I was sad to see my 07 5. You even look at a Powerstroke wrong and it starts having issues. Each delivers outstanding performance and is available with a choice of transmissions. However, the Ram does have some advantages of its own — notably the availability of the people-pampering Mega Cab and multiple best-in-class maximum tow ratings — that could figure into any purchase decision. Purchased our truck in June of 2010 from a local Dodge dealer.
Available on nearly all 2500s and 3500s, this refined, rugged and super-clean diesel develops 350 horsepower with a heady 650 pound-feet of torque at 1500 rpm when backed with its available six-speed automatic or 610 pound-feet at 1400 rpm with the standard six-speed manual transmission. I work for the City and we've got tons of strokers running around. Slightly raucous on cold starts, the potent diesel quickly quiets down and is always virtually smoke and odor-free. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Now if I lived in the rural part of the county El Paso , where Emissions is not required, then I'd go all out and junk all of the emissions garbage. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
And total of 7 days, and back again tomorrow. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Hope it will get better. With the combination of these three mods, I did a mix of City and Highway driving where I took my long trips and was netted with 17mpg's and then 16. Available for 2500 models is the off-road-oriented Power Wagon. The Mega Cab more than compensates by expanding legroom by nearly a foot and offering a comfy, reclining backseat.
But it may not be for everybody. No, it's got older technology and feel to it. Opt Opt Quick Order Pkg 25A - 25A See Std Equipment Listing. Back in highschool, I had a 1976 F150, with a 1970 302 motor in it. It would randomly lose power when beginning to accelerate and make a sound almost like a backfire. If I want to save on fuel I'll by a smart car.
But Cummins is night and day to a powerstroke And or Duh? The left tie rod assembly may break. In fact, the coil-sprung 4x4 front suspension is virtually indistinguishable from that of the outgoing Ram heavy-duty 4x4. It's the first heavy-duty truck to do so, and in the process nearly matches the power output of the V-8 diesel engines offered by Ford and General Motors. Handling is excellent and visibility is great also. And yeah you're right, Cummins and Powerstroke are apples to oranges. All I did was go back and forth to work this past week, with some running around doing errands.
Chances are, it won't make it go down, as I tend to drive very conservative even with the extra power on tap. The beds are even shared, with the exception of the extra-wide fenders on the duallie. So yeah, I think guys are beating on these trucks, and if you've got a fleet of 20+, There's bound to be someone treating the trucks poorly, especially if it's like the City, where everyone drives everyone's vehicle. Lastly, I just got my Hypertech Max Energy today. Post your non drivetrain questions, solutions and upgrades here.
Neither of these were mentioned to us at the dealership when we brought the vehicle nor when we brought it in with these issues and were turned away. When the truck was restarted the light went off and it ran normally again. The truck is not designed to get good fuel milage, it's a puller. I think that's why alot of the Cummins guys just unplug it. I figured I was screwed. The truck was taken to the dealership the following day and we were told that even though our truck had less than 40K miles on it, the warranty had expired two weeks previously and they would not cover the cost to diagnose or repair it!!! I do a lot of geocaching so I needed something a little taller than my old Chevy besides it had 154,000+ miles and I had already replaced a warped manifold.
This Ram is highly specialized for off-road duty with its raised suspension, front and rear differential locks, electronically disengaging front stabilizer bar, 33-inch tires, 12,000-pound winch and full skid plates. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. We are required to do emissions testing. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N62. The cabin is comfortable and reasonably well isolated and, while the ride on certain road surfaces can get slightly choppy particularly in an unladen 4x4 model , adding passengers or payload settles things down nicely and is a modest price to pay for the Ram's excellent all-around capabilities. In my quest for exact mpg's from the 08, I've been driving it as much as I can, taking a few highway trips that lasted 4+ hours, etc etc.