2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Consumer Review: 3 Years and 57,000 miles later

2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 - Consumer Review

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Laramie Quad Cab (5.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Manual 8.2 ft. Bed)

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3 Years and 57,000 miles later...
By Go_Vols on


2004 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab Laramie 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)


I've really enjoyed this truck. I tow large deck goosenecks around town and the country and this engine/tranny/truck combo has been everything I wanted. It's a bit of a pain in town, but that's what you get with a DRW hauler. Only one issue presented itself since purchase, an A/C compressor leak at 36,000 miles. Factory repaired under warranty -- and living in Houston we're pretty hard on A/C units! Tires and maintenance costs are expensive on these rigs, but they pay you back with reliable operation and endless power. The Laramie interior is quite nice, and a relatively inexpensive addition of a JL Audio subwoofer stealth box makes the Infinity sound system sing for those long hauls!

Best Features

Cummins 600 - no question the heart and soul of this beast.

Worst Features

Can you put a Ford body on this thing and pull the old 6-speed that ford used behind the 7.3 Powerstroke? That would make this a dream truck... or I guess I might have to buy a Ford and place a Cummins in it... guess you could say I bought a Cummins that happened to come in a nice package from Dodge
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