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Old 10-09-2015, 06:49 PM   #31
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No, mine was a 2012 5.7. Crew cab, 4x4, long bed
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:57 PM   #32
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No, mine was a 2012 5.7. Crew cab, 4x4, long bed
That would explain a lot. The 5.7 is a stout little motor, but it drinks a lot when it's worked and moving a 3 ton rolling workhorse would work it.

The new 6.4 has the MDS technology. I can't speak highly enough about it- it saves a TON of fuel on the highway. I had an issue with mine that threw a CEL for 2 weeks straight (bad oil pressure switch) which disables MDS. My fuel mileage plummeted. Now that it's fixed, MDS is working and my average is coming down again per fuelly.

OP- I love the 6.4. I came from a 5.7 which was a great little engine when you let it rev, but you could sure tell when it hit it's power band. The 6.4 (my impression) is just a workhorse gasser. The power comes on quick and it is very fluid through the curve. Feels like the torque curve of my old 5.4 which was as flat as the prairies and I loved it. I am really going to enjoy this truck too
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:40 AM   #33
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Truck just came in. Going to pick it up shortly. Hoping for the best.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:07 PM   #34
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I had the 6.4 in my challenger and it was AWESOME So with the rite gear ratio I would see no problem with this motor in a truck
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:34 PM   #35
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Here's the finished product...
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:38 PM   #36
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Sorry for the upside down pic. Can't figure out how to flip it. 100 miles in I'm loving it. The air ride rear suspension is awesome. Has a trailer mode to lower the rear end to flatten the pitch of the truck. Back and bed cams are great. Also love how you can turn them on while driving. Keyless entry, auto wipers and lights, rambox, led bed lights.... Ram is doing good things. Still curious to see how it handles the rv, but so far I'm super happy.
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Old 11-21-2015, 02:28 PM   #37
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Sorry for the upside down pic. Can't figure out how to flip it. 100 miles in I'm loving it. The air ride rear suspension is awesome. Has a trailer mode to lower the rear end to flatten the pitch of the truck. Back and bed cams are great. Also love how you can turn them on while driving. Keyless entry, auto wipers and lights, rambox, led bed lights.... Ram is doing good things. Still curious to see how it handles the rv, but so far I'm super happy.

I've been a Chevy guy all my life, but if I was to go out and buy a new truck today, it would probably be Ram.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:12 PM   #38
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As a Hemi owner ('07 Ram 5.7L 4x4) the truck has been great. This edition came with life time drive train warranty. No issues ever but probably won't get another Ram as every 30K miles must bring it in for 'all fluids' to be changed and motor tune up (16 plugs etc.), required maintenance schedule for the warranty. So in my 91K miles this has cost $3500. Friend with Chevy didn't have to bring his truck in until 100K miles for similar work and his truck worked just as well.. Not sure if newer models have similar maintenance schedule, but worth checking manual. Again great truck, fun to drive, handles my 264BHW just fine, just irritated about maintenance which to me is excessive.

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Ditto on this sounding excessive. I have 220K on my Ram. Per the standard maintenance schedule, Plugs, plug wires fluids etc. every 100K.
My Hemi is running strong with absolutely no issues. I do my own oil and filter changes.
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Yea, this 6.4 is at the top of my short list just from reading. Have yet to drive one yet though.
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First impression is the hemi is great. Sure there's nothing quite like driving a cummins, but this is sweet on its own level. It is very punchy and sounds great. It is so punchy that I'm a little nervous about the Texas ice storms that are sure to happen soon. I am feeling more and more confident about the truck the more I drive it.
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