What did you do with your 4th Gen this week?

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RamDiver

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I ran out at lunchtime to try to get in& out of the grocery store quickly, so I didn’t have to do this weekend.
When I left the store in the spot next to me was an empty cart, passenger side, as I put my bags in I had to be very careful with the door because it was very windy.
I get in to leave not realizing a gust has pushed cart into my rear passenger door, softly I assume because I didn’t hear it, pulled out & got witness the damage live as the cart did a 360* on my door.
I’m so mad at the lazy person who didn’t put their cart away but madder at myself for not taking it back to the store, Aldi has no racks in the parking lot but could’ve gotten the “ sercurity quarter” back you have to insert to unlock it, or at least pushing up on the median so it couldn’t move. I would have preferred, if it had to happen, that I just came out & found it up against my truck so I could be mad/ranting about some jerk.
Knowing I could have prevented it makes it worse.

Going to my paint guy Monday to see how bad it is, trucks 10 years old now & it’s starting to look like it.

You might try using a bit of buffing compound on that before spending big $. I think you will be surprised at how well it will clean up. :cool:

Negligent shopping cart users are a peeve of mine. I've only seen the coin-use carts in Vancouver and would have thought that most users would want their quarter back. I guess some people are just too lazy.

They could always use loonies or toonies, up here but I'd guess that would cut too deep into the grocer's profit margins.

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I bought a surplus government 2015 1500 quad cab. The seats were in awful shape. I picked up and installed a used passenger seat ($75) and recovered the console($18)-it’s a good start! I ordered durafoam and a new driver’s seat bottom cover from Geno’s Garage and plan to reupholster that next weekIMG_0974.jpeg
 

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You might try using a bit of buffing compound on that before spending big $. I think you will be surprised at how well it will clean up. :cool:

Negligent shopping cart users are a peeve of mine. I've only seen the coin-use carts in Vancouver and would have thought that most users would want their quarter back. I guess some people are just too lazy.

They could always use loonies or toonies, up here but I'd guess that would cut too deep into the grocer's profit margins.

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Sounds like a job for cart narcs, I always park furthest away as I can…people really truly are lazy these days, I see carts left in the lot and the cart center is literally 15 seconds away
 

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Sounds like a job for cart narcs, I always park furthest away as I can…people really truly are lazy these days, I see carts left in the lot and the cart center is literally 15 seconds away

Yup. Anyone who travels with me to a shopping center had best be prepared for a short walk.

I usually park far from the entrance, around the side or back, often in employee areas and take two parking spots.

If the $hit for brains keep shrinking the parking areas to golf cart sized, tough beans, I need 2 of them.

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I ran out at lunchtime to try to get in& out of the grocery store quickly, so I didn’t have to do this weekend.
When I left the store in the spot next to me was an empty cart, passenger side, as I put my bags in I had to be very careful with the door because it was very windy.
I get in to leave not realizing a gust has pushed cart into my rear passenger door, softly I assume because I didn’t hear it, pulled out & got witness the damage live as the cart did a 360* on my door.
I’m so mad at the lazy person who didn’t put their cart away but madder at myself for not taking it back to the store, Aldi has no racks in the parking lot but could’ve gotten the “ sercurity quarter” back you have to insert to unlock it, or at least pushing up on the median so it couldn’t move. I would have preferred, if it had to happen, that I just came out & found it up against my truck so I could be mad/ranting about some jerk.
Knowing I could have prevented it makes it worse.

Going to my paint guy Monday to see how bad it is, trucks 10 years old now & it’s starting to look like it.
Meh - it's a truck... I look at it like this: While I LOVE my truck, and would love to baby it and not have a scratch on it, truth is, I live in a rural area, volunteer firefight - which includes fighting woods/forest fires and having to take my truck down overgrown back roads, and drive 120 miles minimum every day to get to/from work. I haul crap around in the bed every week, and generally don't have a lot of time to keep her washed all the time. Plus, I live down a 1/4 mile long mud/rock driveway that any time it rains, it's muddy, and any time it's dry, it's dusty... so, I don't sweat the scratches except to make sure that if bare metal gets exposed, it gets painted over to prevent rusting. But I do understand being mad at something you could have prevented if you hadn't been lazy either - hell, you'd have gotten a quarter back for 2 min effort! That's $7.50/hour - LOL! Not that that's a lot!
 

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You might try using a bit of buffing compound on that before spending big $. I think you will be surprised at how well it will clean up. :cool:

Negligent shopping cart users are a peeve of mine. I've only seen the coin-use carts in Vancouver and would have thought that most users would want their quarter back. I guess some people are just too lazy.

They could always use loonies or toonies, up here but I'd guess that would cut too deep into the grocer's profit margins.

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Good friends with my paint guy, he does all our repairs on company trucks, always help him out so won’t charge me anything but will give some $ for his time.
 

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I ran out at lunchtime to try to get in& out of the grocery store quickly, so I didn’t have to do this weekend.
When I left the store in the spot next to me was an empty cart, passenger side, as I put my bags in I had to be very careful with the door because it was very windy.
I get in to leave not realizing a gust has pushed cart into my rear passenger door, softly I assume because I didn’t hear it, pulled out & got witness the damage live as the cart did a 360* on my door.
I’m so mad at the lazy person who didn’t put their cart away but madder at myself for not taking it back to the store, Aldi has no racks in the parking lot but could’ve gotten the “ sercurity quarter” back you have to insert to unlock it, or at least pushing up on the median so it couldn’t move. I would have preferred, if it had to happen, that I just came out & found it up against my truck so I could be mad/ranting about some jerk.
Knowing I could have prevented it makes it worse.

Going to my paint guy Monday to see how bad it is, trucks 10 years old now & it’s starting to look like it.
UGH!

I ALWAYS park way away from everyone at stores. Last year some a-hole parked a beat to crap Toyota pickup next to my truck. No idea why. Parking spots everywhere and much closer to the store. As I came out I saw the owner open his door and it slammed into my truck! Luckily the side steps prevented any damage.

I asked the idiot what his problem was. He just shrugged his shoulders, smiled and drove off.
 

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Meh - it's a truck... I look at it like this: While I LOVE my truck, and would love to baby it and not have a scratch on it, truth is, I live in a rural area, volunteer firefight - which includes fighting woods/forest fires and having to take my truck down overgrown back roads, and drive 120 miles minimum every day to get to/from work. I haul crap around in the bed every week, and generally don't have a lot of time to keep her washed all the time. Plus, I live down a 1/4 mile long mud/rock driveway that any time it rains, it's muddy, and any time it's dry, it's dusty... so, I don't sweat the scratches except to make sure that if bare metal gets exposed, it gets painted over to prevent rusting. But I do understand being mad at something you could have prevented if you hadn't been lazy either - hell, you'd have gotten a quarter back for 2 min effort! That's $7.50/hour - LOL! Not that that's a lot!
It was more on being in a hurry than being lazy, hell if I had a cart I would’ve taken both back. My truck is the best vehicle I ever owned, long history of 1,000$ cars & trucks, so I’m trying to keep it in good condition . It’s hard to see in the picture but some of the scratches are deep, so am worried about rust.
I’ve worked at the same moving company for 30 years, 6 days a week so while I know there harder jobs out there moving furniture isn’t easy or something lazy people do for long.
I’m probably being overly defensive, I’m a lot of things but lazy isn’t one of them.
My father was a volunteer firefighter & I lost a cousin who died while fighting a forest fire so I have a lot of respect & admiration for your service to your community & would also like to thank you for your service to our country.
 

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Had three left over LED lights from my RV and installed in the bed. I made my own harnesses and plugged them into the factory bed lighting. The new lights are controlled by the dash and bed switches.
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You might try using a bit of buffing compound on that before spending big $. I think you will be surprised at how well it will clean up. :cool:

Negligent shopping cart users are a peeve of mine. I've only seen the coin-use carts in Vancouver and would have thought that most users would want their quarter back. I guess some people are just too lazy.

They could always use loonies or toonies, up here but I'd guess that would cut too deep into the grocer's profit margins.

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My guy hooked me up, you were right he was able to buff it out.
 

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Installed a dashcam that covers both the front and rear of my truck, put the wires behind the weather strips up into the roof liner.

Works well enough for a $35.00 system. Especially with how the folks in my town drive.

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I installed a 12k winch on a Vice Design hidden winch mount. So far I really like it, the winch is protected behind the bumper and the weight of it isn't so far forward.
PXL_20240415_230714313.jpgWhile I was at it, I did a few other things :)
- painted the bumper
- installed LED high and low beams
- Cam and lifters, oil pump and timing set
- Valve job with new valve springs and new intake valves
- Oil change and coolant flush, with correct purple OAT coolant

It's all working now, I drove it down the road. Very satisfying.
 

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Well, last week I did the "D" on my 2016 Ram 3500 6.7L Diesel.

OH MY GOD!!! The government people who decided to mandate what they did for diesels have to be completely stupid.

With the "D" completed and running the stock tune (out of selection of 5 tunes) the power increase is extremely noticeable BUT, the biggest change is in the fuel economy.
When not towing anything or having a heavy load in the bed while running with a cap I'm now getting 22 mpg on the highway with the cruise set at 82 (that's just staying up with traffic going around Chicago!), on the side roads with stop and go traffic it drops down to about 20 mpg, and when cruising on the back roads at 52 in a 45-50 zone I'm getting 32 mpg!

I'm averaging over 20% better fuel economy which those government types should interpret as buring 20% less fuel........ but all they see is a little black soot at the start, typical short thinking for those types though.
 

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I replaced the seat foam and the seat cover with products I bought from Geno’s garage (I did not order from seat shop as they claimed to have a five week lead time). Unsurprisingly the cover is slightly darker as the rest of the truck is sun faded, in retrospect that might have just bought a back as well.
While I could have bought a used set of seats for $500, spending 75 on the passenger used, and $337 on the upgraded driver foam & cover makes sense to me.

I bought the hog ring pliers for $10 from Harbor freight, and needed to buy an additional container of hog rings as my aim was not as good as it needed to be early in the process. I did not remove the seat frame from the vehicle, and I would suggest I spent less than two hours on the project, including the trip to O’Reilly to get hog ringsIMG_1053.jpegIMG_1044.jpeg
 
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Went to put the regulator in yesterday and when I put the handle on, the spring didn't sit right, so, I went to pop it back out and broke the damn part where the bottom handle pivot sits. Had to order a new one. I hate when I do that.

On a positive note, the new panel looks very nice and quality seems to be on par with the stock one. Everything lined up pretty good until I broke it.
 

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Dealer said it was discontinued. Later models are still available. They told me it was discontinued in late 2023
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Carrier plates!!! I've replaced three of them now in my truck. 68k miles btw...

Is this just a Dodge thing? I replaced a dozen window regulators in my Dakotas and Rams over the years. Was a known issue...

Thought they would have figured it out by now. Our newer RAMs are still crap. I don't even want to lower my windows now in fear of them breaking and taking months to get back in stock. Last one I replaced cost me almost $700 and was peak covid times.
 
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