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Originally Posted by chrisp2493 I did the TMR delete today after reading up on it in forums. I've never heard ...


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Old 12-02-2016, 10:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I did the TMR delete today after reading up on it in forums. I've never heard of it before, but I tried it and was surprised at the outcome. WOT pulls feels so much more aggressive and the shift is way quicker. I guess that's the only perk of an 03 ram


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Yep, apparently 03 rams have a torque management control that slows down the 1-2 shift at wide open throttle. Disconnecting a wire disables it for firmer shifts. I did it and noticed quite a difference


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Yep Keep up the good work!
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Finally got around to ordering the Spintech Pro Street 9000 and it arrived this weekend.
Hopefully it will take care of the obnoxious drone that my summit racing muffler has. Can't wait to install it this weekend, seems like I have either time or money, never at the same time though haha. I'm debating on taking it to an exhaust shop to get the pipes reworked to dump downwards


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Got the spintech installed last night. It was a major pain removing the old cat back but having a buddy's car lift helped a lot


Overall much better sound then the summit racing cat back, it really sounds how a truck should. It is loud though, very loud on acceleration. I haven't been hearing much drone, especially in the 60 mph range the old muffler had, that in itself was worth the upgrade
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I finally ordered tow mirrors, and they arrived and were installed this afternoon. They old style mirrors were never my taste, I wanted these changed a long time ago but never got around to it
So far a huge improvement from the first day I drive it home!


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The dashboard was all cracked up so last fall I pulled a dash out of a truck in the scrap yard. Never got around to using it after finding out how much work it was to pull the dash out.
This was the previous owners bright idea on fixing the dash
I wanted to try a leather wrapped look one the new one so I got some bargain material from Joann fabrics and some weldwood contact cement
After applying the cement it started to soak through the fabric and staining it
Since I only got enough fabric to do it once and I bought a clearance item I had to go back and select a different vinyl. This time I tried some 3M spray adhesive and it worked much much better.

It took almost 9 hours on a Saturday to get it all said and done. I actually didn't even remove the dash from the truck, due to a hacked in remote start under the steering coloumn. It was a rats nest of wires so I didn't bother trying to disconnect them. I just pulled out everything I could and just leaned the dash forward to reach the rear screws

Finally got it all out back together and the defroster cover wrapped. Now I have to come up with some kind of grille guard for all the vent holes.
I'm trying to wrap some of the radio bezel and the console lid but I'm not sure how successful I'll be on that. Many thanks to some of the guys on here that sent me links and some suggestions



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All finished, I used gutter guard for the defroster vents and it actually looks awesome. m



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