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Old 04-15-2020, 07:52 PM   #1
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Is anyone on this board driving the Cummins1000 ft-lb Ram? If so, any feedback?
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Old 04-16-2020, 06:11 AM   #2
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I have a 2019 and love the truck. It has plenty of power as would any of the big 3. I think the engine brake on the Cummins is a bit better than the other two and is one of the underrated aspects of the engine. Mine is a one ton dually crew cab. The factory air bags are a super nice feature. They have a slightly softer spring rate for a better unloaded ride and the air bags make up the difference loaded.

It is my personal opinion that diesel trucks should be an inline 6 for a few reasons, but the one of the biggest reasons is you can actually get to stuff on the engine without pulling the cab. I know that you can get to the normal maintenance items on all of them without pulling the cab, but lift the hood of all three and see which one you would rather work on if it were you or a tech.
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I have a 2019 and love the truck. It has plenty of power as would any of the big 3. I think the engine brake on the Cummins is a bit better than the other two and is one of the underrated aspects of the engine. Mine is a one ton dually crew cab. The factory air bags are a super nice feature. They have a slightly softer spring rate for a better unloaded ride and the air bags make up the difference loaded.

It is my personal opinion that diesel trucks should be an inline 6 for a few reasons, but the one of the biggest reasons is you can actually get to stuff on the engine without pulling the cab. I know that you can get to the normal maintenance items on all of them without pulling the cab, but lift the hood of all three and see which one you would rather work on if it were you or a tech.
I have studied this truck with the eTorque system and impressed.
Wish they would make an SUV version...
Also the German made 8sp automatic is strong.
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Old 04-18-2020, 05:43 PM   #4
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I have studied this truck with the eTorque system and impressed.
Wish they would make an SUV version...
Also the German made 8sp automatic is strong.
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You are talking about the Ram 1500 and not the 3500 diesel Cummins that the OP was asking about. Right?
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You are talking about the Ram 1500 and not the 3500 diesel Cummins that the OP was asking about. Right?
Correct...but read about the 3500 too.
Have rented the Ram 2500 with the Cummins Diesel..
Got 18 mph towing around Pennsylvania mountains..
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I have a 2020 Ram 3500 Crew Dually 4wd with 1000 engine and 6 speed Aisen.
No Air bags. 35,000 Towing package (4:10 Gears).

Tow Amazing but Murder on Diesel.
10 to 11 MPG @ 70 MPH on flat land with NO trailer or load in bed.
My 2018 Ram 2500 4wd with Std Diesel and reg. automatic
gets 18+ @ 70MPH (3:42Gears) on same trip!!

I would not buy 1000 engine and big tow package UNLESS you are
usually towing well over 20,000 regularly!! It is way overkill for a 24 to 30 FT.
Enclosed trailer unless you guys own your own Oil Well out there.
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Update on my new 2020 Ram.

The day after I posted last time.....It blew up
in the desert with 7000 Miles and two month old.
I was stuck in the Desert for 4 Hours at 124 Degrees!


CP4.2 pump exploded and killed the engine.

Ram says no replacement parts till Late Nov. or Dec.
Filed a case but they do not give a s**t!

I know MULTIPLE ( If not most ) other 2020 Ram Diesel owner in the exact same leaky
boat!!! No truck for months to come and no compensation!!! I make it tough for us to
make a living without our trucks!

My son hired an attorney and Lemon Lawed his 2019 Ram 2500
that blew 2 engines in 8 months and 12,000 Miles and was out
of service at Dealer for 60 plus days.

Buy a new Ram at your own RISK!!!

I have been a Mopar Guy for 60 years and I hate to say
that.
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Old 10-05-2020, 01:27 PM   #8
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Update on my new 2020 Ram.

The day after I posted last time.....It blew up
in the desert with 7000 Miles and two month old.
I was stuck in the Desert for 4 Hours at 124 Degrees!


CP4.2 pump exploded and killed the engine.

Ram says no replacement parts till Late Nov. or Dec.
Filed a case but they do not give a s**t!

I know MULTIPLE ( If not most ) other 2020 Ram Diesel owner in the exact same leaky
boat!!! No truck for months to come and no compensation!!! I make it tough for us to
make a living without our trucks!

My son hired an attorney and Lemon Lawed his 2019 Ram 2500
that blew 2 engines in 8 months and 12,000 Miles and was out
of service at Dealer for 60 plus days.

Buy a new Ram at your own RISK!!!

I have been a Mopar Guy for 60 years and I hate to say
that.
Sorry to hear about your pump failure. I believe Ford uses the same pump on their new trucks, but not sure about the Duramax. Doesn't help you now, but I think the best fix is the CP3 conversion.
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Sorry to hear about your pump failure. I believe Ford uses the same pump on their new trucks, but not sure about the Duramax. Doesn't help you now, but I think the best fix is the CP3 conversion.
CP3 conversion would fix it BUT would void the
warranty which would please Ram no end.

When pump blew it scattered metal thru system.
Destroyed Injectors and filled engine with corrosive Diesel
by the Gallon.

It took out cam gear and Killed Cat converter
system. Engine is two months old and JUNK!!!
Ram tries to blame it on bad fuel and denies Warranty Claim=
"Customer Must Pay for Repairs - Estimated over $15,000+++.

I had fuel checked and NO Contamination when tank fuel tested.
I hired an Attorney and now Ram states NO FIX and no parts anyway
to fix it.

Now the Darn thing just Sits at the Stealership. Jon's friend is Service
say it will be NEXT YEAR if ever to fix it if they are still in business.

We are trying to Lemon Law it and get at least some of our money back.

Jon was able to Lemon Law his 2019 2500 6.4 gas after two new engines and 3 month
at the Stealership without fixing it.

Remember I am sponsored by a Mopar Dealership and very well liked and connected.....
I am still scr*wed. I do not think you will do much better than I am doing!

BUYER BEWARE!!!!
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CP3 conversion would fix it BUT would void the
warranty which would please Ram no end.

When pump blew it scattered metal thru system.
Destroyed Injectors and filled engine with corrosive Diesel
by the Gallon.

It took out cam gear and Killed Cat converter
system. Engine is two months old and JUNK!!!
Ram tries to blame it on bad fuel and denies Warranty Claim=
"Customer Must Pay for Repairs - Estimated over $15,000+++.

I had fuel checked and NO Contamination when tank fuel tested.
I hired an Attorney and now Ram states NO FIX and no parts anyway
to fix it.

Now the Darn thing just Sits at the Stealership. Jon's friend is Service
say it will be NEXT YEAR if ever to fix it if they are still in business.

We are trying to Lemon Law it and get at least some of our money back.

Jon was able to Lemon Law his 2019 2500 6.4 gas after two new engines and 3 month
at the Stealership without fixing it.

Remember I am sponsored by a Mopar Dealership and very well liked and connected.....
I am still scr*wed. I do not think you will do much better than I am doing!

BUYER BEWARE!!!!
Have you filed a claim with your insurance company? I had bad diesel in my Ram and State Farm covered it minus my deductible.
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