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96 or 96 Dodge ram ?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by kandklandscape, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. kandklandscape

    kandklandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 341

    96 or 97 dodge ram 1500 series v 8... ?

    I am looking to buy this truck, has a BRAN new tranny. Going to be using it for plowing this winter.. NOW, what is the best plow to use on this truck?

    Another ? is that when you start it up, it smokes for around 15 min, not ALOT of smoke, just enough like the valve stem seals are bad? My 82 dodge ram with a 318 does the same thing. Whatcha all think?
  2. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    There is a reason it has a new tranny. They are known for being on the weak side. And smoking too? I would stay away. Far far away. No way that truck is going to hold up if you plow with it.

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