Originally Posted by Old Soldier
Hi Guys, I just bought my first diesel, Cummins of course, and have no, nein, zilch, knowledge about diesels. I bought it to haul my 2003 Jeep Rubicon on a trailer. I am a hard core rock climbing Jeeper that rides the trails 11 months a year. No Jan rides-too cold to camp.
I have a 2006 Quad cab Ram 2500 HD.
I see Dodge Ram 2500's on the road and under the 2500 logo the is "Thunder Road". What makes a Dodge 2500 a Thunder Road model?
I know that I will be learning a lot from this web site.
At the present time my truck is "Stock" except for a K&N air filter. I had a K&N air filter in my Jeep but took it out because it was allowing too much "trash" to get by-IMO. I plan to replace it ASAP. Any suggestions?
The Thunder Road package is a value group offered from Dodge, much like the Big Horn Edition, or Lone Star Edition.
Thunder Road package is a option with the SLT trim package includes: Sliding rear window, 17" Polished forged aluminum wheels, fog lights, trailer tow hitch, tow hooks, Sirius satelite radio, and of course the Thunder Road badges. Dodge states that these trucks are available only in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast business centers)
As for intakes, I just purchased one after asking what the best one would be. All of them have their pros and cons. I went with the AFE stage 2 with a dry filter. After seeing what oiled filters can do to a turbo, I didn't want to risk causing problems. Basically it is possible for the turbo to pull so much air that the oil seeps through the filter, thus introducing dirt and debris to the fins on the turbo, which equals bad things! There is a guy on here that goes by the Duluth Diesel, who is quite knowlegable about diesels. Hit him up if you have any questions about that kind of thing.
Also here is the link to the thread I posted about intakes: Air Intake?