nht mike replied to Gorehamj's topic in The NewsroomEven after modifying the tongue jack on my travel trailer with a removable crank handle, my tailgate only misses it by about an inch when dropped. Even if the Ram gate would open it would be against the gas bottles.
Has anyone ever used an automatic dishwasher type rinse on their truck? I hand wash my cars, but use a pressure washer to prewet and rinse. The washer has a low pressure applicator for soap and I was wondering if I could use it for something like the "jet dry" my wife uses it the dishwasher. I have used Adam's detail spray before drying and it makes quite a difference.
So, I live in Central Washington and even with our long winters and mountain driving you seldom need 4X4. When I ordered my truck I could get a SLE with 4X4 that I would that I would need every year or two, or for the same price a 4X2 6.2 NHT rocket that I could enjoy every time I stick the key in the ignition! Seems like a no brainer! The only down side is if you order a 6.2 4X2 in snow country you have to sign your life away! Mike
Towing in the Cascades, I have seen 230 a couple of times. My truck only has electric fans so unless the coolant temperature gets pretty high they never run. The transmission cooler pretty much relies ram air for cooling. No matter which way I go when I leave home it's up hill with temperatures in the high 90's, 100's quite common. I've never been to concerned about fluid temperatures, just give a little cool down idle time if it's been pulling hard.
We were at Pacific Beach state park Wa and the older gal next to us needed to dump the holding tanks so she just drove off. When she came back she just swung around and backed on to the leveling blocks in one pass! Her daughter said "yea, she's done this before!" Mike
nht mike replied to airitech's topic in 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500I had the same thing going on and it turned out to be a faulty speed sensor. What I noticed was at about 5 MPH the speedometer would drop to 0 and if the brakes were applied it would activate the antilock. Mike
I'm not so sure there are any upgrades to the OEM that will give you the performance you are looking for. Have you ever heard "use the same gear to go down hill as you used to go up"? That's where I would start. Use your manual mode to lock the RPM's at 3500-4000, and let it roll. Your throttle float between on and off and will still have an RPM cushion if you need to down shift occasionally to scrub off some speed. Mike I'm not so sure there are any upgrades to the OEM that will give you the performance you are looking for. Have you ever heard "use the same gear to go down hill as you used to go up"? That's where I would start. Use your manual mode to lock the RPM's at 3500-4000, and let it roll. Your throttle float between on and off and will still have an RPM cushion if you need to down shift occasionally to scrub off some speed. Mike
I use a 2X10 with a piece of diamond plate, that has a slight kink pressed into it so it matches the tailgate, bolted to the end. It's a fact! Unless you are parked in a ditch, the ramp will be way to steep to push a wheelbarrow up. Be sure to put a piece of cardboard down to bridge between the bed and tailgate. That will eliminate a hard to clean up mess. Mike
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