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Old 11-28-2015, 08:57 PM   #21
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Hey smurfs, the wife finally gave me to okay so I'm in to process now on getting a 2016 2500 6.4L, they didn't have what I wanted on the lot so they are looking for one outside but I will know more Monday.


As for as the PW here is the chart on one the 2016.

4.10 gears
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http://www.ramtrucks.com/assets/towi...ing_charts.pdf
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:50 PM   #22
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Good stuff!

1510lbs payload is pretty sad for an HD chassis. You can get those numbers in the half tons :/
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:20 PM   #23
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Good stuff!

1510lbs payload is pretty sad for an HD chassis. You can get those numbers in the half tons :/

X2 that's terrible for payload on a 2500. Spend a few more bucks and get a GMC.
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Old 11-28-2015, 10:35 PM   #24
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Yep, I agree the PW is a different animal, specially made for off road and since I don't off road I might run into (bigfoot) only if I take my piece of course. Some people want that and it's good for them.
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Old 11-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #25
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X2 that's terrible for payload on a 2500. Spend a few more bucks and get a GMC.
It's pretty specific to the Power Wagon options. Like the Raptor- they are built for offroading rather than as a pack mule. The regular Ram 2500s are in the 27-3200lbs range. My Limited 6.4L has 2846lbs- but it's well optioned. Lots of creature comforts.
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Thoughts on Ram 2500/3500 with 6.4 Hemi

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It's pretty specific to the Power Wagon options. Like the Raptor- they are built for offroading rather than as a pack mule. The regular Ram 2500s are in the 27-3200lbs range. My Limited 6.4L has 2846lbs- but it's well optioned. Lots of creature comforts.

Oh. That's much better lol. Raptor is a 1/2 ton though so why buy a 3/4 ton with 1/2 ton payload? I do believe there is a butt for every seat so I guess that's the answer to my own question... Nothing against any make...
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:56 PM   #27
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Oh. That's much better lol. Raptor is a 1/2 ton though so why buy a 3/4 ton with 1/2 ton payload? I do believe there is a butt for every seat so I guess that's the answer to my own question...
Exactly. I never did see the reasoning behind it. I need a truck to do truck things. Butt for every seat- exactly right.

Side note- I do see an alarming number of raptors tied to 5ers here with their butts dragging on the ground.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:56 PM   #28
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Good looking truck! I saw where you mentioned Running boards. I installed the amp power steps on mine. They are great and fairly easy to install. I like them because they come down lower and out farther than normal steps, and then retract when not needed.

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Hi Bob,

I had a 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7Hemi. It was a great truck and I pulled a White Hawk 30DSRE with a tongue weight of 700+lbs. It did the job but it was a little loose in the rear with the coils. I now have a 2013 Ram Laramie 3500 Diesel Dually long bed and it gets about the same mileage as the 1500 without a trailer. I was pleasantly surprised by this and it tows a 17,000 lbs trailer as if it wasn't there. I love this truck and would recommend it in a heartbeat. It is a little hard to park but I usually go to the unused areas of the lots and take up two spots. Anyway good luck with your search.
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Exactly. I never did see the reasoning behind it. I need a truck to do truck things. Butt for every seat- exactly right.

Side note- I do see an alarming number of raptors tied to 5ers here with their butts dragging on the ground.
I'm right there with you. I buy a big truck to haul big things, if I want to go play off road, I can think of many better platforms, for a LOT less money. The PW is a neat truck in concept though...

My brother works with a guy who tows a huge 5er with his Raptor. It's ridiculous. The weight specs aside, the suspension is just not designed to carry weight, it's designed to flex on uneven terrain.

A butt for every seat indeed, and a price for every budget!
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