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Old 06-26-2013, 10:34 PM
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I'm taking delievery in a few days on my new Ram. I noticed on the ebrochure that there are no tow ratings for quad and crew cab models in 4x4 under the 3.21 8 speed. There is a rating under the 2wd models.
Could it be that the 3.55 is standard on the 4x4 models? First thing I'm doing is looking under the truck when it comes in. I was assuming that I was getting a standard 3.21 axle. I guess a 3.55 would come as a mild surprise if it was on there.
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the Ram brochure and the website do not address the Hemi 8-speed, a 2nd half option to the 2013 trucks.
My Hemi 8-speed 4X4 was built with the 3.21 rear end, the consensus default ratio. All indications at the time I ordered, based on the Hemi 6-speed was that the standard diff would be 3.55.

So expect 3.21 unless you were firm on 3.55s with your order.
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I was expecting the 3.21 because I was after the good gas mileage, and I don't do any towing. Just funny that the brochure listed 2wd tow capacities, and the 4wd's were blank.
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I was expecting the 3.21 because I was after the good gas mileage, and I don't do any towing. Just funny that the brochure listed 2wd tow capacities, and the 4wd's were blank.
Here is the towing guide you are looking for:

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_g...wing.Specs.pdf

This one lists all the 1500 combinations and towing weights.
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Thanks for the chart. I'm wondering if the brochure was printed before the 8 speeds were in production. The chart is helpful.
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