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Old 08-07-2013, 11:37 PM
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i will wait to how our ram 2014 owners rate the truck.
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This C&D article has been on my mind over the past few days. I see a pattern in the media and it has a rotten smell.

I find it remarkable that The new updated Ram is released in 2013 and it is declared the "truck of the year."
C&D does a comparison test of the top 3 trucks and the Ram comes in dead last but the newly released Chevy comes in first.
Anyone smell a rat? Talk about duplicity, manipulation and misdirection. I am now of the opinion that the magazines are producing worthless reviews that are controlled by the advertisers. Next year the new F150 is to be released. I guarantee you that the F150 will be declared the 'truck of the year."

Welcome to the manipulation and bad faith of the American media both in politics and in the Automotive industry. This is the result of a country where ethics have been discarded in exchange for short term greedy gain.
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The 3.21 rear gears explain nothing to your point. With the 8 speed tranny, first gear (4.69) is actually considerably lower (more torque multiplication) than a 6 speed first gear (3.00) with a 3.92 rear. The 3.21 rear with 8 speed is the hot set up for power and fuel economy ....at least on paper. This truck test shows the Ram not to be very efficient.


So as you can plainly see, the 8 speed auto is far superior to any 6 speed for torque multiplication. So how the Ram Longhorn was so slow is a mystery to me.

Note: It goes without saying, that for maximum power and towing at the EXPENSE of fuel economy, the 3.92 rear with the 8 speed auto produces more absolute power than the 3.21 equipped vehicle.
That was my point. 3.92 with 8 spd would have been much quicker. The others in the test had higher gears also, so I supposed it was a fair comparison. The fully-loaded, and most expensive Laramie Longhorn was also the heaviest pig in this test.

Whatever is "new" will typically win. I can pretty much guarantee the Silverado/Sierra will win MT Truck of the Year. I don't really care what anyone says, I'd still pick a ram over any.
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I don't care what any magazine says, I love my Ram. My new 2013 is a better truck than my 2010 & since I'm the one stroking the check who cares. I haven't read the article nor do I plan too because I've already made my purchase but it may be a testament to how good the 2014 Chevy is? Anyway for the Ram to go from truck of the year to dead last is fishy to say the least. It is what it is, it isn't the first time Dodge has been dead last & I'm sure it won't be the last. Competition between mfrs is good for all of us, who knows what my next truck will be but I do know it will be a better product than the last!
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