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Old February 4th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default 2010 Ram 2500 with 6.7? yes/no?

I was thinking about buying a 2010 Ram and was wondering if anyone is running the 6.7. Any feedback whether its worth it or not would be nice. I am heading to UP so won't be back till Sunday to check this thread but figured I would ask. Thanks in advance.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #2
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they are bad ass if you can justify the cost or have the extra cash to just say "fuck it!"
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #3
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my buddy has a 6.7 in his 08 and he loves it.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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Like any new '07+ diesel, they are all strong runners, but in order to gain any sort of reliability and decent fuel mileage, you basically have to toss the DPF and get rid of the EGR. it's a bit unfortunate it's come to this with the newer diesels. I have no problem with them trying to keep emissions clean, but when it comes at a cost of fuel mileage and reliability, somethings gotta be done.

The 6.7 is a very strong motor in stock form. The stock automatic is pretty darn good too, if that's what you're looking for. Also, the stock exhaust brake is a nice feature as well. If you're going to buy a new heavy duty Ram, I would definitely take the 6.7 over the Hemi.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:45 AM   #5
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If you are thinking about one I would get one before the next model year. This year the 4500 & 5500 chasis cabs have an additional emission device that requires DEF ( diesle exhaust fluid ). The word is this is probably going to filter down to the 3500 in the future. I am sure that the other manufactures are going to have something similar. Not sure on the cost for the fluid yet.
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If you are thinking about one I would get one before the next model year. This year the 4500 & 5500 chasis cabs have an additional emission device that requires DEF ( diesle exhaust fluid ). The word is this is probably going to filter down to the 3500 in the future. I am sure that the other manufactures are going to have something similar. Not sure on the cost for the fluid yet.

x2. The upcoming 6.7 Powerstroke which is due out very soon as a 2011 model has already adapted the urea injection system. From what I hear, Motorcraft is charging around $9 a gallon for DEF. On the 6.7 PSD, it is said to have around a 6 gallon tank and will need to be refilled about every 7500 miles. It's just more junk to deal with.
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Thanks for responses. I don't really need the diesel but it would be nice to have while towing the 4 spot loaded and the boat. I heard someone say they get around 21mpg driving 55-60 (which most roads are up here). I only put about 10k a year on as I also drive my beater. So I am hoping one will last quite a few years if I spend the extra money.
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