Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by mohemipar, Feb 6, 2019.
My motto when trailering is "never pass gas".
I’m not fan of 10 or anything more than 6 speed tranny, it’s just government policy run amuck and costing us a fortune to fix the damn thing with it breaks which far in excess of any potential gas mileage saving, as for 7.4 gasser? Why not 9”4, 11.4. Where does it end? Honestly it’s much more than a gasser truck needs, btw, diesels were may favorite until the gubmint added all the stupid sulfur replacement things and turbos aren’t as good as they use to be and don’t last nearly as long as a motor. This stupid so called environmental saving crap put on diesel have all but destroyed them. Don’t get me started on the ridiculous prices we are now having to pay for a gubmint spcertified diesel in America.....
I just wish quality was more important than having a so called bigger motor, we all know with properly engineered, a 5. Anything can be a beast.
I'm excited about the new attention to the gas HD segment. Ram has 2 issues. First, their 1500 5.7 is way behind the times. It gets beat up by the ford 3.5, 2.7 and even the 5.0. The 6.2 GM motor eats it's lunch too. So they have to do something there, and fast. And to top things off, they will soon be a bit behind the others in the gas HD arena. Personally, I wish one of these companies would have gone with a small boosted V8 instead of just more and more displacement. I get the longevity and reliability needs of the HD segment, maybe that is the issue but I would think it could be overcome these days. I've driven some 8 speed trucks and really like the versatility over the 6 speeds so I'm good with that, although I do think a 10 speed may be taking it a bit too far.
FCA said they are working on a 575 HP (no they're numbers) 7.0L Hemi
I owned 5 diesels ranging from 96-18 (all Cummins) and was never impressed but that is me
Many wise members on this post have made the point. We don't need a 7.0 Hemi any more than Ford needs a 7.3 bored out 351. What we the customers need and want is attention to quality. Get the fat ass Division managers out in the field talking to dealers, customers and line assembly techs. Fix the exhaust leaks and valve train issues. Hold the managers bonus hostage if they do not perform.
We don't need MDS either.
And to keep the manual transmission option...
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Everything I've read in the past few days says the 7.0 has been shelved for now. At least in Ram trucks.
I don't know how many 6.4L Hemi equipped trucks RAM is able to sell in the 3500, 4500, & 5500 cab & chassis platforms with their different upfitter solutions, but the only way I see them developing a larger V8 gas motor is if they feel they can significantly increase their take in these platforms with a larger V8 gasser offering.
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