Get this,the wife said I can order a new 2018 1500 or a 2500, give me some pointers.

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  1. BossHogg

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    Yep, I couldn't believe the difference in the seating leather between the Laramie and the Longhorn/Limited trims. My 2013 is a Laramie and when it came time to buy a tow vehicle, I took a look at the leather in a Longhorn, the seating comfort (this is subjective of course) was much more supportive. I figure since I'm going to traveling America pulling an RV I might as well be as comfortable as I can get.
     
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    I certainly would not want the stiff ride in a 2500 if I did not need it to haul/tow with. My 1500 rides like a car... my firend's 2016 2500 is too stiff unless loaded up with gear or big load on the rear...
    I luv my 5.7 with 8 spd and 3.21 gears and the gas mileage I get.
     
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    Since you're potentially looking at the Cummins for your 2500 option, this may not apply. But there is a rumour the 2019 Ram 2500 Hemi will be coming with an 8spd option.

    I keep going back and forth on whether or not to buy a new Ram in 2018 and I'm thinking more and more that upgrading to a 2500 might be the right choice, but I don't want to downgrade to the 6spd.
    This might make it worth waiting another year and going for a 2500.

    Anyway just a thought.
     
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    Are these rumors based on anything more than internet speculation because none of the current 8sp transmissions, including the one in the hellcat, are rated for the GCWR of a 2500.




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    Black version has black leather


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    I stand corrected then.
    My interior color must be the Canyon Brown/Light Frost Beige, red exterior is the preferred color.
    Ok, guys, I have the 3.21 rear end, at 60 MPH, in 8th gear, my RPMs are 1400.
    I have the stock size 20 inch tires, with the 3.92, can any one tell me the RPMs?
    If I stay with a 1500, I may also stay with the 3.21 gears.
     
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    The math yields 64 MPH at 1,400 RMPs with a 3:21 axle ratio in eight gear (1,300 would be just under 60 MPH). Same RPMs and same eight gear with 3:92 axle ratio would give you 52.5 MPH.
     
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    Thank you very much.
     
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    It's not leather, it's vinyl. And it still has the same cloth inserts with the embossed tread pattern.
     
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    I just traded a 2500 for a 1500. The 2500 was my daily driver and the ride really sucked. I hated every minute of driving it. I love my new 2017 1500....smoooth..
    My wife told me to get rid of the 2500 and get another truck, OR get another wife!!!!
     
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