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    Roll n Lock vs Retrax vs Gator tonneau covers

    I've owned a Retrax Pro for over a year now. It's been perfect. Love it.
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    Sad first post. 2022 Laramie problems.

    Who cares about the stop/start feature? If that's the only issue then drive it until they're ready to fix it. No need to leave it at the dealer.
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    Car lift in garage

    For those of you who with an ordinary garage, don't have a high enough ceiling, don't want to spend a fortune, and don't want to have to install a full-sized lift, there is still an answer. I have one of these: It's a Quick Jack 7000TLX and costs less than $2K. It will handle 7,000 lbs...
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    Patching gas tank - Is it polyethelene?

    1995? Dude, it's time for a newer truck.
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    Hole on side of gas tank

    It's very difficult to patch plastic because nothing sticks to it. Also, gasoline is a powerful solvent and will dissolve many materials used as patches. You can bring it to a plastic welding shop if you can find one, they have the right tools and techniques to properly fix it. However, if...
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    Where can I get RAM letters anysize??

    Try TVD Premium Cast Vinyl Decals. They make RAM decals in normal sizes and may be willing to make you a large set for a price. They are easy to contact and respond right away.
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    My key fob and the washing machine

    Mine too. Nice to know they're water resistant.
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    Synthetic Oil

    Here is basic human history: 200,000 BC - circa 1900 AD: Age of myths, superstitions, irrationalities, misinformation, fear, and stupidity. 1900 AD - circa 2018 AD: Age of science, facts, logic, and enlightenment. The Information Age. 2018 AD - Onward: Age of myths, superstitions...
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    Hemi being discontinuted

    The far future for RAM is electric, the near future is full hybrids as evidenced by Ford's new 3.5L PowerBoost which combines their turbo V6 with an electric motor. 430 HP with 570 lb.-ft. torque. 24 MPG. 12,700 lbs towing, 2,120 lbs payload. Nice numbers. If RAM came out with that, I would...
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    IS IT TIME 5.7 TO GET DROPPED ???

    So what? Just because you say so does not make it so. We'll have to agree to disagree and leave it at that.
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    IS IT TIME 5.7 TO GET DROPPED ???

    The reason they don't offer it is marketing and economics. I'm sorry you don't see that. It's not simply a matter of dropping another engine in, otherwise they would do it when obviously they're not. Just buy the Ford or Chevy if the 5.7 doesn't meet your requirements. It's great to have choices.
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    IS IT TIME 5.7 TO GET DROPPED ???

    I think it's economically imprudent, certainly not impossible. And again, it'll make moving up to a 2500 less appealing. Don't underestimate marketing influences on engineering choices. I worked in semiconductor manufacturing. We made high-end, mid-range, and slower-speed microprocessors all...
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    IS IT TIME 5.7 TO GET DROPPED ???

    RAM is not in the same league as Ford and GM economically. Ford is the fourth largest automaker worldwide and has very deep pockets. GM is next at number 5. Stellantis is distant 9, but that also includes all their many other auto divisions, not just RAM. I'm amazed RAM, with its much more...
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    IS IT TIME 5.7 TO GET DROPPED ???

    Only a fraction of RAM buyers care to read online forums or technical engine articles. You guys are discussing the technical aspects of these engines because many of you take the time to become well-informed. The average truck buyer may not care so much about the technicalities. So, you also...
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    Discreet protection from deer...

    Cow Catcher.
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