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well i finally did it and got rid of my hemi sport. its been a long regretful 5 months, but were comfy. back to the big boy cummins i go. 2012 larimie cummins 800 HO. :smileup:
 

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it was to under powered for what i needed it to do. and it wasnt nearly as good on fuel as my 09 6.7 was.heck the only perk i could find with the 1500 was the ride. if it had a cummins option for 1/2 like they been talking about and dicking the dog over. id buy it in a heartbeat. my thoughts are gas engines belong in little trucks. dakota s10 colorado. but maybe it is because i am spoiled by diesel power.this was my first gas job and last. just not for me.
 

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my last 2 rams were the 5.9 cumins. imho the best engines ever made. mine were daily drivers and not work trucks, but were perfect for me. wasn't sure how the 6.7 would work being used like that so i went hemi. let me know how you like the 6.7, i am still a diesel guy at heart.
 

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i had an 09 6.7l it was awesome. and i was a idiot and traded it for a hemi. now i am back to the cummins and smiling all the way. ordered my black maxx and i still have the exhaust for my 09. funny thing is it bolts up to the new style. 5.9l was an awesome power plant. the 6.7 once deleted is outstanding
 

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Little Hemi? I think mine does just fine in my truck.
no disrespect my friend it just doesnt have the pull over a house power like a diesel. i know i am comparing apples to oranges but when it comes around to the best all around truck that can do anything. well diesel is it. no questions asked. there are alot of things diesel can do. but there are alot of this gas cant. i did enjoy the nice ride it had though
 

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Everything I have read on here has said that the 12 diesels are crap since you cant delete anything without the programmer, and they get the same or worse millage the the HEMI.

Good luck though.
 

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no disrespect my friend it just doesnt have the pull over a house power like a diesel. i know i am comparing apples to oranges but when it comes around to the best all around truck that can do anything. well diesel is it. no questions asked. there are alot of things diesel can do. but there are alot of this gas cant. i did enjoy the nice ride it had though
It's cool I wasn't offended. I'm sure you are right, I've never owned a diesel so I can't make the comparison. But as far as gas engines go, the hemi is pretty high on the list. Be sure to post some pics if you haven't already.
 

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Everything I have read on here has said that the 12 diesels are crap since you cant delete anything without the programmer, and they get the same or worse millage the the HEMI.

Good luck though.
He can delete all the emissions stuff and tune it. The diesels aren't locked like the hemis
 

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i wouldnt buy any other gas job but a hemi. but choice between hemi and cummins. summins hands down. and yes i already have the egr delete kit and the turbo back exhuast . i am just waiting on my black maxx and my s+b intake and ill be getting insane power and MPG's that what it is all about baby.
 

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no disrespect my friend it just doesnt have the pull over a house power like a diesel. i know i am comparing apples to oranges but when it comes around to the best all around truck that can do anything. well diesel is it. no questions asked. there are alot of things diesel can do. but there are alot of this gas cant. i did enjoy the nice ride it had though
I guess it depends on what you need the truck to do.

I have never needed to pull over a house....LOL

But I have ripped out stumps, towed cars, etc with my 5.9l gas engine in my '03 Durango.....just throw it into 4-low and she would really grunt.

....and the Hemi in my new Ram makes 90 more HP and more torque than the Durango did.....for my needs, why spend extra $$$ for the diesel engine and the fuel to run it...... .20 to .40 more per gallon....that is $6 - $12 more per tank at current prices. Not long ago, diesel around here was a full dollar more per gallon. If the diesel truck gets better mileage to compensate for the extra cost I guess that would be a wash.

Do the new diesels in pickups need that extra "juice" for emissions? Or is that just for the big rigs? There is another potential expense every time you fill up.

I guess if you are towing 5th wheels and the like all the time, diesel makes a lot of sense.

Admittedly I have not towed anything yet with the Ram......but driving it around it sure feels like it has more low end and power than my Durango did....and the Durango towed great. For me right now, towing is recreational and the Ram should handle it just fine. The diesel will , I am sure, hold up better doing every day towing and such. Its a proven technology.

Whats important is that you like what ya have......and that it does what you need it to....and that its a RAM! :smiley_thumbs_up:
 

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pick up man , i guess not having a warranty on a new diesel won't bother you. lol
My guess is no since this is in the diesel supplement:

Note: Some aftermarket products may cause severe engine/transmission and/or exhaust system damage. Your vehicle's Powertrain Control Systems can detect and store information about vehicle modifications that increase horsepower and torque output such as whether or not performance-enhancing powertrain components, commonly referred to as downloaders, power boxes, or performance chips have been used.

This information cannot be erased and will stay in the system's memory even if the modification is removed. This information can be retrieved by Chrysler Group LLC, and service and repair facilities, when servicing your vehicle. This information may be used to determine if repair will be covered by New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

There is a probability that the use of a “performance chip” will prohibit the engine from starting. In this instance, the vehicle will need to be serviced by a authorized dealer in order to return the vehicle to it's factory settings.
 

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never owned a diesel, but i love driving my buddies rigs, only thing is, theyre constantly fixing chit past the motor farther down the driveline because of theyre retarded aggressive tunes....only buddy in a chevy is on his 2nd tranny in 40k miles.........they sure are fun to drive, but only having a few stations around here with diesel also turns me off. to each is own! around here in the northeast, a stock diesel will run forever, but the body will be long gone before the engine is 50% worn in......so it doesnt pay unless your a body man and or a heavy hauler IMO, ive towed 10,000 lbs with my hemi, through hills etc, no problems.
 

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Comparing a 2012 Cummins to the Hemi. is not comparison of course. But in that same spirit of thinking, My 2012 Hemi. does just as good hauling as my 2004 Duramax did. The Hemi. is a very capable gas motor in the correct configuration. I would never expect a Sport to be a hauler -other than ass- That's what it was set up for.
 
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