Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern California
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Found this comment (below) on Ramzone.com, posted 12/8 by a Dodge (can't yet say "Ram") engineer in response to a question about tow rating comparsions between Ford/Chevy/Dodge
I always thought the Dodge was underated or the others were overrated in terms of tow capacity. Wonder how the ratings under SAE Standards would compare to all 3 brands?
For 2012MY all manufactures have adopted the Society of Automotive Engineers standards for trailer tow requirements. Up until this point, all manufacturers were able to rate their trucks based on whatever metric they chose. As a consequence, comparison ratings between manufacturers could not lead the customer to a direct comparison between manufacturers. The SAE standard has minimum requirements for performance on selected grades (hills). Most of our products would rate significantly higher if sold by other manufacturers. Unfortunately we are now starting to test our products to the new standards so ratings will be different for upcoming models.
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2013 6.7 CTD 2500, 800 ft-lbs torque, 4x4 crewcab Larmine Longhorn edition, 6 sp. auto, 2 tone white/gold
--07 6.7CTD 2500 4x4, Quad Cab, Big Horn Pkg. 3.73, airbags, 6sp auto, with Mag-Hytec deep pan.- sold but not forgotten.
--08 36' Jazz 5th wheel,triple slide, 12,000lbs
--28' 22,400# PJ goosneck beaver tail trailer
--95 & 96 5.9CTD 4x4 5sp. ext. cab. 33x12.50x16 front, 33x15.50x16 rear tires. R-1 tread, wheelbase shortened 30". Used as tugs on farm
--81 IH 1800, DT466 210hp, 10 speed,
--95 FL70, 8.3 cummins 275hp, 10speed
--79 GMC 7000, DD 6V53 210 hp, 6sp ally
-- A whole bunch farm equipment, all colors
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