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i picked mine up last week. upgraded from a 2016. The two trucks are worlds apart. im very happy with my decision.


Is that a Laramie w/ the black interior?

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Thanks. Read around and figured it out a bit. Guessing the 2020's will be the ones with the ZF transmission. I currently have an EcoDiesel with over 100,000 miles and that ZF. SOB has no way to reasonable check the transmission oil level. Will say this, overheated many times because of a faulty Thermal valve, it is still shifting strong with only one fluid change.



May go back to another Cummins so trying to figure things out.


Other than the transmission issue you just noted, are those Ecodiesels worth a damn when it comes to fuel economy (unloaded, highway miles)?
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I wonder why no one is talking about how much they paid and what the payment is???
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I'll believe the HP and Torque figures when I see it on a DYNO, cause no way is it getting that to the ground. Probably a lot closer to 300 HP, and 600 lbft of torque.

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i picked mine up last week. upgraded from a 2016. The two trucks are worlds apart. im very happy with my decision.


Is that a Laramie w/ the black interior?
It’s a limited with black interior. I was going to get a Laramie but it wasn’t much more and wow what a difference. I’m very happy with my truck!

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I guess FCA or Cummins decided to fix “the sound” that was being generated in the 2016-2017 3500 Mega Cabs. There were several that had this issue including yours truly.

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are those Ecodiesels worth a damn when it comes to fuel economy (unloaded, highway miles)?
My best mileage was 29.7 mpg hand calculated. I filled up in Gallup, NM and drove to Pratt, KS on one tank (658 miles). I love the Ecodiesel and look forward to buying the 2nd generation Ecodiesel.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to take the $3,075 dollars (FCA dieselgate settlement money) and put it towards a 2020/2021 Ram 3500 Cummins.
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Would anyone be willing to post a picture of the frame where the radius arm bracket is welded on? I’d like to see if it’s like the previous generation. Thanks.

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My best mileage was 29.7 mpg hand calculated. I filled up in Gallup, NM and drove to Pratt, KS on one tank (658 miles). I love the Ecodiesel and look forward to buying the 2nd generation Ecodiesel.

As a matter of fact, I'm going to take the $3,075 dollars (FCA dieselgate settlement money) and put it towards a 2020/2021 Ram 3500 Cummins.

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I'll believe the HP and Torque figures when I see it on a DYNO, cause no way is it getting that to the ground. Probably a lot closer to 300 HP, and 600 lbft of torque.

This was previous generation i would say the number is close to 370 and 900 on the new HO motor

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This was previous generation i would say the number is close to 370 and 900 on the new HO motor
I’d buy that.

I realize how scientific a butt dyno is... so that being said my 05 dyno’d at 415/850. At the same weight on the same hills and speed the engine load runs nearly the same at 2000-2200 rpms, in direct. Axle ratio was 3.73 on the 05, and 3.42 on the 18.

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I have had my 2019 for a little over a month, had a 2016 Ram 3500 prior. There is a huge difference. Quieter, smoother, more responsive, no vibrations.
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