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whjco

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I bought a new 2015 Ram 2500 Big Horn with the 6.7 CTD. Absolutely the best truck I've ever owned! It now has 77k miles on it. I previously had a Ford Excursion with the 7.3 Powerstroke and was concerned about having to go to a heavy-duty pickup and a spine-jarring ride. The 2015 2500 was the first year for the rear coil springs and it rides as well as my Excursion did and handles loads exceptionally well. I love this truck. You're also going to love the engine brake and tow/haul mode. My truck recently had it's 75k checkup and my brake pads were at 80%. All of my other trucks were due for a brake job by 75k. When we were looking to buy our truck, the salesman was telling me about it having a heated steering wheel as well as heated seats. I remember saying "What kind of wus needs a heated steering wheel?" Well, now I know because I use it all the time! [emoticon]

Be prepared to be spoiled.

Bill J., Lexington, KY


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My 6.7 is a 2012 model. It pulls a 36’ tt at about 10k lbs. 185,000 miles and it’s had one water pump, one internal trans seal and filter as well as regular maintenance. Replaced brakes at 150,000 miles with 20% left on them. Just recently put tie rod ends and ball joints. I think that’s pretty good. Been really happy with the whole truck. Hope u enjoy yours!!!

PS when not towing the tires are at 45 rear and 65 front. Rides as good as my old f150 did

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Still no sign of OP with pic post??





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OP, be sure to stick with FleetGuard, MOPAR and RAYCOR filters as they are top quality. Inferior filters to save a buck may end you with no warranty. That's a FACT.


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MFL wrote:

Me Again wrote:

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Still no sign of OP with pic post??


If I recall, that's against the rules!


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SouthpawHD wrote:

MFL wrote:

Me Again wrote:

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Still no sign of OP with pic post??


If I recall, that's against the rules!


What is?


2015 RAM 3500 CC SB SRW Our Rig New 2017 Bighorn 3575el. Commuter trailer 2019 Laredo 225MK. Retired and enjoying it!


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Me Again wrote:

SouthpawHD wrote:

MFL wrote:

Me Again wrote:

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Still no sign of OP with pic post??


If I recall, that's against the rules!


What is?


I am wondering the same!!! PLEASE explain.

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whjco wrote:

I bought a new 2015 Ram 2500 Big Horn with the 6.7 CTD. Absolutely the best truck I've ever owned! It now has 77k miles on it. I previously had a Ford Excursion with the 7.3 Powerstroke and was concerned about having to go to a heavy-duty pickup and a spine-jarring ride. The 2015 2500 was the first year for the rear coil springs and it rides as well as my Excursion did and handles loads exceptionally well. I love this truck. You're also going to love the engine brake and tow/haul mode. My truck recently had it's 75k checkup and my brake pads were at 80%. All of my other trucks were due for a brake job by 75k. When we were looking to buy our truck, the salesman was telling me about it having a heated steering wheel as well as heated seats. I remember saying "What kind of wus needs a heated steering wheel?" Well, now I know because I use it all the time! [emoticon]

Be prepared to be spoiled.

Bill J., Lexington, KY



Bill, I feel the same way you do every day when I drive my 2018 2500. I added bilstein 5100's to the rear to tame the rebound of the coils, and enjoy the ride around town daily.
Whats funny is that after 6 months I discovered the radio controls on the back of the steering wheel. [emoticon]

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"Whats funny is that after 6 months I discovered the radio controls on the back of the steering wheel"

Too **** funny! YUP i had no idea those buttons were there for a long time. Occasionally would hop in the truck with the radio on some random station popping up like "LOVE", but then one day by hitting the back of the wheel I discovered the golden jewel on SIRIUS XM Channel "350 Red White and Booze".

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BeerBrewer, congrats on the new truck!

We also went from a Tundra to a new Ram Cummins. The 3500 SRW does ride harsher than the coil-spring 2500. However, based on the load/pressure charts you can safely go down to 35-40 psi empty, which significantly softens the ride on the 3500.

You're gonna love your new diesel. Being able to sit back, relax, while towing up and down steep mountain passes with the automatic exhaust brake and cruise activated---priceless!

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