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Old 08-10-2014, 10:35 AM   #15
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It's a quad cab so given what Jimlin said it sits on a 2500 chassis.
No, Lori, read it again. Only the MegaCab sits on a 2500 chassis. The quad cab is on a 1500 chassis.

But if you like the quad cab, whether the chassis is 1500 or 2500 doesn't matter as much as the GVWR of the truck. The GVWR is on the Federal Certification label inside the driver's door. That's the label that includes tire size and PSI, paint code and other codes, GVWR and GAWRs. Be certain the GVWR is enough to handle the weight you plan to haul without being overloaded.
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #16
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Got it! Most of the ads I've seen say "Megacab" in the title but then the ad states "Quadcab", but I found a mega cab just like the photo.

What's the difference between the 1500 and 2500 chassis?
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What's the difference between the 1500 and 2500 chassis?
I don't have specs for a Fiat, so I'll compare some of the differences between 2006 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 with 5.4L gas engine to the 2006 F-250 CrewCab 4x4 with V10 gas engine.

Front brakes:
F-150 = 13" rotor
F-250 = 13.66" rotor

GVWR:
F-150 = 7,200 std.
F-250 = 9,800 std.

front axle:
F-150 = 4,400 pounds @ground
F-250 = 6,000

rear axle:
F-150 = 4200 std.
F-250 = 6200

Frame:
F-150 = 5.24 cubic inches section modulus
F-250 = 6.70 cubic inches section modulus

Tires:
F-150 = P275/65R18, 2364# weight capacity
F-250 = LT265/70R17E, 3,195# weight capacity

Base curb weight (4x4 Crewcab long bed, gas engine):
F-150 =5,659
F-250 = 6,651

Other differences includes brakes, shocks and springs.
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I don't have specs for a Fiat, so I'll compare some of the differences between 2006 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 with 5.4L gas engine to the 2006 F-250 CrewCab 4x4 with V10 gas engine.

Front brakes:
F-150 = 13" rotor
F-250 = 13.66" rotor

GVWR:
F-150 = 7,200 std.
F-250 = 9,800 std.

front axle:
F-150 = 4,400 pounds @ground
F-250 = 6,000

rear axle:
F-150 = 4200 std.
F-250 = 6200

Frame:
F-150 = 5.24 cubic inches section modulus
F-250 = 6.70 cubic inches section modulus

Tires:
F-150 = P275/65R18, 2364# weight capacity
F-250 = LT265/70R17E, 3,195# weight capacity

Base curb weight (4x4 Crewcab long bed, gas engine):
F-150 =5,659
F-250 = 6,651

Other differences includes brakes, shocks and springs.
A Fiat ???? A little biased ???
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:45 PM   #19
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A Fiat ???? A little biased ???
The top parent company is Fiat.

Fiat gained control of Chrysler in 2009 as part of Chrysler's government-managed bankruptcy and currently owns a 58% stake. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne also is Chrysler's CEO, so the Italian company is clearly in charge. Fiat plans to eventually own all of Chrysler either through a public stock offering or by buying the 42% share held by a United Autoworkers Union health care trust
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The top parent company is Fiat.

Fiat gained control of Chrysler in 2009 as part of Chrysler's government-managed bankruptcy and currently owns a 58% stake. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne also is Chrysler's CEO, so the Italian company is clearly in charge. Fiat plans to eventually own all of Chrysler either through a public stock offering or by buying the 42% share held by a United Autoworkers Union health care trust
No biggy to me,,, just saying The Thread was not about a Fiat,,, Not about who owns the company,,, It's a Ram,,, otherwise known as Dodge... Just saying,,,, have a great day !!! And I was interested in the thread beacuase I plan on buying a RAM PICKUP in the next couple years to pull a TT or 5th wheel...
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and Monkey, you've made the best choice.
X2. Excellent choice regardless of the parent company.

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Oh geez, all the trucks are fine, as long you watch the weight ratings and be safe, and have training.

Which brings us back to this thread:
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Get a 2500. You will not be sorry.
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Got it! Most of the ads I've seen say "Megacab" in the title but then the ad states "Quadcab", but I found a mega cab just like the photo.

What's the difference between the 1500 and 2500 chassis?

Lori, the difference is heavier duty components. Frame, springs, axles, brakes, wheels, tires, and so on. The 1500 'MEGA' cab they are referring to was built on a 2500 frame and has the other 2500 components because the bigger cab allows to carry more stuff behind the seat and bigger passengers more comfortably. Look for 8 lug nuts on the wheel instead of the light duty trucks 5 lug nut wheels. That is the easiest way to spot a 1500 Mega.

A Quad Cab only has about 4 inches from the back of the back door to the back of the cab and a smaller rear door than the Mega. A Mega cab has about 10-12 inches from the back edge of the back door to the rear of the cab and a bigger back door. The newer trucks have the bigger doors like the Mega, but only 4 inches to the back of the cab. I think they are called Club Cabs now.
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The newer trucks have the bigger doors like the Mega, but only 4 inches to the back of the cab. I think they are called Club Cabs now.
Ram currently has Regular, Quad, Crew, Megacab.

The crew doors are just as big as the mega and the rear seats have just as much legroom, but the mega seats recline and have space for storage behind the rear seats. More comfortable for long road trips.
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What's the difference between the 1500 and 2500 chassis?
Aside from the wise azz Fiat comment here are some spec differences in the 1500 and 2500 Ram trucks specs.

The 1500 Ram truck chassis can have up to ;
3900 front axle rating/P tires/brakes
3900 rear axle ratings/P tires/brakes
6700 GVWR
payloads up to 1800 lbs depending on cab selection

The 2500 Ram truck chassis can have up to :
5200 Front axle rating with E load range tires/brakes
6010 rear axle rating with E load range tires/brakes
9000 GVWR
payloads up to 3260 lbs depending on engine/cab selection.

The 2500 main frame rails and other frame components are simply much heavier than the 1500 trucks frame

All of the above numbers are from '08 Ram body builders guide as its the last year Ram marketed the 1500 Mega Cab truck.
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