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Old 11-08-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Dodge 6.4 hemi

How is it performing? Empty mpg vs loaded, power wise etc?
I am torn between this and the 6.2 Ford.
**Please don't diesel bomb this thread. I dont want one, I am not buying one**
Looking for info on the new 6.4 hemi.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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You need to test drive both. I only test drove the Ford 6.2 and found that engine in that truck just adequate. Just a guess that the 6.4 would be a little peppier.

I am not sure but I think Ram strengthen the frame while not adding much weight to the new truck.
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You need to start by looking at the weight you will be towing, the actual weight of the truck, the GVWR and the GCWR and insure that the truck is adequate for pulling the load.

Little trucks for little trailer and big trucks for big trailers (which usually means a diesel).
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A pretty good watch.


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I started watch Fast Lane Trucks about 2 months ago. That was a great youtube watch...
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #6
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I have test drove both. I just have not pulled a load with the Dodge, thats why I was hoping for real world towing feed back here. The Ford does fine with 15k on it and I like the truck. We have several at work that haul loads everyday and they are holding up fine. Its just that I ran Dodge diesels for so many yrs in a hotshot business, that I am partial to the Dodge. I like the interiors/body lines etc.
Kind of hard to get the dealer to put a G/N ball in one so I can hook up my trailer with tractor loaded. 15k will be my heaviest load, it will be ran in the flat lands of south texas....I.E --no mountains. Truck will run maybe 6k miles a year. Its will your basic regular cab 4x4 3/4 ton ranch truck. It will see a lot of dirt/sandy roads..thats another reason I do not want a heavy diesel motor.Right now its looking like a Ford with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears.
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You can not go wrong with the Ford. The 6.2 gas engine matched with the 4.30 gears (if you can find that rearend in a 3/4 ton) would be the best gas combo for towing.

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We have yet to see any 6.2L engine issues to date at our dealer. Granted, not many are sold because many opt for the 6.7L diesel. However the few owners and companies have had no issues with them. For a Superduty gas truck and especially the Raptor, they run pretty good.
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I have test drove both. I just have not pulled a load with the Dodge, thats why I was hoping for real world towing feed back here. The Ford does fine with 15k on it and I like the truck. We have several at work that haul loads everyday and they are holding up fine. Its just that I ran Dodge diesels for so many yrs in a hotshot business, that I am partial to the Dodge. I like the interiors/body lines etc.
Kind of hard to get the dealer to put a G/N ball in one so I can hook up my trailer with tractor loaded. 15k will be my heaviest load, it will be ran in the flat lands of south texas....I.E --no mountains. Truck will run maybe 6k miles a year. Its will your basic regular cab 4x4 3/4 ton ranch truck. It will see a lot of dirt/sandy roads..thats another reason I do not want a heavy diesel motor.Right now its looking like a Ford with the 6.2 and 4.30 gears.
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I have a 2012 ram mega cab 2500 4x4 with hemi and 4.10 gears. I am very pleased with it. I have had Cummins rams since 2004 and got tired of paying .75/ cents a gallon more for diesel so I went back to gas. I pull 12k to 15k occasionally and no its not like pulling with Cummins but I am very pleased with how it does. I can imagine the 6.4 would be even better yet. Plus it has MDS where my 5.7 does not. Good luck with your purchase.
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