1988 Dodge D50 Sport 2.6 from North America
If you find a 1988 Dodge Ram 50 4x4 5 speed, buy it!
The carburetor needed replaced immediately.
The automatic hubs needed replaced at 123000.
The headlight/windshield wiper switches needed replaced immediately.
This truck is an amazing machine, on or offroad. The little beast just takes whatever is thrown at it in its stride, and walks away unscathed.
The Mikuni carburetor that was stock, however, was horrible. There were so many vacuum lines on the engine it was ridiculous. I bought and installed the Weber conversion, and eliminated all vacuum lines except one.
Once I got the new carb for it, the truck had an incredible amount of power. The little truck has no top speed; it will just keep accelerating as long as you let it!
The cab has more leg room than you would think. I am six foot two inches, and I fit in the cab comfortably, and my truck was only a single cab!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2012
18th Dec 2014, 15:41
Hello from Wisconsin. I've had D-50s for about 30 years now. I've had a lot of fun with mine. My 1st lasted about 23 years, till that good ole salt got to the fenders, then I had wings. Retired that one for parts.
Found one that needed a new head, the other was warped and cracked. Replaced the head from a parts truck. Been running for about 9-10 years now.
I love these little trucks, they take a lot for a small truck.
The guy is right about the vacuum lines (spaghetti).
Would I recommend one, for sure...