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why does my buddies 2016 feel faster than my 2014?


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Originally Posted by Gamester The gears, and the fact that his is younger and tighter all around, so it will ...


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Old 06-06-2017, 02:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gamester View Post
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
I wish brother! I haven't had a supercharged truck in years! Would be nice but I've got too many home projects I need to fund!!


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Moregrip: Be thankful your buddy owns another Ram instead of a 2017 F150 FX4 EB.
I really doubt an F150 would beat a Hemi Ram... F150s are heavy as hell.
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I wish brother! I haven't had a supercharged truck in years! Would be nice but I've got too many home projects I need to fund!!
One of the advantages of being single with no family is that I can spend all my money on me
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Another poor 3.21 victim......

I dont have the 8 speed. Just the good old 545RFE. With 4.10s.

I know the guys here, with the 8/3.21, say that the 3.92 doesnt make the truck any quicker.
But mathematically, that is not possible. But l say if the 3.21 is just as quick, then by the same logic, the 3.92 must get the same fuel economy.

Gas is cheap, right now. Gear down. Smile until your face hurts.
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Yea, I personally don't think the gearing makes as much as a difference as people say.

In my old 94' 318ci Ram, I went from 3.55 gears to 4.56s and it didn't make nearly as much as an acceleration improvement as I expected. Of course, those old 318 engines make very little power to begin with, but still, much more was expected...


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I really doubt an F150 would beat a Hemi Ram... F150s are heavy as hell.
Keep thinking positive thoughts!
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I got the 3.21's as well and the V8 so all that low end tq is fine with me. I couldn't imagine the 3.21's with the V6 as I had that combo in a Wrangler and it made 6th gear literally unusable.


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There is a big difference between the 3.21 and 3.92 in the 8-speed.

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Moregrip: Be thankful your buddy owns another Ram instead of a 2017 F150 FX4 EB.
They are pretty slow when they are sitting in the shop waiting on repairs. There was a Ford tech on a Ford forum I am a member of and he sold his Ford truck and bought a Ram. Apparently the Ecotooters are still having some issues.


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I really doubt an F150 would beat a Hemi Ram... F150s are heavy as hell.
Stock ecoboost vs stock RAM, Ford will win all day long.

I've had a few that just walk away from the ram. They have a massive powerband with that turbo.

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