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Old 10-11-2010, 03:19 PM
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so anyway i'm new here and i've been actively searching for a ram for the last month or so. by the way, not too many out there. i saw a 2004 st with 58k on it but the salesman was a little snotnose so i walked. first time i drove the hemi and i loved it.
now, in my price range ($12,000) i seem to be running into trucks with around 100k or so.
how long can i expect this motor to last. i tend to drive like a grandmother but every now and again i'll stand on it. i also plan to pull a boat and haul a bunch of crap.
is it outside the realm of possiblity to expect 200k out of these trucks?
also, anybody know of any for sale in the tri-state area? i'm looking for a 2003, 04, 05 or 06 quad cab short bed hemi 4x4. go as high as $12,000. for the right truck. low mileage a plus.
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I believe the current Dodge motors have proven to be very reliable. Im more of a 4.7 expert seeing that this is my second and I took my first to almost 200k worry free miles. But I know quite a few who have the hemi w/ more than 100k What Ive noticed w/ 2002-current Rams is the motor is rarely the prob if there is one its suspension related problems or the rear end on 02-08s so check that out if it was maintained well I wouldnt worry about hte motor. If ya want something w/ less than 100kmiles check out 4.7ed Rams yes the HEMI is the king of all gas engines but the 4.7 is impressive and can pull nicely its 235hp300tq does not do it justice.
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With any used vehicle:

1. Take it to an independent mechanic and have it inspected. If the seller won't let you do this, run away.
2. Check http://www.kbb.com for value.
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My dodge is a 1998 quad cab 4x4, and i now have 241,700 miles on it. It still has the original engine (5.9 v8) and transmission. I've only had to do general maintenance and lots of new shoes. I'm now wondering if I can make it to 300k!
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:41 PM
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My dodge is a 1998 quad cab 4x4, and i now have 241,700 miles on it. It still has the original engine (5.9 v8) and transmission. I've only had to do general maintenance and lots of new shoes. I'm now wondering if I can make it to 300k!
Given your track record, I'd say you have a very good chance of doing it.
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maybe you can find out where the seized auto auctions are being held around your area

police, gov't, bank repos, tow companies, have to sell some where around you
even charity auctions are held for donated vehicles

i heard that there are so many parking tickets given out around New York, that people just let their vehicles get towed & they never even try to claim them
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I have an 05 hemi qc with 192k miles on her and it's runnin great... here is a vid from last week (first truck in vid)

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Hello. I have a 2003 quad, hemi. Body is in great shape other than the lip on the hood. Un fortunately its a 2 wheel drive. It has a lowering kit with lots of options. You can see some pics in the members gallery. Let me know if you are interested. Bones64/Edd
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I got 27k miles out of my 09 ram hemi! Getting a new short block now...
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I got 27k miles out of my 09 ram hemi! Getting a new short block now...
every vehicle has their lemons but thats not a common thing to expect from these motors
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