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Old 11-19-2018, 09:51 AM   #21
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What are the options you're looking at, meta? We are in the market for a new Dually Crew Cab, Ford I've gotten all the way down to 42,000 gas with four-wheel drive, 48500 with diesel.

I really don't want to buy new either but the used vehicles that are in good shape capable of hauling what I needed to haul or ridiculously high, I would rather just buy new and know I don't have a problem for that bit of savings. I did find a 2015 Dodge 550 with four-wheel drive and a flatbed that I scooped up for 20,000 cash. That thing will pull the heater out of hell.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:01 PM   #22
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I am partial to Chevy .

Crew cab long box 4x4, 2500, gas.

Vinyl rubberized floor, towing mirrors (heated awesome but not WT option), minimum 7" screen for back up camera.

20" rims, spray on bedliner and rubber truck bed liner (I could always get this later).

I prefer leather seats that I would cover, otherwise stock work truck cloth.

Typical towing, no gooseneck.

Plow package would be nice but not a deal breaker.

Roof and bedliner lights nice, but not deal breaker.

Stock radio with bluetooth.

Power locks and windows, remote start (could add later).

I may change the front bumper later, add flares, step bar.

That's most of it.

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Why would you want 20" wheels? My old Ram came with 20s and I sold those right away in favor of 18"s
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I had to order mine. However while waiting on the order someone else ordered one and didn't pick it up, so I got it earlier than I was anticipating.

Windycity, bells and whistles meaning the LT model with the phone, electric seats, etc.

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Why would you want 20" wheels? My old Ram came with 20s and I sold those right away in favor of 18"s
Talk me out of them. What didn't you like? Too high?

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I had to order mine. However while waiting on the order someone else ordered one and didn't pick it up, so I got it earlier than I was anticipating.

Windycity, bells and whistles meaning the LT model with the phone, electric seats, etc.

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Mike, I am going for the limo look, no standard cab lol.

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Talk me out of them. What didn't you like? Too high?

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Two very different reasons.
First, 20s have less sidewall which means less flex in the tire to absorb bumps and rough conditions. I live on a dirt road and spend a lot of time in the mountains, so tire flex is important to me.

Second, 20s scream out millennial wanna be a pimp kind of demographic. Which ain't me. But to each their own, so far as I'm concerned.

Third, I ran the 20s until the tires gave out, which was only 20k miles on the stock Firestones that Rams ship with. 20" tires were almost as expensive as new 18" wheels and tires combined. I asked the tire shop guy why?, and he told me that it's just because 20s are the hot thing right now, so they can charge more for the tires.

Since I'm old and almost practical, I'll stick with 18s.

Maybe you're a millennial and wear a flat brim ball cap, and living in Chicago, 20s are ideal for you. I simply hated them.

I Just bought a new Ram crew cab diesel, and made sure this one came with 18" inch rims.

If I were you, I'd give the Ram gassers a look. I had one as a loaner and loved it.
Diesel is definitely a pain in the arse if you aren't pulling every day.

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I don't need the pull of a diesel. Not a millennial in Chicago, more a Gen X hick in Michigan who cares more about function over looks. Your financial and function concerns most resonate with me. I'll go see if I can find a couple trucks and get a better feel.

Seems to me, though, that Rams tend to sit a little higher than Chevys. I have large tool boxes on both sides of my present truck, with racks as well. I plan on doing the same with the new one too.

I dislike carpet in a work truck...even with the large floor mats.

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I dislike carpet in a work truck...even with the large floor mats.

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I agree that I think carpet in a work truck is stupid IMO

Love vinyl floors, Because I always have muddy boots

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Maybe you're a millennial and wear a flat brim ball cap, and living in Chicago, 20s are ideal for you. I simply hated them.

How does Chicago have anything to do with this!!! Haha

I thought lifting the front of the truck to get the Carolina squat and putting 20s on a loud annoying diesel truck was a country thing!!!

Joking aside I do agree that I prefer 18’s simply due to the fact of availability and cost




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Unless you work in an environment where mud is for the most part none existent. My carpet is 7 years old still looks like new.


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Unless you work in an environment where mud is for the most part none existent.


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That’s definitely not here, especially new cons..
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Chevy forces you to purchase packages. If you want aluminum 18" wheels, they force you into the Alaska package with the painted logo (I don't want other markings on the truck). Otherwise you get steel. If you go chrome 20", you buy the convenience package. Or, the expensive argent metallic.

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The standard WT package lists:

“17" painted steel wheels
17" LT245/75R17E all-season blackwall tires”


You have to get up to the high country package before you get to 20”
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The standard WT package lists:

“17" painted steel wheels
17" LT245/75R17E all-season blackwall tires”


You have to get up to the high country package before you get to 20”
The list I posted are the WT options.

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The list I posted are the WT options.

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I think I see, so if you choose something other than the 17’s it automatically ups you to a whole other package?
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I think I see, so if you choose something other than the 17’s it automatically ups you to a whole other package?

That’s usually how it works. Certain options are not available on certain models....for example you can’t get leather seats in a WT you will have to upgrade to a higher model

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That’s definitely not here, especially new cons..

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Chevy forces you to purchase packages.. [

Most manufacturers do now



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I think I see, so if you choose something other than the 17’s it automatically ups you to a whole other package?
For the most part. Here is a link of the truck schematic I am messing with.

1https://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/sil...stalCode=49341

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For the most part. Here is a link of the truck schematic I am messing with.

1https://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/sil...stalCode=49341

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Is this one close enough?


https://www.bergerchevy.com/new/Chev...ddf2e7d19e.htm

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Only the work truck model has rubberized vinyl flooring with Chevy.

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Only the work truck model has rubberized vinyl flooring with Chevy.

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