Just a note...I was under my truck the other day and see that all but one section of my HVAC tape has came off. I imagine if I would have wrapped all the way around the pipe, it wouldn't have came off as easily.
Curious myself. Stock suspension or w/ lift?
Personally, I've found good dash speakers can make a dramatic, easy improvement to sound quality...usually easy. I'm holding off for now until I get some other projects out of the way...it looks like a P.I.A.
I'm in the same boat Hydro. Would be nice to be able to turn off the TPMS, or find aftermarket sensors that aren't as much as the tire. Unless I can find a set of reasonably priced takeoff wheels on Craigslist w/ sensors for the 2019/20's, I might have to use my $5 tire gauge and live with the added dash lights for a couple months.
I was thinking a way for a video input would be cool for a front camera in the grill for parking...
I tucked in the usb cable from my dashcam into the headliner, then down the passenger pillar, then into the fuse panel on the passenger side. Picked up a 12v to 2 usb converter and one of those piggyback fuse thingies. Someone here noted the 7.5a fuse for the heated steering wheel is a good location to tap into. Has worked perfectly. Used double sided 3M tape to mount the transformer box to the inside of the dash, and used a bolt that is down by the footwell for the ground.
As in MPG calculation? I've figured it out @ the pump/trip meter only twice so far and the first calculation was a fuzz worst than the onboard computer reading, and this last one was about .25mpg better. Great MPG for long, non stop 60-70mph cruising, but this last tank is going down @ around 18mpg with a lot of stop & go driving, and have to admit I haven't been too easy on it...
Put on about 500+/- miles last weekend after spending a couple days in the Traverse City MI area. Can't complain about one thing on the truck. With quite a mix of driving, average mpg was 22.2, and with a high of 25+ over a 50 mile avg, with the a/c on most of the time. L84, Tonneau cover, Flapper & screen mod, 87 octane, 20" tires @ 37psi.
Which tire/wheel combo did you get? Maybe your salesman could let you take a similar truck with a different tire/wheel combo for a ride. Tires alone can make a hell of a difference. My LT Z71's ride is fairly decent, and is MUCH firmer ride than the '19 ram I test drove. The ram seemed to be very "boaty". Hope you get it sorted out.
I haven't driven mine enough to have a valid before/after mpg, but I haven't noticed my mpg improving...but that could be due to several reasons. We are moving our son up to college in a couple weeks which is a 400 mile trip each way. Thought I'd remove flapper mod for the trip home to see if there's a notable difference.
I noticed how the exhaust on my 5.3 is "clearanced" where it crosses over. I'm not an engineer, and I'm sure it's not as constrictive as it looks...but being pinched off like that looks painful. Seems to me there would be reduced flow due to the turbulence it would make.
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