Increase towing on my '06 megacab?

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  1. Jamesq87

    Jamesq87 Senior Member

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    I've been reading and I've came to the conclusion that I can haul roughly 1,800lb in the bed (plenty)
    But my towing is rated at 7,200lb.

    I've determined that I've got a transmission and power steering coolers. What is there that I can do to be able to pull more without hurting performance when not towing?

    For the record I don't have anything that I'm currently trying to tow, just wondering.


    2006 Ram 1500 SLT Megacab
    5.7/auto/4wd
    2" lift,33's,minor exhaust tweak. (For now)
     
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    lharrell79 Senior Member

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    What gear ratio do you have? Also, the only difference between the 1500 and 2500 mega are the leaf springs. You could pick up some 2500 junk yard leaf springs and swap them fairly easily.

    2006 1500 4x4 Mega SLT:

    3.73 = 1980 lbs payload / 7300 lbs max tow
    4.10 = 1980 lbs payload / 8300 lbs max tow

    2006 2500 4x4 Mega SLT:

    3.73 = 2220 lbs payload / 8250 lbs max tow
    4.10 = 2220 lbs payload / 10250 lbs max tow
     
  3. Jamesq87

    Jamesq87 Senior Member

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    I'm not sure. I've looked at the door sticker and I don't see anything that looks like a gear code. I don't have the glovebox sticker. Where did you find your info? I always seem to have difficulty finding mega cab info
     
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