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Old 10-05-2011, 10:03 PM
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Hey guys wuts up, a little bit about myself...im 22, I'm currently serving my country in the U.S. Army (stationed @ FT.HOOD) im originally frm miami, I also own a honda civic with a nice swap but I love trucks and this is my first. im very easy going and mostly keep to myself, never cause problems or mess with anybody

I just bought myself a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT it has a 5.7L V8 Hemi , overall im very happy with the purchase... but i have sum questions...

I bought the truck with 147,000 miles and I'm planning to do some maintenance work soon such as (spark plugs, air filter, oil change, and new tires) is there anything on these trucks that I sould be aware of that is faulty or that needs any extra caution or a constant check?

this truck will be my daily driver so i want to make sure its reliable

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Old 10-05-2011, 10:25 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.

There is nothing I can think of that would out of the ordinary. A good basic maintenance routine is about it.
Just a word on the spark plugs....the Hemi doesn't like fancy plugs. The plain 'ol OEM copper plugs are best for it. I highly recommend using anti-seize on the plugs and dielectric grease on the boots. Will make the next change so much easier.
BTW - It has 16 identical plugs, and really likes having new ones every 30K miles.

AND - We all like pix! Thanks for sharing yours.

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^^ thank you very much for the info brad!! i'll definately get the oem plugs and I was mainly asking cuz on our civic's at around 100K the motor usually needs a new timing belt and water pump, and maybe some gaskets
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us and thank you for your service! Sweet looking truck, congrats and thanks for sharing the pics! You going to be doing any modding to it? Lots of ideas here and great people and info, too, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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thank u very much for the support guys, and as far as mods go im probably gona get an alarm soon and add the factory fogs along with some window visors and thats probably it for now
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