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Old 01-14-2019, 09:53 AM   #1
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Ram makes 1000lb-ft torque

Will it is finally here the new 2019, 3500 Ram will make 400HP and 1000lb-ft of torque. For those who want the most pulling power here you go! See the attached article.
https://www.autonews.com/detroit-aut...0-lb-ft-torque
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #2
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I was reading about the new 2019 Ram 1500's, and largest tow capacity is a 5.7L etorque engine. Not sure how it works, but it's a gas engine and has a battery pack mounted behind (?) back seat that engages something to increase torque. Yea, I know, very technical description. I thought it was interesting, but probably would pass for a couple years while they work out the bugs.
Probably the predecessor eliminating the v-8's.
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Wow, that is ~$12K upgrade for the 1,000lb-ft.! Since it is only available in the 3500 I'll suspect we'll start seeing a lot of $100,000+ pickups... Talk about a Cowboy Cadillac!
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:10 AM   #4
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Wow, that is ~$12K upgrade for the 1,000lb-ft.! Since it is only available in the 3500 I'll suspect we'll start seeing a lot of $100,000+ pickups... Talk about a Cowboy Cadillac!
Yes, I think that the manufacturers are on the verge of killing the golden goose with their pricing. Even if you can afford it, does it really make sense?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:16 AM   #5
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Beyond a certain point will the average person notice the extra
over the 2017 version? Probably not. But it sure gives them bragging rights.

What makes me happy is that they finally listened to the customers complaints about the 6 speed in the 6.4 Hemi HD trucks and it's impractical gearing and finally opted for the 8 speed. That should be a fantsastic combimation with that 6.4 Hemi motor.
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Wow, that is ~$12K upgrade for the 1,000lb-ft.! Since it is only available in the 3500 I'll suspect we'll start seeing a lot of $100,000+ pickups... Talk about a Cowboy Cadillac!
You need a really good business case to justify a $100K truck that can tow only that ( a Semi cost ~$200K and can haul 80K lbs...).
Now, if you are looking at it for camping, you can buy a decent brand new Toy Hauler Motorhome with the $100K plus the cost of a toy hauler 5er....
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I can completely rebuild my old truck top to bottom about three times for the cost of a new one......... I honestly don't see any new personal tow vehicles in my future if the cost continues up. New pickups are definitely in the ridiculous cost range.
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Torque means nothing if you don't have the payload capacity to back it up. What are the payload numbers?
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Torque means nothing if you don't have the payload capacity to back it up. What are the payload numbers?
Glad somebody brought that up.
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Wow, that is ~$12K upgrade for the 1,000lb-ft.! Since it is only available in the 3500 I'll suspect we'll start seeing a lot of $100,000+ pickups... Talk about a Cowboy Cadillac!
Well Ford is upgrading later this year so look for a nice price increase also. Later RJD
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