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anyone run the new 15-16 ram 6.4 ?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by pipelayer, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 139

    just looking for some opinions some guys have on here about the new ram 3/4 tons. ive owned 2nd and 3rd generation 5.9 diesels, and one 07 hemi 3/4 ton, and i loved all the trucks i had. they were great to me and always did what i needed, but im looking into something new, and the 6.4 seems to be an impressive powerplant. my 5.7 was no slouch, it towed my machine fine, just never passed a gas station. but how are the new frame trucks? how do the rear coils stack up to towing, and hauling ? also, if anyone can share any pros or cons on the 6.4, other than gas mileage.. please do. i just want to get a general idea of how these trucks work, before i shell out the coin. for the amount of my down payment, i could just buy another 5.9 :gunsfiring: the reason i dont go 6.7 is its a 8-9k$ option, and the 4 mpg and cost of deleting and tuning, isnt worth it this time around. at least i dont think so.
     
  2. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Junior on lawnsite has one. He tows skids around with it.

    In my area they're kind of rare but you can find the 5.7 everywhere. I'm looking at a 2500 5.7

    Also, I may be wrong but if you buy 3500 I believe it has leaf springs. 2500 is coils or akrbavs. I haven't gotten a chance to look in to it
     
  3. PriorityCleanin

    PriorityCleanin Member
    Messages: 34

    I've got the 2016 3500 Hemi 4x4 I love it. rough ride but theres a reason for that. I love it as well because it saved my ass couple times in snow.
     
  4. KTM

    KTM Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Just bought a 2016 2500 6.4 Only thing I don't like is the tranny shifts odd sometimes and some mild vibration once in awhile. Just pulled my first heavy load today and feel the 6.4 is plenty for how often I tow heavy
     
  5. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
    Messages: 218

  6. PriorityCleanin

    PriorityCleanin Member
    Messages: 34

    I will say it is a gas guzzler I'm averaging about 12MPG
     
  7. KTM

    KTM Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    That is about what I am getting too, I did look and my average MPH is 34 so that shows that I do more city style driving then I thought. That made me feel a little better about it, hell my 2012 F150 5.0 I only averaged 15 Mpg. My gauge will say 20 miles to empty and will only take 27 gallons, I thought these had a 31 gallon tank?
     
  8. PriorityCleanin

    PriorityCleanin Member
    Messages: 34

    I believe my tank is 32 gallons. I'll have to check
     
  9. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    There's always a buffer built in. You still have more gas than you think at E. If it was literally empty people would never make it to a gas station.
     
  10. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,023

    How exactly did a Hemi save your ass in the snow?
     
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,023

    The 6.4 is a good engine. That being said, you can get a 6.7 tuned and deleted for about a grand if you go that route.
     
  12. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 5

    been running mine for a month now...as said before its second home is the gas station but i have noticed towing or not the mileage stays the same...right now at $0.45 cheaper for gas I am not going to complain. I tow a 16' trailer with a walk behind a stander and a ztr or a dump trailer that I have had 9 yards of mulch on. Its been great so far. Next up is putting strobes on it for the fall leaf season and then debating a new plow
     
  13. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    I've ran a 15 for little over a year now put 36k on it. Had no problems pulling over 12k is only time I feel any power struggle. Pushing snow it doesn't care about at all and we get some heavy wet snow from time to time. I will buy another one without a