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  1. This might help. 5 Ways to Get Better Fuel Mileage You may want to check and clean or replace the IAT sensor as well.
  2. I looked at East Coast Gear and missed those shafts. Thanks! I will keep them in mind. To make that upgrade would cost me about $3500 for the parts plus installation cost. That is just a LOT more than I want to spend on a truck that aside from my wanting a TruTrac, does not really need all of that upgrade. If the Yukon Dura Grip does not work out, I may take another look at East Coat though. Great catch.
  3. My concern on this type of upgrade is that it appears that few to nobody has done it. This is probably for very good reason. Just far more hassle and cost than I want to dive into.
  4. Replacing the axle was NEVER an option for me as that is just FAR too much money to throw at something that does not get regular and essential use. If off roading gets that bad, I have a Kubota RTVX 1100 C with a 2 inch lift kit and 28 inch tall tires equipped with a winch to get me out of sloppy messes which I take great pains to avoid.
  5. Talking with Joey Sanchez @ 4WDFACTORY.com tells me that I can install the guts/axles from a 99 or earlier CAD front Dana 60 in theory which are 35 spline axles but there is not CAD mount on my axle nor the vaccum tubing and asscociated brackets & hardware. The axles would cost about $700. The caveat is that they have NEVER done this axle upgrade in their shop and I am pretty confident neither has any other reputable shop that I am aware of. Just too much unknown and complication. Hence elected to go with the Yukon Dura Grip. The 32 spline axles are strong enough for what I can throw
  6. OK, here is the deal on traction aid devices on my particular 2nd Gen 2002 2500 but this applies to 00 - 02 2500's & 3500's. The rear axle being a Dana 80 is compatible with the Eaton TruTrac Part # 915A567. This in my opinion is the best limited slip/locking device for the rear axle. The front axle on the other had is an odd duck thanks to Dodge cheaping out and electing to buy 32 spline Dana 60 front axles. There aside from an ARB Locker and some other axle lockers that are NOT suitable for full time use on public roads, there is as far as I am aware of ONLY 1 traction d
  7. Agree. If I had a factory limited slip, I would not be replacing it. I think I would just add a front TruTrac in that case. I have open diff's front and rear and they REALLY suck in mud or even damp grass. Having a front limited slip differential that does not affect steering dramatically is a BIG plus for me as I am on logging roads from time to time. I kinda had my doubts and did an eye roll on the 20,000 mile thing too.
  8. The Eaton TruTrac is not a differential locker per se. It is substantially similar to the Torsen differential: Torsen Differential The Eaton TruTrac achieves similar if not stronger results: Eaton TruTrac Exploded The Eaton TruTrac to my understanding provides the best of both worlds in that it provides a locking function but does allow axle differentiation thus minimizing torque steer in frront axle applications. I think this guy can explain it better than I can starting at 5:20 if you don't want to listen to the entire presentation:
  9. Being that the wife's truck had over 185,000 miles on it, I decided to replace the crossover tubes out of an abundance of caution. When a friend and I installed the F1 Mach 1.6 injectors, we decided to reuse the crossover tubes being that my engine had under 50,000 miles and they have worked fine as best I can tell. If you are doing the work yourself, going back inside the engine to replace the crossover tubes is just the cost of the tubes. When you are paying a shop to do it, I want it all to go back together RIGHT the first time and minimize any chances of problems.
  10. I just had the head gasket replaced on the wife's truck. I didn't even want to allow the slight possibility (even then, anything can happen) for head gasket failure due to a bad head bolt or similar issue and had the shop install ARP head studs when they reassembled. They did not charge extra for installing them and with head studs, you are likely to get the best possible head clam load distribution possible. Still does NOT mean that the head gasket cannot fail again but in my opinion sure does significantly reduce that possibility. I think they are worth the money especially if you plan t
  11. I am looking at having front and rear Eaton TruTrac's installed in the wife's and my truck. Getting really fed up with getting stuck/tire spine on damp grass and poor off road manners especially in mud & steep forestry roads. I am trying to figure out an easy way to determine what spline axles are in each of the axles. Both trucks I am pretty sure I have 3.54 gears in both trucks. Any comments, opinions, suggestions, and recommendations welcome.
  12. Wow! Mike, that sounds REALLY high to me. I just had all of my injector crossover tubes replaced when I had new Bosch 275 RV injectors installed when I had the head gasket replaced. Geno's Garage has them for $41.95 each https://www.genosgarage.com/product/dodge-ram-cummins-crossover-tubes-with-orings-3936953/Fuel-Injector-Components-Gaskets#minicart_a I am late to this party and have not read all of the posts to the end of this thread so disregard if you have already got them. This was about the same time AND the same code my VP-44 threw
  13. Have you checked where the fuel hose/line makes the 90 degree bend going into the tank? This is a very common place for air leaks due to deteriorating rubber fuel hose. Are you sure the Raptor fuel pump is running properly through all of this? It could be that it stops running intermittently due to over heating, poor electrical connection, shorted wire, etc. The only other thing I can think of is the circuit board on top of the VP-44 getting hot and intermittently losing electrical continuity. Just a few things to take a look at that comes to mind. Hope you figure it out.
  14. Just got done with a head gasket replacement on the wife's truck with about 185,000 miles on it. I decided to have new Bosch 275 RV injectors, all new cross over tubes to ensure there were no problems to clean up after the engine was reassembled. I think that was the prudent course of action being the head was off the engine and sent out to a shop for rebuild.
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