Hey guys, been out of the diesel stuff for a while now but I have found a deal locally that seems pretty good. Found an '00 Auto 24v with a tick under 200k on it for 6 grand, truck looks like brand new inside and out, huge stack of papers for all work done on the truck. Stock other than exhaust, some BANKS coolers, gauges and a built tranny. EC SB truck in white/silver.
My questions are, what should I look for as common problem area's? Test drove the truck and the steering was kind of floaty but every dodge I've ever owned was like that. Ran great, no tranny slipping, builds boost nicely, never had a programmer or a chip on it, stock injectors and the works. One owner truck and I am buying it from the first owner.
I will be doing a programmer on it and to be honest, I really really really like the smoke.
I do want it to be safe however. I have heard good things about Edge and Smarty, but I really have no idea on what kind of programmer or chip I want to run. I must have on the fly, in cab adjustments and something that will say "Hey, ****'s about to break if you don't pay attention" would be nice too.
The truck will get a leveling kit with 35's probably, and a custom sound system. It's going to have to haul a car trailer, daily drive, and have enough ponies to take out the local honda scene. Any information will be helpful, and I will update this thread with questions as I go!