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Old 05-25-2013, 06:36 AM
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Okay all, I have a 2003 Ram 1500 SLT. Just bought it. I enlisted in the military and am now over seas. When I get back I'm looking to get exactly what I wanted. I just bought this to get me around for 2 months before i left. My question is should I buy brand new or go a little older. I was thinking about 07 to 09 era laramies or the 2013 SLT. What should I do? What allows me to customize more what problems would I run into in both instances? Thank you very much.
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There is a big difference between the 07 and the 09. I just traded my 03 for a low mile 09 Laramie. Saved about $20k by buying a used truck with 20,000 miles on it.
My understanding is that the 09 is basically the same truck as the 13, except for the trans. I am happy with my choice. The coil spring rear end on the 4th gens (09-13) is a big improvement in the ride. Good luck with your decision.


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^^^what he said. 09 would be most mod friendly, late gen body/chassis, and best value per dollar.
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My understanding is that the 09 is basically the same truck as the 13, except for the trans. I am happy with my choice. The coil spring rear end on the 4th gens (09-13) is a big improvement in the ride. Good luck with your decision.
Oh I believe the differences are a little more listed than just the transmission.....
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