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Old 03-14-2011, 02:44 PM
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Default Thoughts on '03 Ram slt 1500 hemi reg. cab

My current beater truck is a '94 Blazer Z71. Reliable but slow and gets 14-15 everywhere. I never use the 4x4. 143k on it.

My Dad has a black reg. cab hemi 1500 slt w/ 130k on it. I really don't know anything about Dodge trucks but I'm thinking about getting that and selling my Blazer. He has not put a price on it but I would think 4-5k? What should I look-out for with 130k miles? If maintained will this truck last to 200k? He picked the truck up at auction a few months ago so we don't know the history, just know that in the few k my Dad has put on there have been no issues...I'm thinking the hemi would be much more fun and get 15ish around town and 20ish on the interstate???

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The economy will depend on how you drive it and what gears are in the rear end. Remember, this engine doesn't have MDS so I don't think your numbers will be quite that good. The only thing I think I'd be concerned about are the valve springs. Pre-2006 Hemi's have been known to break a spring from time to time and they were redesgined but I wouldn't call it an epidemic problem.
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A big hello and a warm Carolina welcome. Many answers are here within the Ram Z forum!

It will haul better than the Blazer, looks better too. Speaking of looks, post some pics and drop by the newbie section and introduce yourself.
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