Have you tried mopar.com and registering as the owner? Should be stated there.I can’t find the towing capacity for my ram anywhere and it’s frustrating. I have a 2020 ram 1500 crew cab 5ft7in box. It’s 4x4 and has the 3.92 gears and eco diesel in it. Any body have any insight? Thank you!
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Your last comment, or question, heavier duty axles and drive components... yep, the answer is all of the above... Axle, Dana 60... the earlier models, 5 lugs, this new generation is 6 lugger… better brakes, the 8hp75, the overdrive gears have changed as well as gears 1 thu 6... with this new model, there is a whole bunch of noticeable improvements... ie; steering is another improvement... this truck is not just a heavy half, it's closer to an ole school light 3/4 ton, only it has a whole bunch of umph to it... and fun to drive, especially with the air suspension... hey, and I forgot to mention, the barn door tailgate, it's awesome... and you always wanted to think you wanted to swing, get one, they are great...I heard the gen 3 has a higher tow rating because they were able to fix the oil overheat issue, not to mention the increases in hp and torque. But can anyone tell me if it's also because the gen 3 also has heavier duty axles/drive components?
If the truck is configured with the Air Suspension, what role does that play in all of this? I do understand it adds weight, and therefore presumably reduces the "Payload" number, but what are the other consequences (positive and negative) of having the Air Suspension onboard?Keep in mind, a Dana 60 is "only" a 9.75 and has an GAW usually around 6500 (full float) or 5500 (semi float) pounds. Far more than what this half ton needs. Even a Dana 50 with a 9" ring gear has a capacity of 5000 GAW. Drop down to a Dana 44 and get a 8.5 ring gear and up to 3500 pounds GAW. Axle lug count doesn't make a difference, being 5 or 6. One isn't necessarily stronger than the other. Unless the axle tubes on our 9.5's are twig thin, Ram has seriously under rated the axle at 3900 or even 4100 pounds. The springs are soft and squishy, so that plays into the payload capacity as well though. Add airbags to fix that issue. The bed itself is as light and flimsy as they come so that may play into the rated capacity. I don't haul heavy in the bed so I don't care about that. The last issue is frame strength. I have no idea about it and whether or not it limits payload capacity. If I was to guess our payloads are just small because of the engine oil over heating issue.