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Old 04-21-2011, 09:30 PM
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Hey, My Name is Drew and I currently drive a 2005 Ford Ranger EDGE 2WD. I have owned a 97 F150 Lariet, 96 Bronco, and my current Ranger. I am an active member on FordRangerForum.com and love being a part of it. I have been shopping for months for an F150 05+ but kept hitting dead ends (Seems you must have deep pockets to get into a ford these days) So I decided to take an open mind and look at some Dodges. It was tough to even start looking at other trucks besides Fords but after looking and driving a few RAMS I am convinced that a Dodge will be my next truck. Just seems like you get alot more truck for your money with the Dodge.

I am actually thinking of purchasing a 2006 Quad Cab Sport next week from a local dealer and was wondering if anybody had any input on it. Considering this would be my first Dodge I am not as familiar with the model breakdowns as I am with the F150 so maybe you all can add to what i am looking at and tell whether or not to avoid certain things or what are some positives....

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At the moment I am in a standoff with the dealer over some numbers but I would really like to drive off the lot with this truck! But if this one does not go through I am sure I will find something else. Regardless of how long it takes me to find the right one I look forward to becoming a part of the Forum! I am sure some of you know that when switching from one manufacture to the other it is like learning a new language lol so i look forward to learning

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:13 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, great to have you here. The truck sounds good, the one thing I would say you have to have is the Hemi = more power and better mileage than the 4.7.
Good luck on the hunt, you will not regret getting the Ram!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:15 PM
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

That sounds like a great truck, with some great options. The rear end will be either 3.55 or 3.92. Both are great. One thing that you will notice, is the extra power, and the extra thickness of the A pillar.
I can't think of anything to 'Look out for'. As an ex-Ford guy, I am on my 3rd Ram in-a-row. I understand your excitement and hesitation, but am very confident the Ram will win your heart for a long time to come.

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:26 PM
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Hello and welcome to the RAM forumz. Great to have you become a member. Good luck in your search for a RAM, you won't be sorry. Enjoy the forum.
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A big Hello and a Warm Carolina WELCOME! I hope you make the most of the best RAM ForumZ on the Web!
I traded a '06 for the RedRam10, got many happy miles out of that truck. It got me into Dodge from previous FORD Rangers and I'll never go back. Hope you can get the truck worked out.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:25 AM
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welcome to the forum...glad to have ya!!! sounds like a nice truck your lookin at there and i really hope it all works out in the end for you!!!!
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Welcome to the site. I've been driving Dodge for over a decade now after being a Ford and a Chev man. Dodge will win you over and you won't regret it one bit. You certainly get more bang for your buck, and more truck in my opinion.
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Sounds like a sweet ride!!!!!!!!!!!!
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