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tonyclark 01-24-2013 02:55 AM

How To Drive This Thing Ram 1500 Express Best 0-60
Hey Guys,

I have tried my best to get the best 0-60 out of my brand new 2012 ram express 1500 .

i tried it in d , then in manuel 1st , then with tow haul & traction .

the best that i ran was 6.8 , this seems kinda slow for me because i seen
all over the web people claiming there doing a'lot quicker stock .

so i don't know if that's bs or if i just hit on a slow truck ?

i would really appreciate all your guy's help because this is itching me like crazy !

Here Are All The Details For My Truck

2012 Ram 1500 Express
Regular Cab with 5.7 Hemi
2wd with six speed tranny
Los Angeles Ca , Weather = 75
Brand New With 300 Miles When Tested
91 Octane Gas
100% stock

htownrock 01-24-2013 05:48 PM

do u have the dilablo tuner?if not how are u getting ur o to 60 time?MY reg cab with 93 tune and 355 gear is getting 5.9 sec trac control on take off in drive and launch at 1600 rpms

tonyclark 01-24-2013 09:15 PM

Hi Htownrock ,

Thanks for the response , I do not have a tuner & I used a stop watch .

What year is your truck & how many miles ?

The reason I ask is maybe my truck will get faster after
It breaks in , I only have 400 miles on it now .

JCummings 01-25-2013 10:41 AM


That time does seem a bit slow. I am not so sure a stop watch will give you perfect results so that may be a part of the issue. My best results are done with traction control off. I launch at idle (so I don't spin off the line) with the transmission in 2nd (the truck will automatically shift to second anyhow). I will run second gear all the way to about 6,300 rpms then upshift to 2nd prime. I will do the same for 2nd prime, 6,300 rpm then shift to third 3. The speed limiter kicks in shortly after this. Hope this helps.

Grubrunner 01-25-2013 10:47 AM

Are you runing 91 Octane Gas for time purposes or do you regularly use that grade?

candy08 01-25-2013 03:18 PM

That seems about right for a stock one i would think. Get you some mods! I can run 6 flat on 37s with a canned 87 tune....

tonyclark 01-25-2013 09:14 PM

THanks for all your guys input , but I feel like I just got a slow one !

I'll wait untill I get a few thousand miles on it and then hopefully
I'll break it in !!

If that don't work I'll disconnect the bettery & do thy pedal trick and
If all els fails I'll take it to the dealer and do a PCM flash .

I think 6.8 2 60 Is slow for a regular cab with hemi .

I had plans for all tue bolt Ons and chip but if this truck
Is just a slow one then I'm not gonna bother .

It's a bad start & no fun !!

1hotkadota 01-27-2013 08:54 AM

91 octane is really slowing you down. Your truck is designed for 89 octane and a slower burning 91 is not helping your cause at all.

Second, your truck is new. Give it a few thousand miles and you will get faster.

Couldn't hurt to recalibrate your peddle like you said. I've noticed it makes a difference every now and then.

chefred112 02-01-2013 06:31 PM

first I heard that one step octane would hurt...I beg to differ..

hydrex 02-01-2013 07:12 PM

Get it to the track, see what your 60' times are. If you can hit 2.0sec or better and break into the 14's in the quarter mile, your doing fine. Gotta get it broken in also. My truck weighs 5985 lbs at the track with my ass in it and I spray a 100 shot and I've never broken the 2 sec barrier in 60'. Line up against someone else with a truck like yours at the track, bet your truck runs just fine.

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