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Factory Spec: 3.6-liter V6 engine - 305 horsepower, 265 lb-ft of torque.


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3.21 2WD 14 13.73%
3.21 4x4 29 28.43%
3.55 2WD 15 14.71%
3.55 4x4 44 43.14%
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:18 PM
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Just curious as to what gear ratio you chose for you Pentastar Ram. Feel free to say why, how the mpgs are and how you like the power(acceleration, hauling or empty), and regular QC or CC.
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Crew cab 4x4 3.55. Averages around 12l/100km mixed driving.
When the wind stops blowing late summer it gets a bit better.
Does not have the "low rolling resistance" oem tires either
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Power and acceleration is adequate. I drive a hemi truck (signature pic) on a regular basis so I do notice the power deficiency a bit. Without me driving the hemi all week I doubt I'd notice it. Only place I find it real noticeable is passing power.

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4x2 crew cab 4x2 3.55 8-speed
In general driving city driving this vehicle feels very powerful, compares favorably to my old 1996 5.7 V8 Tahoe. In comparison, the Ram doesn't want to move much when you move the foot off the brake, and I find it a bit difficult to hit the gas pedal just right for a quick takeoff with modest acceleration. I also have a problem slowly braking to a stop (will post separately on that).
Test trip: drove 70 miles on flat ground, freeway only, with speed set to 60 mph; got 30 mpg.
Vacation trip: 150 miles uphill (7000 ft rise) mostly freeway with 10 miles poor gravel roads, then back down again to origin. Freeway speeds were somewhat above the posted 65, gravel road speed about 20. Drove cautiously but spiritedly, accelerating and braking with the traffic flow. Got 19.5 mpg on the way up, 26.4 on the way down. The 8 gears optimize driving up to about 60 mph; the instant mpg display tends to drop significantly when speed is increased from 60 to 70. Even when going uphill at 6% or 7% slope, power never seemed to be lacking, although engine noise became significant (on flat ground this vehicle is very very quiet). Only briefly did I engage the "tow" button: It raises engine rpm significantly and caused a big drop in mpg. I imagine that if one tows a significant load, one needs to get used to engine drone and poor gas mileage. Although this vehicle is rated to tow over 7000 lbs, I have no plans to tow. I guess the 5.7 hemi would be a better choice for a quiet cabin with a heavy trailer. Even if I will tow occasionally, I'll be happier with the V6 saving me gas when not towing.
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Its a highway cruiser for me - CC, 2WD, 3.21. After breakin, I get 25.5mpg at 70mph, uphill, downhill, whatever on the interstate. I once got 27.9mpg going from kingman, AZ to Albuquerque. Its turned out to be just what I wanted.
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Needed 3.55 for towing.
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4x4 regular cab, 3.21. Need it for commute, although I did use the truck to carry a load stone (1,200lb) for 20 miles, and the power is always there when I need it.

I am averaging 24.7 mpg, it a 40 mph back road commute with few stops.
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4x2 Quad cab, 3.21 have not towed yet, plenty of power for me, love the 8 spd, averaged 23mpg on a trip from Baton Rouge to Okeechobee, FL and back including around town driving while there total approx 2000 miles started trip with only 1200 miles on the truck.
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4x4 - CC - 3.55

Almost 1.5 year, 45K km (28K mi), used as commute daily driver, yearly mpg average is 12l/100km (19 mpg), which is pretty good considering half a year is spent in winter conditions with winter blend gas (not very efficient)...

Towing is decent too, but starts to suffer nearing the 5K lbs mark, as MPG will decrease drastically, by half in my case. Still very satisfied overall, comfy ride and good looking...
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I have the 2014 Tradesman 2WD V6 8 spd automatic and there is nothing on the window sticker telling me what gear ratio I have so what would be the standard without an option?

Interesting the hp and torque are almost identical to my 2013 Mustang V6.

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I got the 3.55 regular. I really wish I had the LSD....
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