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post #1 of 10 Old 05-28-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Retired the wifes daily driver

Although the brand new 08 JK unlimited Rubicaon black beauty was calling my name, and chanting buy me buy me buy me, please take me home! The family had to come first, so the TJ and I will remain friends for a while.

My wifes daily driver an 01 tahoe started to do the slow death rattle, making some bad noises. We are 700 miles from home, visiting mom back in Texas, and the compressor started to lock up. Enough is enough I know that once i replaced the A/C compressor on the tahoe, other gremlins would start rearing their ugly head. next; new tires, then new front end parts, then new transmision, ect, ect. (2 months ago i had to pay $1000.00 for a new dealer installed fuel pump, I was over seas, and it had to be done) So I ran to the local Texas dodge dealer in Gatesville that is being shut down and picked up a 2009 SLT Ram crew cab in inferno red! man she's a good looking truck. I was torn between it and a burnt orange with 20" wheels and the 5.7 hemi. the one I got has the 4.7l flex fuel engine and stock 17" wheels (actually rode smoother). i drove both and the 4.7 didn't feel that much weaker at all (Only 310hp ). Plus I can buy E85 ethanol at $1.50 gallon back home, almost a dollar cheaper per gallon! that would save me 25.00 each fill up!



I'll try to get a picture or two up in a day. My TJ is going to be pretty jealous, I'll just tell it the truck is the wifes!


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post #2 of 10 Old 05-28-2009, 07:53 AM
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Your doing it wrong... your supposed to buy the wife a new car, duct tape the tahoe back together and full out trailer queen the Jeep...

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No see, he's smart. Now he can get her some nice shiney car to drive. Something women like, like one of those VW's or something. And then he's got a new DD tow rig!

::SELLING HALF OF MY JEEP::


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No see, he's smart. Now he can get her some nice shiney car to drive. Something women like, like one of those VW's or something. And then he's got a new DD tow rig!
Got to agree with you for 2 reasons. one your right, 2 my son's name is Bennett!

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just put a couple of hundred miles on her, man that truck rides nice

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Got to agree with you for 2 reasons. one your right, 2 my son's name is Bennett!
His first name is Bennett? It's my last name. It would be pretty horrible to be named Bennett Bennett.

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His first name is Bennett? It's my last name. It would be pretty horrible to be named Bennett Bennett.
yep, his first name is Bennett, its also my dads middle name

Bennett Bennett would be funny.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-31-2009, 08:31 AM
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Sounds nice! I like the new RAM a lot myself. And it is a good time to buy!


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post #9 of 10 Old 06-01-2009, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, i got a good deal. and they gave me a great trade in on the tahoe, about 4k more than i expected! plus a chrysler loyalty rebate and few others!

we just drove 12 hours in it from Texas to Alabama, that truck rides great! and the 4.7 has more than enough power

here it is:


and both my "girls"


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Nice! That is a pretty red.


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