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Deputy sheriff

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New Truck (used)
« on: September 04, 2015, 12:33:01 PM »
Finally bought a 1/2 ton   2012 Ram Big Horn 5,7 hemi9 22,000 kms.
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Walleyes

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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2015, 08:13:33 PM »
Good looking ride DS.. Son has one its treatted him well.

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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2015, 05:39:22 PM »
Thanks Walleyes , hope I have good luck as well , good luck hunting.
If you are too busy to hunt , you are too busy.

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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 04:12:30 AM »
Thumbs up for Hemi! There are so many cool hunting equipment for this model, so watch out for a mod bug ;)





Any plans on upgrades?


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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 06:11:35 AM »
I lifted the front 2.75 inches to level it and am planning a K&N cold air system. A winch would be nice.
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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 08:24:01 AM »
Great. Actually we sell winches with various load ratings by Warn, Mile Marker, Rugged Ridge etc.

If you are new to winches, this tech article may be helpful for you: How Much Winch Pulling Power do I Need for my Vehicle?
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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2016, 07:09:24 PM »
Something my cousin told me:  set your cruise;  Slowly accelerate to about 8-10k or so higher(don't let it kick down), hold it there for about a 3 count;  let off the accelerator, the rpm will drop about 2-400rpm.

Seems to be a two stage torque coverter near as I  can figure.  whatever, it turns that 5.7 hemi into an honest 25-28mpg highway cruiser.  Seriously, try it.

Don't know why it's not in the owners manual;  we have a 2006;  love it.  Only complaints, the seats are a little, "hard", and the wheel could be back about 2".

The 5.7 hemi's not, "race car" acceleration, but if you punch it, it's there;  couple that with good gas mileage and it's hard not to love it.

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Re: New Truck (used)
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 07:41:10 PM »
Thanks Bruce , always gets me how people will lend a helping hand when they have nothing to profit from their efforts. Speaks volumes about your character , Thanks man .
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