Apparently the '19s have something like that. At least the whole CV joint is enclosed in rubber or plastic, from the looks of it.
I still prefer being able to see components, and don't mind using a grease gun.
The sales hook one the new ones says everything has no maintenance needed, lubed and sealed for life. That's not your life, the parts life. Things still wear out. So now you buy parts and not tubes of lube. Remember that the front DS only moves when in 4x4 mode due to the front axle disco. So mine has spun for maybe 10 miles total. I believe that front DS zert is the only one on the truck.
Greasing a front driveshaft on a part-time 4wd system with a CAD front axle is pointless. (model years '94-02' and '14-current) There's no amount of time you'll use the 4wd to justify the time and effort you'll exert under there.
But if you have a 4wd system which does not (some 02's - '13) then you'll find it "may" help to offer some occasional lube to a constant spinning front driveshaft, but still probably a waste of time depending on driving conditions.
Although, its common knowledge in most driveline shops that a non-greaseable u-joint will far outlast any greaseable u-joint. They're stronger, better sealed, and can last the life of the vehicle depending on conditions. But people love to be able to squish out all that dirty water contaminated goo thinking they're doing good, where in reality that dirty water contamination is only getting in there because the greaseable joints have such weak seals just to allow you to pump in more grease. Its really a silly design...
As for the double cardan ball joint, well those are susceptible to over-usage if the joint angle is too extreme and they spin too fast. Thats what causes most of the driveline vibrations we all read about where thousands of people complain that their trucks vibrate right off the dealer lots. For whatever reason Dodge/Ram have those year trucks running poor front driveline angles for a constant running driveline. Then add a lift and you're just asking for more problems.
I am about to purchase a race me ultra. But before I pull the trigger if anyone can chime in with some info on it.
will the throttle be more responsive and less laggy? Especially when trying to rev match to downshift
Hows the performance on the 200hp tune?
I see you can change torque settings...
Hey guys - Thuren has been super helpful by email and I've scrolled through 90% of the leveling pictures thread - a lot of different wheel/tire setups too -
So in talking with Thuren support, he said for me with a daily driver he'd recommend the 2" leveling coils, Overlands, and a track bar -...
has someone a good tip?
I did operate the LED bar on my AUX switch 1.
It stoped working and first I thought the bar is broken as there is no error message whatsoever.
But the LED bar still works.
So checking the wiring it turns out that I do not get power in the AUX connector for AUX 1...
I would love to see what other 2013-14 owners are hitching up behind their trucks. I will start with my 2014 hooked up to our 2012 Komfort 3530fbh. Hitch is a Superglide slider on a Mopar picture frame adapter. Total trailer length is 40ft and 15,500lbs GVWR.
For those that haven't already seen my posts in another thread, a few days ago coming home from Las Cruces NM, on I-10 just west of Ozona TX, I was pulling a 28' travel trailer on a steep uphill grade in the left lane, running about 70-72 about to pass a 18 wheeler, just as I was about to start...
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