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Old 02-22-2014, 07:53 PM   #11
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Half ton diesel is still limited by payload. That payload will now be even lower because of the heavier engine.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #12
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When Ram releases the half ton diesel I'll definitely be looking into them, the biggest factor for me with diesel is where they make the power, gas is making power between 5-6500 rpm, diesel is making power between 1500-3000 rpm, I like the idea of not having my engine screaming up hills all day. That bieng said I have a 3/4 ton gas that has been pretty good to me for the last 8 years and where its paid for and has nothing wrong with it, the economy is hard to beat!

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:53 PM   #13
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nothing against a half ton diesel, but its still a half ton. The power and fuel economy is probably better compared to gassers, but no more payload. Hope people don't think they can "settle" for a half ton because its now diesel powered.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:03 PM   #14
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1/2 ton will never be comparing to 3/4 ton capability for sure, the new Ecodiesel is rated higher tow capacity than my 06 mega cab though and gets 2x better fuel economy. I think a properly equipped 1/2 ton diesel, 3.92's & lsd with the max tow package and either factory air bags or aftermarket bags would be a very strong contender for my 26' TT @ 6000lbs, especially where gas is almost $1.50cdn a litre where I live and diesel is even more, don't get me wrong though, if I had $65,000 just chilling in my glove box I would be coming home with a new 2014 Ram 3500 laramie 6.7l, lol.

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The biggest difference from 1/2 ton to 3/4 and up is not just motor. 3/4 and up have larger trannies, axles, brakes etc. Everything is more heavy duty.
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A real bonus to any turbodiesel is the low rpm grunt, making it a real pleasure to drive for those who don't like revving their motors to get somewhere or get the job done.

The EcoBoost is one heck of an engine and makes that aspect comparable to the Diesel but with a fuel economy penalty. Gasoline technology has come a long way but it will never overcome the difference in energy content of the fuel.

When it all comes down to the bottom line, pick the engine you most like to drive and ultimately which one you can afford that will give the best long term value.

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #17
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Once you go diesel, you'll never go back......something about 800lbft of torque
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My newest truck is a diesel, and I'll never ever go back to gas. The towing is great, and like another said, it makes the truck stops a dream!
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Once you go diesel, you'll never go back......something about 800lbft of torque
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Once you go diesel, you'll never go back......something about 800lbft of torque
I did!

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