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Old 05-27-2016, 06:21 AM   #1
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An open adult conversation about two trucks

I have a dilemma. I am looking at two specific trucks and I cannot decide on one.
The first is a 2016 Ram SLT 2500 5.7 HEMI and the second is a 2015 Chevy Silverado LT 2500 6.0. Both have 3.73 rears and I know the capabilities of
the engine/towing. Both suite my needs towing wise. heres the vins in case anyone wants to check them out.. 3C6TR5DT4GG140652 , 1GC1KVEGXFF573589

The Chevy is $1600 more. I would like to know some facts about what makes one better then the other. I cant really find anything good on the web that compares these two models. I dont know alot about the differences in things like suspension, braking, between these models so I would love to know a bit more about that.

I have test drove both and so and some observations I have noted... The RAM has some cheap cosmetics and seats compared to the Chevy. They put chrome plastic over the steel rims which is just cheesy to me and just started me off with a bad impression. I can get over that though The RAM got about 2MPG better gas mileage during my test drives. They both drove fantastically and I would not be able to pick one based off that. The chevy is a bit easier to get in and out of. Other then that.. They both fit my needs. I would love to hear from you all especially if you are familiar with these specific models.

Ram - http://chevroletforum.com/forum/vind...TR5DT4GG140652
Chevy - http://chevroletforum.com/forum/vind...PKSE72CF158349
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:29 AM   #2
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i don't know about those models, however i have been driving Chevy trucks for the past 40 years and honestly i have never had one that had a serious maintenance issue.
never had a dodge
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:34 AM   #3
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When I was looking my first choice was GM, primarily because I didn't like how the Ford drove and didn't know anything about the Ram. Walked out of the GMC dealer because he didn't seem interested in the sale and wasn't willing to work with me. Stopped at the Ram dealership on a whim, and very happy so far. I agree about the cosmetics and wheels, but for the price I paid that can be overlooked. I recommend steps on either one, but especially the Ram as it is tall - DW had a hard time getting in and out until the steps were added.
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I like both trucks. But if it were me, I'd opt for the medium duty Ram with the 6.4.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:21 AM   #5
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I can't speak to the quality of either truck, although I have never heard anything too bad about either of them. One thing that I would be looking at though is the price difference. The GM had better have a much higher trim level, or other options to justify a higher price on a year older truck.
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I can't speak to the quality of either truck, although I have never heard anything too bad about either of them. One thing that I would be looking at though is the price difference. The GM had better have a much higher trim level, or other options to justify a higher price on a year older truck.
I agreed with that. And your right. That is a a con on my list for the chevy. I do think the quality of the interior and wheels on the chevy are better but that doesn't really make it any better at what I need it for... Towing. Thanks for the input.
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All things considered what are the actual specs of each truck? I believe tha Ram would have a GVWR of 9000lbs (?) With the 5.7 vs. What for the Chev? I don't think you can go wrong with either so get the one that suits your needs. That 6.0 may have a little more clout with the 3.73s than the 5.7. I have 3.73s on my 6.4 Ram and that's the only thing about it that leaves me wanting. The 66rfe is also having (in my opinion) some teething issues. It works fine but the programming seems a bit sketchy.
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If everything is acceptable on both trucks, I would go with the one that feels the best in the drivers seat. You will be sitting in it for a long time and it gets very important on a trip.
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All things considered what are the actual specs of each truck? I believe tha Ram would have a GVWR of 9000lbs (?) With the 5.7 vs. What for the Chev? I don't think you can go wrong with either so get the one that suits your needs. That 6.0 may have a little more clout with the 3.73s than the 5.7. I have 3.73s on my 6.4 Ram and that's the only thing about it that leaves me wanting. The 66rfe is also having (in my opinion) some teething issues. It works fine but the programming seems a bit sketchy.
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You are correct.. The GVWR is 9k for ram and 7300 for chevy. Right again on the 6.0. The chevy has 13000 vs Ram at 11000.
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snip..... The GVWR is 9k for ram and 7300 for chevy........snip
Probably a typo, but I would think the Chevy has a 9,300lb GVWR (in lieu of 7,300).

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