Need some help on truck options

Discussion in 'Photos' started by DirtyBlackHoe, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Hey guys. I recently sold my 2011 Ram Sport and I am looking into getting a Duramax. I am really looking to stay under 12,000 because I can pay cash and have a little mod money left over. With that said here is one of the trucks I am looking at. I am wanting pros/cons and any advice that people want to give me. I have no use for a diesel, it is more of a I have always wanted one type thing.

    The truck below has been owned by my wifes Uncle for the last 8 years (he is a state patrol so it was his weekend and run to town truck). About a year or two ago he gave it to his son in high school to drive to and from. The dents in the bed are from hunting season when it slide off into a ditch on a dirt road. Here are the details on the truck.

    2003 with 204k miles...it is completely stock drivetrain wise minus having a bullydog programmer. It has OEM injectors and has not had an issue with them.

    Redid the front end and put new upper control arms on last year, two years ago out new shocks, ball joints, ac compressor and alternator on it
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  2. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    If the injector balance rates check out, the trans shifts fine, headgaskets are ok, I see no reason not to scoop it. What would you get it for?
     
  3. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I can get it for a good price if everything checks out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  4. Tim W

    Tim W power to teh people

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    might as well, but like dont get pissed if it needs some work lol

    at least thats my theory for most vehicles under 10k
     
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  5. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    I am just trying to make sure I don't buy something that I "want" just to have it bite me in the ass. I know that they can have head issues and injector issues. I also know that it will be about a grand to get the bedside fixed...so I am just asking my brothers for some advice.

    My really good buddy here is a certified Duramax mechanic, so I know that he won't ream me on the labor which greatly helps.
     
  6. Dirtmafia

    Dirtmafia Hella

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    LB7's are cool. The mileage wouldn't really worry me. (Assuming it was maintained OK)

    Like mentioned..... injectors, water pump seal, glow plugs, head gaskets are all known culprits.

    The Allison trans in stock form is OK, People have had issues with higher HP tuners/programmers.
     
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  7. DirtyBlackHoe

    DirtyBlackHoe Bun B, Baracca, Beezer

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    Ended up buying the truck...Got it for a deal and other than being completely filthy it seems solid and maintenance seemed to be done as good if not better than expected/
     

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