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What's the difference between a D250...Edit: I'm buying it

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Not really a tech question...
    Anyone know the difference? I thought it was like the Chev C/K designation, but apparently there are 2wd and 4wd D150 and W150's, then I thought the W's were diesel, but I see there are gas and diesel W's...

    I found a 4wd 89 W250 with 72k miles for $1500. I thought the W meant diesel, so I was ready to go buy it tonight...

    So anyone know? :dunno: :dunno: :deal: :1zhelp: :1zhelp:
     
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    dogdaysunrise 1/2 ton status

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    extended cab and non?
     
  3. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Options Package?
     
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    IIRC one of them has overload springs and is basicaly a one ton dually only not a dually... but i could be wrong.
     
  5. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Ok, thanks, I'll check out the springs when I go look at it. I'm surprised how little info there is on the net about it...
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    thats because dodges are the redheaded stepchild of the automitive world.
     
  7. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    :haha: :haha: You know it. But my Intrepid has been the most reliable car I've owned so far, and I've beaten the crap out of it...
     
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    It IS like GM's designation of C/K but with Dodge it is D=2wd, W=4wd. There are people who do not use the designations correctly (with GM vehicles as well), but that IS what they mean. If someone is advertising a 4wd D150, then it is actually a W150. Dodge used this coding until the body style change in '94 when all the full-size pickups became BR. With these there is no distinction between 2x and 4x (like Ford with their F-series).

    If you go to look at that 89 W250, check under the carpet/mat as best you can for rot. The older Dodges were notorious for windshield gasket/seal leaks, which allowed moisture to collect on the floorboards thus causing corrosion.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the info. :thumb:
     
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    It looks like I'm buying it. I drove it around the block, and it seems pretty stout. Actually, it felt like it could yank a stump out in 5 seconds...

    No rust on the body, which was sweet, and the floor boards were solid. The brake and tranny cooling lines looked really rusty, though, and it looks like the rear main crank seal is probably leaking, it was all sloppy around there.
    It felt like it had a little driveline slap, too, but it also felt like it wouldn't bat an eye at towing a 5000lb trailer... Bouncy as a dang rubber ball, I'm wondering if that's the stiffer springs...

    So did I get a good deal?
    '89 Dodge W250
    $1200
    4x4
    3/4 ton
    Standard cab/long bed
    roll-up bed cover
    bed lined
    body strait and paint shiny
    74,000 miles (:rotfl: the same as our "brand new" minivan that we drive all over the planet)
    runs excellent
    Interior's nice
    Doors, hood, and tailgate all open and close smoothly.


    I think it will haul the bike perfectly. And dirt/log/furniture/gravel loads and Home Depot stuff too... And I can finally four wheel at least moderately somewhere :woot:.
     
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    sound like a good deal. if i was into dodges i wouldnt hesitate:D
     
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    i think any good running truck should get at least $1000, it seems this one is better than that for its age, id say u got a good deal. post up pics!!
     
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    cummins or gasser?
    good deal either way...
     

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