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So first of i take back what i said about
"Should have got a powerstroke"
These cummins trucks have to be the tuffest truck ever built
Bare with me im getting to my point
The more i learn about these trucks the more i see how good they are.
When i bought i my truck started researching it n contacted
The two previous owners of the truck
Long story short my truck had been used in a few sled pull tournaments
It had been drove n worked on by a goofy kid that thought he knew
Everything n knew nothing
It had a programmer that was too hot for the truck
It had 200 hp injectors n run on a stock turbo(thats still on the truck till this day)
The egt's would get out of the charts on my pyro gauge from just normal driving
So i couldnt imagine shat the heat has reached while sled pulling
And had done all that ruff housing n 60,000 miles with no air filter
So of course as u know i went to fixing the truck right
Had stock injectors put in
Put a air filter on it
Took the programmer off
Had new stock clutch put in
Had new stock style exhaust put on to replace the stack in the bed
Had the front end redone
Hooked up a fuel pressure gauge
And now this is what i meant by ur all gonna love this one
Today i went in got a new fuel filter
Well i spun the top off the fuel cannister
And yep u guessed it
No fuel filter lol
I drained n cleaned the cannister n put new filter in
Truck runs n sounds great
No blow by
And i love this truck
These got to be the tuffest trucks ever
And deffinetly the coolest to drive, own n use..
273,000 on it and u would never know it
Tuff tuff tuff
Could tear up anytime i know but finally getting it the way i want it
 

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Good gravy! What a mess! Glad to know you're not considering the "dark side" of ford anymore! ;) But I'd have to agree with you 100%, these cummins engine can take beating. I've seen some Rams in our shop that looked like they'd been through hell and back, but that ol' Cummins was still ticking!


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I've seen some Rams in our shop that looked like they'd been through hell and back, but that ol' Cummins was still ticking!
The rest of the truck, however is still a Dodge.
I love the Cummins engine...
Unit bearings... Crap ball joints... 47RE... Crumbling dashboard and rusting out doors... Those all can go.
 

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The rest of the truck, however is still a Dodge.
I love the Cummins engine...
Unit bearings... Crap ball joints... 47RE... Crumbling dashboard and rusting out doors... Those all can go.
most buy a Cummins, the dodge comes as an unfortunate but mandatory accessory.:hehe:
 

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Man the guys/kids that work on and drive these things can cause such a mess of them. Who in their right mind would run without a fuel filter and air filter. Thats like running without a valve cover. It just adds extra weight to the truck anyhow! Glad to hear you are starting to enjoy the truck. It made it this far with abuse just imagine how much further it will go with proper care!
 

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The good thing about these Cummins is that when the old Dodge rots to the ground, you'll still have a good motor to put into your Super Duty!
There, fixed that for ya...I've owned both and yes, unfortunately the Cummins comes in a sub-standard wrapping paper.
 

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Yea but i think the look of the ram goes good with the cummins
They r one of the best lookin trucks built I think
The 2nd gen trucks anyway
I agree actually, I like to joke about the dodge but actually its served me well over the years and wouldn't trade it for anything .
 

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I'd have to agree with Allis5040tractor, the 2gen ram is the best looking pickup of them all IMO
 

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Yea but i think the look of the ram goes good with the cummins
They r one of the best lookin trucks built I think
The 2nd gen trucks anyway
When they're clean...
Use it as a truck for a while and the looks fade out fast.
 

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They'll rot up to the door handles but the cummins will keep tickin!


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I agree, but if you oil spray every year , inside doors, backside bumpers, inside tailgate, inside rear break light housings, down into front fenders from top access under hood, entire underside hood, up under spare tire location, inside frame members, underneath the door thresholds(water traps) and entire undercarriage you will have your truck for long long time. Most just buy there trucks and watch them rot complaining the whole time but doing nothing about it . My truck is as solid as the day I bought it and will be for many years to come. If I see any signs of corrosion I fix it before it has chance to spread.
 

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I love hearing about people taking proper care of these trucks. More of a heart tug than people who bring in stray dogs and fix em up. It's such a good feeling too when you know that everything on the truck has been maintained properly and you can drive it with peace of mind. I agree that the 2nd gen styling is downright sexy. The 4th gen is really nice too, but for its time, the 2nd gen is the shizzzzzzz.
 

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:spank: Don't talk bad about Dodge... :buttkick:

* 1972 Dodge Power Wagon
* 1973 Dodge Charger SE
* 1976 Dodge Power Wagon
* 1977 Dodge Jamboree Motorhome
* 1978 Dodge Magnum XE
1996 Dodge Ram 1500
2002 Dodge Ram 2500

* Sold.

Every vehicle our family has owned left here with at least 200k on the clock.
 

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this weekend I seen a late 70s chevy truck that from what I could hear was a Cummins power plant, sounded tuff but the chevy body didn't look right at all
 
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