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Am looking very hard at a 19 Ram 6.4 gasser. Those currently using one with the new 8 speed, any problems? Love it? Hate it? What are you feeling?
The last of the leftovers are disappearing now, and I am looking at grabbing one for a 10k lb tt now and likely a 12-14k 5er in a year or so.

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You better be looking at a Diesel if going 12-14k in the future.


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That 8 speed has been used for a long time in Chargers and Challengers, including HellCats.
I have it in my SRT and prformance wise, it rocks. Very nice shifts and intellegent strategy. But just like all newer trans, the maint. is costly. I guess there's no way to get around that though. Same series trans is also used in lots of high end cars including Bently's.

I would normally have suggested a diesel as well but all of the new ones are such a PIA that I probably wont own another one.

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Love mine. It’ll certainly do the job. If I was towing frequent or full time, though, I’d only have a diesel.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

You better be looking at a Diesel if going 12-14k in the future.


Holy cow! It took a whole 31 minutes to get the "better get a diesel response" when diesel wasn't even mentioned in the OP!

Slow day or you guys are slipping!


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A buddy has the 6.4 and loves it. Zero problems.


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Greene728 wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

You better be looking at a Diesel if going 12-14k in the future.


Holy cow! It took a whole 31 minutes to get the "better get a diesel response" when diesel wasn't even mentioned in the OP!

Slow day or you guys are slipping!


So you let people do something they will regret often without giving a good alternative???

I did not discourage him buying a gasser for his other RV mentioned.

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Have one, with 4.10 gears. Traded a 2009 Dodge 3500 dually with diesel and 3.73 gears in on it. Tow a HitchHiker LS with a scale-checked trip weight of 13,200 pounds. Have towed to Central Coast of California and also to Lake Tahoe from Central Valley. The 6.4 will tow circles around the 2009. Easier to drive, better on grades. But, it is thirsty. About 8 mpg towing. I changed because I was hired of diesels after 2 of them and I do not tow as much nor as far as I did.


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GaryGus wrote:

Have one, with 4.10 gears. Traded a 2009 Dodge 3500 dually with diesel and 3.73 gears in on it. Tow a HitchHiker LS with a scale-checked trip weight of 13,200 pounds. Have towed to Central Coast of California and also to Lake Tahoe from Central Valley. The 6.4 will tow circles around the 2009. Easier to drive, better on grades. But, it is thirsty. About 8 mpg towing. I changed because I was hired of diesels after 2 of them and I do not tow as much nor as far as I did.


8mpg! IDE take that every time. The newer diesels won't get you much more than maybe 10.

I don't see any 6.4's come in at work with issues (I'm a Mopar tech). The biggest issue is the exhaust manifold bolts. And those are far easier to remove than the Ford 5.4/6.8 Tritons.

I think you'll be happy with it.


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