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crazydude
09-28-2010, 10:12 PM
Looking for a 2004 to 2007 1ton dodge 4x4 long box diesel with a standard in it out of these years which one would you recommend and why??????

thanx

4skin
09-28-2010, 10:22 PM
4x4 2wd gets stuck on wet grass
nv 4500 getrags are made out of glass

Explorer guy418
09-28-2010, 10:23 PM
2008 chev with dmax.

Moondog
09-29-2010, 07:48 AM
2005 Dodge last year with the best motor its all emissions crap after that

kootenaycat
09-29-2010, 09:57 AM
2005 Dodge last year with the best motor its all emissions crap after that

My '06 is still the 5.9 and some '07 are as well, thought the emission shit was all on the 6.7?

I thought they had a decent std trans since '03? I heard of lots of 2002 and older having problems but not much after that.

B
09-29-2010, 12:20 PM
04.5 and up are all the good one's and yes you can get a 5.9 in 07

vajayjay
09-29-2010, 12:32 PM
Started the 6.7 half way through 07

And I like my 6.7 08 haven't had any issues with it at all

hrd4mud
09-29-2010, 01:19 PM
About the nv4500, they began using it in the early 90's just before the redesign, early models of it had 5th gear issues the holding nut would back off if you were an aggresive driver and you would lose 5th gear, they redisigned the retaining system in 98, they switched to the nv5600 in the diesels shortly after which is the 6 speed, not sure the exact year, dodge tends to carry stuff over in the years of change.

In 2005 they switched to a Mercedes 6 speed, dont know much about it.

Since the tranny went in my truck Ive been researching dodge trannies in pretty good detail. Not to sure about anything else though.

crazydude
09-29-2010, 07:40 PM
2005 Dodge last year with the best motor its all emissions crap after that


So did they just add more emissions equip to the 5.9 after that year. I heard it is all they same motor and emission equip up until they changed to the 6.7 then it became ugly!!!!

westcoaster
10-03-2010, 12:00 AM
The 6.7 can be made to be reliable if certain parts fail and FALL OFF prematurely...

There are kits available to block off the EGR valve and remove the particulate filter. You may need a tuner to turn off the check engine light though...


edit: I understand the cummins 6.7 is the only new truck on the market that doesn't require exhaust fluid (no joke...)

4skin
10-03-2010, 01:39 AM
The 6.7 can be made to be reliable if certain parts fail and FALL OFF prematurely...

There are kits available to block off the EGR valve and remove the particulate filter. You may need a tuner to turn off the check engine light though...


edit: I understand the cummins 6.7 is the only new truck on the market that doesn't require exhaust fluid (no joke...)
if it says blue tec i belive it does

mus-Tard
10-03-2010, 02:45 AM
l thought blue tec ment it was factory ok to run bio diesel?

85chevy
10-03-2010, 11:21 AM
Pretty sure ur right about the no exhaust fluid. 04.5 did get a stronger transmission so they put the higher output motor that used to only go in the standard reason y a buddy got an 04.5. Leveling kit and he is running 35s looks good with his new shoes and says the ride is better.

westcoaster
10-03-2010, 03:11 PM
They say no injection...

edit: I'm only talking about the engines in the dodge trucks. There may be other applications such as highway rigs and off road machinery that do require exhaust fluid...

The Ram 3500 gained a 2011-model-year best-in-class 26,000 pound GCWR and 13,000 pound GVWR. Ram 3500 is the only chassis cab with a gasoline-engine option; all can have the proven Cummins diesel engine. The gas engine is the most powerful in its class, while the diesel uses an NOx Adsorber Catalyst that provides 2010 emissions compliance without a urea/DEF injection system.


http://www.allpar.com/trucks/ram/ram-chassis-cabs.html

vajayjay
10-03-2010, 08:39 PM
Mine is an 08 6.7 blue tech, no fluid needed just means it's ready to run bio-diesel.

I've put about 30k on mine has 60 never had a egr or dpf problem, just gotta drive it hard or else it plugs up.