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So I just sold my new Ram

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty' started by RBinNC, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. RBinNC

    RBinNC Senior Member

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    The other thing was all the things you hear to solve the annoying things. MDS bothersome? Just scroll to 8th gear every time you put it in drive. Or buy a tuner. Sluggish? Buy a pedal commander. Lifters/cam aren't oiling well? Just buy this special oil and keep the rpm's above 2k and don't let it idle much.

    Its just like damn I never had to worry about any of that crap in my previous old trucks.

    This truck was SO close to being right. Like 95 percent.

    For what it's worth, I heard ram keeps the MDS Stuff because of government regulations. I wondered why ford doesn't have it? While watching a tear down vid of the 7.3 godzilla engine they mentioned it has a variable pressure oil pump, which changes depending on driving demands (cruising/idling/towing etc). Certainly seems questionable to me, but time will tell. Nothing's perfect.
     
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    You’re going to be disappointed with anything you purchase, I’m afraid. Each manufacturer has their own solution to pacify the EPA and satisfy the consumer.

    The more you read, watch and research, you’ll find more reasons not to purchase this or that.
     
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    Hate to hear that you had problems. Mine has been great so far (16,000 miles). I think the MDS sound & vibration is more of an issue for us 6.4 owners. Most 5.7 owners don't seem to mind it. I really wish FCA/RAM would give us an option in the settings to permanently turn it off. It should just require a programming update. I have been especially impressed with the build quality (fit & finish) with my 2500, so it sounds like you got a bad one. I don't blame you for selling it. Good luck with whatever you end up getting!

    David
     
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    You young guys whine too much about every little thing...... Had Trucks for 50 years....you couldn't own one of the earlier models be it Chevy, Ford or Dodge.... these new Rams are the best I've ever owned, they ride like a Imperial,handle like a sports car and get great mileage for a truck. and no road noise....maybe some of you cupcakes go drive a 1967 or 73 truck for a year and then see what the difference is...that is if you have any Kidneys left !!
     
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    I have never added a drop of oil to the last 2 or 3 5.7L motors but never had the 6.3.
    I can;t remember any problems, but if I had what you had I would be worried as well.
    But I sure as hell would not be selling a truck because of yahoo's on the web bitching about lifers.
    But I am never listen to advice anyway, never changed a lifter eather in all the ones I have had.
    I run 5-20 syth. oil
     
  6. NH RAM

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    Sorry to hear of the issues. No issues here with you moving to something that makes you more comfortable. I drive all three trucks again before I buy a new truck; don't get me wrong, my wife doesn't like the GM or the Ford, but it needs to be fair and honest, so we always try to test several trucks.

    I drove the 6.2 F250 and it was pretty good but nothing special. The 7.3 wasn't an option when I was buying, but I hear the 7.3 tows like a beast (TFL Truck), but I think the 6.4 does pretty well. I drove the GM 6.6 gasser and it felt a bit lackluster, and the interior was far more lackluster with hard "rental car" seating, so if I opted out of my Ram , I'd likely go with the 7.3 powered Ford if one was available.

    I have a couple issues with my '19 6.4, one being the squeaky left front caliper (I think) and the flimsy hood. I wish I had the Big Horn seats with the power lumbar and split folding rears because after towing a few thousand miles my lower back was destroyed. With that being said, the Ford dealer and service dept near me is lackluster so it makes it very hard to buy a Ford, especially since they think their trucks are made of gold and price accordingly.

    Please share what you end up with and how you like it; even though this is a Ram forum, I'd love to know the real world, unbiased comparisons between what you had and what you got after the same number of miles.

    Best of luck!
     
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    Trucks also cost WAY more (way more even with inflation factored in) than they used to, so we expect a LOT more out of them. I've had old shitty riding trucks without a/c or other creature comforts for years, big difference was I paid hardly anything for them compared to the 3 rams I've had. So they better be a lot nicer.

    I like having a nice modern truck, but I do balance it out with my 1966 Lesabre that I've had for 17 years, best of both worlds!
     
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    If (when) I sell mine it won’t be for issues, rather for capability.

    We are looking at purchasing a larger travel trailer or motor home in the next 12-18 months and all chips are on the table.

    If it makes more financial sense to pick up a 3500 DRW and travel trailer instead of a motor home, I’ll be shopping.
     
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    I love my Rams BUT that said you are the one paying for your truck and if unhappy than you have to do what you think is right , Myself I would look into maybe a 5.7 engine as the oil is easier to get in any auto parts store or even major markets . Good luck on your next truck .
     
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    I got rid of mine. 2019, 6.4. Loved it, But?? Don’t blame you either.
     
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