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  1. FL-RAM

    Death of the V8 & birth of a.... Inline 6?

    I assume that would be in the M5. My old 528 with the I6 was the finest vehicle I've ever owned. There's an episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson test drives an M5 and calls it the "perfect" car.
  2. FL-RAM

    Death of the V8 & birth of a.... Inline 6?

    Is that the new M engine? That is not what they replaced the old 3 and 5 series I6 with.
  3. FL-RAM

    Death of the V8 & birth of a.... Inline 6?

    Remember the recent California rolling blackouts? Can't handle the current electricity requirements....now they want to add millions of vehicles to the demand. I lived in California for 6 years. That place is a disaster.
  4. FL-RAM

    Death of the V8 & birth of a.... Inline 6?

    A few years ago BMW replaced their legendary and beloved I6 engine in favor of a turbo 4. It's not the same car anymore. A lot of BMW enthusiasts (me included) were completely turned off. They just don't drive like a BMW anymore. Yes, they get better gas mileage, and a little better HP and...
  5. FL-RAM

    Death of the V8 & birth of a.... Inline 6?

    Haven't heard much about Brandon's war on oil lately. One of his major campaign promises was to end all fossil fuel in his first term. Bold and idiotic. The market reacted, prices went through the roof, people were pissed (including Brandon supporters). it was a failed policy that nobody...
  6. FL-RAM

    Hey all - possible new Ram owner

    In my opinion, the 12" display is just too much tech. Simply too much going on. It looks cool and all whiz-bang, but it is way overcomplicated. I recommend the 8" screen. Much easier and intuitive.
  7. FL-RAM

    Best Mods for under $100 (5th Gen Edition)

    I just bought some black rubber lug covers on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CHWGSZZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
  8. FL-RAM

    Hey all - possible new Ram owner

    Yes. It's not terrible, but it doesn't work flawlessly. It seems to be mostly a software issue. I'd be a bit leery of the 12" displays. Some people have posted that they have had problems with the screen delaminating. Plus, in my opinion, it's just information overload. The 8.4 screen...
  9. FL-RAM

    Best Mods for under $100 (5th Gen Edition)

    So, update to the black lugs. They are pretty rusty now. They scratch very easily when using the lug wrench. Anyone have any idea or suggestions? Don't want to put the silver ones back on.
  10. FL-RAM

    Hey all - possible new Ram owner

    I came from 150s also. They are very similar vehicles overall, but my Ram seems to be just a tad better in fit and finish. Definitely a more luxurious ride. And Ram wins hands-down on looks to me. Ram recently got a low ranking on the JD Power reliability rating, but that was primarily due...
  11. FL-RAM

    XM radio sounds different than Pandora/Apple Music

    When I'm listening to Pandora or Apple Music it sounds really good. Great balance, surround is fantastic, clarity and bass are awesome. Switch over to SiriusXM and it totally changes. Balance moves forward, clarity not so good and overall the sound is much diminished. The audio settings...
  12. FL-RAM

    Alpine speaker help

    I had Kickers in my F150, Kenwoods in my 4Gen Ram, and have Infinity Refs in my current 5Gen. All have been very good, and way better than stock. Not sure I could tell much of a difference between the brands. I recently put Rockford Fosgates in my boat and those are pretty awesome also. I...
  13. FL-RAM

    New to RAM What do I need to know?

    The UConnect system is a bit wonky. It's one of the biggest complaints. It's the thing that dropped Ram to the bottom of the JD Power reliability list. So, if you see that JD Power thing with Ram listed as problematic (it pops up now and again with people saying "see, Ram sucks"), know that...
  14. FL-RAM

    K & N filter

    I've used them in everything from BMW M3s, to motorcycles to Suburbans. Never saw any change in anything. I quit using them years ago. Their only tangible benefit is that they are reusable. But I wouldn't really call that a benefit because your vehicle is out of action for several hours...
  15. FL-RAM

    2022 Audio Upgrade Sanity Check *Update*

    On my old 4Gen with the 6 speaker system I went with Kenwood Excelons. Man, what a massive difference. i think any quality aftermarket speakers will be better than the cheap, generic speakers that come in these. Even the "Alpine" speakers are cheap and generic.
  16. FL-RAM

    My experience after a couple weeks with my new truck...

    I have 7000 miles on my 2022 Bighorn and have zero complaints. The only weird thing is that sometimes the stereo resets itself to original settings (flat EQ and surround turned off). Oh, and the dumb key fob is absurdly huge. The fob for my Grand Cherokee is literally half the size.
  17. FL-RAM

    2022 Audio Upgrade Sanity Check *Update*

    No. None at all. It got a little louder and a much better sound.
  18. FL-RAM

    Rear door speaker upgrade made all the difference!

    Does anyone know if the generic speakers used in the Alpine system are the same speakers used in the base 6-speaker system? Just wondering if the generic Alpine system speakers are actually an upgrade over the base system.
  19. FL-RAM

    Has anyone verified who makes the "Alpine" speakers?

    I'd like to see a picture of the stock speakers in a 6-speaker system...I wonder if they are the same as the "Alpine" system speakers.
  20. FL-RAM

    Has anyone verified who makes the "Alpine" speakers?

    Yep. Crutchfield is significantly more expensive. Buy on Amazon, get quick delivery and easy returns.
  21. FL-RAM

    Has anyone verified who makes the "Alpine" speakers?

    This. I agree. Just call it a "premium 9-speaker system" and everyone is happy. On a $50,000+ vehicle and a $1000 option upgrade, there is no reason they couldn't have put actual nice Alpine speakers in there.
  22. FL-RAM

    Speaker upgrading 22 rebel 8.4 non alpine

    The smaller ones are for the dash speakers. You just need two. The bigger ones are for the door speakers. You will need two sets.
  23. FL-RAM

    Speaker upgrading 22 rebel 8.4 non alpine

    These are the harnesses i used: This one says it doesn't fit, but it does. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0878YRT8X/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007WTEVM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  24. FL-RAM

    Speaker upgrading 22 rebel 8.4 non alpine

    Nice! I had a Hideaway in my F150 and it did the job perfectly. Plus, it comes with a little remote control device that you can mount on the dash somewhere and use to adjust the bass without having to go into the EQ settings on the headunit.
  25. FL-RAM

    Speaker upgrading 22 rebel 8.4 non alpine

    That will work. Order from Amazon. Crutchfield is ridiculously expensive. Make sure to get the harnesses. They are like $5. They just plug into the new speakers and then into the existing wiring coupler. The Kenwood Excelons are really nice as well. But the Infinity seems to be the...
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