My local dealership was pushing a 2007 5.7L V8 Big Horn with 57K miles for $19K, but I can't justify spending that much. I'd prefer to stay in the $10-14K range.
I found a couple of options going a bit older with some additional mileage:
The HemiSport is growing on me and I like the black on black, but the 2002 has the bigger 5.9L V8 and a few less miles. I've heard the 5.7L V8 is a great engine, I would assume similar with the 5.9L? Anything in particular with this gen that I should look out for when going over the vehicle and test driving? Other buying advice/comments?
I'm looking forward to owning my first truck and joining the community here. Thanks!
98 Ram 1500 RCSB 2wd
5.7 Hemi swapped, Lowered and some shiny new paint!!
14.63 @ 93.20mph
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2002 Ram 1500 SLT 4x4 QC ~ 02 Ram 45RFE to Jeep GC TCM 5-45RFE Upgrade - (Nov.01) 4.7L with 91K/3588hrs, 4.56 R&P/DTT, Sonnax Line Booster, SRT-10 Pod w/Dynojet Wideband Commander, 2-speed manual transfer-case, Clifford Security System w/Auto Start/Auto Windows, RB1 CD/DVD/NAV Infinity Sound System w/30GB iPod, Offroad Package, 33" Bridgestone Dueler A/T, Mopar Rear Wheel Liners, K&N w/Airaid Jr Modular Intake Tube, BBK 70mm Throttle Body, AIR_RAM Jet Stream Scoop, PML Diff Cover, ASP Underdrive Crank Pulley, MSD 1.65 Alt Pulley, V8 Lincoln E-Fan, 2-Speed DCC E-Fan Controller, 180 Jet T-Stat, Flowmaster SI/DO Exhaust, Tire-2-Tire Chrome Tuber Step, Line of Fire LED Light Bar, Sylvania Ultra Silverstars
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* Vararam * 90mm TB * Crazy Spartan Cam * 6.1 Springs/Pushrods * LT Headers/3in Y-pipe * Bullet Cats * 3in Gibson BMF * 93 Octane Tune * 4:56 Gears * Auburn LSD * 3K Stall * Sharadon Stage III Valve Body * Traction Bars * Flexalite 183 * HD Oil Cooler * HD Trans Cooler * HD Radiator * 180 Stat * 17in ST Wheels * M&H Drag Radials * Nitrous (175 Shot)
She does like to suck up some gas. Still on my first tank, but it's looking right around 12mpg. It's a good thing this is a secondary vehicle for me or I'd be going broke!
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