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3500 tows more than 5500?

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Anyone have an explanation how a 2014 ram 3500 with an aisin and 4:10 can tow 10,000 lbs more than a 2014 ram 5500 with 4:44 aisin and only have flatbed upfit? But if you get a 4:88, it will have about same towing as long as your dont get a heavy upfit bed? And 2014 c&c have less towing and payload than a 2013.
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I know what you mean. My truck is much heavier duty.
I can't explain it, but that is why I bought the 3500 instead of the 4500 I was planning to buy.
Yeah the 5500's are heavier made all the way around. I think what RAM is doing is shooting for the RV crowd and folks pulling GN horse trailers with LQ's with the 3500's. Since they want trucks with "Caddy" features and ride and a pickup box on the back. Even with the upgrades on the 3500's I think the 45-5500's are better built for the long haul.
stay within axle ratings, and its all good.
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