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Old 03-09-2012, 04:21 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hubert NC
Age: 41
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Ram 2500
Trim Level: ST
Color: White
Engine: 1994-2001 488ci (8.0L) LA V10 300 hp 450lb/ft
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I have the 5 speed with the 4.10 gears in the differential, ran 285's for the past year. It runs 60 mph at 2000 rpm, so your highway overdrive is gone with that setup. The engine makes 450lb of torque at 2800 rpm, the curve starts a little over idle, and it pulls all the way up. I get about 10 mpg, I personally would be much happier if the Highway speed was running about 1300-1500 rpms. It's an over drive gear it should drive like one. The truck will pull in 5th without downshifting all the way down to 25mph. I'm going to go with bigger tires in the future, somewhere between a 35 or 38. if I need a creeper gear, it's got a wicked 1st gear, and if I really need it there's always 4 low. Hope this helps.
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