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This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most ‘Texas’ Truck I’ve Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What It Was Like Driving The Last Full-Size Pickup Truck With A Manual Transmission

The Ram 2500 represents the end of an era in which farmers, construction workers, and even suburbanites could shift their own gears in a brand-new full-size pickup. That’s right, the Cummins diesel-powered heavy-duty Ram was the U.S.’s final full-size truck with a manual transmission, and after having driven it, I can…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How This Small Piece of Metal Can Destroy the Invincible 5.9l Cummins Turbo Diesel

Let’s talk about an engine that has earned the reputation of invincibility – the Cummins 5.9L Turbo Diesel. It’s a powerplant that has gained notoriety among the auto community unlike any other engine from its category. Quite frankly, it maintains one hell of a cult following. I’ve even taken a few sips of the holy…Read […]

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This is the Last Year You Can Buy a New Full-Sized Pickup Truck With a Manual Transmission

The 2018 Ram 2500 will be the last big truck you can buy with a manual transmission. Ram’s three-pedal option is going away for 2019, and every other brand abandoned stick shift for its full-sized trucks a long time ago. It’s not surprising, but it’s still sad.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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My Dodge Ram Gave Me A Subtle Reminder I Haven’t Fixed Everything Yet

My Dodge Ram 2500 drove quietly and comfortably on my recent excursion out to the Radwood 2 car show in Anaheim, California. The same couldn’t be said for the return venture back to Kansas. Somewhere near Flagstaff, Arizona, a low -pitched growling began emanating from within the steel beast – the 3,400 mile trip had…Read […]

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I’m Packing Up And Driving 1,600 Miles To The Radwood 2 Car Show

Bright and early tomorrow morning, I’m taking all the toys and heading west to the Radwood 2 car show out in Anaheim, California. Before I get going, I wanted to show you all what it takes (and what it costs) to move three vehicles halfway across the United States.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Want To Love This Jeep Wrangler-Ram 2500 Hybrid But It’s Just So Hideous

Combining the versatile body of a Jeep Wrangler with the beefy, Cummins-powered chassis of a Ram 2500 sounds like a brilliant idea. Maybe. But someone in New Jersey did just that, and the result is one of the strangest looking Jeeps I’ve ever seen.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s How To Replace The Worst Type Of Ball Joints In The Automotive World

If ball joints are allowed to degrade to the point of failure, it can lead to a wheel separating from the vehicle while driving. That is… not good. The Dodge Ram that I bought a few months back ended up having some loose joints up front, and I certainly didn’t want a nightmarish scenario like […]

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Here’s What Happens When ICON Restores A Ratty Pickup Truck With An Unlimited Budget

Jonathan Ward has made quite a name for himself turning old utility vehicles into art on wheels at his shop Icon 4×4. The Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos he’s reimagined are already famous, but his Dodge F-250 is one of the wildest work rigs you’ll ever see. And as beautiful as it is outside, you […]

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