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Old 09-06-2013, 12:36 AM
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Great replies guys! I really appreciate the detailed replies. I've been talking to the largest dealer in state whose owner and I have a mutual friend so they are trying to get me some friends and family pricing...allegedly!

On topic, I am a bit old school and was thinking the old "no replacement for displacement" adage. The PW will be my daily driver and will see a lot of highway miles, so the little bits for mileage would be appreciated. My 1/2 has a 3.92 and I get 13-14mpg (hand calculated) and I've never had a lick of problems with my MDS...but I am pretty regimented about tow/haul for a good load and on mine it has always disabled it.

Regardless, when I drop the hammer off road, or tow the ole flatbed or stock trailer, or haul fire wood I need the capability to be there otherwise we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation. Now that I think about it how I survived on my awful Goodyear HPs for 30k miles is beyond me...I think I must have avoided everything and mentally blocked it...anyhow, I digress.

I've never ponied up and actually bought a tuner for my Ram, I chipped my old GMC eons ago, but haven't done anything like that since. Exhaust, CAI, maybe a level if the rake is too drastic for me...that's probably it. In fact the PW is only on the list because of the fact it comes with a little bit of factory lift, decent tires (though admittedly not my favorites) and the lockers. The sway bar disconnect is cool, the winch is GREAT, but I'll be honest with myself and say the winch will see minimal use (since I have decent tires) and probably the sway bar disconnect even more so since I'm not a rock crawler (unless I misunderstand all its uses).

Is it true the '14 will ONLY have 4.10s? That's a huge deal because unless they re-gear the tranny specifically for the PW the HP from the 6.4L will ALL be smoke and mirrors.
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