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Old 07-24-2014, 01:11 AM
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Ok so I have an 07 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi Mega Cab SLT with 55,000 miles on her, she's in very good condition and I am constantly getting compliments on it. Now I love the truck but I found a 06 Ram 2500 5.9 Cummins Mega Cab Laramie and I still don't know the mileage on it. Now I'm wondering if I should keep the 5.7 or sell it and get the 5.9. Now the Hemi sits 4" taller then the Cummins but the Cummins is a Laramie with all the options while the SLT is just that and SLT. So I'm not sure what I want to do, and not sure if there is a lot of difference in the gas mileage. So any advice or comments?
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The answer depends on your needs and plans. If you are or will be towing a fairly heavy trailer and particularly in the mountains, the diesel would be the better choice and worth a look. The Cummins should yield somewhat better fuel mileage, but unless you are doing a lot of driving, you may not be able to recoup the additional costs associated with a diesel.
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Yeah, I work on a ranch and as a handyman in constructing so I do a lot of driving and haul my stuff around with me and I tow things here and there but the biggest I haul is a 4 horse trailer. But in the end the diesel has been sold as of last night and I'm still happy with my hemi. Thanks for the comment though
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