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Old 06-28-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Impressed with my new Ram 3500

First real test of the 3500 up through the Colorado high country and over Independance pass ( 10,300 ft ) pulling ~11,500 lb 5er.

I knew the Cummins would handle the climb, but was very interested to see that that the transmission temp never climbed above 180 degrees, even when climbing a 9 mile, 7% grade at 55 MPH.

It was also interesting that everyone in the small town of Rifle appeared to be wearing a sidearm.

Rifle Gap state park, Rifle Colorado.

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It was also interesting that everyone in the small town of Rifle appeared to be wearing a sidearm.
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That is odd. In Rifle I'd expect their firearm of choice would be a ....
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I too am impressed with my new Diesel it is just a beast! I haven't tried it in the Colorado mountains yet but I want to! They just seem to have been built to handle anything that can be thrown at them.

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Old 06-29-2015, 12:24 AM   #4
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First real test of the 3500 up through the Colorado high country and over Independance pass ( 10,300 ft ) pulling ~11,500 lb 5er.

I knew the Cummins would handle the climb, but was very interested to see that that the transmission temp never climbed above 180 degrees, even when climbing a 9 mile, 7% grade at 55 MPH.

It was also interesting that everyone in the small town of Rifle appeared to be wearing a sidearm.

Rifle Gap state park, Rifle Colorado.

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Which tranny does your truck have? My 3500 has the Aisin and yesterday in 90 degree temps towing through the Canadian Rockies tranny temp hit a high of 179. My fiver is also a bit larger. They are good trucks with good power and amenities.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:11 AM   #5
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I have the 2500 Ram with the 6.7L so the figures are what I'm looking for. Also, Water temp. Really hot here in Georgia and mine got to a water temp of 202 for the high pulling my 5er. Can't remember what the tranny temp was but will have to look. I think what I'm going to start doing is taking a snapshot of the page on the display with all the temps posted. That way I want have to trust my memory but have a picture to compare! Us older folks do have some slight problems trusting our memories! LOL
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Good to hear, we recently bought the same TV and I stayed with the single rear wheel also since it's my everyday driver and I'm too lazy to wash a DRW by hand. The SRW just barely makes it thru our local car wash. Looks like we have narrowed it down to a Pinnacle 36RSQS which we will be ordering in the not too distant future.
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I have the 2500 Ram with the 6.7L so the figures are what I'm looking for. Also, Water temp. Really hot here in Georgia and mine got to a water temp of 202 for the high pulling my 5er. Can't remember what the tranny temp was but will have to look. I think what I'm going to start doing is taking a snapshot of the page on the display with all the temps posted. That way I want have to trust my memory but have a picture to compare! Us older folks do have some slight problems trusting our memories! LOL

202* shouldn't be an issue, don't they run around 199-203 towing anyway? My 12 CTD which doesn't have the new and improved cooling abilities as the 13+ 6.7 runs at 200-203 all day not matter what temp when towing. In the mtns of Oregon I hit 213-215 or so then the fan kicks in and the temps drop. Tranny runs around 160-180 depending on grade% and outside temps.
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I have the standard 68RFE automatic transmission, which I had in my 07 ram also , but they have improved the cooling system and I was very pleased to see that it is very effective.

Last year , pulling the 5er with my 07 2500, I watched the tranny temp climb up to 230 degrees at one point
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I also had the 2007 2500. I am so impressed with this 2015 2500. I think the Aisin transmission only comes on the 3500 so I also have the 68RFE transmission. My tranny temps are in the 140's running around but we go out again next Tuesday on a trip with the 5er so will take a snapshot then and see how all is working.
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