Empty my fuel computer reads 21. The transfer case is also a potential for headaches and wallet aches. You will not be disappointed, because this truck has been so well maintained. I wouldn't buy a commonrail unless I knew it's history since new. At around 50000 kms the rear diff carrier was replaced under warranty.
The nice part about this truck is it has the vinyl floor mats so you do not have to worry about getting your carpet dirty. We are full timers and have towed our 3670 with our 2004 Dodge 3500 dually quad cab for more than a year. Now, at 75,000 miles I am having a new front end put in again just like last time. The one negative of the truck is the transmission has a small leak that the dealer keeps fixing and it always comes back. It all depends on the conditions you expect to drive it in. Me, I'm towing no more than 16,000 lbs and chose the 3.
Certainly not worth trying to lower it in my opinion. Had previously been owned by a millwright company. As it turns out the 6 speed automatic has a transmission control input shaft with a rubber grommet that after a while gets out of place and a small amount of trans fluid drips on my driveway. . So anyone know if the 4wd version can be lowered to the factory stock height of the 2wd version? Any estimate what the mpg is during unloaded driving? They are a sturdy, reliable, economical, and serviceable engine. Great truck, with one exception, getting around in the snow! Tie rod ends, wheel barrings, axle.
So anyone know if the 4wd version can be lowered to the factory stock height of the 2wd version? My first one was a '95 3500 5-speed 2wd with a 10' flatbed. I think it's high teens if doing highway driving. I did get positive traction rear. Tons of power from Cummins Turbo Diesel. Fuel economy has improved a lot over new, currently averaging around 15 mpg in town and 22 on the highway with a high of 24 mpg on one trip. The future for me is the new 6.
Then yesterday I idled the truck for about 20 minutes you idle a lot on a job site sometimes and the truck spued out black smoke at idle and quit. Even the front 4x4 run hot if you don't have free spin hubs. I still got about 13 mpg highway unhooked but the power seemed to be back. Curious as to the kind of mpg people are getting with these while towing and during non towing driving. If you can afford a 1 ton you should have the money around for tires, transmission, well actually thats about it, maybe some oil and filters. After becoming sick over selling my first Cummins, I bought another '95 3500 5-speed 2wd.
This Dodge is completely loaded. The only problems I had were the leather on the drivers seat was torn, but fixed under warranty. This diesel does not use any oil. If you're buying used with 200k, expect a tranny rebuild in your future before any engine problems. Very nice well keep 2008 Dodge ram diesel 3500 single rear wheels All new front end parts ball joints,hubs and bearings,rotors brake pads 215k miles always had Mobil-1 sint.
You are over thinking all of this. The cummins really impressed me after pulling the same load on the same trailer with both my 2000 F350 dually, 4. Overall, not bad for what it does; just wished I had bought a new Crew Cab instead. I assumed that the 4wd would have a not insignificant higher drag value than the 2wd , because just from appearance it does looks like the 2wd's lack of space between road and undercarriage relative to the 4wd would matter. The Aisin with the 3. I have been leaning toward the 3.
Front end has been rebuilt twice ball joints, axle seals etc all under warranty. Again recording mileage at every fill, my lifetime average with this truck is almost 22 mpg. She had 385,000 on her when I got her. I have a 2001 one ton dually with the 5. I have been leaning toward the 3. And, I had a failed turbo at 55K. Also the drivers seat stitching and padding has completely come apart by 70000 kms 45000 miles.
The one I traded for is the one I currently drive. I know I want the cummins with the aisin transmission but have not decide on the gearing yet. I thought that was excellent for mountain towing. With my 15,000 trailer I'm lucky to get 8mpg and thats not hauling in the mountains at all. It has a performance chip and a delete kit with new exhaust to make the performance of this Dodge outstanding.
Tho this is a 24 valve with an electronic rotary distributor pump, all I've done to it is service it and set the overhead. It has the longhorn package. The paper Infinity speakers in the front doors are garbage and were replaced twice on warranty and I put in aftermarket Infinity speakers for a great improvement in sound and reliability. Gary Sounds like you have a nice setup. I have a 1990 4x4 250 with 300k on it.