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DoubleTakeDodge
02-12-2012, 11:42 PM
Well... Here's the new toy! Gotta HUGE shopping list too haha

Just have a couple crappy cell phone pics for now, i'll take better ones after i clean her up.

http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Truck/P120212_1729.jpg
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Truck/P120212_1648_02.jpg
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Truck/P120212_1648_01.jpg
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Truck/P120212_1648.jpg

(S.M.R) 101
02-13-2012, 12:34 AM
Hell yeah man.... your rollin again!

That thing is a beast

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 12:46 AM
Thanks! Its gotta couple qwerks though lol. The tank is actually entirely empty when it reads between 1/8 and 1/4 tank. and the tank is 35 gallons!! Cost me $113 to fill up today!

(S.M.R) 101
02-13-2012, 02:16 AM
hahaha... Oh I hear ya.. the tank on this 2012 is massive to the other tank the 08 had.. it's like $130 to fill up from dead empty.. but I do run 89 octain in it tho..

myoung84
02-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Sweet! Yeah, the big tank sucks to fill up...

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 08:50 AM
Yeah, But you can go alot furthr without fillin up too!

myoung84
02-13-2012, 08:52 AM
Not in my case... I have about the same range in the wagon as I did in my old truck, just takes 34 gallons instead of 26...

LowRam
02-13-2012, 08:52 AM
true^ i like that truck i really need to get me a lifted dodge

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Not in my case... I have about the same range in the wagon as I did in my old truck, just takes 34 gallons instead of 26...

DANG!! This one get almost the same milage as my last truck, so it's really not too bad.

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 09:06 AM
true^ i like that truck i really need to get me a lifted dodge

Yeah man, I really like it. For a lifted 2nd gen on 35"s it has surprisingly tight steering and the tires make a very little amount of noise even at highway speeds.

myoung84
02-13-2012, 09:09 AM
I got my best mileage yesterday with 87 octane 100% gas and it was a whopping 13.5, according to the computer which has been pretty close. This was about 100 miles of highway driving at about 70 mph... Before that with 89 octane ethanol blend I was getting about 11 mpg with mixed driving. I think the big change was due to the 100% non-ethanol gas.

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 09:57 AM
I got my best mileage yesterday with 87 octane 100% gas and it was a whopping 13.5, according to the computer which has been pretty close. This was about 100 miles of highway driving at about 70 mph... Before that with 89 octane ethanol blend I was getting about 11 mpg with mixed driving. I think the big change was due to the 100% non-ethanol gas.

Yeah, I ran ethanol free gas whenever i could in my other truck. it did make a difference. you could tell a pretty fair difference from 87 w/ ethanol to ethanol free 91.

BMRbrnSNRbrd
02-13-2012, 10:23 AM
Dude, that first pic is MONEY. Truck is very nice.

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Haha thanks man!! I was just driving down Hwy 51 headed back to school and saw it in passing but had already passed the driveway to it so i put her down in 4x4 and went through the ditch lol. Wish I woulda had my camera and not just my cell phone to take the pic!

MegaCabMan
02-13-2012, 11:05 AM
Yeah man, I really like it. For a lifted 2nd gen on 35"s it has surprisingly tight steering and the tires make a very little amount of noise even at highway speeds.

Keep the tires rotated and balanced and you wont have a problem. The front tires will cup if you don't and then it will sound like you have a set of TSL's on it and there is nothing you can do about it until it's time for a new set.

As for the gas gauge, you probably need a new sending unit. Unplug it at the tank as see if it drops to "E" If it does then it's the sending unit, if not it's the gauge.

If it's the sending unit then it will probably be easier to pull the bed than to drop the tank.

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 11:11 AM
yeah, replacing the fuel pump is no big deal. I've done it twice before. 6 or 8 bolts and remove the bed lol. easy enough. but i was surprised at how little the tires wine because of the agressiveness of the tread. and very little play in the steering wheel. no shimmy or vibration. not at all what i expected from this truck. just made me that much happier lol. and it still has the original dash w/ no cracks! all it needs is a deep cleaning and a cupholder

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Dude, that first pic is MONEY. Truck is very nice.

The location isn't far from Stillwater. Be more than happy to show ya where sometime during kicker bash weekend if you decide you wanna bring a camera and use it

BMRbrnSNRbrd
02-13-2012, 04:25 PM
Absolutely.

ramthis9501
02-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Very nice! Does it have the 5.9 motor?

916Timmy
02-13-2012, 06:37 PM
^^^^ Same from me!!!

318 or 360???

DoubleTakeDodge
02-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Yeah, I'm happy to show anyone who wants to see it. It's gotta 360. Plenty powerful and gets around great in mud and snow ;)

OU Hemi
02-14-2012, 10:14 AM
Nice truck!

DoubleTakeDodge
02-14-2012, 11:16 AM
Thanks man!

DoubleTakeDodge
02-14-2012, 10:16 PM
Dang... Just ran a quick tally of my longterm shopping list for this truck... Tottaled out at $2357. That doesn't include and bodywork, paint, performance, upholstry, or audio! Actually pretty muck just exterior bolt ons. I had forgotten how much it all adds up!

(S.M.R) 101
02-14-2012, 10:20 PM
Happends fast lol

DoubleTakeDodge
02-14-2012, 10:26 PM
No joke!! Expensive hobby but oh so worth it!

OklaHemi
02-15-2012, 08:55 PM
Congrats James that is a nice project

DoubleTakeDodge
02-15-2012, 09:06 PM
Thanks man!

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 01:09 AM
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Random/P190212_2351.jpg

Green and orange theme? Badges, calipers, differential covers, etc. Any input?

fastnnuffrt
02-20-2012, 01:20 AM
Like the green of your truck or like monster green?

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 01:44 AM
green of my truck. just add some bright orange accents. i debadged it this weekend and just painted the 2500 badges and that's a pc of one^^

Matt
02-20-2012, 01:53 AM
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m614/doubletakedodge/Random/P190212_2351.jpg

Green and orange theme? Badges, calipers, differential covers, etc. Any input?

i vote nay lol

Okiespaniels
02-20-2012, 08:50 AM
Green and...ORANGE?

It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown...rising from the pumpkin patch, jumping in his big dodge ram and deliverng presents to all the good boys and girls!

No... thats the colors of the now defunct Great Northern Railroad back in the 50s or early 60's....so you could be the great Northern Dodge

BMRbrnSNRbrd
02-20-2012, 09:37 AM
Not a big fan of the orange accents, but I understand you Pokes want to slap orange on everything... :D

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Well i'm not gonna do chrome everywhere as I don't like the look. Won't do red because I don't want a christmas truck (and I sure don't wanna be mistaken as a sooner fan!! haha jk! ;) ). But I do Kinda want some Higher contrast accents. I mean I do really like orange lol. But it was alot easier to choose accent colors on a white truck! lol

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Green and...ORANGE?

It's the great pumpkin Charlie Brown...rising from the pumpkin patch, jumping in his big dodge ram and deliverng presents to all the good boys and girls!

No... thats the colors of the now defunct Great Northern Railroad back in the 50s or early 60's....so you could be the great Northern Dodge

Hahaha I'm avoiding green and red because i don't wanna be ol' St. Nick lol

BMRbrnSNRbrd
02-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Well, I have to admit that I have a sick love for your new truck. It reminds me of the Ram version of the truck the main character drove in the remake of "Walking Tall." He drove a Ford, but it had that classic, clean, lifted truck look (and it was green, lol.) Every time I see that pic of your truck under your signature it makes me want to add a second gen to the lineup.....even though my wife said no.

I was thinking about it last night and I don't think a color matched grill would look good, but I don't think black would either since the green is so dark already. Personally I love the chrome wheels and thenk they tie in well with the grill. If it were my truck, I wouldn't worry about accent colors. I would rock her as is.

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Yeah, I'm not de-chroming like i did last time. I'm keeping the chrome grille, the box (it will shine when i get the time to polish it), the stainless wheels, and chrome bumpers. Although i may try and find a black lower bumpercover instead of grey. I'm going to have the rocker panels lined. still haven't decided if i'm gonna do grey to match the lower cover and provide more contrast or black because it'll show less dirt etc. Right now she is completely de-badged but i kinda like the 2500 badges. But the were all paint chipped and nasty so they needed some work. I'm glad ya like it though! I'm gettin to where I like it.. Just feels like I'm drivin somebody else's truck right now.

LowRam
02-20-2012, 11:14 AM
i also would rock it as is. from your sig pic all id do is debadge it, maybe do chrome head and taillights. hmm possibly steel bumbers idk..

(S.M.R) 101
02-20-2012, 11:32 AM
Well, I have to admit that I have a sick love for your new truck. It reminds me of the Ram version of the truck the main character drove in the remake of "Walking Tall." He drove a Ford, but it had that classic, clean, lifted truck look (and it was green, lol.) Every time I see that pic of your truck under your signature it makes me want to add a second gen to the lineup.....even though my wife said no.

I was thinking about it last night and I don't think a color matched grill would look good, but I don't think black would either since the green is so dark already. Personally I love the chrome wheels and thenk they tie in well with the grill. If it were my truck, I wouldn't worry about accent colors. I would rock her as is.


Could not agree more

ramthis9501
02-20-2012, 11:51 AM
Agreed. Chrome with that green looks the best

DoubleTakeDodge
02-20-2012, 01:04 PM
Yeah, I debadged it this weekend and painted the grille inserts black instead of grey. Some things i'm going to do are tow mirrors, n-fab pre runner light bar w/ KC HiLites Daylighter offroad lights, cab lights are a possibility, window tint, rain guards, reflex liner on the rocker panels, new grille because this one has chipping chrome, horizontal billet grille inserts, headlights, and taillights. Also gonna have brackets made to mount my chrome Westin step bars I had for my '04. Just takin this on in a different direction than the last one. Instead of a clean street scene look I'm goin with more of a 'in your face, get the hell out of my way' look. I really like the shine of the chrome it has on it with the dark metallic paint, but i don't want to go too far with it. May add diamond plate bedrails and tailgate cap later to match the toolbox

ramthis9501
02-20-2012, 01:23 PM
If your wanting black horizontal inserts, I got some that are just laying around. They mount on top of the honey comb. Pm me if you want them.