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    Howdy all!

    I actually joined this site to see what kind of knowledge base i can tap into. I work in the auto industry, i hunt, fish, camp, ride quads, and spend time with my two dogs (bubba the english bulldog and karma the german shep) and wife.

    I located a used 2012 2500 Cummins for sale that has really peaked my interest. Sadly it's over 100 miles away so i haven't seen it in person just, but planning on it friday (dealership knows this). I can tell from one photo that is has a egr bypass or possibly delete on it already (photo has the dealerships logo covering part of that area). It's leveled and on 35's, which no biggie, but i'm getting it for a DD and tow pig. My current trailer is only 4500lbs MAX weight, but my wife and i want to upgrade to a 5th wheel in the next year or two. Our current rig 2013 F150 Supercrew with the 3.5L has been nothing but a disappointment the last year (has spent a total of 3 months in the shop), and on our last trip it didn't seem to have any power hauling our little camper.

    So my question for you guys/gals is even though the truck shows zero 'normal' signs of being highly tuned appears to have stock exhaust, no holes from a turner dial, no tuner included in the sale, and no additional gauges.. Not saying any of these things are bad, just stating obvious facts that they typically go hand in hand LOL.. (plan on adding at least an exhaust to it down the road)

    I have a buddy at work that has a cummins and has given me a couple bits of advice on what to look for on it (blow by/leaks/head gasket stuff).. Anything else i should look for to see if it did, or is currently tuned still?

    Better yet, anyone in the Michigan City Indiana area want to do a guy a solid?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaJo View Post
    Howdy all!

    I actually joined this site to see what kind of knowledge base i can tap into. I work in the auto industry, i hunt, fish, camp, ride quads, and spend time with my two dogs (bubba the english bulldog and karma the german shep) and wife.

    I located a used 2012 2500 Cummins for sale that has really peaked my interest. Sadly it's over 100 miles away so i haven't seen it in person just, but planning on it friday (dealership knows this). I can tell from one photo that is has a egr bypass or possibly delete on it already (photo has the dealerships logo covering part of that area). It's leveled and on 35's, which no biggie, but i'm getting it for a DD and tow pig. My current trailer is only 4500lbs MAX weight, but my wife and i want to upgrade to a 5th wheel in the next year or two. Our current rig 2013 F150 Supercrew with the 3.5L has been nothing but a disappointment the last year (has spent a total of 3 months in the shop), and on our last trip it didn't seem to have any power hauling our little camper.

    So my question for you guys/gals is even though the truck shows zero 'normal' signs of being highly tuned appears to have stock exhaust, no holes from a turner dial, no tuner included in the sale, and no additional gauges.. Not saying any of these things are bad, just stating obvious facts that they typically go hand in hand LOL.. (plan on adding at least an exhaust to it down the road)

    I have a buddy at work that has a cummins and has given me a couple bits of advice on what to look for on it (blow by/leaks/head gasket stuff).. Anything else i should look for to see if it did, or is currently tuned still?

    Better yet, anyone in the Michigan City Indiana area want to do a guy a solid?

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    Welcome @BubbaJo


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    2006 dodge ram 2500 laramie crew cab 5.9 cummins. 10x20 et-24 fuel offroad with 275.60r20 tires. bully dog gt tuner. 48re ATS built tranny triple disc converter ATS oilpan and transgo quick shifter. 4" turbo back exhaust. brembo discs and pads

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    @BubbaJo

    Let us know what ya find out



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    2006 ~ 2500HD, Big Horn Edition, 5.9, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Kit, 60 gal main tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel Filter System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear end covers and trans pan, 285 x 70 x 17

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    Welcome!!

    2012 RAM SLT 2500 HO | Deleted | S&B CAI | MM3 DRD | 35x12.50R20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on 645 Dropstars

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaJo View Post
    Howdy all!

    I actually joined this site to see what kind of knowledge base i can tap into. I work in the auto industry, i hunt, fish, camp, ride quads, and spend time with my two dogs (bubba the english bulldog and karma the german shep) and wife.

    I located a used 2012 2500 Cummins for sale that has really peaked my interest. Sadly it's over 100 miles away so i haven't seen it in person just, but planning on it friday (dealership knows this). I can tell from one photo that is has a egr bypass or possibly delete on it already (photo has the dealerships logo covering part of that area). It's leveled and on 35's, which no biggie, but i'm getting it for a DD and tow pig. My current trailer is only 4500lbs MAX weight, but my wife and i want to upgrade to a 5th wheel in the next year or two. Our current rig 2013 F150 Supercrew with the 3.5L has been nothing but a disappointment the last year (has spent a total of 3 months in the shop), and on our last trip it didn't seem to have any power hauling our little camper.

    So my question for you guys/gals is even though the truck shows zero 'normal' signs of being highly tuned appears to have stock exhaust, no holes from a turner dial, no tuner included in the sale, and no additional gauges.. Not saying any of these things are bad, just stating obvious facts that they typically go hand in hand LOL.. (plan on adding at least an exhaust to it down the road)

    I have a buddy at work that has a cummins and has given me a couple bits of advice on what to look for on it (blow by/leaks/head gasket stuff).. Anything else i should look for to see if it did, or is currently tuned still?

    Better yet, anyone in the Michigan City Indiana area want to do a guy a solid?
    Welcome friend!!


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    Welcome!


    2014 RAM 3500 (Aisin) 3.73 4X4 Limited Crew Cab Long Bed DRW. Oil Bypass Filter, 50 Gallon auxiliary fuel tank.

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    &

    We hope that you will enjoy your stay within our community!

    -The JUDGE-
    2017 2500 Bighorn CC/SB -4WD-Anti-Slip w/3:42
    Oil: -TRIAX- Supreme ESP 5W-40 / 15W-40 w/LF16035
    68RFE & BW44-46 & P-Steering: -Red Line- C+ ATF
    Frontend
    & Rearend: -TRIAX- 75W-90/140
    Fuel Additive: -HSS- or -Opti-Lube-
    Mileage: 11,672

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    Welcome aboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Welcome!!

    Check engine light is a big warning sign.

    Sounds silly but you would believe how many dealers take the tuner off the truck and then sell it as is.

    Also want to give the front end a good looking through, especially ball joints and such.

    Otherwise, if it drives good it likely is good.

    Greg
    2019 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | 6.4 HEMI
    2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

    Greg
    2012 CCSB Big Horn 4x4 3.73|Tuned by Double R Diesel

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