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    Unhappy with these fog lights

    I have a feeling that I too will be adding another set down the line, perhaps some driving beam pattern pods. I really like how inexpensive it is to change out the lenses on the DD lights. If DD can make retrofit boards for the halo lights to do color shifting, it would be interesting to know if...
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    Unhappy with these fog lights

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    Unhappy with these fog lights

    I contacted DD today asking about wiring/plugs for factory LED equipped trucks. They said it looks like their kit will work for us too. I’m going to order a set of SS3 max in clear SAE fog ASAP. We also need to get the halogen fog bracket along with the halogen bezel. It’s only about $40 in...
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    Softopper Exoskeleton(Adarac)

    Thanks, I’m happy with the result. I had to drill a 9/16 hole IIRC for the center wires that protrude out the back. The light is affixed with two small screws, no tape. If i were to do it again, I would remove the cross bar and drill the extruded aluminum in a drill press. It turned out just...
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    Softopper Exoskeleton(Adarac)

    I added a third brake light to my adarac to compensate for the softopper covering the Cab-mounted CHMSL I purchased mine from Jeff Bezos but to repent of my patronage of evilcorp, I bought from an American brand ,Tecniq, instead of a Chinese knockoff. I also used a brake light signal...
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    Shorty headers for 21 ram 1500 5.7

    See attached link for some more info on cracked manifolds and some discussion on what it takes to swap the manifolds to headers. https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/exhaust-manifold-leak.19634/post-451632
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    Shorty headers for 21 ram 1500 5.7

    I have been happy with the AFE shorties that I had ceramic coated. No issues to date. And probably about 15,000mi on them. I can’t speak to any serious power gains as I use a pedal commander to modulate throttle sensitivity. I wouldn’t recommend them unless you have manifold issues or are going...
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    Exhaust Manifold Leak

    Post in thread 'Exhaust Manifold Leak' https://5thgenrams.com/community/threads/exhaust-manifold-leak.19634/post-451632
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    Exhaust Manifold Leak

    The sure fix is high quality aftermarket stainless shorties. I have no more leaks. I do not enjoy spending time at the dealer or being without my truck. It’s worth the cost to upgrade on your own dollar rather than reuse oem parts that will likely crack again. I keep my trucks for 8-10 years so...
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    Softopper Exoskeleton(Adarac)

    When I was planning my options with the contoured uprights, I thought it would be nice to have an underhung canopy on one side with a Yakima road shower underhung on the other side for symmetry(and functionality of course). Instead of a road shower, I went with a Joolca Nomad which just came in...
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    Softopper Exoskeleton(Adarac)

    I am not sure what awning your are going to run, but it looks like you could mount from the bottom of the cross bars with the overhang that you have. My ARB 2500x2500 awning which was from my old truck with an 8' bed extends over the cab/back door just a bit, so I had to mount it on top rather...
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    Rear end clunk

    If you take it to a dealer and try to get it covered under warranty I believe that they will have to get authorization from FCA to pay for the repair which will likely be an uphill battle. If you are going to pay out of pocket, then the tech should understand what is going on here. Very simple...
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    Rear end clunk

    My dealer tried to tell me this was normal as well. Normal doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. I would try re-lubricating your driveshaft. 1-2 hrs and a cheap tube of Ford XG-8 Teflon grease is worth a shot. I ordered mine from the local Ford dealer and it was $12 or so. IIRC it was torque the rear...
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    Rear end clunk

    I finally found time to get into this issue again and after reading posts about fords and gm having the same issue I pulled the trigger and ordered the Ford PFTE Teflon spline lube. Our shop manager used to work at a Ford dealer and said that after using that grease he never had customers return...
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    Anyone have a Tradesman with the Black Appearance Package?

    That green looks fantastic with the black package.
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