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Yea, you can run 87 octane in a Hemi all day. Owner's manual even says you can. I've done it for nearly a year with no problems. There are a few that have had problems, but no more than any other engine rated for 87 I assure you.

As for being in a "garbage truck," don't worry, you'll soon see it in several other much much much lighter vehicles flying past you on the street.

I mean dead gum, you're talkin' about a truck doing 0-60 in under 7 seconds that weighs nearly 5000 lbs, just imagine what it's gonna do in a car that's a couple thousand lbs lighter, and I'd imagine better tuned.

I'd love it if they put it in a Charger.
 
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A circle is either round or its and ellipse or something . . . its either hemispherical or its hemielliptical kinda like a boiled egg cut length wise . . .
 
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it does 0-60 in less than 7.0 seconds????? the dodge ran 1500 with hemi in it???....... i thought it be more around 7.5 - 8.5 second range.... atleast the HD F-150 runs abit faster......
 
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A good friend of mine has a regular cab 2wd Hemi Ram 1500. It has ran a best of 14.89 and is completely stock save for a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. I don't knoe the 0-60 times, but I'd say given that 1/4 time, it would have to be under 7 seconds.

What do the HD F-150's run, Mid-low 14's I believe?
 
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if true, thats pretty good.............
 
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i read this from motor trend, the article was for the 2003 truck of the year, the 0-60 was 6.49 seconds and 1/4 mile was in lower 14's..............i dont remember but you can go to their site and find out.....
 
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According to Truck Trend - '03 Dodge Ram w/ Hemi: 0-60 in 6.8, 1/4 mile in [email protected]

http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/...ux/index5.html
 
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Originally posted by REALM


I mean dead gum, you're talkin' about a truck doing 0-60 in under 7 seconds that weighs nearly 5000 lbs, just imagine what it's gonna do in a car that's a couple thousand lbs lighter, and I'd imagine better tuned.

I'd love it if they put it in a Charger.
I'd love to see it in a Neon. I'd buy it.
 
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it does 0-60 in less than 7.0 seconds????? the dodge ran 1500 with hemi in it???....... i thought it be more around 7.5 - 8.5 second range.... atleast the HD F-150 runs abit faster......
Nope, it's actually a very fast engine up high, just down low not as good for daily driving.

The 2500 will do it in about 8 flat, and it weighs close to 6000 lbs I believe.

The 2wd Reg Cabs are still pretty heavy, but yes, they are in the 14's easy, and I've seen I think (2) QC 2wd's posting slips that they broke into the very high 14's.

There are almost no mods out for the Hemi, short of intake/exhaust/headers, so pretty much anything you see will be stock Hemi capability. The computer in the truck is AWFUL. It limits torque like no other as I understand it, and DC isn't helping aftermarket companies crack it at all.

The new F-150 already has a chip out as I understand it, and places are still battling with the Hemi chip after over a year. Stupid torque mgmt.
 
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How can you guys keep saying that the new Hemi is quick and powerfull, its not. The Lightning may be quick. I wouldnt call the new F-150 quick either.
However, when it comes to power, towing, and work trucks....I'll take the F-150, F-250, F-350 and probobly the Chevy Silverado before I would buy the peice of crap they call "Hemi"
 
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I hope theyput the 6.1 lt hemi they are working on in the trucks soon. I don't remember the HP/TQ but I know they would run a lot better then the hemi they have now.
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Road Test: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi vs. Chevrolet Silverado SS
2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
Drivetrain layout Front engine, awd Front engine, rwd
Engine type V-8, iron block/alum heads V-8, iron block/alum heads
Valve gear OHV, 2 valves/cyl OHV, 2 valves/cyl
Bore x stroke, in/mm 4.00x3.62 / 101.6x92.0 3.92x3.58 / 99.5x90.9
Displacement, ci/cc 364.1 / 5967 345.0 / 5654
Compression ratio 10.0:1 9.6:1
Max horsepower @ rpm 345 @ 5200 345 @ 5400
Max torque @ rpm 380 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Transmission 4-speed automatic 5-speed automatic
Axle/final drive ratio 4.10:1 / 2.87:1 3.92:1 / 2.62:1
Suspension, front; rear Upper/lower control arms, torsion bars, anti-roll bar; live axle, leaf springs Upper/lower control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; live axle, leaf springs, anti-roll bar
Brakes, f;r 12.0-in disc; 12.8-in disc, ABS 13.2-in disc; 13.8-in disc, ABS
Wheels 20 x 8.5-in cast alum 20 x 9.0-in cast alum
Tires 275/55R-20 Goodyear Eagle LS 275/55R-20 Goodyear Eagle LS
DIMENSIONS
Seating cap 5 3
Wheelbase, in 143.5 120.5
Track, f/r, in 65.0 / 66.0 68.0 / 67.4
Length, in 227.6 207.7
Width, in 81.5 79.9
Height, in 72.2 74.4
Turning circle, ft 37.4 39.6
Headroom, f/r, in 41.0 / 38.4 40.9 / na
Legroom, f/r, in 41.3 / 33.7 41.0 / na
Shoulder room, f/r, in 65.2 / 66.3 67.0 / na
Curb weight, lb 5300 4800
Payload capacity, lb 1490 1750
Towing capacity, lb 7500 9200
GVWR, lb 6400 6550
GCWR, lb 7890 8300
Fuel capacity, gal 26.0 26.0
TEST DATA
Acceleration, sec
0-30 mph 2.1 2.3
0-40 mph 3.2 3.4
0-50 mph 4.8 5.0
0-60 mph 6.6 6.8
0-70 mph 8.6 8.8
0-80 mph 12.1 12.0
0-90 mph 15.4 15.8
0-100 mph 20.2 20.9
1/4 mile, sec @ mph 14.99 @ 89.05 15.11 @ 89.06
Braking, 60-0 mph, ft 119 132
600-ft slalom, mph 61.3 62.3
200-ft skidpad, lateral g 0.77 0.80
Top-gear rpm @ 60 mph 2000 1750

now this was from truck trend,The dodge ram 1500 single cab was a bit slower than the Chevy SS
 
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Old 01-08-2004, 01:40 PM
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Now i'm no engine expert but that cumbustion chamber or whatever it is is not hemishearical, from the 2 comparisons that I saw side by side the older ones from along time ago resembled* something of a hemi shape......... The new one does not replicate it much, i see rounded off edges but thats it. To me if it was at least 50% rounded surface call it a hemi, but that looks like less than 25% curvature for the whole piece? Does this bother any Ram 1500 owners with this 5.7ltr in it???
 
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Of course it upsets the "hemi" owners. They are upset they paid so much for a piece of crap, that is why they get so emotional
 
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Old 01-08-2004, 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by SuperDutyHaulin
How can you guys keep saying that the new Hemi is quick and powerfull, its not. The Lightning may be quick. I wouldnt call the new F-150 quick either.
However, when it comes to power, towing, and work trucks....I'll take the F-150, F-250, F-350 and probobly the Chevy Silverado before I would buy the peice of crap they call "Hemi"
That's simply because your needs may not be the same as the rest of everyone else in the world.

I live on a farm, but I don't need a 3/4 ton truck for the work I do... we have a real powerhouse... the John Deere for that.

For me, and most Hemi buyers, you simply can't beat a truck that will haul most of what ya need and be quick on the street. It may not be powerful to you cause it can't pull a house like a SD, but guess what, everyone doesn't need to pull a house. If I had a huge boat to pull I would've gotten something else, but it's a waste to be slugging around with all this torque if I'm not gonna use it. Power is in the eye of the beholder.

If I'm driving my truck around all day, and have a SD F-250 that's just reving it's torque all day but I ain't movin' fast, then I'm gonna get fed up and say the truck sucks and want my Hemi. If I'm in my Hemi and pullin' a huge boat around all day, then I'm gonna say my Hemi sucks and want somethin' with more torque.

It's all about need, and your needs may not be what everyone elses is. I mean some people talk like the Hemi is equivalent to driving a Civic around town at part-throttle... it ain't at all. It's just as good IMO as the older F-150's I've been in, haven't been in an '04 yet though.

Some like to have a sweet truck and just pull other trucks out of the mud, and I can testify that my Hemi has certainly done that, and it'll whoop "most" equivalent N/A trucks in a race. To some it may suck cause they need super pullin' power, and they'd be right to say the Hemi sucks for that, but for me, my Hemi rocks. I can pull my 4-wheelers, haul everything I need to around the farm, pull my friends out of the mud, pull a dude out of a ditch, etc. so to each their own.
 

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