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Like the title says... I just traded in my 2013 Hemi Ram 1500 for a 2014 Ecodiesel Ram 1500 today!

My 2013 just turned 1 year old at the beginning of the week and it had 47k kms on it (29k miles). My average fuel economy is 14.5L per 100km (16.2 US MPG)... Considering that diesel here in Ontario Canada is about the same price a 87 I think I am expecting to see a significant fuel savings. I also have a supercharged 426ci 2010 SRT8 Charger which I drag race on weekends... I tow it to the track which is about 350KM round trip based on what I have read the Ecodiesel should get close to twice the fuel mileage which is pretty incredible... My furthest towing trip was 2 years ago from Toronto to Georgia for the wannaGOFAST - High-Speed Racing - Home 1/2 mile drag race. I was averaging about 9MPG towing my enclosed trailer with the Charger in it (under 7000lbs).I could literally watch the fuel needle dropping lol... I love the Hemi, but I think that trucks work better with turbo diesels and hats off to Dodge for making it happen... especially combined with the killer 8 spd tranny...

I will keep everyone posted on how things go with the truck... I would like to a tuning box and am following the threads about them...

For those of you you that are into cars... My Charger's best ET was [email protected] at 100% full weight with the stock exhaust manifolds, stock mufflers, stock suspension and full size 18" on DOT drag radials... This was with TVS2300 Maggy which I just sold yesterday... I am replacing it with a 2.9L Whipple and am shooting for a 9 second time slip! If you watch the wannagofast offical video you will see my car in the intro scene leaving a GTR in a cloud of smoke lol

Here's an incar video of me running against one of the event sponsors in his highly modified 775HP all wheel drive Porsche...

 

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Yeah. You a real gear head. Neat.

Fill us in on how the Eco compares to your hemi for acceleration, pulling, mpg etc. You seem like a good information source.

775 hp and it did NOT pass you? Holy something.
 

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That's capt, he's our elder statesman....
 

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Man Chris. If I could reach that far I would hit you with somethin'.

Those cars in the videos are "bad".
 

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I did the same thing a week ago. My Hemi was only 8 months old. Love the Eco so far. 500 miles on it. Have some vibration at 2-10 mph when towing. Mileage was 16 mpg with a 6500 lb boat trailer. Time will tell.
 

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I do.

People are stupid and I have proof. Look around at who we elect, what some do, what some watch and what some value.

The Hemi is good for racing, like the Georgia event in this post. I makes a great dune buggy and would have applications anywhere high rpm and speed/horsepower is used. Actually it's exciting but you get to the excitement with a diesel.
 

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Awesome videos!
 
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