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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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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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Old 01-14-2019, 10:23 AM   #6
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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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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.
↑This ↑ Right now the crate engine & transmission business is booming with competitive pricing. If your TV platform is sound there is no need to go into hock for the newest bells and whistles.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:46 AM   #12
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900 ft-lbs for the standard Cummins diesel. Another $2,700 surcharge for the "high output" 1000 ft-lb variant. With Ford still at $9K for the 935 ft-lb, that means the extra 65 ft-lbs you get with the Ram is pretty spendy. It goes from ~$9.63 per ft-lb for the diesel engine to ~$41.54 per ft-lb for that "high output." I think I'd stick to the standard diesel at only 900-935 ft-lbs.
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Torque means nothing if you don't have the payload capacity to back it up. What are the payload numbers?
My 2017 4x4, cc, drw, ctd payload is 5650#. Depending on options I'd expect drw payload to be 4800-6000#.
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↑This ↑ Right now the crate engine & transmission business is booming with competitive pricing. If your TV platform is sound there is no need to go into hock for the newest bells and whistles.
I think most of the new trucks at that price point are not marketed to those that have to "go in hock" to buy them.
Write a check and go home in it.
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whoops- make that a 2500 Ram and 4 x 4
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Torque means nothing if you don't have the payload capacity to back it up. What are the payload numbers?
Found this from Road and Track.
Optioned with the new High Output diesel, the new heavy duty Rams can tow up to 35,100 lbs, with a 7680-lb max payload. A revamped air suspension can be set for payload, trailer towing, and can even drop the rear of the truck lower for easier bed loading and unloading.
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Found this from Road and Track.
Optioned with the new High Output diesel, the new heavy duty Rams can tow up to 35,100 lbs, with a 7680-lb max payload. A revamped air suspension can be set for payload, trailer towing, and can even drop the rear of the truck lower for easier bed loading and unloading.
Thats probably bare bones 4x2. How much payload for a nicely equipped 4x4 with a crew cab?
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That 7600 payload number is for the 2wd hemi 3500 DRW version not the Diesel. I expect it to be in line with what everyone else is offerng, + / - A little bit.
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The extra 150 pounds of torque isn't worth it to me. If I want an increase I will tune the one I have now much cheaper.
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