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Old 11-10-2009, 03:35 PM
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Location: Indiana
Age: 29
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Vehicle: 1996 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Brown
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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Default First time truck owner, first time dodge owner.

Hey everyone, I bought my first truck, my first dodge, actually my first American made vehicle last night. Its a brown 1996 Ram 1500 2wd automatic. Its got a V8 Magnum engine in it but I don't know if its the 5.9L one or the smaller of the two. Picked up the truck for 500 bucks and drove it home (90 miles or so). Started looking at it and it does need a good bit of work. Wheel bearing on the front drivers side is totally fubar, struts are all blown, tires are starting to dry rot, low beam headlights don't work (luckily the fogs worked and the high beams worked if i held the lever down). The radiator is in dire need of replacement as well, and I don't think the temp gauge works. Anyway, gonna be lots of work but I'll learn a lot about the truck while working on it. It should be an adventure. No pictures as of yet but I'll get some tonight or tomorrow morning.
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