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Old 02-19-2012, 02:16 PM
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Hello everyone, I am new to the forums. I have had mopars for the last 8 years, Mostly Chrysler 300M, Intrepids. Now I got my First truck!

I got the chance to pick up this 1996 2500 5.9L with 240K. Paid only $2500 for it.

So far I have put a water pump and thermostat. Next up is complete tune up - plugs, wires, dist cap, hoses, oil/trans flush. Paint job is in the near future once the maintainance is taken car of..

My biggest concern right now is wheels/tires as these are no good. Any for sale?

My questions:
At the current mileage, what should I look into first? (I have no idea of how it was taken care of)
Are dual exhaust possible?
I want to loose the tow mirrors, best way to do this?


Nice to meet you guys and thanks for any help!
And yes, Im gonna loose the camper.

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:25 PM
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Welcome to the Z! Nice to have you with us!

I can certainly see why you want those mirrors gone. Looks like a great project truck! Look forward to seeing her progress!
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Welcome to the forumZ.Lots of great people and info here.....Rob
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! That is one cool truck, congrats and thanks for sharing the pics and I agree, definitely a nice project! I'd start with the usual stuff, oil/filter change, tune up, any belts/hoses that need replaced, probably trans fluid/filter change. So long as it's running right, the rest is cosmetic and just making it your own but be sure to keep us posted, look forward to seeing what you do with it! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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I think I saw that back seat in a scene on CSI as a crime scene!! Nice project truck though
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Hello and welcome to the forum... We are glad to have you here..... Congrats on the new truck...Keep us updated on the progress... If there is anything that we can do to assist you please ask...

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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

AND - We all like pix! Thanks for sharing yours. Looks like you have a great project underway.

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Wow, I can not begin to thank you guys for the warm welcome. I am a complete noob to the truck scene. First thing is maintainance, I am doing plugs, wires, hoses, dist cap, rotor button, thermo, fual/air filters and a few sensors.

I NEED WHEELS! No sure what is interchangeable. These are 8 lug and I cannot find any on craigslist or ebay. Not sure if I am searching right. I have no idea on bolt pattern, rim or tire size. I am in Indiana, anyone local?

Thanks again. Also I definitely am losing the camper and mirrors, whats some good mods to start off with performance wise?

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