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Old 03-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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Default Buying 4x2 Ram, concerned over tow rating of R/T...

As my first post here, I thought I'd say hello and introduce myself. I've been the Sales Manager for 2 different Chrysler dealers over the past 8 years. No one here needs to sell me on the merits of a Ram...I love them, and at my previous dealership I had several 09+ Rams as demos.

At my new job, I have a demo allowance instead of a demo. I want a RC Ram 4x2, and ideally I'd love an R/T. All of my dealer material claims that the ONLY mechanical difference between an R/T and a Big Horn is the 22s. I assume the 22s are why the tow rating is so low? I imagine if I purchased 4 used 20s to use when towing a car trailer, in theory my towing capacity is the same 9,500 lbs as a Big Horn?

I know its weird for a dealer to ask a question on a forum, but I can't seem to verify this through normal channels. I want the ability to tow an enclosed car trailer that will probably weigh in the 6,000-6,500 lb range...I know R/Ts are limited to 5,100 the way they sit. If anyone has any info or experience with towing with R/Ts, I appreciate the input!
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The R/T has a different torque converter, it doesn't work best for towing, it's also "tuned" for high performance.

The stance really doesn't have much to do with the towing as much as the rear suspension.
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Pretty certain Reg cab short beds are also not the best towing vehicle due to their shortened frame. For towing, Single cab long box RWD is pretty much the best. Balances the weight better with the longer frame and proper weight distribution when loaded.

As DRX said, The torque converter and high performance tune will affect the towing.
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I've seen elsewhere in the forum that the 4.10 gears and higher stall torque converter left the R/T lineup for 2014. The tires and wheels are your limiting factor.
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