New Dodge

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Foz, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Looking to purchase a new 08 Dodge this week, any info from members with the new 6.7 Cummins would be helpful. Picked out an 08 Quad Cab, 4 x 4, Diesel, Auto, 3500 dually in Patriot Blue.

    Just getting started back up after selling business in NY, now in VA.
  2. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    For a ton of info go over to and check out the 6.7 forum. I do have one question though. Would it be better to look at a 3500/4500/5500 chassis cab and put a landscaper dump on it? You can get the chassis cab's in a quad cab configuration.
  3. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I am also thinking about a dump trailer as I will need to use the truck for family as well
  4. L&L

    L&L LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 17

    I bought a new 6.7 about 4 months ago. I have really liked it. The 6 spd auto and the exhaust brake is awesome! The early 6.7 (the 07's) and a few small issues but most of them were repaired with a simple flash. The new 6.7 does not get as good as mpg as the 5.9. I am seeing 14 ish around town and up to 19.7 on the highway unloaded. If you are looking to mod your truck then you might want to get a 5.9 because the aftermarket has not caught up with the 6.7 yet.
  5. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    L & L,
    Thanks for the input. I am planning to leave the truck stock. Looking at a dually with 4.10 gears so 14/18 would make me happy. I would be thrilled to be near 20 mpg hwy with that size truck.
  6. covalawn

    covalawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I have a 2500HD MEGA Cab. It's is huge and worth the extra money. Plenty of room for anyone or anything that rides in there! I get about 11MPG while towing my 7'X16' enclosed trailer. When I'm not towing anything I get about 14-16 city and 19-21 highway. I picked mine up in June. My check engine light kept coming on but I am pretty sure that it has to do with the new exhaust system and not really a big deal. I have taken it back to them and haven't had a problem since they replaced the recall part.
  7. qualitylawnpro

    qualitylawnpro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    i have a 07 stick what kind of problems were they having?
  8. L&L

    L&L LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 17

    From what I have read most of the problems were CEL's and a few turbo's But the flashes have been taking care of the problems.
  9. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    W/ 4:10s and a dually I wouldn't expect more than 12mpg highway or around town.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,462

    yeh 4.10s kill the cummins mileage. i know from experience. my 2500 wouldnt get any more than 14 or 15 hwy. i woulda never bought the truck if i knew it had those gears. i read the window sticker and it didnt have any info on the gears. and it was a 2500, they dont come with 4.10's! but of course the one i picked did! just stupid.

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