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Old 11-19-2018, 10:07 PM   #41
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Old 11-20-2018, 05:40 AM   #42
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Yeah, I'd be getting something like those for the floors.

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Regarding tires.

$40 per tire difference between 18" and 20".

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Regarding tires.

$40 per tire difference between 18" and 20".

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It's not really the tire as much as it is the fancy rim.


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I just ordered rubber floors for my 97, now to get the motivation to pull the interior.

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I have never had twenties, I have never cared to customize my trucks. I run them pretty much stock four-wheel Drive, only upgrades I buy are either a weather guard or Rawson and Koenig tool box, always put a cow catcher on the front because of all of the deer, and now that these trucks are so tall I put rails on my truck is well. I used to put headache racks on but I don't even do that anymore because we have a number of flatbeds and it's easy enough to just hook up to 1 and pick up whatever I need. It does look better with a headache rack in my opinion but I'm not really into the look thing.

My 18 F250 is 61 in off of ground I believe to the top rail of the back of the truck, with a 18s.

I hate carpet, I did not have the option to get rubber floors with the model truck I bought this time, I bought WeatherTech floor mats and they work fine for that. They are constantly muddy, if it's all remodel work it's not as big a deal as new construction but even outside of that with the deer lease in my own place I'm going to get muddy pretty regular

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One thing I like about dodge, they offer the perfect options in their tradesman package. The other two need to figure that out.

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One thing I like about dodge, they offer the perfect options in their tradesman package. The other two need to figure that out.

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May have to buy our first new Dodge, we're going to look at a Tradesman diesel.

The 550 we bought is a Tradesman, I agree it is a good package.

It feels like cheating on Ford...

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It's not really the tire as much as it is the fancy rim.


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May have to buy our first new Dodge, we're going to look at a Tradesman diesel.

The 550 we bought is a Tradesman, I agree it is a good package.

It feels like cheating on Ford...

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I will drive whatever suits my needs, dont really care who made it.

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you can delete the carpet in f series up to the lariat trim
and it saves you $50!!!

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I am ok with most of the stock. However, steel rims is a poor option in winter salt conditions....hence the attempt to upgrade to aluminum...which forces you into an Alaska plow package with its lettering plastered in the side of your truck, or the pricey 20", or chrome 20" WITH convenience package.

My list is pretty darn stock, accept the larger towing mirrors...

I added some lights for the box and roof, but that isn't that much.

You guys should play around with their build software and get a feel for the process...if you aren't.

I've been driving a 95, 1500 4x4 with 270+ on it.

Long bed crew cab 4x4 WT stock already built gets me a white truck...if they aren't sold out quick. Otherwise, I bump up to the LT....or other.

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Aluminum rims are worse in the rust belt. They will start to corrode and will constantly leak around the beads.

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Aluminum rims are worse in the rust belt. They will start to corrode and will constantly leak around the beads.

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I guess I'd need to research case studies on it but I haven't had trouble with my aluminum rims.

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I guess I'd need to research case studies on it but I haven't had trouble with my aluminum rims.

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The Alcoa's on my 97 350 are fine, but have not seen salt.

The GM wheels from mid 2000s on were horrible. Had a set of foose rims that started in a couple years.


228k on my 97, should be good for another 250k.

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Speaking of rubber floors....buddy's truck on lunch today.

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I've had 3 trucks with aluminium wheels, at least 300,000 miles between them, and 12 Rochester winters, and never have had a problem with corrosion causing leaks....


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Well I'm going to buck the trends here and say get the diesel.

I had a 2500 LTZ ext cab 4x4 gas and that thing was a gas hog. Best I could do was 13mpg.
The kicker was when I bought it the diesel was an extra $8000-8500.

When I got rid of it, the diesels were fetching $10,000 more than the gassers.


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It was always the beads that leaked.

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My state's present average fuel prices.

Gas: $2.44/13mpg= $.188
Diesel: $3.31/16mpg= $.207

Of course diesel engines outlast gas engines with potentially 2.5 as many miles.

I am not a mechanic, but some average miles to engine type from the interwebs..

Gas: 200,000 miles
Diesel: 500,000 miles

Gas is presently $.018 cheaper than diesel.

Hypothetically, if I run gas for 500,000 miles at today's fuel prices I save 500,000X$.018= $9,500. Then we add in the upfront cost of a diesel of about $10,000 to equal around $19,500 to replace a gas engine potentially twice over the hypothetical life of the vehicle in diesel engine terms.

It appears cheaper to run gas, not including the down time of engine replacement.

I am sure there are other factors I haven't included, but I still prefer gas for my needs.

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