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RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

I had one (in my signature). Had two 5.9L Cummins powered Ram/Dodge trucks before the 6.4L Hemi. I loved mine. Towed a 12k 37' 5er with it and had no issues. Plenty of power. It got 7-9 mpg when pulling the 5er. For reference, the previous 5.9L Cummins pulled the same RV at 10-12 mpg. The only downside with my 2014 (when I had it - before the divorce) was the 6 speed transmission. The gap between 1-2 was too big IMO as it would lag a bit after the shift to 2nd. The 8 speed would be a big improvement. I towed that 5er all through the Canadian Rockies and there was very few grades that I couldn't accelerate on if I wanted to push it, never felt short of power. I CAT scaled my set up and it was about 21k combined (GCW). Mine had 4.10 gears which I would recommend.
ib516 03/27/20 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: People suck

Here's a tip for you. People are hoarding dog food too. We went to buy some of the blue bag we buy at Costco. Sold out. We are now mixing rice in with what we have left to stretch it out until we can get another bag.
ib516 03/14/20 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

A 66 mile test with 3 trucks on different days, in varying, uncontrolled conditions is great for entertainment, but hardly statistically relevant. The margin of error is so wide that these 3 are basically the same. And yes, I would say that no matter who "won". I think the Ford diesel engine is awesome. They have all had good and bad versions (some more than others), but these days, there doesn't seem to be a stinker in the group. I might agree with you if I was buying a Ford but there is no way I would walk away from a test where the Ram used 30% more fuel than the Ford saying "they both basically used the same amount of fuel. I think I'll buy a Ram". In this test of one, yes. But you'd be a fool to conclude that, based on this single test, the Ford is 30% more fuel efficient than the others. If that proves out over multiple tests from multiple sources, then yes. The most power, a 10 speed auto, and the best fuel economy? Certainly a winner.
ib516 03/11/20 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 MPG test

A 66 mile test with 3 trucks on different days, in varying, uncontrolled conditions is great for entertainment, but hardly statistically relevant. The margin of error is so wide that these 3 are basically the same. And yes, I would say that no matter who "won". I think the Ford diesel engine is awesome. They have all had good and bad versions (some more than others), but these days, there doesn't seem to be a stinker in the group.
ib516 03/10/20 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

The link you posted goes to the 2020 video. Fixed. And I had the wrong time too. Fixed that too. Oops.
ib516 03/04/20 09:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Superduty Death Wobble

That's going to get a bunch of lawyers a whole lot of money. The truck owners might see $500 per.
ib516 03/04/20 05:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

I just saw the 2016 IKE pull for the Ram/Cummins pop up on my feed on Youtube. VIDEO It was a dfferent load, but supposedly the same 30,000lbs total weight. It went up in 12:29 at 2.4 mpg. This 2020 truck (rated at 400hp/1000tq) was 11:32 at 2.5 mpg. What was that 2016 engine rated at? 385hp/865tq?
ib516 03/04/20 05:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

And that 6.7L cummins was plagued with problems including the emissions system. At the shop my cousin works at it developed the nick name "The Next 6.0L". When was the last time you seen a Dodge Ram with the "Blue Tec" badge on the tailgate? Yeah... 500k miles LOL The 6.7L Cummins from 2008 to 2010 did have emissions related issues for sure (as did GM's Duramax and Ford's diesels). Having said that, saying an 6.7L Cummins (or any Ram/Dodge Cummins engine) is as bad as the complete and total engineering blunder that Ford pushed on the public in the form of the 6.0L and the 6.4L is a huge stretch to say the least. At least there are still people out there that will fix 2008 to 2010 6.7L Cummins engines. Heck, even Bill Hewitt (Powerstrokehelp.com) gave up on the 6.4L as did Ford! The junk 6.0L POS is solely responsible for destroying Ford's previous overwhelming share of the ambulance market as well. The current Ford 6.7L diesel appears to be as good as any of them, and very powerful. They seem to have learned their lesson.
ib516 03/01/20 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

The excuses continue to run rapid... Bottom line the Ford beat the Chevy and Ram up the hill with significant less time. Beat the Chevy down hill with less brake applications. Beat the Chevy in the fuel economy test pulling 30k lbs. These performance metrics will only mean a better performing trucks for it's customers. There is not excuses here. I will admit that the Ford will beat all three up that mountain at 20F. I just don't think it would do it at 80F. That is is not an excuse, it is theory based on the trucks equipment and past tests like this at this temperature where it had more power, but came in last. Power creates heat and if it needs a fan at 20F, then I doubt it can sustain that power at 80F. Maybe that's why it didn't win last year despite having the highest power numbers on paper?
ib516 02/25/20 07:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 IKE raw and unedited

I wonder if the Ford (or any for that matter) would de-fuel if outside temps were hotter and therefore post a longer time.
ib516 02/23/20 12:50pm Tow Vehicles
2020 IKE raw and unedited

The TFL guys just posted their raw and unedited version of all 3 trucks doing their IKE runs. VIDEO Ford seems to run higher temps for engine, oil, and trans. It also sounded like the cooling fan either ran a lot more, or is just louder by design compared to the other two. It certainly performs well though.
ib516 02/23/20 06:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 6.4L 8 speed vs Ford 7.3 to carry truck camper

I had a 6.4L Hemi with the older 6 speed auto and 4.10s. It worked really well pulling my 12k 5er. The Ford seems to have impressive power and the 10 speed auto. With the 8 speed being behind the 6.4L Hemi, I think the performance would be almost the same between the two trucks, though the Ford has the edge on paper. I haven't seen a head to head comparison yet. Between the two, I'd chose the TRUCK you like best as the powertrains are going to be very close.
ib516 02/22/20 04:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords new 7.3 Godzilla

I bet Ram will have a new 426 Hemi out soon too (7.0L) to have as an upsell to the 6.4L Hemi and compete with the 7.3L Ford. There have been rumors about it for a while.
ib516 02/21/20 11:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Cummins IKE pull

I'd be surprised if the service brakes are activated without the pedal being pressed. Yes, I know radar (adaptive) cruise control systems do that and so can those pre-collision things, but that's different than a computer dragging the brakes down a grade. How do they know when to "let off" so they don't overheat? Temp sensors in the brakes now? I can't see that being the case. I think the exhaust brake slowing the truck activates the brakes lights as they are programmed to do.
ib516 02/20/20 07:17pm Tow Vehicles
2020 Cummins IKE pull

VIDEO What do you think? (other than graphic error at 18:35 that says GMC DENALI :) ) For me, the time is about what I expected as it is missing a 10 speed auto and has slightly less power than the Ford.
ib516 02/20/20 05:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

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ib516 02/14/20 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

If you like your CTD you can keep your CTD. ;) I don't think anybody is trying to convince others to sell what they have and buy a 7.3. It's just another option and won't be right for everybody but will be right for some. I know I won't be buying one unless it's several years from now. I absolutely intend on keeping my CTD until death do us part. The point I was trying to make is that 5 mpg (or possibly less towing a large fiver) will get old pretty quickly.... I got 7-9 mpg towing a 12,000# 37' triple slide 5er with my 6.4L Hemi. With the same trailer, a 2007 5.9L Cummins got 9-11 mpg. The fuel saved by the better mpg the diesel got was about the same as the increased cost of the diesel fuel, so the overall cost was about the same. The diesel did downshift less though, and it was a better "tow rig" overall. I can imagine with the newest crop of diesels approaching and exceeding 1000 lbs-ft of tq that would only be even better. The only time I got 5 mpg when towing was with my 2001 Dodge 2500 with a 360 cu.in and 4.10s pulling a 33' bumper pull that weighed about 9k. That old Dodge drank unleaded at a rate of between 4 and 7 mpg depending on how hard it was working. To it's credit, it never gave me any trouble even when I worked it very hard pulling in the mountains at about 200# over it's max tow rating and full of payload, likely over my GCWR.
ib516 02/09/20 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

My point is the gassers aren't the dogs they used to be. No they are not that's for sure... Have they ran a the RAM with the new 8 speed tranny on the IKE yet? Not yet.
ib516 02/03/20 01:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

My point is the gassers aren't the dogs they used to be.
ib516 02/03/20 07:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ford 7.3L Ike Gauntlet

I think the real news is the Ford 7.3 gas performed almost as well in the up hill pull test compared to the Ram 3500 cummins and the Chevy 3500 Duramax pulling the same load. And the during the Ford pull they had to back off the throttle for a little bit so the time could have been less. Here's the pull times in ascending order: Duramax: 8:24 Cummins: 8:25 7.3L Godzilla: 8:42 Link So much for the "you gotta get a diesel!" crowd. Save 10k and get a 7.3L Ford gasser haha. The times would be even closer if it wasn't a test at 11,000 ft of elevation where the non-turbo gasser is losing hp.
ib516 02/02/20 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
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