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2021 Ram 3500 H.O.

1075 tq and 37,100# towing. Video
ib516 12/01/20 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 v8

The Ford 7.3L did the best by far in a recent test against the GM 6.6L gas and the Ram 6.4L Hemi gas engine towing loads up hill. Check out TFL Truck on YouTube.
ib516 09/02/20 04:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

I had one (in my signature). Had two 5.9L Cummins powered Ram/Dodge trucks before the 6.4L Hemi. I loved mine. Towed a 12k 37' 5er with it and had no issues. Plenty of power. It got 7-9 mpg when pulling the 5er. For reference, the previous 5.9L Cummins pulled the same RV at 10-12 mpg. The only downside with my 2014 (when I had it - before the divorce) was the 6 speed transmission. The gap between 1-2 was too big IMO as it would lag a bit after the shift to 2nd. The 8 speed would be a big improvement. I towed that 5er all through the Canadian Rockies and there was very few grades that I couldn't accelerate on if I wanted to push it, never felt short of power. I CAT scaled my set up and it was about 21k combined (GCW). Mine had 4.10 gears which I would recommend.
ib516 03/27/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: People suck

Here's a tip for you. People are hoarding dog food too. We went to buy some of the blue bag we buy at Costco. Sold out. We are now mixing rice in with what we have left to stretch it out until we can get another bag.
ib516 03/14/20 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

A 66 mile test with 3 trucks on different days, in varying, uncontrolled conditions is great for entertainment, but hardly statistically relevant. The margin of error is so wide that these 3 are basically the same. And yes, I would say that no matter who "won". I think the Ford diesel engine is awesome. They have all had good and bad versions (some more than others), but these days, there doesn't seem to be a stinker in the group. I might agree with you if I was buying a Ford but there is no way I would walk away from a test where the Ram used 30% more fuel than the Ford saying "they both basically used the same amount of fuel. I think I'll buy a Ram". In this test of one, yes. But you'd be a fool to conclude that, based on this single test, the Ford is 30% more fuel efficient than the others. If that proves out over multiple tests from multiple sources, then yes. The most power, a 10 speed auto, and the best fuel economy? Certainly a winner.
ib516 03/11/20 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

A 66 mile test with 3 trucks on different days, in varying, uncontrolled conditions is great for entertainment, but hardly statistically relevant. The margin of error is so wide that these 3 are basically the same. And yes, I would say that no matter who "won". I think the Ford diesel engine is awesome. They have all had good and bad versions (some more than others), but these days, there doesn't seem to be a stinker in the group.
ib516 03/10/20 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

The link you posted goes to the 2020 video. Fixed. And I had the wrong time too. Fixed that too. Oops.
ib516 03/04/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Superduty Death Wobble

That's going to get a bunch of lawyers a whole lot of money. The truck owners might see $500 per.
ib516 03/04/20 05:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

I just saw the 2016 IKE pull for the Ram/Cummins pop up on my feed on Youtube. VIDEO It was a dfferent load, but supposedly the same 30,000lbs total weight. It went up in 12:29 at 2.4 mpg. This 2020 truck (rated at 400hp/1000tq) was 11:32 at 2.5 mpg. What was that 2016 engine rated at? 385hp/865tq?
ib516 03/04/20 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

And that 6.7L cummins was plagued with problems including the emissions system. At the shop my cousin works at it developed the nick name "The Next 6.0L". When was the last time you seen a Dodge Ram with the "Blue Tec" badge on the tailgate? Yeah... 500k miles LOL The 6.7L Cummins from 2008 to 2010 did have emissions related issues for sure (as did GM's Duramax and Ford's diesels). Having said that, saying an 6.7L Cummins (or any Ram/Dodge Cummins engine) is as bad as the complete and total engineering blunder that Ford pushed on the public in the form of the 6.0L and the 6.4L is a huge stretch to say the least. At least there are still people out there that will fix 2008 to 2010 6.7L Cummins engines. Heck, even Bill Hewitt (Powerstrokehelp.com) gave up on the 6.4L as did Ford! The junk 6.0L POS is solely responsible for destroying Ford's previous overwhelming share of the ambulance market as well. The current Ford 6.7L diesel appears to be as good as any of them, and very powerful. They seem to have learned their lesson.
ib516 03/01/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
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