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I have decided my Future, when my Ranger dies.

I have decided my future for when my loved Ranger dies, which isn't to many years off.
I will follow my dream, and buy me a 94-2001 Dodge Ram Cummins.

I just love Dodge Rams so much, i drove a 98 V8 for three years and i loved it, but the tranny went out, so the next Ram will be a Cummns, and it will be manual.
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good luck finding one that isnt rusted to hell and doesnt have a ****load of miles
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Sweet. If I ever have money to blow on another diesel for fun, it'll be a 1st Gen body style, 12v 4x4 with a manual in Reg-Cab Long-Box setup for pulling. Or a 2nd Gen 12v ECLB DRW with overdrive unit setup for heavy towing.

But I still love my 7.3
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Sweet. If I ever have money to blow on another diesel for fun, it'll be a 1st Gen body style, 12v 4x4 with a manual in Reg-Cab Long-Box setup for pulling. Or a 2nd Gen 12v ECLB DRW with overdrive unit setup for heavy towing.

But I still love my 7.3
The kind i would love to have, which i have seen around a lot.
I want to get a 98, or 2001 Sport Chassis, with a 12v, must be manual.
Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel | Dodge Ram 2500 Enthusiast Article at Automotive.com
That link is a pic of what i would love to have.
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Sweet. If I ever have money to blow on another diesel for fun, it'll be a 1st Gen body style, 12v 4x4 with a manual in Reg-Cab Long-Box setup for pulling. Or a 2nd Gen 12v ECLB DRW with overdrive unit setup for heavy towing.

But I still love my 7.3
With all the leather, power everything, and god i love the wood grain dash.
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good luck finding one that isnt rusted to hell and doesnt have a ****load of miles
There are plenty of them out there, i see em all the time, and they look great.
But luckily a very good friend of mine, he's like a second dad to me.
But anyway he owns Advance Towing, the biggest towing company in Utah, and he repo's trucks all the time, so all go through him to find what i want.
And the good thing is he would sell it to me for well under blue book, a $5k truck, he would sell to me for like $1k.
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The kind i would love to have, which i have seen around a lot.
I want to get a 98, or 2001 Sport Chassis, with a 12v, must be manual.
Dodge Ram Cummins Diesel | Dodge Ram 2500 Enthusiast Article at Automotive.com
That link is a pic of what i would love to have.
Not bad, I'm not a Dodge fan myself, but that looks pretty good.

Glad too see another person opt for a manual trans over an auto. "Real trucks have 3 pedals, two shifters and no spark plugs", lol. Some quote from PSN, thought it was awesome.
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Not bad, I'm not a Dodge fan myself, but that looks pretty good.

Glad too see another person opt for a manual trans over an auto. "Real trucks have 3 pedals, two shifters and no spark plugs", lol. Some quote from PSN, thought it was awesome.
Exactly, and i hate spark plugs, there a b*tch when it comes to a tune-up.
And yeah i want a manual, just because Dodge trans really aren't that good, that and lets face it... a manual is just so much more fun to drive.
I miss the hell out of my 98 Ram i use to have, even no it was just a 5.9l V8.
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good luck finding one that isnt rusted to hell and doesnt have a ****load of miles

Just so you know, not every state uses the retarded practice of dumping a butt ton of salt on their roads in the winter. Western states are full of older rust free rigs in great condition.
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Just so you know, not every state uses the retarded practice of dumping a butt ton of salt on their roads in the winter. Western states are full of older rust free rigs in great condition.
Yeah, if anything Utah could use... is more salt, so much black ice everywhere, you hit and slide into the curb, or oncoming traffic.
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floirda rules man aha, i have a buddy/kinda who owns almost identical dodge, except the exterior is dingd and dented everywhere, its massive, i can stand underneath it by ducking just a little. Everytime me and my little ford get stuck he RIPS me out, last time he yanked me, he ripped my entire bumper, splash guard and grille off my truck not to mention made the air bags deploy, cost me soooooooo much
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Yeah, if anything Utah could use... is more salt, so much black ice everywhere, you hit and slide into the curb, or oncoming traffic.
Does Utah even use salt? Oregon uses magnesium chloride which is much less corrosive and less damaging to nearby vegetation. You don't see it used much at all except for a couple of high passes or a few cities in the high desert where they get a lot of snow. They also use sand/cinder/gravel for traction where needed, but rarely.

I hate road salt with a passion. They really overuse it in KY. If it dips near freezing with any chance of precip they salt like mad, at least where I live. Everything rusts out like crazy here within a few years and it isn't even a bad climate. So far I haven't seen more than 2-3" on the ground around here and people seem to think that is a lot. lol. Plus there really aren't any mountains to worry about, just retarded drivers.
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Does Utah even use salt? Oregon uses magnesium chloride which is much less corrosive and less damaging to nearby vegetation. You don't see it used much at all except for a couple of high passes or a few cities in the high desert where they get a lot of snow. They also use sand/cinder/gravel for traction where needed, but rarely.

I hate road salt with a passion. They really overuse it in KY. If it dips near freezing with any chance of precip they salt like mad, at least where I live. Everything rusts out like crazy here within a few years and it isn't even a bad climate. So far I haven't seen more than 2-3" on the ground around here and people seem to think that is a lot. lol. Plus there really aren't any mountains to worry about, just retarded drivers.
Yeah Utah uses salt even when do do not even need it, and they use an sh*t load of it.
Last year they smothered the roads with it and it turned out to not even snow.
Then the one time they didn't put it down, i had to drive to work after the weather dumped like 3 1/2 feet of snow on the ground.
Hopefully i can find a Ram with good snow tires on it, because my trucks engine is on it's last leg.
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floirda rules man aha, i have a buddy/kinda who owns almost identical dodge, except the exterior is dingd and dented everywhere, its massive, i can stand underneath it by ducking just a little. Everytime me and my little ford get stuck he RIPS me out, last time he yanked me, he ripped my entire bumper, splash guard and grille off my truck not to mention made the air bags deploy, cost me soooooooo much
why would your bumper, grille & splash guard get ripped off your truck? the recovery strap is connected to either tow hooks or the frame. if he is or you are connecting it to the bumper or (LOL) grille and splash guard, you deserve to have them broken.
show a pic of this "monster" friends truck that is so tall that you can stand underneath.
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Cummins yes, Dodge no, Ford yes but no Cummins !

Cummins are a very good engine and the newer ones are quieter than the older versions so go as new as you can.

My next door neighbor has an F350 PS and his border has a 1st Gen Dodge w/cummins.
When the PS fires up you think it is loud but then the Cummins fires and man you can hear the Ford, why so loud ?!!!
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Why not just get a new style ranger? Those 12v cummins are a beast and everything is mechanical which is a plus, the 24v isb is ok but tons of injection pump problems and tranny probs ive heard about. The 24v common rail has almost 2x the power these are 2003+ ones. Like 325hp and 610tq haha. Either one will be running while the truck is falling apart around it.
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why would your bumper, grille & splash guard get ripped off your truck? the recovery strap is connected to either tow hooks or the frame. if he is or you are connecting it to the bumper or (LOL) grille and splash guard, you deserve to have them broken.
show a pic of this "monster" friends truck that is so tall that you can stand underneath.
I had basically drivin into a ditch. The grass was cut so it looked like it was a shallow ditch and i said it was no biggie, so i backed into it to find out it was 10+ feet deep and my truck literally sat like a teeter-tauter and ballanced there and mike got behind me and had to pull me out from behind and as my tail left the ditch and my cab entered, the opposing bank of the ditch ripped almost my entire front end off, no im not stupid and dont hook any type of strap to any plastic parts (I just back into ditches.) Login | Facebook
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