1999 DODGE RAM 2500 QUAD CAB SLT Laramie, 139″ wheel base
According to the Diesel Brothers – This truck is “THE HOLY GRAIL!”
5.9L CUMMINS TURBO DIESEL
Automatic TransmissionRear Wheel Drive
85,101 ORIGINAL MILES
The good stuff (factory items):
100% SOLID mechanical and functional condition – needs nothing, ready to drive anywhere. The interior is in great condition, leather is in very good condition, no tears, little wear. Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Seats, Power Mirrors, Anti-Lock brakes, Dual Air Bags, 117 AMP Alternator, Front and Rear Sway Bars, 34 Gallon Fuel Tank, Full Gauges on Dash,
Transmission Cooler, Bilstien Shocks, Heavy Duty cooling system, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, Keyless Entry. Two sets of keys and remotes.
Recent work done to the truck:
Only 8,000 miles on new aluminum rims and Michelin LTX tires. Old factory chrome wheels were rusting.
Only using synthetic Shell Rotella oil.
Front end was recently rebuilt with new lower ball joints and complete upper A-Arm assemblies/bushings (Moog Brand).
Overhead console dome light switch and computer harness was completely replaced due to dome light switch issues.
Kenwood Bluetooth radio with CD and phone connect was installed.
Front door speakers were upgraded.
Approximately 18 months ago, the high pressure injection pump was replaced with a Mopar replacement at a dealership in NC
This month, the diesel lift pump (block mounted) was replaced with a NAPA OEM lifetime warranty pump.
Front brakes were replaced November 2018 with Ceramic lifetime brakes, driver’s front caliper was replaced with lifetime caliper from O’Reiley’s
Passenger door power window nylon lift bushing set was replaced.About 5 years ago, the A/C Evaporator was replaced for the typical dreaded leak issues, new copper core evaporator was installed.
The aftermarket add-ons:
BD Intake horn, improves engine power
K&N Drop in air filter in factory airbox
MBRP Turbo-back exhaust kit (performance muffler)
Exhaust Brake for towing
“Air Lift” brand Airbag kit for towing heavy loads, includes onboard compressor and control panel
Upgraded CLASS-5 towing hitch, stronger than the stock hitch
Headlamps replaced with CCFL Halo projector lamps, model CS202
Tailgate helper spring, reduces effort to close it
Hard 3-section folding tonneau cover, plus tailgate lock
Rhino spray liner coating is installed in the bed
Brand new step bar was just installed, October 2018
The dash was just covered with a hard plastic replacement 1/3/2019. On top of that is a grey dash mat to protect it from the sun.
Truck was never smoked in. I have the original Owners Manuals, the Original Window Sheet, The optional Dodge service/repair manual because we do most of our own repairs (not the cheap chilton’s manual, this is the Dodge factory repair manual). I am the 2nd owner of this truck. I bought it from my father earlier this year (the original owner), but my wife hates the truck, says the diesel engine is too loud. :o( Hate to sell it, because this truck will run forever, but she won’t drive it, so going back to a gas pickup. This truck has no “check engine” or “ABS” warning lights lit. It’s a fully turn-key truck. I have TONS of receipts for almost all of the work/parts for this truck (dad still owes me a few receipts, hope to have them for new owner). THIS TRUCK IS IN VERY GOOD visual condition, EXCELLENT MECHANICAL CONDITION! I trust this vehicle 100% to get you home safely, I would drive it anywhere without question. 100% Florida truck – NO RUST! This truck was used to tow a 5th Wheel camper for about a year when my parents retired. After towing a camper for a year, they decided to buy a Diesel pusher motorhome and this truck was only used when they were in town. The 5th wheel hitch was then removed and sold and about 5 years later my parents bought a new Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie and decided to sell this truck, which is when I acquired it. 100% adult owned all its life, no mudding, hot-rodding or extreme performance modifications / changes to the engine, only a few very mild add-ons just to improve fuel and power efficiency. This truck averages in the 20-21 MPG range, depending on how hard you push the pedal. The current computer reading for MPG is 21.5MPG which is a typical average combination of both in-town and highway driving mixed. Average fuel range on a full tank of diesel is about 650 miles per fill-up on highway miles. The underside of this truck is excellent, no common body or frame rust issues to be concerned about, like a northern truck would have.
The only down-sides:Passenger’s fender has some minor clear coat issues, I was told it can be clear coated again for about $100-150.
Typical scratches and marks for a truck of this age. One noticeable ding in the rear bumper, right side. Nothing else major to note.The holes for the 5th wheel hitch are still in the bed. I considered buying a 5th wheel, so the holes are still there, easy to cover up.
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Call me with questions, between 7AM and 9PM EST 321-624-2651 – name is James. I typically do not answer unknown numbers thanks to all the robocalls of junk, so leave me a voicemail and I can call you back.