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valhalla360

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ShinerBock wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

M.R.E. wrote:

I have a '16 Ram 2500 CTD that I love except towing. I wish it had the 3.73 rearend instead of the 3.42. What is your rpm at 7o mph in 5th and 6th gears ?


You do realize the newer trucks have an 8 speed transmission, be careful that you are comparing apples to apples.



Only the gas engines have the 8 speed. The diesel's have the same 6 speed trans as previous year models.


Caught me on that one.

In that case 9% higher with the different rear end.


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Looks like about 1,375 @ 62mph.

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* This post was edited 05/19/20 06:53am by Cummins12V98 *


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??? Looks like about 1400 at 62[emoticon]

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Was just out on the highway, 2019 6.7 2500 3.73s 68rfe

1800 in 6th 70mph
2375 in 5th 70mph


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NJRVer wrote:

??? Looks like about 1400 at 62[emoticon]


Got him!


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YES, I screwed up! I was looking for my pic with it in 5th gear.

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So when I was towing the 5th wheel at 24,500 combined I towed at 60 MPH in 5th. Then came the little commuter TT with a combined 16K weight, and towing at 60 in 5th it got almost the same mileage was the heavier 5th wheel. So I have learned to tow without TH in slower areas like California and let it shift to 6th gear. In Az, Or and Wa I towed at 65-66 in 6th and mileage was better.


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Me Again wrote:

So when I was towing the 5th wheel at 24,500 combined I towed at 60 MPH in 5th. Then came the little commuter TT with a combined 16K weight, and towing at 60 in 5th it got almost the same mileage was the heavier 5th wheel. So I have learned to tow without TH in slower areas like California and let it shift to 6th gear. In Az, Or and Wa I towed at 65-66 in 6th and mileage was better.


Thanks for the input. This sounds like a good idea as the Cummins and Aisin only shift to 6th over about 64 to 65 MPH from what I have noticed in tow/haul mode and I highly doubt that towing a 10,000 lb bumper pull will be a problem in 6th at 60 MPH.

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