shopping for CTD Ram 3500

I have a 2001 Ram 2500 CTD now and I'm looking to get a used 3500 CTD, shooting for maybe a 2002 or 2003. Anything particular in those years to avoid, etc. My '01 has been OK,
except for replacing the evaporator coil and a little glitchy on some electrical issues. Thanks, Bill
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Big difference in those years... end of the 24V ISB era, vs. the start of HPCR era. The body style changed in '03, as well. The newer style had a larger available rear passenger area (with the quad cab), but worse aerodynamics.

Not really... the '03s had a couple of minor issues when first introduced (PS hose that would 'buzz' - fixed by changing the hose with a new revision, alternator bracket prone to cracking - again, simple fix, couple of recalls to waterproof the PCM connectors, and replace a tranny cooler line that was prone to cracking). Those were all TSBs or recalls, and were probably addressed by the original owners.
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Regarding the 24v ISB versus HPCR: Is the HPCR an improvement, and worth paying extra (factoring out the book value on the model year)?
Bill

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IMO, yes. Stock power is higher, and the engine runs smoother and quieter.
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