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Tried to Order the following

1500 Laramie, Crew Cab 4*4 (6'4" Box)

28H, 3.0L Eco Diesel
Leather Buckets
Air Suspension
Uconnect 8.4 Nav
Block Heater
Side Steps
Anti Spin Diff
Park Sense
Protection Group
Spray In Bedliner
CD Player
Trailer Brake
Convenience Group
Remote Start

Dealer says only option for ratios are 3.2 or 3.9

I would like a 3.5 as its right in the middle and should be the best of both worlds, towing and economy

MSRP $56,220

Invoice $51,151

Only Incentive $1,500

Got them down to $48,233

Here's how they come up with total
$48,233 (Price)
$1500 (they say incentive is taxable in NY)
$4,165 (Sales Tax)
$10 (Inspection Fee)
$230 (Registration Fee)
$75 (Dealer Fee)
$12 (Tire Waste Fee)

=$54,225-$1,500 (Incentive) = $52,725 OTD

Seems like a great deal, just don't know what to do about ratios, wait to see if 3.55 becomes available or go with one of the extremes.
 

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Build it on truecar to check the price don't pay over this.
call Chrysler for incentives don't take dealers word for it.
 

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3.55 is the standard rear axle for the ED. That is why it doesn't show up as an option. If you go on the Ram site and "build and price" a truck you get a message when selecting the ED that the rear axle ratio will be changed from 3.21 to 3.55. The only optional ratio for the ED is the 3.92. If you try to select the 3.21 it gives a message that the ED will be replaced by the Hemi.
 

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I asked and was told 3.21 was not an option with ED as stated 3.55 is standard. If by some strange reason now only 3.21 and 3.92 were available I would take the 3.92. The 8 speed has plenty of overdrive to keep the mpg good and my 3.55 almost seems like a little too much gear going under 65 which is only about 1700 rpms. My elevation could be playing a role as it is 6000ft+ here. FYI with 3.55 80mph is only 2000 rpms.
 
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That is interesting information CG98X. I am planning to order a 2015 ED and many of my option choices will be based on input from members of this forum. One option I am on the fence about is the 3.55 vs 3.92 axle ratios. I calculate 10% higher RPM at a given speed with the 3.92 vs the 3.55. I don't plan to do a lot of towing but when I do the 3.92 would be nice. I am curious to see what mileage 3.92 owners get.
 

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3.55 is standard for the Diesel Motor - when you build it online it will have that auto selected. Your other option is 3.92. You cannot get 3.21 in the Diesel.
 

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It's shocking how uneducated so many of these ram dealers are!
If you aren't doing much towing go with the 355's this engine has plenty of power with them, you WILL be surprised how fast it is!
 

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I am in the process of ordering a SLT 4x4 Crew with the 5'7 box. Standard ratio is the 3:21 . If you go with the 6'4 box standard is the 3:55. Is anyone running the 3:21 with 20 " wheels? Looking to run mostly highway with occasional towing of approx. 2500lbs. It is pretty flat around here. I was thinking if I had to I would just drop it down to 7th gear and run that. Am I out to lunch?
 

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If that's true, I'm surprised I know 3 people who have bought one personally and that. Wwas never an option with the diesel....
 

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I called a help number listed on Ram Trucks website, they also told me only 3.2 and 3.9 available. The guy wasn't able to tell me when or if the 3.5 would be available. Wasted 30 mins on phone with them and got no answer.
 

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3.21s with 20's would be over-driven IMHO, 3.55 is bad enough!!
 

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321's would put this truck in the low 30's hwy!
 

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01240 do you have a eco?
 

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No shit wow! You will be in the 30's mpgs for sure!
 
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