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Any Ram Truck Owners here?
#1
I just picked up a 2013 leftover Ram 1500 with a 5.7 Hemi! My wife said it was my Christmas present (but I still get to pay for it...go figure! LOL! But, I am loving it! Plenty of power, lots of gadgets and even some chrome!

This is the best pic I have so far...the weather hasn't been too cooperative around here lately!

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The color is actually Western Brown Pearl but it looks like metallic rootbeer in bright sun and more of a reddish/maroon color in low light. I love that it is a unique color that you don't see everyday!

It's got the 8.4" touch screen radio, nav, sirius and tons of other options but I'm not sure why Ram left out the back up cam and remote start! I will be adding these as soon as OEM kits come out! No rear defroster either but I can live with that since it has heated mirrors!

So who else is in the Ram Truck Club? Big Grin

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#2
I've had 2 in the past. Loved them both. I drove a Dakota quad cab 4x4 with their 4.7 litre V-8. It was a mule. Then I drove a 1500 with a hemi. It was a beast.

I think Ram has won the game as far as styling goes. Toyota a close 2nd place.

My only issue with RAM, is that they don't use parts with grease fittings... and their front ends are notorious for giving up the ghost quicker than most.

BUt then... RAMs are a bit less expensive...
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#3
I don't , but a friend has the bighorn w/ 5.7 hemi . One of the fastest trucks I"ve ever rode in . Congrats !!! Cool

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#4
No Ram trucks here, but one sorry little '98 Ram Van conversion with the 3.9. Couldn't pull water upstream, uncomfortable to drive, and due for the intake plenum gasket.

Would be fun to shove a HEMI 5.7L in it from a wrecked chassis though...

-Kurt

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#5
My wife drives a 2004 Ram 1500 with the 4.7 . Even though we've recently had to do a few repairs, after about 160,000 miles, it's still a great truck to drive. With-in the past year we've had to replace a blown head gasket, have the rear differential rebuilt and replace all the control arms and ball joints. We just put a new set of tires on it last week. I'm hoping that'll take care of it for a little while so I can start spending money on the Mustang again. Good news is she purrs like a kitten (the truck, not the wife) and we don't have to make payments on her (again, the truck, not the wife).
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#6
I've had my '97 1500 4x4 since Nov '99. I absolutely LOVE my truck, and can't see ever getting rid of it (unless something catastrophic happens - and then I'd get one like Barry's).

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If it ever blows up, a crate engine will go in. If the wheels fall off, I'll slap on some more and continue driving. It still looks good, runs great, is very comfortable, only has about 130K on the odo, and most important: paid for. Wink

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#7
Im debating over getting a F150 super crew, .Dodge Ram 1500 crew or a Toyota Tundra crew Max.
My wife's cousin had an 01' Ram 1500, we did a ton of towing, plowing, he traded it in last year with around 110k. for a Jeep (he had no need for a truck anymore), the only issue was Rust, but here in New England its common.

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#8
My daughter had an 02 with 4.7...2 transmissions, differential bearing caps broke (very flimsy made), exhaust manifolds fell off, 2 radiators, front suspension rebuild, ac controls quit, water pump issues, and the biggie...the oil pump drive broke and ruined the engine. Two of my buds had 1500's and major problems as well...NO DODGES IN MY DRIVEWAY!
That being said...I know nothing about the hemi, but I do know that the diesel equipped dodges seem to be real work horses
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#9
The only 'major' things I've had go wrong with mine so far:
  • catalytic converter replacement at around 65K
  • water pump replaced at around 90K

The rest of the stuff was not due to any kind of failure of the truck itself:
  • hit a 350 lb mule deer in Utah - bent the bumper and busted a headlight
  • hail storm in 2002 - $5500 damage: repaint with cowl hood
  • 3 sets of tires since owning
  • 2nd set of nerf bars
  • 2nd tonneau cover
  • replaced 40-20-40 seat with unit from a '98 Quad-Cab (much better for a big guy)
  • 2nd windshield (rock chips that cracked before I could get it fixed)

That's it. I drive it daily an average of 30 miles. Freaken love my Ram!

Eric

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#10
The Ram diesel trucks are great because they use Cummins motors
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