by sandman80109 on Mar 14, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
Have owned this truck for 8 years now and never had any trouble with it.
Sure things wear out, that I've had to replace, but only due to age.
My only complaint is the gas mileage.
The truck is sport edition, extended cab, short bed.
by gary174 on Jan 19, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4dr Extended Cab SB
i own a truck just like this one the only problem I have had was at 212000 miles my lift pump went out and the fuel relay went out and my sending gauge wasn't working had it replaced had to replace starter and idler pully too but that is the only trouble I have had with this truck these are items that will fail after that many miles. my truck is a 1998 quad cab long bed with a 5.9L 12value cummins diesel
by wlollar on May 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab SB
Bought this truck used from a trusted dealer. Only wish I had bought a 4WD version. The Cummins engine has performed extraordinarly well. Only problems I've encountered was with the A/C system and starting to have fuel pump issues, but with 200k miles, it was to be expected. This will be the drawback because the total fuel pump replacement is VERY pricey, between $2000/$3000. If your looking for torque, this is the truck. I pull a 14,000lb 5th wheel camper with ease. The engine/drivetrain still does not leak a drop of anything on my driveway!
by t on Feb 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I own a 1998 with the 24 valve Cummins diesel. I love the truck fun to drive and all. I have had the truck for about a year plus and I have a $1500 from the Dodge shop for my tranny problems. Won't shift into overdrive. The Cummins is a strong truck and has decent mpg, about 16.5 unchipped. The truck is slow without a load. I have just had problems with this truck since I had it so I'm going with a Ford 250 or 350 for room, speed, and looks. Also better gas mileage. The trannys in Dodge trucks need to be made better for the Cummins or any Dodge that's made.
by florida boy on Oct 9, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 ST 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB
I own a dodge ram 2500 with the cummins turbo diesel 24 valve. with 140,000k miles. It pulls all that i have. Nice truck. Rough ride due to the straight axle up front. The seat wear out and tranny slips in o/d going about 50 mph. I love this ride and i'm considering getting a 05 with the cummins. I get 16.5 mpg all the time and 15.5 pulling a full size truck in GA. get the diesel better on gas and sounds like a semi.gas is poor when pulling and downs the gas.
by Mike Baker on Apr 1, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB
This '98 turbo diesel 2500 4x4 automatic is my second Dodge. I owned a '97 4x4 with a 5.2l (318) 1/2 ton 5 speed stick that I absolutely loved, but it couldn't handle a Lance camper and a boat. The '98 really handles the camper and boat very well; I blew by my father in law's Ford v-10 while he was pulling his a 26' light travel trailer; of course we were coming over Carson spur from the Nevada side. It's steep.
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