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#5525959 - 01/07/15 02:48 PM Opinions on the Dodge 6.7?
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Do any of you have opinions on the Dodge 6.7?

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#5526034 - 01/07/15 03:27 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Take off the emissions junk and its a great motor.
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#5526156 - 01/07/15 04:22 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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I got one a few months back and have put 15k on it so far. Haven't gotten into towing too much with it but have pulled close to 10k lbs more than once and it does good. Think it has a little more power than my duramax but is pretty close. This one is a short bed so it rides rougher. I also like the exhaust brake in this one better than in my chevy. Only complaint about the truck is dodge makes them not the easiest to service. The oil filter is a pain to get too and the fuel filter is also. They are on there tight from the factory so it takes some work to get them off. After that I don't put them on nearly as tight and it makes it a lot easier.

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#5527350 - 01/08/15 08:04 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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How is the fuel mileage on the 5.9 and the 5.7?

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#5527457 - 01/08/15 08:46 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Not sure about those but on my 14 the computer says I am getting average 16.5

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#5529585 - 01/09/15 07:51 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Originally Posted By: ijohnston
How is the fuel mileage on the 5.9 and the 5.7?


You mean 5.9 and 6.7?

The 5.9 is good for mid teens to 20 or so depending on gearing and transmission and driving habits. The 6.7 if deleted is good for about the same. Bigger tires and heavier foot will land you at the bottom of that spectrum. The 6.7 pre DEF so 2012 I think and before is good for 13-16 mpg empty. I have no experience with the 6.7 with DEF, but hear mid teens around 16-17 mpg or so.
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#5529796 - 01/09/15 09:24 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Originally Posted By: ijohnston
Do any of you have opinions on the Dodge 6.7?


Got one new in 2008. Ram 2500 long bed, 4 door, 4WD. At 30k put a delete kit on it. Empty it gets 19 mpg. Have pulled 20,000 pounds plus with it. Hit 100,000 miles last week. Never once has it been in the shop. It has been an absolutely outstanding truck. A real work horse, and it is surprisingly quick. I think I'll keep it for another hundred thousand.
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#5529916 - 01/09/15 10:05 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: ijohnston
How is the fuel mileage on the 5.9 and the 5.7?


You mean 5.9 and 6.7?

The 5.9 is good for mid teens to 20 or so depending on gearing and transmission and driving habits. The 6.7 if deleted is good for about the same. Bigger tires and heavier foot will land you at the bottom of that spectrum. The 6.7 pre DEF so 2012 I think and before is good for 13-16 mpg empty. I have no experience with the 6.7 with DEF, but hear mid teens around 16-17 mpg or so.



Yes I meant 6.7 not 5.7. I currently drive a 2002 ford with the 7.3. I average 16-17mpg city and was getting 20mpg on hwy. My truck has not been chipped. I absolutely love the truck but cannot stand how temperamental it is when starting in the cold. I really like the dodges which is why I am asking this question.

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#5530091 - 01/09/15 11:12 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Originally Posted By: ijohnston
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: ijohnston
How is the fuel mileage on the 5.9 and the 5.7?


You mean 5.9 and 6.7?

The 5.9 is good for mid teens to 20 or so depending on gearing and transmission and driving habits. The 6.7 if deleted is good for about the same. Bigger tires and heavier foot will land you at the bottom of that spectrum. The 6.7 pre DEF so 2012 I think and before is good for 13-16 mpg empty. I have no experience with the 6.7 with DEF, but hear mid teens around 16-17 mpg or so.



Yes I meant 6.7 not 5.7. I currently drive a 2002 ford with the 7.3. I average 16-17mpg city and was getting 20mpg on hwy. My truck has not been chipped. I absolutely love the truck but cannot stand how temperamental it is when starting in the cold. I really like the dodges which is why I am asking this question.


My cousin had a '96 7.3. Was a great truck, it ran awesome, got good fuel mileage and he had a mild chip/tune on it. It would keep up with our '04 and '05 duramaxes pretty well. However like you said it was a cold natured SOB even with all the glow plugs replaced and functioning if it was below 40 or so degrees and you didn't have it plugged in... it wasn't going to start!

I also love the cummins. If you find a 5.9 in good shape I don't think you can go wrong and if you get a 6.7 and chop the DPF/EGR delete they are pretty great too. Getting rid of emissions stuff can be spendy though.
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#5530197 - 01/09/15 11:59 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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I love my 6.7. I have a 2011 crew cab, long bed, 4x4, 3.42 gears, with a standard. When it was stock, I got right at 15 mpg empty. I put a 3" suspension lift and 35s on it and dropped to 13 mpg empty. At around 50k miles I pulled all of the emissions out, put a programmer, exhaust, south bend clutch, and head studs in it and I'm back to 15-16 depending on how I drive. Sure I was shooting for better mgp, but it wasn't my main goal..

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#5530221 - 01/09/15 12:07 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Have a 2014 2500 Mega 4x4 w/ 3k miles. Lifetime average is 18mpg. Over 20 on the Hwy @ 70+.

Love it.

Charlie
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#5530230 - 01/09/15 12:11 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Have a 2014 2500 Mega 4x4 w/ 3k miles. Lifetime average is 18mpg. Over 20 on the Hwy @ 70+.

Love it.

Charlie


Take the computer read out with a large grain of salt, its seldom right and I bet yours is wrong.
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#5530357 - 01/09/15 01:03 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Got a 14' cummins reg cab 4x4...high way will see 20mpg (computer reads 23). So far so good at 25,000 miles!

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#5534390 - 01/11/15 09:47 AM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Have a 2014 2500 Mega 4x4 w/ 3k miles. Lifetime average is 18mpg. Over 20 on the Hwy @ 70+.

Love it.

Charlie


Take the computer read out with a large grain of salt, its seldom right and I bet yours is wrong.


The computer does lie a little but I have done the math at the pump and I can get over 20 mpg on the highway (65-70) in my 2014 4x4 6.7 no mods. I will admit though I'm still running the crappy factory street tires it came with. I'm sure my mileage will suffer when I get her some new shoes.
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#5543189 - 01/14/15 05:16 PM Re: Opinions on the Dodge 6.7? [Re: ijohnston]
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Best motor ever built is the 5.9 12 valve. Easy to work on no computers to screw with. Easy to modify for more horse power and gets fair mileage. 214,000 on my 97 12valve and I'd drive her across country in a second! Love not having a payment!

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