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  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516

    Unfortunately, the tow ratings are as follows:

    F150 RC 4x2 (all w/ 3.55 axle)
    4.2/man 3600
    4.6/man 3500
    4.2/auto 5800
    4.6/auto 7200
    5.4/auto 8300

    F250 Rc 4x2 (al w/3.73 axle)
    4.6/man 2500
    4.6/auto 7300
    5.4/auto 8700

    The manual is not available with the 5.4 on the F150 or F250LD.

    Dodge Ram numbers are this:

    1500 RC 4x2 (all w/3.55 axle)
    3.9/man 3400
    5.2/man 5000
    3.9/auto 3200
    5.2/auto 8000
    5.9/auto 8000

    Dodge does not offer a light duty 2500 comparable to the F250LD.

    Clearly, from these numbers, no one wants you to tow with a light duty (under 8500 GVWR) truck with a stick. In contrast, Dodge's best tower is the 2500 4x2 with the Cummins/manual combo - 14,200 trailer rating.

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  • jmwtxjmwtx Posts: 4
    Any comments on the Ram 1500 3.9L V6? Is this configuration underpowered? What about resale value? Texas has a big discount for this engine, so I would guess they are having a tough time selling it. Thanks.
  • I have a few questions. I am looking at the new 99 dodge pickups, my dad says for me to wait on the diesel so I am looking at the v-10 and 360 v-8 both will have the 5 spd manual and 3.54 axle. With each of these engine what kind of Mileage am I looking at? I am also considering a jacobs ignition system for both vehicles. Thanks for your time.

    Sean Wolff
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516

    The 3.9 is pretty useless. It's heavily discounted because a Ram with it is underpowered. The upcoming 3.7L OHC V6 (based on the 4.7 V8 currently in the Grand Cher) will be much more powerful, and is supposed to be ready for model year 2000.

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  • jmwtxjmwtx Posts: 4
    kcram, thanks for the info; that's what I suspected; the regional discount is about $1300 for the V6; is the 5.2L V8 OK?
  • If you want to use the truck for just hauling your family around (with your previous 3.9L question I assume you do) the 5.2 is PLENTY. The mileage with a 3.9 is almost identical as the 5.2 becuase it has to work so damn hard to push that beast around. A 3.9 has it's place but not in the RAM (thanx Kcram). Drive the 5.2 and the 5.9. The mileage is only 1-2 mpg different. The 360 really hauls butt. My buddy has a 1996 Ram 4x4 reg cab short box with the 360 and he gets 15 on the highway. Not overly fuel efficient, but if fuel economy is what you want whaddya getting a truck for??? Lesson to live by...If you're getting a truck, get a TRUCK! after the last payment's made you'll still have something...more than you can say for ANY car.
  • I just read my above post....MAN I'M GOOD!
  • jmwtxjmwtx Posts: 4
    Katmandu, which one is the 360?
  • stanfordstanford Posts: 606
    The 5.9. Figure ~60 cubic inches per liter.
  • ruzruz Posts: 59
    This topic is getting really long, so I'm going to freeze it and start a new Dodge Ram topic.

    The new Ram topic is topic #460, Dodge Ram.
  • looking to get a 99 3/4 quad cab cummins long bed and I want the best price I can get...has anybody heard anything about a 99 over invoice in Southern California?
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