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Old 09-16-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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New T.V.

Well, after buying a trailer before buying a TV. We have purchased our NTU 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab 4x4 5.7L with 3.55 gears. Really excited to pick it up on Friday. Got a great deal. Would have liked the 3.92 but 8500# tow cap will be just fine.

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Old 09-16-2015, 11:57 AM   #2
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Nice looking truck! I have a 2005 Ram with the 5.7 and 3.92 with 48,000 miles on it. I love it. Obviously by the mileage it isn't a daily driver. One thing you will find out quick is that the 5.7 likes to drink gas! It likes it even more if you have a heavy right foot!
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Lol. I've heard about how thirsty these things are. I don't have far to go everyday so I'll try and go easy on the throttle.


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Nice looking truck! I have a 2005 Ram with the 5.7 and 3.92 with 48,000 miles on it. I love it. Obviously by the mileage it isn't a daily driver. One thing you will find out quick is that the 5.7 likes to drink gas! It likes it even more if you have a heavy right foot!

thirsty? maybe the old ones. I have a 2011 quad cab 4x4 with 3.92's and easily get 12.5-13 litres/100 km ( 18.8 mpg)

not bad in my books for a full size pickup.

as info there is a major difference between gen 1 5.7's and now gen 3 5.7's. gen 3's are mds vvt engines that are failry efficient for a v8.

your 05 would be a straight non mds non vvt hemi. good motor not efficient. I fidna big difference between my gen 2 5.7 (chrysler aspen)and my gen3 truck

Nice looking truck crash3!!!
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Thanks a ton. And that's great news to hear about the fuel efficiency. I really looking forward to pulling the trailer around


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thirsty? maybe the old ones. I have a 2011 quad cab 4x4 with 3.92's and easily get 12.5-13 litres/100 km ( 18.8 mpg)

not bad in my books for a full size pickup.

as info there is a major difference between gen 1 5.7's and now gen 3 5.7's. gen 3's are mds vvt engines that are failry efficient for a v8.

your 05 would be a straight non mds non vvt hemi. good motor not efficient. I fidna big difference between my gen 2 5.7 (chrysler aspen)and my gen3 truck
I have gotten a little over 20mpg on a long trip ONCE before. But I usually get around 18 highway and around town I get about 13.5. But as I said, if my right foot gets heavy with quick take offs or accelerating quick while passing, it drops quite a bit.
Also for info your 2011 would be a 4th generation (2009-present), not 3rd. My 2005 is a 3rd gen. (2002-2008)
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I have gotten a little over 20mpg on a long trip ONCE before. But I usually get around 18 highway and around town I get about 13.5. But as I said, if my right foot gets heavy with quick take offs or accelerating quick while passing, it drops quite a bit.
Also for info your 2011 would be a 4th generation (2009-present), not 3rd. My 2005 is a 3rd gen. (2002-2008)
didn't realize it was gen 4. thought there was only 3 gens (non mds, mds, vvt mds) good to know. I hear ypu with mileage. hemi's are fun to step on!!
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Oh crash3. Something to have checked. It's pretty common for the passenger side exhaust manifold bolts to break. My just had mine fixed under warranty. My dealership told me what side it was when I said I think I have an exhaust manifold leaking. New manifold was in stock. Once it's done shouldn't happen again. My 07 Aspen did the same thing. Got it fixed has been good since. That was 3 years ago.
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Oh crash3. Something to have checked. It's pretty common for the passenger side exhaust manifold bolts to break. My just had mine fixed under warranty. My dealership told me what side it was when I said I think I have an exhaust manifold leaking. New manifold was in stock. Once it's done shouldn't happen again. My 07 Aspen did the same thing. Got it fixed has been good since. That was 3 years ago.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out.


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