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Old 07-05-2015, 07:34 PM   #11
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For sure, far as a daily driver goes the SRW will win hands down.

I still perfer a DRW myself though I also work construction and pull a lot heavier loads than our 5th wheel though.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:41 PM   #12
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Well you asked about a ram,not a ford, if your not on a wranch than DRW is a waste of money so ours SRW is great,we have the crew cab,not a mega cab and the short wheel base,my wife drives it to work and store with out any problems ! it will pull a house down.. and great fuel mileage... not against fords i worked for and made my living working on all Fords ...
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Old 07-05-2015, 11:55 PM   #13
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I ordered a loaded up 2014 ram 3500 srw last year with plans on getting a toy hauler. My payload is 4074 per door sticker. I have a th now with 16500 gvwr and current camping weight of about 15500 with 3300 on the pin. I am 1300 miles into an east coast to Midwest and back trip and I already called the gm of the dealer and told him to figure out my trade in as i will be ordering a ram drw with aisin and 3.73's. The srw does good 99% of the time, but hitting rain and 40mph winds for 7 hours straight one day showed me I could use more truck.
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It is my dd also
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:25 AM   #15
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gtsum2, how much more truck is the DRW than the SRW?
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:45 AM   #16
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The 3.73 makes a huge difference in tow capacity. I really wish the SRW could be configured from the factory with 3.73.

Does anyone have experience changing out the gear ratio after market?
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You talking Ram? Fords 3.73 rear end is std on SRW's and 4.10 on DRW's.

edit: I don't mean to hijack the thread with talk about other than the op's original question. I think I'll just read and not add anymore confusing facts!
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What year ford has 3.73 SRW? The latest towing guide does not show that as an option. Really Ford is not even an option for me. According to Ford's towing guide the max payload is around 3k for SRW. Dodge is around 4.5k. I would not be comfortable with a payload below 4k. I have a family of 5 and a pin weight of around 3k to consider.
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What year ford has 3.73 SRW? .
My 06, see my signature has a payload of 3984 lbs and a rear ratio of 3.73.

The 2014 towing guide, pg 17 still shows the 3.73 on a crew cab.
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:19 PM   #20
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Id want at least a 3.73 gear ratio. I think Rams 3.42 ratio on the 2500s is a joke.

I actually prefer 4.10s myself.

Unless Im mistaken( could be) but I think Fords current standard gear ratio is 3.73 for both DRW and SRW for 2015. Unless I over looked it, 4.10s arent available. If you pick a new f350 DRW max tow package (basically old f450), you get 4.30 gears...which in my opinion is a bit low geared for interstate use, especially empty.

1 other thing, Ram has a bit better warranty on the 2015 diesels.

Sorry If I made that confusing.
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