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#319 of 328 dusty 20" wheels heavier?
Aug 17, 2004 (3:20 pm)
Dusty, I don't believe there is a significant weight difference between the 20" wheel/tire combo and the 17". The 17" wheels/tires I bought off Ebay weighed in at just over 70 lbs each. I've seen 20" setups on Ebay where the seller is saying 75 lbs shipping weight. All I know is either one can give you a hernia when you change tires. When I put my 17" wheels on for winter I'll put a 17 and 20 on a bathroom scale and see what the difference really is. Rick
#320 of 328 Re: 20" wheels heavier?
Aug 19, 2004 (3:15 pm)
Okay, well five pounds isn't a big difference, I agree. I just would've thought they'd be a bit heavier.
Yeah, I know what you mean about hernia. When I rotate those 17 inchers on the Dakota I'm close to passing out. Of course at my age....
#321 of 328 6.1 Hemi "440"?
Aug 24, 2004 (1:04 pm)
I have heard from the Dodge talk, that the 6.1 will be around the "440" for hp and/or trq... It will be used in the 2500/3500 for now and the new Dodge sedan..
IMO, I have the 5.7 in a 2500... It just needs more to get the 6673lbs moving... The 4.10 gears would help... but the 6.1 Hemi will be "boss"...
Aug 24, 2004 (3:31 pm)
Met, the one article I read said the 6.1 will be offered at 425 horsepower in the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, and new Dodge Charger. What it'll be in the RAM is probably something different.
#323 of 328 Re: [dustyk]
Aug 25, 2004 (7:45 am)
Dusty, Do you or anyone else on this board know when the 6.1 will actually be out in the 2500 series truck?
#324 of 328 Re: [jcmdie]
Aug 27, 2004 (3:45 pm)
JC, I haven't heard. So far the only official announcement is a release to two sedan platforms and a "future" release in the RAM.
Since Chrysler's manufacturing these power plant in only one location, I suspect that capacity is the issue. Chrysler wants to see some market growth in the car segment more than they do in the truck segment at this time. They are also trying to re-enter the police car market -- I've heard with a vengenance -- and are likely putting their resources in developing the 6.1 for cars.
But, even as far back as 2002 Dodge Truck Division was talking about continued development of the 5.7 Hemi to higher outputs, including increasing the displacement, so it wouldn't surprise me that a 6.1 in a RAM is not too far off.
#325 of 328 5.7 HEMI
Aug 27, 2004 (10:00 pm)
DO ANY BODY KNOW WHY THE NEW 5.7 HEMI SOUNDS
LIKE A DIESEL. I OWN A 5.7 HEMI.
THE NOISE DO SOUND LIKE A DIESEL.
IT ALSO SOUNDS LIKE A INJECTOR OR LIFTER
TAPPING.I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL, THE SPEED IS GREAT.
BUT I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS BUYING
A CUMMINGS DIESEL.
#326 of 328 Re: 5.7 HEMI [jdee2]
Aug 28, 2004 (9:56 am)
I would have taken a test drive that was long enough to determine that you didn't like the noise the engine puts out.
#327 of 328 Re:5.7 liter Hemi
Aug 29, 2004 (5:38 pm)
The 5.7 doesn't sound like a diesel (at least not mine). It does have a very throaty V-8 "rumble" but not that "puckita-puckita".....(wish it did....I really WANTED a diesel but so far the Hemi seems like one heck of a motor)...
#328 of 328 HEMI MOTOR NOISES
Sep 04, 2004 (7:47 pm)
I JUST BOUGHT A 2004 1500 QUAD 4X4 SLT WITH
HEMI AND 20" WHEELS.I HAVE 1100 HUNDRED MILES
AT THIS TIME. SHARP LOOKING TRUCK, SOUNDS LIKE
SH-T. THE NOISE YOU'RE HEARING, I ALSO HAVE.
I ALSO HEAR A NOISE THAT SOUNDS LIKE TIC TIC TIC.
ALMOST LIKE AND INJECTOR TICKING NOISE.
THE NOISE ECHO'S OFF STRUCTURES THAT I PASS
WHEN DRIVING,IT SUCKS.I HAVE TALK TO THE SERVICE MANAGER,HE HAS INQUIRER ABOUT THIS COMPLAINT TO THE DODGE TECH BOARD.WAITING RESPONSE .THE NOISE
IS KIND OF NORMAL, BUT MY IS LOUDER THAN THE
OTHER DODGES WE CHECKED OUT. THE NOISE MAY BE COMING FROM THE WEIRD EXHAUST SYSTEM THEY HAVE.
MAYBE A TURBO FLOW EXHAUST SYSTEM MAY HELP.
WAITING TECH INFO. NO FIX, GOOD BUY TICKING,
SWISH, SWISH DODGE HEMI.ANY BODY ELSE OUT THERE ?