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.
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