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Old 05-11-2016, 11:48 PM   #201
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Well, we just made our first trip with our new truck and hitch set up. Roughly 400 miles from Abilene Texas to Robbers Cave State Park OK. Truck and hitch did awesome. Mostly traveled 65 mph and averaged 8.7 mpg. Never once felt low on power and mostly stayed in 5th gear, which is top gear in tow/haul. Would pull hard and finally downshift if needed on steep hills. Downshifts are smooth. Way smoother than my 12 CTD. It did once downshift to third on a long grade. RPMS hit 4000 and it gained speed and up shifted to 4th before we crested the hill. I'm way satisfied.

Well Tgallagher here are those pics of my new ram finally and yes I did order the 4.10 gears.




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Old 05-12-2016, 07:43 AM   #202
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Well Tgallagher here are those pics of my new ram finally and yes I did order the 4.10 gears.




HA! It's about time!! Finally got your truck! Congrats! Can't say I'm a huge fan of red, but it's a pretty truck all the same!
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Yes, thank you bob, yeah everybody can see me coming even the Popo I had red on my 2006,2011,2014 and now this 2016, at first I didn't care for it but when I got it, it kind of grow on me. Now let the mod begin, amp bed step, magnaflow muffler etc.
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Yes, thank you bob, yeah everybody can see me coming even the Popo I had red on my 2006,2011,2014 and now this 2016, at first I didn't care for it but when I got it, it kind of grow on me. Now let the mod begin, amp bed step, magnaflow muffler etc.
Do a writeup in the Tow Vehicle section if you don't mind. I'm interested in the MagnaFlow: Why are you installing it? How does it sound? Performance increase?
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:50 PM   #205
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Do a writeup in the Tow Vehicle section if you don't mind. I'm interested in the MagnaFlow: Why are you installing it? How does it sound? Performance increase?

Roger that, they done open until Tuesday so tomorrow I'm going to see what they have and go from there.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:31 PM   #206
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How are you liking the truck? I read this complete thread, very informative, Thank you, It helped me decide. I am looking at a 2500 with the mega and 4.10 rear end tomorrow . The only question I have is the Payload seems minimal at 2900lbs. I see you are pulling a large 5er and the wife and I have our eyes on a 10000lbs our selfs. Can you tell a little something about the weight of ur 5er and the pin weight. Do you think the payload is more than enough capable of the weight. Thanks in advance if this thread finds you.!!

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have a 2012 1500 5.7
looking to buy (Tomorrow ) a 2500 6.4L mega cab with the 4.10 rear gear axle ratio.
as of now pulling a TT 5200 dry. Looking to upgrade to a 5er at 34' 10000 dry.
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@ Rocky3204, you shouldn't have any problem but it will be nice to get the pin weight of the 5'er that you planning on getting. I have the 4.10 gears and it give me 15,650 lbs but since you are getting the mega cab it might be a little less but either way we need to know the pin weight of the 5'er.
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2500 6.4l 4.10

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Thank you, guess I may need that calculator... I'm told loaded, the 5'er could be around 10,900 lbs. With that, the pin weight should be around 2180lbs...
So, that should leave approximately 720lbs for wife kids dogs firewood and miscellaneous for the remainder of payload?? Does that sound about right?
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Okay, now what is the payload of your Mega Cab? Mines is about 3,300, but now you have to go by the sticker that's on your driver door, what do it say on that sticker?
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2500 6.4l 4.10

Just got back home from the dealer with my new truck... 3hour drive and rode great. The payload is 2910. It has the snow chief package,so I'm thinking maybe I can sneak in a couple more pounds...
Anyway, it will be close if I go with that 2910. # , but if I'm over a 100#s don't think it is the end of the world...
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