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Old 08-06-2012, 10:15 PM
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I have to say I have driven alot of Ram and Ford diesel's at work and they seemed ok , I always like the gas motors more, until we got a F250 in trade that had a tune and little gauge on the pillar. it was like driving a completely different vehicle. All I have to say is why don't they come like that from the factory, after driving that it was almost enough to make me take my RAM 1500 back and see if they had a 2500. Maybe the next truck will be a diesel.
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Hook a 9500 lb trailer up to both of 'em -- or put 5200 lbs. of concrete cylinders in the back (pic below) of both and try it again I know my '98.5 will out-pull a V-10 -- and get double the fuel mileage doing it.
No doubt the HD diesel trucks are monsters and with a little work they fly. I know a guy with a built Duramax that is quicker than his Z06 Vette. Guess I raced a stocker...either way it was fun.

I honestly think my truck would snap in half if I put 5200 lbs in the bed.
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I honestly think my truck would snap in half if I put 5200 lbs in the bed.
LOL !! Well, the reason I ordered a 2500 with every heavy-duty option Dodge made was to be able to carry or tow anything I'd ever need to & I got those concrete cylinders unexpectedly. I'd been getting 70-75 / day as the company that tests 'em puts 'em out & happened to meet a guy who was the crane operator @ a building going up in downtown Charlotte. He said they had a bunch of 'em up on a higher floor they wanted to get rid of & if I'd come by on Sunday he'd & lower 'em down with the crane. They weigh 30-35 lbs. each & the wood box just happened to be up there.

Tip for y'all -- every time you pour a concrete floor in a commercial building the concrete coming out of the truck is tested -- a guy in a van comes out with 6" diameter by 12" tall plastic sleeves & 6 of 'em are filled from concrete coming down the chute. They're taken back to the testing co. & put in a "moisture room" for 28 days for the concrete to cure, then the sleeves are removed & the cylinders are put in a hydraulic press -- if they don't break @ 4000 lbs. the concrete passes the test -- if they do break, you get to jackhammer the floor up & start all over again! But if that happens the concrete co. has to pay for it as they have to guarantee that what you get is 4000 lb. psi per building code. The cylinders that don't break have done their job & there's no more use for 'em so they put 'em out for anyone to haul off -- and I used them to build a shoreline on a lakefront lot -- they are "approved shoreline material" & better yet they're free!

Every day I was picking up 2100-2600 lbs. of 'em, all that were put out, but when the crane operator said come by on Sunday & get ours, I had no idea how many they had. They put about 120 of 'em in that big wood box & lowered it down into the back of my truck with the crane, then said there's more, so what you don't see in the photo are more of 'em stacked around the box inside the bed for a total of 174 & going by 30 lb. each, that's about 5200 lbs. -- it could have been more 'cause they can weigh 35 lbs. each!

But that was the point of getting the 2500 with every heavy-duty option there was INCLUDING the diesel engine -- so I could do things like that & not worry about the truck's ability to handle it -- I did take it easy on the way up to the lake, but you'll notice the rear bumper didn't go lower than the front! The truck's rated for about 3000 lbs. in the bed, but I already know it'll handle a lot more & I have never gotten the back end to sit down lower than the front!

Friend of mine riding in the truck the other day commented that the truck probably accelerates as fast loaded as it does empty & it does -- the diesel has so much torque that loads don't really affect it. I dove semis years ago & pretty much the same thing is true with them -- a heavy load will slow you down going up a long hill, but on flat ground it doesn't matter -- you can go as fast loaded as you can empty -- it just takes a lot longer to stop !!!

And I have done some stoplight-to-stoplight "drag racing" against gasoline engine trucks when both the other guy's truck & mine were pulling a construction trailer with a backhoe or something else heavy like that, or a travel trailer. No contest there -- the diesel just walks away from 'em -- Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Hemi, 460, V-10, any of 'em. The only thing that will outrun a diesel pickup with a heavy load is another diesel. And the worst fuel mileage I've gotten was 15.6.
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There's always someone faster...but a kill is a kill.
I've been killed in my F250 a few times...usually buy something with a 6 digit price tag but it's worth a loss to watch those Italian sports cars hammer on it.
New Camaros, Mustangs and Vette's are a walk in the park....it helps when there's a 900+ RWHP twin turbo Cummins under the hood.
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LOL !! Well, the reason I ordered a 2500 with every heavy-duty option Dodge made was to be able to carry or tow anything I'd ever need to & I got those concrete cylinders unexpectedly. I'd been getting 70-75 / day as the company that tests 'em puts 'em out & happened to meet a guy who was the crane operator @ a building going up in downtown Charlotte. He said they had a bunch of 'em up on a higher floor they wanted to get rid of & if I'd come by on Sunday he'd & lower 'em down with the crane. They weigh 30-35 lbs. each & the wood box just happened to be up there.

Tip for y'all -- every time you pour a concrete floor in a commercial building the concrete coming out of the truck is tested -- a guy in a van comes out with 6" diameter by 12" tall plastic sleeves & 6 of 'em are filled from concrete coming down the chute. They're taken back to the testing co. & put in a "moisture room" for 28 days for the concrete to cure, then the sleeves are removed & the cylinders are put in a hydraulic press -- if they don't break @ 4000 lbs. the concrete passes the test -- if they do break, you get to jackhammer the floor up & start all over again! But if that happens the concrete co. has to pay for it as they have to guarantee that what you get is 4000 lb. psi per building code. The cylinders that don't break have done their job & there's no more use for 'em so they put 'em out for anyone to haul off -- and I used them to build a shoreline on a lakefront lot -- they are "approved shoreline material" & better yet they're free!

Every day I was picking up 2100-2600 lbs. of 'em, all that were put out, but when the crane operator said come by on Sunday & get ours, I had no idea how many they had. They put about 120 of 'em in that big wood box & lowered it down into the back of my truck with the crane, then said there's more, so what you don't see in the photo are more of 'em stacked around the box inside the bed for a total of 174 & going by 30 lb. each, that's about 5200 lbs. -- it could have been more 'cause they can weigh 35 lbs. each!

But that was the point of getting the 2500 with every heavy-duty option there was INCLUDING the diesel engine -- so I could do things like that & not worry about the truck's ability to handle it -- I did take it easy on the way up to the lake, but you'll notice the rear bumper didn't go lower than the front! The truck's rated for about 3000 lbs. in the bed, but I already know it'll handle a lot more & I have never gotten the back end to sit down lower than the front!

Friend of mine riding in the truck the other day commented that the truck probably accelerates as fast loaded as it does empty & it does -- the diesel has so much torque that loads don't really affect it. I dove semis years ago & pretty much the same thing is true with them -- a heavy load will slow you down going up a long hill, but on flat ground it doesn't matter -- you can go as fast loaded as you can empty -- it just takes a lot longer to stop !!!

And I have done some stoplight-to-stoplight "drag racing" against gasoline engine trucks when both the other guy's truck & mine were pulling a construction trailer with a backhoe or something else heavy like that, or a travel trailer. No contest there -- the diesel just walks away from 'em -- Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Hemi, 460, V-10, any of 'em. The only thing that will outrun a diesel pickup with a heavy load is another diesel. And the worst fuel mileage I've gotten was 15.6.
Racing with a heavy load, about the dumbest thing you can do on the road!!!!!!!!!! Grow up dude!
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Racing with a heavy load, about the dumbest thing you can do on the road!!!!!!!!!! Grow up dude!
Can't really call it drag racing (which is why I put it in quotes) when all you're doing is seeing if you can get going from a stoplight with a trailer, etc. better than the other guy, but if ya got any "hot rod" in ya it's a natural thing to do. And if I were to act my age I'd be a "couch potato" or hobbling around on a cane, not developing property.
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Can't really call it drag racing (which is why I put it in quotes) when all you're doing is seeing if you can get going from a stoplight with a trailer, etc. better than the other guy, but if ya got any "hot rod" in ya it's a natural thing to do. And if I were to act my age I'd be a "couch potato" or hobbling around on a cane, not developing property.
Fair enough Jr, you just see so many other drivers that don't know their limits. And I completely understand that "hot rod illness" you speak of.
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lol me and my buddy with his 06 cummins raced from a 60 to 90. i was pulling my 6x10 trailer with my brute on it, he had a 5x8 with a quad in the trailer and in his bed. i beat him by a truck to 90 but after that he pulled on me bad
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I ran my buddies 06 dodge quad cab 4x4 cummins with a ppe 225hp tuner, turbo back 5" exhaust, cai, silver bullet turbo, and he also has a built ats trans and I can walk him from a dig all the way to speed limiter, diesels are VERY quick but the are also VERY heavy. He tried spooling, different tunes, but still no chance, Ive done the same thing to some unexpecting power strokes and duramaxs to...
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lol me and my buddy with his 06 cummins raced from a 60 to 90. i was pulling my 6x10 trailer with my brute on it, he had a 5x8 with a quad in the trailer and in his bed. i beat him by a truck to 90 but after that he pulled on me bad
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I ran my buddies 06 dodge quad cab 4x4 cummins with a ppe 225hp tuner, turbo back 5" exhaust, cai, silver bullet turbo, and he also has a built ats trans and I can walk him from a dig all the way to speed limiter, diesels are VERY quick but the are also VERY heavy. He tried spooling, different tunes, but still no chance, Ive done the same thing to some unexpecting power strokes and duramaxs to...
If 14.8 is what you run...your buddy has issues. I have more mods than your buddy but I also run deep 11's at 7600 lbs in a 2wd truck. Him launching in 4wd alone would destroy your truck....it's just the way it is.
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