This occurred to me too, but if it were true I wonder what the advantage would be to not announcing that their specs are in line withe SAE rating system? I think that would only give them more credit in the eyes of consumers, although maybe I am wrong.LtjimT said:Their tow and payload ratings appear a little on the low side as compared to some configurations of Ford and GM, but being conservative may be an indication of the ratings meeting J2807 standards without making such a claim. The PUTCO comparison test demonstrated the truck's capable at max rated payload and tow numbers.
Is that comparing with a Hemi Ram with the ZF 8 speed or with the old 5/6 speed transmission?Ramfan said:Key here on the Ecodiesel is that those ratings are only with the 3.21 & 3.55 gears. The same configuration with the Hemi is only 9,050 instead of 9,200 lbs. (RC 4x2) When/ if Ram offers an optional 3.92 gear the max tow would be about 10,650.
Yes, Ram issued a presser on the V6/TF8 yesterday. Essentially, Ram announced that improvements to the parking gear in the TF8 unlocked an extra 950 lbs. in towing capacity in the V6/TF8.Ramfan said:So far to my knowledge Ram has not announced any change in tow ratings for the TF8. Pretty sure they don't plan to. Although its certainly more capable to handle or accelerate & hold and without gear hunting than with the old 5/6 speed. It's based on weight & rear gear ratio.
The tow rating of the 8 speed behind WHAT engine? Behind the Hemi?LtjimT said:Looking at the Ram PDF on tow ratings the 8spd has a 50lb increase over hemi/ 65rfe in any configuration. I think the TF8 is lighter by that amount.
Thank you very much!LtjimT said:Sorry for the lack of specificity, the TF8 hemi combination maintains a 50lb tow increase over the 65RFE hemi combination in all configurations. I believe I have read from a different source that there is a 50 lb difference in weight between the two transmissions. Thanks, Jim