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Old 05-02-2012, 08:35 AM
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Vehicle: '11 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew 4x4
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Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Hello there! I love my 4.7, wouldn't trade it for a Hemi...Ok, thats probably a lie, all things equal, there is no equal to the Hemi .

But for what it is, the 4.7 is a beast. 330 ft lbs? from a 287 small block? My dad's ram got 250 out of a 360. Times have changed, you will continue to see smaller engines with larger power numbers.

The way I see it, If I can't tow it with my 4.7, I should probably be looking at a 3/4 ton, not just a Hemi.

I demand stellar fuel economy (for a full size truck) as well, and I get it, frequently. However, you do have to realize that it is a 6,000lb truck, so 20mpg city just isnt going to happen. That said, 20mpg hwy is very doable. I have almost 70k on my truck now, and she hasnt gotten that many miles by giving me crap for gas mileage. LOL
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