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Old 09-07-2013, 07:18 PM   #41
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The only thing I found when I was looking was on the back axle there was 7:3 and that was all.
They sent me a e-mail with a survey and I said how bad it was that I could not find the ratio any where so they had the dealer call me and give me the ratio and GVWR.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #42
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He said it was 3.7:3 and 16,800.
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #43
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I know this topic is based on fuel mileage but with folks spitting out all sorts of speeds I just wanted to make sure that we are still watching the RPM gauge as well the Exhaust Gas Temp on the diesels. The average newer automatic transmission doesn't build a lot of line pressure under 1600 RPM meaning not much oil in the trans is flowing meaning that you may be burning off what is providing lubrication to the torque converter while at the lower RPMs... I do my best to never cruise at or below 1600 rpm. My goal is to be at 1900 RPMs while towing. The diesels are peaking for power anywhere from 1900-2100 RPM and that is going to be your most efficient place to be. Also with the diesel, for the most part, the higher the RPM the lower the EGTs will be, the cooler the motor will be and the happier the driver/owner will feel!
The "torque converter" is full of fluid. What exactly do you mean burn off? Unless locked up, the converter is multiplying torque via one way clutch, stator and redirecting fluid flow To the impeller splined the the input housing. What would be burning up? Partial and or overloaded converter clutch application will burn of the TCC clutch. But not TCC off and moving.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #44
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May be a dumb question, but how or where do I find the axle ratio on my Dodge Ram?
Should be a tag on a cover bolt...
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #45
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May be a dumb question, but how or where do I find the axle ratio on my Dodge Ram?
Some cars have a RPO tag with codes that you can use to decipher the options. For example a g codes on a GM product indicate axle infor. Ex. Gu6 is a 3:42 and GT4 is a 3:73 g80 is locking differential. Etc. usually you can google the codes and get the info. Some do have tags. Not may that I have seen but they are a few. If you have the original sticker it will be on there or take the vin number to the dealer and they can tell you. Trying to figure it by turning the drive shaft and counting revolutions is trouble some and very easily be off by 10% which is the difference between 3:42 and 3:73.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #46
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5500 miles into our near 8000 mile cross country trip. Average MPG to date is 11.8 but the Rockies are in front of us again.

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #47
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5500 miles into our near 8000 mile cross country trip. Average MPG to date is 11.8 but the Rockies are in front of us again.

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That's pretty good Herk! I hope your trip has gotten much better than your start out. Anxious to see what the new truck, being a dually, will do pulling mine. I expect somewhat less than the 10.5-11 I was getting, at least until its broke in a little. If you're traveling I-70 back to Pa, let me know, we can meet up for a meal or something.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:36 AM   #48
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That's pretty good Herk! I hope your trip has gotten much better than your start out. Anxious to see what the new truck, being a dually, will do pulling mine. I expect somewhat less than the 10.5-11 I was getting, at least until its broke in a little. If you're traveling I-70 back to Pa, let me know, we can meet up for a meal or something.
Not this time. DW wants a tour of the Louisville Slugger plant and I want to add Missouri and West Virginia to our "States Map.". I-64 into Pa.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:23 PM   #49
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should be a tag on the rear end. maybe on the door frame as well.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:55 AM   #50
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i drive a 99 F150 5.0 V-8, auto, xtended cab 4x4 and get about 15 mpg combined. pulling my 31 TT at over 7,000, i didn't check the actual mileage but being familiar with the drive and my truck and the amount of gas used according to the tank i believe i got about 10 mpg. that was driving an avg. of 55-60 mph. as for the visitor getting 15-20...i think that's lpl's...lies per lot he tells other rv's.
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