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200,000 miles and still going strong love my V10
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By sandman80109
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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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.


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1998 dodge 12v 5 speed
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By gary174
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab ST 4dr Extended Cab SB


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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


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Darn good truck!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By wlollar
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab SB


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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!


Favorite Features

Plenty of leg room and drivers seat comfort. Dash, instruments, and controls laid out well and not complicated.


Suggested Improvements

Large windshield post on drivers side impairs visibility. A/C vents need a open/close feature. Foldaway cupholder rattles when in the open position.


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5.9L Cummins 24 valve
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By t
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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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.


Favorite Features

Strong truck as in frame built, big but not too big. Nice exhaust sound and turbo spool, sounds like a semi, good mud truck


Suggested Improvements

Need stronger tranny, run faster, more room, better seats, better built


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sweet ride
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By florida boy
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab ST 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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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.


Favorite Features

good gas mileage, high in the air, built tough, sounds like a semi with 5 in exhaust,love this truck cant wait for the 05 that i want, 06 gets bad gas mileage 05 gets 19+ 06 gets 15 on a good day,


Suggested Improvements

Dodge needs to work on tranny slippage, and faster get up, ford is faster but can't pull as much, needs to smoke a little more, who wants a diesel that doesn't smoke,


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ram tuff
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By Mike Baker
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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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.


Favorite Features

Electric driver seat gets up and tall; let's me know I'm in a truck that can handle the work. Seat is also adjustable to every angle and comfortable. Very reliable truck also. I change the oil and fluids when they need it, check tire pressure and it keeps on going.


Suggested Improvements

I wish I had the standard tranny. I had a larger fuel pump spacer installed for quicker acceleration from stop. Runs quicker, but I only get about 13 mpg with a load; but that is at 65-75 mph hauling a Lance camper, sometimes a boat.


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Best Truck!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By sawyern
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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We owned a 1998 Dodge 2500 12 valve diesel and it has proved to be the best truck we've ever had (and we've had many. The truck now has 184k and runs better then ever, we've barely done any work just your general maintenance and its gotten us everwhere we needed to be. We always go camping, hunting, wheeling, this baby hauls my other truck like nothing! The fuel mileage barely dips even when I'm towing 15,000lbs. One time at work a Cement truck came in and turned off its engine in the parking lot, he couldnt get it started so I had to pull start him. Don't get me wrong, it took all that baby had but it says alot that it was able to pull start a full cement truck!


Favorite Features

Power, dependablity, looks, sound, everything


Suggested Improvements

Nothing


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Ruthless
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Ruthless
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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'98 V-10 absolutley a great truck. Never found anything it can't do that a truck should do. Named it Ruth for ruthless. Still purrs at 105,000 miles and has never left me stranded. Crossed I 40 pulling 11000 wide load boat never had to go below 50 on the hills. Awesome it's a keeper.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage is 12 no matter what I am hauling or empty. Better than most v8s 500Hp-500 Ft lbs of torque. What more could you ask for?


Suggested Improvements

Drivers side of front seat fabric gave out at 75k miles -seems to be common on this truck.


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Poor Milage
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By DODGE MAN
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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Great truck with really bad milage


Favorite Features

Power and look


Suggested Improvements

Fuel Economy on the V-10 leaves alot to be desired. Great Power shouldn't come at a cost of 9.5 mph on standard tires.


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By coach
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1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 Extended Cab Laramie SLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD LB


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An excellent truck for work of pleasure. could get better fuel mileage, but is accepatalbe for a truck of this type. Dealership was very helpful and service has been outstanding.


Favorite Features

4x4, extended cab,


Suggested Improvements

cup holders in both front and back are awkward. storage under back seat was insufficent but has been upgraded in newer models.


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