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Old 04-03-2015, 12:54 AM   #15
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I use 1 gal of DEF for 500 miles towing and 1000 miles not towing. I don't even know when it re-gens. 10,000 on it now. I have had a CEL but it just went away by itself. I know the diesel holds it's value better than most and I think you'll get your money back at the other end better than the 6.4. If you do go the hemi I would get the 4.10 gears. Your MPG is going to suck so you might as well have the best towing power. If you want to read more on it there is a long thread over on Cummins Forum about the 6.4 hemi. Guys have traded trucks both ways. The hemi seems to have less issues in the extreme cold, and I mean extreme. Get the 4x4 either way for future resale. The higher package you get, the more you will love it, Laramie is just the best. Love it. Like a BMW wrapped up in a truck. When you're taking your last breath here on earth, you don't want to be saying " I wish I would have gotten the diesel Laramie" .... LOL.
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I know the diesel holds it's value better than most and I think you'll get your money back at the other end better than the 6.4. When you're taking your last breath here on earth, you don't want to be saying " I wish I would have gotten the diesel Laramie" .... LOL.
Those are 2 great points. The diesel will hold a much better % of its original value. And the joy of driving the diesel, especially when towing, is high.

I finally picked up my trailer today (only 5000 pounds dry weight) and it was so enjoyable to tow home. With the diesel, all you have to do is keep it between the lines. The engine and tranny do the rest. We have some mountain trips planned in a few months, and I can't wait to set the cruise and exhaust brake and relax
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If you're looking for a truck for the long run, diesels are great values. The payoff in long diesel lifespan comes when you can drive it 400K miles--the second or third 10 years of ownership.

If you stick with a base truck (no leather, etc.), you can end up with a diesel for about the same price as a gas truck.

I've been running a 2003 F250 diesel since it was new, and just now bought my first fifth wheel to use its towing capability. And it's still good for many, many more years usage.
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I'm running the 6.4 in a 2014 Ram 2500. While the engine has a great amount of power, in the higher elevations and running close to max tow weight, the gearing prevents it from getting into the power band. Especially if towing on the back roads that require the lower speeds and the higher elevations. I truly would recommend anyone purchasing one to go with the 4.10 gear ratio. Doubt if you will see much loss in mpg empty but suspect you will see an increase in towing mpg and also have a better performing vehicle. I did re gear from the 3.73 to the 4.56 and personally,wouldn't have gone with anything higher. Just my opinion. I tow a 13k 5'er in western CO.
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No new post for 6 months I just bought a 2015 6.4 crew cab, have had it out once. Seemed to do well, pulled several summits around 7000 ft.

Any others with 6.4 want to share there experience with this TV
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What kind of milage did you get?
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9 to 12.5 pulling 31 ft pull trailer loaded 8,000 to 8,500 lb.
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That's not too bad.
You run regular or higher octane? Any effects of thin air at elevation?
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89 octane mid grade. that is what owners manual recommends.
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All naturally aspirated gasoline engines lose 3% of their power per every 1,000 feet of elevation. Turbo gasoline engines lose much less HP at elevation and turbo diesel lose less yet.
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All naturally aspirated gasoline engines lose 3% of their power per every 1,000 feet of elevation. Turbo gasoline engines lose much less HP at elevation and turbo diesel lose less yet.
So at 7k feet, he's down around 90hp??
I didn't realize it was that drastic.

I know my favorite part of towing in the mountains is coming down the Rockies with the exhaust brake. Never had the touch the left pedal unless coming to a complete stop.
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89 octane mid grade. that is what owners manual recommends.
That's what I used to run in my 5.7 Hemi. No benefit from 93, but mpg went down with 86 and it felt a little more sluggish.
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So at 7k feet, he's down around 90hp??
I didn't realize it was that drastic.

I know my favorite part of towing in the mountains is coming down the Rockies with the exhaust brake. Never had the touch the left pedal unless coming to a complete stop.
How do you figure that? I think you need to recheck your math.
3% per 1000 ft would be 21% loss for 7000 ft. 410 X 79% = 324
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How do you figure that? I think you need to recheck your math.
3% per 1000 ft would be 21% loss for 7000 ft. 410 X 79% = 324
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What's wrong with my math?? 410-90= 320hp so at 7,000' he's down around 90hp.
I'll say exactly 86hp if that helps
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