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Dec 06, 1998 (2:51 pm)
I have decided to buy a dodge quad cab, but do I go for the 1500 with the V8 or do I get the 2500 with the cummins, in the long run which will be the best, I do plan to keep the truck for at least 10 years
Dec 06, 1998 (9:48 pm)
Depends on your plans. If you're going to tow or occasionally fill the bed, go fro the 2500 Cummins. If it's simply a family car replacement, you'll be more comfortable ith the 1500 V8. Both will go 10 years as long as they are properly maintained.
#635 of 652 dave40 0to60 1/4 times
Dec 07, 1998 (1:38 am)
What are the 0to60 and 1/4 mile times and speeds for the 5.9 and the V-10 and the diesel on a regular cab long bed 3/4 ton ?
Dec 07, 1998 (5:20 pm)
the times you want on the diesel can be found in the current issue of Open Road (Winter 98/99).
Dec 07, 1998 (11:40 pm)
Help Ram Owners,
Have owned our New 98 1500 quad-cab a mear 2 weeks and are already doing battle with the dealership. Our problem is that while driving down the road with our seatbelts on, the seatbelt light comes on and our belts lock in place, you can't move until you unbuckle it. Then you can't put it back on because it's still locked. It's an intermittment problem. Has anyone had this problem and gotten it fixed?
Dec 08, 1998 (6:44 am)
Good advice from Kcram, however not sure why you are comparing the v-8 to the cummins. They are for and serve completely different functions. Best advice I can give (after reading through all the postings on this topics myself and recently ordering my truck) take the time to research the various options to meet your wants and needs. Read through all these postings and those in diesel vs gas topic. Then go out and test drive them all....... Then make your decision.
Dec 09, 1998 (5:32 pm)
No half-ton can really do much in the way of hauling. If you use the SAE standard of 150 lbs per human, a Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 with the 360 V8 has a resulting payload of just 800 pounds if the truck has a driver and 2 passengers in it (which is certainly not out of the realm of possibility with a Quad). People who own slide-in campers are almost required to get a 1 ton dually, because witn people and equipment, it's the only truck with enough actual payload to hold the darn thing.
#640 of 652 zpook f150
Dec 09, 1998 (5:54 pm)
z man don't forget to order limited slip to help you up the boat launch.
Dec 09, 1998 (6:41 pm)
Hi. I am new here today. I own a 96 Cummins and am going to get a 99, but am torn between the F250 and the Ram 2500 , both quad cabs and 4X4. I pull a boat (7000#) and want diesel. When not pulling I prefer the auto transmission for around town. How reliable are the new 99's in this regard? I have also heard of breakdown in the front end due to the weight of the diesel. Any truth to this?
Does anyone know of a place to price Canadian trucks on the internet to take an invoice tothe dealer as I have read above.
Dec 09, 1998 (7:08 pm)
I could be wrong, but I don't think the manual trans has anything to do with the low tow rating in a F-150 with the 4.6L. The tow limitations of the truck are the 1/2 ton (vs 3/4 or 1), the axle ratio, and the engine size. What is the tow rating on a F-250LD with the 5.4L and the 3.73 with the same manual tranny? If it's more, as we know it is, it would seem that that the tranny isn't the limiting factor.