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4Play last won the day on December 5

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About 4Play

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  • Location:
    Caldwell
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Occupation:
    Instrumentation and Controls

Truck Information

  • Year:
    2005
  • Make:
    Dodge / Ram
  • Engine Size:
    5.9
  • Transmission:
    48RE
  • Odometer:
    132000

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  1. 3rd Gen Air Bag Recall

    Done recently from Peterson's as well. Same story. They came to my workplace and had it done in the time it took me to walk back to my shop. I should have just stayed and waited.
  2. ITD Dinner Meet

    until
  3. I should be able to make the 20th. Looks like the work schedule will align.
  4. happy thanksgiving 2017

    Happy Turkey Day everybody!!
  5. I would have to agree that 90+ lbs of just tire with the immense added dimensional forces can eat a factory front end extremely fast once one component starts to get loose. Adding a lift and more leverage/bushing deflection seems to be a perfect recipe for a short lived front end and the road to death wobble. One shot of death wobble can wreak havoc on all components in seconds with that much weight sitting over the steering. I loved having the extra clearance and the look was much better but its all stock height for me now. I'm still running 34x12's but everything is staying tight and there seems to be no premature wear. The damn heims and bars are monsters and I cant see them ever being an issue unless its wear from pure mileage and use. They are still a wear item but I don't see that happening any time soon. Maybe if the Teflon were to wear off but there is no sign of that at all yet. I have to say, I inspect everything regularly and its pristine. I've swapped to a better control arm and track bar setup which made a huge improvement as well. I never liked the stock deflection and the squishy feeling it gave. It also eliminated almost all of the pull from ruts. The ride is much more positive and the response over stock is great. I figured it would be very harsh but comparing to my old man's exact truck (all OEM@40k miles) save for the 3500/2500 difference I think its a much better driving experience. Mine feels like its on rails compared to his. I also swapped to different ball joints but not sure that would have been an issue after the arms and steering. My only regular concern is the unit bearings. I've had to replace one set but with the design and being a wheel bearing, its just the price of doing business. The steering gearbox... maybe. I can see it not holding up to the larger tire setup but not as likely. Once I drop on the bumper/grille/winch I may reduce the tire size a bit but I'll see how she does.
  6. Dash cams

    https://dashboardcamerareviews.com/ some ideas on here.
  7. Bug a salt rifle

    They work quite well. Had one for a while now. Just don’t get too close. You’ll have quite the explosive situation.
  8. Wiped out 3 different variations of the stock steering and had death wobble many times. The truck had 15k on it when I bought it and all 3 setups only lasted a few thousand before wiping out rod ends. Swapped to the heims and never have worn any out yet. Never experienced death wobble with this setup but it seemed on the verge until I replaced almost every single steering component on the truck. Steering is crisp and clean now even after running 37s for quite some time. She's back to stock with 34s and been doing great for more than 100k. I'm guessing if you get a truck with a decent front end to start it may never be an issue. I just couldn't drop the coin on the entire front end when I bought it so I went with heims. Probably would have replaced it all at some point anyway. From all the research I've done it seems as though some trucks never have an issue and others have every issue. My luck always follows the latter.
  9. You can see the pitting and abrasion on the inside of the socket. Not so shiny anymore. I haven't seen any of this with the FKs that Thuren uses.
  10. Here are a couple pics of the joints that came with the DOR kit.
  11. hmm .. 1st - I hadn't thought to look at admin cp since I've only had access to it as a true admin since Sunday. Couldn't even view another admin's profile until then. 2nd - looks like at least 3 different email addresses listed for a Mopar1973 of some sort not to mention prevail username/email or I could have assumed you meant your FB email/messenger, etc.... hence the red letters in the quote above. Man tries to be courteous and send things to the right account and look what he gets. Sheesh. I'll get em sent off tonight when I get home. You wanted those sent to all accounts yes?
  12. Can do. Pm me your email to make sure I get the right one.
  13. Got the pics uploaded. Quality isn't quite what I'd hoped for but there may be some haze on the internal lens of the camera. Here are the raws. I didn't do any editing on them yet but @Mopar1973Man can see if its something to work with. I can make a few adjustments if needed.
  14. @IDMooseMan Forgot all about getting the camera over to you early. I'll get it charged up, saddle up the young-ins, and head out early to get you some time with it. I've got the tripod, some filters and two lens options. I think the 6 Gig card should do us plenty fine.
  15. The way my luck works I still wouldn't win.
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