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    Looking at a 4th gen 2014 3500 day cab 4x4 stick....

    I really like it Travis! Glad you made it home safe! I can’t believe the insurance issues. My 1 ton has been insured with State Farm since I brought her home in November 2007. It was never even a question...
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    6x6 Ford doing it wrong. LOL

    Seems like someone did a lot of work, but made a serious engineering mistake...
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    New backup lights

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-6-Inch-Flush-Mount-LED-Work-Light-Pods-Spot-Flood-Beam-Driving-Lamp-12V-24V/401767380589?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item5d8b33b66d:g:PbUAAOSw0Gpdgdnq&enc=AQAEAAAB4BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qUm%2B4ehq3Rfe0q8cwTRCItNLhd2mSL3tTfN560IhXKeWxDcugulFCfW9p%2FTR%2BAMDuFtB%2B%2BLyB9PlTZ2gxx1bPT5LpTuUKoLI21UeRe3hWwOH5HrT1XnOIXEcetDyTmQ%2FYdC%2FOBNzBh4M%2BK%2FMUmIJY%2Fq%2Fo9CLzMHScqlrT%2FeQIhp32MnPGSqJ4MzQeEd3f30j2Ofc%2BEG9mpGvM91WK%2BKuZA9f9naEnKTPydLhUN4XRADq0ic%2FGxJciY%2FAE%2FgtfcSeyF8MjaOAsSFwVlGbDpbbCI%2BBj2RBYYBb4MVlvOQGVn7mwatYaQ04sLg7R19kG%2BEYFbhxlkwJhTfYIjI5GlOavAOvvMFIxrCclsduNCejmzHiDDJJOHkqQjh181QUyGPldVYWci8GKC%2F3pY%2BHsCilKweVyT7ZYOfK%2FREWV4hvxTcWQVDL3bS9zolkh1on18ZR3xFDNwQVLVzmUR8eYD9wMmvi8OMG%2BaYodRXGagbLTGIHG%2BE9WP2LRqfz0ZsfJT5KcS80fkh4gir4f2Qs2%2FwA48XqApIrAAsj2j4yRHlbUVCmvPKl4t1L13c1GiQQ7%2FfYF3s4O%2Blu2Iqibd50ZpSvJwcuso0Spbuqm349ex7xy9I3g%3D%3D&checksum=40176738058970173251a05a4f68a9a6d8c563380493
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    New backup lights

    This is what I did. But, it requires cutting holes. I know you “new truck” guys don’t like that. These are cheap flush mount LEDs off EBay. The point is, if you see a set you like, I wouldn’t be to concerned about quality (maybe a little), they all seem to work really well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I decided to do a dedicated thread on this since I could find too much info on how to wire these things correct. I also stumbled across a kit that allows having driving light and turn signals on the mirrors when they are only wired for one or the other. The installation of the mirrors is pretty straight forward. You have to remove the inner door panel to get to all three bolts holding the mirrors on. It’s tough to see in the picture above but there are 3 extra wires coming from the mirrors. Purple - turn signal Blue - puddle light Black - ground I removed the door speaker and fished these 3 wires through the accordion boot in the door jam. From the passenger side I added a 3 wire plug so if I ever had to remove the door the plug can be undone. I was digging around trying to find where the wires were located for the dome lights and turn signals and I stumbled across this kit from Boost Auto Parts. It is made for 4th gen trucks to add the driving lights to the stock turn signals on the mirrors. I had to try it![emoji1787] It worked great! So I was able to tap the white wire with a yellow stripe, running down the drivers side a-pillar. That gave me the factory delay and dimming effect of the dome lights. Since all my dome lights are LEDs, they match the puddle lights perfectly. I couldn’t identify the wire in the a-pillar for the driving lights. I ended up running the wire for that up to the cab clearance lights. For the turn signals, I ran both wires through the firewall. When the inner fender well is taken out on the drivers side, you will see the wire harness for the taillights right under where the clutch pedal hits the firewall. You want to tap the white wire with a dark green stripe for the drivers side turn signal, and the white wire with a yellow stripe for the passenger side. That was pretty much it. Here is a video of the lights working. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    That must be new. It certainly wasn’t there when I bought mine. I would have definitely gone that route instead. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    I should add to this thread that I have towed a couple of times now. I also put the camper on the truck. These mirrors are quite an improvement over the stock 3rd gen two mirrors. They are a bit longer so now I can actually see a little bit behind the camper on the passenger side. Much better visibility.
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    That is the “Pro-level” fix. He isn’t ready for that.😎
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    When I was researching the wiring for this, I came across a video on YouTube where a guy was replacing his factory LEDs with aftermarket as the factory were junk. I on y paid $100.00 for the mirror set. These are specific to fit 3rd Gens trucks. If the price was the same for the 4th gen replacements, I would do like Hoss suggested and just change the complete mirror set.
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    First Gen

    Consider it done! I will dig it out and send some pics.
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    First Gen

    LOL! I didn’t look where they were coming from. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    First Gen

    Just sayin... https://www.ebay.com/itm/VE-Pump-Fuel-Pin-Governor-Spring-Kit-for-88-93-Dodge-Cummins-5-9L-1063/171990056002?hash=item280b67fc42:g:1iEAAOSwk1JWdGB6
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    First Gen

    ^ This! I have an HE351 that would make a big difference on that engine. It was gifted to me so I will pass it on for what I have in it ($0) if your interested Adam.
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    Clutch balance?

    Mine sometimes shakes a little bit at idle. If I push the clutch pedal in then let it out again, it goes away.
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    Yeah, I was a little disappointed in the contrast between the driving light and the turn signal. I think it will look better in the dark. Also I have since "smoked" the lens and it help a little also. Still, I think it is still better this way than one or the other.
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    It was only $55.00 for the kit. I figured I would spend most of that in parts trying to do it myself... and screw it up.
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    Electical gremlins on a 2002

    If it' a pull type switch for the headlights for sure that is the problem. They are junk. I've even seen the turn type go also. Mark Smith is the man!
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    New to campers

    This is the kit I am messing with right now. I haven’t had the camper on the truck yet to see how well I like it. https://www.amazon.com/CAMONS-Wireless-Transmitter-Receiver-DC12-24V/dp/B07V28P9CT/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title It is a bit of a different situation in my case. I have a Pioneer double din deck in my 04 and it has the standard backup camera when I shift into reverse. I have this kit set up so I can turn it on whenever the driving lights are on for the camper ( that is how the camera is powered). This kept me from having to pull wires through the camper and I didn’t have to cut any new holes. Just open one up a little behind a switch over the door. It means I don’t have to add another screen to the truck and I don’t have to plug anything into the camper and truck to make it work. Also it can all be removed and no one would ever know it was there. I can use almost any camera and I am testing a couple now. The problem for you is I don’t know how easy it would be to interface it with the factory deck. You should be able to do it as they had n option for the cargo camera. Just not really sure how to do it. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    New to campers

    Very nice! We love the freedom of our camper. You can park in a regular parking spot and fit just about anywhere. There really isn’t much to it. You just need to get out there and see what works for you. I have done a ton of modifications to ours, solar panel, inverter, integrated DVD player and now a wireless back up camera. I could imagine the newer campers have a lot of this already. Mine is a 2013 Arctic Fox. The one one thing I will say, if you don’t have covered storage for it, I would highly recommend getting a cover for it. I bought one formour camper after I had to replace the slide out awning due to sun rot. The cover is a PITA but it helps.
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    Gary’s new truck

    Wow Gary! I'm hoping you start getting some good luck soon. I think you have had enough bad luck for a while.
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    Yeah, it turned out pretty good. I’m really glad I found the kit for having both driving lights and turn signals. It was really bothering me that I was going to have to pick one.
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    4th gen tow mirrors with light on a 3rd gen

    I learned from you.👍
  23. I have been doing a little research and talking with some friends about trying to make the paint on my Dodge look a bit better. It has been a long and tedious process but it’s getting better. I have washed, clay bared, rough cut, medium cut, fine cut/polish and nano polished/sealed the rear fenders and hood. There are still a ton of scratches but it’s way better. Here is the line up. Going from right to left. Hoss turned me on to the Chemical Guys. Their stuff seems to work great! This is after clay bar. This is after the whole process. I can’t seem to get all of the scratches out but it is much better than it was. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Trying to bring back the old paint

    Wouldn’t help.... I really can’t see anything anyhow. Maybe a siren???🤣🤣🤣 It’s a real good thing they are break-away.🤣
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