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Old 07-01-2014, 06:14 AM   #51
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OP, might want to review the towing data of the Duramax with the factory 3.73:1 Locker rear. A 3.73:1 Rear has been the best compromise of power and economy for years, that hasn't changed.
Only reason to put a 3.42 or 3.55 in the rear is to squeeze the truck for fuel ecomomy at the expense of pulling power.

FYI: The Duramax (and Ford) have absolutely spanked the Dodge the last several years in the "Rocky Mountain Tow Challenge".
Dodge puts up big talk of power but has lost miserably in the real world challenge. The first challenge, the Dodge was several MINUTES behind the Duramax and Powerstroke trucks up the mountain pass, all were loaded equally heavily....and Dodge lost miserably.

Dodge needs to up their game with the >CUMMINS< (Not Cummings) Diesel badly.

Just food for thought.
>Ram< (Not Dodge) has no problems with the Cummins. Had any recalls latley with the almighty Chevy?
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:52 AM   #52
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Jammer, I think you meant 3.73 in 2500's. My 2013 2500 4X4 has 3.42's in it, I wished it had 3.73's.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:51 AM   #53
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You should go back a couple of diesel power issues pull up thru rockies Ram 3500 Ford f450 Dodge beat it up hands down . Look under the hood of any big rig and 99% have in line 6s.

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Old 07-01-2014, 09:26 AM   #54
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Hello diesel brothers. I need to tell you first...I do not work for Schaeffer's oil products, but I will tell you how to get 10%+ better fuel mileage.

IT IS SIMPLE.... USE SCHAEFFER'S FUEL TREATMENT

NEUTRA OR DIESEL TREAT 2000 IS WHAT I USE
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:44 PM   #55
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Look under the hood of any big rig and 99% have in line 6s.

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that is because v8`s are wide and manufacturers & owners want aerodynamic front ends which the 6 gives
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #56
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Jammer, I think you meant 3.73 in 2500's. My 2013 2500 4X4 has 3.42's in it, I wished it had 3.73's.

Thanks Bro, indeed your right. I did mean to say 3.73 Jeez!
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:53 PM   #57
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OP, might want to review the towing data of the Duramax with the factory 3.73:1 Locker rear. A 3.73:1 Rear has been the best compromise of power and economy for years, that hasn't changed.
Only reason to put a 3.42 or 3.55 in the rear is to squeeze the truck for fuel ecomomy at the expense of pulling power.

FYI: The Duramax (and Ford) have absolutely spanked the Dodge the last several years in the "Rocky Mountain Tow Challenge".
Dodge puts up big talk of power but has lost miserably in the real world challenge. The first challenge, the Dodge was several MINUTES behind the Duramax and Powerstroke trucks up the mountain pass, all were loaded equally heavily....and Dodge lost miserably.

Dodge needs to up their game with the >CUMMINS< (Not Cummings) Diesel badly.

Just food for thought.
Seems you're the only one who cares. Look at total sales of HD diesel trucks. Ram pasted GM in sales last year. IIRC close to 2-1.
Most aren't concerned about who gets to the top 1st as any of the big 3 will be more than adequate. Buyers are concerned about styling and comfort. Something GM lacks big time. Add to that that GM has recalls every week and well you get the picture. That's why the sales of their HD diesels are 3rd. Just food for thought.
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OP, might want to review the towing data of the Duramax with the factory 3.73:1 Locker rear. A 3.73:1 Rear has been the best compromise of power and economy for years, that hasn't changed.
Only reason to put a 3.42 or 3.55 in the rear is to squeeze the truck for fuel ecomomy at the expense of pulling power.

FYI: The Duramax (and Ford) have absolutely spanked the Dodge the last several years in the "Rocky Mountain Tow Challenge".
Dodge puts up big talk of power but has lost miserably in the real world challenge. The first challenge, the Dodge was several MINUTES behind the Duramax and Powerstroke trucks up the mountain pass, all were loaded equally heavily....and Dodge lost miserably.

Dodge needs to up their game with the >CUMMINS< (Not Cummings) Diesel badly.

Just food for thought.
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Yup. Recall recall recall. Chevys lack the awe in design and interior. I'm not going to the top of the hill to be first! I'm getting to the top of the hill in style and SAFE!!! Therefore, see you on the other side of the hill. Remember this...the tortoise always beat the hare!


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This thread was going so well... always gotta be one chest beater that says mine's better because I bought it... so... it has to be...
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