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My Ram SRT-10 has approximately 550 miles as of today, and its only 2 weeks old with absolutely no mods, except for the tinted windows... :cool:

I've realized that most times the vehicle is on and in Neutral, the gearbox has a sort of ratteling sound which goes away as soon as I press the clutch, without touching the gear :rolleyes: Since the vehicle is in Neutral, why would the noise go away if I hit the clutch without shifting??? :confused:

I need some input please, as my vehicle is non-warranteable since its about 10,000 miles away from the factory, and I really want to avoid any major problems that are preventable in the first place :cool:
 

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While I can't tell you for sure without hearing it in person....what you have described is probably just "gear roll-over" noise. Since you say it goes away when you depress the clutch I would bet that's all it is. When you depress the clutch pedal you are disconnecting the transmission from the engine, when you have the transmission in neautral WITHOUT the clutch depressed you still have parts moving in the transmission because the input shat will be turning. Hope that helps....

By the way, listen to a 6 Speed in a Ford Super Duty with the 7.3L Powerstoke sometime as they REALLY sound nasty especially when you have a high performance clutch in it like I do! :eek:
 

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The older Vipers always had problems with neutral gear rattle. Things were done to the trans to fix it but I'm not so sure it was eliminated. If you have the clutch out, something inside the trans is turning. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
 

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The older Vipers always had problems with neutral gear rattle. Things were done to the trans to fix it but I'm not so sure it was eliminated. If you have the clutch out, something inside the trans is turning. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
With the clutch out in neutral the cluster gear is turning. Most of the rattle is the main drive gear and the same driven gear on the cluster gear assembly. There is a bouncing effect between the gears at idle that comes through as a rattle. If you depress the clutch and put the trans in any gear the rattle should stop. This is agrivated with a performance engine due to the inherent roughness of the engine at idle. The clearances are also looser in a performance transmission. This makes the rattle more pronounced. Some of the noises in a performance transmission that are "normal" would not be "normal" in your BMW 325. If you have any doubts about the noise of are not satisfied with the dealers say so. Find an independant performance shop that has a good drivetrain man. Let him drive and check it out..........Jack
 

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Thanks guys.... I knew it was kind of normal, but I just wanted to make sure.

Now the other problem I'm facing is trying to control my driving :p I just passed the 500 mile mark, and every turn I go through, I powerslide my truck through it :D it's just too tempting!!!

I'm thinking about shipping out 4 new tires to Kuwait, the only problem is the shipping costs almost as much as the set of 4 tires together :rolleyes: By the time the tires get here, and with driving like I've been for the past couple of days, I think I have about 200 or so miles of tread life left on those Ps :p
 

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Maybe you should sell the Lambo... ya know... if you're that strapped for cash. :D Just kidding... sell the Porshe.
 

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Thanks guys.... I knew it was kind of normal, but I just wanted to make sure.

Now the other problem I'm facing is trying to control my driving :p I just passed the 500 mile mark, and every turn I go through, I powerslide my truck through it :D it's just too tempting!!!

I'm thinking about shipping out 4 new tires to Kuwait, the only problem is the shipping costs almost as much as the set of 4 tires together :rolleyes: By the time the tires get here, and with driving like I've been for the past couple of days, I think I have about 200 or so miles of tread life left on those Ps :p
The price on the stock tires has gone down considerably, that should help a little. And dont forget to rotate!!
 

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With a stable of rods like yours, tires should be a small concern!!!! ;) I cant believe you cant get our size there in Kuwait!!!! Dont they like the bling too!!??

Tirerack.com does have them for $278 each I do believe. Ship em UPS ground!!! :eek: Sorry I couldnt resist!! I live on an island man, we always get reemed by shipping costs!!

patrick
 
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