Engine Speculation for 2018

Engine Speculation for 2018

This is a discussion on Engine Speculation for 2018 within the RAM 1500 General Discussion (Non Diesel) forums, part of the RAM 1500 (NON DIESEL) category; 4 Reasons to Wait for 2018 RAM 1500 « 2018 Ram 1500 News Click on the "colored" Pentastar, Ecodiesel and Hemi at the beginning. There ...

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    Engine Speculation for 2018

    4 Reasons to Wait for 2018 RAM 1500 « 2018 Ram 1500 News

    Click on the "colored" Pentastar, Ecodiesel and Hemi at the beginning. There they talk about each motor. At the end of the "Hemi" article they speculate on tow ratings for the Ecodiesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash68 View Post
    ha!

    can you say, lareger cooling capacity?
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    :Larger cooling capacity".

    Same with the transmission. Mine is stupid hot.

    Doubt I would be interested but a more capable Pentastar engine would interest me. I rarely tow above 6,000 lbs but when I do, more capable performance for the current Pentastar would be needed.

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    Its still a 5800 pound truck with 1/2 ton underpinnings. All is good with 10K when there is no cross wind or tractor trailers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainmal View Post
    :Larger cooling capacity".

    Same with the transmission. Mine is stupid hot.

    Doubt I would be interested but a more capable Pentastar engine would interest me. I rarely tow above 6,000 lbs but when I do, more capable performance for the current Pentastar would be needed.
    I think most around here agree your transmission's cooling controls are not working as they should.


    To this story about 10k lbs tow capacity for the EcoD
    I'm pretty sure that with additional cooling, relocation of the CAC and a bigger turbo the 10k mark can be achieved in the J2807 towing test. I won't need a new truck then because GDE will have the stuff for my 2014 (when my warranty is over, of course) Then I can buy me a new 2018 30' Airstream with a 10k GVWR
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    Saw no mention of the optional twin turbo's for the 3.6L to compete with the Ecoboost. Guess FCA isn't ready to make that part public yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmeg View Post
    Its still a 5800 pound truck with 1/2 ton underpinnings. All is good with 10K when there is no cross wind or tractor trailers.
    5,800lbs half ton towing 10,000lbs is actually not bad! Easily done when properly set up.

    A 8,800lbs one ton towing 30,000lbs is actually far worse!

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    Wonder if they will address the tall reverse gear and make it more suitable for our trucks.
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    Doubt the slipping or powerless reverse gear is an issue owners complain about much. Agree. Already had issues with that. Solution was simple. Low range in 4 x 4.
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