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why does my buddies 2016 feel faster than my 2014?


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So I own a 2014 Reg Cab and my buddy owns a 2016 Reg Cab.....only difference between the two trucks ...


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Old 06-06-2017, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I own a 2014 Reg Cab and my buddy owns a 2016 Reg Cab.....only difference between the two trucks is the 2 years that separates them and the rear gears; mine has 3.21's, his has 3.92's

His truck is noticeably more responsive! faster!

Even the engine revs quicker.......WTF?

Besides the gear differences did RAM change their calibration from 2014 to 2016?

Any ideas?


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The rear gears are the answer plain and simple. But you can bask in the knowledge that you'll get better fuel economy!
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I agree, the gearing is the difference. The 8 speed trans paired with the 3.92's will accelerate faster than the 8 speed with the 3.21's. But, as been mentioned, the 3.21's will get better mileage.
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I agree, the gearing is the difference. The 8 speed trans paired with the 3.92's will accelerate faster than the 8 speed with the 3.21's. But, as been mentioned, the 3.21's will get better mileage.
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I agree the gears make the most sense right! but even just free revving the engine my buddies 2016 revs quicker and drops rpms quicker instead of the way mine feels like the engine takes a second to come down from the revs.


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The 3.92's make a huge difference. Other than that, all engines are not created exactly equal (tolerances, variances).
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The 3.92's make a huge difference. Other than that, all engines are not created exactly equal (tolerances, variances).
maybe I need to do a quick engine swap!
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maybe I need to do a quick engine swap!
Yeah, just do a quick engine swap for a hellcat engine and it'll be no contest, regardless of gears lol
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3:21 highways gears....3:92 haul ass gears.


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The gears, and the fact that his is younger and tighter all around, so it will seem more responsive than yours anyways. If you want to level the playing field, get a CAI and Tuner and you will suddenly have more responsiveness and performance than you did when your truck was brand new

Or, do what I did and go supercharged
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