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Old 06-28-2012, 07:34 PM
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Question 02 quad sport4x4 5.9 OR 03 quad 4x4 5.7!?

Hi guys the big question here is 02 quad cab sport 4x4 with the 5.9l or a 5.7l hemi 4x4 quad cab!

would love some tips, pros & cons!

about me and my wants/needs: Fire Fighter/Emt respond to calls with the truck. i WANT speed and intimidation lol thats the fire side coming out . starting a family within in the next few years (but will most likely have a new one by then) already have two GIANT dogs and will be buying a boat next year.
15mile drive to work highway miles. already know that i will be adding CAI and tuner, possible exhaust if mama bear will let me. PRICE im just starting off so only have 9,000 to work with from the bank!!!

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Old 06-28-2012, 10:08 PM
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I would say if you can find a 4x4 quad 5.7, thats what i would go with but then again thats what i bought about a month ago.
i had another hemi and liked the power so i was in the 10,000 range but was really pressured into find one now,and buy it,as i wanted to wait cause you can find them close to that range if keep a eye out and not looking to rush into anything.
i spent 12,500(89,000 miles) from a dealer which another thing i did not want to do is buy from a dealer but my G/L thought it would be safer.as i was looking found some at around 100,000 miles around 10 gand to 12grand for some nicer ones with the ram air hood and nice cover in the back.mine is plain 17" stockers,no back cover,cloth,but with towing package.i found custom rims /and color match cover really cheap used.
of course down side is gas is around 13/17mpg but you got to get the hemi If mpg on the 5.9 is simular,to me theres way more mods for the 5.7.I was told something about 03 to 04 or 05 the 5.7 had problems and they correct them in 06.they were shooting the rods out the bottom guy told me no matter what buy 05 or 06 but i bought a 03.
any questions feel free to ask hope some one chimes in on the 5.9 your looking into happy hunting.by the way i love the truck i bought,just needed my touch on it,should be little lower on the weekend got some rims debadge it tint the tail lights tint windows got some 24's and it looks really good.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:26 PM
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5.7 - because it will have the better transmission behind it (45RFE vs. 46RE).
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Thanks for the info guys this may only be a 5yr truck. Still want quailty but it a ram im always going to get that Haha right now I'm leaning towards the 5.9l just because of the relationship its owner.
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The hemi truck. Test drive both, it'll be no comparison.
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go with the hemi for sure. I had the 5.9 in a 97 ram and just got 03 with the hemi. Its so much nicer and I can tell you be afraid of the 5.9L transmission, mine went out and its not a cheap fix.
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