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Now I've been around old Ram's. I've got 2. My trusty old Dodge Ram W250 and a rusting Dakota. But the W250 needs so much work I'll just replace it. I found a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Lamarie Short bed Extended cab. It needs these things: Transmission, fuel lines, fuel pump, water pump, dashboard, and a radio because the old one sucks. Here's the specs
Extended cab
Short bed
Magnum V8
Kiwi pearl paint
SLT Lamarie trim
Special factory paint
Manual transmission
4x4
3-inch lift
Kenda off-road tires
aftermarket camper towing package

So should I buy it?
 

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We're all dodge nuts here. Check out what Sonnax has to offer when you get that new transmission, they have really good stuff. Even new transmissions need periodic service. I was not educated at the time I had an auto transmission and paid the price. I had a Mopar factory direct 46re that was about as good as it gets,,, unless you don't give it regular attention. I got three years out of it before it gernaded internally. Oops! I now have installed a NV 4500 5-speed with the goods and have no regrets after six or eight years. I'd start off with a steering column bushing from Rocksolidram too get things started in the right track.
 

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We're all dodge nuts here. Check out what Sonnax has to offer when you get that new transmission, they have really good stuff. Even new transmissions need periodic service. I was not educated at the time I had an auto transmission and paid the price. I had a Mopar factory direct 46re that was about as good as it gets,,, unless you don't give it regular attention. I got three years out of it before it gernaded internally. Oops! I now have installed a NV 4500 5-speed with the goods and have no regrets after six or eight years. I'd start off with a steering column bushing from Rocksolidram too get things started in the right track.
Ok I bought the truck the other day and also went to a junkyard and got a stickshift and new gauges so it wouldn't be confusing
 

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Sounds like a cream puff! Ebay has a cup holder that mounts on the front of the center arm rest,,, a must have in my book.
 

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Sounds like a cream puff! Ebay has a cup holder that mounts on the front of the center arm rest,,, a must have in my book.
Yes. The cup holders are just too high. I did find a cup holder set like that but for the seat. I also rigged up a area in the dash for another outlet for charging my phone. And I got a new radio, one that has a CB built in, and I rigged up a graphic equalizer so I have cool visuals for looking at when I’m at a red light or on cruise control. So I did get a steal!
 

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No ,,,I don't think that. Manuals are worth way more because they last longer and are fun to drive.
 

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Well I did buy from a dealer and doing a edmunds trade in value tool I got around 2-3,000 and dealer was 4,000.
 

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I JUST bought my 1999 Dodge Ram 5.9v8 4x4 SLT Laramie just last February. It came with everything working, A/C, transmission, transaxle 4x4, heated mirrors, power windows and side mirrors, etc.
  • Bought the year 1999 truck at 145,000 miles, for $2,000.
 

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I JUST bought my 1999 Dodge Ram 5.9v8 4x4 SLT Laramie just last February. It came with everything working, A/C, transmission, transaxle 4x4, heated mirrors, power windows and side mirrors, etc.
  • Bought the year 1999 truck at 145,000 miles, for $2,000.
Automatic?
 

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299,500 miles on my gas truck. to answer your question - YES -
 
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