Originally Posted by brady420
Paging Willx to the white courtesy phone
huh wa.... yo! Here Present.....
I completed my RAM test run and I was pretty pleased. I would still like to do the 8 Speed, not that the 6 didn't do a great job but I think the 8 would be more of a pleasure towing (having driven other vehicles with more ratios).
The RAM actually did about a Mile more per gallon under tow than my Current Durango and I think that is all in horsepower and torque being higher. Of course the around town was slightly worse but again I could eek a couple more miles out of the 8 speed. Ultimately for me the RAM is still a tough sell.... I really liked it and like some have said here I liked it more than I thought I would. My issue as noted is that I drive long distances and spend time in big cities where parking above and below ground makes it tough for me. Price and savings to go RAM though are big and I find I have this argument with myself often
So this weekend is the JGC tow test and review. I have started some comments on the brake controller etc and I will post some details about that and a comparison with the RAM as that was my goal to compare a fairly heavy haul between a 2013 RAM HEMI and a 2014 JGC Hemi. I will still ultimately likely go Diesel but I depart on Monday for not less than 3.5 hours drive and I will likely report back Tuesday evening.
Here is a link for my Summit Hemi work so far:2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY
I will post a complete review including my comparisons of feel, noise and general comfort between the two as well as notes about fuel economy and transmission performance when I do report back.