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Looking to get 200K 2012 4WD..What should I watch out for?

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:16 PM
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Default Looking to get 200K 2012 4WD..What should I watch out for?

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2nd gen longtime Ram owner looking to upgrade to a 2012 Hemi 4x4 with a load of miles on it, in great condition. Buying it cheap, of course. What chronic issues should I be aware of with the drivetrain, interior etc.

How are the Hemis doing into the 2-300,000 mile range?
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You shouldn't be so $$deep$$ in it that you will lose money if you have to put an engine in it. Buying a 200K truck, or any car for that matter, is a huge gamble especially if you typically pay someone to do your repairs.
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I appreciate the info and have the business end of the deal covered.

Was more interested in how ball joints, lifters and interiors were wearing. Stuff like that.

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Front hub assemblies, Ball joints, Tie rods, rotors etc are all things you will or could be replacing soon. Has the trans been flushed during it's previous ownership? Should have been flushed approx three time by now. Has the rear and front dif oil been changed? Should be changed every 50 to 100K depending how truck was used or abused. You could get 300K out of the engine if it was maintained well. Lifters are a weak link in the Hemi. Some have complained about them and others have no issues. I have 92 k on mine and no issues until this week. Drivers Hub is gone. Was it a daily driver or a tow vehicle? Has it ever been off road? A lot of variables.
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