This truck has gotten me threw blizzards, snow storms, hail, and slush with out a problem. Its only 2 wheel drive i cnt emagine what the 4 wheel drive version would do. This truck gets the best gas milage i fill up every 2 weeks or so. It's pulled loads that a new dually dodge couldnt do in 4 wheel. This truck has been good to me my family has owned it since it was new, and it became my first truck and i dont ever intend on selling it.
Cummins, 5 speed, old body look
Could do better with the two tone the white stripe on my truck is faded.
I was with my dad when he bought this
truck new in 1992 and 5 years and
105,000 miles later I bought it from
him. He put 105K on pulling a big
fifth wheel all over the country and
went through 3 transmissions before
finally getting one that stuck. The
cummins TD is a gem and will never
fail. Ever. And the truck will pull
anything and gets fantastic mileage
with and without a load. But I have
had a ton of problems underneath with U-
joints, wheel bearings and seals, and
the rear differential. I poured
thousands into this truck repeatedly
and finally decided I would stop and
just "drive it til it blows". Problem
is that it won't.
Fuel economy, power, actually a good
looking ruck for the year, and the big
extended cab without a bench seat so I
actually have room for gear inside.
This truck is a pig offroad without
specialized tires (the big heavy diesel
upfront weighs it down) and you must be
in 4WD to handle snow and ice. The
transmission and other running gear is
prone to fail and very expensive to fix.
I bought this truck when I was in high school and fell in love with it. Simple to work on. I've put 65 extra hp in her. It sits at 225 hp which is just right for what I do. I will buy another one of these tanks.
4x4, the Cummins for sure. Body style. Fuel mileage 20mpg for a truck that weighs 8500 gvw. The sound of a straght pipe exhaust
Tranny (auto) could have a better cooler, front end could be tighter, paint stinks
I had this truck when we bought it new and I've never looked back. With more than 170,000 miles and no major problems it's the best truck I've ever had. It does great on the trails. I've taken this truck to hell and back and its not failed me yet
Beefy Cummins engine. Long bed to hold everything and good on gas
The radio works sometimes but other than that there's not much that needs improvement
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