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Chuck Dodge, Maryville, MO, January 05, 2014, 14:15
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Im looking to buy a ram 2500 with the 5.7 hemi and 5 speed automatic tranny. four wheel drive. everything is stock on it. What kind of fuel mileage would this get. The guy says around 19 highway but im not sure about it. thanks for your help.

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    pushrod January 05, 2014, 14:22
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    Google it i am not sure about that either! You can find it there.

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    Chuck Dodge, January 05, 2014, 14:27
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    ive tried that but none of the car sites have ratings for 3/4 ton trucks. and there don't seem to be any forums on this one.

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 14:33
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    Hum, i really hadn't checked on a 3/4 sure enough but i say that is the best it can ever get, if that much! That is based on smaller suv's with smaller engines. That is about all they get!

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    Chuck Dodge, January 05, 2014, 15:20
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    my mom has an 06 grand cheroke with the 4.7 and gets around 24 highway. dodge does pretty good as long as you keep your foot out of the petal. I figure a 3/4 ton should get less what with weighing more.

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    pushrod, January 05, 2014, 15:43
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    The 3/4 Ram is not a fuel mileage vehicle, never was intended to be!

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    Chuck Dodge, January 05, 2014, 18:54
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    not at all but it has the same gear ratios as moms jeep. of course it weighs more but id like to pull a camper with it and im not sure 14 would do for that.

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    ProfessorG January 05, 2014, 14:33
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    A customer of mine has one and averages 14mpg if all 16 plugs are working good.

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    Chuck Dodge, January 05, 2014, 15:21
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    interesting, would you say cold air intake would help it get at least 19

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    ProfessorG, January 05, 2014, 15:28
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    Not really; It's a Hemi, you're gonna want to play with it. Adding the transfer case and lower gears, it's made for pulling not highway driving.

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    Chuck Dodge, January 05, 2014, 18:51
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    true, I had a 99 ram with the 360and everyone told me the same, that im going to want to play with, and I did of course. but when I kept my foot out of the petal it got around 20. I don't expect 30 by any means but 20 or so would be nice. thanks for your help

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