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Which truck?!

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by bdlawncare, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Looking to pickup a new truck here in the next couple days and 2 have caught my eye. One is a 1995 dodge ram 2500 extended cab with 110,000 no plow never worked the other is right here ..http://www.evo-motor-sports.com/2001-Dodge-RamPickup2500/Used-Truck/Hamilton-NJ/531/2249084/Details.aspx#Notes... I like the fact that the second one has a dump bed don't really like the Meyers garbage on the front but w.e... I figured to put a mount on the other one is about 1200.00 and dump bed about 1500 so they will wind up costing about the same. I do like the manual trans on the 2001 tho. Let me know what you guys think! Need to choose ASAP
     
  2. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Btw both have cummins.
     
  3. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Unless you really want an old 12V Cummins I would go with the newer truck. It has quit a few less miles and from the sounds of it it is already setup the way you want it minus the plow brand I guess.
     
  4. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Yah the only thing that kinda scares me is all the spray paint underneath looks like someone was trying just cover **** up. Does 18,000 for that truck seem a little high to anyone else?
     
  5. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Yes 18,000 does seem quite high and I guess I didn't notice the paint. Is the 1995 pretty clean and whats the price on it?
     
  6. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    The 1995 was owned by a 71 year old guy, garage kept 0 rust tool box extended cab. Brand new bf goodrich at's and he's asking 12,500. It looks very clean from the photos,
    and he said it was pretty much spotless.
     
  7. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    I have owned both of those trucks... As to which one is better??? I would have to say the 1995 with 700 000km on the clock. Those p pumped 5.9's are indestructable !!!!
     
  8. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    12v > 24v and I also own both.
     
  9. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157


    A bit high for a 95 as well, some people think if its diesel they can ask a million bucks !!!!!!
     
  10. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    12 valve! I'd sell my 06 if I could find an ultra low mileage 12valve.
     
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    $12,000 and $18,000 are these guys insane? I'd much rather a CR (03+) for that kinda money.
     
  12. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Id go with the 12V BUT take care of the KILLER DOWEL PIN!

    downside to the 12v are leaking front covers, valve cover gaskets, and the body it is wrapped with (a bit out of date for comforts

    24V VP issue is the VP44, crankcase breather container clogging the radiator, cracked dash, etc...

    neither of the two have a good front end...

    Find a Super Duty with a blown motor and put a P-pumped 24V in it Thumbs Up
     
  13. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    I like the last part! Should be easy to find a blown up Powerstroke
     
  14. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    the 12v has an intake mag hytech covers exhaust, and the dowel pin was taken care of... new tires last week... new front end everything @ 110,000 mi pretty much mint... dowel pin was taken care of as well as the throttle cable or w.e. The service record book weighs about 100lbs guy was very metticulous. Its pretty much mint. got the guy down to 11,500 so im picking it up this week. Thanks for the help! ill post picks as soon as i get it.
     
  15. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Great choice and in my opinion a great buy! Be sure to post pictures!
     
  16. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,598

    Make sure you get the truck oil sprayed before the salt starts munchin. More than likely the drive line will out live 3 truck bodies. A great choice and congrats !!!
     
  17. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    good choice not trade me my 24v for that 12v :D
     
  18. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    Well heres the truck, been working on it last couple days, getting a new backrack with some lights:nod: and obviously its going to the shop to have the proper mounts installed for my pro plow. More pics to come:waving:

    photo.jpg
     
  19. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Clean truck, lose the stack.
     
  20. bdlawncare

    bdlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    It actually has duel stacks, infront of the tool box, they come through a peice of diamond plate that sits between the tool box and the front of the bed. I will probly keep them for the winter, seeing as I don't want to sPend any more money before the winter if I dont have too. I will prob change it out come spring, so the bed is more useful for landscaping purposes. But I don't mind the stacks too much :) more pics to come, love how this truck drives it's just as tight as my 2005 DD 1500 with 60,000mi. More pics to come as soon as I get a chance to wire up the lights and plow ect.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012