1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 5.2L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - A Love & Hate Relationship
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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 - Consumer Review

1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

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A Love & Hate Relationship
By Will H on

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1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

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The Love: I love how this truck looks, especially in Black w/the black f&r bumpers; why Dodge put chrome mirrors on this one is beyond me? Grey interior w/a beige headliner is also weird! Nothing I can't change easily through the use of after market accessories. I also love how this truck sounds after adding a "TRUE" dual exhaust system with flow master American Thunder mufflers. The power was lacking so I installed a K&N FIPK, a JET Stage II Chip, JET throttle body spacer and Bosch +4 spark plugs, and fully synthetic Amsoil engine, trans, case and diff oil and the truck breaths fire now. It has been very reliable so far. The HATE: The dash is cracked all to Hell. After market!

Favorite Features

The sound and aggressive looks

Suggested Improvements

Use higher quality plastics. I have a 40 yro Mercedes-Benz that sits outside for years at a time and the dash still looks brand new! Better ergonomics, the cup holder sits above the radio!
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