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Old 03-27-2016, 09:35 AM
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Long story short looking at a neer truck currently have an 11 Laramie with 60k on it. Having issues with the 5 spd so it's going. I'm looking at a 2015 2500 diesel. Test drove ito and I liked it alot it has 30k on it. I also saw a 2014 longhorn with 18k for the same price...kinda torn cause I'm used to the leather Ectaco but in the long run I'm not sure I do tow not super heavy but long er distance so less wear and tear would be nice
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What do you tow weight wise? It must be pretty stout to kill your tranny in only 60,000 miles
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Unless you tow over 5000 pounds 2 or 3 days a week on a regular basis it's not really worth getting the 2500

It's also not worth getting the diesel if you're going to trade it in with less than 75,000 miles on the clock.
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If they made an 8 ft bed on a fifteen hundred with a crew cab that would have some merit
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If they made an 8 ft bed on a fifteen hundred with a crew cab that would have some merit
You would weight out on that so fast the extra space wouldn't be worth it. I'm not sure I know of anybody who has cubed out their CC 6.4 due to payload.
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Turbo diesel! Strip off dpf, cat, regen and egr and the tune to unleash over 500 horsepowers!!!!!! Then add big turbo and injectors to unleash stupid levels of power!


Least that is what I would do.........
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If your looking to tow heavy loads. Go with the Cummins. If not, consider the ECO D in the 1500. It will tow as much if not more than the Hemi. And blow the Hemi away with mpg.. Tom
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If your looking to tow heavy loads. Go with the Cummins. If not, consider the ECO D in the 1500. It will tow as much if not more than the Hemi. And blow the Hemi away with mpg.. Tom
Actually the EcoDiesel doesn't tow as much since the extra weight cuts more out of the GVWR and GCWR. It only has 10 more lb-ft, but has 155 less HP. It will get much better mileage though
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Actually the EcoDiesel doesn't tow as much since the extra weight cuts more out of the GVWR and GCWR. It only has 10 more lb-ft, but has 155 less HP. It will get much better mileage though
Ecodiesel is a much better comparison to the 4.7L in terms of capacity but again, will beat the hell out of it in mileage.
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Lol well the Hemi will beat the 4.7 in mileage
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