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adaman7

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I finally pulled the trigger. I ordered a 2017 EcoDiesel Quad cab laramine in pearl white. Should be here in another month to 6 weekso. Any suggestions on what I should do to it when I get it?

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jdn112011

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I finally pulled the trigger. I ordered a 2017 EcoDiesel Quad cab laramine in pearl white. Should be here in another month to 6 weekso. Any suggestions on what I should do to it when I get it?

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Sweet! Last we heard the 2017's were tied up for some reason or another. Depends on personal preference but a bed cover tends to be #1 on the new truck priority list.

Upgrading your headlights. The halogen bulbs in the headlights are terrible. HID retrofit is a great upgrade with the factory housing.

Regardless welcome to the site and congratulations on your up and coming new rig
 

adaman7

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I am putting on a camper shell so they cover is out of the question. HID kit sounds great! Do you have a recommendation on which to get and are they hard to do?

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jdn112011

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I am putting on a camper shell so they cover is out of the question. HID kit sounds great! Do you have a recommendation on which to get and are they hard to do?

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I went through a couple bed covers before finally getting a shell, took a little bit to rig up my garage ceiling to take the shell off myself if ever necessary but well worth it. Takes about 25-30 minutes! Not too shabby.

Enlight Auto makes a great system for the truck. It is tedious to install depending how hidden you want it; because it is powered by a separate relay harness from the battery, and resistor packs for error cancelers. If you take your time to route the wiring it is a fantastic system and very high quality components. And a no questions asked 2 year Warranty.

I have 55w ballasts with the 6k bulbs. Options have changed a little since then but it's a very good solid product.
 

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That is an awesome idea. I had already bought a pulley system I was going to use so I could remove the camper shell in my garage. I'm interested in a powered kit. What do you think about tuning?

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jdn112011

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That is an awesome idea. I had already bought a pulley system I was going to use so I could remove the camper shell in my garage. I'm interested in a powered kit. What do you think about tuning?

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I just have 2 2x4's with eye bolts that I stand in the bed and lift the shell with my back and slip them under one at a time. Then rig it up to the matching ceiling mounts with ratchet straps and I'm good to go. I have the air suspension so it's especially easy for me, I put in offroad 2 and take it off then just lower it down and drive out. That way I don't have to wrench it way up to a decent height. It's already there
 

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I just have 2 2x4's with eye bolts that I stand in the bed and lift the shell with my back and slip them under one at a time. Then rig it up to the matching ceiling mounts with ratchet straps and I'm good to go. I have the air suspension so it's especially easy for me, I put in offroad 2 and take it off then just lower it down and drive out. That way I don't have to wrench it way up to a decent height. It's already there
I ordered mine with the air suspension. I will keep that in mine:)

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I think you asked about tuning in an earlier post, I would say drive it first and see how you like, tuning and any fueling upgrade is kind of a gray area, being as most dealers aren't honoring warranties on tuned vehicles.
 

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I think you asked about tuning in an earlier post, I would say drive it first and see how you like, tuning and any fueling upgrade is kind of a gray area, being as most dealers aren't honoring warranties on tuned vehicles.
I was under the impression that they wouldn't know. Do you know of any instances where they have rejected a claim based on tuning? I have already driven and would be tickled by slightly more pep and MPG.

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bobcat67

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I don't know first hand of any voided warranties on the ecodiesels due to tuning, mostly cummins powered pickups that I personally know about, my service writer told me that their policy with the ecodiesel is pretty much no tolerance to engine fueling upgrades.
 

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I recently put a topper on my truck too. But now I get a tail light out message when I start the truck. Of course, no tail light is out in reality.

What did you guys do about this? Or do you just live with the message?
 

jdn112011

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I recently put a topper on my truck too. But now I get a tail light out message when I start the truck. Of course, no tail light is out in reality.

What did you guys do about this? Or do you just live with the message?
Weird I got no outage message. But you don't tie into the taillight harness. There is a single wire under the truck just for a camper shell brake light. It just kinda sticks out of the trailer brake and rear wire harness. That way there is no additional voltage draw from the taillight affecting the canbus system
 

jdn112011

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I recently put a topper on my truck too. But now I get a tail light out message when I start the truck. Of course, no tail light is out in reality.

What did you guys do about this? Or do you just live with the message?
 

adaman7

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I finally pulled the trigger. I ordered a 2017 EcoDiesel Quad cab laramine in pearl white. Should be here in another month to 6 weekso. Any suggestions on what I should do to it when I get it?

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Dear RAM truck Customer,



My name is Richard Purk, and I work in the Order-to-Delivery group at FCA US (FCA). Thank you for purchasing the RAM 1500 pickup equipped with the 3.0L Eco-Diesel engine.



You likely know that prior to shipping any vehicle, for every new model year FCA must obtain EPA’s certification that our vehicles comply with federal emissions standards. This year, across all automakers, EPA is being extra careful about certifying diesel vehicles. So, FCA continues to wait for this certification for the 2017 RAM 1500 Eco-Diesel truck.



I just wanted to reach out and let you know that once the certification is approved, we will expedite the building and shipping of your vehicle.



We are closely monitoring the situation. We really do appreciate your patience, and please let me know if you have any questions.



- maybe I should buy something else.

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fhedrickjr

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How much time do you have? Personally, I do NOT like waiting. However: I know a guy who ordered a Boss 429 Mustang in 1970 and got tired of waiting so he pulled his order. The vehicle came in 2 weeks later. Needless to say, the ecoDiesel will probably not appreciate as much as the Boss 429 Mustang, but, no one thought about that then either.
 
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