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so i built my truck

Build my truck.. msrp is 48215 and net finance is 43715.. which one is the price im paying??? how much should i put down and not including how much ever they give me for my truck.. im guessing 2k.. probaly be easier to sell it to landscapers.. and if i get this.. do they have an afe stage 2 cai out yet??? because i want it to breathe easy.. and were can i get the b_ _ _ delete from??? i dont remember the name of it.. here's what im considering.. thanks for looking

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2008 RAM 3500 SLT QUAD CAB 4X4 SWB G Pkg. $42,260


COLORS
Primary: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat Incl.
Secondary: No Secondary Paint Incl.
Interior: Medium Slate Gray Interior Cloth Incl.


POWER
6.7-Liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine Incl.
6-Speed Automatic 68RFE Transmission $1,575
Electric Shift-on-the-Fly Part-Time Transfer Case Incl.
4.10 Axle Ratio $50
9.25 Front Axle Incl.
GVW Rating - 10,100 Pounds Incl.


FEATURES/OPTIONS
Popular Equipment Group $1,225
Power Locks Incl.
Power Windows with Driver's One-Touch-Down Feature Incl.
AM/FM Stereo Radio w/In-Dash 6-Disc CD/MP3 Player $300
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Incl.
7 Infinity(TM) Speakers Incl.
Trailer Tow Group $275
Single Rear Wheel Group Incl.
Folding Flat Load Floor Incl.
Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle $325
Clearance Lamps $80
Engine Block Heater $10
Power Adjustable Pedals $120
Full Tank of Fuel Incl.
17" x 8.0" Forged Aluminum Wheels Incl.
LT265/70R17E BSW All Season Tires Incl.
Cloth 40/20/40 Premium Bench Seat Incl.
Automatically-Dimming Rear View Mirror Incl.
Fold-Away Power Trailer Tow Mirrors $100
6" x 9" Power Heated Black Mirrors Incl.
Monotone Paint Incl.



STANDARD FEATURES
Engines
- 6.7-Liter Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine


Transmissions
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission


Transfer Cases
- Electric Shift-on-the-Fly Part-Time Transfer Case


Axles - Front
- 9.25 Front Axle


GVWR Packages
- GVW Rating - 10,100 Pounds


Convenience/Security Options
- Next Generation Multistage Front Air Bags
- Manual Adjustable Seats
- Power Locks
- Power Windows with Driver's One-Touch-Down Feature


Sound Systems
- AM/FM Stereo with CD Player


Sound System Components
- Fixed Long Mast Antenna
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio


Speaker Systems
- 4 Speakers


Climate Control Options
- Air Conditioning


Additional Equipment Groups
- Single Rear Wheel Group


Additional Features
- 136-Ampere Alternator
- 750-Ampere Maintenance-Free Battery
- Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
- 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat
- Rear Folding Seat
- Height-Adjustable Front Shoulder Belts
- Carpet Floor Covering
- Front and Rear Floor Mats
- Passenger Assist Handle
- Rear Underseat Storage Compartment
- Mini Floor Console
- Rear Power Sliding Window
- Passenger-Side Sun Visor with Mirror
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System
- Hood Insulation
- Dash Liner Insulation
- Deluxe Body Insulation
- Floor Tunnel Insulation
- Instrument Cluster with Tachometer
- Color-Keyed Instrument Panel Bezel
- 120-MPH Speedometer
- Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
- Cigar Lighter
- Dual-Note Electric Horns
- Auxiliary 12-Volt Power Outlet
- Halogen Headlamps
- Fog Lamps
- Cargo Lamp
- Bright Rear Bumper
- Bright Front Bumper
- Chrome Surround and Grille
- Ram's Head Badge
- "4X4" Badge
- Removable Tailgate with Caliper Latches
- Front Air Dam
- BLUETEC Diesel Badge
- Diesel Exhaust Brake
- 34-Gallon Fuel Tank
- Speed Control
- Electronically Controlled Throttle
- Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
- Power Steering
- 4-Spoke Steering Wheel
- Front Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
- Rear Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers
- Front Stabilizer Bar
- Tilt Steering Column
- Full-Size Spare Tire
- 1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS
- Pickup Box
- Tow Hooks
- Trailer Tow Wiring with 4-Pin Connector
- YES Essentials® Seat Fabric

Wheels
- 17" x 8.0" Forged Aluminum Wheels

Wheel Options
- Tire Carrier Winch
- 17-Inch Steel Spare Wheel

Tires
- LT265/70R17E BSW All Season Tires

Seats
- Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat

Mirrors
- Rear View Day/Night Mirror
- 6" x 9" Power Heated Black Mirrors

Glass
- Tinted Glass Windows

Paint Procedures
- Monotone Paint

Jeff
1996 ram 2500 ex cab long 2wd, 5'' straight, 215s, 4k gsk(only revin till 3k), 16* timing, fuel plate MIA, afc modded FF, CFM intake mani, afe stage 2

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nice truck sabbath,but do you realy want a 3500,i think 2500 it`s ok
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I went without the 4:10 gears The one I bought has 3:73's.Hopefully better mileage.

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do they still have a 3500.00 rebate? if so you are paying alot. 2500 with trailer tow group, does not give you a ballsy suspension. i got two yards of topsoil in mine. it's sagged out at about 3-4 inches. pulling down houses need the 4.10? mine an 07 had big horn pkg. 44.625 msrp got it out the door with taxes (8.625%) and reg for 38,600.
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Nice soundin truck. I have to agree with others, do you really want 4:10 and 3500? the only significant difference between the 2500 and the 3500 is one spring in the rear. I got my 08 that MSRP'd for $56315 out the door for $45000 and some change. :Thumbup:
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well i tow sometimes and when i need to i want to make sure i can tow with no problems.. 4.10 gears because i plan on put 37's or 38.5's on there so i mind as well have a different gearing from the start.. i know about the 3500 having only one more spring. but i rather it have more spring then anything else..

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1996 ram 2500 ex cab long 2wd, 5'' straight, 215s, 4k gsk(only revin till 3k), 16* timing, fuel plate MIA, afc modded FF, CFM intake mani, afe stage 2

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i'd say you got it right if your planning on putting some huge tires on that bad boy. their is a good site for calculating tire speed and gearingtry ricksontruck.com with the 373's the speedometer is reading 65, actual speed is almost 70 when you go from the stock 265's to a 285 tire. and the gearing is a 3.5 then. fuel north of 4.60 here, i need all the help i can get. the truck has more balls than my 97 with the 3.5 gears. i got the 265's on that truck, and never felt the need for 4.10's
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Originally Posted by dirtmovr
Nice soundin truck. I have to agree with others, do you really want 4:10 and 3500? the only significant difference between the 2500 and the 3500 is one spring in the rear. I got my 08 that MSRP'd for $56315 out the door for $45000 and some change. :Thumbup:
Out the Door?

That means the dealership gave you somewhere between $15,500 and $16,500 off the MSRP?

I call BS

My truck from Dave Smith had a MSRP of $52,900 and with the rebate and all the discounts (which at dave smith was approx $2800 behind invoice) I was at $42,400 before taxes/lic

$15000 off is CRAZY!




Now back to the OP... I have the 3500, and I two a 28ft enclosed trailer like this


28ft CAMPMASTER

With my Corrado in the back, and only partially loaded with Water/Propane etc, I was sagging a good 2-3", even with the load leveling hitch.

So I say by all means go for the 3500 and 410's... you'll be able to tow anything you can put a hitch to...

:Thumbup:

And one last bit of advice, just call Dave Smith and ask them what the price for that same truck would be. (tell them you would need a plane ticket and some diesel to get home if your not with in a few hundred miles of North Idaho)
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No megacab? You're already getting a shortbed :shrug:

3500 with 4.10's and 37's on up sounds right.

My question is did you read bigvick's sig?
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6.7L, 4x4, 6sp Auto, 3:73's, 305/55/20 Toyo AT's on Ultra Goliath Wheels
Im just over 7500 miles and still cant seem to get over 12mpg empty and 7mpg towing 7500lbs....

That is with 33.5" or so tires. I have to believe that with 37's or larger you are gonna be hatin' the milage. Just wondering if you've thought of that. Otherwise it sounds like a good truck.

You were just building it online to see what kind of MSRP you'd come up with right? I don't know how things are over there, maybe these trucks are selling like crazy. But, I imagine you could go down to your local dealer ask them to see the invoice on a truck equipped similarly to the one you built. Then see if they will take the rebates off of that price? Go kick some tires and find someplace that is willing to deal.

If not call Dave Smith like was mentioned before and get there bottom dollar or send an e-mail qoute request. Shoot you might as well do that anyways. Just for some ammo to use against your local dealers.

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Originally Posted by bigvick

With my Corrado in the back, and only partially loaded with Water/Propane etc, I was sagging a good 2-3", even with the load leveling hitch.
Vick and Sabbath, check into "Timbrens" springs for your sagging issues. I have them on my 08 SD and all my friends with GM's use them. It's basically a longer bump stop over your axle in the rear. They work awesome and your truck stays level with any load... including 37ft 5ers :evil:
They are cheap also, around $175. It sure beats air bags because you never have to fill them and can pick up a load on the fly and be ready for it. You also don't even know they are there when unloaded.
(Sabbath)That way you can get away with a 2500.
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