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Old 10-06-2021, 07:33 AM
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I have an 07 dodge cummins with 200,000 miles on it.
I replaced the ac evaporator and thats all on the truck.
my dash has not fallen out.
Ohh,i did replace the foam in the front seat.
No rust,nothing fell off,and i see lots of dodge trucks down here in the south and i have never seen one with a bad dash.
Does that have something to do with a warmer climate?
I'm not protecting the dodges,i just have not seen the issues you guys speak of.
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:37 PM
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I'm not protecting the dodges,i just have not seen the issues you guys speak of.
Randy, never seen any of that stuff. I used to wonder too, and then I just gave up.
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Old 10-06-2021, 04:16 PM
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My 2001 dodge 1500 has cracked dash . I really don't know because it was totaled 3 times ,repossessed 4 times before I became the proud owner 10 years ago . Since then cheap other than a total front end rebuild at 200 k .
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:13 PM
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My 98 dodge 1500 dash is in 40-50 pieces right now. some strategically placed wire and duct tape keeps it from falling into the floor board.
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:16 PM
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I think it all comes down to how you treat your vehicle and how it was treated before it came to you.

As of today I've put about 170 miles on the truck since I got it.

If i wanted to be picky Id say i prefer power door locks in the rain. The bench seat is tilted a little far back for my taste.
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:04 AM
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I have never owned a Dodge, or Ram, but.. They use a lot of salt on the roads here in Michigan. I'm not sure you guys around Ga ever see that. The Dodges just seem to rust out quicker. They all rust out, don't get me wrong. But if it has a Cummins it will definitely avoid the crusher a little longer haha.
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Old 10-07-2021, 10:27 AM
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Ive owned all three brands, with several generations of diesels,

The hardware/body of the fords is the best.

The engine/ earlier axles ( dana ) of the cummins/dodge is best

Transmission in the GMs best.

You need a ford truck on a GM chassis/trans, with the dodge diesel ( cummins ).

Or a 24v with a P pump, Allison Auto, Dana 60/70, and a Ford frame and body.

Not possible much less feasible.

Ive was thinking an 06 4x4 Ford ( coils in front ) and building a Fummins, on a Texas sourced truck, with a smoked 6.0L. As a best value truck. Trans would be the weak point if an auto.

The build quality of the 5.9 Dodges body/cab is absolutely horrendous, compared to the other 2 of the same vintage. I know little about the newer trucks, I do know the opinions of the guys working on that shit, and they speak poorly.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:24 PM
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Ive owned all three brands, with several generations of diesels,

The hardware/body of the fords is the best.

The engine/ earlier axles ( dana ) of the cummins/dodge is best

Transmission in the GMs best.

You need a ford truck on a GM chassis/trans, with the dodge diesel ( cummins ).

Or a 24v with a P pump, Allison Auto, Dana 60/70, and a Ford frame and body.

Not possible much less feasible.

Ive was thinking an 06 4x4 Ford ( coils in front ) and building a Fummins, on a Texas sourced truck, with a smoked 6.0L. As a best value truck. Trans would be the weak point if an auto.

The build quality of the 5.9 Dodges body/cab is absolutely horrendous, compared to the other 2 of the same vintage. I know little about the newer trucks, I do know the opinions of the guys working on that shit, and they speak poorly.
If you're thinking '06 F250 Superduty, front springs are leaf with a straight axle. The Twin Wreck (I-Beam or 2 piece swivel beam) is a thing of the past.

On edit, maybe I'm thinkin' of an '03, now not so sure about the '06.
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:45 PM
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If you're thinking '06 F250 Superduty, front springs are leaf with a straight axle. The Twin Wreck (I-Beam or 2 piece swivel beam) is a thing of the past.

On edit, maybe I'm thinkin' of an '03, now not so sure about the '06.
2005-up the 4x4 models are solid axle and coil spring.
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Old 10-09-2021, 09:02 AM
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2005-up the 4x4 models are solid axle and coil spring.
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