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RE: New Truck question(s)

Thanks to everyone, I have been learning a lot.....but still can't figure out why the smallest(L) engine has more hp/torque than the bigger HDs. Go figure. Marv The HD engines will make more hp and tq at lower RPM by design. It's not all about peak numbers. They often have been engineered with more durability, better cooling, and longevity higher up on the priority list as engineering goals as well as they are used in HD applications.
ib516 09/23/21 07:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

JMHO, but any of the three 3/4 tons would do the job nicely. Pick the one you like best. I'd skip the 1500 series just because of the chassis limitations. the GM 6.2L is a very strong engine.
ib516 09/23/21 07:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck question(s)

I had a Ram 2500 with the 6.4L Hemi and 4.10s that I pulled a 37 foot 5th wheel with. It would not run in 6th (same as you) unless I had a heck of a tail wind. It would run in 5th or 4th however, with a decent RPM spread between the two. The reason I am telling you this is because running in 4th (higher RPM) or 5th (lower RPM) didn't make much difference on the "instant" mpg display. So shooting for running in the highest gear is really no goal to shoot for. Now, if the only way you can pull a load is with the engine screaming near redline constantly (not just during up grade pulls)_that's different. But I really don't think you're going to gain much making the swap you are considering. I'm no diesel fan boy, but it's simply a fact that they pull heavy loads much easier, and at lower RPM, and will get better mpg when comparing apples to apples. I lost about 20 to 25% going from the Cummins to the Hemi, but was still very satisfied. The 2500 series truck is much better suited to towing, but you won't notice a huge difference in power, though there will be an increase.
ib516 09/22/21 01:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

Also apparently an upgraded rear diff to handle the power, and upgrades to the Allison branded transmission as well.
ib516 09/13/21 03:30pm Tow Vehicles
2023 GM HD 505hp/1085tq

So says the rumor mill. Video
ib516 09/13/21 02:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need advise from the Ram Owners

I had a 2014 2500 with the 6.4L Hemi and 4.10s. Had 2 Cummins trucks before the 2014 Hemi. I pulled a 12k 5er that was 37' long and had 3 slides. Never lacked for power with the Hemi. Got 7-9 mpg pulling and mid to high teens running empty hwy, depended a lot on wind. With the 8 speed, the 6.4L Hemi would be that much better than my 6 speed auto was. The diesel will pull better in every situation and get slightly better mpg while doing it. I was very happy with the Hemi, and for towing 11k intermittently, it would be my choice.
ib516 08/25/21 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: love the truck hate the ride

I think you'd have a hard time fitting an air seat into a modern pick up without butchering things badly and causing an airbag light.
ib516 06/03/21 08:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla driving across Canada in 74 hrs

They're pretty common in Calgary. I usually see a few driving to & from work every day. There's a whopping 400 of 'em in Sask. Probably just about 1 charging station for every electric vehicle here. Much more popular in BC and likely Ontario. Last time I was on Vancouver Island, I'd say 1 car in 10 was electric. They aren't too popular here because of the vast distances and the cold temps.
ib516 04/15/21 05:48pm Tow Vehicles
2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

1075 tq and 37,100# towing. Video
ib516 12/01/20 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
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