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Old 11-27-2005, 05:11 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWFan:
Dang it Howie! How'd someone get a diehard Chevy guy to puruse TDS?
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Hi Sean.....

Here is Phil's truck. I took the photo at your
favorite store
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:26 PM   #16
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Yeah...thanks! That is a good looking truck...good deal Phil!!! Howie...did you get a ride in it yet?
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Old 11-27-2005, 05:37 PM   #17
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is that I17 in the background?
and thats Summit Peak?
man, its been a long time since I was up in NorteCalifornia-SantaCruz area ...

AND that truck is beautiful !!

and by the way Howie, just how many posts DO you have on TDS ??
I see we have a closet Ford guy with us.

(thats cool, ... i seem to recall that i used to post on the Dodge truck site years ago.
I beg for forgivnance. )
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Old 11-27-2005, 06:02 PM   #18
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Phil,

What a beautiful truck, I'm sure you will love having a 1 ton diesel.

Have fun,

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Old 11-27-2005, 06:18 PM   #19
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FatDog:
is that I17 in the background?
and thats Summit Peak?
man, its been a long time since I was up in NorteCalifornia-SantaCruz area ...
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Mike,

We all went shopping over at Camping World in
San Martin (near Gilroy). You're seeing Hwy 101
in the background and that hill is in the background.

It really is a good looking truck.....
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:42 PM   #20
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Thanx for all the compliments guys. It is a pretty good looking truck. Kind of a shame all I can think about is putting a cover on it.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:24 AM   #21
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RidgeTop, I started towing with both of my Dodge/Cummin's after 500 mi. break-in and never ran into a problem.
The Cummin's engine is very strong and will outlast the Dodge truck, very good choice. Ed.S
P.S. my last Dodge/Cummin's was the H.O. with the 6-speed transmisson, ran beautifully and got very good fuel milage.
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Old 11-28-2005, 07:50 PM   #22
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RidgeTop,

Enjoy the new truck!

For 06 they switched to the G65 with alloy case, and dual mass flywheel.

It is significantly lower geared than the iron cased NV5600 (with solid flywheel) it replaced.

Cummins recommends working the engine right off the bat. The 500 no tow, 500 tow slow thing is mainly to allow the ring/pinion to break in...
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:14 PM   #23
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Anyone know who builds the front/rear axles on this truck? I'm also curius about the transfer case. We got the manual (stick shift) T-case with auto hubs. I probabley would have opted with the manual hubs but I dont think it was an option. Seems the manual t-case with auto hubs is a happy medium. The truck does seem way undergeared even with 3:73's. Mabey that means when we lift it we wont have to re-gear it. Any body know anything about the availability of lockers and/or positraction for these trucks ?
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Old 11-28-2005, 08:51 PM   #24
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AAM 9.25/11.5 axles and xfer 271 or electric 273, only aftermarket manual hubs and I don't know of a rear locker or gear set made yet, might try TracRite EL for front? Positraction is limited slip and I only know of the factory Quaife style but by AAM ... Seems with AAM choices are limited!!! for now...
Please note these are just wild guesses ...
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I've never heard of AAM axles. How long has dodge been using this stuff? How does it compare to Dana Spicer ? I'm alittle concerned. With a 300000mile motor and tranny is the rest of the truck going to last ? Any one know of any good late model Dodge diesel forums?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RidgeTop: Any one know of any good late model Dodge diesel forums?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RidgeTop:
I've never heard of AAM axles. How long has dodge been using this stuff? How does it compare to Dana Spicer ? I'm alittle concerned. With a 300000mile motor and tranny is the rest of the truck going to last ? Any one know of any good late model Dodge diesel forums?
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AAM axles (as used by GM) came with the introduction of the 3rd Generation HD Dodge Rams in 2003.

I hang out on Turbodiesel Register and Diesel Truck Resource - Dodge specific forums. I'll also drop in on TowRigs.com and Oilburners.net every now and then - general diesel and/or truck forums.

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RidgeTop,

Also, your AAM does not have auto hubs, it does not have hubs at all and is engaged to the front wheels all the time.

I think there was a tread or two when they first came out, but I haven't heard of any major or common problems.

The book does call for fluid changes every 15k, and they specify full synthetic GL-5, so it is a bit expensive. The cover has a reuseable rubber gasket. I'd run 75w-140 if you tow heavy.
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