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78f150
08-20-2006, 01:01 AM
I am looking for a new truck and would like to get a 93-95 Dodge I am leaning more towards a 95 because I want the newer body style. I was just wondering what people have paid for them and where did you find them.
Also was it a regular cab a extended cab how many k and a standard or auto.

[cheers]

DWB80
08-20-2006, 07:55 AM
don't buy an auto, if you wanna make power and torque you will need to build it up alot. and they changed the body in 94.

I bought a 94 dually reg cab diesel fully loaded 5 spd a month ago and love it.

she-can-2
08-20-2006, 09:24 AM
There's one at the cabin that we all looked at on the weekend for $17,000

u2slow
08-20-2006, 10:49 AM
I've seen a 92-93ish club-cab 4x4 SRW for sale on Vedder Mtd Rd. just west of Lumsden.

REDNECK-WELDING
08-20-2006, 10:24 PM
There's one at the cabin that we all looked at on the weekend for $17,000
was it a dually[f]

tenpack
08-22-2006, 07:17 AM
89-93 were the first gens, 92-93 being the most desirable for being intercooled.
94-98.5 are the 12v with the bosch p7100 injection pump which is mechanical and very reliable.

those trucks are common to have their front steering bushings go.also, do yourself a HUGE favor and read up about the killer dowel pin.


if i remember correctly, the standards for the 12v's had more juice as the generation progressed.

78f150
08-23-2006, 05:47 PM
Thanks tenpack i have done some reading on the KDP and by the looks of thing I am going to have to settle for an auto

Tmax
08-23-2006, 07:41 PM
Thanks tenpack i have done some reading on the KDP and by the looks of thing I am going to have to settle for an auto

i would reccommend the standard unless you find a killer deal on an auto.
[cheers]

Big_Ern
08-23-2006, 07:48 PM
was it a dually[f]

nope, just an extended cab single wheel. Can't remember if it was 3/4 or 1 ton. 12 Valve cummins.

u-can-2
08-23-2006, 08:12 PM
It's a 97 12valve with just over 200,000 and he's had all the updates done my BD already to boot[cheers]

Shera
08-25-2006, 07:44 AM
We have a 91 extended cab , which is nice for room [two big dogs sit in the extended part] only problem is that you are abit longer so some tight spots you maynot get in , also ours is auto but bought the truck off a friends dad so we had no choice but get a standard because at least you can gear down when going down hills [diesels push on their own going down] when we have the camper on the brakes can get hot ,ask Kevin when we did NAhatlatch you could smell the brakes real good ,even putting it down to second and taking off the overdrive

tenpack
08-27-2006, 12:01 AM
exhaust brakes help immensly with a turbo diesel, if you're a serious hauler EGT gauges and a exhaust/engine brake are the way to keep your rig in control and keep it safe.

also, i've heard issues for the standards about the 5th gear nut coming loose to the point it falls off and 5th is no longer useable.


one other thing, a diesel just isnt a diesel unless its straight piped.

surreysinner
08-27-2006, 12:32 AM
DAMN i wish i bought a dodge diesel instead of a gmc diesel[27] [27]

From what i understand once you start chipping the late 90's diesels the trannys are a real big issue.

Tmax
08-27-2006, 12:39 AM
the auto tranny's always fail in the dodges no matter what year they are. a diesel motor works better with a standard anyways.

and yes the cummins motor is much better than the 6.5.

sj-x 500
08-27-2006, 07:42 AM
i got an auto, it's aiight, nice for getting the trailer backed into a hole i will give it that much.

yes, the 5 speed nv4500 does have an issue with the 5th gear comming lose and walking off the shaft. it is a 50 dollar fix, remove t-case, change nut, torque, install lock screws, and you're set.

i have a 2001, 24v, bone stock. pulls along nicely :) wish it was a 5 speed

lizard
08-27-2006, 08:02 AM
buddy has a duramax , beats the livin shit outta it , hauls massive loads for work & hunting , never had a problem with it , alison 6spd auto is great .brakes arent an issue.

and its not loud in the cab.....for a diesel

tenpack
08-27-2006, 12:44 PM
DAMN i wish i bought a dodge diesel instead of a gmc diesel[27] [27]

From what i understand once you start chipping the late 90's diesels the trannys are a real big issue.


yup, the 6.5's are notorious for going through injection pumps like oil changes. Our work truck went through 3 before we got a new one.

Autos get a bad reputation, but with proper measures such as a big ass cooler, deeper pan and gauges they can two pretty nice. Then again, if you're a die hard clutcher, autos arent even a option. u2slow comes to mind.


the duramax's are very nice units, bout time GM really got into the diesel market. The 6.2/6.5's were mediocore at best, now they are leading with best factory torque. When are the power specs for teh 6.7L cummins gonna come out? I'll wager someone it will surpass 700.

u2slow
08-27-2006, 04:17 PM
When are the power specs for teh 6.7L cummins gonna come out? I'll wager someone it will surpass 700.
Power specs are the same as the current 5.9L because of the change to ULS diesel.:(

IMO, shop around for your CTD. Seems like the older mechanical-engine rigs have taken a price hike because of the performance aspect, and the crapiness of the 6.0L Ford.

I would even consider starting with a 2wd... then add a *real* D60 front and a divorced t-case. Heck, you could even move up to a MDT trans with 6, 7, or 9 speeds. Now wouldn't that be cool? :D

tenpack
08-28-2006, 12:06 AM
Power specs are the same as the current 5.9L because of the change to ULS diesel.:(

IMO, shop around for your CTD. Seems like the older mechanical-engine rigs have taken a price hike because of the performance aspect, and the crapiness of the 6.0L Ford.

I would even consider starting with a 2wd... then add a *real* D60 front and a divorced t-case. Heck, you could even move up to a MDT trans with 6, 7, or 9 speeds. Now wouldn't that be cool? :D

huh, i swear i read somewhere cummins said it would be "close to previous specs" but the mag said cummins was BS'ing and it would be class leading to beat the duramax.


Do people even really need a 4x4 tow rig?

FU Toolbag
10-03-2006, 04:19 AM
Do people even really need a 4x4 tow rig?


Hell yea. Saved my ass more than once.