon level which proved to be very helpful and effective. i looked all over my durango and cant seem to find one. have i overlooked it i was hoping dodge would have continued the nice feature. james1549 .

From : punch

i have an 03 ram 1500 club cab w/ hemi 3.92 rearend limited slip-20 wheels. the brochure stated that it was rated for 8900 lbs. the web site limits it to 7750. my brother has a gmc 1500 with the 5.3 engine. he is good for 8100 lbs. i thought dodge was best in class....what is the deal here marshall you didnt buy it for towing their website and manual probably tells you so those 20 wheels are the 1st problem. punch .

From : mike simmons

welcome back long lost person ! g hi i am having a problem with my 2001 frieghtliner. i need to replace the oil pressure sensor. i ordered a new one and i am having problems locating the old one. i think it is the sensor located under the fuel filter housing a couple of inches above the oil pan. if any one could set me straight on this i would appreciate it. tia bob donnelly redonn2@attglobal.net .

From : tom lawrence

@unlisted.com joe wrote for me the advantages to keeping the oem hu are a tapes plus cds b steering wheel controls and c theft protection. there are aftermarket hus that will use the steering wheel controls. mine didnt have that so that wasnt part of the decision. all the aftermarket units ive seen are infrared ones that use the hus remote control. you have to wire the adapter into the steering wheel controls then mount the infrared transmitter somewhere in the cab that has line-of-sight to the hu. big pita. joe black 03 dakota 5.9 r/t cc calypso green 93 mustang 5.0 lx hatch with a few goodies .

From : mike simmons

fwiw royal purple is made from dino. thier plant is about 12 miles from my house. more smoke and mirrors you probably bought that teflon stuff too. hot rod tv says whatever they get paid to say. but then its your money spend any way you please. dont get me wrong there are reasons to use syntheticmisnomer but not for everyday street use its a waste of money. just change your dino and filter every 3 to 4000 miles. joe devils advocate on fri 18 jul 2003 092635 gmt jay smith jaysmith@insightbb.com wrote one of the big problems with petroleum based engine oils is the hotter it gets the less able it is to prevent metal-to-metal contact its called thermal viscosity breakdown. however with royal purple synthetic oil the stability of the oil is far superior so when this motor gets hot you dont have that kind of problem. - hot rod tv you can go to www.royalpurple.com and see the video it is at the bottom of the homepage. i use royal purple in my 02 4.7l dakota in the engine and front and rear differential. also in my lawnmower and i wouldnt think of using any other oil. not to be arguementative but on one of the hot rod shows on tnn last weekend they dynoed a 2001 ss camaro at 290hp at the rear wheels. then they drained the rear axle fluid the transmission fluid it was a 6-speed manual and the engine oil and replaced all of these fluids with the appropriate royal purple synthetic fluid. the result was an 11hp gain at the rear wheels on the same dyno. so i guess it would depend on what synthetic oil you buy. some of my friends swear by synthetic. -- steve - 03 ram 1500 qc 4x4. thats the question... what do you think will my engine live longer or run better with synthetic i .

From : greg surratt

who cares where it came from - its all about doing the job and actually meeting advertised specs js joe yer wastin yer time! ive been saying in this ng for years that synthetic starts off life as crude just like dino oil but no one seems to listen... sigh.... my preference of course is to call dino conventional oil and synthetic synthetic but no one seems to want to adopt my convention. sigh..... i guess the folks that believe that synthetic is somehow not dino based also believe that keebler cookies come from hollow oak trees and are made by elves...... ^ mike fwiw royal purple is made from dino. thier plant is about 12 miles from my house. more smoke and mirrors you probably bought that teflon stuff too. hot rod tv says whatever they get paid to say. but then its your money spend any way you please. dont get me wrong there are reasons to use syntheticmisnomer but not for everyday street use its a waste of money. just change your dino and filter every 3 to 4000 miles. joe devils advocate on fri 18 jul 2003 092635 gmt jay smith jaysmith@insightbb.com wrote one of the big problems with petroleum based engine oils is the hotter it gets the less able it is to prevent metal-to-metal contact its called thermal viscosity breakdown. however with royal purple synthetic oil the stability of the oil is far superior so when this motor gets hot you dont have that kind of problem. - hot rod tv you can go to www.royalpurple.com and see the video it is at the bottom of the homepage. i use royal purple in my 02 4.7l dakota in the engine and front and rear differential. also in my lawnmower and i wouldnt think of using any other oil. not to be arguementative but on one of the hot rod shows on tnn last weekend they dynoed a 2001 ss camaro at 290hp at the rear wheels. then they drained the rear axle fluid the transmission fluid it was a 6-speed manual and the engine oil and replaced all of these fluids with the appropriate royal purple synthetic fluid. the result was an 11hp gain at the rear wheels on the same dyno. so i guess it would depend on what synthetic oil you buy. some of my friends swear by synthetic. -- steve - 03 ram 1500 qc 4x4. ignoramus26572 ignoramus26572@nospam.26572.invalid wrote in message thats the question... what do you think will my engine live longer or run better with synthetic i .

From : m

on sat 19 jul 2003 033851 -0500 mike simmons mikesim@fidnet.com wrote tom over the years in all my contacts with chryco engineering i have asked repeatedly for the specifics of how they determine the gcvwr and so far no one can definitively answer my question. i suspect there is some old-timer in an office somewhere with a slide rule that divines the ratings.... ^ mike and even his slide rule is slippery! both the brochures i have from dodge have the usual tow ratings are determined for trucks with all the towing gizmos you can order and will provide acceptable performance emphasis is mine. does that mean that if i am will to accept climbing a hill 5 mph slower than billy bob that i can actually tow more weight greg .

From : trey

got the tranny cooler ordered bought a couple of filter kits also. seem to be good people to work with! i tried to get a hold of the fellow you suggested but was unable to reach him so i just found out which warehouse was closest and called them got a gal named donna. friendly knowledgeable and even called back to make sure the order arrived safely. my dad stopped by tonight took me and the mrs. out for dinner. then beings he likes to tinker as much as me we fired up the air conditioning in the shop and put the cooler in. maybe tomorrow i may venture into changing the fluid! thanks again! greg .

From : tom lawrence

ok..heres a stumper.. twice in 15 days....the rotor on the distributor of the 95 has distentigrated and left me sitting. seems to happen about 65mph and with no warning at all just running and bam..nada... i replaced it yet again tonight got to the shop checked for impact on the cap..nada...not even a scratch. checked for up and down and side to side freeplay on the dist shaft with it sitting still and being cranked..real fun and its all checking normal. now....i know the quality of the parts has a lot to be desired as when it happened a couple of weeks ago the nearest place was autozone and all they carry is wells..the original one that did this was a blue point.. anyone ever heard of this on the 300s in all my years of busting knuckles i have only seen it a couple of times and it was on the old gm stuff with points... got a feeling made in mexico on the box has more to do with it than anything.. .

From : redneck tookover hell

riced out rides need to burn... aint a dac out there thats worth a 6 grand paint job.. bt barnum said it best... has anyone had problem with burning paint on r/t dakotas when you run the 2 tail pipes out the back. i took off bumper and added panal to fit pipe ends .i have pipes ran out back and made it specially for looks. i lowered the truck to trick out but the pipes banged at times so i went to muffler shop and made reajustments but now i have noticed a slight burning in my new 6000 paint job just above the pipe. ahhhh. maybe i will need to reroute the pipes bigger pipes to lessen heat any suggestions thanks and go dakotas!durb-- it seems to me idiots like the cbhvac are the only ones on google anymore!!! time to go somewhere else.durb-- .

From : kg

on wed 10 nov 2004 214314 gmt tbone t-bonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote on wed 10 nov 2004 172132 gmt tbone t-bonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote on wed 10 nov 2004 162055 gmt tbone t-bonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote insurance companies are not bound to side with a police report. really care to back that up. he doesnt need to it is a fact. the insurance companies absolutely are not bound by police reports or findings. they have the authority to place or find fault on their own without regard to the police reports. tom that is fact. you need to apologize. you need to grow up a little. apologize for what i didnt call him a liar i asked him to back that up. a simple web link would do that. btw i didnt see one from you either. the fact is that if they deny based on their own investigation and it differes from what the police report says who do you think is going to win in court unless they have some rock solid proof. it goes to civil court tom. in civil court the insurance company would win because fault is determined by their rules not by criminal laws. tom talk about the need to grow up. you are wrong. this is an area that i deal with every day. just move on you are very wrong. not because you are tom but because what you are saying is wrong. really then what is the purpose of civil court and be specific. criminal laws or not they still have to come up with a reasonable reason for denying the claim and even then they have to fear the loss of good customers the ones that dont cost them much. you claim to be an expert what is it that you do and btw i still dont see a link to anything and i am still waiting to see exactly what im supposed to apologize for. now perhaps with you being the expert and all you can tell us exactly how the insurance companies will use the currently unknown data to deny a valid claim. oh well i tried. and you ask why you get treated like an asshole tom. if the shoe fits............ besides many accidents have no citations issued. maybe in your state and im not sure about nc but in nj you had better have one unless you are either claiming on your collision or the total damage is less than iirc $500 im not sure that you understood what he said tom as your answer doesnt respond to what he said but again he is correct. yes he is i misread what he said and confuse a police report with a citation. my error but a police report is required. no no no. i admit there are minor differences from state to state but pretty generally a report is required in all states when there is injury or damage over a certain amount. that amount varies in most states. the state does not require a report in any state i am aware of by the police however unless it is a fatal accident. the report can be from the people involved in the accident the accident just has to be reported on a sate form. all states have police and citizen accident reporting forms. if the police do a report then the citizens also have to but if the citizens report it on the citizen forms there does not have to be a police report. it can get confusing. most police officers are even confused with the system. again tom this my area and i am sure about this. not that it matters because the whole issue doesnt really mean anything. i was just trying to give you some factual data. if you are not interested that is ok with me. lol you say this but at the same time you insinuate hell outright say that i really dont care for facts or the truth. either way as you say it has no meaning to the current conversation but if you can manage to talk about it without the childish insults i would be glad to learn more. not that i expect facts to get in the way of your opinions though tom. i just thought that i would make the courteous effort to pass along a little bit of accurate information to you. i realize that facts are just things that get in the way of your alice in wonderland world but i thought id try anyway. i would question why you have decided to act like such an asshole toward me lately but that my indicate that i actually cared. so as you said... its just kharma tom but then that has been discussed by a ton of people on this ng. anyway in this instance i wasnt trying to act like an asshole toward you. again i was just trying to add some factual info about your discussion in an area that i happen to be very familiar with. you say that but it is obvious by the way you present it that is is much more. either way do what you want i cant stop you and have no intent to try. .

From : lee bower

bob donnelly wrote hi ya old troublemaker. divorce btdt now happily married to the right lady for 26 years. hang in there friend. and drop by to give us some heck once in a while. vbg budd never had the oil pressure sensor or the lift pump go bad on the f450 the isb also weeps oil near the rear seal ; true but it didnt last long enough iirc. vbg like my first marriage ya know whats up budd same old same old. ive taken to telling friends that i used to feel great . . . 30 yrs ago. if you were married to the right lady for 26 years you are much weaker than me i was married to the wrong bitch for 20 so i already topped you lol! you had it easy. but i wish you luck and another 26+ years. bob to quote a jewish friend from indiana oy!! as if i should live so long i spent three years married to the bimbo from hell before i found this lady and the really crazy part is she just says that god knew she needed a full time hobby . . . still if i can be of any help my friend just drop me an email. budd .

From : mike simmons

yeah go buy a ferd thats the one with the defective ignition switches that keep catching the vehicles on fire3 of them here in houston in the last couple of months and oh yeah also the great taurus sho with 30000 defective camshafts in the jap suzuki v8s . did i mention the cracking exhaust headers or the cracking intake manifolds. gimme a trashy dodge any day my 89 250 has over 250000 miles on it and still runs like new. yeah go get a ferd stand for fucked up old dodge and while yer at it get some of that top dollar sythetic stuff and a couple of those k&n thingies and also you might want one of those little plastic dogs with the bobbely head. bye! joe on sat 19 jul 2003 125138 gmt dault@removeattbi.com wrote customer service counts and daimlerchrysler and its dealerships fail at that. my wife next car will not be a daimlerchrysler product. as much as i like my 03 dakota i will not spend another cent on daimlerchrysler. steve dault@spamattbi.com remove spam for e-mail .

From : tbone

did you check them with the ignition on -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving my two 12v plugs one in the dash and one in the rear dont work. i have checked all the fuses and they all look good. but i am not getting any juice to them. has anyone else run in to this problem and what was fix thanks sam .

From : bob

tbone wrote then i guess that would be another reason for gun control huh miles. gun control rofl. you gonna go door to door and collect em all most of the guns used in these shootings are not legally registered. they are stolen. ya gun control will sure help. sigh. california is on the opposite side of the country but yes i have driven on its roads a few times. they are really no worse than jersey except for the gun issue i guess its a costal thing. joisey freeways are no comparison to the la freeways. nowhere else in ca is anything like the la area not even sf which also had bad problems but still no comparison. every city has its bad gridlock areas during certain hours. la is gridlocked at any given time of day or night weekends etc. not just for a few stretches. more like 50 mile stretches on dozens of freeways at the same time. either way you shouldnt get the highest insurance discount if you are a contributor to the problem. you think of it as a discount its not a discount. you get charged a premium rate if your driving record is bad. but this has nothing to do with whether or not big brother should be watching me to see if im a good driver or not. .

From : mac davis

miles wrote tbone wrote a gps is a completely different animal from a black box. the fact that you cant drive at the speed limit shows that you are not deserving of the discount that they offer anyway so no harm no foul. youve never driven on california highways have you if you drive the speed limit youre gonna get run off the road or shot. if you do 20 over the speed limit you will still get shot! i would not ahve a problem with going 65 on the freeway... if i knew i was not going to get rammed in the backside by an suv. .

From : sawers

insufficient lifting surface area . . . . . otoh if they were the size of a 747s wing . . . . -- budd on sun 07 nov 2004 172432 gmt roy roy@home.net wrote budd cochran wrote the only way a 747 can accelerate faster than a dragster is to put a small nuke under the tail and light the fuse. lets see how the dragster does when its loaded with the same weight as a 747. at the strip its common to see jet cars vs. funny cars. usually the funny car will win because the jet takes awhile to get moving out of the hole. but the jets top speed is way above the funny car at the finish. in a 1/2 mile race the jet would win every time nope by then it would by then it would have lifted off. unless of course the rabbit was drivingg roy hhhmmm... that might depend on what position his ears were in wouldnt it like flaps .

From : prowler99

tbone fatchance@noway.now wrote in if driving a fwd car youd think you can use the parking brake to straighten out of a slide but all the ones ive seen have the parking brake on the front wheels - making that useless. bryan really which ones my wifes old honda and her current intrepid both have the parking brake in the rear. ok i havent looked at all that many fwd cars brake systems though of the ones ive seen had the parking brakes on the front axle. b like i asked before which ones none of em. they all have the parking brake on the rear. joe black 03 dakota 5.9 r/t cc calypso green 93 mustang 5.0 lx hatch with a few goodies .

From : jerry

i did this with my factory ordered 2000 ram and it is really interesting. if i remember right you have to call the dc factory info number and they will give you the production build number once it is started this can take a few weeks to get going but once you have the production number you can get daily or weekly updates by phone or on the internet you can follow your truck from the start of assembly to the dealer. i knew before the dealer called when it was going to arrive went down and watched them unload it off the carrier. everyone should do this at least once it is a real kick. i am going to wait a couple more years and order one of the new 600hds. if you havent ordered yet you might want to consider that baby it is going to be a serious heavy duty ass haulin rig perfect for a large slidein or a big fith wheel. joe .

From : moparman

beekeep wrote pics of my work nice bike but i like the tractor better. jerry -- character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. .

From : greg surratt

stephen harding harding@cs.umass.edu wrote in from experience i disagree that fwd is better. ive driven both for years and i prefer rwd. i have to agree. with rwd if ya know what you are doing you can move the rear of the car with just a tap of the gas. you can avoid a accident or at least lessen it. with fwd you are screwed. i dont deny that fwd is decent in the snow. my wife drives a eldo but it is a damn heavy fwd. also it has blizzaks on it which improved it by about 75% over the factory tires. but get into a slide and you are pretty much along for the ride not so with rwd. but now you are assuming that everyone has the skills to put a car into a controlled skid under a panic situation and that is a complete load of bull. most people in that situation just hammer the brake and in that case front or rear wheel drive makes no difference. yes a skilled driver can make a rwd move in the snow but an inexperienced driver can easily do it with a fwd. as for the tire sizes and the t/a my wifes intrepid rt has the same size tires as my 80 t/a and it has no problems in the snow with them. so we agree it all comes down to the driver. it always comes down to the driver so yes we agree on that. but that doesnt change the fact that a fwd is easier to control and operate in the snow. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving .

From : merritt

on thu 05 feb 2004 183521 -0600 ramman@dodgecity.cc wrote i wouldnt do it. as the previous poster mentioned the two *must be* identically sized electrically - not necessarily physically but likely would be if the electrical parameters are identically matched. lead-acid batteries most batteries for that matter do not play well together when bridged together in parallel + to + and - to - together they will also present an unexpected load to your alternator and voltage regulator. i profess no expertise but i am an industrial electrician manufacturing automation and i know just enough about dc power to not tamper with the design of a vehicle electrical system. if you really want two batteries you need to provide some high current i.e. 400-amp steering diodes for isolation so the batteries can each service the working load and each receive a charge more or less separately without being able to see each other electrically and cross-charging or cross-discharging each other. then of course theres that nagging little problem with the 0.6v average forward voltage drop across each diode. your 12v electrical system is all of a sudden an 11.4v electrical system. if you use a relay the diode drop problem goes away and you never load the two batteries together. second battery is generally there to run accessories - not start the truck. in the start position only one battery is connected to the starter unless you need to use it as a booster in which case you can energise the relal/solenoid switch to connect the second battery to the starter fords been doing it that way on the camper specials for years. i have run with a deep cycle house battery and a standard sli battery charged in parallel many times with no problem with this setup. the charging system will provide the voltage called for by the lowest charged battery of the pair so overcharging is not an issue.at least it never has been for me. 4 vehicles set up that way over the last 20 plus years. mygodisthereanamenotchosen@yahoo.com writes the cost isnt the issue imo. its using 2 batteries that are not used to being hooked to eachother. if youre going to run 2 batteries then should be a matched pair in brand age and cca. otherwise things could go badly and end up costing you 2 more new batteries. ive come up with a second battery. im wondering about the cost of installing the second battery setup in my 99 ram. i know there are stock parts available. ken .

From : jerry

when i heard it it was a load of hub caps and it wasnt nerds it was mescans. it is still a good joke. mopar440@aol.comnet.org redneck tookover hell wrote *i forget is this the day the season is open or the day its closed on ground *hogss in ohio * *nerd season * *a truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer load *of computers stops for a beer. as he approaches *the bar he sees a big sign on the door saying *nerds not allowed--enter at your own risk! *he goes in and sits down. * *the bartender comes over to him sniffs says *he smells kind of nerdy asks him what he does *for a living. the truck driver says he drives *a truck and the smell is just from the computers *he is hauling. the bartender says ok truck drivers *are not nerds and serves him a beer. * *as he is sipping his beer a skinny guy walks *in with tape around his glasses a pocket protector *with twelve kinds of pens and pencils and a *belt at least a foot too long. the bartender *without saying a word pulls out a shotgun and *blows the guy away. the truck driver asks him *why he did that. the bartender said not to worry *the nerds are over-populating the silicon valley *and are in season now. you dont even need a *license he said. * *so the truck driver finishes his beer gets *back in his truck and heads back onto the freeway. *suddenly he veers to avoid an accident and the *load shifts. the back door breaks open and computers *spill out all over the freeway. * *he jumps out and sees a crowd already forming *grabbing up the computers. they are all engineers *accountants and programmers wearing the nerdiest *clothes he has ever seen. he cant let them steal *his whole load so remembering what happened *in the bar he pulls out his gun and starts blasting *away felling several of them instantly. * *a highway patrol officer comes zooming up and *jumps out of the car screaming at him to stop. * * *the truck driver said whats wrong i thought *nerds were in season. * *well sure said the patrolman but its *illegal to bait em. * * * * *politics the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from *the rich. .

From : wayne j

please see http//inlinediesel.com/forum/topic.asptopicid=617 and give me your feedback and advice. thanks okay - several things here. yes pulling power is a good thing - so is stopping power. the 3rd gen rams have some great brakes - however id definitely want an exhaust brake when pulling that kind of load. your trucks computer isnt exhaust-brake-aware and an upgrade though promised by dc isnt available yet. since you asked about turning up the engines power we can assume youre cool with throwing caution to the wind and assuming warranty responsibilities. with that id suggest some mild tranny upgrades. im an ats guy when it comes to transmissions others have their preferences but ive flogged the ever-lovin crap out of mine without much of a problem. if you go with their torque converter imo the only weak link left in the factory 48re setup and valve body along with their ats commander may have changed the name of that - the electronic controller youll have what you need to run an exhaust brake. their box can talk to your exhaust brake controller and make sure the brake disengages if/when the tcc unlocks though with their control box you can maintain lockup all the way down to 4mph if you so desired - its adjustable. in the ats world thats their stage 3 or option 3 selection for about $2700. add another $1000 for an exhaust brake. id also throw in a few hundred $$$ for the mag-hytec double-deep tranny pan. it provides better cooling and more fluid capacity which is also better for cooling. for the power side i still think tst is the best in the business. their latest revision of their powermax box has plenty of bells and whistles... two user adjustable fueling curves both low-rpm and high-rpm curves user-adjustable fuel pressure i dont recommend going too much over stock pressure if at all - but the options there user-adjustable timing really only useful if using it in conjunction with other boxes but hey - its there and built-in protection defueling based on egts and boost pressure. theres also a built-in cool-down timer you can turn the ignition off and lock up the truck - itll continue to idle until a preset temp. or time limit then shut the truck off. it gives you digital egt and boost gauges a rail pressure gauge useful if youre going to muck with fuel pressure and comes with four different base programs three performance programs one fuel economy program. for $900 its all youll ever need in the way of boxes or programmers - good for anywhere from stock to 600hp at the wheels and i got the dyno sheets to prove it! now you cant get that kind of power just by throwing this box on there well you could but without a better intake bigger/free-flow exhaust and larger turbo youd melt the engine in short order but the point is its got the ability to deliver. with the added power i dont think a gear swap would be necessary. with a manual i might think differently but the auto gives you a little more flexibility in that area. in addition id definitely recommend a trans temp gauge. they go for about $55. i also recommend installing the sensor in the return line from the cooler. if youve got a flaring tool and get some an fittings you can do this yourself - otherwise i recommend a $75 replacement cooler line from mass diesel that has the port already installed. so for about $5k you can set your truck up to pull and stop your trailer comfortably. yeah a 6spd auto would be nice... the 6.7l engine would be nice... but i dont think youre going to do better than $5k on a trade-in. .

From : craig c

cas20036@yahoo.com wrote my question is this. i have a 2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel i am towing a 28 ft tt about 7900 lbs i use the tow/haul button when towing should i also take it out of overdrive. this would require me to push the button in twice if i do that will the tow feature to disabled. im confused. i thought engaging tow/haul disengaged overdrive. it does on mine anyway. 2004 model my understanding is it is acceptable to have od engaged while towing as long as the transmission isnt hunting. that is down-shifting and then up-shifting repeatedly. for me at 7900lbs i would probably disengage od to be safe. and id install a tranny temp gauge and a pyro. thats my $.02. craig c. .