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Old 11-29-2011, 02:49 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Brandon, MB
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Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 21
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

with Rutger34. The Cummins NEEDS to be worked, and worked hard, or it will kill you in maintenance in the long run. If you are regularly pulling trailers up to 5000Lb, the Hemi is all you need. If your pulling 8000Lbs plus all the time, the Cummins is the way to go.....better if you always pull the trailer up hill.

You will never get the Hemi to meet/exceed the Cummins in Loaded MPG, but the cost saving of the Hemi and reduced maintenance cost will far offset this additional fuel cost.

Also, if you want to idle it a lot, stay away from the Cummins. Times have changed, and the gas engine can handle idling much better then the diesel....although it is not good for either one; and not necessary. Idling more than 3 minutes is strictly for the comfort of the human.

Enjoy the Z!
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Interested in one of my mods?
If it's underlined, it's a link to that mods thread.

2010 Ram 1500 Hemi Sport, 3.92, Leather, NAV, Alpine, Sunroof, Trailer tow, Brake Contoller, Rear Cam
Mods - 3M clear protect, Decals removed, Electric Tailgate Lock, Tow Hooks, Skid Plates, Bed Rug, Pace Edwards Bedlocker Electric Tonneau, Timbren Rear SES, Tinted Tail Lights, Debadged, Grill Blacked Out, Shorty Antenna, Black Chromed Emblems, Lightly tinted front windows, DS Predator, Cabin Air Filter, K&N Drop In, Mufflex (Magnaflo) DOD24M, Sonnax line pressure booster, Volant CAI

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