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1998 Ram 1500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Kollerman, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Kollerman

    Kollerman Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Hey Guys,

    Gotta question for you. I know nothing about the Dodge trucks. I ran across this ad tonight on Craigslist:


    I emailed the guy and he responded saying that he is asking $9500 for the truck and plow. He said,

    "Plow was put on in 2002. My dad bought the truck in 2003 w/ under 42K miles on it. He passed away earlier this yr & truck had under 44K on it then. Now has 44,500mi. Truck was always garaged. plow is in excellent condition. Truck has 5.2 L (318cu in ) V-8 & Automatic trans."

    I am contemplating looking at this truck, but want to know if this is something that would be smart or not. Would this 7'6" V beaten the front end of the truck? I also know from my cousin who drove a dodge 1500 before, that the tranny isn't good on these trucks. I think he had to get his repaired twice, and then he finally traded it in.

    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Seems like he is asking a bit much IMO. I would also assume that since it has such low miles it was probably strickly a plow truck and has had the crap kicked out of it. It may look OK but problems could be waiting.

    A 7.5 v plow would be fine. That is my opinion and I know a lot of people on here will say its too much but... Many people do it
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2009
  3. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    dodge transmissions are hit and miss some are good some are not it just depends on the luck of the draw
  4. 2TallDB

    2TallDB Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    My 1998 Dodge ram 1500 sport has close to 200,000 miles on it. It still runs and this year im forced to put a 8 foot western plow on it.
  5. QKSnowRemoval

    QKSnowRemoval Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    nice is that the original trans?
  6. 2TallDB

    2TallDB Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    as far as i know it still has original motor, trans, and rear end. The only thing is the front end has been replaced a few times