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Old 04-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #21
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Hey, thanks for all the input, I never expected so much discussion.
The axel ratio I own and what comes standard is the 3.55 set up. I am told by most people, including my dealer whom I have bought all my vehicles from, that 3.92 is mostly for off road applications. That 99% + - buyers go with the 3.55 and the remainder order the 3.92 for off road applications. Not being a mechanic or having any 1/2 ton experience I am not qualified to argue on any of this, just learn.

I have no intention of cancelling my TT order, but I have to admit that Sunday night I spent most of the night thinking how I was going to deal with the problem and explain the problem to my dear co-pilot. After talking with a few experienced RAMers and owners of equally rated 1/2 tons I feel that if I drive safely and stay on the right side of the road I'll be OK.

Apparantly it'll cost me very big bucks to swap out my transmission for a higher ratio. A good friend who is a Highway Safty Officer recommended that I get a feel for my new rig and decide down the road (pardon the pun) what to do next. As I am not heading for Alaska, I'll test it this summer while waiting for the gas prices to go down and let you know.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:39 PM   #22
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About $700 to $800 per axle. You only need the rear if it is two wheel drive, front and rear if four wheel drive. 4.56s will fit in the 9.25 AAM rear axle of 1500s. The problem is they will not fit in the front of 1500 4x4s.
I have to correct you on this one cause your statement isnt true - I have a 1500 4x4 and "CAN" put 4.56 gears in the front - which I had planned to do but when I founf out the cost to do both I got sticker shock LOL

Also to correct you the rear is a Chrysler 9.25 Corporate not an AAM - AAM is if you are in a 2500 or the power wagon since it is based on a 2500 frame unless they changed that for 2010 body style or with the HD package which if I am not mistaken it is still the corporate 9.25 in the 1500 trucks.

I just read the whole thread and to me it seems some posts are crossing that fine line WOW.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:40 PM   #23
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After flying out of Willow Grove Naval Air Station (as an Air Force Pilot) I still have to fall back on my:

Big word = right break
Small word = left break

And yes, it is a C-130 Hercules.
My last flight was in tail number 63-7769
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Changing gears

I am not sure why .. but some of you responded to me via g mail , that i own a dodge with a hemi in it. No big deal ,but i own a 2010 FORD F150. 5.4 , Supercab , 4x2. with a 3.55 limited slip rear end. I had asked if that could be swapped for a 3.73 or 4.10
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I am not sure why .. but some of you responded to me via g mail , that i own a dodge with a hemi in it. No big deal ,but i own a 2010 FORD F150. 5.4 , Supercab , 4x2. with a 3.55 limited slip rear end. I had asked if that could be swapped for a 3.73 or 4.10
There might have been some confusion since the discussion was about Peter's Dodge Ram Quad Hemi and towing capacity with various gear combinations.
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:40 AM   #26
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I have to correct you on this one cause your statement isnt true - I have a 1500 4x4 and "CAN" put 4.56 gears in the front - which I had planned to do but when I founf out the cost to do both I got sticker shock LOL

Also to correct you the rear is a Chrysler 9.25 Corporate not an AAM - AAM is if you are in a 2500 or the power wagon since it is based on a 2500 frame unless they changed that for 2010 body style or with the HD package which if I am not mistaken it is still the corporate 9.25 in the 1500 trucks.

I just read the whole thread and to me it seems some posts are crossing that fine line WOW.
Geeze my bad, you sure wouldn't know I had an 04 1500 4x4 for 4 years now would you. I have been so wrapped around the axle with my Megacab I forgot all about the 1500 and the Coporate diffs.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:47 PM   #27
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Geeze my bad, you sure wouldn't know I had an 04 1500 4x4 for 4 years now would you. I have been so wrapped around the axle with my Megacab I forgot all about the 1500 and the Coporate diffs.
Its all good - I just didnt want someone to get the wrong info is all - I didnt realize that he was posting after your comment on the AAM axles
I own a 04 Ram 1500 quad cab and have owned mainly Dodge's all my life and have done alot of work to my truck and mainy others as well and was big into Dodgetalk (Same name as here)
- go figure about the mega cab - it is based off of the 2500 frame even though they have a designation for a 1500.
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Man, I hate to see towing specs get down to the pound. Plain and simple, you are past the limit of comfort pulling a trailer that large with ANY 1/2 ton truck. People do it all the time and it is generally considered safe, but handling a semi passing you on a 2 lane road is way different in a marginal 1/2 ton compared to a larger truck. I have said before and will repeat, there is a big difference in driving your rig with a 2 handed death grip on the wheel and being sore from your posture within an hour and casually having a hand on the wheel while driving. Never a bad thing to bring more truck to the game than you really have to have.
I am no dodge guru, but thought the majority of ram trucks except base model reg cabs had the 3.92. Wife had a 03 4 door with 4.7, it had 3.92, buddy had a 04 hemi 4 door, it had 3.92 and many others I have seen had same. I have heard that is is more common to get lowere geared trucks sitting on the lot here in the south because us rednecks are expected to tow more frequently, but I dont know.
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Man, I hate to see towing specs get down to the pound. Plain and simple, you are past the limit of comfort pulling a trailer that large with ANY 1/2 ton truck. People do it all the time and it is generally considered safe, but handling a semi passing you on a 2 lane road is way different in a marginal 1/2 ton compared to a larger truck. I have said before and will repeat, there is a big difference in driving your rig with a 2 handed death grip on the wheel and being sore from your posture within an hour and casually having a hand on the wheel while driving. Never a bad thing to bring more truck to the game than you really have to have.
I am no dodge guru, but thought the majority of ram trucks except base model reg cabs had the 3.92. Wife had a 03 4 door with 4.7, it had 3.92, buddy had a 04 hemi 4 door, it had 3.92 and many others I have seen had same. I have heard that is is more common to get lowere geared trucks sitting on the lot here in the south because us rednecks are expected to tow more frequently, but I dont know.
Most standard Dodge's came with the 3.55 Gear
the 3.92 Gears was an option or standard with the 20" tire and wheel package.
I bet those Dodge's had the 20's on them didnt they?
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I have an 06 1500 QCSB Hemi that I bought new, and I can tell you that it has the STANDARD corporate 9.25 inch 3:55 rear with a 545 RFE trans. With 17" tires, 265 70 17 as delivered, towing package included. And the Hemi with the MDS system. IF I would have gotten a truck with the 20"s on it, the option sheet automatically ups the rear end gear to a 3:92, which still boils down to about the same pulling power, due to the larger tires. On mine, with those 17's, the 3:92 was an option that I SHOULD HAVE taken, had I known at that time I would be buying a new camper in 08. YES, it pulls it, but it would be a lot better with that gear. Slower acceleration, and difficult to remain in high gear. 7to 8 mpg at 60/65 mph highway. Randy
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