New Truck Time. - ATV Enthusiast Community

Trucks and Towing, All Makes and Models. Discussion on all makes and models of trucks and towing.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

New Truck Time.


Old 12-28-2017, 05:52 PM
WilliamBos's Avatar
Pro Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Innisfil, Ontario Canada
Posts: 969
Default New Truck Time.

Traded my 11 Sierra SL 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 4.8 4L60 in for a 17 Dodge Ram SXT (think itís called Tradesman in the USA)1500 Crew Cab 4x4 5.7 6 Speed. My, what a serious step up in quality, ride, and power.

Love the ride that the rear coils give, the superior comfort from the seats, and sitting up higher.

The straight frame rails are also welcomed, as is all the storage.

It will get a Ďde-saltí bath come spring, then Krown Rust proofed come summer.
Attached Thumbnails New Truck Time.-0ca8ccef-fd30-47a8-a40b-8d167c783ebd.jpeg   New Truck Time.-bdc031a2-ef9d-4248-8e0b-c83fbd872b50.jpeg   New Truck Time.-760a13fb-a2fa-43e4-ac80-1b6c5c7aedbf.png   New Truck Time.-4b99b87c-49b8-4122-8832-7277b86fba55.png  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 06:37 PM
old polaris tech's Avatar
Polaris ATV Expert
Retired and loving it!
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Texas
Posts: 24,352

Good looking truck.. 4.8 was a good engine and so is my old 5.3 GM but neither one compares to the newer 5.7 Dodge.Haven's had a chance to ride in one,but heard it's more of a passenger car ride with those coil springs. Don't have to worry about salt down here thank goodness..
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 06:46 PM
WilliamBos's Avatar
Pro Rider
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Innisfil, Ontario Canada
Posts: 969

Thanks OPT. Traded an 04 Sierra 5.3 with 217,000 trouble free miles for the 11 4.8 which had 119,000 miles on it, but was anemic compared to the 5.3. Needed a little more for towing, and wanted to try something different. The Ram has more rear legroom too.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2017, 10:45 PM
hydrex's Avatar
Pro Rider
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Penobscot, Maine
Posts: 1,170

I have 2, a 2005 Thunder Road QC 4X4 and a 2017 Bighorn QC 4x4. The new one has the ZF 8 speed transmission. The new one is as quick as the 05 that has headers, Vararam, a hot race cam and a 3,000 rpm stall. All with being super quiet and plush. The 05 does good to hit 16.5 mpg, new one has actually got as high as 24 mpg on a tank. I got 22.5 mpg going to Boston in 4x4 in a winter storm 240 miles each way. BTW, my 05 has 265,000 miles, only had to replace a fuel pump and a serpentine belt. Most reliable truck I've ever had! Good Luck with your baby!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2017, 12:03 PM
MooseHenden's Avatar
Super Moderator
Well, golly JimBob!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 36,147

Congrats on the new truck. Looks great.
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Trucks and Towing, All Makes and Models.
08-10-2009 09:14 PM
01-24-2006 12:38 AM
Other ATV Topics
05-04-2003 05:07 PM
02-08-2001 05:02 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New Truck Time.

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: