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Dodge Ram

Postby teallen » Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:34 am

Not to start another truck war on this site, but just got done looking at a Dodge RAM 3500 dually, very impressive.
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Rob & Cathy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:14 am

I see a new truck in your near future Tom. Those Dodge's look pretty nice. :thumbrt:

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby R & D » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:05 pm

Now that is just great :shock: Roy is a l w a y s looking at them. I get a new Z before he gets a new truck :p ;;)
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Double D's » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:21 pm

But you already HAVE a Z and a scooter! and MAYBE a new Dodge Ram will pull your purdy camper BETTER!!!!!
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Mike Clay » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:13 pm

Nice Tom :thumbrt:
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby snoking » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:07 pm

teallen wrote:Not to start another truck war on this site, but just got done looking at a Dodge RAM 3500 dually, very impressive.


Be sure to get the Aisin Tranny!!! Chris
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby teallen » Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:32 am

snoking wrote:
teallen wrote:Not to start another truck war on this site, but just got done looking at a Dodge RAM 3500 dually, very impressive.


Be sure to get the Aisin Tranny!!! Chris

Yes Chris, that was the model I checked out, that transmission is very nice.
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Rob & Cathy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:26 am

snoking wrote:
teallen wrote:Not to start another truck war on this site, but just got done looking at a Dodge RAM 3500 dually, very impressive.


Be sure to get the Aisin Tranny!!! Chris


You have a transmission choice?

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby snoking » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:46 am

Rob & Cathy wrote:
snoking wrote:
teallen wrote:Not to start another truck war on this site, but just got done looking at a Dodge RAM 3500 dually, very impressive.


Be sure to get the Aisin Tranny!!! Chris


You have a transmission choice?

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Yes, the RAM 68RFE inhouse auto is 600 bucks. The Aisin commercial grade transmission is $2795 or so and the only way to go! To get the 850 foot pounds of torque engine requires the Aisin tranny be selected. So you for 2100-2200 more get the bigger tranny and more under the go pedal. Chris

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Rob & Cathy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:44 am

snoking wrote: To get the 850 foot pounds of torque engine requires the Aisin tranny be selected.

Chris


:thumbrt:

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Don Wilson » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:57 am

Chris how does the aisin transmission rate against the Allison in the GM products?

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby snoking » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:03 am

Don Wilson wrote:Chris how does the aisin transmission rate against the Allison in the GM products?

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The Allison 1000 in the GM Pickups in a light duty Allison. The Aisin is a full commercial grade tranny that is closer to the Allison 3000.

http://www.dieselhub.com/trans/aisin-AS69RC.html

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby teallen » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:29 am

snoking wrote:
Don Wilson wrote:Chris how does the aisin transmission rate against the Allison in the GM products?

Don


The Allison 1000 in the GM Pickups in a light duty Allison. The Aisin is a full commercial grade tranny that is closer to the Allison 3000.

http://www.dieselhub.com/trans/aisin-AS69RC.html

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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Mike Clay » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:01 am

They are great trucks. If the tow numbers are true thats great but I would not tow that heavy with any pickup. Get what you like, all 3 brands are putting out great trucks.
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Re: Dodge Ram

Postby Olbird » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:53 am

I had the Allison 3000 in my GMC Topkick, I found my new GM Pickup with the Allison 1000 is just as strong with a better shift range.
Allison shop tells me the 1000 Allison is stronger then what the engines on the market today can produce.
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