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Old 10-05-2017, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
Which of the two mentioned in your quoted post are you referring to?
Jerry Ulm Dodge. The two vehicles I've bought there neither time they have gotten the paperwork right.

Ferman is just a bunch of crooks, they will sell you a vehicle they don't even have or will play games with the prices or will tell you it'll take 4 weeks to do an oil change because they are ''busy''.

I really despise dealers... lol.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by quonniediver View Post
Have they fixed all the problems with wheel wells rusting out? It seems all the older ones rust there. I like the look of the dodges.
I want to pull my fender liners and check what is exactly in there, if foam i'll remove.
I'm seeing a fair amount of rusted out 07+ style GM trucks lately. We had a Tahoe that had a good body but a Swiss cheese frame and shot brake lines so they all have their issues.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Gtochris View Post
I want to pull my fender liners and check what is exactly in there, if foam i'll remove.
I'm seeing a fair amount of rusted out 07+ style GM trucks lately. We had a Tahoe that had a good body but a Swiss cheese frame and shot brake lines so they all have their issues.
Our 2009 Suburban that we just traded on the Ram 1500 had rust bubbles starting over the rear wheel well. It spent its life in Virginia not up north. Also the underside of the truck looked much older than a 2009. Rust on the frame was significant. These manufacturers should have this figured out by now. But I guess it’s just like the outboard corrosion issues. Good years and bad ones.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:11 AM
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Bought my first Dodge in Jan of last year. 1500 4X4 Big Horn with the Hemi (only because work pays for the fuel and they didn't want to pay for diesel). I currently have 48K on the truck and have had zero issues. The ride is great and I have pulled a 26 ft bay boat with it with no problems. My wife tells me it rides better than her Ford Expedition and I would have to agree with her.

I have owned Chevy, Nissan, Toyota and Ford in the past and for the price this truck had way more bells and whistles.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Mashwarhon View Post
Bought my first Dodge in Jan of last year. 1500 4X4 Big Horn with the Hemi (only because work pays for the fuel and they didn't want to pay for diesel). I currently have 48K on the truck and have had zero issues. The ride is great and I have pulled a 26 ft bay boat with it with no problems. My wife tells me it rides better than her Ford Expedition and I would have to agree with her.

I have owned Chevy, Nissan, Toyota and Ford in the past and for the price this truck had way more bells and whistles.
That's weird, does your work have a goal of spending more $$$ on fuel?
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
That's weird, does your work have a goal of spending more $$$ on fuel?

We are an oilfield company
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:59 AM
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2013 1500 with Hemi and 8 speed.

Had a few issues with the radio/Nav. Replaced twice under warranty. Broke a few exhaust manifold bolts on both sides, also fixed under warranty.

Love the truck. I will buy a new one when I get the itch.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:11 AM
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I have a 2016 1500 Outdoorsman 4x4 with Hemi and 3.92 rear axle. I really like the truck. Like others have said, good economy with 8 speed and plenty of power to haul my 18' around without any drama. I had to have 3 of the four fender flares replaced from crappy adhesive and my battery decided to die at 15k miles but that's it. Both were fixed promptly by the dealer.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Hart Breaker View Post
I have a 2016 1500 Outdoorsman 4x4 with Hemi and 3.92 rear axle. I really like the truck. Like others have said, good economy with 8 speed and plenty of power to haul my 18' around without any drama. I had to have 3 of the four fender flares replaced from crappy adhesive and my battery decided to die at 15k miles but that's it. Both were fixed promptly by the dealer.
Did you buy the truck on the East coast?
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I have a 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew cab with 5.7 hemi and 3.92 gears. I bought it brand new, now has 42k miles. No issues what so ever.

I have added a 2" level lift in front, adjustable air bags for the rear suspension and bigger size BF Goodrich KO2 All terrain tires, mostly for appearence purposes.

The truck is awesome and i would buy another when they do the redesign in the future..

I also considered and drove the Tundra , F150 and GMC Sierra.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by GitchaPull View Post
Did you buy the truck on the East coast?
I live in SE Florida, but bought it in Lakeland. Local dealer services it.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:57 AM
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Had a 2011 Ram Sport, it was a fine truck. No issues, but I did stay on top of maintenance. The Hemi is IMO the best engine in a half ton today, and that's coming from a current Chevy driver.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Trucks Plus magazine had some pretty good stuff to say about the 2017 Ram 1500, actually they rated it # 1 of the 1/2 tones.
I just bought a 2017 Sport loaded to the hilt with 580 miles on it; if I'm going to complain about anything it has to be, it doesn't drive nor feel like a truck.

I just love the functionality of the electronic dash controls, it combines electronics with knob control - it allows me to focus more on the road than the dash/ control settings while driving.
Mind posting some pictures?
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 PM
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Yeah I'll get the camera out the s'afternoon.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
The truck deal included the factory fender flares in matching colour (this coming Wed. they get installed along with the heavy duty rubber factory mud flaps).

For 40k (Laramie Longhorn) more I would have gotten a better quality leather seat, two person seat memory, brake pedal motion, a two tone paint job, a different set of wheel but the rubber would have been the same and I'm not sure, side steps? It's got everything else the Longhorn has. Oh and the plain hood.
Are you missing the 8ft bed?
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I love everything about mine!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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Very nice trucks!. I've been searching for a silver cc,sb,3.92, leather, enter and go, sunroof and tow package. It's pretty damn tough to find. I'll drive, but I ain't goin out of state
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Old 10-13-2017, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by CalicoJack View Post
2013 1500 with Hemi and 8 speed.

Had a few issues with the radio/Nav. Replaced twice under warranty. Broke a few exhaust manifold bolts on both sides, also fixed under warranty.

Love the truck. I will buy a new one when I get the itch.
I've had all of the above issues.


I have a 2014 1500 5.7 8 speed 3.92 gears 4x4 am I the only one that has a terrible shifting pos 8 speed transmission? At low speed it has an obnoxious shuttle shift feeling, and when coming to a stop the downshifts are harsh especially from 3-2.

Also I'm pretty sure mine has piston slap, but the dealer is adamant that it's normal and it's not the hemi tick bs either.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:50 AM
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It's gets louder with rpm but only to say 1/4 throttle then it's hard to make out, but it settles down once the motor gets warm. It's sounds horrible from a cold start and sounds it's worst when the engine has idled down as low as it would go.
I've done the screwdriver trick but can't reach the block I'm gonna have to buy a stethoscope or a longer screwdriver.
Truck has 30,000 miles now, the noise started around 4-5,000 it's has gotten worse with time.

I've been thinking of checking out a borascope from work to check the cylinders out.

Sorry to the op I feel like I'm derailing a bit now.
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Check the exhaust manifold bolts.
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