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    Default 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Delta IV Heavy Rocket vs. 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Diesel - PickupTrucks.com News

    Interesting article! The mileage of the Ram doesn't look too bad

    Not sure why Ford and GM are not part of this?
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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by mwb View Post
    Delta IV Heavy Rocket vs. 2011 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Diesel - PickupTrucks.com News

    Interesting article! The mileage of the Ram doesn't look too bad

    Not sure why Ford and GM are not part of this?
    Too funny. I bet someone will chime in and say their truck brand is better than the rocket!!

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by mwb View Post
    Not sure why Ford and GM are not part of this?
    I heard the Ford and GM trucks both broke down on the way there. The GM had frozen UREA and the Ford blew a head gasket.
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    Now it's time for Ford and GM to step up

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmace View Post
    I heard the Ford and GM trucks both broke down on the way there. The GM had frozen UREA and the Ford blew a head gasket.
    Or maybe they're waiting on a new motor/trans combo

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    The Ram is quicker than the rocket from 0-60.

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    At 11.8 miles per gallon........ who would spend the money on that clam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ductape View Post
    At 11.8 miles per gallon........ who would spend the money on that clam?
    Yeah, that sounded kind of low to me as well. I realize it is a DPF truck, but I would expect a bare minimum of at least 13 or 14mpg empty from that combo.

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    ya know. I have the 5.9l Cummins, and I am wondering if thats the MPG loaded to max GVW...
    My 5.9l gets 22 mpg on the highway if I keep it below 74 mph. OVERLOADED to the point where the rear is sitting on the bump stops and locked out of OD, I can get 11 or better... what gives?
    Surely there isnt a 9 mpg penalty from the 5.9 to the 6.7???
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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by PoorMansCat View Post
    ya know. I have the 5.9l Cummins, and I am wondering if thats the MPG loaded to max GVW...
    My 5.9l gets 22 mpg on the highway if I keep it below 74 mph. OVERLOADED to the point where the rear is sitting on the bump stops and locked out of OD, I can get 11 or better... what gives?
    Surely there isnt a 9 mpg penalty from the 5.9 to the 6.7???

    All the smog equipment

    I wouldn't trade my 5.9 for the 6.7

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    Default Re: 2011 Dodge Ram Diesel vs Rocket

    Quote Originally Posted by kenmac View Post
    All the smog equipment

    I wouldn't trade my 5.9 for the 6.7
    You'll never miss what you don't have, BUT you'll never know what you're missing either. Even with the smog stuff still on the truck, my loaded mileage is better than that @ 13.5. Unloaded Ohio to WV to Md. average is 19.5 No chips or aftermarket mods added.

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