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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 3B7KF23D2VM553724|
Exterior Color: Green
Model: Ram 2500
Interior Color: Gray
Trim: Base Extended Cab Pickup 2-Door
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4WD
Number of Cylinders: 6
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Seats
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 12-Valve Cummins Turbo Diesel
- Extended Cab/Long bed
- 12 Valve Cummins Turbo Diesel
- NV4500 Manual Transmission
- NP-241DLD Transfer Case
- Dana 60/80 Axles
- 4:10 gears
- COLD A/C-HOT HEAT
For sale, I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 3/4-ton pickup, with a 12 Valve Cummins Turbo Diesel engine backed by the legendary NV4500 5-speed manual transmission and NP-241DLD transfer case. This truck is a 100% honest workhorse. I know the body may need a little TLC, but trust me, I've seen much worse when it comes to these trucks that are actually used as trucks. With that being said, I'll go through the list of things that I can think of off the top of my head that have been done to the truck since I've owned it. I'll start with the obvious place that most potential owners will want to know about, the engine. It remains largely untouched for the most part. Since I've owned the truck, the oil has been changed every 5,000 miles with a genuine Cummins/Mopar filter and Mobil1 Devlac 1300 Super 15w-40. There is no fuel in the oil which is a great sign on an engine of this age with 250,000 miles on it. The truck retains the stock injectors, turbo and all other components of fuel delivery. The only thing done to the motor itself is the killer dowel pin, which drops into the gear case and causes a complete mess, has been tabbed. The timing has also been advanced 6* over stock for a little better throttle response and fuel economy and the injection pump has been tuned to make more horsepower will still being able to give the driver about 25 MPG on the highway. I just had the valves adjusted by the local Dodge dealer and they were barely out of adjustment, which is a really good sign. This is most definitely a stout truck. It will tow anything you can throw at it, and still perform like a new truck. These 12 valve motors are held in high regard in the diesel community because they're mostly mechanical and extremely reliable. They also make cheap horsepower and still make great fuel mileage. The transmission in this truck shifts like a brand new one in all honesty. It it very tight, there is no grinding in any gear and there is no slipping due to the fact that a new clutch was installed about 6,000 miles ago. I went back with a stock material clutch because the stock clutch held up to a lot of miles and I didn't see any need in spending too much on a pulling clutch. When the clutch was replaced, the flywheel was also turned down so there would be no chatter in engagement and the fluid was drained and replaced with Pennzoil Synchromesh.
Moving onto the suspension of the truck, I can tell you truthfully, it has been completely redone. From front to back this truck is basically brand new in the suspension aspect. All u-joints in the axles and front, middle and rear driveshafts have been replaced, along with the carrier bearing that ties the two-piece rear driveshaft together. All front end parts including upper and lower balljoints on both sides, sway bar end links on both sides, both sway bar bushing, track bar, stabilizer shock, and power steering pump and steering shaft have all been replaced. Anything that could be replaced with MOOG parts were. No expense was spared on this rebuild. The only thing on the front end that wasn't replaced was the steering gearbox, which was adjusted by the local Dodge dealership and is now as tight as stock. Very tight steering, better than the steering on a 2002 2500 that a friend of mine has owned and babied since new. Both axle seals on the front and rear axles have been replaced and are leak free. Truck has brand new brake pads/shoes, calipers and drum hardware all the way around. Both front and rear differentials were drained and inspected with no issues, and refilled with Lucas 75w-90 gear oil. The truck has new Bilstien 5100 series shocks all the way around as well. All upgrades and replacements have been done within the last 10,000 miles and everything is holding up wonderfully. I do have receipts to show proof of purchase and mileage for all maintenance and upgrades.
The only performance modifications done to the truck are the injection pump mods and the addition of a stainless steel MBRP 5" Turbo-Back exhaust which exits in a black 6" MBRP dual wall exhaust tip and Autometer pyrometer (0-1600*) and boost (0-35 psi) gauges. The truck has never exceeded 900* in manifold temperature or 30 psi of boost. I don't hot rod the truck because I believe that the better you take care of your equipment, the longer it will serve you.
The interior of the truck is very clean, although it doesn't have any carpet. It has 98-02 cloth seats which are in great condition. The dash has begun it's traditional Dodge cracking, but can be replaced easily. It has manual locks and windows, which is better in my opinion because there is less to break. I've upgraded the radio to a Kenwood unit that has a USB port for charging your smart devices and playing music. Every option the truck has works flawlessly.
I'm sure there are things that I'm forgetting mechanically, but I think you probably get the idea that most every issue the truck has or could have had has been taken care of. The truck could use a take off bed or a patch panel. The bed is 100% rust free, but a pole was dropped onto it, so there is a large dent in the body line. The truck needs rockers and cab corners, they are fixed temporarily and you can hardly tell it has issues, but they will need replaced before long. The truck has typical Dodge fade on the hood and roof, but nowhere else. There are dents and dings all along the truck, but it really adds character to the truck I think. The truck honestly speaks for itself and has nothing to hide. It's a no nonsense truck and that's why I bought it. Right now it's just a truck that is taking up room and although I don't have to sell it, I would like to see it go to a good home where it will be used instead of just sitting. If you have any other questions about the truck, feel free to inbox me! Otherwise, happy bidding and good luck!
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