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Postby duckhntr42 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:22 am

a little off topic but i'm in the market for a new truck. currently i have a 2006 gmc sierra which i love but i want to go diesel. i've been doing some online research about reliability, common problems, MPG's ect.. being a hunting forum i'll bet a good majority of you all drive trucks. i thinking of going with a 04-06 ram 2500. anyone own one? has it been a good truck for you? or do you have something else? any info is appreciated.
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Re: trucks

Postby Tool-Man » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:40 am

Have you driven one yet?
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Re: trucks

Postby Tealer » Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:11 am

I am currently driving an old diesel Chevy, hoping to upgrade to a new F350 this year. My experiences with Dodge has not been positive, slush buckets for trannies.
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Re: trucks

Postby duckhntr42 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:02 am

Yes I have driven an 05 before. (my fathers) I'm not wild about dodges interior. I just prefer gm. I was just wondering if anyone is an exclusive dodge guy that's owned a few. I know the cummins motor is solid but was curious if dodge has any negative common issues. I wanted a real persons experience instead of online articles written by who knows.
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Re: trucks

Postby bknilvr00 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:14 am

So I have a 2007 dodge 2500 with the 6.7 and a 6 speed manual transmission. I traded in my 2012 Ram 1500 for it. I get way better gas mileage even when pulling my wife's horses. I don't regret my decision in the least. My only issue right now is all the bull crap emissions stuff they put in the truck. I can get another two to three miles to the gallon once I take care of that. With some added power to boot.

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Re: trucks

Postby Dukalr » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Just bought an early year model 2007 2500 a year ago with the 5.9L and six speed manual. Found it in Portland for blue book with 37000mi (which is a steal due the lack of above mentioned emissions controls). I absolutely love it. Pulls great, get 20-22mpg around town. Pulls my boat and 9.5ft Lance camper like a dream. Only downside are the interior isn't quite as comfy as my older Chevy 1500. Also it feels like it needs a higher gear on the highway, it's doing about 2200rpm at 75mph, but I guess that's just the way they geared their transmissions then(. I think this is better on the 05's and before, but less HP). Overall wouldn't go back. I know this thing is gonna last forever.
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Re: trucks

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:50 pm

Ive had my 2001 dodge 2500 Cummins since it was new. I have almost 200k on it and it still runs just fine. I've replaced the auto trans once, the lift pump once, the heater core and I think the alternator years ago. Replaced the steering linkage hoping to tighten up the steering but that didn't change anything. The rest have just been maintenance items.
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Re: trucks

Postby duckhntr42 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:29 am

thanks for the info guys. i think ive made up my mind on a dodge.
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