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Old October 11th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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I currently have a 6" lift on my dodge with 35" tires. I love this set-up, but I'm at a point where I need to put $20,000 into it to keep it right (paint, drive train upgrades, etc). I'm fine with that but I do all that and I still have 161,000 miles on my engine and other parts.

I don't like that. I live a ways away from things and if something happens to me or my family, I want to be able to get to where I need to go, rain, snow, or shine.

I want a new vehicle, but don't want to spend $100,000 to have what I want...what I need. There must be something out there other than buying a new truck for $40k and sticking $20k+ into it.

I was looking into the H1s but being as only 12,000 were ever made they can be expensive and I don't know how well I'd be able to find parts. They seem right, as the only thing I would need to do is get the tires I prefer on them.

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Old October 11th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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What about a year or so old four door jk that someone already built?
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I must also note that I enjoy having my 4 doors and the power the modified hemi has. I hunt so a truck is ideal but I could get a small trailer or a rack that goes into the receiver hitch.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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I currently have a 6" lift on my dodge with 35" tires. I love this set-up, but I'm at a point where I need to put $20,000 into it to keep it right (paint, drive train upgrades, etc). I'm fine with that but I do all that and I still have 161,000 miles on my engine and other parts.

I don't like that. I live a ways away from things and if something happens to me or my family, I want to be able to get to where I need to go, rain, snow, or shine.

I want a new vehicle, but don't want to spend $100,000 to have what I want...what I need. There must be something out there other than buying a new truck for $40k and sticking $20k+ into it.

I was looking into the H1s but being as only 12,000 were ever made they can be expensive and I don't know how well I'd be able to find parts. They seem right, as the only thing I would need to do is get the tires I prefer on them.

Any suggestions?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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I'd be inclined to ask why you think you need 6" of lift and 35in tires? Do you really live that far away from things? It just seems a bit excessive to me.

That being said, I'd agree with the other 3 people and say Ford Raptor.

If you're stuck on getting a hemi (for what ever reason that may be) it would seem that a newer ram would be the only option.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #11
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If you are stuck on a hemi how about a power wagon?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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I'd be inclined to ask why you think you need 6" of lift and 35in tires? Do you really live that far away from things? It just seems a bit excessive to me.

That being said, I'd agree with the other 3 people and say Ford Raptor.

If you're stuck on getting a hemi (for what ever reason that may be) it would seem that a newer ram would be the only option.
Why does anybody need a daily driver with 6" lift and 35s?

He's obviously "lacking" in another area. ;)
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Power Wagon sounds perfect. Leveling kit and 35's and your done.
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Ford Raptor. If you really need more power, ship it to Hennessey for the VelociRaptor 600 treatment. 600 bhp, 12k mile warranty. Doesn't get much more badass than that, but maybe beyond your targeted price range.
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I know of a good Chevy Silverado, real low miles 1 owner truck
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Why does anybody need a daily driver with 6" lift and 35s?

He's obviously "lacking" in another area. ;)
One may think so. But I have friends/aquaintences who live in very remote areas of British Columbia, West Virginia, New York, Maine, etc. who would have a lot of trouble getting home with out at least 33-35" tires in the snow and spring mud/melt.

As far as most people here in michigan, not necessary, but you'll also see that he likes to hunt and lives in South Dakota, very possible the 35" tires could come in handy.

Maybe not a full on necessity, but certainly helpful.
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One may think so. But I have friends/aquaintences who live in very remote areas of British Columbia, West Virginia, New York, Maine, etc. who would have a lot of trouble getting home with out at least 33-35" tires in the snow and spring mud/melt.

As far as most people here in michigan, not necessary, but you'll also see that he likes to hunt and lives in South Dakota, very possible the 35" tires could come in handy.

Maybe not a full on necessity, but certainly helpful.

Thanks for the responses, even the childish one about lacking in other places

I said I liked the POWER of the hemi, I don't much care what engine as long as I don't go from 3-400hp (I have mods on mine to easily achieve this) to a little 2.4L or something like that LOL

I'm looking into newer RAMs with lifts and tires already installed. I need about 20 people's fingers and toes to count how many times I wouldn't have been able to get to town without that 6" lift and 35" tires. We don't lack wind here and the snow loves to pile on the roads.
I looked into the raptors but honestly I'm not comfortable in a ford. Let's leave it at that and not have a brand bashing contest, we all have our preferences.
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Power Wagon sounds perfect. Leveling kit and 35's and your done.
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You get a winch, 4.56 gears, Hemi, lockers etc.. Seems like the perfect truck
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When I was out west in Wyoming there was more than a few times my Silverado on 33's got buried in the snow and couldn't make it out of my neighborhood. 35's are never a bad idea out there.
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