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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion Yesterday, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HoustonHemi
Yup, the lumping of all "F" series together is a...

Yup, the lumping of all "F" series together is a nice ploy for marketing. GM (Chevy + GMC combined) actually do or did at one time sell more '1/2 tons' than Ferd, so like anything else, only those...
Forum: Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum Yesterday, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By HoustonHemi
'Programs' are nice for folks who don't like to...

'Programs' are nice for folks who don't like to negotiate, but better deals are readily available.

Took me over 3 hrs, but back in late December of 09, I was able to get the dealer into his...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By HoustonHemi
42,000 miles so far on my Autolite XP's and purrs...

42,000 miles so far on my Autolite XP's and purrs like a kitten,,,

I never was much for Champion,,, Not sure why, just not.
Forum: 3.6L (220 cu in) Pentastar V6 Specific Topics Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By HoustonHemi
Any feedback on how much oil you are catching? ...

Any feedback on how much oil you are catching?
I have a BT on my 5.7 and it does collect oil,,,
Some OEM PCV systems are better than others. The Pentastar may eventually end up with Direct...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 11-22-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By HoustonHemi
I believe the 2500 has air suspension,,,

I believe the 2500 has air suspension,,,
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 11-22-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By HoustonHemi
IMHO, the 8 speed is 'an edge' RAM is enjoying...

IMHO, the 8 speed is 'an edge' RAM is enjoying over all others,,,

I look at the 'big 3' trucks all the time, and until Ford and GM get better/more efficient transmissions, they truly are at a...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 11-22-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By HoustonHemi
According to this article, that 26 hwy turns into...

According to this article, that 26 hwy turns into 23 if you add 4WD:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/other/2015-ford-f-150-ecoboost-27l-epa-estimated-at-19-26-mpg/ar-BBf5gFq

Is it just me, or is...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 11-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,670
Posted By HoustonHemi
Moving forward,,,, The 2.7 Ferd looks...

Moving forward,,,,

The 2.7 Ferd looks interesting, but I doubt it's 'miraculous',,,

A bit more pep than the Penta, but doubtful that it would consistently return significantly higher MPG,...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By HoustonHemi
I dropped mine off/picked it up. No problems/good...

I dropped mine off/picked it up. No problems/good to go.

The only 'clue' I had as to what was done was my ticket said '27 point Inspection',,,

Oh well, whatever 'it' was, it probably wasn't...
Forum: 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 10-16-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By HoustonHemi
Powertrain Inspection,,, What's inspected?

Just dropped my 09 off for the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty Inspection required every 5 years.

No one can tell me what they 'inspect',,,

The truck is doing great, runs like a top, but still...
Forum: 3.6L (220 cu in) Pentastar V6 Specific Topics 09-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By HoustonHemi
Not sure what you saw/removed, but,,,, Some...

Not sure what you saw/removed, but,,,, Some manufacturers do place a lubricant where the plate meets the bore. You are not supposed to remove it.

Yep,,, been there, done that, removed it before...
Forum: 5.7L (345 cu in) HEMI V8 Specific Topics 09-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By HoustonHemi
You didn't say how far it was overfilled,,, ...

You didn't say how far it was overfilled,,,

I'm not a fan of dealer oil changes/brake jobs as,, well,,, the REAL Techs are typically working on bigger issues,,,
Forum: Brakes 09-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,344
Posted By HoustonHemi
In my case, same 'softness' before and after...

In my case, same 'softness' before and after bleed/fluid replacement. 68k miles, all OEM.

I do have the pedal on the very 'bottom' setting,,, will experiment with that next.

:smiley_thumbs_up:
Forum: 4th Gen UConnect 09-21-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By HoustonHemi
My comments aren't 'helpful', but OEM NAV is...

My comments aren't 'helpful', but OEM NAV is terrible. The ONLY thing it does better than a vehicle w/o OEM NAVIS attracts thieves,,, I still have the dash damage to prove it,,,

So, even if it...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 09-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,549
Posted By HoustonHemi
My Dad is a 'hard-boiled' Chevy Truck guy,,, He...

My Dad is a 'hard-boiled' Chevy Truck guy,,, He finally admitted the RAM looks better!!
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 09-19-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,670
Posted By HoustonHemi
I pulled a 2,300# load (850# in bed and another...

I pulled a 2,300# load (850# in bed and another 1,450# 2 wheeled trailer) about 2000 miles around 70 mph and varied between 13-15,,, but as always, slow down a bit and it gets a little better.

I...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 3.6 Liter Pentastar V6 09-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,670
Posted By HoustonHemi
I'm a RCSB kinda guy. 09 Hemi w/ 3.90 now, but...

I'm a RCSB kinda guy. 09 Hemi w/ 3.90 now, but I've been thinkin about the Penta w/8 for quite a while.

Trouble is,,, Other than fuel economy,,, I don't really have any ~non-positive thoughts~...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 03-03-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,002
Posted By HoustonHemi
Natural gas is plentiful here in Houston. Install...

Natural gas is plentiful here in Houston. Install a tank w/the kit, and one can also ~rent~ a home filling station to refuel overnight. My house uses CNG so this would be ~easy~ to set up.
Some...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,002
Posted By HoustonHemi
IMHO, gas or diesel, a V-6 sounds like a V-6. ...

IMHO, gas or diesel, a V-6 sounds like a V-6.

All we need is Bubba to slap some flowmasters on his 3.0 and,,,, (eh,,, doesn't matter, he'll still think it sounds good!)

So, if we must have the...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-18-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,002
Posted By HoustonHemi
As its a V-6,,, most won't be thrilled with the...

As its a V-6,,, most won't be thrilled with the exhaust tone,,,

Doubtful anyone who mods there HEMI exhaust would ever be happy with a modded V-6 exhaust,,,

Kinda have to agree,,, It won't be...
Forum: 2012 Dodge Ram Forum 02-18-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By HoustonHemi
Cannot comment on snow. That factor alone may...

Cannot comment on snow. That factor alone may change your situation.

Without the 'snow factor' you might as well use the "good-for-a-year's" until they wear out or cup bad enough to be noisy.
...
Forum: Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases 02-18-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,526
Posted By HoustonHemi
Gotta give credit where credit is due, but it...

Gotta give credit where credit is due, but it won't be as you would assume.

The V-6 eclipses the 4bt in design technology. Almost like a Formula 1 engine compared to a Freightliner.

Smaller...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 02-15-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By HoustonHemi
Hint of MPG improvement w/8 spd on HEMI

Well,

If we can take the Jeep Grand Cherokee as an example, Dodge has already tipped their hand,,,

http://www.jeep.com/en/2014/grand_cherokee/#model=summit&color=deep_cherry_red

Scroll down...
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,002
Posted By HoustonHemi
DPF, oxi-cat, and SCR w/urea injection are all on...

DPF, oxi-cat, and SCR w/urea injection are all on the JGC.

Doubt the RAM version will be any different.
Forum: 2014 Dodge Ram Forum 02-15-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,002
Posted By HoustonHemi
For some folks, it will be worth the premium...

For some folks, it will be worth the premium price, for others, perhaps not. I believe pricing will be key to it's success.

I have not independently verified the pricing of this mill in the JGC,...
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