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Old 09-15-2015, 01:57 PM   #1
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First tow with my 1500 Hemi.

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and it is my first post. Just a little history on me, I bought my first new truck in 2000 and it was a 2500 Cummins 6-speed manual. I put 323000kms on it and sold it this summer and replaced it with a new 1500 SXT / Hemi.

The first thing I did when I got the truck was install progressive coils in the back and bought a Reese weight distribution hitch for my 6000lbs enclosed cargo trailer. I didn't need the Reese with my 2500.

Last weekend I did just over 1600kms towing my trailer into the gaspe Quebec which has some pretty decent hills. I was overall surprised at how well the Hemi tows, it was able to hold 5th (1st overdrive) on small hills without downshifting. On a few of the largest hills I was down to 2nd gear WOT and it was able to hold highway speeds. Engine noise is extremely quiet in the cab and all temperatures stayed easily in check.

Overall fuel economy was a bit better than I expected too, 1607kms consumed 365L of gas.

Considering my old Cummins was highly modified with 383hp and 1010tq at the wheels, I am more than happy with the new Hemi. I would recommend this truck to anyone planning on towing occasionally.

John

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RAM could do better at advertising the low end power that the hemi has
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:42 PM   #8
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RAM could do better at advertising the low end power that the hemi has
Does anyone have an actual dyno graph of the current 395HP hemi from the factory? I have not been successful finding one.
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i looked at dyno charts before i bought my ram and discovered why fords 6.2 felt less powerful than the 5.7 hemi. i think fords problem with gas engines is the hp and torque curves dont help each other thats how my 5.4 was at peak tq it made like 105 hp.
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i looked at dyno charts before i bought my ram and discovered why fords 6.2 felt less powerful than the 5.7 hemi. i think fords problem with gas engines is the hp and torque curves dont help each other thats how my 5.4 was at peak tq it made like 105 hp.
better check your numbers, 105hp is impossible at peak TQ. The 6.2 makes 434TQ at 4500rpm which equals 371HP. It is possible that engine makes less torque at lower RPM's which would feel like it makes less power at lower RPM's. Find the actual dyno graphs and post them so we can deal with real numbers not just hear say.
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