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Old 01-22-2012, 10:41 PM
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Nice!!

Are you pulling anything other than whats in the pics?
well are you ?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:44 PM
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well are you ?
Under normal circumstances I don't pull anything other than what's in the pics. But I wanted something powerful enough that didn't know it was pulling anything... Lol
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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Whoa. lol

Nice truck. But if I had 71,000 to spend towards a truck, you'd better believe I'd be buying a $30,000 pickup that would functionally serve as a daily driver and work truck.... AND a 450/550 dump body for dedicated work and hauling. I think $41,000 would cover that end.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:32 AM
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Looks like you did it right
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:02 AM
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That's a sweet looking truck for sure
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:18 AM
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Yeah, funny story, I learned about a month after I had it that the rear seats are heated as well. One of the guys got in and saw the buttons and pushed it to see what it did and that's how we figured it out. Now that its winter time when one of the guys asks for a raise I reply with "would you rather have more money, or arrive on site in style with a hot and toasty a$$?" No raises have been issued yet... Lol.its nice not having 4 big guys crammed in the regular cab of my last truck... Especially after a hot sweaty day...
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:14 AM
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Looks like the economy is really hitting you hard!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:19 AM
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I knew that question was comming... lol. Total after taxes, upgrades, the whole works i paid just under $72,000. $71,890 was the total I believe

Oakleaf - I originally wanted a Dodge 4500 but they didnt have any that werent stripped down work truck on the lot that day. So i got this one and made it into a 4500 so to speak. it has 1 extra leaf spring under the back on both sides in addition to the air bag over loads. I have it set up to pull just over 25,600 with the gear reductions and the air bag overloads. I'm told it will actually pull more but bending the axel tube becomes a concern with much more than that if a Gooseneck is hooked up in the bed. I doubt highly that I will ever pull more than 8 maybe 9 tons. Unless I have to rent a dozer one day. Im usually only pulling about 3 - 4 tons daily with just my trailer and equipment, plus if i have mulch or something else loaded up, but i did all the upgrades so that incase someone came to me saying "dude my truck is exactly like your yours and has the same everything and i can pull just as much as you" i can say smile and say "no its not , and no you cant!" lol. its a stupid pride thing i guess lol.
Are you gonna swap out the 68rfe for an Aisin tranny to complete the 4500 conversion....?...lol. JK, you probably won't have any problems out of the 68rfe no more weight than your pulling.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:24 AM
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Are you gonna swap out the 68rfe for an Aisin tranny to complete the 4500 conversion....?...lol. JK, you probably won't have any problems out of the 68rfe no more weight than your pulling.
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Nah. Cause with the warranty I got when I blow the first tranny up, I'll know what to not do next time! Lol. This truck will rarely see more than 4 tons on average. Unless I have my goose behind it with pallets of sod, rocks, or a mini-x. I just got tired of always hearing "if your truck was a 3/4 you could probably pull it" so I bought one of the biggest and most loaded up Ton trucks the Dodge makes! Now I can say "are you sure you have enough to make a full load?" Lol
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:45 PM
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http://www.31dodge.com/site/new_inve...&Submit=Submit

That's a good dealer. They have great prices on the RAM trucks. Taking about 10k off sticker from the start.
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