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Old 04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
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Dodge V10s?

Anybody have experience with the 1998ish dodge 3/4 ton v10s w/5 speed? im going to look at it tonight and maybe trade it for my 1994 chevy k1500. Other than the usual "oh dodges are crap" any constructive criticism on these engine/tranny combos
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:49 PM
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Displacement wise (8.0L) its a big motor and they do have quite a bit of torque for a gasser.... but expect to fuel up often. A friend used to have one before converting to a cummins. If he could muster up 10mpg unloaded he was happy. This was a 4x4 manual trans by the way. He never had any major issues with the drivetrain though. I bet it would tear an automatic up quickly.
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Displacement wise (8.0L) its a big motor and they do have quite a bit of torque for a gasser.... but expect to fuel up often. A friend used to have one before converting to a cummins. If he could muster up 10mpg unloaded he was happy. This was a 4x4 manual trans by the way. He never had any major issues with the drivetrain though. I bet it would tear an automatic up quickly.
Well this is a single cab long bed with a 5 speed so id imagine its more like 13 mpgs? Thats about what my 5.7 ext cab short bed chevy gets.
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My dad had one it got 5.5 mpg pulling our 4 place snowmobile trailer,Then the motor started to go at 65k along with the tranny.It was a nice truck but ours was not to reliable.
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Well this is a single cab long bed with a 5 speed so id imagine its more like 13 mpgs? Thats about what my 5.7 ext cab short bed chevy gets.
His truck was a short bed Xcab 5 speed. He managed between 8-10mpg. I bet the single cab long beds are within a few hundred pounds of the short bed Xcabs. I think if you were to calculate 13mpg with that truck you have one of the more "fuel efficient" ones. lol.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:41 PM
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His truck was a short bed Xcab 5 speed. He managed between 8-10mpg. I bet the single cab long beds are within a few hundred pounds of the short bed Xcabs. I think if you were to calculate 13mpg with that truck you have one of the more "fuel efficient" ones. lol.
I looked at it it looks pretty damn clean worst thing is someone backed into a trailer and dented the tailgate but thats about it. Its also a 2wd so that will help mpgs he said he gets about 13 hwy if he really feathers it. But it would just be nice to have something to tow my f350 with to g2gs and stuff
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My father has an 01 2500 ext cab with the v10 and the auto, 3:55 rear end and it gets about 10.5 mpg when I drive it. The best I have gotten with it was 12 on the highway. Personally I like the truck. Haven't had any trouble with the engine, it has about 130K on it now. Great power out of a gasser. Although the air filter is a bit of PITA to change. The front ends are a weak link with those trucks, then tend to wander. But if you get a steering box stabilizer and a good adjustable track bar and you should be GTG.
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What kind of chips/tuners are available for the v10? and how much more power/mpgs can i expect from one
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I was gong to buy a 95 2500 v10 from my friends father a couple years ago. It had 360k miles on it and he swore it was the original drivetrain. In 1995 the v10 made more horsepower and torque than the cummins. Something like 300hp/500TQ vs 195hp/495TQ. I mildly regret not buying it.


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Old 04-11-2013, 10:29 PM
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So basically im hearing good things besides the mpgs which is obvious.
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