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Old 08-31-2013, 11:48 PM
SM259 SM259 is offline
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I also wanted the 3.55 axle ratio and it makes absolutely no sense why the axle is offered in the lower model Ram's with the Hemi but not in the Laramie. It looks like it will be offered with the diesel later this year as well, when it becomes available. I have been dealing with this since Feb, 2013 when I ordered a 2013 Ram 1500 CC Laramie 4X4 with the 8 speed and 3.55 axle. During the order, it actually showed the 3.55 axle was standard and the 3.21 axle was nowhere to be seen on the order form. I learned after the truck was built and waiting to be shipped that it was actually built with a 3.21 axle. (Lots of people in that boat!) Management from Chrysler got involved and after it was determined the axles couldn't be swapped at the factory, they cloned my order and built me a new truck with the 3.55 axle in 3 days. That portion of my dealing with Chrysler was awesome and they were very responsive. Unfortunately, the truck arrived damaged and both passenger side doors had to be re-painted. The repair was unsatisfactory, so I didn't take delivery on the second order. Now, I have a 2014 Ram 1500 cc 4x4 Laramie on order (my last try) and I'm back where I started-no 3.55 axle. I too ended up ordering the 3.92 axle as the tow capacity with the 3.21 axle is too low. The 3.92's will tow about 4,000 pounds more than the 3.21. I am a little puzzled why the Ram 1500 with the Hemi/6 speed transmission and 3.55 gears tows 2,000 pounds (8450 lbs) more than a Hemi/8 speed with 3.21 gears (6400 lbs)?

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