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Old 07-01-2013, 09:24 AM
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I picked up a 2012 2500 Longhorn Crew with a short bed. Last truck was a '05 2500 longbed SLT
I ended up buying after market tow mirrors since this one only had the street mirrors. These pull out instead of flip up. They are smaller mirror surface and have no heat, directionals or under mirror lights.
I find Im not as comfortable with the smaller mirrors and want to go to a OEM tow mirror which two dealers told me I cant get. Whats the issue with that? can some direct me to where I can get them?
2nd, is this truck softer or what? It feels like it is not as tough and strong as my last one?
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I believe the dealers you spoke with are incorrect, OEM tow mirrors are available although pretty pricey. As to your second question, Ram has taken steps to make the ride more comfortable at least in the 1500, so perhaps that is the difference you notice. Still a very capable truck.
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I picked up a 2012 2500 Longhorn Crew with a short bed. Last truck was a '05 2500 longbed SLT
I ended up buying after market tow mirrors since this one only had the street mirrors. These pull out instead of flip up. They are smaller mirror surface and have no heat, directionals or under mirror lights.
I find Im not as comfortable with the smaller mirrors and want to go to a OEM tow mirror which two dealers told me I cant get. Whats the issue with that? can some direct me to where I can get them?
2nd, is this truck softer or what? It feels like it is not as tough and strong as my last one?
TIA
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Yea I agree the trucks have started to lose there manly touch.. Last "tough" truck they made was in 02 when they still had solid axle front ends not this ifs junk.. They are nice trucks but far to much built for the city people.. Some days I regret buying my truck but I suppose this is the way of the world now a days so we just gonna have to deal with it. Now they got all this fancy air ride and grille vents and turn knob shifter.. It makes me sick
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These should be about half the cost you would pay at the dealer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-DO...044dff&vxp=mtr
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I replaced my chrome full option mirrors, with the optional mirror offered in 2012. It's chrome, (I think there was all black version) folds flat, mirror rotates vertical for towing has all options except auto dimming. Ordered it from RTPartsco.
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These should be about half the cost you would pay at the dealer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-DO...044dff&vxp=mtr
Good deal on those. I picked up my aftermarket tow mirrors in chrome for $400 shipped. They are out there and look and function as OEM.
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Thank you Guys! all info greatly appreciated! Has anyone found a cure for the poor fuel economy? I used to get 14.6 towing 22 on the hwy without towing now, 10.6 towing and 13 on the hwy.
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Here is a thread where a guy bought some pretty cheap from Rock Auto complete with the puddle lamps and turn signals.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....rors+rock+auto

I take it you have the Hemi. Yeah, the MPGs suck. I get the same as you driving like a grandma, was expecting better than that. Figured at least 15-16. No such luck. People claim higher but they must be looking at the Lie O Meter instead of actual hand calculations.
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