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#1 Loonietoon

 
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Thinking of purchasing 2014 Dodge 1500 Outdoorsman 4X4 with 5.7 Hemi with 8 sp trans Thoughts  going to sell my 2008 ford f150 4x4 in time....


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#2 Misfish

 
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

I dont have the hemi, but do have the 1500 with the 6cyl pantstar motor 8 sp tranny. 

 

I LOVE IT

 

 

Do wish I had of gone with the 4x4 though. My thinking at first was, just something else to fix if it went wrong.

 

Do you really need the 4x4 ?



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:04 PM

Love my '12 hemi 4x4 with the old 6 spd. Have heard good things about the 8 spd.. but they're somewhat new.

Pony up the extra cash and get the 4x4. To me, a truck without it is pointless.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

Love my '12 hemi 4x4 with the old 6 spd. Have heard good things about the 8 spd.. but they're somewhat new.

Pony up the extra cash and get the 4x4. To me, a truck without it is pointless.

 

 

2014 aint that new.LOL

 

What I have heard and read, they  program to the way you drive. When I got mine new off the lot, It was a little ragged. Jerky. Then I had it updated and it,s been smooth.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

I have a 2017 as my work truck, outdoorsman 5.7 drive it for a decent road test, I'm all over gta from Hamilton to Pickering and I hate the seats in it.

Aside from that it's decent, I sit around 14l/100km

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Do you really need the 4x4 ?


Yes

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:45 PM

I have a 2014 Laramie with the Diesel.  Love it - and so does everyone else that rides in it.  Of course it has Air Suspension, 4x4, etc.  The outdoorsman I believe will ride a little rougher - think it has different suspension in the back end?  But it will also be able to tow more.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:48 PM

Lost me at dodge

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:17 PM

Lost me at dodge

 

Brand loyalty in 2017?  :dunno:



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:53 PM

I dont have the hemi, but do have the 1500 with the 6cyl pantstar motor 8 sp tranny. 

 

I LOVE IT

 

 

Do wish I had of gone with the 4x4 though. My thinking at first was, just something else to fix if it went wrong.

 

Do you really need the 4x4 ?

yes need 4x4



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:54 PM

Lost me at dodge

lol all ways loosing you :angel: :blahblah1:



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:42 PM

I have a 2014 Laramie with the Diesel.  Love it - and so does everyone else that rides in it.  Of course it has Air Suspension, 4x4, etc.  The outdoorsman I believe will ride a little rougher - think it has different suspension in the back end?  But it will also be able to tow more.

I've got mine down to 7.1l/100km a couple times now.



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:46 PM

What u wanna know. Outdoors man has lsd diff and 3.92 gears best of both worlds with the 8 so very little issues with 8 so tranny hemi bombproof so long as regular lof done. They all break exhaust studs every 100 k good riding trucks in any trim run away from air suspension and vm deisel

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Are you sure you can't do better overall getting a new Ram with all the deals they have now? Unless you are paying cash it would have to be almost a give away for me to look at a used Ram given the current deals available on new ones... As the monthly payments could easily be less for a new vehicle, with full warranty and hopefully a higher resale value in the future.

 

If you can find the trim you want that is.

 

Some dealerships are offering 30%+ off new. Up from 25% off in the last few months so the selection might be slim now. 

 

Check out redflagdeals.com for a thread about dealers who are willing to save you some money. 



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

lol all ways loosing you :angel: :blahblah1:


Lol. Enjoy your dodge.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:33 PM

What u wanna know. Outdoors man has lsd diff and 3.92 gears best of both worlds with the 8 so very little issues with 8 so tranny hemi bombproof so long as regular lof done. They all break exhaust studs every 100 k good riding trucks in any trim run away from air suspension and vm deisel

Just wanting to know if any one knows of any issues l should know about...



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:34 PM

Are you sure you can't do better overall getting a new Ram with all the deals they have now? Unless you are paying cash it would have to be almost a give away for me to look at a used Ram given the current deals available on new ones... As the monthly payments could easily be less for a new vehicle, with full warranty and hopefully a higher resale value in the future.

 

If you can find the trim you want that is.

 

Some dealerships are offering 30%+ off new. Up from 25% off in the last few months so the selection might be slim now. 

 

Check out redflagdeals.com for a thread about dealers who are willing to save you some money. 

depending on when l decide it might be new just un decided right now



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:37 PM

Lol. Enjoy your dodge.

never had a dodge before so still choosing what to buy... reports lv read say they are the better truck so just tossing it out there as l know a few here have them and l want their opinions :whistling: :dunno:



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

Lost me at dodge

What he said



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:11 PM

never had a dodge before so still choosing what to buy... reports lv read say they are the better truck so just tossing it out there as l know a few here have them and l want their opinions :whistling: :dunno:

Just a joke. I drove all makes and models in the oilfield and dodge would absolutely be my last choice.

BUT.... We drove trucks hard. But still, dodges spent more time in the shop than not.

If ya could, I'd look Toyota and chevy second

Dodges look nice at least

*Also, I haven't drove one in 5 years so maybe they have dramatically improved

Edited by manitoubass2, 10 August 2017 - 10:13 PM.






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