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My dodges

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by bradrob82, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

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    Here is my Blue 2000 24v Cummins 2500, Meyer E-47 with ST 7.5 blade and the Red 96 V-10 3500 farm truck.

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  2. ram4x443015

    ram4x443015 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    nice looking dodges i love the dash in the 96 they need to go back to it
     
  3. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    great looking rigs!!

    Ram are you nuts? you enjoy your beverages spilling down your radio? Id say the 99-02 have the best interior. :salute:
     
  4. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Welcome to plow site, Do you like the cummins or the v10 better?
     
  5. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

    Best all around I would have to say the cummins for fuel mileage, pulling power, and reliability. But I love the V-10 also. One day my father in law was driving the V-10 hooked to our gooseneck horse trailer with 2-15h + horses and a large amount of tack, going up the mountain, he left me in my unloaded cummins in the dust. Needless to say the V-10 has alot of power, just the fuel mileage isnt very good, but what 1 ton pickup is, I get around 15-17 around town in the cummins, and 8-11 in the V-10. Both trucks have 3.55 rears. The V-10 certainly has suprised me, and I am very happy with it, and would certainly buy another one.
     
  6. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    I think you just insulted all diesel guys. lol. Diesel over gas, everytime.
     
  7. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Nice trucks. Is your 2000 stock?
     
  8. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    Stock cummins' cant get out of their own way, i know. Put a box in her and tell me how ya like it! :mechanic:
     
  9. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I didn't think much of the V10 either until I drove mine. Ton's of torque, plenty of power, and much cheaper to buy and maintain then a diesel.

    With that said, I'd trade my truck in a heartbeat for the identical one with a Cummin's.
     
  10. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

    The 2000 is mostly stock... It has an aftermarket lift pump, I have autometer gauges to keep an eye on everything, it has 4" banks exhaust from turbo back, and BHAF to help her breathe.

    In my story about pulling the trailer, the V-10 has a newer rebuilt automatic, and my cummins is still stock. V-10 87k miles, cummins 133k miles. About a month ago, I dropped the trans pan on the 00 and adjusted the bands, changed to GM shift solenoid, and put some poly seals in the accumulator piston. I tried to put a low reverse super servo in it, but i have to tear it all apart to get it out. While I was in there I changed the fluid and filter also.

    At one time I had the diablo power puck in the truck, I like the pep it gave the ole girl, and the 2 mpg increase over stock. But when I hooked to a trailer, it made the tranny shudder bad when changing gears. (probably due to loose bands) So I sold the puck to a friend of mine. Since doing the transmission work, I bought another puck. (since I wouldnt mind a lil power, but didnt want anything exteme.) It seems to shift more like a torqshift out of a ford now with that GM solenoid conversion. I like it, I havent had to haul much since I did the transmission work. So this spring / summer we will see.

    Not that I bashed the Diesel guys, I have had several diesels over the years, but the V-10 is a very decent motor, I think it gets a bad rap alot of times because the diesels are so popular. I have seen a few dodge V-10's with over 350k on them and still going strong. Its all in how and what you use it for, and how much you take care and service what you have.

    I probably use my trucks a little harder than what they were intended for... for example, before the economy went south back in 08-09 I had a new toyota tundra. I know some of you on here laugh at them, but I loved it also, I have always had a little toyota truck over the years, so when they came out with the new tundra and 0% financing I picked up an 08. Due to the loss of the housing market and jobs around the greater Washington DC area, I unfortunately had to sell it. Then I bought the 2000. Anyway here is a pic of one thing I hauled with the Tundra. And let me tell you, I turned some heads driving it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  11. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

  12. bradrob82

    bradrob82 Junior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 8

    Here is my truck with the meyer blade on, before the snow they were calling for the other day. (which we just got a few flurries) I am currently working on getting a salt spreader to go in my reciever.

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    Here is how it looks where I work, when they are calling for snow......

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  13. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Lol. I don;t know why people laugh when they see a tundra with a 5th wheel, Because that thing can haul some stuff let me tell you. Buddy of mine had one of the Tundras and that thing was an absolute ANIMAL. I couldn't believe how it pulled. So don't laugh when you see his Tundra out pulling a Dodge all day long :D:waving:
     
  14. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I really like your Tundra. Tundras are wicked rugged trucks. I love my Dad's Tundra. I don't understand why a lot of people think they are light duty. They are heavy duty as far as 1/2 tons go.

    Nice Cummins to.
     
  15. rhyan6

    rhyan6 Member
    Messages: 39

    I stick to my American made trucks, ill hook my chevy 3500 up to that toyota any day. i bet that truck doesn't weigh much over 10 if it does at all. half ton chevy is rated for that.
     
  16. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    A half ton Chevy rated at 10,000 gvwr? Your joking right?
     
  17. rhyan6

    rhyan6 Member
    Messages: 39

    the new ones are.
     
  18. rhyan6

    rhyan6 Member
    Messages: 39

    i was wrong 10,700
     
  19. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Oh, I dunno all i could find was this:

    Chevy 1500 Silverado 5.3
    Maximum towing capacity: 9500 lbs.**
    Maximum payload: 1656 lbs.**
    Gross weight: 6900 lbs.

    But, I'm not going to argue about it because i am a HUGE Chevy fan myself. I just can't not give Toyota credit for what they have done and how far along they have came.
     
  20. rhyan6

    rhyan6 Member
    Messages: 39

    chevy.com go to payload its there.