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Old 10-11-2016, 09:19 AM   #71
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NO ! NOT IN DENIAL! I CAN SWAP THE GErs for 1200.. iwanted a dually but there were non. When in tpw haul node, dont the trucks stay in 5th anyway?but i will smile tire time!..now, this same truck in a sb dually tow rated about 6000 more lbs..same everythong cept tires..
Nope, when in tow/haul you are delaying the shift points to a higher speed. You have all 6 gears, at least on my 68RFE I do. I have never driven a truck with the Aisin tranny, but I would think you would have all 6 with it also.

Now it is possible, with a 3.42, in tow haul with a load, the tranny will not shift into 6th because the engine is turning too slow, and the tow/haul function is to increase shift point speed.

Drive it with no load, in tow haul and see if it shifts into 6th.

As for tires cost. Please correct me if I am wrong, but a SRW truck has 18" tires and a DRW truck has 17" tires. I can buy 6 17" tires for close to what 4 18" tires will cost. The couple hundred $$ is no matter to me. Spend $60K on a truck and worry about $200 at tire time......
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:48 AM   #72
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don;t need no stinkung engineir, themb numberers on thr door jam don,t meen nuthing. it towes lik a drean.

Remember what the bumper says....You can't fix stupid.
Instead of insults, its best to show people what can happen when you tow a fiver with a wimpy SRW.


Upps! Sorry, wrong picture.
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:21 PM   #73
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SRW or DRW......one last time!

I have the 68 tranny and it tows in 6th gear (flat land obviously). This is with a 16500lb toy hauler.

I would also add I am at max gcwr, gvwr, and right at payload rating for my truck...no way I would go any bigger with a srw and realistically, although I am at or just under all limits, no doubt a dually would do it better...especially in the hills of the appalachians
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:56 PM   #74
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My last 06 430 gears and a four speed tranny . My 14 has a 6 speed . In 5th it is the same as a 373 rear end gear ratio and the rpms are in the same spot. I works just fine and hauls the 14000 lbs right up the grades groceries and all. 35,000 miles of doing it no problem ! As have many others with the same set up. As far as my moniker l have seen many and personaly experianced none.
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I have the 68 tranny and it tows in 6th gear (flat land obviously). This is with a 16500lb toy hauler.

I would also add I am at max gcwr, gvwr, and right at payload rating for my truck...no way I would go any bigger with a srw and realistically, although I am at or just under all limits, no doubt a dually would do it better...especially in the hills of the appalachians
You have a Ford 350 and a Raptor?

Disregard....I saw Dodge tranny.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:50 PM   #77
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Instead of insults, its best to show people what can happen when you tow a fiver with a wimpy SRW.


Upps! Sorry, wrong picture.

Without any context of what happened this picture means nothing.
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I don't know John. It was reported the drivers wife said, "I knew I shouldn't have listened to you said you had to have a dually".
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I don't know John. It was reported the drivers wife said, "I knew I shouldn't have listened to you said you had to have a dually".

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For the record, my 2014 RAM 3500 DRW, with 3.42 rear end, 68RFE, pulls my 12,000 to 14,000 lb 5er beautifully at 70MPH in 6th gear. Run at about 1700 RPM, so it's real close to the torque peak of the motor for best economy. Only time I have a problem pulling in 6th is into a strong headwind or up in the mountains of TN... then I just keep it in 5th. I am told my setup in 5th (68RFE, 3.42 rear end) is the same final ratio as an Aisin Trans in 6th with 4.10 gears.
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Went to trade in my 2015 srw megacab for a used 2016 dually.. both Laramies, same mileage.. dealer wanted to allow 41000 trade and sell me theirs for 59999. Only difference in options is my mega had the auto leveling system, the dually does not.. sounds fair... a 19,000 dollar difference!
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I have a 2012 F350 6.7 Crew Cab SRW and a 2014 Raptor 332TS and I am at max for my truck I think. Pin weight is 3200 and trailer weight is 13400 dry. Max weight for trailer is 16500 but my truck is only rated to pull 15700.
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Went to trade in my 2015 srw megacab for a used 2016 dually.. both Laramies, same mileage.. dealer wanted to allow 41000 trade and sell me theirs for 59999. Only difference in options is my mega had the auto leveling system, the dually does not.. sounds fair... a 19,000 dollar difference!

You need to find another dealer. Those are rip-off prices
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You need to find another dealer. Those are rip-off prices
Agreed!

I just bought a 16 Ram 3500 Dually new (see sig). Sticker was 71.5k. I paid 58.5k.

The truck I had was a 15 Ram 2500 Laramie, CCSB, CTD, air susp, Sticker was 67.2k. It had 17000 miles. Dealer offered 44k on a trade. I sold it outright for 49k

Your deal is no deal at all...
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