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JIMNLIN

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Posted: 01/13/18 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great looking truck.
Is it just sheet metal change or a new designed frame/drivetrain/etc along with it.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Beats the 'Nostrel' Look

Yeah, but now it has baggy eyes [emoticon]



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SparkDr wrote:

Hmmm. I thought something looked a bit familiar here so I covered the grill in the photo with my left hand. Sure enough, the 19 Ram sure looks an awful lot like my old 07 Tundra...right down to the choice of wheels and side-view mirrors. What’s old is new again as they say?


Well as the world turns I'd imagine it gets more difficult to find truly unique new designs that accomplish everything. Attractive (subjective, but human nature is similar), better aerodynamics for the ever watchful EPA regs and consumer fuel mileage expectations and practical/economical to produce (interchangeable parts across production lines). All this is a tough algorithm to solve.

Why are my shrink to fit 501s back in style? Because everything that is old is new again.......

Does look like an old Tundra had sex with a new Durango though and this is the love child...lol.


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The mirrors look like the current gen mirrors as far as I can tell. Those are towing mirrors on that particular model. It does have 6 lug wheels which is an upgrade from 5 lug of the current gen. I wonder what other changes related to that are under the sheet metal. I do like that they moved the badging up to the hood. I think it has a reasonably aerodynamic look to it. It took me quite a while to warm up to the current gen Rams. This one has been easier. Sometimes, for me at least, that means that the look may become old fast.


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TurnThePage wrote:

The mirrors look like the current gen mirrors as far as I can tell. Those are towing mirrors on that particular model. It does have 6 lug wheels which is an upgrade from 5 lug of the current gen. I wonder what other changes related to that are under the sheet metal. I do like that they moved the badging up to the hood. I think it has a reasonably aerodynamic look to it. It took me quite a while to warm up to the current gen Rams. This one has been easier. Sometimes, for me at least, that means that the look may become old fast.


Good catch on the lugs. I'm not sure how big of a deal that is on a half ton but more is better.


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Here's a couple pictures of the ram with the new split tailgate.

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I'm not real keen on it, at least yet. I plan on keeping my '13 until death do us part anyway so maybe not being crazy about it is a good thing. Reduces the temptation! [emoticon]


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Well, front clip looks a little better to me without the camo, but wth is with the "split" tailgate? That seems like the worst idea ever.

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I've bent up my share of single opening tailgates, not sure that dual one would last a day with a 1-2 man rockery rock in the bed! much less a pallet of concrete that weighs 2000-3600 lbs or so resting on it! oh wait, the new reg sized beds will not handle a 4'x4' pallet in them.......

Oh thats right, these twucks are not for work! only play toys! grrrrrrrrrrr.

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Marty

HDs they are not. But I don’t know my 6 1/2 foot bed quad cab fit a 2,208 pound regular size pallot of tile just fine. Fork lift operator wasn’t stupid enough to set it on the tailgate. I put my 200 pounds of tools & supplies boxes on the back cab floor and she took it up on the interstate and 30 miles home just fine. Naturally tires & air bags were properly inflated for the task.

Seems to me the 375,000 I have on my 1500 ED hadn’t shown it to be incapable of transporting TTs sometimes with a MC in the bed. I could not and did not buy it to tow ginormous 5ers or double decker car haulers but I don’t think that makes it a toy. Only the right size tool for the job.

Close friend name Marty has a stock original 108k 99 Chev 3500 7400 4L80e 4.10s. Nice truck I like it a lot and have used it for two long heavier tows. He can definately carry more in the bed. Towing the same 7.5k TT the lil 8 speed 3.92 diesel would walk him from a light to about 55. But at 65 plus his 290 HP leaves my 268 HP as the gearing advantage has played out. Otherwise their is the difference of 8.5 to 9 mpg towing that load vs 14.5 to 15. Call it a toy if you want I’ll keep my truck as the fuel cost comes out of my profits.

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