Problem, I found common among other 03 Hemi owners!

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Problem, I found common among other 03 Hemi owners!

Post by kbuicker » Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:06 pm

Geez, deleted this thread, too many people with too much time on their hands to try and start trouble.
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Post by Hemidakota » Thu Sep 04, 2003 5:44 pm

No...but I own the 03 HD Hemi truck.
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Post by centerline » Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:09 am

I have a new Hemi 1500 and don't have this problem at all.

To begin with I don't think its a "Hemi" problem. It's a Dodge problem.

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Post by chevy38fan » Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:08 pm

I don't have TINT on my truck (If I do, its VERY LIGHT) but there is a film on it I guess because there is scratch marks on my window. I was wondering the same thing, glad I'm not the only one!
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Post by Hemidakota » Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:39 am

The tint film is integrated in the glass (middle protion).
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Post by kbuicker » Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:43 pm

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Post by Smilin Ted » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:56 pm

:roll: II have a new HEMI quad cab, I do not have this tinting problem. sorry.

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Post by kbuicker » Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:36 am

fixed
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Post by kbuicker » Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:17 am

Dodge took the rap.
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Post by moparornocar » Fri Sep 26, 2003 1:05 pm

I don't have these problems with my old '89 Cummins, 5 speed, first one sold in Texas, and being the senior citizen that I am I may have missed something, but how does the tinting know that it's a hemi or not?
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Post by kbuicker » Wed Oct 01, 2003 2:03 pm

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Post by kbuicker » Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:41 pm

yes, I have edited this,
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Post by Alex@begnal » Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:09 pm

People, let me tell you about a problem I had. I bought a new TV set for my livingroom. The TV stand I placed it on couldn't hold the weight, and it fell, breaking my picture tube, a coffee table and a plant stand. I called the coffee table people to try to get them to replace my TV, and they had the nerve to tell me since they didnt make the TV, the plant stand or the TV stand, they wouldn't help me.
GUYS...If Dodge didn't make the part that is defective, why should they pay to fix it?????
Try going to the manufacturer of the tint. Try going back to the dealer since under law (in New York anyway) they have to warranty it if they sold it to you.
Please leave Dodge alone with this already since they aint gonna help you!
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Tinting scratches.

Post by J » Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:47 pm

I sure did on my first 03 HEMI HD. My new pickup however does not seen to have a problem possibly due to it being close to a 2004 model. :-?
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Post by kbuicker » Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:43 am

Thanks Alex, but they do take responsibility since they did fix it, since it WAS their faulty window design (windows were aligned to tight or close to the seals) that ruined the windows..

thanks for your input though, good story.
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waa waa

Post by snowgod » Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:07 am

**Too Long To Read** See the end!

Geeze what do I say. I seems that middle America has forgotten what it means to own a truck. WOW too tight tolerance of the weather strip has created scratches on my tint job on my HEMI? Where do I start. Since I am a midwestern semi-professional jerk, I'll start with the following...

1. It is a truck. Not a ricer. Not a luxury vehicle. Not a show car (er uh truck)
2. Buy, require, demand real tint.. Not the spray to match junk, the real stuff, even if it is from your dealer. You bought the truck right? It came with this tint on it? If you are concerned with things like this, from the get-go, YOU need to set your stage. If you don't like the cheap tint don't buy that truck that your dealer used match grade tint on. If you don't know what real tint is, educate yourself. If you notice, the stuff from the factory isn't film... It is embedded into the glass.
3. It is after all a truck. See #1
4. Window design? WTF are you talking about. Better your sub-grade tint film get scratched than water entering your door panel and rusting your door from the inside out. NO? I want tighter tolerances, but I don't want it to affect my tint job?
5. Strip that junk your dealer charged you $250(?) for and apply your own real tint (not the spray to match stuff)...if you are concerned about vanity. Real tint (the good stuff) will not scratch from normal window operation, felt or not. HEMI or not. Old vehicle or new.
6. Please email Dodge about your dealers crap tint? Please refer to coffee table story.
7. It is a truck. See #1.
8. Hull any size coffee table to anywhere on the planet. Hell, pull a trailer with the coffee table in it even. Why not try a 5th wheel trailer with the coffee table in it.
9. Where does HEMI fit in here? Isn't that an engine configuration. I didn't realize in my hunt for an acceptable truck that tint was bundled in with the engine. Good looking out. Thanks. (I guess).

I am a little upset by people buying trucks and thinking they are luxury vehicles. They aren't. They are trucks. They are meant to hull things. They aren't designed to autocross. They aren't meant to be in car shows. Even so, manufacturers have done a good job of making them look good, even great. They are meant to get dirty. They are meant to get sideways. They are designed to be put into four wheel drive even though there isn't snow or ice in your driveway. It is, after all, a truck. Hell, you bought one. Think to yourself why did I buy a truck? Vain? Function? Power? Tint? Why?

You are upset about scratches on your tint for God's sake. I have a solution. Don't roll your windows down??? Don't want to get scratches on that TRUCK of yours? Put it in the garage and just tell people you have a HEMI truck. You'll still be cool in my book. WOW man?

disclaimer.... I do not want to insult anyone. I am a semi-professional jerk, not an a$$hole. I do not work for Dodge. I do not own a HEMI (yet). I do not tint windows. I do and have always owned a TRUCK (the kind with a bed that moves things from A to B). Please attack me because I am from the midwest. Please attack me because I am educated. Please attack me because I don't spell or type perfectly. Please attack me because this is my first post... the usuall forum BS. etc, etc...

**Too Long Didn't Read** It's a TRUCK for goodness sake!

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Post by kbuicker » Mon Dec 22, 2003 3:09 pm

Thanks snowgod, nothing else to do?
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Post by jrboatin » Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:21 pm

AMEN !!!
TO THAT !!!!

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