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Old 07-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #51
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OK... it's a done deal. Said good-bye to the F-150 today and picked up the 2500. It's different in many ways, but I like it...
Welcome to the smaller....but growing legion of Ram fans!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:07 PM   #52
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Thanks... Second day of driving to work, 40 miles each way... I car pool so this happens every other week. Very happy with the fuel economy so far. I'm averaging 20.1 so far according to the computer. Of course I'll check that mathematically when I fuel her up for the first time. So far the range (miles to empty) reading keeps changing for the positive. I left for work and it said Range 383. I got to work and it said Range 381, so I have to guess it's recalculating. The instant economy meter shows pretty drastic changes between uphill and downhill runs.

I didn't get the side step bars on it. The dealer said $600- plus 2 hours shop labor to add them, and I said... Uuuhh... no. Looked on line and found some I liked for $399- shipped. Went shopping this morning and the local truck outfitter installed the same ones for $362-... and I didn't have to wait, or crawl under the truck...

See ya on the road...
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:33 AM   #53
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Congrats on the truck! With a ride quality like they have, the 40 mile trip to work is an enjoyable experience.


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Congrats on the truck! My computer does not seem to be showing any pictures though...
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:49 AM   #55
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Mine isn't showing any pictures either...

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Old 07-14-2014, 11:34 AM   #56
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OK....OK.... Pics.... I was going to wait for the topper but it's 3 weeks out...
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:15 PM   #57
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Pulling Cab

I don't know where you got your research, but a commercial cab and a regular cab are identical. On the 6.0 it was difficult to remove the left head but it could be done. Hope you enjoy your new truck. Let's put this "you have to remove the cab" to work on it nonsense to rest. I have a 2003 6.0 and have bullet proofed the engine COMPLETLY with the cab on! Mine is a f550 cab and chassis with a P/U bed, DRW, Banks exhaust, gear vendors overdrive, etc, etc. Can run 65-70 towing in O/D.
Again good luck with your new truck.
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It was difficult to remove the left head...
That's why everyone I know does it cab-off. LOL
Shrederman - that's nice!
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:09 AM   #59
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I like the looks of the Rams, but don't understand why they can't lower them to better match the wheel cutouts. Look like they have been jacked up. JMO, but they are nice. My sons old 97 is the same way.
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I don't know where you got your research, but a commercial cab and a regular cab are identical. On the 6.0 it was difficult to remove the left head but it could be done. Hope you enjoy your new truck. Let's put this "you have to remove the cab" to work on it nonsense to rest. I have a 2003 6.0 and have bullet proofed the engine COMPLETLY with the cab on! Mine is a f550 cab and chassis with a P/U bed, DRW, Banks exhaust, gear vendors overdrive, etc, etc. Can run 65-70 towing in O/D.
Again good luck with your new truck.
Just a question and don't want to start a range war, just get an explanation, if the trucks are so great and powerful, why do you have to "Bullet Proof" them with all sorts of mods and why would they have to take the heads off?
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