I'm back with the second installment... I still love this truck... Wanted to comment on check engine light issues, my dealer worked w/ Chrysler & Cummins and had a couple of fixes... the other thing I observed is even though I'm driving a 6.7l w/ 6A, shift it manually... also run with exhaust brake on at all times... I have know driven 20000+ miles w/ no engine light coming on... a little effort while driving & no issues... With a buddies truck, I demonstrated... Lug it - the check engine light comes on - don't lug, no issues... Keep the revs a little higher the exhaust brake on and it'll be as clean as a whistle... Keep on trucking...
The drive line is fantastic - fuel economy now that its broken in is approaching 23 mpg...
Still concerned about the front end ball joints - see previous post... Also blown a front drivers side shock absorber which I understand is a common thing on the OE shocks...
Bought a Dodge Ram 2500 with 6.7l Cummins... Love the drive line... Front suspension issues - had to replace 4 ball joints & 2 front shocks at 18000 miles... mostly highway driving. (and I'm not plowing snow w/ this truck) While the rest of the truck seems bullit proof, I have concerns about the longevity of the front end on this 4 x 4 truck...
6.7 Cummins is a big improvement over the 5.9 Cummins - torque & usable power curve are superior. Can haul 2200 lbs at highway speeds over long distance very comfortably - no shifting - hunting on the trans. - nice positive transmission shifts on 6A... Exhaust brake works great!
Would definitely like to see ball joints w/ grease fittings as OE... will likely need to do ball joints again prior to warranty lapsing and then upgrade to aftermarket balljoints with grease fittings
I bought the 2008 Dodge 2500 with the 6.7 Cummins Diesel. After test driving the Chevy and Ford the decision on what type of truck to buy was easy. Dodge all the way! I tow a 27' boat that weighs 9500 lbs and it tows with ease. The mega cab is a must. What a difference, especially if you have passengers. The gas mileage is decent and keeps improving. I would suggest this vehicle to anyone who wants to buy a truck,
Navigation system, mega cab roominess, sunroof, simple/functional dash functions, the engine is quiet and powerful.
Include a transmission temp gauge on the dash, back up camera as a Laramie feature.