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Old 05-10-2013, 08:48 AM
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Hello looking for some opinions I have a 2000 dodge 3500 dually with a blown motor (5.9 24 valve) after 245,000. So now I am in the searching process for a new engine. As I understand it does not have to be a exact in the year? So if so which year would I be getting the best bang for the amount of money this is going to cost(still better then a truck payment). The only compliant I had with previous engine was the noise. I know that may sound weird, I just thought the cab noise was louder then I would have liked. Thanks for any advise, by the way I am a masonry contractor so the truck is used to pull heavy trailers, skid steers and our family camper.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:24 PM
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Here's an idea for you, come to Maine or another salt belt state, find a Cummins Ram with a rusted body or frame. A friend of mine just bought a 2001 Laramie 4x4 extra cab Ram with only 140,000 miles, but quite a bit of rust, for $4,500. Runs, drives perfect, perfect leather interior. Or find a rolled one and pull out the motor. I guess newer wreck would be better, but it's pretty easy to get more power from a Cummins.
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