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#2515206 - 06/30/18 05:59 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
ruderunner Offline


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Gj, my 92 2wd diesel scales at 5500# with just me and a tank of fuel. I'd suspect your 4wd would be closer to 6000.

And 4wwd would be a W250

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#2515226 - 06/30/18 09:08 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: Guitar Jones]
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Originally Posted By Guitar Jones
Originally Posted By earlymopar
I know my 2016 1500 1/2 ton is actually rated over 1600 lbs (over 3/4 ton). I assume the 2500 has a similar "over-rating" .

- EM


Yes they do, my D250 is rated at a GVR of 9800 pounds. These trucks only weigh about 5000 pounds empty.


The engine alone weighs in the neighborhood of 1100 lbs. Truck weight, with fuel is probably over 6500 lbs, especially if it’s 4wd.

Edit. Just looked it up. People scale these early Cummins trucks at 5500- 6800 lbs, depending on configuration, fuel loads, etc


Edited by finn (06/30/18 09:33 AM)

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#2515230 - 06/30/18 09:28 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
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I think the terms 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and 1 ton are old and obsolete. All of them have a higher payload than that name suggests right? I have an 11 F350 that my company provides and it has a payload of like 5500 lbs. I have had 5800 in the bed(80 golf cart batteries), it set lower but level and drove like a dream. I would have preferred to leave them in there from a ride comfort stand point.
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#2515261 - 06/30/18 10:57 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: ruderunner]
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Originally Posted By ruderunner
Gj, my 92 2wd diesel scales at 5500# with just me and a tank of fuel. I'd suspect your 4wd would be closer to 6000.

And 4wwd would be a W250


That isn't my truck in the pic. It's from another forum. The guy builds houses in Mexico.

My 92 CTD is a 2WD, my crew cab is a 4WD. But even at 5500# that is still over a 2 ton weight rating.
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#2516128 - 07/01/18 09:02 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: Supercuda]
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Originally Posted By Supercuda
Originally Posted By Guitar Jones


Yes it is but there is just under 2 tons of cement in this truck. Show me a 1500 anything that will do this.



I brought home 48 80lbs sacks of concrete in my wife's 05 1500 QC and it sat level. That's 3840lbs and it was in one trip and 3840 lbs exceeds the rated bed capacity of any 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton for the high horse riders out there.



Today I bought twenty four 80 lb. bags of Quickrete at Lowe's and made sure to take before and after pics.

I guess the old D250 "sat level" with that 1,920 lbs on it... but it doesn't normally sit level. grin


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#2516155 - 07/01/18 09:42 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
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A new 1500 won't sit that high with 500lbs in the bed.
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#2519148 - 07/08/18 11:15 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
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My trusty old 5.2 1998 1500 I've owned since 1999.

First pic is empty, second with one "scoop" of limestone, second with two scoops.

Guy who loaded says each scoop weighs between 1900 and 2000 lbs, so I'm guessing the little half-ton hauled home between 3,800 and 4,000 lbs.

We pretty much only keep this truck around for hauling mulch and stone, or whatever else would make a mess in my '92. It has never let us down! up

Empty:


One scoop of limestone:


Two scoops, between 3800-4000 lbs.

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#2519424 - 07/09/18 06:10 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Looks like that second scoop didn't change the ride height at all. Was it already on the stops?
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'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.
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#2521191 - 07/12/18 06:38 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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problem being, I have been looking. and though I know the older trucks, and don't care for the newer "technology", less actual steel in the newer trucks, more plastic, ridiculous price tags, and the inability to find anything besides a 4 door with a 5-foot-something bed keeps me in an older truck, though the last 4 have been 87-96 Dakotas. last 3 in a row 318s. still have 2 of those. but I would take a "square body" D or W series, any day over the newer trucks. I have been on the lookout for another.

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#2521208 - 07/12/18 07:09 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: volaredon]
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Registered: 02/26/03
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Originally Posted By volaredon
problem being, I have been looking. and though I know the older trucks, and don't care for the newer "technology", less actual steel in the newer trucks, more plastic, ridiculous price tags, and the inability to find anything besides a 4 door with a 5-foot-something bed keeps me in an older truck, though the last 4 have been 87-96 Dakotas. last 3 in a row 318s. still have 2 of those. but I would take a "square body" D or W series, any day over the newer trucks. I have been on the lookout for another.


Around here the prices for solid square body D or W trucks has gone insane and the 90's rams are getting tougher to find anything that's not rotted out junk.

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#2521435 - 07/13/18 11:14 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: DaytonaTurbo]
Guitar Jones Offline
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Originally Posted By DaytonaTurbo
Originally Posted By volaredon
problem being, I have been looking. and though I know the older trucks, and don't care for the newer "technology", less actual steel in the newer trucks, more plastic, ridiculous price tags, and the inability to find anything besides a 4 door with a 5-foot-something bed keeps me in an older truck, though the last 4 have been 87-96 Dakotas. last 3 in a row 318s. still have 2 of those. but I would take a "square body" D or W series, any day over the newer trucks. I have been on the lookout for another.


Around here the prices for solid square body D or W trucks has gone insane and the 90's rams are getting tougher to find anything that's not rotted out junk.


They are getting pretty pricey everywhere, especially the diesels. I paid twice as much for my 74 crew cab as I did for my 92 club cab diesel 5 years ago.
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The Scamp is sold, now just two old trucks and one new one.
'92 D250 Club Cab CTD, 47RH conversion, pump tweaks, injectors, rear disc conversion. Hydroboost coming soon
'74 W200 Crew Cab 360, NP435, D44, D60 and NP205 divorced transfer case. Magnum 5.2 MPI and NV4500 coming soon.
2019 1500 Long Horn Crew Cab 4WD, 5.7 Hemi!

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#2521500 - 07/13/18 01:55 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
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I inquired on a truck in my nieghborhood awhile back. It was a 8 out of 10 92 reg cab W250 diesel with a manual trans. I thought this would be a $8000 truck(i wasn't looking so I didn't really know). He wanted $15K for it, I about crapped myself. It was only for sale for a week or so then it was gone so I imagine he got somehwere near that.

He must have some kind of connection because he has had two more nice ones since then and doesn't have them long at all.
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#2547924 - 09/09/18 11:51 AM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: Bad340fish]
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I have a 1997 ext cab 4x4 dually 5 sp that I bought new. With a enclosed trl and 2000 pound race car {no motor} went up lookout mt pass at 70 mph so I will keep driving it. But will listen to anyone how to get it to ride softer and add rear disk brakes!!!


Edited by coronetville (09/09/18 11:53 AM)

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#2548178 - 09/09/18 10:11 PM Re: 1992 D250 VS 2014 Ram 1500 towing comparison... [Re: 300by500]
mopeman Offline
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I have an'18 eco-diesel and a '93 W250, I am in the process of upgrading the '93 and I will be happy with the results. The thing you must keep in mind is you can build these older trucks to compete with the newer trucks(adding hydro-boost, bigger turbo, injectors, air bags), might not be apples to apples, but you will have the power to tow but no payments.
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