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Old 09-19-2013, 05:10 PM
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Location: Van Alstyne, TX
Age: 29
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Vehicle: '11 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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I have the 3.92 and a Hemi on an '11 Big Horn. I tow 7,000 lbs of Bayliner behind me fairly often, which is pushing my truck nearly 2,000lbs short of its limit. That being said, it tows it without falter or question. My 0-60 time towing it is roughly 17 seconds...so not fast, but enough for most on-ramps. My temps are never that far off from yours, and my coolant temp never gets as high as yours. I end up in the 200-205 range before the beast of a fan kicks in LOL.

To the poster above me: You should get your cooling system checked, a stock truck should never hit 225 degrees unless you are towing up a 7% incline...for 10 miles. Even then, thats about 10-15 deg above what I would consider to be normal towing temps.
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