This is a discussion on 2020 eco within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Of course as soon as I buy a truck I'm already looking at the new and shiny! Haha...
Of course as soon as I buy a truck I'm already looking at the new and shiny! Haha
With that towability, (?) a fifth wheel option would make sense.
My 2002 Ex 7.3 PSD has a factory rating of 12,500...with more than double the displacement and 1/2 the transmission gears! These specs are very impressive, suspect they could easily hit 500TQ depending on Chevy's 're-flash' post launch.
May actually consider in 2021 or 2022 OR when my current rig hits 350k which ever comes first. Clearly FCA is the best thing to happen to Mopar in decades...the SRT cars rock too.
Given the current max tow rating is a quad cab 4x2 hemi etorque with super 60 rear axle rated at 12,750 towing and 1830 payload I assume the same configuration is required for the 12,560 rating with the ecodiesel?
That gives us a ballpark for weight as well, +200 over hemi etorque, +300 over standard hemi so find a similarly equirped 2019 door jamb sticker and subtract accordingly. Standard trucks (non max tow) with 3.92s will probably be rated at just over 11k so that's pretty good.
Will monitor this and maybe in 2 years when the 15 is paid off, will definitely have a look.
On that last comment I made a call to a salesman at my dealer. Clueless. That dealership was clueless about the new offering and any timetable. He looked up TFL truck and was watching the video while we talked.
The dealer will call me when they hear they can take an order. We'll see.
Last edited by Captainmal; 06-11-2019 at 11:27 AM.
If you wrestle with a pig you'll both get dirty and the pig loves it. .
Looks like they did a lot of changes throughout. New revised block, improved heads, fuel injection system, piston cooling, piston pin geometry, split EGR, improved turbo, etc. Hopefully the new block will correct the bottom end issues with the 14,15 models. What the news today doesn't say but I believe we'll also see on the new ECO is it will probably have the new e-torque mild hybrid system standard and may also have exhaust braking. I'm not sold on the e-torque but from what I've seen on the hemi stuff is it improves off the line torque & acceleration, hopefully this will eliminate the dead petal turbo lag from idle that you had to do a GDE tune to overcome on the first gen ECO's.
I'm hoping the new Eco will break the 30 MPG mark from the factory. I've been waiting months to order an ECO in the new body style. I'll be ordering one the first day the orders open up.
Will definitely be keeping my eye out... probably give it a year or two unless something changes. Exciting news!
2014 Big Horn 4x4 CC EcoD.
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