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Pulled the plug on a new truck

BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 322 Member
edited March 22 in Clubhouse #1
2021 dodge 1500, 4WD rebel edition.  It's their off road package.  Loaded with wiz bangs 5.7L HEMI heated seats and steering wheel.  All leather interior.crew cab. Pwr seats and windows, pwr lumbar support.  Parking assit.  12 in lcd screen, nav, sirus this cool off road pg the shows the pitch and roll of the truck as well as how many degrees and which direction your wheels are turned.  Silver with black rebel badgeings, 33 in wheels, 2 inch lift kit. 11,800 lbs tow capicity. Locking rear differential.  Tons of storage space.  33 gal tank. Range of about 450 miles. oh and adjustable pedals. I like it

19 speaker Harmon karden system that sounds awesome. And skid plates along the bottom to protect the important stuff

Taking it down to the Gulf in july.

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  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 380 Member
    edited March 22 #2
    Nice truck.  I'm partial to the DS models as opposed to the DT, but I like vehicles as primitive as possible - less things to go wrong..

    Don't drive it around in 4wd Auto mode. 

    Seriously. 

    Auto mode is for the gomers.

    Adds a lot of wear and tear on the transfer case clutch actuator - not worth the trade off if you know what you are doing.

    (Auto mode engages when rear wheel speed is sensed to be greater than front wheel speed.  After engaging 4wd the system needs to sense if 4wd is still needed, so it will start backing off torque to the front drive shaft every 300 mS, and keep 4wd engaged if it still sees rear wheel slip and revert back to 2wd if there is no slip.  You can over heat the actuator pretty easily without realizing it depending on road surface conditions - until it stops working all together to allow the actuator temperature to cool)
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,252 Senior Member
    Hope your tires are better than mine. Driven my '20 Bighorn for two winters and the stock Goodyears are the worst.

    My Magnum had better tires....
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,313 Senior Member
    Nice truck
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,129 Senior Member
    I thought I smelt that new truck smell when I logged on this morning. Watch those cookie crumbs while driving ;)
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,032 Senior Member
    I expect to see another picture with some dirt on it...... looks good, I have some friends reporting some decent mileage with their Dodges.
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,709 Senior Member
    Good looking truck!  Congrats!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    Nice looking truck
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  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 322 Member
    edited March 22 #9
    Thanks all.  Don't have an auto 4WD mode
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,718 Senior Member
    Nice looking truck!
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,143 Senior Member
    Very nice!

    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

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  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 322 Member
    jbp-ohio said:
    Hope your tires are better than mine. Driven my '20 Bighorn for two winters and the stock Goodyears are the worst.

    My Magnum had better tires....
    I've never had luck with Goodyear.  I suspect they will be replaced by Michelins..
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,136 Senior Member
    I like it too.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,993 Senior Member
    Looking great.  I've got a 2005 Ram.  It's beginning to show its age, but runs great and does everything a truck ought to do.  No 4x4, though.  Needs a good cleaning more than anything.  Gas mileage isn't awful. I'm the second owner.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    Concerning tires, I believe the requirement for tires on new vehicles are 1) Round and 2) hold air.


    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 24,097 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Concerning tires, I believe the requirement for tires on new vehicles are 1) Round and 2) hold air.


    OEM shocks and tires are disposable.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,559 Senior Member
    I drove for a trucking company that had a contract with a tire company. Had to deliver a load of tires to the GM minivan plant in Maryland because they were going to try them before switching brands, because the ones I delivered were $0.08/tire cheaper.
    That told me all I needed to know about OEM tires
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • BamaakIIBamaakII Posts: 322 Member
    edited March 24 #18
    knitepoet said:
    I drove for a trucking company that had a contract with a tire company. Had to deliver a load of tires to the GM minivan plant in Maryland because they were going to try them before switching brands, because the ones I delivered were $0.08/tire cheaper.
    That told me all I needed to know about OEM tires
    Heck, they did away with dipsticks.  What did that save, a buck a car? Although mine does have an oil one.  But the **** one was how you could tell if the fluid was burnt.
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,136 Senior Member
    Every ute sold over here comes with OEM tyres, got to change them out before even thinking about driving across a wet flat paddock.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • Some_MookSome_Mook Posts: 380 Member
    BamaakII said:
    knitepoet said:
    I drove for a trucking company that had a contract with a tire company. Had to deliver a load of tires to the GM minivan plant in Maryland because they were going to try them before switching brands, because the ones I delivered were $0.08/tire cheaper.
    That told me all I needed to know about OEM tires
    Heck, they did away with dipsticks.  What did that save, a buck a car? Although mine does have an oil one.  But the **** one was how you could tell if the fluid was burnt.

    Eliminating a transmission fluid level dipstick and fill tube results in a far greater cost savings than simply eliminating the minor cost of the actual components.  Auto Manufacturers have to pay the Government a penalty fee for the projected volumes of wastes that their products will produce.  By deciding that transmission fluid is a ‘lifetime fill’, they do not pay the penalty for volumes of waste transmission fluid as they would if replacement was a required / recommended procedure. 

    It is also a marketing strategy – reduced cost of ownership through reduced maintenance requirements is a competitive issue.  Think back to when GM introduced DEXCOOL engine coolant / anti-freeze as a 100K maintenance item, or 100K spark plugs – all the other manufactures had to make changes to be competitive and now we have 5 year / 100k and 10 year 150K engine coolant/anti-freeze.

    Additionally, given that transmission performance has an impact on vehicle fuel efficiency (which falls under the banner of (*gasp*) Emissions), a method to make it more difficult to ‘tamper’ with the transmission fluid is needed.  It also makes it more difficult for the average person to add the miracle ‘mechanic in a can’ friction modifiers to their transmissions which can lead to performance issues and higher warranty costs to the manufacturers when someone puts in the wrong fluid or some magic elixir and then bitches about how it shifts.

    As to the ‘burnt LGBTQ (lol - can't use a common abbreviation for transmission on this forum) fluid question’, if the fluid is burnt, it is due to excessive heat generated by slipping clutches.  If the clutches are slipping beyond the desired design intent (some slippage is designed in to mitigate harshness and driveline shock during shifting) then the correlation between turbine input speed and output shaft speed will be off, and a fault will be indicated to the loose nut behind the steering wheel through the illumination of a Malfunction Indicator Lamp.  In short, the vehicle’s electronic control modules will do a far better job of monitoring the condition of the transmission fluid than most consumers would.


    "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." - Thomas Paine
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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,793 Senior Member
    It all sound great. Good luck.
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  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,207 Senior Member
    Gotta tellya, that thing is gorgeous!  Enjoy!
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