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    V10 or v8?
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    ^ Yeah thats what I was thinking....5.4 Excursions are a dooooooooooooooooooooooooog can't imagine it pulling a trailer lol.
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    Agreed, and The V10 is a pig.
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    V10. 5.4 wasn't an option for me
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    A friend of mine has a v10 excursion. He likes it, its been good to him and it tows like an animal
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin'sbig7 View Post
    A friend of mine has a v10 excursion. He likes it, its been good to him and it tows like an animal
    NO doubt, they usually run good. But they are a thirsty engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjblair View Post
    NO doubt, they usually run good. But they are a thirsty engine.
    which fits my needs fine. I have a work car that I DD and my wife has a '11 WK2. Ideally i'd rather have a small motorhome to pull the jeep with. but my father in law drives this a few days a week about 10 miles each time (in the summer almost never, in the winter about 4 days a week). so at 40 miles a week, even at 8 mpg, it costs him 18 bucks a week in fuel. Not a big deal. and in the summer it'll be less.

    Towing it'll probably be a wash with what i get out of the hemi.

    So the added room to me is all bonus.
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    There are some relatively simple mods such as a Y pipe that will get more power and mpg out of the V10. They are great motors but they will never get good fuel economy. If your goal is to tow get the 4.30 gears. The modular motors like to rev.

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    I could keep the ram and have dave put 4.56s and a cam in it... Lol.
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    well it looks like the best power adders for the hemi ram (of my year) is a 1800 stall tq converter (apparently the OE ones are power KILLERS) and some 4.56's. So that's what's going to happen when i free up some cash.

    i went and looked at the excursion... it was ok... It just looked like a different set of problems vs my truck lol. so i'm gonna keep the ram. Maybe level it out, and do a few things to make it tow a little better.
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    Is your Ram leaf or coil rear??
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    BTW if you have't gone to see that dually yet pass. I test drove it in June. It runs well but it pretty rusty under it. Who ever did the paint and body work did a terrible job and it needs 6 tires. It was also 2 gallon low on coolant then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjblair View Post
    Is your Ram leaf or coil rear??
    Should be leafs, I don't think rear coils came out till they redesigned them a few years ago?
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    I didn't know the year of his . I thought it was a newer half ton.

    If that is the case I would check these out. As well as the TC and gears. We just became a dealer for them, and after installing a few I am definitely going to be going with these over air bags, or AAL.
    http://www.activesuspension.com/
    If it is coils then the only good option that I know of are the airlift bags that go inside the coils. But those are only going to do so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tonEarlyBronco View Post
    BTW if you have't gone to see that dually yet pass. I test drove it in June. It runs well but it pretty rusty under it. Who ever did the paint and body work did a terrible job and it needs 6 tires. It was also 2 gallon low on coolant then.
    I appreciate it. I bailed on it last week. I'm gonna just do some stuff to mine. I know what I have. Even if its not perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjblair View Post
    I didn't know the year of his . I thought it was a newer half ton.

    If that is the case I would check these out. As well as the TC and gears. We just became a dealer for them, and after installing a few I am definitely going to be going with these over air bags, or AAL.
    http://www.activesuspension.com/
    If it is coils then the only good option that I know of are the airlift bags that go inside the coils. But those are only going to do so much.
    I appreciate it. It's got plenty of suspension since I run a wd hitch. Its very stable an doesnt squat bad. And if it does i can just run the load bars Tighter. I just want a little better pull. Everyone says gears and tq converter will make it a different truck.

    Ill be way over my gvwr with a camper in the back. And it's only a 6' bed. So the camper is back out.
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    Make a mobile Hilton like I did. Lol. Just need a little bigger trailer. Then you may need some helpers. Haha .
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    Also if you level it it, then will most likely be sagging when towing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjblair View Post
    Make a mobile Hilton like I did. Lol. Just need a little bigger trailer. Then you may need some helpers. Haha .
    I love that setup. The tow rating on my truck with the 20s is only 7,000 though.

    That's why I was looking at excursions too. 10k+ rating.
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    only 7k? my frontier is rated for 7600. that' s hard to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycotik Skier View Post
    only 7k? my frontier is rated for 7600. that' s hard to believe.
    http://dodgeram.info/2003/load-tow/1500.html

    7500. I had 7k in my head for some reason.
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    Keep in mind this was before tow ratings went crazy lol.

    It pulls similarly to my tundra as far as handling. The tundra definitely pulled with more power and the right gear though.
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    i actually kinda want to lower it... lol.

    looking at the SRT quad cabs... it'd be nice if this sat like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sycotik Skier View Post
    only 7k? my frontier is rated for 7600 that' s hard to believe.
    That seems a lot for a smaller truck doesn't it? Maybe its just me but I would be a little leary hauling with that IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97V10MN View Post
    That seems a lot for a smaller truck doesn't it? Maybe its just me but I would be a little leary hauling with that IMO
    most of the SUV's are rated that now. Granted they have big motors. like the hemi wk and stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 97V10MN View Post
    That seems a lot for a smaller truck doesn't it? Maybe its just me but I would be a little leary hauling with that IMO
    http://www.trucktrend.com/features/t...s/viewall.html

    i'm seeing 6300 lb tow capacity... not sure where he's getting 7600
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