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Old 09-11-2012, 11:23 PM
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Noob here, can someone list for me the differences in the 1500 and the 2500 Ram? What makes the pulling power difference between the two? Is the 2500 bigger in size? I have the 1500 outdoorsman. Thank you
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A proper 6 speed transmission for one. Otherwise heavier duty suspension and diffs. Size wise, bigger? Well I believe you can get a crew cab with a 6.5 foot box, which the 1500 can't.
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Bigger frame, suspension, diesel option, bigger brakes, heavier truck. I believe no mds on hemi as well.
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Available gear ratio 3.42,3.73,4.10,4.56,solid front axle,leaf springs rear coil front,17" 8 lug wheels, D or E rated LT tires, bigger grill for the bigger rad,short box 6'5", long box 8", reg/quad/crew/mega cabs, VVT Hemi,no MDS
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Available gear ratio 3.42,3.73,4.10,4.56,solid front axle,leaf springs rear coil front,17" 8 lug wheels, D or E rated LT tires, bigger grill for the bigger rad,short box 6'5", long box 8", reg/quad/crew/mega cabs, VVT Hemi,no MDS
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All of the above and better tuning on the engine. 5.7vvt (non-mds) 383hp 407tq. 7 less Hp but my tq peek is about 1000rpm lower. Also less nanny control (tq management, esp, etc.).

The 1500 has a Chrysler 9.25" rear axle rated at around 8k. 2500 has an AAM 9.25 front axle rated almost 10k and an AAM 10.5" Partial Floating rear rated at about 12k. The frame is boxed/hydroformed and the entire drive train is heavy duty.
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