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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Nice ride. Jealous over here!


Thanks. It's a fun truck to drive and it's the perfect tow rig.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:32 pm 
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ChooChooman74 wrote:
Nice ride. Jealous over here!


Thanks. It's a fun truck to drive and it's the perfect tow rig.

Do you get diesel world mag? Besides the liberty being in there, they had the ultimate "hybrid". 99 F350, F450 suspension, 6.7 Cummins, Allison Trans.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:34 pm 
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ChooChooman74 wrote:
Do you get diesel world mag? Besides the liberty being in there, they had the ultimate "hybrid". 99 F350, F450 suspension, 6.7 Cummins, Allison Trans.


I subscribe to three different diesel magazines and Diesel World is one of them. There are lots of neat ideas, builds, and other great information for aftermarket support, etc. At the moment, I’m only tweaking mine for efficiency and longevity. I’m averaging 21-22 mpg out on the open road. I might tune mine with EFI live for better towing power and to increase mileage. But before I do, I want to take care of all the inefficiencies.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Here's what the GDP Power-Flo intake manifold and GDP Air Boss Plenum look like installed. The results have been great. I have better towing mid-range power, lower EGT's and .5 mpg increase.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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great looking build! very very clean and practical. you'll need that tow rig when you convert your KJ into a buggy :JEEPIN: :)

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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I love this post, might have to look into buying a Ram with a Cummins to tow a 5th Wheel camper here in the UK. Love the info.
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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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2006 KJ wrote:
great looking build! very very clean and practical. you'll need that tow rig when you convert your KJ into a buggy :JEEPIN: :)


Thanks! Keeping the truck practical is the affordable route for me!

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I love this post, might have to look into buying a Ram with a Cummins to tow a 5th Wheel camper here in the UK. Love the info.
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The Ram Cummins is by far my favorite truck built since the early 90’s. They are good trucks and long lasting engines. The modifications that I have made simply make the truck more efficient and increases longevity.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:20 pm 
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To finish off my fuel system, I added the GDP Max-Flo Filter Inlet Kit. This kit is for those of us who have kept our OE in-tank pumps. The Max-Flo filter inlet kit replaces the last remaining banjo fitting at the fuel filter inlet and the small plastic line from the frame rail up to the inlet. The kit includes high flow stainless metric adapter, 90° pushlock fitting, 3/8" hose and clamps.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:05 pm 
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The Carli ball joints are greasable and come with a lifetime warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:16 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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I don't even want to think about what those balljoints costed if they come packaged like that!

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:01 am 
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I don't even want to think about what those balljoints costed if they come packaged like that!


Ha ha, they aren't cheap, BUT, they have a LIFETIME WARRANTY. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:02 am 
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When towing, the truck gets injector cleaner and cetane boost with every fill-up. Here are the benefits:

Amsoil Injector Cleaner
Cleans dirty injectors
Adds lubricity to reduce fuel pump & injector wear
Improves fuel economy up to 4.5%
Improves power and torque
Reduces smoke and emissions
Improves startability
Combats fuel system corrosion
Reduces downtime and maintenance costs

Amsoil Cetane Boost
Increases horsepower (increases cetane up to 7 points)
Increases fuel economy
Improves startability
Smooths idle
Reduces smoke and emissions

Amsoil Maintenance mixing ratio for Injector Cleaner & Cetane Boost
5 gal (1 OZ)
10 gal (2 OZ)
15 gal (3 OZ)
20 gal (4 OZ)
25 gal (5 OZ)
30 gal (6 OZ)
35 gal (7 OZ)
40 gal (8 OZ)
45 gal (9 OZ)
50 gal (10 OZ)
55 gal (11 OZ)
60 gal (12 OZ)
65 gal (13 OZ)
70 gal (14 OZ)
75 gal (15 OZ)
80 gal (16 OZ)

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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I was able to cleanup the headlights this evening. The Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit was fairly easy to do, but required several steps. For $20 bucks, I can't complain. They look much better.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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We recently turned 100,000 miles on the truck. :rockon:

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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I made the decision to replace the Toyo Open Country H/T with an all-terrain tire. The toyo's had 63,432 miles on them with 6/32nds on the fronts and 7/32nds on the rears. They still had some good tread left. The new tire is a Firestone Destination A/T in the same size (265/70R17, LOAD E).

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:37 pm 
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I'm starting to wonder if the Filter Minder isn't working properly. Since installing the larger 42 pleat/3.75" deep filter, the Filter Minder hasn't shown any restriction. I just assumed that since it was a much larger filter than the original 88 pleat/1.75" deep filter, it was able to hold more dirt before registering a restriction.

Anyway, I replaced the air filter today which looked very dirty. I don't think I will stretch out the change interval this far next time. I also tightened the Cool Hose clamps on the filter side and the turbo side.

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12/12/2007 (30,266 miles on vehicle) Amsoil EaA189 (18,312 mile interval)
11/24/2009 (52,427 miles on vehicle) Amsoil EaA189 (22,161 mile interval)
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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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Just a lil bit dirty :-)r

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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Just a lil bit dirty :-)r


Yes it is. :oops: I edited the post describing what the situation was. Needless to say, I'll be watching it closer next time.

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 Post subject: Re: 2006 Dodge Ram Cummins Turbo Diesel (Work In Progress)
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We decided to replace the factory batteries today. The truck has a December 2005 build date which means that the OE batteries were nearly 9 years old. I'm hoping that the new DieHard Platinum batteries will last another 9 years!

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