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dru1974
03-16-2010, 05:16 PM
Is there anyone towing there boat with a 2009 or 2010 dodge pickup with the hemmy? Just bought a new one and hoping it will have the power i need and wont be a gas pig.

you da man
03-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Good luck, it's gonna suck gas. By the way, the dealer wants over $500 to change the spark plugs in that truck. You have to take off the intend manifold and a bunch of other stuff. I have an '07 Dodge 2500 with 5.9L diesel.

moombadaze
03-16-2010, 06:01 PM
have a 06 quad cab 4x4 with the hemi, mines a gas pig, but ive got a 2.5" leveling kit on the front, heavy ass 35" tires and 20"wheels. When we are headed out of state with the boat and the bed full of camping stuff doing about 60mph im getting a whopping 10.5mpg---sucks, but that only happens about 2 times a year so it doesnt justify a deisel that i would like to have.

dru1974
03-16-2010, 06:35 PM
I also have an 06 dodge 2500 quad cab diesel,I sure wouldnt say its great on fuel with a load, when i bought it diesel was cheap, yes i get alot of power with my diesel but my new dodge has 391 hp and 475 ftlbs of torque. and also my diesel truck was like 9000 dollers more than a gas truck. I get 12mpg with a load on the diesel and it has a cold air intake to boot..........:rolleyes:

dru1974
03-16-2010, 06:38 PM
best milage i ever got in that truck was going through the mountains wher your top speed was 80km/hr i got 27mpg no load on though

Mikey
03-16-2010, 10:12 PM
Sorry to say it but the Hemi's new or old or the Tundras also are very hard on gas especially with a load. Thats the price You pay for that extra power.

you da man
03-17-2010, 12:18 AM
You need more than a cold air intake. The guys on the CUmmins forums are claiming 15-16 unloaded in the city, and 23-24 on the highway with an intake, exhaust, filter delete and a tune.

I'll pay the extra price for diesel because no gas burner I've ever owned will tow my boat worth a crap.

The 6-speed manual Dodge 2500/3500 get great fuel economy empty or towing compared to the gassers. My 07 2500 2WD mega cab is a 5.9L 5-speed auto. It has AFE stage II intake, Smarty Jr programmer, Aeroturbine exhaust (still has the cat) and gets 20-21 hwy miles per gallon and 14-16 towing the boat on the highway. All my mileage numbers are done by hand and not that overhead computer. That mileage computer/display is so optimistic. Had an old man at the dealership say his stock 3500 auto was getting 27-28 miles per gallon...had to laugh at that one. Told him to calculate it by hand and he might get 18-19 hwy.

dru1974
03-17-2010, 01:43 AM
Anyhow back to my original question........does anyone have a new hemi not a cummins or duramax I already no about a diesel.....want to know how they are doing......

you da man
03-17-2010, 08:06 AM
Anyhow back to my original question........does anyone have a new hemi not a cummins or duramax I already no about a diesel.....want to know how they are doing......

My friend has an 08 Hemi that gets less than 10 towing his 24ft Supra

snowboardcorey
03-17-2010, 10:12 AM
My neighbors got a Dodge Hemi which replaced his older Dodge truck. He loves it, I have no idea on the mileage though cause I've never asked him. He got the new one the day he put 200,000 on his old one. The old one still ran he just always told himself thats when he would get a new one.

My take is that most trucks get about 14-16 mpg not towing and less towing. There is tons of talk about trucks getting better milage but I've just never seen it myself. We run a F250 with a 5.4, a Titan (no idea what motor they run) a Chevy 1500 with 5.3L, 2500 with 6.0L and a 2500 diesel at our shop.

FWIW I have an 07' F150 with the 5.4 Liter, I don't really check mileage much but I would say I get about 14 around town and 12 or so towing a boat my guess is the Hemi will get similar.

you da man
03-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Any gas burning truck will get about half of it's city mileage when it's towing.

That's a good way of putting it seeing that my friend's Hemi truck gets 7-8 towing a 24ft Supra

mmandley
03-17-2010, 07:28 PM
FWIW I have an 07' F150 with the 5.4 Liter, I don't really check mileage much but I would say I get about 14 around town and 12 or so towing a boat my guess is the Hemi will get similar.

I have the Gyphon performance computer in mine and the instant mileage generally says 12 or 13 in town in performance mode not towing. I average 12 per tank so it seems pretty accurate.

Towing i switch it to Tow mode and in town im getting 8 to 10.

Freeway 55 in the local areas i get 12 and when i take it south doing 60 to 65 i get 10 when shes in 3rd and 12 in OD.

Yea when im towing i dont worry so much about gas mileage, i worry more about the jerks who cut in front of me then hit there brakes to make that dam right turn they could have made when they were behind me. :x

dru1974
03-18-2010, 03:01 AM
Drove the new truck tonight. Wow it is smooth and like piloting the enterprise there are so many options....itsca real beauty. I will post some pics when I can.

you da man
03-18-2010, 11:46 AM
congrats on the truck. You should try driving the Dodge Mega Cab, too bad they stopped making it.

Sled491
03-19-2010, 12:20 AM
Kind of after the fact, but back in the day when we were racing we were pulling our race hauler with a brand new Chev 6 litre. Was getting about 6mpg on the highway pulling our 40 ft trailer. The next year we switched to the Cummins. I put on a 4" exhaust and K&N FIPK. We were getting about 12 - 14mpg pulling the trailer after that.

My buddy has the 09 dodge 1500, he can't say enough good about it.