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rhagfo

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Posted: 01/03/19 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We see people posting statements when they either go from an 150/1500 to a 250/2500. We also see it when many step up from a 250/2500 to a 350/3500 DRW.

Well seeing how I didn't trade my old TV on the new, I had it for a little side by side comparison

So first from the front, yep the hood is a bit taller, maybe a tic wider feels about the same width.

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Now a side view at the front,like I said above I think the hood is just a tad taller, maybe an inch.

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Next length and a bit of height, the length looks to be about 18" maybe a bit less. The height is 1" taller for the 2016 based on measurements at the Tailgate.

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Yep the new DRW has a sweet set of Hips! Sure is wider than the 2001, but still easily fits in a standard highway lane.

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Now rear to rear I see hardly and difference, other than with the 2016 the rear tire looks closer to the rear. That should make towing smoother.

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So all in all the new 2016, is just a tad bit larger than our current 2001, the part that really amazed me was the height at the Tailgate is within an INCH of the same height.

I will say the cab feels much larger than the 2001, maybe it is the bucket seats and very nice console between the driver and passenger.
So from now on I will take with a grain of salt statements like "It is just too big to drive in the city" or "It is too big to be a daily driver"

Yes I will be aware of the hips for a bit, but then they will be second nature.



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That’s a lot of beef in your driveway.


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It definitely makes no sense to say there is a visual difference between a 3/4 and 1 ton. They are the same unless the one ton is a drw.


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IF there is no big difference then why the cost difference

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Longer wheelbase for sure makes for a better ride. There is NO comparison between my 15 DRW's ride and my 01 2500 RAM 4x4 Sport basically the same as your truck.

I'm betting the hipster will compress more than the 01 when loaded.

Russ run 80 psi in the fronts ALL the time. Get the front aligned ASAP to 1/64-1/32 toe. The factory toe is 1/4 and this causes outside tire stepping, been there dun that on two Dually RAM's. Run the rears at 35 unless towing and 5psi above what your rear axle loaded weight compares to the load/inflation chart for your tires. 65 will be WAYYYY overkill for the rears towing for your RV.

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* This post was edited 01/03/19 06:58pm by Cummins12V98 *


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You are lucky with the Ram then. We had to deal with 2 deeper bed. That was from a 05 to 18 DRW Chevy. The old 05 pulled the trailer just fine, but the L5P is SWEET.


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old guy wrote:

IF there is no big difference then why the cost difference


15 years????


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nice truck [emoticon]


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agesilaus wrote:

It definitely makes no sense to say there is a visual difference between a 3/4 and 1 ton. They are the same unless the one ton is a drw.


The DRW is a $1,295 option, and just about $1,000 for a 3500 SRW over a 2500 likely to cover springs and tires, badge, and the larger GVWR number on the VIN sticker. [emoticon]

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If your new truck has rear air suspension, it may be slightly lower than the all spring models.
I remember when My 03 was new and parked next to a dually. The dually was at least 2 or 3 inches taller.


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