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So what did you do with your truck today?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by GOOSE, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. hacked89

    hacked89 Full Access Member

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    I had three second Gen dodges. They are underpowered and the auto trans isn't good. They eat and destroy front end components especially the front axle seals. The vacuum CAD isn't good. The keggar style intake blows the plenum and pools oil.

    Other than that yea I kinda like it.

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    Laine D Full Access Member

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    Haha, the only real issue we’ve had is the interior falling apart. Other than that it’s got 190k on it with only a new transmission and some tune up stuff. It’s the 360 magnum. It does make me realize that my truck does pretty good on fuel compared to a gas truck or the same class.
     
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    Laine D Full Access Member

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    Man you guys really hate these things LOL
     
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  4. chillman88

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    A friend of mine was bragging about his cummins and I told him I wouldn't mind the cummins, just don't like the garbage Dodge they wrapped it in LOL
     
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    Yeah the interior on these are incredible. How do you produce something so bad LOL. My grandpa has his first gen and that’s much better than this. In my opinion the only thing that is great about the first gens is the engine, and that they look good. Other than that I find them really uncomfortable.
     
  6. laserjock

    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    I tell my brother this all the time when he complains about rebuilding the front end every 15k miles.
     
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    I will agree, I honestly do like the way they look, er... Looked when new. They're all rotted out up here when you find one lol.

    We had an 06 1500 gasser and have a 16 3500 diesel at work and I just can't stand them. Pulls decent, once it finally decides to get moving.
     
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    Let me put it to you this way. Years back, a gal I was seeing on and off was looking at a Dakota. She asked me if I knew anything about Dodge trucks. Right away I told her that "smart pedestrians dodge trucks". I don't thin she appreciated that, but at least she didn't end up buying the thing. I also think that smart consumers dodge anything that says Dodge on it. Same goes for Chrysler or the late Plymouth.
     
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    I like the rainbow seats though. Relly screams 90s
     
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  10. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    What does a fellow say at a time like this?.............UMMMMMMMMMMM...............................I guess this truck followed me home too:Thumbs Up.
    So this 88 f250 4x4 came up for sale this morning 5 minutes away. It has a rebuilt 6.9 with 80k miles that was swapped in at some point, and has a c6 behind it. 20210407_203802.jpg
    Ordinarily I would have used chains and binders, but this was right around the corner on back roads so the straps were just fine. I am actually surprised how clean it is, for what it is. The guy I bought it from had it for around 30 years, and used it for hauling fire wood. It has power windows and locks, that all work. Interior is pretty good, just a little faded. I don't know what I'm going to do with the truck just yet.

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    It came with OBS hub caps that were sitting in the bed, so I put them on my 87' and I kind of like the way they look. 20210407_185826.jpg
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    Other than that my new holley red came in the mail today, and I am planning out a bracket for that, the water seperator, and fsv to go on the frame rail

    Rock
     
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    Well Rock, sounds like it's starting to spread. Sorry to say buy there's no vaccine for this bug LOL
     
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  12. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    I didn't think it would ever get this bad so quickly cookoo. Oh well, I guess I'm in too deep now.Lol



    Rock
     
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    Rock, you got it bad, man.

    (lest you be confused: I say that out of jealousy, not judgement) ;)

    So what's that bring your total count to, now?
     
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    What about the dash as well crubling into a million pieces?
     
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  15. Farmer Rock

    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    Well, "only" 3 three right now since I let Beagle Pup go, but there will probably be more. I ain't denying that I got a problem, but don't we all,lol
    I am not sure if I am going to keep this 88' , mostly because I'm not to crazy about automatics. I think this has grown into a business more than anything, or at least I keep telling myself that so I don't come to realize the reality,Lol.



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