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Old 11-23-2015, 04:33 AM   #41
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Congrats on a fine truck.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:43 AM   #42
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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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It's not even icy here yet, and I've broken the rear loose PLENTY of times. And on dry pavement no less. My GMC had pretty good traction control, but in the handful of times I've had the need for it with the RAM, it hasn't worked out so well.

One wet day when I was getting onto the freeway on a short ramp, I broke the rear loose, and it stayed loose for probably 200 yards before I finally got my foot out of it enough to connect! But it was pretty straight during that time, so I guess that's good!
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Old 11-29-2015, 07:48 PM   #43
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A little over a week into owning this dude and I'm loving it. The RamBoxes are awesome. I ordered the dividers and gun racks that go in them. The air ride and new suspension is very nice. I like being able to level the load when hooking onto a trailer. Being able to customize the dash cluster is nice also. so far I have no regrets, but I haven't hooked onto the RV yet.

I did just take a 900 mile trip to el paso and back this weekend. Basically no weight in the truck. Just some gear and rifles for long range desert shooting with some friends. Might have been doing slightly more than the 80 mph speed limit most of the way. Average mpg on the dash was 14.2 I'm fairly happy with that. There was terrible amount of wind on the way down there and on the way back the mpg kept rising.

The engine sounds great and has tons of power. I am excited to get hooked up and try it out. The transmission shifting is seamless.... Way softer than with the diesel combo. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it is almost unnoticeable in this combo.

I will try to get some more pics and if ya'll have any questions/concerns let me know. I will try to help out.

All in all, I feel like I made the right decision.
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Old 11-30-2015, 12:47 AM   #44
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A little over a week into owning this dude and I'm loving it. The RamBoxes are awesome. I ordered the dividers and gun racks that go in them. The air ride and new suspension is very nice. I like being able to level the load when hooking onto a trailer. Being able to customize the dash cluster is nice also. so far I have no regrets, but I haven't hooked onto the RV yet.

I did just take a 900 mile trip to el paso and back this weekend. Basically no weight in the truck. Just some gear and rifles for long range desert shooting with some friends. Might have been doing slightly more than the 80 mph speed limit most of the way. Average mpg on the dash was 14.2 I'm fairly happy with that. There was terrible amount of wind on the way down there and on the way back the mpg kept rising.

The engine sounds great and has tons of power. I am excited to get hooked up and try it out. The transmission shifting is seamless.... Way softer than with the diesel combo. Not sure if that's good or bad, but it is almost unnoticeable in this combo.

I will try to get some more pics and if ya'll have any questions/concerns let me know. I will try to help out.

All in all, I feel like I made the right decision.


Man this is good to and thank you for the review, I should find out whether or not are they able to find to one I want. I am excited for you and please take some pics when you get that beast hook up.

So what size tires did you get and what kind of gears did you get? I'm looking at the Big Horn and if I can get it I would like to go with the 4.10 gears but if I can't I will be happy with the 3.73 gears.

I don't have a TT yet but the wife and I are planning on getting one hopefully next year and when we do get one I would like to be able to get what I want. Since it will be just my wife and I we are looking anywhere from a 26' to 30' and weight about 8k to 9.5 but if it's lighter thats okay to.
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Old 11-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #45
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Congratulations on the New Truck! I've had mine for 11 months now and totally satisfied. MPG empty is 11.5 to 13 around town, 17+ on the open road. Towing my Jayco Eagle 322 FKS(9500 lbs) to Martinsville,VA. and back to NY. I avg between 8.5 and 10 mpg.
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Okay guys I'm getting ready to order a 2016 2500 so my question is for those that have 3.73 and the 4.10 gears do both get the same mileage empty, because I would like to get the 4.10 gears the TT that I'm planning on getting will be about 9k lbs give and take but how about empty are you getting about the same? Thank for your comments.
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Okay guys I'm getting ready to order a 2016 2500 so my question is for those that have 3.73 and the 4.10 gears do both get the same mileage empty, because I would like to get the 4.10 gears the TT that I'm planning on getting will be about 9k lbs give and take but how about empty are you getting about the same? Thank for your comments.
From what I understand, the difference will be negligible as far as MPGs go. Also, from what I understand, the difference is further minimized because of the 6-spd transmissions; these aren't the old 4-spds of the past where it really made a noticeable difference.

That being said, I have the 3.73 and I get between 11 & 13 in town, and up to 18 or so on the hwy, and about 9-11 towing.

It would be neat to actually tow with both, and see what the real differences are. If we're being honest, sometimes I wish I had held out for the 4.10, but I have no other reason than curiosity; thinking it MIGHT have towed my trailer better. But I'll never know, and I'm happy with my rig as it is.
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This is what I've being hearing also, I'm leaning more toward the 4.10 because I don't want to limited myself and even though the TT that I'm planning on getting will be well within the limit of both but just in case I might go more I will have the truck to tow. Thank you Camper_bob for your comment.
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This is what I've being hearing also, I'm leaning more toward the 4.10 because I don't want to limited myself and even though the TT that I'm planning on getting will be well within the limit of both but just in case I might go more I will have the truck to tow. Thank you Camper_bob for your comment.
Get the 4.10 as it will help make up for the really tall 2nd gear. I wish Ram would have offered the 6.4 with 4.56 gears as I would have bought one instead on my Ecoboost.
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Okay, thank you blderman for your comment, the lady suppose to be getting in contact with me today I hope and I can tell her about the 4.10.

I see that you are in the Portland area, I'm up here in Tacoma WA area, we come down to Portland often.
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