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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:45 pm

What about a duel stabilizer set up..i know it's just masking it...But it would beat the wobble..
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby Silver » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:30 pm

On my last Dodge my mechanic just put in a whole new aftermarket tie rod assembly, I think it cost about $300, fixed it right up.
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:10 pm

cfpinz wrote:Cab and chassis Ford or Dodge, MSRP including destination charges of say $50k. With all the incentives, rebates, etc., what would one expect to write a check for straight out in your area? In other words, the actual selling price or how much one could expect to get knocked off the MSRP.

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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby JW IN VA » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:19 pm

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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby dieselbeef » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:00 pm

how come the local dealer is always the highest price ahole..cant ever buy a truck in the town ya live in..ever..
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby Atimm693 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:13 pm

Silver wrote:
cfpinz wrote:
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Check the track bar bushings, and have it aligned if it hasn't been recently, pay special attention to the caster.

Brand new aftermarket HD adjustable track bar, 3 trips to the local shop with a front end specialist with 30+ years experience, all adjustments in spec.

I'm sure you've already checked but if you haven't, every other joint and bushing in the front end needs to be checked as well, (inner/outer tie rods, ball joints, pitman arm, drag link).


Every part you've mentioned has been replaced with updated HD parts within the last 5k miles. Only part that hasn't been replaced is the steering box, and it seems ok.


You could try getting the kit to get some positive caster. I don't know why Dodge trucks come with zero to negative caster but they tell me it's that geometry that makes them prone to the wobble.


Same with Ford Superdutys that have coil springs.

My guess is that they reduced the caster to minimize steering effort. More caster and the steering system is essentially having to lift the whole front end to a small extent.

But you know what would fix it right, remove Dodge, install Chevy, haha.
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:16 pm

dieselbeef wrote:how come the local dealer is always the highest price ahole..cant ever buy a truck in the town ya live in..ever..
it does seem that way.you expect to get the best deal there, they wait on you to make offer,but your ticked off at the thought their trying to put the screws to you..take your business out of town, and some will bend over backwards there to sell you one..hoping you'll bring more business to them..sometimes appearance..if your like me when you jump out and look at one, your in your farming clothes. They don't take you as a serious prospect.. So they throw a big price out there so they ain't wasting time on a tire kicker :cowboy:
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:45 pm

dieselbeef wrote:how come the local dealer is always the highest price ahole..cant ever buy a truck in the town ya live in..ever..


My local guys did alright, and I never even went to the dealership. They delivered it right to the house, which was nice, since local is about an hour and a half. You can't buy a bisciut in the town I live in, let alone a pickup. :lol:
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby cfpinz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:21 pm

Silver wrote:On my last Dodge my mechanic just put in a whole new aftermarket tie rod assembly, I think it cost about $300, fixed it right up.


Year model?

I'd like another Cummins, but I'm gun shy of the shipping crate at this point.
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby cfpinz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:23 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
cfpinz wrote:Cab and chassis Ford or Dodge, MSRP including destination charges of say $50k. With all the incentives, rebates, etc., what would one expect to write a check for straight out in your area? In other words, the actual selling price or how much one could expect to get knocked off the MSRP.

Thanks.


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Thanks, if I get to that point I'll give him a holler.
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby cfpinz » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:26 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:What about a duel stabilizer set up..i know it's just masking it...But it would beat the wobble..


Five bucks it wouldn't stop it on this piece of sh*t.
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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby Silver » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:52 pm

cfpinz wrote:
Silver wrote:On my last Dodge my mechanic just put in a whole new aftermarket tie rod assembly, I think it cost about $300, fixed it right up.


Year model?

I'd like another Cummins, but I'm gun shy of the shipping crate at this point.


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Re: New Truck Actual Cost

Postby ddd75 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:57 am

they were at 38k but now looks like the cheapest they are offering is around 41k for a dodge crew cab, chassis.

i did see them selling a crew cab, 4x4, gas engine 2500 with bed for 33k. not bad!
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