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My trusty 12 valve was getting tough on putting 3 teenagers in the back when we go places. NW Ohio rust has taken it's toll and I was ready to try a new one. This '16 is late in the body style and hopefully they have the bugs worked out. Drove it 90 miles home... OH MY GOSH. So smooth and quiet. :drool2: Love the automatic (have always been a manual guy). Have to get it Krown undercoated this week and some steps (holy smokes are these new trucks tall) and some other items. (seat covers and mats)

2500 Tradesman, automatic, Snow Chief, no carpet, Ram Work Vinyl, 5.0 Radio, 18" OWL tires... still so many options more than my 1995 nicely equipped back then.

Have to run to dealer this week too as the back up sensors do not work... computer keeps telling me to clean them, but they are clean as a whistle and still will not turn on?

All for now. Will continue to watch the forum for ideas on upgrades! Thanks, Jeff
 

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Quite the upgrade! You bought the ol 12 valve new too?
 

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Nice! Congrats on the new rig and best of luck with it!
 

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Quite the upgrade! You bought the ol 12 valve new too?
Yep, bought her brand new! Graduated from Ohio State and being a farm kid I drooled over those Dodge/Cummins combos, so as a graduation to myself (no debt and no girlfriend) I ordered it when I got my first good job. This has been the best vehicle I have ever had... seriously.. not sure what I want to do with her, but I will shed a tear when she drives out the driveway. Lots of memories in that old girl.
 

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I am sure you will enjoy the new truck.
PS: People will line up to buy that old 12V from you. Every once and a while I watch this tv show and they would have fun with that truck, turning it onto an advertisement giveaway
 

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Yep, bought her brand new! Graduated from Ohio State and being a farm kid I drooled over those Dodge/Cummins combos, so as a graduation to myself (no debt and no girlfriend) I ordered it when I got my first good job. This has been the best vehicle I have ever had... seriously.. not sure what I want to do with her, but I will shed a tear when she drives out the driveway. Lots of memories in that old girl.
Cool story! just got my 2004 in 2014 and plan on having my soon-to-be daughter in June get to drive it in 16 years
 

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Cool story! just got my 2004 in 2014 and plan on having my soon-to-be daughter in June get to drive it in 16 years
Buddy of mine was there when I got my old truck... I was having it undercoated and blah blah blah, and he laughed and said "how long you plan on keeping this thing?", I said "my kids will take this truck to prom" (not even having a girlfriend at the time) and now my oldest will go to prom soon, so maybe I will pay him and his girlfriend to take it to prom!!!
 

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My trusty 12 valve was getting tough on putting 3 teenagers in the back when we go places. NW Ohio rust has taken it's toll and I was ready to try a new one. This '16 is late in the body style and hopefully they have the bugs worked out. Drove it 90 miles home... OH MY GOSH. So smooth and quiet. :drool2: Love the automatic (have always been a manual guy). Have to get it Krown undercoated this week and some steps (holy smokes are these new trucks tall) and some other items. (seat covers and mats)

2500 Tradesman, automatic, Snow Chief, no carpet, Ram Work Vinyl, 5.0 Radio, 18" OWL tires... still so many options more than my 1995 nicely equipped back then.

Have to run to dealer this week too as the back up sensors do not work... computer keeps telling me to clean them, but they are clean as a whistle and still will not turn on?

All for now. Will continue to watch the forum for ideas on upgrades! Thanks, Jeff
Very nice truck :thumbsup: Where are you getting your Krown rusting proofing done at?I live in Michigan and want to get Krown done on my new 2016.I located a place called Gus,s Garage who does Krown middle of the state in Ohio.
 

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Very nice truck :thumbsup: Where are you getting your Krown rusting proofing done at?I live in Michigan and want to get Krown done on my new 2016.I located a place called Gus,s Garage who does Krown middle of the state in Ohio.
Jeff Zachos : Krown Rustproofing: Monroe, MI 734-674-0222

I used Ziebart before and they fixed the rust so many times, they bought me out of the contract (small print), so this time I'm going to try Krown. The Canadian's all seem to swear by it.
 

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I seen them also.Have you ever had anything done at his shop?Just trying to pick the best place to get the Krown done.I have not been to either shop.
If they all get the proper training as a new franchise, I would hope they would all be about the same! Monroe is 30 mins away, I'm going there and will report back unless you get yours done sooner.
 

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Jeff Zachos : Krown Rustproofing: Monroe, MI 734-674-0222

I used Ziebart before and they fixed the rust so many times, they bought me out of the contract (small print), so this time I'm going to try Krown. The Canadian's all seem to swear by it.
I seen them also.Have you ever had anything done at his shop?Just trying to pick the best place to get the Krown done.I have not been to either shop.
I had the rockers LineX'd on a F250 at his shop, had it done with the fancy/expensive color matched option and the color started to fade after about a year. In his defense the color fading issue was said to be a problem with LineX's formulation and they have since changed suppliers and the fourmula. He stood behind his work and offered to refurbish/repair , I had done some rust repair to the bed and asked him to apply the LineX over the wheel wells vs. painting as I have seen it done and it looked good. The the line that follows the wheel well "hump" looked very bad in some spots and long story short he ended up having to do some paint work along with fender flares to cover up the bad "paint line". All in all I would do business with him again seeing as he did stand behind his work and attempted to make things right, I don't think I would have the rockers done there but maybe the truck bed as that turned out great.

A buddy at work used Jeff for the Krown undercoating and he was happy with the service and price. He just had it done this previous fall so no word on the effectiveness of the product. When I finally save up a good down payment for a new Cummin's (end of summer I hope) I will try the Krown also. From what Jeff at LineX said, the Krown is the type of product that should be applied every season or maybe every other season depending on the amount of miles driven.


Oh and Nice truck('s)
 

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Congrats on the new truck. I coudnt part ways with my 2000 so i have two diesels now. My new work horse and now my project truck that i like to take my wife out for a cruise in.
 

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If they all get the proper training as a new franchise, I would hope they would all be about the same! Monroe is 30 mins away, I'm going there and will report back unless you get yours done sooner.
Sounds good PM me and let me know how the Monroe location works out.Thanks :thumbsup:
 

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I had an F250 rockers LineX'd at his shop, had it done with the best color matched option and the color started to fade after about a year. He stood behind his work and offered to refurbish/repair , I had done some rust repair to the bed and asked him to apply the LineX over the wheel wells vs. painting as I have seen it done and it looked good. The the line that follows the wheel well looked very bad in some spots and long story short he ended up having to do some paint work along with fender flares to cover up the bad "paint line". All in all I would do business with him again seeing as he did stand behind his work and attempted to make things right, I don't think I would have the rockers done there but maybe the truck bed as that turned out great.

A buddy at work used Jeff for the Krown undercoating and he was happy with the service and price. He just had it done this previous fall so no work on the effectiveness of the product. When I finally save up a good down payment for a new Cummin's (end of summer I hope) I will try the Krown also. From what Jeff at LineX said, the Krown is the type of product that should be applied every season or maybe every other season depending on the amount of miles driven.


Oh and Nice truck('s)
Great info,thanks.
 
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