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Old 03-04-2013, 08:35 AM
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Currently looking at a 2008 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT with the 5.7 and TRX package. This vehicle only has about 25,000 miles on it and appears to be in very good condition. It is at a local dealer so comes with a 90 day, 5,000 km. warranty. Is there anything to be aware of or to look for in these trucks. Will probably tow a 28 foot travel trailer with it on the odd occasion, but wondering about known weak points. How is that engine and tranny. Apparently the TRX in Canada does not have the skid plates as they are not on this truck. Don't know what else comes with the TRX.

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that's low miles for sure... the only years that I knew if that was a 'weak' year was the 03/04's with weak valve springs...08 should be fine...
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I have an 08 TRX and I have the skid plates. I would try to find out if they were taken off or if someone just added the TRX decal. Ask the dealer to get the build sheet and you will be able to see for sure. Here is my build sheet and it states in there. Do you have the Tow hooks as well?
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I have sent an email to Chrysler requesting my build sheet. Hope they send it to Canada. Would be nice to know about the TRX package and whatever else this truck may or may not have. I would not want to remove skid plates unless they were quite damaged from abuse. Otherwise don't know why you would. But that is just me.
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I got mine sent to Canada, they may contact you giving you some number to contact Canada Chrysler. I had to call and change over the registered owner and then they gave me all the info took my information so they could send me an info on recalls or TSB's and what I had left on warranty.

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Yes removing them I wouldn't either that is why I am thinking someone might have ordered the TRX4 decal
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This is what I got back from Chrysler. Didn't think they would send it as they questioned me about not being the registered owner. No mention of skid plates.

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The only thing I see really different is yours says TRX4 Group and mine says TRX4 OFF ROAD Group the same with the badging. I guess there is a TRX4 and TRX4 OFF ROAD you get the heavy duty shock absorbers with the TRX4 and with the Off Road I got those and Tow Hooks and the 2 skid plates. Never new there was 2 types of TRX

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The other thing in your original post you mention SLT in your build sheet and mine they are SXT not SLT's I caught my car dealership on that as they are a used car dealership.
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Yes, I noticed that as well. They have it advertised as an SLT but it is actually an SXT as far as I can tell. Thought it had an SLT badge, but I guess you could put those on anything.
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