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Did some work to my Dodge.

Well, for the last 5 or so days, I've been doing some stuff to my Dodge. Let me know what you think:

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05 Chevy Silverado LS 4X4 auto with 36K miles. No power options, and has the smaller V8, but that's actually PERFECTLY fine with me. I got a 3 year, 36K mile warranty, $250 credit to an audio place to have a new stereo installed, and my uncle (who works for the dealer) is going to personally detail the truck for free. The only reason I went with the Chevy instead of that Dakota I was looking at was because I wanted to still use the tool box I bought, and I think it'll be a better travel rig. Plus, it has 22K less miles then the Dakota.

Don't worry, though. The Ranger is still parked in front of my garage. Once I get it running, I'll be throwing extra money into it to finally lift it and everything. I've decided to make it the dedicated wheeler.

Don't worry, I got my flame suite on!
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Much much better.
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look at dat bad bowtie! i like!
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That thing is ugly lol

Hope it works out good for you though!
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That thing is ugly lol

Hope it works out good for you though!
Thanks.
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not a bad truck, they take a beating. .hows the gas mileage any better?
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not a bad truck, they take a beating. .hows the gas mileage any better?
Couldn't tell you, as I literally got the keys about 2 hours ago.

You'll know in about a week.

It's rated at 19 highway (4.8 liter), but I imagine I will be getting about 17 or so. The Dodge was starting to lose something, and I was getting a consistent 12, even after a full tune up and oil change.
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That looks like a gem, Chevy or not I like it.
Are you coming up in May with that beast?
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That looks like a gem, Chevy or not I like it.
Are you coming up in May with that beast?
I am still a maybe. I gotta see what kind of numbers I am looking at after I do a few things.
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very nice trucks james
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take the chrome off and it will be perfect..
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yay for no more breaking down on the way to a meet!!! lol.


Pretty swell trucks....I still wanna get a 06-07 classic 1500 w/ the 5.3.
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Nice truck Jim! I didn't even know you were looking to ditch the ram.
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yay for no more breaking down on the way to a meet!!! lol.


Pretty swell trucks....I still wanna get a 06-07 classic 1500 w/ the 5.3.
You know, at first, I wasn't really liking the idea of the 4.8, but after driving it, I don't see a huge difference between the 4.8 and 5.3. A friend of mine has the 5.3 in his rig, and it's a little faster when you mash down the throttle, but mine seems to hold highway speeds just as good.

It's a HUGE improvement over that gutless 5.2 5 speed.

I only have a few things I already want to do. A leveling kit, remove the stupid dealer decals, the bug guard, and POSSIBLY the chrome and lastly, name it Vanilla and give it a full body massage every day. By full body, I mean my body rubbing on it :)
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Nice James!!!
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looks pretty good for a chevy
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Not bad, I like it better than the Dodge. Just promise that you wont sell the Ranger.
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Nice, I had a 99 WT 1500 4x4 ext. cab just like yours...except it was red and a 99, the only thing that sucked was the center seat didnt fold down as a console/arm rest.
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Not bad, I like it better than the Dodge. Just promise that you wont sell the Ranger.
I literally can't get rid of the Ranger. I have tried, but as soon as I am about to tell somebody to come get it, I get kicked in the nuts.

That, and it's giving me a discount on my insurance, so I'm going to keep it, LOL!

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Nice, I had a 99 WT 1500 4x4 ext. cab just like yours...except it was red and a 99, the only thing that sucked was the center seat didnt fold down as a console/arm rest.
Yeah, the center one doesn't fold down in mine either. I'm actually drawing up some plans for a center console right this second. Just need to find some lumber to work with
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Well its def an upgrade from the Ram, it aight... for a Chevy lol
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Jimmeh...i know......wrong style....but here's my buddy's '07 classic....let it inspire you...




it's now got a 6/7 drop, 22's, intake, magnaflow duals, tuner/chip, hid's, pimp inside...but yeah....sorry...needed to ***** it. lol. I LOVE driving this thing...my gosh....it's soooooo much fun.
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wow thats some major modding to the dodge to make it look like a silverado, j/k looks good bro
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Nice Jim! Truck looks real clean. I'm jealous a bit.
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Much better Jimmy. Hopefully within a week or so I can post up a similar thread
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oooooooooooo I like! nice truck man.
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