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Posted: 10/4/2014 6:02:28 PM EST
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.
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Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:04:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.
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no 8 cylinder?
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no 8 cylinder?
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Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!
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no 8 cylinder?
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Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:14:21 PM EST
All the truck manufacturers are going to have to have a diesel in 10 years if they want to sell them in the numbers they do today. They have no choice with the new upcoming emission standards.
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Originally Posted By cedjunior:

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?


Dodge doesn't use an eight cylinder diesel, period.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:31:52 PM EST
The future is looking very bright!
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:33:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 691:

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!


Will be shared with the Nissan Titan.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:34:32 PM EST
42K start for a 4x4 Crew Cab. No thanks.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:35:45 PM EST
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I guess it is if you like ever-increasing government standards and regulations.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:41:52 PM EST
I wish it was available in their lower trim levels. Even finding a used one all I could find was 1, and it was $52k.
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Originally Posted By mk4dubbin:
I wish it was available in their lower trim levels. Even finding a used one all I could find was 1, and it was $52k.
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This is just the beginning. Over time, it will filter down to the lower trim levels.


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Ram ftw.


I nearly bought the ecodiesel but for the price, went cummins and love it!
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Originally Posted By mk4dubbin:
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Probably just markup since they're in high demand. I was reading Consumer Reports on the crapper today and they had an article on it, complained they almost couldn't fund one to test, they were all spoken for already.
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no 8 cylinder?
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?


Most semis are 6 bangers.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 8:23:23 PM EST
Hmm. Article states that few people would have expected that a diesel in a 1/2 ton truck would be in high demand. What a surprise.
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no 8 cylinder?
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?



straight 8, sure, but I like inline diesel motors
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:42:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 691:

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!
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Originally Posted By 691:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!



The Ram ecodiesel gets 28 mpg on the highway, and makes as much torque as the V8.

No way the Tundra is getting that mpg.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:42:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cedjunior:

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?
Shhh, don't tell him that the cummins in 2500+ ram trucks is a straight 6.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:42:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 691:

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
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Originally Posted By 691:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!








Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:42:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mk4dubbin:
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I have seen them for $38-40K in other states, but not here.

I would love to replace my 4.7L 1500 with one.

I love my truck, but fuel econ sucks donkey balls.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:49:58 PM EST
Outside of power strokes, super liners and Detroit drippers... there aren't many V8 diesels...
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Originally Posted By Foxtrot08:
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Not related, but nothing sounds quite as awesome as a Detroit marine V8.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:12:03 PM EST
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The Ram ecodiesel gets 28 mpg on the highway, and makes as much torque as the V8.

No way the Tundra is getting that mpg.
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Originally Posted By _DR:
Originally Posted By 691:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Sure - in the 2016 Tundra 5.0 TurboDiesel.
Please Be True!



The Ram ecodiesel gets 28 mpg on the highway, and makes as much torque as the V8.

No way the Tundra is getting that mpg.



They will with their own diesel...
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:15:15 PM EST
W00t yay diesels!
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:16:02 PM EST
Is ram a company

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Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:21:44 PM EST
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A Fiat V-6.

How about a 3.3 Cummins?
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:26:46 PM EST
Good
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A Fiat V-6.

How about a 3.3 Cummins?
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3.3 would be ok, but there is a 2.8 that is even better...just not in the US yet.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:41:09 AM EST
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Dodge doesn't use an eight cylinder diesel, period.
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Originally Posted By cedjunior:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
Originally Posted By Jag-grad:
Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

Why would then need an 8 cylinder diesel in a 1/2 ton truck?


Dodge doesn't use an eight cylinder diesel, period.


this

J-
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:48:08 AM EST
Have you guys driven/ridden in one yet?


My lord they are sloooow. Yeah, mpg woohoo. I understand what its built for, but im telling yall. They are irritatingly slow, almost offensive.
Imo, the engine is just not enough Ci. 3.5l is a tiny engine, I dont care how many turbos you pile on it.
A half ton diesel needs to be 4.5l or so.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 8:53:47 AM EST
Before the Obama era and the economy was still OK, all 3 truck makers had 1/2 ton diesels ready to hit the market. All were v-8's in the 4.5l range. I wish could have gotten one.
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It's a brand.
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It's a brand.
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It's a brand.



So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 9:27:44 AM EST
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So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?
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It's a brand.



So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?


Well Chrysler is but Ram is still Dodge I think. I dunno, I can't keep any of it straight really.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 9:31:02 AM EST
Are they all Lifted with truck nutz?
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So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?
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It's a brand.



So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?


I believe Dodge is a brand also, Daimler-chrysler is the company.

I'm still trying to figure out where all these eco diesels Ram is supposedly selling are at, I'm on the road everyday and have only seen one.
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I wish they were better priced.

Has anyone read any reviews about them yet? Is anyone actually getting the 28 mpg?
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25 on the last test for highway.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:02:08 AM EST
fiat

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I believe Dodge is a brand also, Daimler-chrysler is the company.

I'm still trying to figure out where all these eco diesels Ram is supposedly selling are at, I'm on the road everyday and have only seen one.
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Originally Posted By wav3form:
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It's a brand.



So Dodge is the company. wouldn't Dodge be the one increasing production of the Ram brand of trucks ?


I believe Dodge is a brand also, Daimler-chrysler is the company.

I'm still trying to figure out where all these eco diesels Ram is supposedly selling are at, I'm on the road everyday and have only seen one.


I think you mean fiat.
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Before the Obama era and the economy was still OK, all 3 truck makers had 1/2 ton diesels ready to hit the market. All were v-8's in the 4.5l range. I wish could have gotten one.
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Yep. Economy tanked, gas prices dropped, and emissions requirements increased, otherwise we probably would have had these a few years sooner.
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no 8 cylinder?
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Seeing the need to fill the demand, Ram is now making efforts to increase availability of the EcoDiesel Ram 1500 by adding more units to the production schedule. As the year comes to a close, more than 20% of all Ram 1500s sold will be of the diesel burning variant.


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no 8 cylinder?

My Inline 6 pulled 15k last week with the cruise set on 70mph at 1700rpm with no problem.
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:09:08 AM EST
meh Im getting 26 mpg out of my 5.9 cummins and I aint done yet .



I wish they would build a new 1/4 ton diesel like the pup/luv , nissan diesel or ram 50 diesel from the early 80s . we had 8 luves one nissan and one ram 50 all diesels all got 40 + mpg
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25 on the last test for highway.
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I wish they were better priced.

Has anyone read any reviews about them yet? Is anyone actually getting the 28 mpg?

25 on the last test for highway.



I sell them for a living and yes, we have dozens of reports of 27+ mpg reports from owners. I had one customer stop by to brag that he averaged 28.4 on a trip to Louisville and back. (unloaded).


If anyone has one and they are not getting the economy on the highway, we had one who had had an out of spec O2 sensor that didn't throw codes but needed replaced and mpg jumped up to expectations. They are sweet!

I don't know about other areas of the country but we are a volume dealer and you can get into an SLT crew for mid $30's.

Eta: now that word has gotten out - they are pre-selling before they even hit the lot. I knew this would happen and the feeding frenzy is interesting to say the least.
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I sell them for a living and yes, we have dozens of reports of 27+ mpg reports from owners. I had one customer stop by to brag that he averaged 28.4 on a trip to Louisville and back. (unloaded).


If anyone has one and they are not getting the economy on the highway, we had one who had had an out of spec O2 sensor that didn't throw codes but needed replaced and mpg jumped up to expectations. They are sweet!

I don't know about other areas of the country but we are a volume dealer and you can get into an SLT crew for mid $30's.

Eta: now that word has gotten out - they are pre-selling before they even hit the lot. I knew this would happen and the feeding frenzy is interesting to say the least.
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My main point of concern would be reliability/cost of repairs and parts. I believe the engine is made by an Italian company, correct?
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Dodge broke the Ram brand into it's own namesake in 2009.
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Not related, but nothing sounds quite as awesome as a Detroit marine V8.
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Outside of power strokes, super liners and Detroit drippers... there aren't many V8 diesels...


Not related, but nothing sounds quite as awesome as a Detroit marine V8.
Ya know except for the millions of duramax v8 built over the last dozen years.

Straight six is great for torque, but the rotating assembly weighs too much for higher rpms, which is where the HP comes from.
Case in point a tuned duramax (or ps) makes as much hp as a 15 liter straight six in a kenworth, not nearly as much torque but as much hp.

It's a balance, no doubt the straight six is a more robust design overall.
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I6's FTW.
An I6 is internally and externally inherently balanced, IMO a V8 in a diesel is a compromise due to space.
And in saying that somehow BMW still manages to get I6's under the hood of cars no less and there's still room to work on them.

Wife's looking for a new truck, those eco diesels sound like an awesome setup but I see that it's a V6? Wtf
Link Posted: 10/5/2014 10:29:23 AM EST
I have a hard time believing the mileage numbers.
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Ya know except for the millions of duramax v8 built over the last dozen years.

Straight six is great for torque, but the rotating assembly weighs too much for higher rpms, which is where the HP comes from.
Case in point a tuned duramax (or ps) makes as much hp as a 15 liter straight six in a kenworth, not nearly as much torque but as much hp.

It's a balance, no doubt the straight six is a more robust design overall.
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Originally Posted By mancat:
Originally Posted By Foxtrot08:
Outside of power strokes, super liners and Detroit drippers... there aren't many V8 diesels...


Not related, but nothing sounds quite as awesome as a Detroit marine V8.
Ya know except for the millions of duramax v8 built over the last dozen years.

Straight six is great for torque, but the rotating assembly weighs too much for higher rpms, which is where the HP comes from.
Case in point a tuned duramax (or ps) makes as much hp as a 15 liter straight six in a kenworth, not nearly as much torque but as much hp.

It's a balance, no doubt the straight six is a more robust design overall.


So you're saying high HP and high revving I6's don't exist?
I have an I6 sitting in my garage that puts out almost 550 crank torque and can rev to 7k.
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