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Old 09-17-2018
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So I guess it's "Rest in Peace" for the ole '98. It's been 48 days since it was stolen. Had a citizen spot it doing rural crime, but Dudley Du Right of the RCMP has not been able to locate it......enough of the blithering!

Looking at 2006 Dodge dually.
2006 Dodge 3500 5.9 turbo diesel
-Fully loaded 6 seater
-Power everything
-Leather interior
-Heated seats
-Fully rebuilt auto trans done in 2016,
-New torque converter
-2 new batteries
-New alternator
-New AC pump
-New serpentine belt
-New firestone air bag rear suspension with onboard compressor and in-cab switch and gauge
-K/N cold air intake
-Black lockable Toolbox
-Rhino line box liner
-Flip down screen with dvd and headphone ports
-Full 4" exhaust
-Camper ready with 7 prong outlets in the box and on the bumper
-Rear end serviced in 2017 and in great shape
-Other then a few small dings and scratches the body is in great shape
-carpet and headliner in excellent condition
-Leather is all in excellent shape other then a rip in driver seat but is easily fixed
-all maintenance done on time and by professionals

311,000 kms (193246mi)
5886 hours
= 53 Km/hr or 33 mi per hr of run time

All new to this electronic stuff. The mechanical was relatively simple.

Any and all feedback welcome.

New unit: 2004 Ram Dually, Quad cab, Flat deck, 6 spd standard, ECM re-programmed by Harbour City Diesel 250 hp to the rear wheels on the dyno.

STOLEN: '98 Ram Dually quad cab; 4X4; auto with mystery switch; 4:10's; BHAF; 4" MBRP exhaust; 3K Governor spring kit; #5 plate; timing @15.5; 63/65/14 turbo; 90 hp injectors; Isspro pyro, boost & tranny temp gauges; DSS steering stabilizer; adjustable heavy duty track bar, Snow Water/Methanol Injection Tow-Max System.
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Old 09-17-2018
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If it looks like its been taken care of, its probably not a bad buy. Fuel injectors might be a good thing to replace just as preventative maintenance. At 200000 miles things like wheel bearings, u joints, ball joints are going to be near the end of their life
2012 F-150 Twin Turbo V-6
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Old 09-18-2018
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Check the operation of the heater blend doors, defrost when selected, floor when selected etc. front hubs I'm guessing have been done already but may be getting close again. Track bar bushing and I really like my steering box stabilizer. If you off road they make a version the does not connect the frame rails. I have walked a dozen dealer lots.....found nothing I like better. Lift pump might be a good thing check about too.
'06 2500 Brilliant Black Pearl Thunder Road, QC, 4X4, G56 w/ SBDD, Home Brew in the gearboxes Volant CAI, ATS Arc Flow , Airdog 100, AFE 4" cat back, Smarty JR, Warn lock-outs, drilled and slotted rotors, HBS steering stabilizer, Pacbrake airbags, Bilstiens, RP 15W40 , 2 BIG BALLS (shift knobs) from Geno's, 5th wheel slider, step bars. The next mod is........

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Old 09-19-2018
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J_R_R, sorry for your loss...looks like poor 'ole 98's been shanghaied.
01.5,Red QC Sport SWB,HO,6spd,4x4,cowl hood, Drag Comp,4"ex., fuel press. gauge, boost&pyro gauges, bhaf, single Holley lift pump next to the fuel tank/13psi WOT, Vulcan Big Line, cheapo fuel cooler, Amsoil in the trans. & Valvoline in the pan, 62-65-.70A/R, ARP studs, kevlar/ceramic SD clutch, jammer 100's

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Doc says I'm in pretty good shape for an 83 year old guy.....one of these days I need to tell him I'm 59.

Time to turn so's you don't burn.
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Old 09-21-2018
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Up here in AK there are a lot of slope trucks with low miles and high hours for sale cheap. We have learned to avoid them. The engines usually don't last long.
RIP 1991.5 1991.5- 8/14/2013
92 W250 Xcab 4X4, HD 47RH with Compushift, Scheid Lightning VE, GDS moded H1C/w 16cm, 7X010 DAP injectors, DE 4" exhaust, 60# valve springs, the usual gauges.
01 2500 Q cab 4X4, stage II auto, fresh VP-44, HX35, B T E and F gauges, FASS 95 adjustable.
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