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Old 06-26-2014, 03:48 PM   #11
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You should really go to cumminsforum.com there are quite a few threads in the 13 and newer section about this. From what i've read most people are happy with the 3:42 gear. Remember Ford is the same way only offering 3:55s and GM only offers 3:73 even if you get a 3500 DRW. I have a 06 with 3.73s but the new one with 3:42s would probably run circles around mine. If you want to tow 20k plus then get a drw with 4:10s if your towing 10k to 15k the 3:42s should be fine and you will probably enjoy the fuel economy when not towing as diesel is right expensive these days.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #12
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I would think it should be fine. My F450 has 4:30's and my top speed is limited for sure as well as my fuel mileage at higher RPM's.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:39 PM   #13
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RAM diesel trucks with little rear ends

Have the 2013 2500 with the 6.7 Cummings and 6 speed tranny with the 3.42 axle. It's a 4X4 crew Lariat. Pulling around 7,500 pound TT I'm getting mid 12's to 13 mpg. Without the trailer about 23/24 hwy and 15/17 in city. Love the truck.


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Old 06-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #14
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Have the 2013 2500 with the 6.7 Cummings and 6 speed tranny with the 3.42 axle. It's a 4X4 crew Lariat. Pulling around 7,500 pound TT I'm getting mid 12's to 13 mpg. Without the trailer about 23/24 hwy and 15/17 in city. Love the truck.


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Do you tow mostly on flat or hills/mountains? I like the Chevy and the Dodge but was leaning toward the Chevy because I am planning on moving to a hilly region and the Chevy has the 3.73. I'm concerned the Dodge's 3.42 won't perform well in those conditions. My old truck has a 3.55 and long hills kick its butt.


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Well I live in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Anything from here is both hills and mountains. Once we leave here it's rather flat in comparison. The 2013 Dodge 2500 4X4 Crew Laramie with the 6.7 Cummings and the 3.4 rear axle has no problems. I'm towing a 7,500 pound TT with a 600 tongue weight with no problems at all. 2400 and change cargo weight and 17,000 pounds of pulling power. Not a big fan of Chevrolet as the interior seems cheesy to me. The Dodge is beefy, sleek and huge. I would feel quite comfortable pulling double the weight. Good luck with your decision.


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Well I live in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Anything from here is both hills and mountains. Once we leave here it's rather flat in comparison. The 2013 Dodge 2500 4X4 Crew Laramie with the 6.7 Cummings and the 3.4 rear axle has no problems. I'm towing a 7,500 pound TT with a 600 tongue weight with no problems at all. 2400 and change cargo weight and 17,000 pounds of pulling power. Not a big fan of Chevrolet as the interior seems cheesy to me. The Dodge is beefy, sleek and huge. I would feel quite comfortable pulling double the weight. Good luck with your decision.


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Thanks for the response. Were actually thinking about moving to Dayton, TN! My wife likes the Dodge interior more than Chevy or Ford. Even though I'm a been a Ford man all my life, I'm leaning toward the Dodge as well. Thanks for the input!


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RAM diesel trucks with little rear ends

I have a buddy and his wife I worked with who retired and moved to Dayton. They love it there.
I too was a Ford man my entire driving life until I drove into the Ford dealer here in town. They are horrible, expensive and real short on personality. As a result I checked out the Dodge dealership and they won my business. After driving a Ram 1500 for several years, we decided to upgrade to a bigger truck. They are the best dealership and service center on this planet.


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I have a Ford 2011 F250 4X4 diesel with a 3.31 axle ratio, it pulls great and gets pretty good fuel mileage for a heavy truck. My trailer loaded would be about 9200 lbs, and I can easily pull up minor grades at 100 kph (60mph) in 6th gear. In town I use the tow haul mode that puts the tranny into a "pulling" mode. Without the trailer I can get about 11 Litres per 100 KMs or about 25 mpg (UK) or 21 mpg (US). Pulling the trailer I average about 19L per 100 kms (15 mpg UK) or (12 mpg US). I've got power to spare, these new diesels are beasts for pulling.
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I had a ford 2009 f250 V10 gas with a 4.10 rated at 14,700 now I have a 2013 ram 6.7 TD with 3.42 with rating at 17,200 power is about the same but gas mileage is double towing and triple solo with diesel. I have had no issues with pulling 12,000 fifth wheel with either.
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