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Randy Burelson
Stevan Gajic

4x4Wire Featured Dodge
Owner: Charles Churnut
Model: Ram 1500

Feature Stories
SEMA 2000, Photo by Randy Burleson Dodge Trucks at SEMA
Each November, Vegas fills to overflowing with the SEMA Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo. Take Vegas' bright lights, wild reputation, and 24x7 lifestyle, then mix in thousands and thousands of vendors, journalists, and buyers... the resulting trade show is massive, almost impossible to see in only four days. 4x4Wire toured the show, snapping pictures of the latest Dodge products and the hoopla that surrounded them.
3/4-Ton Dakota
What to do with an IFS-equipped 4x4 that won't hold up to tough trail use? Loren Squires found the answer with the help of Dave and Bob at Ken's 4x4. All it took was axles from a '79 F250, 2" lift springs meant for a Chevy, and a lot of fabrication... all stuffed into a barely year old Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
LockRight Install on a Dana 80 Hybrid Rear Axle
Finding traction-aiding differentials is difficult for Dodge's biggest rear axle, which is a hybrid that uses Dana 70 axles shafts mated to a Dana 80 differential. PowerTrax makes a LockRight that adds traction to this super-heavy duty off-highway platform.
Superlift Truespeed for Late Model Dodge and Ford Vehicles
Correcting the Speedometer on a late model truck with and electronic speedometer and RWAL or ABS.
Center Axle Disconnect Theory and Repair
Many manufacturers install Center Axle Disconnect (CAD) instead of old-style manual locking hubs. Knowing how CAD works allow on-the-trail troubleshooting and even manual cycling the mechanism on the trails.
Torque Converter Lockup Switch for Late Model Automatic Transmissions
Many manufacturers use a locking torque converter on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles for better highway fuel economy. The on-board computer controls a locking solenoid, and this article describes installation of a manual switch with the same function for off-road use, specifically on late-model Mopar trucks like the Dodge Ram.
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