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Old 01-16-2018, 02:53 PM   #61 (permalink)
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2004 CTD - '04 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT
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And another cold January. A new post again prompted by CTD owners on CF.

No more PA this year. Back to Texas and surrounding during last year. Tankers. As I hate box vans.

As to crosswind effect, suspension mods, (not just steering): rear smallest Helwig anti-roll bar and upsize the front factory bar (a required match). Also, a Super Steer Panhard Rod. With the minimum as entry level Bilstein or Koni shock absorbers, the Bed Wedge Cap would more than pay its way given sloppy steering “new” on older 4WD CTDs.

Crosswind effect almost zeroed for all but worst.

Highway aero would then be icing on cake.

Hard to convince others how much steering slop costs them.


2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
1990 35' Silver Streak TT 7,900-lb.
11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
Sold: 1983 Silver Streak 3411

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