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Old 10-06-2013, 06:07 PM
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I bought my truck October 29th of last year. Bought it with 100,400 miles on it for $7k.

Day I bought it:


I ended up selling it for $8k today with 108,500 miles.

Today before I sold it:


It needed 2 new tires and had an ac freon leak, which I disclosed to the buyer.

In those 11 months, I replaced the following:

upper ball joints
lower ball joints
front hubs
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There's probably more I'm missing. Now I'm on the hunt for either a 12V 5 speed 4x4 (not too thrilled about owning another Dodge, but want the Cummins), or thinking about a K5 Blazer.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:55 PM
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I'd look for a hemi, maybe an 04-06. In almost 200,000 miles, I've replaced 1 U-joint, 1 ball joint, 1 wheel bearing. I beat the hell out of it, drag racing, towing a 10,000 lb fifth wheel, worked it in the woods. The 545RFE has been bullet proof. Sprayed a 100 shot. Happy camper, my friend has a 24valve Cummins and it gets worse mileage and my hemi will eat it's lunch. just saying
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You know Hydrex, you're my idol man! So many Cummins lovers here that like to preach about how many more times you will have to rebuild a Hemi, but yet here you are with a Hemi with over 200,000 miles and still going strong! Don't get me wrong 12V guys, hell we still have our 99 5.9L in the family since new, but when you hear of a Hemi going that many miles, that to me is very impressive.
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Only reason I'm getting another Dodge would be for the Cummins. Not too enthusiastic about the Dodge part. And I couldn't own another Dodge auto.

Not looking to race, and the people I know with Cummins trucks get better mileage than gas trucks.
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