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Old 08-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
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Upgraded the TV, bye bye gas, I'm burning oil now

Traded my 2015 Ram 3500 with the 6.4 liter gas motor for a 2015 Ram 3500 diesel with the Aisin transmission. The 6.4 actually did a good job towing my 5er but I have had diesel envy for too long now! I'm a little worried about all of the DEF bs but I'll just have to deal.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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You are going to love diesel. I can't see ever going back to gas for towing. Don't worry about the DEF crap. It is not that big of a deal.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #3
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Congrats! You will be amazed at the difference in towing experience! And when you get tired of the DEF and all the associated BS then install a delete kit. My brother deleted all his farm trucks and was amazed at the difference in power and mileage. Of course we don't have state inspections out here. You can always hang all that crap back on for warranty work or trade-in time.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:08 AM   #4
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No worries Mikey.... the DEF crap is just hype from gasser drivers... it's really a non-issue! Be glad you have it... the ones with DEF are much better on fuel than those without.

Congrats and good luck getting the smile off your face the first time you pull a hill with that beast!
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You are going to love diesel. I can't see ever going back to gas for towing. Don't worry about the DEF crap. It is not that big of a deal.
X2 and congrats!!!
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After my first long trip with my 3/4 ton gasser, battling headwinds and altitude, I've got a little Diesel envy myself. It did fine too, but......
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #7
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Diesel makes total sense for towing, as long as when it's bought, the owner doesn't expect it to be cheaper to operate due to slightly better fuel milage!
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Thanks everyone. I can't wait until the 13th, we will be heading to the Lake George area which is about a 5 hour ride for us. I may have to hook up this weekend and pull my camper around town because I feel like a kid waiting for Santa!
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Congrats! You will be amazed at the difference in towing experience! And when you get tired of the DEF and all the associated BS then install a delete kit. My brother deleted all his farm trucks and was amazed at the difference in power and mileage. Of course we don't have state inspections out here. You can always hang all that crap back on for warranty work or trade-in time.


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No worries Mikey.... the DEF crap is just hype from gasser drivers... it's really a non-issue! Be glad you have it... the ones with DEF are much better on fuel than those without.

Congrats and good luck getting the smile off your face the first time you pull a hill with that beast!


So which one is it?
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So which one is it?
The new diesels with def get better mileage than the old diesels w/o def. But if you delete all the def crap from a new diesel the mileage and power increase dramatically. My brother has deleted 4 farm trucks so far and that is the result.
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