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Old 11-15-2015, 03:01 PM   #11
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I ordered a 2016 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4/4 with the 6.4, 4.10 gears, Laramie, ram box, bed lights, bed cam, air ride suspension. Ordered it in sept. Delivery date is sometime this week. I am crazy excited and nervous to get it. Always been a cummins guy. Hoping it arrives this week. Will let you know my experiences.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:14 PM   #12
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Thanks all, your information was helpful. Just picked up a '15 2500 Laramie with the 6.4 this week. Loved my previous truck (F150 Ecoboost SCREW), but I think this one is gonna be much better and safer towing long distances and in mountains. My only complaint is the thing is HIGH! I am 5'4" and it feels like climbing into a tractor, Running boards are gonna be a definite must.

Cant want to try it out towing next spring!
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:48 PM   #13
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Wow, don't forget to post some pics when you do get it guys.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:55 PM   #14
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My neighbor has a 6.4 hemi and really likes it. He claims the power and mileage is a lot better than his old Chevy 6.0.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:26 PM   #15
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Yeah I have being heard great things about the 6.4L myself and I'm trying to trade my 2014 2500 5.7 hemi in for a 2016 2500 6.4L, will see how it goes.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:27 AM   #16
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:53 AM   #17
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Nice!
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I can't speak for the 6.4L, and I thought I saw a request for any issues with the older Hemi's. Anyway, I have a 2004 with the 5.7 Hemi. Manual 5 spd transmission. My gas mileage is what I consider fair for a 2500, and I do get better mileage than the guys with the automatic transmissions. Payload and power have never been an issue.
I have 225,000 miles and do the usual 30k service recommendations myself. When it came time for the 100k 'tune up' and the 120k drive train servicing, I took it to a dealership (first time the spark plugs and wires had ever been changed and that's per the manual). I did the same when I crossed 215K.
If I had anything bad to say about the RAMs, that would be that every time I end up having to take it in to a shop, its going to cost $1000 minimum.

My wife and I have been considering purchasing a newer model with a 6.4L. We recently looked at a Power Wagon; It would suit our needs very well as it is a purpose made truck for off roading. With a factory lift, electronic lockers in the differentials, electronic sway/torsion disconnect for added axle travel, and the factory included winch, they are quite the truck. Yet, we wonder if we should spend that kind of money because we may not use the truck to the fullness of its capability.
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Awesome, that is very nice and thank you for the pics I would love to have the Laramie but I will be happy with the Big Horn. So what gears did you get, the 3.73 or the 4.10 either will work for me anyway and what size wheel did you get, the 18' or the 20'?
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I can't speak for the 6.4L, and I thought I saw a request for any issues with the older Hemi's. Anyway, I have a 2004 with the 5.7 Hemi. Manual 5 spd transmission. My gas mileage is what I consider fair for a 2500, and I do get better mileage than the guys with the automatic transmissions. Payload and power have never been an issue.
I have 225,000 miles and do the usual 30k service recommendations myself. When it came time for the 100k 'tune up' and the 120k drive train servicing, I took it to a dealership (first time the spark plugs and wires had ever been changed and that's per the manual). I did the same when I crossed 215K.
If I had anything bad to say about the RAMs, that would be that every time I end up having to take it in to a shop, its going to cost $1000 minimum.

My wife and I have been considering purchasing a newer model with a 6.4L. We recently looked at a Power Wagon; It would suit our needs very well as it is a purpose made truck for off roading. With a factory lift, electronic lockers in the differentials, electronic sway/torsion disconnect for added axle travel, and the factory included winch, they are quite the truck. Yet, we wonder if we should spend that kind of money because we may not use the truck to the fullness of its capability.
You have to watch the trim level in the Power Wagons- the usable payload on some of the higher trimmed models make them all but worthless as a tow vehicle (on paper- real life says they are just fine)

I have seen a couple power wagons in the Laramie trim with barely more than 1000lbs payload.
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