2012 PW

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2012 PW

Post by wagonmeister » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 pm

Hi all. I had a 95 Ram 1500 for 14 years . I figured I would go all out this time and bought a new to me 2012 PW. I thought the 95 was hard on gas until I drove the PW. Oh well , you have to pay to play as I always say. I have it pretty much stock except for 35 inch Toyos. Only issue I have to deal with soon is the dreaded broken exhaust manifold bolts. Other than that she is good to go as my work truck.

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by TommyG » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:32 am

Congrats on the new truck. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: 2012 PW

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:45 am

Welcome to the forum Wagonmeister!
Lisle and other tool companies now make drilling templates to make that tough job a little easier.

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The Tight Fit Drill Kit also helps, available on Ebay and here.

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Welcome to the site man, and congrats on the new rig!

Broken manifold bolts sound like an excuse for headers to me. ;)
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Re: 2012 PW

Post by TommyG » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:50 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Welcome to the site man, and congrats on the new rig!

Broken manifold bolts sound like an excuse for headers to me. ;)
Yup. Mine was fixed under warranty. If/when it goes again it is time for shorties!
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Re: 2012 PW

Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:43 pm

TommyG wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:50 pm
BoldAdventure wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Welcome to the site man, and congrats on the new rig!

Broken manifold bolts sound like an excuse for headers to me. ;)
Yup. Mine was fixed under warranty. If/when it goes again it is time for shorties!
Uh, what? More like it's time for catless longtubes and a tune.
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Re: 2012 PW

Post by DamageWagon » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:06 pm

That’s the only option I’m aware of. There are no short or mid-tube options for 10-present trucks that bolt in. There’s options for 10-13’s that require a torch and a sledgehammer.

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by TommyG » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 am

JBA claims these will fit with moving the heater lines. Am I falling for their marketing hype? Have to admit, I didn't research it too deeply yet.

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by BoldAdventure » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:04 am

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Post by DamageWagon » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:08 pm

That’s interesting they say they fit 4x4’s. I remember calling BBK bad JBA a few months ago and one said nope the other said you need a hammer

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by wagonmeister » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:38 am

Thanks for all the advice and recommendations. I decided book an appointment to have the local mechanic install a set of dorman manifolds. I don"t want to take a chance reinstalling the originals as they may be warped and there is no machine shop in my town. Apparently he has done dozens of dodges and ford manifold bolts.so I should be in good hands. I dont have the time or ambition to tackle the job myself. If it becomes an issue again ,I may look into shorty headers. While it"s in there I am going to get them to slap on a 18 inch Magnaflow so I can get a little rumble from that hemi.. :)

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Re: 2012 PW

Post by TommyG » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:10 pm

Sweet. Hope you are up and running soon.
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