You are right. At the time we wrote our comparison of the new diesel-powered pickups in "Heavy Duty Showdown," the news of the Chrysler company's lifetime powertrain warranty had just come out. We asked the company to confirm the warranty applied to the Dodge Ram diesel 2500 pickup we were covering for that story. The response we received, at the time, was the truck would be covered. But, it could be our contact either did not understand which vehicle we were inquiring about or wasn't entirely clear about the specifics of the new warranty. According to Dodge's website, the vehicles not covered by the lifetime powertrain warranty are "those used as/for/by police, taxis, limousines, postal delivery, ambulances, rental or government-these will continue to be covered by the 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty. Also excluded are SRT models and Dodge Sprinters, which are covered by our 3-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty; and our diesel-engine vehicles (Dodge Ram Cab/Chassis and Dodge Sprinter) which are covered by a 5-year/100,000-mile engine warranty-our diesel-equipped Jeep vehicles have a 3-year/36,000-mile engine warranty."
Who's On First?
In Truckin' Volume 33, No. 12, on page 251, there was an '07 Dodge Mega Cab. If possible, I would gratefully like to know what kind of wheels the 22s are. I have been looking for them all over the Internet, as I myself also have a Dodge Ram and love the way they look on Curtis' Dodge Ram.Sincerely,PedroSan Antonio, Texas
Thanks for reading the mag with such a close eye. Those wheels do look awesome on that black Mega Cab. They're called Mako sized 22x9-1/2 inches and available in many lug patterns. You can find them at www.ultrawheel.com
For more information contact:
Ultra Custom Wheels
570 N. Gilbert St.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Needo Of A Speedo
I have a technical question I need immediate help with. I have a '97 4.6L V-8 Ford F-150. Over the years, I have done several bolt-on engine mods, such as a cold air intake, throttle body spacer, headers, high flow cat converters, and a Flowmaster muffler. I also have used a Hypertech computer programmer. Just last week, I installed a set of 3.90 gears. The trouble I'm having is coming from the gears. My speedometer is not registering correctly anymore. It's in the range of 12 to 17 mph off. It's showing that I'm traveling at 70 mph when I know I'm really going about 55 mph. I thought the Hypertech programmer would help recalibrate the speedometer, so I uninstalled it, then reinstalled it; only to find out that it made no difference. Could you please send me the information I need to have it corrected? I have been a faithful reader of your publication for as long as I can remember. Thanks, in advance, for all your help and assistance.Aaron Young
We did a little digging and found a product that should fix your speedometer problem. Superlift's Truspeed speed sensor calibrator fits inline with your truck's factory speed sensor and will correct for gear swaps and tire-size changes. This will correct your speedometer and every other speed-sensitive aspect of your truck, including brakes. Check out www.superlift.com, it's listed under shocks and accessories. The model number for your application is 33001. We checked for prices and they cost around $200, depending on where you order it, which beats a speeding ticket and traffic school; or worse, higher insurance rates. We hope this helps keep the radar guns at bay.