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    2500 bucks 01 cab n chassi 2wd 114k

    Weird. My cruise light is the same color as the odometer 2002 Dodge Ram. Yes, you are required for the ATF+4 because of the friction modifier without ATF+4 friction it can damage the transmission. Now modified transmissions some builders allow for ATF+3 fluids because of different clutch materials used and band materials.
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    2500 bucks 01 cab n chassi 2wd 114k

    Well between all of use we should be able to get that truck its best. 47RE transmissions aren't that hard to deal with just time consuming. If it was built up correctly with a proper stall RPM that truck should haul a good load of dirt of gravel in that bed. Looks like early series of the 2nd Gen being the cruise light is amber colored where the later trucks turned to green.
  3. Yeah, you can hit the donation list in the backroom and it will show the unfinished donation. Typically I make the donation with a check number or notation of cash value. Then activate that donation.
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    My xj

    Ummm... Those spider gears look a bit welded up. How will that behave with the transfer case in 4WD? I'm wondering...
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    My xj

    Now there is a rock crawler. Kind of like the old 1951 Willys I used to own. 350 CID Chey 4 bolt mains with a 350 Turbo transmission.
  6. Ok Gang... While I was out on my camping trip and hauling around my 31' Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer I had some weird fuel pressure problems occuring. Start up cold and get 17.5 just about 18 PSI at a idle and then pull the grade up to New Meadows, ID still holding 16 PSI which is normal and fine. But now as the day got hotter and we got down around Council, ID the pressure fell off to 12.5 at WOT and idled at 15 PSI. Hua??? While I was stopped the at one place I played with bumping the starter and you can see 17-18 PSI and then hear a change in pump pitch and the pressure fall again to 15 PSI. It's like the check ball is hanging up again. So I'm going to pull it back apart and double check again. So later on down the road I pick up fuel I figured I add a extra few ounce of 2 cycle oil than typical. Well the pressure went right back up to normal 17-18 PSI at idle and remain normal the rest of the day with no problems. (Enjoying our camping) Now hitched back up early morning and started my way back out of Lowman, ID and got good strong fuel pressure. But by the time I got to Banks, ID the fuel pressure was starting a to fall again. It went back down to the 12-15 PSI range again. On a few other stops I play again with bumping the start and sure enough yo can see 17 PSI for a burst of a second or two and then falls with change of pitch of the pump. I wondering if the fuel temperature is effecting the check ball and spring some how that its not working properly? Because with cold fuel its working fine but as a soon as the fuel warms up it sinks in pressure? Yes... I got a fresh set of donaldson filters on my truck and no change with that...
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    Fuel pressure gauge

    Here is my old water hammer video I made to explain the pulses.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    I said the very same thing too. But with my need to travel I got a loan from MoparMom and went for it. Scared to death it was going to be a big waste of money. Far from the truth. https://shop.retroshop.us/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2G.RAM.RETRO
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    Fuel pressure problems with AirDog

    It's not the alternator it's the grid heaters. There are two elements at 95 Amps a piece for a total of 190 Amp draw when both are used. So the load exceeds the alternator capacity of 120 Amp and the voltage drops. So the fuel pump falls slightly during these cycles. This is rather hard on the alternator (my theory) why the AC noise problem exists. I think the grid heater with age draw more current and lay even higher loads against the alternator then the diodes overheat and fail to cause AC noise to produce the torque converter lock/unlock issues and in my case the wild surge cruise control. I'm working towards a solution right now to attempt to resolve this as a permanent fix that is proper. None of this stupid tin foil and wiring mods like so many are doing.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    TTS (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) I'm good till Tuesday...
  11. @MUDDY had a project for me at his place. I happen to spot a set of wheels that would get rid of my crappy aluminum wheels that one is way out of center or bent some how. Sad to say, my tires are beyond saving the damage is done to them. I did the dismount and remount myself and spun balanced them to true ZERO on all four tires. At highway speeds you can feel the vibration from the wheels. No, It's not driveline I just replace all u-joints on both front and rear driveshafts. Nice match to my 1996 Dodge Ram 1500... Just now need to find the center caps or a center cap that will fit.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    This where the changes in my truck came from. HID light, LED light, tires, change of wheels (Thanks @MUDDY ), Quadzilla tuner, +75HP injectors, New VP44 injection pump and a South Bend Clutch as well. Even got to Thank @hbowers and @MUDDY again for bailing me out during the time my front wheel bearing failed in downtown Boise.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    My problem is Moparmom is a dialysis patient in Ontario, OR so I MUST travel the roads every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If I don't it just put MoparMom that more at risk of dying. That being said I don't have the luxury of just hiding at home when the weather is bad. I don't have the luxury of traveling super slow either because I miss the time slot MoparMom doesn't get dialysis treatment. I will say in the year time I've never been late. Being I'm down at Muddy's place every Tuesday and Thursday for sure doing web work from his place. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/45.2436252,-116.3323794/DaVita+Four+Rivers+Dialysis+Center+PD,+515+East+Ln,+Ontario,+OR+97914/@44.6318021,-117.1811324,9z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m16!1m6!3m5!1s0x54af8fc1c1369097:0x577b22db6d623acb!2sDaVita+Four+Rivers+Dialysis+Center+PD!8m2!3d44.020778!4d-116.9410712!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x54af8fc1c1369097:0x577b22db6d623acb!2m2!1d-116.9410712!2d44.020778 So I've geared my truck up for all types of weather, darkness, work, etc. I can even if needed camp out in the truck I've got food and water for 2 people. So if the storm is that bad I can simple pull over and break out the water and MRE's and at least stay warm. I will admit I've never had to do that even with last winter I still continued to drive back and forth without an issue!
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    I've ran Cooper STT's which had really good traction for offroad but very heavy tire and wore quickly. Big O Tire MT's (old design) was really good they new tread pattern wear too quickly. I found a China Made ST tire (Load Range G's) that was just a street tread worked really good and wore well. Some tires wear good on the road and other well you get what you pay for. I tend to stay away from MT series tires and wide faced tires. MT tires tend to have less rubber in contact with the highway also tend to howl more. Wide faced tires tend to do very poorly in the snow. Like saying that if I walk out into the snow I sink. Now stick on a pair of snowshoes I can walk on top. Why I see all these big jacked up trucks driving super slow white-knuckle driving with 37" tires. Where I hauling tail right up the canyons without a second thought with 235's. Shocker, yet I run most of the winter in 2WD rarely do I even pull the 4WD. From Jan 5, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018 I cleared 60k miles of driving.
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    Converted my 02 3500 to single wheel

    Be aware your caster angles are wrong. Also, the axle alignment is wrong as well because you going to need an adjustable track bar now. Stock track bar wasn't design for 2" leveling kit. You might be able to add so caster angle to the lower control arms to make do. If you still short you'll have to have the adjustable lower arms.
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    Fuel pressure gauge

    Sometimes getting too cheap might cause issues too. I'm not sure about the GlowShift snubber if the sintered brass or what is tight enough to give proper snubbing for the sensor. I'm still running the ISSPro EV2 snubber no issues I think I'm at my 4 years now. I know there was an issue with cheap snubbers and were not doing their job well.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    Something to be aware of. HID's are not a two filament bulb like what you are using now. It a single filament. Now how does it create high and low beams? Easy by using a shutter. Single everything before the lens is up-side-dwon so the shutter covers the bottom half of light. So if high beams are requested the shutter moves showing the full beam pattern. That being said there is no change in the beam pattern of light or brightness in lo beam area. It remains the same.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    Before putting back in service make sure the lens has a coating of UV Laquer to protect the plastic again. Other than that the plastic will fog up again rapidly since you sanded all the coating off.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    Try the Hankook ATm http://www.hankooktire.com/us/passenger-cars/hankook-dynapro-at-m-rf10.html I'm on my second set and they wear like iron. I've got over 20k miles on my now and still look new. Excellent tire for winter road conditions. My 235/85 R16 I run I can out drive most people on the highway even with up to 6-9 inches of snow.
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    Fuel pressure gauge

    Water hammer pulses are the strongest at the mouth of the VP44 and the farther you get away the weaker the pulse and less damage to sensor or gauge.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    No. Not at all. The Sport Headlight ran both 9004 and 9007 and they sucked even with the relay mod light all 4 bulbs at once on lo and hi beam. Light pattern was very narrow. Like I said only lit up the lane barely. My aircraft landing light still put out more light with a pair 100w bulbs. Still in all the 9004 and 9007 bulbs are 55/60w halogen but the housing are a key factor. The headlight housing optics are cheap or junky then the rest goes out the window. That way the HID are so pricey because the optics are correct! I was gearing up for producing a relay kit and fuse kit so all the connections were done in the PDC box and looked factory but after seeing the performance it wasn't worth the effort in building the kit for maybe 2-5% improvement over stock OEM headlight light power.
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    Fuel pressure gauge

    Tap should never be at the VP44. Need to move that down to the filter bottom. That like my ISSPro gauge me sensor is over 5 feet away from the tap point allow the pulses to fade. I'm also using 1/8 air brake line. Even mine is close but halfway between the filter and the VP44. I need to replace that piece of hose and get a tapped elbow JIC and move to the stock filter.
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    16x7 Dodge Ram Steel Chrome Wheels

    That's what I thought. Till I did more damage to my old 1972 Dodge Power Wagon. Now with the wisdom I've got now I can tell you I can out perform your wide oversize tire either on the pavement or offroad. There is a few conditions where oversize tire does come out on top but there is also tricks to allow pizza cutter to do just as good.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    That's what I learn from my experience I chased the cheap fixes and it was only a band-aid to the whole issue. Never resolved the problem. Then over my side of the fence guys started doing retro-fit Morimoto HID's and using the H1 Mini series. Those have a smaller lens and don't cast as wide of path as the D2S HIDs do. I'm also running the 5k bulbs which are slightly on the blue tint side but nearly perfect white light. The PIAA's are actually a 6k LED and you can clearly see the bluish tint in the light but still in all the a pair of 18 watt LED driving light are still brighter than my pair 35 watt HID's. Now comparing the electrical load the old Halogen sport headlights with the relay mod that is (4 x 60w) for a total of 240 watts of head lights then a pair of 100w aircraft lights 440 watts (36.6 amp draw) of light and barely lit up my own lane worth a darn. Now with the Morimoto HID's and the PIAA LED's that's a total of 106 watts (8.8 amp draw) that 415% reduction in power usage on the batteries and alternator and producing way more quality light. So I hate to say it if you want food lighting you going to pay a premium for it. DO NOT buy headlights like these. They are completely ILLEGAL for highway use. Very blinding. There is no lens nor control shutter to control the beam pattern. There is not a single legal retro fit HID bulb designed to be stuck in a stock headlight. Again these are ILLEGAL do not buy! https://www.amazon.com/Dodge-Headlight-Smoke-Corner-Ballasts/dp/B01460SWD6/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1516416899&sr=8-14&keywords=2001+dodge+ram+hid+headlights
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    Sorry... I've done the bulb upgrades to stock headlight. Then step up to the Sport headlights and relay mod. Still sucked. Then I ditch it all and moved up to the Morimoto D2S HID's ($700) and then add the PIAA's LED ($300). You get what you pay for. https://mopar1973man.com/topic/12306-sport-headlights-installed/ These didn't work because the beam pattern was too narrow just barely lit up the lane in front of you. Now the Morimoto D2S HID's light up 50 feet beyond the driverside of the road surface out into the ditch and beyond. Same on the passenger side at least 50 feet out in the ditch. Your lane the beam is cast out as far as possible. The on coming lane is cut short with a step in the shutter. When you flip on high beam I can light up a full 50 foot tall tree to the top. Now my old driving lights were a relay mod and four 100w aircraft landing lights. So 2 bulbs on low beams and 2 bulbs on high beam. (20 Amp load). Bulb lifespan was roughly 9 month to 1.5 years and they blew out. Costing $18 to $20 a piece to replace at NAPA. Beam path again I couldn't reach out very far. Now my PIAA RF530 LED's are even brighter than the Morimoto HID headlights. All I can say is I'm going to have to meet up with you some time and show you. You get what you pay for. The quality is A1 grade for both products. Excellent vision in the darkest of night even in storms like rain and snow. Still can see excellent. PIAA alone... Morimoto and PIAAs together.
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