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ryno23
09-10-2005, 10:40 AM
does anyone know when these are coming to the dealerships and if they have what do you think of them. my dad is waiting till they come out to see if he likes them so he can decide on it and the quad cab. i think they'll be too big. any info would be appreciated.

CamLand
09-10-2005, 01:28 PM
It's a sweet truck and I'm already on the wating list to get one.they will hit the market the Fall of this year...I'll post a coulpe pictures...

Have the need to haul six passengers, 2,840 lbs of payload and a trailer with 15,800 lbs? Then Dodge has the truck for you. The massive Ram Mega Cab is one more vehicle to appease the truck buying masses and appall anyone driving something without a Hemi or a Cummins. That’s right Dodge is offering a 5.9 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that produces a ludicrous 610 lb.-ft of torque and 325 horsepower. Or you can opt for the wussy Hemi V8 with a measly 375 lb.-ft. Of torque and 345 horsepower. The Cummins comes with either a six-speed manual or an automatic, the Hemi…just gets a five-speed auto.

RedWingsDet
09-10-2005, 01:46 PM
a guy down the street from me has one. its pretty fin sweet. maybe he just a test driver for it. I know alotta people around here work for gm, chrysler, ford, and they have to put like 5-10k miles on it and let the company know how it is. then after they turn the trucks in, they demolish the truck

UNISCAPER
09-10-2005, 02:48 PM
Imagine the possibilities if you removed the girly man Hemi replace it with an aluminum block crate Hemi. 585 HP, 630 ft lbs of torque at 7500 RPM. Dual 850 Carter AFB's. 2.5" diameter header tubes leading into a 4.5" collector...The epitome of the term elephant motor!

Travis Followell
09-10-2005, 07:04 PM
I wonder why Dodge offers a 5 speed auto with the hemi but only a 4 speed auto with the Cummins.

UNISCAPER
09-10-2005, 09:15 PM
Because the 4 speed with the Cummins is in effect an Allison transmission.

Travis Followell
09-10-2005, 09:31 PM
Because the 4 speed with the Cummins is in effect an Allison transmission.
What do you mean?

lawnmaniac883
09-10-2005, 09:37 PM
The 48re auto behind the cummins aint no allison. The "allison" behind the duramax aint a real allison...real allisons dont have park. I think in 07 dodge is putting a 6speed auto behind the cummins...I prefer the manual 6 speed over the auto though.Not sure what uniscaper is tryin to say there...

FIRESCOOBY
09-10-2005, 10:58 PM
The 48re auto behind the cummins aint no allison. The "allison" behind the duramax aint a real allison...real allisons dont have park. I think in 07 dodge is putting a 6speed auto behind the cummins...I prefer the manual 6 speed over the auto though.Not sure what uniscaper is tryin to say there...

Not sure if you saying the Allison 1000 behind the Duramax isn't a "real" Allison is sarcasm or what.

The 1000 is in fact a "real" Allison. The Allison 1000 AND 2000 have parking pawls. We have 20+ Freightliner FL-60's with CAT 3126/C7 and Allsion 1000 in them.

Smalltimer1
09-11-2005, 12:01 AM
I had heard the Cummins wouldn't be offered in the Mega Cab until '07. Also the Mega Cab isn't available in a long bed configuration either.

chuckers
09-11-2005, 12:37 AM
:dizzy: smalltimer you need to realize there is more in the world then FORD. I mean get your info straight before talking ok? I'm sick of it and I'm sure others are to. All you do is attack people who don't buy FORD. Yes you are right about the bed tho.

http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/news/news_megacab.html

Smalltimer1
09-11-2005, 12:40 AM
:dizzy: smalltimer you need to realize there is more in the world then FORD. I mean get your info straight before talking ok? I'm sick of it and I'm sure others are to. All you do is attack people who don't buy FORD. Yes you are right about the bed tho.

http://www.dodge.com/autoshow/news/news_megacab.html

I wasn't making an attack, I was just stating what I had read over on an off-road site. Don't shoot the messenger man.

I don't like being attacked for neutral statements. Please refrain from making assumptions as we both know what happens when you assume.

DBL
09-11-2005, 03:22 AM
the 2006's have been at the dealerships for about a month around here and i saw them but i cant remember if they had that mega cab or just quad but the looks really cool even though the quad has enough room already...but what do i care im driving

All Seasons Landscaping
09-11-2005, 05:26 PM
so the mega cab is basically just like any other crew cab/short box truck (as far as interior/exterior dimensions), correct? that's nice about the 6-speed manual, ii've read the automatic they're using doesn't have a good gear setup for towing.

Bayrat
09-11-2005, 11:13 PM
I am just about ready to buy a truck. I have a 2002 Dodge gasser and am looking at Cummins and Ford. Have already eliminated Ford after a few test drives and input from other sources, bad history there.

I am focused on a quad cab. I believe the big gas guzzling V8 is on its way out and book values pretty much reflect that idea. A strong reliable diesel that obtains decent economy in a large work vehicle will be the desirable vehicle in the future.

Green Grass
09-11-2005, 11:15 PM
They should have started to arive in the dealerships all dealers will have them by october

lawnmaniac883
09-11-2005, 11:45 PM
Sarcasm...the 5.9 cummins will be offered in the mega cab, but there will be no long bed option because the mega cab takes the long wheel base as it is.

Travis Followell
09-12-2005, 07:29 PM
so the mega cab is basically just like any other crew cab/short box truck (as far as interior/exterior dimensions), correct? that's nice about the 6-speed manual, ii've read the automatic they're using doesn't have a good gear setup for towing.
Inside its a whole lot bigger than the Ford or Chevy 4 door trucks but the bed is the same legnth. 6' 3" I believe. I'd say the auto that they are using now is just as capable as any.

PLM-1
09-12-2005, 08:09 PM
The 06's have been out for a while. I REALLY don't like the new headlights and where they are putting the Cummins emblem. The headlights just make the front look squatty and sorta pig-like! lol The Durangos are pretty cool except for the front too! I have had Chrysler products before but never again.

Bayrat
09-12-2005, 09:12 PM
I will agree, the front end is not as "tough" looking. Other changes do not fit my taste either, but if I purchase a left-over 2005 the depreciation eats me alive.

The seats are more of a Ford type fabric, have the same thing on my company Ranger. Gone are the big cup holders in the dash and hello useless floor console. Aside from that, the rest is OK.

dwc
09-16-2005, 12:05 AM
so the mega cab is basically just like any other crew cab/short box truck (as far as interior/exterior dimensions), correct? that's nice about the 6-speed manual, ii've read the automatic they're using doesn't have a good gear setup for towing.
I have a 05 cummins/auto and it pulls great! Its like a locomotive. The cummins gets it total torque at around 1600 rpm and mine runs about 1800 at 65mph. I do think if they went to a 5 speed it would help to have even more power though.
It doesnt even know my 18' enclosed weighing in at about 5-6K, is behind it.

Travis Followell
09-16-2005, 07:02 PM
I have a 05 cummins/auto and it pulls great! Its like a locomotive. The cummins gets it total torque at around 1600 rpm and mine runs about 1800 at 65mph. I do think if they went to a 5 speed it would help to have even more power though.
It doesnt even know my 18' enclosed weighing in at about 5-6K, is behind it.
1800 rpm @ 65 mph means you must be pulling in overdrive. I didn't think you was supposed to do that. :confused:

dwc
09-16-2005, 10:53 PM
it has 1, 2 and D on the indicator. THere is no taking it out of OD. Tow/Haul doesnt even do away with OD. The dealer said put it in D and have at it. :-)

lawnmaniac883
09-16-2005, 11:55 PM
1800 rpm @ 65 mph means you must be pulling in overdrive. I didn't think you was supposed to do that. :confused:

With newer, advanced, more built trannies, you can easily pull in overdrive without damage. Not pulling in overdrive was a thing pre 2000

FIRESCOOBY
09-17-2005, 02:42 PM
With newer, advanced, more built trannies, you can easily pull in overdrive without damage. Not pulling in overdrive was a thing pre 2000


This is ONLY true if the transmission is "hunting" for gears or the torque converter isn't in and out alot. The TC will generate ALOT of heat and that's what kills trannies. It is not PRE 2000.

FIRESCOOBY
09-17-2005, 02:43 PM
it has 1, 2 and D on the indicator. THere is no taking it out of OD. Tow/Haul doesnt even do away with OD. The dealer said put it in D and have at it. :-)


No offense, but don't put much stock in what a salesman says. I've found that 99% of the time a salesman knows less than his customers.

DBL
10-02-2005, 11:06 AM
ok i know this thread is old but yesterday i did see one of these things on the road...it is way too big...no need for all that room and its too long

lawnmaniac883
10-02-2005, 11:13 AM
They had some pics of the megacab dually on the TDR, looks like sh!t IMO

hosejockey2002
10-02-2005, 02:18 PM
Also the Mega Cab isn't available in a long bed configuration either

Which IMO makes it worthless as a work truck.....

Eclipse
10-03-2005, 10:43 PM
FWIW - The MegaCab short bed is the same frame/wheelbase as a quad cab long bed.

anothertractor
10-04-2005, 05:56 PM
I was messing around on the Dodge site building one yesterday. i was building a single rear wheel 3500 and it asked me if I wanted long or short bed????

Travis Followell
10-04-2005, 10:15 PM
I was messing around on the Dodge site building one yesterday. i was building a single rear wheel 3500 and it asked me if I wanted long or short bed????
Yea, but if you chose the long bed then a box would pop up telling you that you would have to change the mega cab to the quad cab.

cward76
10-06-2005, 11:24 AM
any ideas on dodge coming out with a Ram5500.

DBL
10-06-2005, 02:08 PM
thats the only thing about dodge...they dont make heavy trucks like 450s 550s and so on but the mitsibusi makes kinda big trucks

hosejockey2002
10-06-2005, 05:41 PM
Dodge does make medium duty trucks, they just don't sell them here- yet. In the US we tend to forget that we are not the only truck market in the world. It's too bad that Dodge really has little or nothing to offer the commercial buyer right now. They have good pickups, but they never stock anything a fleet buyer would want and they don't seem to have much in the way of commercial incentives.

anothertractor
10-06-2005, 05:45 PM
Yea, but if you chose the long bed then a box would pop up telling you that you would have to change the mega cab to the quad cab.
I see. Thanks.

dwc
10-06-2005, 08:53 PM
The Dodge Heavy duty trucks are classified by the DOT as medium duty trucks. The GCVW of the 3500 Ram is 23,000 and the F550 is 26,000. The 5th wheel towing capacity of the Ram 3500 is 15,900 and the F550 is 16,900.

Eclipse
10-07-2005, 12:18 AM
The Dodge Heavy duty trucks are classified by the DOT as medium duty trucks. The GCVW of the 3500 Ram is 23,000 and the F550 is 26,000. The 5th wheel towing capacity of the Ram 3500 is 15,900 and the F550 is 16,900.

The problem is the GVWR. F550 is 17,500 the Dodge 3500 is only 11,500. That's a huge difference.

Smalltimer1
10-07-2005, 12:33 AM
The Dodge Heavy duty trucks are classified by the DOT as medium duty trucks. The GCVW of the 3500 Ram is 23,000 and the F550 is 26,000. The 5th wheel towing capacity of the Ram 3500 is 15,900 and the F550 is 16,900.


The towing capacity of the F-550 is not 16,900, as the F-350 Tow Boss is rated for 15k tagalong and 5th wheel/gooseneck of 19,200lbs. The F-450/550 can pull a tagalong of 16k and a 5th wheel/gooseneck of up to 24,800lbs. It would be extremely dumb as well as redundant to have the F-550 rated to tow less than the F-350... ;)

jtkplc
10-15-2005, 11:17 PM
any ideas on dodge coming out with a Ram5500.

i heard from my local dealer sometime in 06.

Boycea
10-21-2005, 04:06 AM
No offense, but don't put much stock in what a salesman says. I've found that 99% of the time a salesman knows less than his customers.

Funny you say that. I was at the Ford dealer yesterday and was looking for a Ford F350 with a v8 gas engine. When I told the salesman this he told me that they don't offer a v8 gas engine and you could only get the v8 in diesel. :dizzy: