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Old 01-22-2016, 07:02 PM   #11
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Rear options are limited to 3.42 and 3.73 with Cummins.
Incorrect. Ram 3500 with the SRW and Cummins only comes with the 3.42 axle. Gas engines will allow you other ratios.

Once you go to the DRW, you can get 3.42, 3.73 or 4.10.

Literally the ONLY mechanical difference between the 2500 and 3500 SRW is the 500 lbs difference on the rear axle due to the leaf springs or air bags. The parts are all the same outside of the suspension.
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Thanks for all the comments. I don't currently have a 5th wheel, or have a specific one in mind. Just planning for the future. Want to get something that would fit "most" anything we might consider.

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Old 01-22-2016, 08:00 PM   #13
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Let's please not turn this into a I know more than you kinda thread.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:34 PM   #14
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Let's please not turn this into a I know more than you kinda thread.
I hope this comment isn't directed at me... I'm simply trying to provide TRUTHFUL information, therefore correcting false info. If the OP would prefer to listen to speculation and false info, I will respect his wishes and stop posting factual information.
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Spoon is correct. I never understood why Ram made the 3.42 the only available ratio for SRW cummins trucks. If you go with the gas option, they are no 3.42 ratio ( which would be useless in a gas engine) and 3.73 is standard and 4.10 is optional.

Now, since 2014 I think, the 2500s have a coil spring 5 link rearend. The SRW 3500s are still leaf sprung.
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Spoon is correct. I never understood why Ram made the 3.42 the only available ratio for SRW cummins trucks. If you go with the gas option, they are no 3.42 ratio ( which would be useless in a gas engine) and 3.73 is standard and 4.10 is optional.

Now, since 2014 I think, the 2500s have a coil spring 5 link rearend. The SRW 3500s are still leaf sprung.

I can't speak to the new Rams but my 2005 3500 SRW Cummins has a 4:10 rear end.
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We have a 2013 3500 srw crew cab (6'5) box. Love it. A slider hitch removes the problem of hitting the cab in a tight turn and the truck is great as a driver when not hooked up. I traded my 2011 Laramie drw long box for this truck and have not regretted the trade. Mine has the Cummins, 3:42 rear, and the Aisin transmission. It's a beast and hauls my 351 RSTS beautifully. Either way you won't go wrong but the short box is somewhat more "user friendly".

FYI with the 3:42 I'm turning around 1900 rpm at 60mph getting 13 mpg. Unless you really need the extra towing capacity I see no reason to go to a bigger ratio. Typically the payload will limit you before the towing capacity.
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We're Ford folks.......but look at our TV and 5th below. We cannot make a full-lock U-turn without buying a new rear window. We have a non-slider B&W that fits the factory "puck" mount.
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I can't speak to the new Rams but my 2005 3500 SRW Cummins has a 4:10 rear end.
Yup, not doubting you. Im not sure when they started but I've looked hard at trucks for awhile and I know the 15s and 16s are 3.42 for srw.
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I guess maybe they could be trying to get better fuel mileage?? I'll find out in another 10 years when maybe I can afford a 2016 LOL. I priced out a 2015 DRW a few months ago 72k
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