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Old 08-24-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default A Summary of Changes Between 2013 & 2014 RAM 1500

Has anyone put together a list of changes between the 2013 and 2014 RAM 1500s? I'm not really talking about color options or the configuration of packages. I am speaking about new standard or available features. Some are mentioned in one thread or another but I was hoping to consolidate.

I am curious because I have a 2013 Limited (2 weeks old today) and just ordered a 2014 Limited yesterday (long story...).

I know of a few changes:

**front park sense assist available
**painted rear park assist sensors (instead of unfinished black on painted bumpers)
**new refrigerant for A/C system (may not be a good change - time will tell)
**new humidity sensor (from a press release)
**new multi speed a/c compressor that cycles high to low rather than on and off (from press release).

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Front parking assist is truly a brilliant idea!

If you've ever parked a car with one, you'll get my drift.
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What exactly is the new AC refrigerant?
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What exactly is the new AC refrigerant?
It's r1234yf. It replaces r134a, which is being phased out because the enviro-hippies don't like it. It breaks down much faster but with supposedly the same effectiveness. The downside is it's currently more expensive, but over time that will shift since it's the new standard. The controversy surrounding it is that it is apparently highly flammable in some applications, but word on the street is Chrysler has worked around this.
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* Parking prawl is stronger in the 8 speed allowing higher tow rating.
* EcoDiesel now available.
* 4.7 phased out.

I had a list somewhere...
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I know this is for 1500's but here are some for the 2500 which has even more changes (and significant ones)
Coil Spring Rear
11.5" rear axle
6.4L Hemi available
3 link front suspension
Higher tow rating 16,290 w/6.4L
50 KSI Frame
18" wheels standard
Available dual alternators on 6.4L (380 amp total)
Front Axle disconnect on 4x4
This is what I know so far, have also heard the interior will be modified to be more 1500 like.
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* Parking prawl is stronger in the 8 speed allowing higher tow rating.
* EcoDiesel now available.
* 4.7 phased out.

I had a list somewhere...
So is the higher tow rating the reason they axed the 3.55 rears? I ordered 3.92 because 3.55s were available and 3.21s had a terribly low tow rating.
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No clue why that was. That's an engineering/product planning meeting. They usually aren't stupid when it comes to that sort of thing.
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So is the higher tow rating the reason they axed the 3.55 rears? I ordered 3.92 because 3.55s were available and 3.21s had a terribly low tow rating.
Did they drop it for all models? I know 3.21 and 3.92 were the only options for a Limited. Honestly I would have preferred the balance of 3.55. Seems like a missed opportunity, but then again maybe the fuel savings between 3.55 and 3.92 was so minuscule it wasn't really necessary.
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They didn't drop the 3.55 all together, I'm getting it in a SLT Big Horn - the Big Horn option package includes the 3.55s.
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