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17 Oaks

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Dodge ups the ante
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:49:19 PM »
"The 2014 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 pickups both get a new 6.4 liter V8 engine producing 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque...Ram 3500 keeps the familiar Hotchkiss leaf spring system, with a supplemental air suspension on SRW and DRW trucks, to avoid giving up the trucks’ best in class payload, gross weight rating, or towing capacity (Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 pounds and has up to a 7,320 pound payload, with a peak GCWR of 37,600 lb).

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/ram/2014-heavy-duty.html

No Dodge fan here other than I think their finish out and creature comforts are not quite up to Ford and maybe Chevy.  But otherwise not opposed except they are sure noisy.  But the payload capacity is 7320 which has a few hundred lbs over my F 350 dually.

As a side note:  When I went to buy a 3500 series for my TC a few years back I did not have a dog in the hunt, in other words I did care if it was Ford, GMC/Chevy or Dodge.  Brought the wife along to make the interior call.  In short GMC/Chevy looked at me and handed me a booklet (from the previous years model) said I could order what ever I needed...next customer.  Finally found a dealer with a stock of them, but 100% were white work trucks some not even with AC or radio, you can only imagine what the wife said.  Stopped off at Ford and it was take your pick from wild to mild, white to metalflake black and everywhere in between.  It had been 30 years since I owned a truck and I started looking around down here in S Texas.  LOL THIS is FORD country, simple as that, wife agreed and that what I bought...but the Doge is worth a look see


Hmm, just went to the website and priced out a 3500 like my F 350, net price after rebates etc:  $67,625 + TTL  (more expensive than my F 350 and with less options)  http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/2013/ram_3500/#bighorn/maximum_steel_metal_clear_coat/mono

« Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 05:00:10 PM by 17 Oaks »
Don
US Army Retired
F350 CC, LB, Dually
Arctic Fox 1150 TC

 

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