The Cummins workhorse is too costly and too strong for those buyers who'd just like to take advantage of a modern clean diesel's efficiency advantages. It was used as a company truck to pull empty trailers around America. This particular two-tone Longhorn showed up with a gold-painted bumper under its chrome grille and big silver door badges right above the gold sills. I have a 140 hp chip in my dodge, and i believe i got this. Gear ratios were designed to maintain speed on long or high grades, without sacrificing highway efficiency. They treated me like they had known me forever.
They respected that; rare among car dealers in my experience, but greatly appreciated. Poped the hood and everything seemed in good condition. In Laramie Longhorn trim, make that overdressed to the elevens. Something that wears both Ram and Longhorn badges sounds like a range war in the making, but that's not the end of the clashing themes. The Getrag six speed manual available on these trucks had a 5. The Cummins can be mated with a manual transmission in lower trim levels, in which case it has to be down-rated to 350 horses and a mere 660 lb-ft.
It has tons of power!!! All three transmissions, as used in 2012 and onwards, have a single-piece case, two-stage pump which shuts the secondary side at higher speeds, for efficiency , and similar valve bodies. Owners pointed to weak spots in the 2007-11 units, particularly the torque converter. A simple fix and even I missed it. It used a computer that did not allow retrofits into earlier trucks. They do not use a 7 thrust bearing; the 11 bearing is in the input and reverse planetary assembly.
But the durability of this truck is amazing. Under partial throttle, shifting into gears above third was delayed; and the system was likely to kick down under part throttle into fourth and fifth. Once I got to the dealership the salesman asked what I was looking for and gave me a little more about what was on the lot and let me know he had some more trucks being detail. Although it was all-new for 2013, the heavy-duty Ram 2500 made its own kind of news this year by with an auto-leveling air-spring option and by sharing the full-ton 3500 model's stiffer frame. The diesel now features Ram Active Air, which is a valve in the intake airbox that pulls presumably cooler, denser intake air through a port at the top of the grille rather than from the wheel well, but only under extreme circumstances of load and heat. Our test subject here should not be mistaken for that truck. Had a little covered area where you could see they were doing maintenance on their vehicles.
Recently i have added stickers and plates to the truck not in the picture. Only negative was one of the studs on the back wheel was broke. Underdrive clutch clearance is not adjustable, but reverse clutch clearance is, via a selectable snap ring. The deal was started on the phone while I was at work 1. We pulled up, all the cars were on the lot where you could see them.
We drove the truck arround and it seemed like it was running good. Ram offers one trim level beyond the Longhorn, the Laramie Limited, for which we might gladly pay the extra freight to shed the cattle-skull logos and filigree splashed all over this truck. Gave us the keys to the truck we wanted then sat back and let us do our own thing without pushing the vehicle on us. Let me take it out alone for part of an afternoon, return it and go about my business. They don't try and pretty them up like at a dealership.
Whole process took less then 30m. The tapered side of the two tapered snap rings in the input clutch must face up. Made an offer and they accepted. Overall, great used truck for great prices from an easy to work with auto saler. The underdrive, overdrive, and reverse clutch assembly snap rings are not interchangeable between transmissions.
The transmission-control is built into the powertrain computer. In an odd way, though, this truck makes a good case for its EcoDiesel V-6 kid brother in the Ram's range. The vehicles were definitely used. Partly for that reason, in 2012, when Ram started selling a higher-output Cummins diesel truck with 800 lb-ft of torque , they beefed up the torque converter and modified the shift algorithms for durability. The shafts, clutches, pump, torque converter, and other parts were also redesigned to handle the.
Ram made headlines this year by adding an range. They all use three planetary gearsets, three driving clutches, three holding clutches, and an overrunning clutch. They were not graphics that were painted on, but of vinyl kind. Just had the vehicle inspected and they said it was in good condition for the year of the truck. He came out and greeted us. By the time I arrived around 6 pm the paperwork was ready and all I needed to do was test drive, check the car over, sign the paperwork and go.
. So eventually they will start to peel. The 2C reaction plate has to go in first when rebuilding the 2C clutch, not the separator plate. I give them an A+. During limp mode, the manual valve provides reverse, neutral, and fourth gear. . .