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Originally Posted by Kjhill517 On the street to this date I always have noticed/loved 02-05!!! Over any other ram or ...

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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On the street to this date I always have noticed/loved 02-05!!! Over any other ram or make of trucks... But have always hated the ram head logo on all dodges.. But not bad on my 02 only couple small ones. Love lines, lights, grill the best. If had a newer interior would be killer.....
The Ram head is like an American flag. Iconic and never going away.

I have loved the Ram logo since I first laid eyes on the old Ram head that was on the hood of late 70's and 80's trucks. Best logo out there. Bowties are never good looking and I love how many I have seen that have fallen off because GM fails to use a good adhesive.

My favorite 3rd gens were from 06-08 love the changes they to me polished up the older version of the 3rd gen. I love mega cabs to this day just can't fit one in my garage.


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What makes it the best is because I own one. I don't dig the 4th gen
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I love my 3rd Gen. Stupid capable in stock form. Only gripe is the squeaks and rattles in the interior. My buddy who owns the full boat Laramie 4th Gen says the interior is much improved!

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Most number of special editions. i.e. Rumble Bee, Hemi Sport, SRT-10 (both body styles), GTX etc etc
I have a soft spot in my heart for the 02-08(3rd Gen). not because i got one but because they are still new enough that they still look new but old enough to do the mods that you want to do without spending a lot of cash doing so or worrying that it will void the warrantee.

the 72-93 models to a certain degree its hard to find parts for them. comparing it to say 73-87 GM trucks and 73-79 ans 80-91 F series Fords.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #65 (permalink)
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3rd Gens are at the top of my list for 1 reason...
5.9 Cummins

Lets face it, the newer Cummins are good, but with all that enviro nazi stuff on them they aren't going to last. Rip it off and you're potentially getting busted for violating laws with no solid basis behind them. The 5.9's in the 3rd generation body looked excellent, drove reasonably well, had the cab configurations to suite from a 2 man crew to a 6 if you had to.

They set the standard that GM/Ford still have not been able to achieve with their arrangement with Cummins, and GM/Ford likely never will achieve it.

My truck is comfortable, drives like a champ, tows like a champ, and gets 18/19mpg on the highway...

Until someone can show me something better, I'll drive it till the wheels fall off.


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I'm partial to mine, but I think the 4th gen is the best

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Gotta the the great paint work they put into the 3rd Gen Rams.

I've heard a lot of people say that they have issues with the clear coat, as I am with mine. And Dodge/Chrysler still won't correct the problem.

It's gonna cost me about $10K-$12K for a new paint job. (A little extra work included) but you catch my drift.

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It's got an option I can not get on the Gen 4, it's paid for.
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