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Dodge Ram MEGA CAB

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  • mearsmears Posts: 4
    I was told by Dodge that they wouldn't put an 8 foot box on them because they would be to long. but in the line of work that i was in that would have been great. But since i no longer do hot shot work and stay out for a week at a time i no longer need all the extra room that i was wishing for in the mega cab. It's because of the short box that i decided that it wouldnt be right for me, sometimes you just need the extra room for tighter turns.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    I'm planning on buying a Dodge Mega cab, but am having difficulty deciding between the 1500 and the 2500, hemi vs. cummins. I have always driven 3/4 ton trucks even my suburban is a 2500 454. I'm replacing the Suburban with the Dodge mega cab. Won't be daily driver, used on trips to the city , lake etc. Will only pull boat trailer several times /year. Too many decisions. I've always had the 3/4's for the bigger brakes, tires shocks and trailering capabilities. Is there such a difference between the 1500's and 2500's? Any advice will be useful.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    The 1500 and 2500 Mega Cabs are essentially identical - the 2500 offers the option of the Cummins. The 1500 has a GVWR of 8510; the 2500 is 8800 with the Hemi, 9000 with the Cummins. The 1500 MC 4x4 even has the same solid front axle as the 2500. Dodge did this to keep the heavy Mega Cab out of EPA ratings (>8500), while still offering a "1500" to those who really don't know the difference.

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  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    Is the extra expense of the cummins vs. the hemi justifiable if one isn't going to do alot of heavy pulling.
    I understand that the mileage of the cummins (20mpg) is better than the hemi (13-15 mpg) performance about equal but cost of diesel 40 cents more than gas. I also realize that trade in value of the cummins is greater than the hemi. Will be driving mostly hyw. miles. Any suggestion

    Thanks
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    Did you go thru with your purchase of the Mega Cab? If so what motor did you get? Would you buy another one? Pro's and cons.

    Thanks
  • jnealjneal Posts: 247
    Don't forget to factor in the increased maintenance costs of the diesel....that can be significant.
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    I have to disagree with this. The Cummins never needs a tune-up (spark plugs, wires, etc), the oil-change intervals are longer, and everything else is the same as far as changing filters. I spend a whole lot less keeping my Cummins happy than I ever did with gasoline trucks.

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  • GET THE DIESEL! i JUST BOUGHT A MEGA CAB HEMI AND DROVE IT TO COLORADO FROM KENTUCKY PULLING A 3750 LB TRAILER, AND GOT MEGA LAUGHED AT BY MY BUDDIES, MEGA PASSED ON ALL THE GRADES BY DIESELS PULLING BIGGER TRAILERS, AND AVERAGED A MEGA 7.3 MPG OVER THE COURSE OF 3000 MILES. THE HEMI IS NOT ENOUGH ENGINE FOR THE MEGA CAB- I WANT TO CRY, BECAUSE I LOVE IT OTHERWISE, BUT HERE COMES THE BATH WHEN I PUT IT ON EBAY- I WAS TOTALLY EMBARRASED ABOUT THE ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUSLY SORRY [non-permissible content removed] PERFORMANCE OF THE ENGINE- MEGA HEMI'S ARE A MEGA MISTAKE. THE TRUCK IS AWESOME, OTHERWISE! BUY DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • THE ONLY TIME MY MEGA TRIP COMPUTER SHOWED 15 MPG WAS ROLLING DOWN A GRADE WITH MY FOOT OFF THE GAS COMPLETELY- AROUND TOWN IN KY WITH NO LOAD IT AVERAGES 10.2 MPG. THANK GOD I HAVE A COMPANY GAS CARD!!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 4
    I finally bought the MegaCab 2500 with the hemi. Pulled my boat and trailer home from the lake this weekend. Rarely saw more than 10 mpg on the trip computer. My chevy 454 with 410 gears was a much better puller. Love the truck otherwise. I was made an offer on the hemi that I couldn't pass up. May have to trade up to the Cummins. I reasoned that for $5500.00 difference ,that I could by a lot gasoline, especially with diesel $.50 more per gallon around here. Hopefully the truck will loosen up with more miles! My son keeps telling me "I told you so"
  • As a employee with cummins fuel system. Cummins controls the standards for EPA. As of now there is no other manufacture can keep up with cummins fuel system. they are developing an V-8 with better fuel mpg. The V-6 out works any Ford or chevy light truck diesel and better mpg.
  • My brother in-law had major problems with his ford, the flex hose kept blowing off and oil everywhere. That seemed to me was alot of backpress from a restricted exhaust. never again drive a ford here.
  • Not sure what you have done to yours I have 06 mega cab with Hemi got 14.5 on the trip home from the dealer, 250 mile trip combo hwy and city. Local mileage is around 13 since I added 50 series flowmaster and duals with CIA and now get 17.5 on open road,
    satisfied with mine dont want the diesel
  • I just bought the 2007 Mega w/ Hemi and I am interested in what specific mods you made, products you bought, to improve the mpg of your truck.

    Thanks for your reply!
  • I have not completed all the mods that I intend to do but I put 31/2 inch dual exhaust cat back flowmaster 50 series muffler, one pipe in and 2 out both come out behind the rear wheels at an angle with stainless tips
    Volant CAI installed. I intend to use a throttle body spacer and programmer but waiting until I reach 12,000 miles on the vehicle before adding, just to see what it would be, My mechanic told me that the truck wont run to full performance until it reached the 12000 mile mark.
  • Thanks for your reply.

    Did you in fact see an increase in gas mileage when you added the CAI and exhaust system? If so, did you see a differance in the city mpg, highway or both?
  • If you work for Cummins it seems you'd know it's not a V-6. It's an in line 6.

    Do not buy the Mega Cab is you live in a climate where it gets very hot, such as down south. Florida, Texas, Socal, GA, etc.

    The AC is very undersized. They used the same AC for the mega cab as was used in smaller cabs.

    Dodge has admitted to a lot of complaints about this, but has yet to fix it.

    I otherwise love the truck, but living in S. Fla it is just intolerable 4 or 5 months out of the year.
  • not me...replied to wrong thread sorry
  • AMEN brother! If you live in a warm to hot climate - DO NOT PURCHASE A DODGE MEGA CAB! I cannot say this enough!!! You will be so pissed off if you do. Dodge knows that it's a problem but won't fix it. If you have 80 degree weather then your probably ok and can get by but if you live where I do and it's 95, 100, 105 and sometimes can get to 110 in July and August then your flat out SCREWED! Even when the dealer fixed the broken recirculating door to A/C housing, it still did not produce sufficient air volume to the front or back vents. Not to mention the warm air coming through the vents. I drove the truck for 30 minutes and it still was not cold when I got home from work. As I said, I don't live at the beach but I live where alot of people live and that's in hot climate in the summer! If I use the A/C in the morning, late evening or when it's in the 80's then it's ok - But people use their A/C when it really gets hot not when it's cool or cold! Please somebody come up with a fix for the Dodge Mega Cab A/C since the Dodge engineers can't!
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  • If anybody totally disagrees with the above posted message then you must have been blessed with nothing short of a miracle and I need to talk to you.

    Thanks,

    kcox7
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