MY new Truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by hockeyman20, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. hockeyman20

    hockeyman20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    So last week my dads Suv finally went. He works for this church that gave us a deal. They said they will buy another Suv that the church will give to the pastor(my dad). But i will be getting my license in a year and we needed a truck that can pull are trailer. My Dad Decided that he would purchase the truck. but he gets to use it until i get my license. I decided on a DODGE RAM 2500 Cummins Diesel. The thing is a tank. Here is a picture.

  2. Assuredlandscape

    Assuredlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Nice truck man
  3. fritowrdo

    fritowrdo LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,067

    Pretty sweet!
  4. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    that dayum thing is nice man, only thing is its a dodge, engines great but the rest ehhhh, but regardless thats a nice truck man!
  5. AOD

    AOD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    Keep an eye on the tranny. It is, or at least was, the weak point in the newer Dodges.
  6. M & MD Lawn

    M & MD Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    agreed, I have a friend with one and he just tuned it and added quadzilla and bam he had to get a new transmission
  7. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    very nice truck, i love dodge pick ups. chevy and dodge are the only 2 i will buy.

    it looks like it sits a little high though.
  8. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Your dads a pastor and got a new suv for free so bought you a tricked out cummins to use for a few lawns? Hmmm....
    Nice truck tho, just got an 06' cummins myself but I paid a few dues before gettin her.
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,607

    any diesel that is modded like that, will eventually need a trans. The tranny's were built for nothing more than the stock horse.. You start throwing 500 horse to a tranny that was only built for 350.. You are going to tear something up eventually..

    That new of a Dodge, has no worries of tranny problems, until you add a programmer and crap like that.. Besides, I believe that truck has the 46RE in it and its one hell of a tough transmission. I've yet to see one come in for a rebuild.. Unlike Ford and Chevys competition..
  10. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    Nice truck, does it have the 5.9 or the 6.7?

    Drive it smart and the transmission will be fine. For instance, don't hot rod it from stop light to stop light, especially not when you've got a load behind it, combined with the larger tires you've already added. Anytime you add larger tires you add stress to the drivetrain. Extra stress on the drivetrain is going to shorten the life of parts, particularly the transmission, and it'll effect any manufacturer, Ford, Chevy, or Dodge. In stock form either automatic that was offered behind those two engines during which ever model year your truck is, will be very reliable in stock form. But, like I said, if you start getting stupid with it then any truck will break on you. Take care of it and it will treat you well. The Cummins Dodge is a highly reliable and capable truck.

    It's amazing how many people blame the manufacturer when the transmission breaks because they've add more power to the engine and the transmission was built to only handle stock engine power levels in the first place.:rolleyes:

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