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Old 07-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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I am interested to know how hard ppl are pushing there rams on a day to day basis because i want to get a new one but i drive my truck pretty hard on a day today and i want to know if the new rams will hold up. I plan on running 35s on the truck and i want to know the tranny will hold also. Im either gonna get a new ram or even possibly a toyota cause i hurd they can take some good abuse. Everyones imput would be great. I dont want to spend a lot on something that will disapoint!!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:32 PM
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Well my 2012 I drive it bat outa hell everyday. And 8000 miles so far not one hiccup. I know not many miles. But since I'm the first to reply on this I thought I would tell you there are no tuners for 2011 or 2012 and probably never will with the ecrypted ecu's. So if you are looking to tune your truck get a low miles 09,10 model
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:51 PM
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Well my 2012 I drive it bat outa hell everyday. And 8000 miles so far not one hiccup. I know not many miles. But since I'm the first to reply on this I thought I would tell you there are no tuners for 2011 or 2012 and probably never will with the ecrypted ecu's. So if you are looking to tune your truck get a low miles 09,10 model
I was looking at the 10 and thanks for the info. Keep me posted on how its running!
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well so far I've pretty much put my r/t sideways through every intersection and I try to pass every car on the road that isn't doing 15-20 over the speed limit and my ram is taking the beating with a big stupid smile on its face. Of course it only has 1100 miles on it so far but in the couple years i've worked as a chrysler tech I can say I haven't really worked on too many rams.
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i have 39k kms on my '11 and floor and take corners and drive like a stole it all the time. She likes like it like that.
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I never drive my over 35mph. It is holding up just fine, TYVM
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9k on my 2012 and it runs great. I drive it pretty hard on occasion,but I'm really good when it comes to maintenance.
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I do NOT have the capacity to drive like a responsible law abiding citizen, that said I drive the piss out of everything I get behind the wheel of. Four cylinders have no chance in hell surviving under my foot, a few sixes have survived (2002 Explorer Sport 4.0 is tough as they come and Fords straight 300 is indestructable). I am a retired mechanic of 35 years and I do not believe in break-in periods, I am meticulous about service and maintainence though. My new Express just clicked 1000 miles and probally more than half have been with the petal flat footed. I think its a pretty good made/engineered truck, the ride quality is unreal and the cabin is whisper quiet. I have been brand loyal to Ford for the past 10+ vechicles but I think I have been converted, at least until Ford can match Dodge in warranty. LOVE my Ram!
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good to know guys im one of the guys who burn rubber all the time and love putting the truck sideways and my trucks see the dirt so i hope to hear more good news from you guys!
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