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New Towing Vehicle

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by taco084gb, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    So we just got this new 2012 Dodge 2500 SL High Output with the new 6.7 Diesel. We traded in the wifes 2007 Tacoma 2wd for it. We got the Truck for $35,000.
    IT has the Stick shift 4WD. Nothing to fancy pretty plain jane but a nice driving truck for towing our 21 ft toyhauler.
    Still have my DD 2008 Tacoma though. For the serious offroading.:D

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  2. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    $35,000 for a 4 door, 4wd diesel isn't bad at all in my opinion. I don't know anything about the new Dodge diesel engine but sounds like you did alright with the price. Hopefully it holds up!
     
  3. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    Razgriz

    Razgriz wtf am i reading

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    those wheels and tires look really small :p

    My uncle has a Dodge and he loves it. It has held up well for him
     
  4. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    They are pretty small. They are 245/70-17. Will half to save for a little bit bigger ones later, much later most likeley. HAHA
     
  5. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    Dito on the holding up. It drives pretty nice and damn quite for a diesel in the cab. Wife gets to drive it mostly since it was her truck that we traded in.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    Thats a bad looking truck man :thumbsup:

    The dodge diesels dont have too many problems as far as i've heard, good luck with the vehicle and get some bigger tires :p
     
  7. Dec 17, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    HAHA Thanx will do on the tires. Stocks are always week on the size and tread pattern. But damn to get some TOYO M/T they want damn near $2,000. gotta sell a kidney for that.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Good find at a good price. Only bad thing I read about the Dodge powertrain is an ineffective exhaust brake compared to the GM Duramax + Allison combo.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2012 at 1:00 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    Well hope they have it figured out on this one. Will be using it a little this wknd for a small trip and light trailer as in a couple thousand pounds. So the truck wont even know its there. But hopefully try out the exhaust brake and hill decent control.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    A new pic of our running boards for our new dodge. Also got a new Rigid 20" SR series LED bar from wunderparts.com for $388.00 and free shipping. Going to put this down on the lower portion of the front bumper. Rigid makes a new mount bracket that the light bolts to using the front tow hooks mount points.
    Mounted the Dodge factory running boards, weather tech liners front and rear. Also getting some new rubber next week. Nothing to big. 265/70R17 Toyo A/T II.
    Then Im going to sand blast the rims and paint them with Rustoleum textured Black. Awesome truck so far. will be towing our toy hauler this wknd. So will see how well it goes with its first medium load for this truck. Also put some weather tech window guards on as well.

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  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM
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    I'll say it again, badass diesel :cool:
     
  12. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    Thanx Its cumming along. Looking at this style of bumper for the front and with the 12,000 warn power plant winch in it.

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  13. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    nice truck! and thats a nice bumper! Dodge makes some really good engines. The ONLY down side or bad thing i have really heard of is some of the transmissions crap out. but i heard they redid it and have a new one with in the last 2 or 3 years. idk may have been a rumor.


    If i needed a bigger truck than the taco i would prob just jump up and get a dodge 2500 and skip 1/2 tons.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    Cummins has finally gotten the DPF/EGR stuff worked out, they had bigtroubles the first couple years(07.5/08). That 6.7 is pretty legit though. The 6 speed behind it is almost bullet proof too, good choice. I had my 05 for 96k miles, with very few problems. Its often I miss that truck.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    So added a little to our truck over the last week or so. Painted up the stock steel wheels with RUSTOLEUM TEXTURED BLACK, and RUSTOLEUM CLEAR COAT.
    Put new rubber on it as well. TOYO A/T II in 265/70R17 Load E.

    Added some stock mudflaps front and rear. Added the factory brake control module. Should be getting the Snug top for it this next week with the Linex in the bed. They shipped it out this week.

    Also added a Rigid 20" SR series LED bar, brackets and orange covers for the front.
    So here is a few pics of it so far.
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  16. Jan 29, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    Spoonman

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  17. Jan 29, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    THXEY

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    i have 245's on my stock subie :p

    Interesting truck choice! i guess the new ones do well. 'Grats!

    EDIT: looks 10 times better with wheel/tires done!
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    Haha, nice pun :)
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    What kind of mpg are you getting on average?
     
  20. Feb 14, 2013 at 1:35 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    So far Im getting 17 on HWY and 12 in twn. But got a ways to go before it gets broke in.
     
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