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willypct 05-02-2013 03:11 PM

1500 pentastar owners..your opinion so far?
 
I will be test driving a crew cab 1500 with the pentastar this Saturday. If I like how they ride
And they offer me a good deal, then i will be trading it for my 08 crew cab taco.
I will like to know from those of you who owned one...what are your likes and dislikes?
How has it been treating you so far? Any regrets? Is the mpg really that good?

plumcrazy73 05-02-2013 03:41 PM

get the 3.55's and lsd is what i will say. i got the lsd, settled for the 3.21's. not bad but would have liked the 3.55's better. but it is not underpowered and gets good gas milage, 18-20 city and 24-27 highway or so. (hand calculated on both) .

if your planning on towing alot or hauling alot then the v6 may not be for you. but for alot if not most then honestly the v6 is plenty of power for everyday use or lighter towing, 3.55s are good for like 6k towing, mine with 3.21 is good for 4500ish towing and 1600 hauling.

I love my truck. I have the uconnect 5.0 and it is great for me. no it does not have nav, my phone does so i am good. I have the big horn equipment group.

I would recommend the cd player if you think you may end up buying a cd and wanting to pop it in the truck.

ramaries 05-02-2013 03:51 PM

Not a lot of history to choose so we have to research them make a decision whether right or wrong. I have a perfectly good FORD 5.4 that gets 14-16 mpg and I am tired of paying out so much for fuel. Therefore I am trying the V6 Dodge.
I love my pentastar RAM outdoorsman! Unfortunately this opinion is based solely on research as I will not be picking mine up until next week! HA HA

Do at minimum get the lsd.

arietem 05-02-2013 06:01 PM

I hope to be adding to the V6/8spd history soon .. Ram and the dealer tell me that my truck ships on the 5th .. I hear that by the 2nd week of this month I'll be driving it.
I'll report on all aspects .. I am awaiting to see if I get the 3.55 that I ordered and paid about $50 or if I get the 3.21s ... Reports will follow ...

willypct 05-02-2013 06:54 PM

lsd?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by plumcrazy73 (Post 1087220)
get the 3.55's and lsd is what i will say. i got the lsd, settled for the 3.21's. not bad but would have liked the 3.55's better. but it is not underpowered and gets good gas milage, 18-20 city and 24-27 highway or so. (hand calculated on both) .

if your planning on towing alot or hauling alot then the v6 may not be for you. but for alot if not most then honestly the v6 is plenty of power for everyday use or lighter towing, 3.55s are good for like 6k towing, mine with 3.21 is good for 4500ish towing and 1600 hauling.

I love my truck. I have the uconnect 5.0 and it is great for me. no it does not have nav, my phone does so i am good. I have the big horn equipment group.

I would recommend the cd player if you think you may end up buying a cd and wanting to pop it in the truck.

Excuse my ignorance. .what's the lsd?

rango88 05-02-2013 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willypct (Post 1087411)
Excuse my ignorance. .what's the lsd?

Limited Slip differential

dodgeitri 05-02-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willypct (Post 1087201)
I will be test driving a crew cab 1500 with the pentastar this Saturday. If I like how they ride
And they offer me a good deal, then i will be trading it for my 08 crew cab taco.
I will like to know from those of you who owned one...what are your likes and dislikes?
How has it been treating you so far? Any regrets? Is the mpg really that good?

My step father works for a Dodge dealership and told me they have been having a lot of issues with the heads on the penstar engines. I ended up going with the Hemi

v6guy 05-02-2013 08:17 PM

Hey man ive had mine for 3 weeks amd love it. Ihave 355 gears and no lsd. It jas good power and in no way does it feel under power. I usually average 10.2 liters per 100kms but have gotten it down to 8.4 liters per 100kms once or twice. I only wish it shifted a little quicker after you put your foot to the floor to pass or when climbing a hill after it downshifts it seems to take a while to level back out. You wont regret it

ramaries 05-02-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgeitri (Post 1087436)
My step father works for a Dodge dealership and told me they have been having a lot of issues with the heads on the penstar engines. I ended up going with the Hemi

Allegedly this has been ironed out per something I read not per any type of real knowledge. They have a lot of these engines out there.

plumcrazy73 05-02-2013 09:38 PM

when you go pick it up, don't take it if it has 3.21's would be my advice


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