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Old 07-31-2016, 02:44 PM   #11
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I too am very happy with my 6.4. I REALLY wanted a diesel, but we just couldn't get the deal done between what I could afford and what the dealer wanted, so I went with the 6.4. Why not wait it out? Because my previous truck blew at 220,000 miles and I was without a vehicle, so I had to get something. I knew I wanted a 3/4 ton + to support our future (now current) travel trailer purchase. Does it like it's gas? Yep, but no more than previous edition 1/2 tons (supposedly the new 8-speed auto gets the 1/2 ton close to 20 MPG.)

Would I like a diesel? ABSOLUTLEY! Unfortunately it wasn't in the cards this time, and the 6.4 is very capable for my 9980 GVWR trailer and a daily driver.

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Old 07-31-2016, 06:46 PM   #12
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ryand ~ I just wanted to say Thank you for your post and also to everyone else who chimed in. Very funny coincidence since we were just out today "window shopping" at the 2500's. Checked all dealers in our area and looked at the window stickers if available. We enjoy looking on Sundays since no one is going to come running out full of memorized questions for us to answer, we have plenty of time to look and talk to each other. Again, thanks to everyone for your comments.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:18 AM   #13
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ryand ~ I just wanted to say Thank you for your post and also to everyone else who chimed in. Very funny coincidence since we were just out today "window shopping" at the 2500's. Checked all dealers in our area and looked at the window stickers if available. We enjoy looking on Sundays since no one is going to come running out full of memorized questions for us to answer, we have plenty of time to look and talk to each other. Again, thanks to everyone for your comments.

Ryand, Another thought. Like I said, I'd go with the 6.4L but I would definitely check SRW 3500 prices. With the gasser cargo capacity would be much better than my CTD 2500, with a 350 / 3500 it is much, much higher. This could come in handy down the road for you.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:08 PM   #14
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I too am very happy with my '16 Ram 2500 6.4, which I purchased back in Feb. I get 18mpg on 87 octane and get between 10-12mpg towing our 9500# FW. The only downside it the cost of oil changes, as Ram requires Synthetic 0-20 oil to be used or void your warranty. The upside to that is 8,000 miles between oil changes.

I too would have loved a diesel, but couldn't wrap my head around the additional $9,000 for the cummins option and gas is cheaper than diesels these days.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:12 PM   #15
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I too am very happy with my '16 Ram 2500 6.4, which I purchased back in Feb. I get 18mpg on 87 octane and get between 10-12mpg towing our 9500# FW. The only downside it the cost of oil changes, as Ram requires Synthetic 0-20 oil to be used or void your warranty. The upside to that is 8,000 miles between oil changes.

I too would have loved a diesel, but couldn't wrap my head around the additional $9,000 for the cummins option and gas is cheaper than diesels these days.
Does the truck not come with 4 free oil changes.? Later RJD
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:27 PM   #16
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Amazon prime offers a case of 6 of the approved SRT oil for 41.. With a Wix filter it's about 60 per oil change. High, sure but it's not really too far out of line of other full syn oil changes.


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We love our 6.4 as well. The oil changes are expensive, but the dealer we bought from offers lifetime Free oil changes, so we make sure we stop when headed that way. They have a big complex and let me drop the trailer in the back lot while they change the oil and wash it.

We couldn't be happier with our Truck. we have 17500 miles on it now and half of that is with a trailer behind it. It handled Yellowstone with zero issues this year and last year handled RMNP.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:51 PM   #18
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I'm the market for a 2500 as well. Really considering the 6.4, but Dennis Dillon in Idaho has an entire lot of 6.7 diesels for about what I'd pay for the 6.4 locally. I can get a fully loaded 2500 Laramie 4x4 6.7 with sport package for just over $50k. Can't touch that truck locally for under $60k.

Decisions decisions.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:04 AM   #19
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Really cant agree more on the move to 3/4 ton! I did the same with out previous TT which weighed around 8k. Previous 1/2 tons were never nearly as comfortable or confident towing the load.

One of these days I gotta test drive one of these 6.4L trucks... although I love my CTD
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That 6.4L looks like a BEAST of a motor, but my wife and I recently went from an 04 Avy with a 5.3L in it to a 1500 Ram with the 5.7L. What a night and day difference, the Hemi's are GREAT motors!
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