Re: Dodge Diesel trucks
You don't realy need an aux cooler for what you are going to pull. Weather you pull in or out of over drive all depends on the gear ratio. If you are going to go to an auto get 4.10 gears if at all possible. Pulling 6000# will be a piece of cake. I have a 2000 with an auto and 4.10 gears that I pull my yellow truck with, that is about 10,000 including the trailer. It pulls alot harder then 10,000# because of all the wind it cathces though. This has been to CA and back twice, thats a 5000 mile round trip. And many other places all year round. It will be fine as long as you take care of it and use your head, no it will not last as long as a manual. Have 84,000 on this one so far with no problems, pull in over drive all the time. Also have a 2001 with 3.55's and that will pull in overdrive on the flats but you find it shifting gears a bunch more, and the milage is the same. Worse thing about a used one is that you don't know how the last guy took care of it.