I absolutely think the diesel thing is a personal preference. Just like a manual transmission or an automatic. Also intended purpose and so forth....My buddy has one 2014 F150 and he drives the piss out of it. It has tons of power near 400HP not so much for towing. I like my old dodges but I personally wouldn’t own a dodge truck unless it was a diesel.
Waylon would be nice, but each time I see the title of this thread it sounds like thisOkay now, I think we need to define "modern conveniences." What I really want and need is air conditioning, and maybe being able to hear Waylon would be nice. Maybe what I meant was to say I wanted air conditioning. LOL
When I built my 74 power wagon I put 23,000 BTUs of AC in there... If you grab the billet handles on the four-wheel drive twin sticks you're liable not to be able to let go of it as they make freeze to your hand LOL... And lots of sound deadening in there so I can hear the radio...Okay now, I think we need to define "modern conveniences." What I really want and need is air conditioning, and maybe being able to hear Waylon would be nice. Maybe what I meant was to say I wanted air conditioning. LOL
Agree. I had a 4.7 01 Dak (almost 290k when sold) that lived a hard life of clutch dump burnouts and me using it as a construction truck. That was a Good one! I have a 07, 3.7 now with a cracked head and a leaking rear main. We've been driving it all over Florida working in it daily for almost a year.... a good one? I dunno, but it's Damn Tough! My old 02 Ram 5.9 with almost 300k was a 4 door beast with a factory tow package, and 6 way heated leather seats with king and queen a/c. Advance Auto Hub bearing killed it. Should have left the slightly loose factory one on there.... my 00.Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo had OVER 300 k on it when it got cut off and totalled last Christmas.I just found a nice looking 05 Dakota in Chicago. Damn thing has a 4.7. They are either good or toast.
That sucks. They are killing all the good stuff..This is the last year for the Ram Ecodiesel. It's a shame because it has around 12,000 lbs towing capacity and 400+ lb/ft torque. I had one for a little while and got 32 mpg on a trip to Oklahoma and back to San Diego. I should have kept that truck.
A friend had one of those. Had a girdle for the accessories one the front. Very prone to cracking. And kinda a pain to play with. Other than that, the Zombie was OK. Good utility truck. Saved my dog from the pound....88-98 or so GM truck is the best truck GM ever built. Rides like a car and works like a truck. Easy to work on. My 88 can knock down 19 mpg. 170000 miles 5.7 (350 ci. for you metric challenged folks) the 700r will scratch ‘‘em into second on a good day. Mine is a regular cab. One of the next collector trucks I believe. Much like the Dodge. Ford, not so much.
No girdle on mine. I need to put in the mechanical 4wd engagement though. Tired of that heated servo thing.A friend had one of those. Had a girdle for the accessories one the front. Very prone to cracking. And kinda a pain to play with. Other than that, the Zombie was OK. Good utility truck. Saved my dog from the pound....
I really feel for the folks who have to deal with rust.