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Old 01-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Tivs Tivs is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Pocatello Idaho
Age: 25
Posts: 45
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Vehicle: 1997 Ram 2500
Color: Brown
Engine: 1994-2001 488ci (8.0L) LA V10 300 hp 450lb/ft
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early 6.5s are crap. cooling issues and crank shaft issues but amazing motors and sadly live in the shadow of cummins and powerstroke kinda like the v10. humvees need a damn commercial cummins or powerstroke for sure....14,000 pound rig with a eco diesel isnt smart but banks finally released a new turbo and intercooler for em for about an extra 200 hp and 280 ftlbs. as for diesel prices its only about 35 cents more here in idaho....and i have access to red diesel so i only pay like $2.30 a gallon and get more power and mileage out of it. Ya im slowly seeing an increase in mileage on the dodge, id like to do a duel battery setup...negative degree weather really affects starting these big motors. I am impressed with towing. i just plowed all night and pulled a tractor on a bumper pull in 5inches of snow with no trailer brakes.....didnt even kno it was there. sad to say but it pulled better than my powerstroke.
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