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Single cab numbers first, quad cab 2nd

Base Curb Weight - with Manual Transmission [lb] 5150 Not Applicable
Payload Capacity - Maximum [lb] 900 900
Towing Capacity - Maximum (Properly Equipped) [lb] Not Applicable 7500
Weight Distribution - Automatic Transmission - % Front Not Applicable 55.0
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) - Maximum (Properly Equipped) [lb] 6350 14000
Base Curb Weight - with Automatic Transmission [lb] Not Applicable 5653
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - Maximum [lb] 6350 6550

Do you look at the GVWR or the Base curb Weight for how much the truck weighs? In either case, is 200-500 pounds max really going to decrease the performance of the truck from the single cab to the quad cab?? Can we expect high 13's low 14's in the 1/4 from the 05 Quad cab? Just curious..
 

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stock the HD F150 does low 14's. i dont see this truck having a problem hitting mid-high 13's. The automatic really helps it out when racing
 

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shinnister said:
Do you look at the GVWR or the Base curb Weight for how much the truck weighs?
GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, which means the truck, WITH a load on it. Base Curb Weight is what the truck weighs with NO load.

In either case, is 200-500 pounds max really going to decrease the performance of the truck from the single cab to the quad cab?? Can we expect high 13's low 14's in the 1/4 from the 05 Quad cab? Just curious..
200-500lbs. shouldn't be that big of a deal IMO. Maybe the Auto trans will be waaay easier to launch, which means better 60's. Drag Racers say that every tenth you cut off your 60' turns into 2/10's at the big end!

Though, on the other hand, the Auto tranz might suck-up more power and shift like warm poop in a soft diaper (Torque Reduction - The Lightning has it too), and that certainly does not help ET's.

So to answer your question, Who the Hell Really Knows? :confused: We'll just have to wait and see. :)
 

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Doesn't the regular cab SRT-10 also get the 4.56 this year? Anyway, at least most of the extra 500 pounds will be over the rear tires not the front, but the automatic will not be quicker (maybe much more consistant though), not even in 60 foot times. maybe if it had all the gears of the manual, but it only uses 3 gears in a 1/4 mile run. I bet the manual uses at least one more on it's way to the lights.

On a side note, that SRT-10 package adds a bunch of weight over a Hemi truck. A RC Hemi SLT according to the same site weighs 4690 and the quad cab weighs 4970. So even a quad cab hemi weighs less then a RC SRT-10. Makes me really wish they would do a manual, 6.1 Hemi SRT Ram but according to insiders they won't do two different SRT Rams. That setup in the even lighter Dakota (about 4400 pounds) though maybe pretty dang quick... If it just wasn't so funny looking!
 

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Hersbird said:
Doesn't the regular cab SRT-10 also get the 4.56 this year? Anyway, at least most of the extra 500 pounds will be over the rear tires not the front, but the automatic will not be quicker (maybe much more consistant though), not even in 60 foot times. maybe if it had all the gears of the manual, but it only uses 3 gears in a 1/4 mile run. I bet the manual uses at least one more on it's way to the lights.

That setup in the even lighter Dakota (about 4400 pounds) though maybe pretty dang quick... If it just wasn't so funny looking!
For now, I still have the stock 4.11's in my truck, and 3rd gear winds tight at ~100-105ish. I have yet to race mine, but I think those who have raced are using 4th gear?? Obviously, 4.56's will make the 4th gear change a no-brainer.


I'm glad it's just not me that thinks the new Dakota is, well, wierd lookin'. :eek: :p
 
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