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Mileage on 3/4ton vs. 1 ton?

Is there usually a drop in mileage going from a 3/4 ton to a 1 ton truck? Assuming the trucks are identical in every other way, and both single real wheel, how much of a difference should I expect from a 2010 Dodge Cummins Diesel? Reason I'm curious is that dealers seem to have more room to deal on 1 tons up here, I guess cause they sell so few of them, not sure. Anyway, I've always been curious. Thanks.


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As long as they are both single rear wheel it will be the same. Only difference between 2500 and 3500 srw is a xtra leaf in rear springs.

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Actually, the axle is a little bigger (10.5" for the 2500 and 11.5" for the 3500) in a 3500 along with the added spring. But the guys above are right. Assuming both trucks are configured the same, your fuel consumption should be nearly identical.

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Actually, all of the 3/4 ton Dodge trucks I have looked at also had the 11.5" diff, so only the extra leaf would be a difference. The reason I looked at a 1 ton was they just happened to have one in the whole city that was a manual tranny. 5 dealerships, with a total of 22 3/4 tons, and 5 1 tons, and every single one was auto, except the red Laramie 3500. Sure enough, I drive over to see it yesterday and they have it parked behind a 15' high fence. I called and asked about it today, and they said it was in getting detailed because some guy bought it and then his financing fell through. Asking price is $67,000. $1350/month is a little much for me right now. Either way, I have always loved a manual transmission, just never considered having one in a diesel truck. I wonder how good they are?
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$1350 a month? over how long? thats what my payments are with $80,000 owing over 5 years. Got hosed over trade in. Hated the truck i had bad enough to bend over.

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Actually, all of the 3/4 ton Dodge trucks I have looked at also had the 11.5" diff, so only the extra leaf would be a difference. The reason I looked at a 1 ton was they just happened to have one in the whole city that was a manual tranny. 5 dealerships, with a total of 22 3/4 tons, and 5 1 tons, and every single one was auto, except the red Laramie 3500. Sure enough, I drive over to see it yesterday and they have it parked behind a 15' high fence. I called and asked about it today, and they said it was in getting detailed because some guy bought it and then his financing fell through. Asking price is $67,000. $1350/month is a little much for me right now. Either way, I have always loved a manual transmission, just never considered having one in a diesel truck. I wonder how good they are?
That's odd. All three of the 2500's I've owned have had 10.5's and the one 3500 I baught had an 11.5.

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As far as I know the 10.5" came in 2500's with gas motors and the 11.5 was standard with the diesel

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All-new rear axles (10.5 inch ring gears on 2500 models and 11.5 inch ring gears on 3500 and 2500 diesel/manual models) contribute to increased gross vehicle weight ratings, with a best-in-class rating of 12,000 pounds on the 3500 Diesel/4x4. The standard rear axle ratio is a 3.73 with a 4.10 ratio available as an option and provides an additional 2,000 pounds of towing capability. Dodge Ram 3500 rear axles have a GAWR of 9,350 pounds.
http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/ram-heavy-duty.html

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$1350/month over 60 months. That's for the 2010 3500 Laramie Cummins. The medium red one with the 6 speed manual. Really beautiful truck, inside and out. I'm hoping in a few months the prices will drop considerably. I'm not rich, but I do ok and would like to keep the monthly payment to a one week pay cheque. About $1000.00 I think. That means, around a $55,000 truck, taxes in. I'm totally confused as what to do. What else is new,lol.
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