Are your preference of gears a deal breaker for you?

CAGEYAR

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The used car/truck market is running at historically high values right now.
Why pay high values for used? You might be able to find a new Ram with the equipment you need.
Until midnight Monday, you can get an interest free loan for 72 months on a new Ram. With your trade, you can get new with 3.92's. That's my 2 cents.
 

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I'm happy with my 3.21. I tow a lot too usually around 5000-7000lb and the 8spd does a wonderful job. It's nice having the best possible mpg when unloaded. I'm running tires slightly bigger than stock as well. LT275/65/20
 

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It wasn't a factor for me with my 2500, but I wasn't towing overly heavy with it either (6k lbs). The 3.73s do a fine job for me and really no notable difference between them and the 4.10s I would have preferred.

In your case the difference between 3.21s and 3.92s is a big step up. Personally I would not buy a lifted truck with big tires on it like that for towing, many ressons.

If your going to spend all that money, (I'm sure those 21s are not cheap these days) as suggested, I'd go new and get the 3.92 geared truck, optioned as you want it (just remember the fancy stuff adds weight and reduces your payload max limit) and wind up with a full factory warranty in the proccess.

Your 17 doesn't have a lot of miles on it either. I'm lucky, my 17 is not my DD and she presently has about 16,900 miles on it and its always garaged so I plan on keeping it for awhile. What I'm getting at is this market now is stupid expensive = no deals really so I personally have zero desire to buy a vehicle right now. I'm hoping by 2024 or 2025 things will get better but we'll see. Hopefully this is not the new normal. This is just my .02

Good luck with whatever you decide.
 
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The used car/truck market is running at historically high values right now.
Why pay high values for used? You might be able to find a new Ram with the equipment you need.
Until midnight Monday, you can get an interest free loan for 72 months on a new Ram. With your trade, you can get new with 3.92's. That's my 2 cents.
You make an excellent point about buying new.
 
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Thanks to all for your replies. I really like my current Ram. If I'm truthful I really am just concerned that if I don't sale or trade now then later it won't be a good option due to the fact that I have 115,000 miles on the truck. It seems like it's either sale or trade now and buy new truck with warranty or just drive it until the wheels come off and deal with any maintenance costs that come up. I'll probably just keep my current truck. I still welcome any thoughts you have.
 

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Check this video out. A little something to chew on. It only came out 3 days ago so it's very current.

 

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Check this video out. A little something to chew on. It only came out 3 days ago so it's very current.


He's not wrong, but inflation is putting pressure the other way. New car prices are going up faster, and unless the supply chain issues resolve themselves that's not going to change. What deep sub-prime people buy isn't going to affect the upstream market nearly as much, either. High demand vehicles aren't dropping like what he's talking about as far as I can see. Turn over on new cars is still very quick. I really thought we'd be seeing prices drop by now as well, and maybe they are in the 10 year old Hyundai market, but I'm not seeing it in low mileage higher end trucks and SUVs, nor sports cars.
 

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Sorry I have really hard buy truck
W 3.21, for tow anything over 1500 lbs, Axle job got to be $2000 by
Now for 2 wheel drive,
West cost your going needs minimum
Of 3.55. An like 3.92

As for me I can tow at - 280 feet (death Valley) am few hour late be at
10,000 ( back side Yosemite)
 

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He's not wrong, but inflation is putting pressure the other way. New car prices are going up faster, and unless the supply chain issues resolve themselves that's not going to change. What deep sub-prime people buy isn't going to affect the upstream market nearly as much, either. High demand vehicles aren't dropping like what he's talking about as far as I can see. Turn over on new cars is still very quick. I really thought we'd be seeing prices drop by now as well, and maybe they are in the 10 year old Hyundai market, but I'm not seeing it in low mileage higher end trucks and SUVs, nor sports cars.
It's a tough time to get a car. My wife is getting the itch. She's finally realizing what I said at the beginning when she got her Journey Crossroad. She asked me if I liked it and I said it's nice, fully loaded but underpowered because it has a 4 cyl. She said I would say that because I have a Hemi. She loves the Journey but now she's wanting something a little more. A Durango with a V-6 is probably in our future. It'll only be a people mover. We don't need another Hemi. But I'm going to wait at least a few months (after November) to see how this whole thing pans out and what direction everything goes.
 

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It's a tough time to get a car. My wife is getting the itch. She's finally realizing what I said at the beginning when she got her Journey Crossroad. She asked me if I liked it and I said it's nice, fully loaded but underpowered because it has a 4 cyl. She said I would say that because I have a Hemi. She loves the Journey but now she's wanting something a little more. A Durango with a V-6 is probably in our future. It'll only be a people mover. We don't need another Hemi. But I'm going to wait at least a few months (after November) to see how this whole thing pans out and what direction everything goes.

Take your chances, roll the dice. Prices will either go up, go down, or stay the same. :D If you're not a cash buyer, consider interest rates into the equation. I can still get 2.5% for 60-84 months at a local credit union, but they expect it to bounce up soon. Everyone else seems to be 4%-ish on new, at least.
 
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