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Old 07-15-2013, 05:13 PM
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you have to take the good with the bad
if you use your 2500 for pulling a trailer, then you have the best rear end ratio
if you didn't pull the trailer, different rear end ratio would give you better mileage

I have a 2009 Ram SLT fully loaded, HEMI, 3.55 ratio rear end, curb weight was 5300 pounds
i always have heavy tools & tool boxes in the bed, bringing the driving weight up to 6300 pounds
i get 17.4 MPG highway

the truck below is a diesel & he gets 24 mpg highway !!



this is his Sons truck

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