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Old 07-27-2015, 01:59 PM   #1
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2016 Ram does it again

The 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks come with performance upgrades, including an improved Cummins diesel that now produces 900lb-ft (1,219Nm) of torque.

According to Ram, the 6.7-liter diesel delivers the most torque ever offered in a mass-production truck. The additional 35lb-ft (47Nm) was obtained thanks to turbo boost calibration for the inline-six cylinder engine.

Another important update for the 2016 model year is the Ram 3500ís increase in towing capacity from 30,000 lbs (13,607 kg) to 31,210 lbs (14,156 kg) of SAE J2807-spec towing capacity. According to the truck maker, the Ram 3500 beats the closest competitor by more than two tons.

To handle the increased towing capacity, the rear axle ring gear hardware was strengthened from 12 to 16 bolts on all trucks equipped with the 11.8-inch axle. The additional hardened bolts and stronger material are used in the differential case to assure long-term durability.
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Seems I need a new truck...


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Old 07-27-2015, 07:53 PM   #3
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I wouldn't know what to do with the extra torque........ I have to be very careful now 'cause if I'm not, it'll jump nekid... (a fine, West-Texas word)... on me when it shifts to second with the turbo spun up...
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Hope the fixed the front end?
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I read that engine weighs 1,300lbs. That is a chunk of metal. I always wondered why it used to produce so little power. But now...wow!!! That is more torque than some diesel motorhomes!!!
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Huge safety recall for dodge trucks. Also a huge fine for not completing recalls. I would be very Leary of Chrysler right now.
http://thehill.com/policy/transporta...ecall-failures
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Huge safety recall for dodge trucks. Also a huge fine for not completing recalls. I would be very Leary of Chrysler right now.
http://thehill.com/policy/transporta...ecall-failures

Having a considerable amount of time in the HD offerings from each of the big three, I'll stick with Ram. My preference...


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Having a considerable amount of time in the HD offerings from each of the big three, I'll stick with Ram. My preference...
Guessing you don't own one of those buy back models.
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I read that engine weighs 1,300lbs. That is a chunk of metal. I always wondered why it used to produce so little power. But now...wow!!! That is more torque than some diesel motorhomes!!!
Please expound on your comment of making "so little power"?

The cummins has been at the top of the horsepower / torque war all along???
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Me too. The other two just don't interest me.
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It is obvious that the old torque number of 600ft lbs. and now up to 900ft. lbs that the old engine was grossly under utilized in it's detuned state...thus weak for an engine weighing 1,300lbs.

But now it is the bees knees.
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I will keep my massively overbuilt and grossly under utilized detuned motor.
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Guessing you don't own one of those buy back models.

Ha! No, I don't.

"Back in the day" I did have an '06 Cummins 3/4 ton and never noticed any death wobbles on it. Like another poster said, the other two just don't interest me. (I tried a 2011 F-250 as well. Didn't like it and sold it with 22,000 miles)


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With the aggressive torque management, and traction control you probably won't feel a difference. I don't feel a difference in my HO Cummins compared to my 2014 ctd in the 2500. The 3500 HO is different I believe due to the rear axle I have in it. I don't feel the extra torque and Hp in my Butt Dyno.
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