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Ordering a 2016 Ram, couple questions

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by MT250, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. MT250

    MT250 Junior Member
    from North
    Messages: 25

    Hi Gang, I think it's time to retire my '99 Ram and get a new one. I'm thinking a 2500 with the 6.4 hemi. Any thoughts on the gear ratios? I think either the 3.73 or the 4.10 would be fine. I am more concerned about the highway performance. I don't want it shifting like my '99 does every time there is a hill. Any idea what the 65 mph cruising RPM is with either gear? I only plow my offices and driveway. I wish I could order the lockers in a Laramie. Does a plow even fit with the winch in front on a Power Wagon? Also, any preference on the plow brand? I want a V plow at least 8.5'. Thanks!
     
  2. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Wow, that's a lot of questions. I have a '13 with a diesel, but if I were to do it over again, I very well might have gone hemi. Don't think you can go wrong with it. You can get limited slip with the ZF2 package for 1,800 bucks which also comes with a lot of other stuff that made it worthwhile for me. Mine came with the 3.42 ratio and I've had no problems with it. I think the six speed helps a lot. Can't tell you about the winch clearance problems on a power wagon, but there have been a few threads on here about that, so if you do a search you should be able to find it. Any V-plow will work for you, they all have good quality nowadays. Buy from whichever dealers you have near you and have the best customer service.
     
  3. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I'm happy with my 2015 3500 6.4L Reg Cab 4x4 3.73 rear. Not able to answer any of your other questions though.

    Fuel Consumption
    7x16 enclosed trailer 9-9.5 mpg
    6.5x12 dump trailer 10.5-11 mpg
    non-loaded highway 16.5-18.6mpg (averaging 70mph)

    Michael
     
  4. FSUPERDUTY

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    I have 3.73 with the 5.7 Hemi I wish i had 4.10s for the very same reasons you stated every little hill there is a down shift and the 15 and 16 trucks run a bigger tire yet so it would be even worse.
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. CowboysLC_DE

    CowboysLC_DE Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Yes, if you don't get a Chrysler employee discount it is definitely worth it to join SIMA. I joined thinking I could get both, not the case.

    Michael
     
  7. MT250

    MT250 Junior Member
    from North
    Messages: 25

    I do have the employee discount, although I don't know how to find the invoice price without going to the dealer. Is there a way to research that?

    It seems to me that there are sometimes better prices than the employee advantage pricing. It sounds like some of you guys have used the employee discount before. Care to share your savings? Thanks
     
  8. dstifel

    dstifel Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 188

    I have 3:73 I run 75-80 mph at about 1800 rpms. I live in Iowa so not many hills but very few shifting issues in tow haul. Towing heavy get 10 towing light get 13-14'running empty get 15-17. It is the 6.4 hemi quad cab with the air ride.
    Love this truck
     
  9. lawnboy2121

    lawnboy2121 Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I love my 2015 I have the 6.4 with 410s . I am getting around 18 on the highway and around 13 in city with a light foot
     
  10. onlythebest

    onlythebest Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Just ordered myself a 3500 crew dually Laramie limited diesel...
    In Ontario I believe I have the highest discount available (landscape Ontario/ CNLA) which works out to 14500 off dealer invoice then they add back 500 for the dealership
     
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    That would be 14,500 off of MSRP, not invoice. You're paying 500.00 over invoice. Which isn't accurate either, because the dealership also gets holdback and advertising costs. But you're getting a good price regardless.
     
  12. trevier

    trevier Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    hope this helps,
    3.73 limited slip rear ratio.
    No plow on a power wagon due to front disconnect
     
  13. onlythebest

    onlythebest Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    No sir it is off dealer invoice my dad has been in the car industry for 40 years and I know how to read a bill of sale.
     
  14. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Invoice is what a dealer pays the manufacturer for the vehicle. You paid 500.00 over invoice minus your (landscape Ontario/ CNLA) discounts. Correct? I believe I misunderstood your initial statement. So, your 14,500 in discounts are all from (landscape Ontario/ CNLA)?
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  15. onlythebest

    onlythebest Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Quite ignorant to assume you know better I will find a picture of my build sheet from the really to have it broken down for you.
     
  16. onlythebest

    onlythebest Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    If you want to see the bill of sale to prove what I paid for it let me know.

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  17. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Nice mouth. Did you read my above comment? Your numbers show, you paid 500.00 over invoice minus your (landscape Ontario/ CNLA) discounts.
     
  18. awhip

    awhip Member
    Messages: 45

    I got a '14 6.4 2500 with 3.73. 25000 miles so far. Power is great, fuel economy good. Shifts on the highway but it's a six speed so it's going to with the hills we have, it shifts less at 80 when rpms are 2k
    Hasn't been prefect, rear window leaks, makes a banging noise think it's front trailing arms, dealer won't fix it attributes it to being heavy duty truck and I think I've felt the tranny slip a few times. Other than that its the best truck I've owned!
     
  19. onlythebest

    onlythebest Junior Member
    Messages: 23


    You clearly went and edit that after the fact but ok. Yes 14000 off invoice
     
  20. JustJeff

    JustJeff 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,062

    Yes I did, because as I stated, I misunderstood.