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Old 03-08-2013, 10:06 PM
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.50 more per gallon, higher oil changes, crankcase vent filters, $50.00 fuel filters, and probably a fortune to repair. Not to mention will the "little bit torque" going to quantify what the truck can haul - as far as a weight rating.

Just sold my 2010 CTD. Really like the truck, but maintenance costs and repair costs after warranty are scary. Not to mention, un-chipped it was less than impressive. I have not owned a gas truck since 1997 and now I'm glad to be in one.

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good thing i have a local chevron gas station with diesel is always only 10 cents or less more than reg gas

http://www.oaklandgasprices.com/map_...sid=68314&ft=D

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I just finished reading about what Ford Eco boost lovers think about the new
Ram Pentastar V-6, they did a test run with 2 Rams, both with the ZF 8 speeds, 1 had the 3.21 rear end, the other had the 3.55 rear end & was pulling a weighted horse trailer
It was a long distance test, several steep hill climbs & flat land.
They had done the same general test with 2 Eco boosts.

Over all they were impressed, almost the same MPG, almost the same speeds 0 to 60 & 1/4 mile
The 8 speed impressed them the most

If the diesel does any better, they will have a very impressive Ram
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If pricing is consistent with the Grand Cherokee diesel the upgrade price will be in the neighborhood of $4500. For that price I can get a lot of gas. The break even price on that is quite a long time when you factor in the maintenance.
Not when you factor in the amount that will be recouped in resale. You shold be able to get the premium paid for the diesel back at resale, making all the fuel savings flat out money.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:59 AM
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I am interested in the Diesel 8spd combo, really the reason I am considering the Ram over another F150. I have said for sometime the first to put a Deisel in the 1/2 ton platform would get my serious consideration. I dig the updated/upgraded interior of the Ram and have always like the exterior. The Diesel/8spd combo is the icing on the cake. I can't wait to drive one. Hopefully the engine will be available in a 2wd/4wd (Depending on where career relocates us to next year) CC Sport. I also hope the aftermarket falls in love with this engine and power upgrades become available much like the oil burners in the larger trucks. A good 300hp 500+tq would suit me just fine. I keep cars on average 8-10 years so the durability of the Diesel is very important to me.
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On another note I would love and buy a 6.4L Hemi Ram 1500 and not in SRT format. It should just be an option as much in the tradesmen trim level up to the Laramie. 470 HP would be a welcome addition under my right foot
I have a 2011 SRT-8 Challenger w/cold air induction (530hp & 6-spd manual).
I also have a 2012 1500 5.7L Hemi Ram. I have driven the daylights out of the both of em.
Being the old fart that I am, I could not even imagine having that 6.4L in my 1500. For me, it would be suicide by truck....LOL. But like you, I sure would like to try it out. I imagine it would be something like my 440-powered Swinger but with much better handling, brakes, etc. and modern computer controls....bad ass computer controls would be definitely needed.
Like many others on here, I'm sitting back waiting to see what this new 1/2 ton diesel is all about. If the numbers are right, I'd be interested in trading my '12 1500. Right now, it's just wait & see time and watching the numbers.
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I just finished reading about what Ford Eco boost lovers think about the new
Ram Pentastar V-6, they did a test run with 2 Rams, both with the ZF 8 speeds, 1 had the 3.21 rear end, the other had the 3.55 rear end & was pulling a weighted horse trailer
It was a long distance test, several steep hill climbs & flat land.
They had done the same general test with 2 Eco boosts.

Over all they were impressed, almost the same MPG, almost the same speeds 0 to 60 & 1/4 mile
The 8 speed impressed them the most

If the diesel does any better, they will have a very impressive Ram
And the Fords were pulling a 9000# trailer and the Rams were pulling a 5500# trailer (or was it 6500#?). Same % of GCVR. Still a truly sad comparison test in my mind.
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I am interested in the Diesel 8spd combo, really the reason I am considering the Ram over another F150. I have said for sometime the first to put a Deisel in the 1/2 ton platform would get my serious consideration. I dig the updated/upgraded interior of the Ram and have always like the exterior. The Diesel/8spd combo is the icing on the cake. I can't wait to drive one. Hopefully the engine will be available in a 2wd/4wd (Depending on where career relocates us to next year) CC Sport. I also hope the aftermarket falls in love with this engine and power upgrades become available much like the oil burners in the larger trucks. A good 300hp 500+tq would suit me just fine. I keep cars on average 8-10 years so the durability of the Diesel is very important to me.
I will say after getting my 2012 it's amazing what 2wd is capable in snow with modern traction controls. I've had zero issues this winter and apparently the stock tires on these are terrible in snow.
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I am making due this winter with snow tires and my 2wd F150, of course at 10 years old no traction control or other electronic nannies it is not ideal. It has done well but when the snow gets deeper than 6" it gets very difficult as snow just plows up in front of the front tires and ack as a wheel chock. If we end up going somewhere with regular deep snow it will force me to go 4wd, but I am a lowered truck guy so if we end back up home (Texas) it will be a 2wd with a drop.
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It will depend if they follow through with the diesel option in the Jeep Wrangler. If so, I'll likely just keep my truck since it is still pretty much brand new anyway, and get a Jeep Wrangler diesel to finally properly replace the FJ Cruiser. If not, then I'll be highly tempted.
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