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Best Year for Cummins Dodge
12-24-2008, 01:35 AM
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Hi There, looking for advice on which is the best year of the Cummins Dodge after 1995.

Looking to get a used truck with around 100k miles.

Thanks!
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12-24-2008, 09:02 AM
Post: #2
 
You might get some more in depth answers in the actual Cummins section (from both searching in there and asking questions)... but, IIRC, the 24 valve motors have more potential for power and are adjustable with chips, but 12 valve motors are supposedly super easy to work on yet still make a good amount of power.

Here's a thread with some good info: http://pavementsucks.com/forums/viewtopi...12v+vs+24v




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12-24-2008, 01:50 PM
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97 or the 98 12 valve with the rare 99+ interior 3.55's and automatic. Thats what I remember reading from someone on here with a similar thread to yours. Thats the best truck (cummins powered ram) for fuel mileage.




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12-24-2008, 02:24 PM
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This has been debated alot on http://www.cumminsforum.com, but personally I feel the best year cummins truck after 1995 is the 2007 5.9 with the 6 speed... its the farthest advancement of the 5.9 and it has the bugs worked out of it, overall damn good truck. Personally I am a fan of the 03-04 cummins SO and HO, they make damn good power, very reliable once you get the fuel filter lift pump taken care of and you can get damn good fuel economy. I love my 04 HO (305/555) makes plenty of power stock and runs damn good!




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12-24-2008, 04:59 PM
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That's a very broad question, to say the least. My personal opinion; any cummins is a good one. The only one I may stay away from would be the 6.7L with the bluetec emissions stuff. People seem to have quite a few problems with the EGR/DPF system. What are you looking for? Ease of power upgrades? Smoke?




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12-24-2008, 07:02 PM
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i'd love to have a cummins, wanted to get one when i get this truck but didnt. Now the truck market has crashed and my 01 with 5.9 is worth nothing
Sad I like the 02-07? body style
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12-25-2008, 12:19 PM
Post: #7
 
lol.

Personally, I have my favorite years..

1995 ram 12v.. first year of the x-cab, best fuel pump if you ask me, and easy to work on, very basic..

2003 dodge ram 3500 HO 6 speed with the 5.9, like the guy said above, once you fix the lift pump, its golden, hell, mine does like 25-26mpg..

I like them all to be honest with you, even the 6.7L is going to be nice once everything is worked through.

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12-25-2008, 12:52 PM
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Quote:On 2008-12-24 15:59, ******* wrote:
That's a very broad question, to say the least. My personal opinion; any cummins is a good one. The only one I may stay away from would be the 6.7L with the bluetec emissions stuff. People seem to have quite a few problems with the EGR/DPF system. What are you looking for? Ease of power upgrades? Smoke?
There are alot of people who dont have any problems with the 6.7, there are a few that do, most of them moddified their trucks. 6.7 is still the best diesel out of any new truck.




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12-25-2008, 04:44 PM
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i am old school i like the 93's myself ..... but at the same time i love my 02 also

i was never a fan of my dads 03 its not as comfortable to me as my 02




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12-25-2008, 06:25 PM
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Quote:On 2008-12-25 11:52, adealac wrote:

There are alot of people who dont have any problems with the 6.7, there are a few that do, most of them moddified their trucks. 6.7 is still the best diesel out of any new truck.

Agreed on the best diesel out there. Some people have luck with them, some don't. I think it has a lot of potential for huge power gains, as it's .8L bigger; and that old saying no replacement for displacement holds true. Several performance shops have done experiments with them with some pretty impressive gains; mainly in the torque department.




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