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09-15-2015, 09:32 PM
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Posted By 96_12V

So the 1998 Ram 12-valve is in my driveway now. ...

So the 1998 Ram 12-valve is in my driveway now. Just decided to follow through with it. Driving this big rig back, 250 miles was quite the adventure. It runs out great and for the most...
09-15-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By 96_12V

So I'm also in the market for tires now too, but...

So I'm also in the market for tires now too, but in this case a '98 4WD 2500, that's had Michelin LTX's on them. I would suggest giving a look to some of the well-known tire places that have good...
09-06-2015, 01:37 PM
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Views: 1,422
Posted By 96_12V

Beautful ride RamRuff!! I really like those...

Beautful ride RamRuff!! I really like those duallies in White...

So yesturday I was driving up into Wisconsin and came across what may be my next truck! 1998 12-valve 4wd, it's going to need...
09-04-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By 96_12V

Missing Life with CTD...

Anyone else in this category?

After 12 years of ownership I Sold 96_12Valve 5-speed about 4 years back with 373k on it in Illinois. Rust had just taken it over badly, even the frame was getting...
11-28-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By 96_12V

Thermostat issues?

It's been a while since I was here. Sold "old" 96_12V and now have the truck listed below. Noted the temperature gauge is holding around 190F + up to close to 210 when fully warmed up but also...
06-26-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By 96_12V

It's a little known fact but automotive companies...

It's a little known fact but automotive companies spend millions on exhaust design for each system. In fact, "exit turbulance" is one prime factor in loss of efficiency that is farily little-known. ...
06-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By 96_12V

Thanks Dave - that's the reason I went through...

Thanks Dave - that's the reason I went through with the deal. I know the family well and know how they tend to take care of things they own. I really hope it's just as clean under all that sheet...
06-18-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By 96_12V

So I don't have it in hand yet, just took these...

So I don't have it in hand yet, just took these photos while I test drove the truck a week back. Will pick it up Saturday. Old '96 left on Friday and I really do miss it!

Old truck is the...
06-13-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,768
Posted By 96_12V

Well said! We all try with our fingers, but...

Well said!

We all try with our fingers, but only the dial indicator can really tell you what's up.
06-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By 96_12V

12 Valve no more!

Well I knew this day woud come eventually. Sold old 96_12V to a co-worker today, with just shy of 373,000 miles on it. Little hard to let it go, it's been just a month short of 12 years with this...
10-14-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 11,466
Posted By 96_12V

No brake lights, but "Brake & ABS" lights are on

Wondering if they are related...the brakes work fine, the ABS works fine. However I don't have any brake lights at all, but the turn signals (same bulb) and the hazards work fine. Taillights good. ...
07-15-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,600
Posted By 96_12V

Sounds good to me. Looking at an '04 GMC 4wd...

Sounds good to me. Looking at an '04 GMC 4wd tonight, have a serious buyer for my truck. Really prefer a extended cab verses a four-door, so my next truck will probably be a GMC or Chevy. Would...
07-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,489
Posted By 96_12V

Dump question - how do you access it? Top of...

Dump question - how do you access it? Top of steering column removed for this work? My turn signals are INOP presently

Thanks
07-14-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,058
Posted By 96_12V

Lost turn signals, brake lights now front & rear?

Hello all - long time since I've been on here. Still have old '96, though someone's trying to buy it from me.

Tonight headed home, I noted the turn signals where not flashing in the dash panel. ...
07-28-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By 96_12V

Just me, but i avoid buying trucks that are...

Just me, but i avoid buying trucks that are modified - such as #1 in your original post.

These all seem too high in price, and I would want to see reciepts before I proceeded with the "rebuilt...
07-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,795
Posted By 96_12V

Sounds like you had a warped/cracked head. The...

Sounds like you had a warped/cracked head. The gaskets are a symptom (in this case) of deeper issues.

As for 24-valves; the 01.5 & 02 had four-wheel disk brakes. Quite desirable. But have to...
07-24-2010, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By 96_12V

Neat Jeep Truck - with a diesel...

This would be a neat rig...especially if it stayed with the diesel and offered a manual transmission...
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07-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By 96_12V

Looks like he has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too...

Looks like he has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on his hands...or on the bottles...
07-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By 96_12V

Please say you're kidding with this...

Please say you're kidding with this quote...right...?

Well since this chassis is out of production...who will this company turn to next:
07-18-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,379
Posted By 96_12V

They have offered the Cummins 5.9L for quite a...

They have offered the Cummins 5.9L for quite a while in the F650 & up chassis. They used to offer a Cat engine as well until Cat decided to get out of the on-highway engine business.
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07-18-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By 96_12V

The original Ford Pinto commercial

Found this while looking around on YouTube. Pretty interesting how simple advertising was back then. Not to mention, how flawed a product could be sold. Funny - but it's original official...
07-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By 96_12V

I would ask...Why? Modern veichles are at...

I would ask...Why?

Modern veichles are at thier best when they are driven and maintiained regurarly. While the engine might still go a long ways, your seals, and other associated flexible...
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07-16-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,228
Posted By 96_12V

Funny isn't it, how the Big 3 "knows" so much...

Funny isn't it, how the Big 3 "knows" so much about how to build veichles that the people are just really wanting to buy. Then GM execs state that they would dominate the car market again "If we...
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07-16-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By 96_12V

Good one! Probably a little too true...

Good one!

Probably a little too true...
07-15-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By 96_12V

Wow!!! Want to trade...? :cool: I...

Wow!!! Want to trade...? :cool:

I personally reccommend having it fully inspected by a reputable mechainc prior to purchase. Also make SURE to carfax that unit as (just being honest here) the...
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