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I just read in the new issue of Off-Road magazine that the new body stle for the Ram 1500 is being carried over to the 2500 and 3500 series. The big question was the front suspension...were they going to whimp out or do it right? Well, the 2500 and 3500 4x4's are keeping their solid front axles!!! The 2WD versions will get the 1500's rack & pinion steering, but the 4x4's will have the sturdy recirculating ball type that we all like in a heavy duty truck. I am so happy that I won't be ruling out Dodge for my next HD truck purchase.
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Yes theres still solid axles under the new 2500 and 3500, the dealer had a hemi 2500 thats a solid front and its a 2003...
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I'm currently shopping for a 94-98 Ram 2500 with a CTD and 5 speed, and you shoulda seen the look on my dad's face when I said I wasn't buying a Chevy or a Ford. "But.....but..........but.............we don't get discounts with Chrysler..........." Every time we go by a GM or Ford dealer he keeps pointing to the FX4 Rangers and the ZR2 S1-'s and Sanomas. He doesn't seem to grasp the fact that I want a real quality 4x4, not a sticker on the bedsides.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] He actually sputtered when I said the only small truck I'd buy was a Toyota Tacoma TRD.[img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

Wish I had the cash to get a new Ram, the body style has grown on me and the engines sound great.[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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A toylette? Foreign cars are only good for an rti ramp... <font color="blue"> </font color>
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Swamper, don't tell me you are one of those people so blinded by their "patriotism" to overlook the fact that no US small 4x4 pickup has EVER been as capable as the Toyota offerings? Go drive ANY or ALL of the US small trucks and then go drive a Toyota Tacoma. Tacoma has a better suspension design with more capabilities and inherit strength, can keep up with or go faster than any of their V6's or V8's, and can fit bigger tires than any of them stock.

Honestly, I'm having problems with the insurance cos, and don't think I could afford to insure a 2500 Ram like I want, pay for it, and pay for everything else in my life right now. I'm starting to look at a Toyota Tacoma TRD. Would keep everything more affordable to me, the local insurance companies will still cover me and not try to rape me, and hell, it's better than anything of the same size US made. Electric locker.......mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........[img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Oh yeah, technically a Toylette is a Toyota with a Vette engine in it, or just with a Chevy engine and the owner doesn't want to call it a Chevota.
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