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Posted: 04/28/19 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Towing 29k. Nice to see they have a gauge that tells you how "full" the DPF is now. That's handy....

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Almost 9mpg pulling 29k, which means about 37,000 GCW. Pretty incredible. Interesting that the driver information center (EVIC) mpg was dead on too.

* This post was edited 04/28/19 08:12am by ib516 *


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Posted: 04/28/19 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need to stop watching these videos. That truck looks way too desirable to me! $88k created a sphincter alert.

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That's quite a truck! They only criticism I would have is the small fuel tank. A truck capable of doing that kind of work should have a 50 gallon tank. Other than that, if $88K falls into my lap, sign me up!

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Very impressive. I love the interior of that truck but the nose of it will have to grow on me. I think I'll resist going to look at them and keep my trusty 2013! [emoticon]


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blofgren wrote:

Very impressive. I love the interior of that truck but the nose of it will have to grow on me. I think I'll resist going to look at them and keep my trusty 2013! [emoticon]


That exactly what my brother-in-law and I said yesterday when looking at the new RAM HD work truck he just got while his 2018 F350 is in the shop. We both thought the interior is a great improvement even for a work truck, but the nose did not look good. In my opinion, they should have made the grille separate from the rest of the front so that the chrome above and below the headlights were the same color as the body.

If they did this and slapped an 8 speed behind it, then I might be tempted to trade up. Actually, I am more tempted to just keep my truck now and just buy a new Power Wagon.

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If they did this and slapped an 8 speed behind it, then I might be tempted to trade up. Actually, I am more tempted to just keep my truck now and just buy a new Power Wagon.


You want 4 OD ratios vs 2?


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Me Again wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:



If they did this and slapped an 8 speed behind it, then I might be tempted to trade up. Actually, I am more tempted to just keep my truck now and just buy a new Power Wagon.


You want 4 OD ratios vs 2?



The 8HP only has 2 OD gears. 6th is 1.00:1.

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ShinerBock wrote:

Me Again wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:



If they did this and slapped an 8 speed behind it, then I might be tempted to trade up. Actually, I am more tempted to just keep my truck now and just buy a new Power Wagon.


You want 4 OD ratios vs 2?



The 8HP only has 2 OD gears. 6th is 1.00:1.


So what Diff ratio do you want to put behind the 8 speed?

The ZF 8AP info:

The new ZF PowerLine 8-speed automatic transmission for commercial vehicles features a torque range of 400-1000 lb-ft, eight forward and one reverse speed, gear ratios of 4.89-0.64 and a 7.65 overall ratio.

4.89 first gear ZF 8AP vs the 3.75 AS69RC means 4.10s might be to low for the Diff ratio.

https://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/zfs-la........transmission-aims-to-dominate-class-5-8/

Here are some 1st gear comparisons. Even when 3.42s out back, the ZF 8AP would have a lower 1st gear than the Aisin and 4.10s.
So maybe they need some different gears to put this tranny in a pickup. In the article they did not say what gears the RAM had.

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ib516 wrote:

Nice to see they have a gauge that tells you how "full" the DPF is now. That's handy.


Yeah that’s handier than just noticing your truck smells like a sweaty ass because it’s doing a regen.


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Me Again wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:

Me Again wrote:

ShinerBock wrote:



If they did this and slapped an 8 speed behind it, then I might be tempted to trade up. Actually, I am more tempted to just keep my truck now and just buy a new Power Wagon.


You want 4 OD ratios vs 2?



The 8HP only has 2 OD gears. 6th is 1.00:1.


So what Diff ratio do you want to put behind the 8 speed?


3.42 preferably, but 3.73 since that is no longer an option.

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