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According to RamTrucks.com, this truck is still "In Transit" as most of them are. I stopped by the dealership today to have them call me when it came in. Low and behold it was already there, waiting to have the PDI done by service (plastic on everything, rear fender flares in back seat, "shipping" mode, etc). Fortunately they brought it uup front and let me crawl around it a little. I took some quick pics of a few things I had seen on here about needing pics of. Mainly the front suspension and the tie rod ends. Let me start off by saying that this thing is BEEFY!! anyway, on to a few pics. I only took pics of stuff I haven't seen posted yet, so no interior pics. This one did NOT have the fold flat rear floor, just the standard flip up rear seat with storage underneath the seat (except on the passenger side where the subwoofer is) and in the floorboards.
It's a 2013 Crew Cab Larime Dually w/Aisin and 3.42s
Thank you sir for these! Now time for you to take a test drive and report back to us!
That was my original intentions, but since it was already there, I went ahead and looked it over. I'm going to go back in the next day of so and take it for a test drive to see how she rides and how the power is. Being that the service dept hadn't even touched it yet, and that it was still in "ship" mode (or whatever they call it) I didn't bother. I did pop the hood though, and noticed two batteries (not sure if all diesel Ram's are like this, it'll be my first, although I'm looking for a Mega Cab) and the "batwing" engine cover with the oil filler tube flush with the top of the cover (well, bottom of the cap flush with the top of the cover). Also, I guess it's because it's such a big truck, it sits up a lot higher than it looks like in pictures.
If there are any specific pics anyone wants, let me know and I'll snap them while I'm there for the test drive.
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Boy it amazes me just how much electric wiring, actuators, etc. they hang under these trucks now a days.
Makes a guy think twice about taking these off-road, lol.
Thanks for the pic's!
As "pushed" said, I'm wanting a Mega Cab, and YES, there are all kinds of electronics plastered to and around the frame. They all appear to be sealed in good weatherpac connectors, but I'm not sure if running it through deep water/mud is gonna be good for it, especially over the years.
Originally Posted by pushed
The congrats is a little quick - he's looking for a MegaCab.
Dwalton: All of the Cummins trucks have dual batteries, but thank you for the pics.
Thanks for the heads up on the dual batteries, I didn't know.
Originally Posted by 3500/6
Does the front axle disconnect wiring look waterproof?
Does it need to be?
I'm sure it's water "resistant", but I'm not sure how water "proof" any of it is. When I go back to test drive it I'll get back under there and take a better picture of the disconnect and harness.
Originally Posted by DIESELBLOCK
Can you look on the driver door sticker and tell me what GAWR and GAWF are... thanks. Also GVWR
I'll do you one better and take a picture of it for you so you can see all the info on the tag!
Originally Posted by jack0351
I'm glad you posted these pics, it saved me from doing it with the one I drove home today.
I figured you'd be kinda busy enjoying her before you head out to Colorado, as well as packing and what not for the trip. Enjoy it, and when you get back put a load on her and see how she hauls!
I aslo took a few pics of the frame area around the rear axle, both inside and out. I'm getting ready to call Precision Bodyline to see if they want to stretch a '13, possibly '14, Mega Cab, and I wanted to have a few pics to send them if they haven't seen any yet. Hopefully they have, and they'll have a jig set up by the time I order (and receive) one. At this point I'm thinking I will hold out for a '14 though, so they should have done a couple by then.
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