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    Default 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    Should I option the 3:73 rear end ratio instead of 3:55 with the new 8 speed transmission?
    Will fuel mileage suffer much? Mostly running unloaded, but would rather have a little more snap off the line and
    Tow ability. 80% city driving.

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    Default Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wnc3 View Post
    Should I option the 3:73 rear end ratio instead of 3:55 with the new 8 speed transmission?
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    Yes you should.

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    Default Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Milo View Post
    Yes you should.
    Yep- that's a no-brainer.....IMHO

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    Default Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    It has been ordered and I hope I can change it in time.
    They asked me and started with the mileage ,bla,bla, blah....I'll call in the morning and change to 3:73.
    I did opt for the air ride and can't wait to see how that rides compared to my 2500.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    correction...the available rear end is a 3:92 not a 3:73 in a half ton and it gives it an 11,000 lb tow rating.
    trying to get it changed, but I may have waited too long to change the order.

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    Default Re: 2013 Ram 1500..what ratio?

    thanks to the cylinder deactivation 3.92 geared trucks get similar mpg to the taller gears as long as you don't like to drive 80 on the highway.

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