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Old 03-23-2013, 04:34 PM
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Hi everyone I am a newbie to the fourms,I just purchased a 1996 2500 short bed 5.9 manual 5 speed and drove it back to IL from MI. pulling a 2010 chrsyler town-country and this thing is a slug on upper half of the throttle. It was hard pressed to run 65 MPH. This being my frist Ram for years is this normal for this truck?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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In OD...yes. Very much so.
I'd say for a 17 year old truck with goodness knows how many miles on it pulling a 4k plus van on a trailer you did ok.
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Towing in OD is not a great idea, auto or stick.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:21 PM
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The truck has 125,000 miles on it.
Is there anything I can do to help it?
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Just a heavy truck with an under-powered engine. Same engine design for 40 years, but with the right amount of love, you can bring a few of the old horses back.
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