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Old 05-15-2011, 11:53 AM
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I don't have my truck yet but I'm wondering what my towing capacity would be. I have 20 inch rims 3:55 gear ratio 5.7 hemi crew cab. I'm looking to pull around 5000lbs, can this be done with the current set up?
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Yes you'll have no problem with 5000 lbs. If I remember right the standard towing is around 8500 and the max is close to 10,000lbs
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8750 with the crew cab 5.7 3.55, the only thing I cant remember is the 20inch wheels.for some reason I was thinking that those lowered the rating but cant remember for the life of me.
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10050 with the 3.92 and 8500 with the 3.55
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Don't forget to calculate your Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (weight of truck, truck loading, towed item weight) and determine the tongue weight of the towed vehicle.
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Thanks guys. I didn't think it would be as high as 8500lbs, I think I saw that 20inch rims would reduce the capacity by 1000lbs compared to the 17's is that right? I wish I knew this before I ordered my truck.
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Thanks guys. I didn't think it would be as high as 8500lbs, I think I saw that 20inch rims would reduce the capacity by 1000lbs compared to the 17's is that right? I wish I knew this before I ordered my truck.
Here are the Ram spec sheets. Should kill all speculation and dependence upon memory.

http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/201...ammlup1500.pdf

So, if you have 20" tires you reduce your max rated trailer towing weight by 50 pounds.

I used this to select my truck.

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