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im looking to buy a dodge diesel and i was wondering is there any years that were better than others?
Id appreciate the help thanks
 

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03 - 04 5.9 you will get better fuel mileage, a little harder to get more power
04.5 - 07 5.9 HO decent fuel mileage, you can get more power out easier
07+ 6.7 not very good fuel mileage, a little harder to get more power out of because of emissions
 

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Is there a way you can tell you hve a 5.9 HO in 2004?
What makes the difference between 03-04 to the 04.5-07?
When did they start putting the g56 transmission behind the 5.9s?
 

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the g56 came in at the end of 05,
5.9 ho will have a tag right on the valve cover stating it. Also, not positive but if the build date is 04.5, you will have a ho

not positive I think the 03-04 have the fuel pump on the driver side of the motor vs in the tank
 

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IMO 05 an thats not just cause i have 2 of them it just i have had 9 cummins an the 2 05's that i have i have never had any problems with at all.....they have been very good trucks....an i like the headlights on the 03-05 better than the newer ones an i think the seats are more cozy......
 

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id say an 06, i had an 05 6 speed that was 2wd at one time and it was a fun truck. my 06 just has more "creature comforts" i guess you could say. imo 06
 

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well i want good easy power, sound, i dont think i want the g56 trans though any more help?
and im talking about every year of cummins engine98-07 whats the best?
ive been looking at an 05 2500 6 speed for $19K and has 91,000 miles is that a bad deal?
 

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well i want good easy power, sound, i dont think i want the g56 trans though any more help?
and im talking about every year of cummins engine98-07 whats the best?
ive been looking at an 05 2500 6 speed for $19K and has 91,000 miles is that a bad deal?
and also can somebody show me a picture of the H.O. on the valve cover
 

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well i want good easy power, sound, i dont think i want the g56 trans though any more help?
and im talking about every year of cummins engine98-07 whats the best?
ive been looking at an 05 2500 6 speed for $19K and has 91,000 miles is that a bad deal?
thats not to bad... friend of mine bought a 05 with 100000 miles for 17k is it was auto 4x4 slt......
 

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i would say 06-07........... newer front end and interior. and they still have the 5.9
 

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well i want good easy power, sound, i dont think i want the g56 trans though any more help?
and im talking about every year of cummins engine98-07 whats the best?
ive been looking at an 05 2500 6 speed for $19K and has 91,000 miles is that a bad deal?
Why wouldn't you want the G56 it's the best manual trans Dodge ever used.

I think the 06 model is the best. I hate my grey cloth though. If I can't sell it I'll change that.
 

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I personally would rather have a 2nd gen....than a 3rd gen if your wantin to make a powerhouse. but if you want streetability and style i would go 05 or 06. I like the different seats and headlights on the 06's
 

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I personally would rather have a 2nd gen....than a 3rd gen if your wantin to make a powerhouse. but if you want streetability and style i would go 05 or 06. I like the different seats and headlights on the 06's
2nd gen 12v or 24v....... common rails are making way more power than a vp truck.....
 

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CR's make power easier right?
 

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I know the Common Rail makes more..but i like the cheapness of the upgrades to the 24v. vp trucks rather than having to spend thousands and thousands just to get 500+ Reliable HP. Everything is cheaper on the 24v 2nd gens.
 

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06 screw the little tiny lookin headlights on 03 to 05
 
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