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buying a truck.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by eightyone, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. eightyone

    eightyone 1/2 ton status

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    im lookin into gettin a truck to do some towing, plowing and to take ont he beach. ive got my blazer for wheelin, and am lookin into spending about 10 grand on a truck, ive been looking at the 96 or 97 chevy 2500's and they dont have solid front axles. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif is that allright? i was also looking at a 97 dodge 2500 which i like alot, and is much cheeper than the chevys, and its got a dana 60 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif what do you guys think /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif i would like a manuel deisle, but thats pretty much imposible to find /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif, so im probally going to go with an automatic gas, unless i find a manuel. any insite will be very apreciated. thanks /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. great scott

    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    I am not a fan of the IFS for rock crawling but for on road use you cant beat it. As far as the plow/ towing gose agian I like the IFS. The axle shafts are larger then a D60's, not to mention the size of u joints vrs the c/v joints. At work we run 4 plow trucks 2 of witch are IFS chevs a 2500 and a 3500 dunp. they have had fewer problems then the leaf sprung 99 doge 3/4ton and the 86 chev 1 ton.
     

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