Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: West Tennessee
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This is my first diesel. I have just over 100,000 miles on it and have replaced the front axle joints, right front hub bearing, rear u-joints, and water pump. My personal gripes - The dash cracked on the passenger side across the top, stock torque converter has too much slip, and occasionally the alarm doesn't disarm when I unlock the doors. If I were to go today to buy another new diesel, I would pick this one again. Raise the hood on a ford and ask yourself, do I want to work on that, or have to pay someone to work on that. It is a mechanical monstrosity on drugs. It took me longer to put water back in my truck than it did to change the water pump. Chevy and GMC are women trucks in my opinion, and still a bastard to work on. They brag about speed, so outrun me if you want, but when it is time to work, I'll leave the barn door open for them for when they get there. I am a firm believer in keeping it simple. Ford and Chevy seem to try and impress themselves with technology and show it off under their hoods. Some people like that, I just walk away. I think the '03 - '04 get the best fuel economy of the Dodges, and personally I think they are the best looking truck Dodge has made in years. The latest style was a step backwards to me.
'04 Laramie Quad Cab 4x4 Automatic - All stock- FP Guage - 2 cycle oil - 4" MBRP T409