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#643 of 652 kcram
by kcram HOST
Dec 09, 1998 (10:25 pm)
Unfortunately, the tow ratings are as follows:
F150 RC 4x2 (all w/ 3.55 axle)
F250 Rc 4x2 (al w/3.73 axle)
The manual is not available with the 5.4 on the F150 or F250LD.
Dodge Ram numbers are this:
1500 RC 4x2 (all w/3.55 axle)
Dodge does not offer a light duty 2500 comparable to the F250LD.
Clearly, from these numbers, no one wants you to tow with a light duty (under 8500 GVWR) truck with a stick. In contrast, Dodge's best tower is the 2500 4x2 with the Cummins/manual combo - 14,200 trailer rating.
Dec 10, 1998 (8:27 pm)
Any comments on the Ram 1500 3.9L V6? Is this configuration underpowered? What about resale value? Texas has a big discount for this engine, so I would guess they are having a tough time selling it. Thanks.
Dec 11, 1998 (1:32 am)
I have a few questions. I am looking at the new 99 dodge pickups, my dad says for me to wait on the diesel so I am looking at the v-10 and 360 v-8 both will have the 5 spd manual and 3.54 axle. With each of these engine what kind of Mileage am I looking at? I am also considering a jacobs ignition system for both vehicles. Thanks for your time.
Sean Wolff Sean_Wolffhotmail.com
#646 of 652 kcram
by kcram HOST
Dec 11, 1998 (1:54 am)
The 3.9 is pretty useless. It's heavily discounted because a Ram with it is underpowered. The upcoming 3.7L OHC V6 (based on the 4.7 V8 currently in the Grand Cher) will be much more powerful, and is supposed to be ready for model year 2000.
Dec 11, 1998 (6:12 am)
kcram, thanks for the info; that's what I suspected; the regional discount is about $1300 for the V6; is the 5.2L V8 OK?
Dec 11, 1998 (7:59 am)
If you want to use the truck for just hauling your family around (with your previous 3.9L question I assume you do) the 5.2 is PLENTY. The mileage with a 3.9 is almost identical as the 5.2 becuase it has to work so damn hard to push that beast around. A 3.9 has it's place but not in the RAM (thanx Kcram). Drive the 5.2 and the 5.9. The mileage is only 1-2 mpg different. The 360 really hauls butt. My buddy has a 1996 Ram 4x4 reg cab short box with the 360 and he gets 15 on the highway. Not overly fuel efficient, but if fuel economy is what you want whaddya getting a truck for??? Lesson to live by...If you're getting a truck, get a TRUCK! after the last payment's made you'll still have something...more than you can say for ANY car.
Dec 11, 1998 (8:01 am)
I just read my above post....MAN I'M GOOD!
Dec 11, 1998 (3:59 pm)
Katmandu, which one is the 360?
Dec 11, 1998 (6:15 pm)
The 5.9. Figure ~60 cubic inches per liter.
#652 of 652 ruz
Dec 12, 1998 (12:53 am)
This topic is getting really long, so I'm going to freeze it and start a new Dodge Ram topic.
The new Ram topic is topic #460, Dodge Ram.