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Old 08-06-2013, 01:52 PM
rockrod rockrod is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Pinery, CO
Posts: 159

the cummins engine and drive train is fantastic, but the rest of the truck just isn't built well.

Expect to have issues with the HVAC system and front ball joints.

the design of the HVAC system leads to failed air direction doors inside the unit and loss of control over where the heated/cooled air comes out. To fix involves evacuating the freon, and disassembling the entire dash to remove the air box. the doors can then be replaced.

the balls joints are just lame. I bought the expensive ball joint tool when I owned my '03 dodge and used it twice to replace worn ball joints. They would last about 20k miles. It's not a fun job.
1994 FZJ80. Elocked, MAF 3/2 Lift, BFG 315 KM2s, stock 4.10s, ARB bullbar and a Warn 8074 winch.

powered by an all-aluminum 335hp L33 Vortec V8

2004 Kona Stinky dee-lux.
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