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Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 07-07-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By u2slow
Replace any parts with obvious/generous play in...

Replace any parts with obvious/generous play in them, and make sure you have at least 5 caster. (Stock/factory spec is not enough.)

I always run a basic single stabilizer on kingpin D60s. The one...
Forum: Performance and Accessories 2nd gen only 07-07-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By u2slow
The reason I suggested the tuner isn't...

The reason I suggested the tuner isn't specifically to have more power for towing. Some of them give you gauges and tune the transmission also.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-17-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6,604
Views: 317,369
Posted By u2slow
Washed the old girl for the first time in years....

Washed the old girl for the first time in years. Moss and algae were taking over [yuk]

Put on trim rings and hubcaps too. [coffee]
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-17-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,196
Posted By u2slow
I can't see that being it. That could only really...

I can't see that being it. That could only really happen in 4wd with the rear driveshaft disconnected. These trucks are under-caster'ed from the factory. Longer shackles tilts the axle just like...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-11-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By u2slow
The cummins D250's sticker should read 3830#...

The cummins D250's sticker should read 3830# front and 5450# rear. (What my '90 says)

Most of the parts I buy on rockauto (that fit) are listed as for the 4000# front and 9000# rear.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-08-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,196
Posted By u2slow
I know those items exist.... kind of a bandaid,...

I know those items exist.... kind of a bandaid, IMO, for a tweaked housing, weak/worn kingpins, etc. Camber tends not be a problem unless its so bad its directly causing uneven tire wear.

EDIT:...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-06-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,196
Posted By u2slow
Do some googling and read some Pirate4x4 threads...

Do some googling and read some Pirate4x4 threads on solid-axle caster... 5-10 degrees comes up time and time again.



Did you use the longer shackles that Carrier supplies with those springs?...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-03-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,196
Posted By u2slow
Kingpin inclination is inboard/outboard angle.......

Kingpin inclination is inboard/outboard angle.... caster is fore/aft angle.

The former you're basically stuck with, but caster changes as you rotate the axle housing, i.e. lift the pinion up and...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 06-02-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,196
Posted By u2slow
I put 5" shackles on my parabolics to get some...

I put 5" shackles on my parabolics to get some suspension movement, and add caster. Single/basic stabilizer. It tracks like its on rails... even with a completely shot steering box as I found out....
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 05-20-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6,604
Views: 317,369
Posted By u2slow
I caution against re-preloading used bearings -...

I caution against re-preloading used bearings - it can earn you an unscheduled towtruck ride. Only shim enough to take up the slack. ;)
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 05-16-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By u2slow
My wrenching life got much easier after switching...

My wrenching life got much easier after switching to diesels - mechanical ones anyway. [coffee]
Forum: 12 Valve Engine and Drivetrain 05-15-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By u2slow
Sorry, not much help there. Just makin sure...

Sorry, not much help there.

Just makin sure you had pieces that bolted together.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 05-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By u2slow
I think its more about whether its a quick or...

I think its more about whether its a quick or slow spooling turbo.

Its tough to beat the price/performance of a used WH1C, HX35, or HE351CW (all quick spooling).

I run the HX35 plus some fuel...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 04-14-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By u2slow
They would need to be bored out to clear the hub....

They would need to be bored out to clear the hub. There was a fellow on pirate4x4 kicking around the idea, but was concerned over the end result being too weak.

Maybe a compromise can be struck...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Dodge Ram - No Drivetrain 03-08-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By u2slow
No idea about other boxes. IMO, try to cut...

No idea about other boxes. IMO, try to cut through the sales pitches and figure out what box you're actually getting.

It was plug &play from Borgeson... because they modify it (mounting spacers,...
Forum: 2nd Gen. Dodge Ram - No Drivetrain 03-07-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
Posted By u2slow
My buddy has the 2009+ style Borgeson box on...

My buddy has the 2009+ style Borgeson box on his.... along with brace and HD steering. We re-installed it over Christmas.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 02-04-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By u2slow
Here's a D60 shim kit... 3 wedges DIY 4x ::...

Here's a D60 shim kit... 3 wedges

DIY 4x :: Suspension :: Degreed Axle Shims - 3 pc. set (http://diy4x.com/product.php?productid=17721&cat=250&page=1)
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 01-19-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By u2slow
If the input shaft feels tight (no play) and can...

If the input shaft feels tight (no play) and can be shifted through all the gears, it's worth $500. Pop off the top cover and a pto cover for extra investigating.

The shifter is there.... anyone...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 01-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6,604
Views: 317,369
Posted By u2slow
Lots of windfall around lately. Went for a drive...

Lots of windfall around lately. Went for a drive with my chainsaw and after about an hour, the truck's getting rather full.

This load squatted the rear suspension 4.5".
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 12-10-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By u2slow
Clamp the downpipe to the turbo by itself. No...

Clamp the downpipe to the turbo by itself. No brackets. Fashion/adjust bracket till it meets the pipe.... not forcing the pipe to meet the bracket.

My bolt had broken off in the adapter plate. So...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 12-06-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By u2slow
A couple buddies have bought stuff from them......

A couple buddies have bought stuff from them... no complaints.

IMO, a kit like that seems overkill. See where springs and cups gets you.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 12-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By u2slow
The upper is a spring-loaded nylon cup that rides...

The upper is a spring-loaded nylon cup that rides on a steel cone. The lower is a tapered roller bearing. Some guys have added washers to the upper in attempt to restore the spring tension and...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 12-05-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By u2slow
When's the last time the kingpins were rebuilt? ...

When's the last time the kingpins were rebuilt?

Aside from a bent housing or bent spindles, that's about all it can be.
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 11-21-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By u2slow
And its corollary... Life's too short for...

And its corollary...

Life's too short for truck payments. [duhhh] [laugh]

A 12-valve with any simple-yet-strong-enough truck wrapped around it can last a lifetime. That's the payoff for the...
Forum: 1st Gen. Ram - All Topics 11-19-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By u2slow
Or... life is too short to change a pump the OP...

Or... life is too short to change a pump the OP said runs great [duhhh]
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