2019 RAM 1500 e Torque Explained

2019 RAM 1500 e Torque Explained


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100 Comments on "2019 RAM 1500 e Torque Explained"


  1. Ram is innovative but wish they would just bring the quality of parts they used up. Shouldn't have a fuel pump go bad 1000 miles out of power-train warranty. (37000 miles)

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  2. They sure ruined a relatively good looking truck. But these rams appeal to little bitch punk kids that want a sports car and truck in one. Trucks should be trucks. Ram owners are little bitches.

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  3. Technicians familiarize yourselves with these. You will be working on them and replacing that tiny belt all the time until they abandon the idea.

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  4. From a straight "mileage" perspective, lets break it down. MY 2014 RAM average about 18 mpg. So if its a 10% gain, that puts me to 20 mpg (using round numbers) SO if someone keeps the truck for 150,000 miles at an average gasoline cost of $2.50 or so, A conventional Hemi would burn 8,333 gallons or $20,833 of gas.. this "E version" would burn 7,500 gallons or $18,750 of gas. So basically you are "saving" +/- $2,000 over the 150,000 miles IF you keep the truck that long. AGAIN from a PURE mileage vs. Money perspective, it they charge more than $2,000 for this "E" option on the Hemi are you "Saving" ??  I know you can argue, its more torque, better towing, blah blah blah , ALL of the typical Diesel arguemnts…it ALL depends on how YOU use your truck .. .. .. just food for thought

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  5. We really wanted to focus on durability and efficiently BUT we really focused on efficiency and technology…….

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  6. I hate hearing auto manufactures use “Technology” to support blanket statements. It makes them sound a million years old.

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  7. FCA strikes again! What an ugly turd! Have completely gotten away from the signature look that started in 1994 that was so radical and popular. Looks like a tundra or chevy. Yuck! The Rebel looks ok except for all the black textured moldings.

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  8. So the e torque is great in 4 cylinder mode… got it. Was hoping it would add more acceleration torque and boost to help with fuel consumption while towing. Like uphill going through the Cajon pass for those in SoCal that are familiar with that stretch of highway.

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  9. All kinds of problems are going to come with this new engine. Ill just stick with my 2017 1500.

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  10. Ugg, more bullshit electronics to fail and be ridiculous to have repaired. Just build simple fucking vehicles…this goes for all manufacturers. Not everyone wants all that electronic bullshit.

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  11. I wish they would turbocharge the e-tech engine system, and see how much high end torgue we will get???

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  12. Did he to maintain durability, I wasn't sure dodge and durability should be used together in a sentence. 10% increase for what is sure to be a very expensive alternator, no one has flawless alternators yet.

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  13. The troglodyte techs at RAM dealerships will never be able to fix this. This is just another EcoDiesel like disaster. Future lemons

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  14. If they have a tuner that you can use it all all the time or at wide open throttle it will be cool I'm pretty sure I saw GM has something similar but I believe it was only available in California or something

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  15. We are at this weird time in history when American trucks have more technology than German midsize SUVs. And look better.

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  16. Do these start stop systems really save that much? seems like a gimmick to satisfy the CARE standards… also GM has been using a start stop system for a couple years with no appreciable savings, and most owners are asking for it to be disabled because some are already failing…

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  17. So they day before the warranty expires you dump the fucking thing! Who in their right mind would own one of these out of warranty? I honestly think you are making a big mistake here Dodge boys.

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  18. I have to agree with some comments with OUT OF WARRANTY REPAIRS ! Firstly, what's the cost of 48V Batteries for this E-Torque system when you have to replace it ?? Secondly, what will it cost the consumer to fix an E-Torque system out of warranty ?? It's not like you can take the vehicle to a garage up the street OR around the corner and get it fixed at a discounted rate !! Definitely a dealer monopolized special repair that will cost the consumer a small fortune !! Their goes all the money you just saved in E-Torque fuel savings over the years in just one repair bill !! Accordingly, I always understood that most engine damage occurs when starting a fuel engine ?? These engines are now stopping & starting hundreds of times per day with this new E-Torque system ? I would just stay with the straight 5.7 L Hemi option without the E-Torque system !!

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  19. I don’t know if I’m down with my engine shutting down at a light or stop. Ford does that. with the rental I’ve driven where I’m on debt at is sketchy as fuck once it’s been around the block awhile. I love the truck but def not gonna add this feature. At least not until I see some test drive video to get a better understanding.

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  20. Very happy this is an option and not mandatory on the Hemi. I don't care about fuel economy. Start & Stop is garbage. I'd rather have more HP

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  21. Let me guess, if that large battery or e torque alternator fail out of warranty, it will be $1,500 repair instead of a $200 replacement. The repair bill will consume all the money saved by using the system. Interesting design all the same.

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  22. You got to love the "outdated" Tundra !Bulletproof v8 5.7 still kicking!Can't wait when finally get an 8 speed transmission and updated 5.7 engine will have even more power and 22MPG highway!

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  23. Another fine gimmick from Fix It Again Tony. Consider it a BAND-AID or more like turd polish for the outdated hemi. 😀

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  24. that's pretty just a super alternator, ferrari's mind is Weird is FCA means fuck chrysler ass? cause the battery has less power than a bosch professional electric lawnmower

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  25. Sorry, Fiat Chrysler, but Toyota makes the only hybrids I wouldn't be afraid to own after the warranty runs out.

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  26. Could this be a Mopar part that could be added to 2014-onwards? Maybe not the exact version since the engine has probably had some work done but something that could make the hemi 5.7 get at least 22mpg. Because this or something like this would be a great alternative to a turbo or supercharger, while still keeping the warenty and trusted Mopar parts on the hemi. Maybe a cheep one and middle one and a super power easset called idk like "hell asset" or the electric demon hah

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  27. If I was concerned about gas mileage I would buy a moped. .a bunch of BS..im on ram #6 now

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  28. Added weight, added complexity and it's FIRST YEAR technology. I'll let it mature a few years before jumping in. Is it a solution in search of a problem?

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  29. Did he explain why Hemi 5.7 V8 engines exhibit the legendary 'Engine Ticking' upon cold starts and starts where the vehicle hasn't been driven in a day or two? I was going to buy one, and then I started reading all the horror stories about the annoying 'engine clattering' when first started…… can't do it.

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  30. He should've asked for a ruff estimate on how long the battery would last with the recharging system in place.

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  31. This is the type of technology (junk) that is caused by the EPA. If the EPA did not push the car companies to increase mileage then this thing that will break costing the owner tons of money would not be on the truck. Buyers are aware and should buy and vehicle without this type of …………….thing.

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  32. When RAM put this type of technology on a vehicle they should cover it parts and labor replacement for the life of the truck. If it is so good then warranty it for ever?

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  33. ….so when this E boast goes out its gonna cost Way more than an alternator…;;–)……

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  34. Did they fix the HEMI crappy TICK? Does the motor junk before 100k still

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  35. wish the interviewer would have just asked the guy how the thing works then let him explain instead of interrupting.

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  36. Popular mechanic magazine I think it was published just this about 18 yeas ago. It was advertised for $ 360 to mount in a place of alternator.It was expensive I thought back than……

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  37. Good! Next step could be regenerative brakes with it and we could restore the brake energy too. Would need more/lighter batteries, though.

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  38. That is one slick system. Nice to hear it fills in during 4 cylinder mode and off the line with that 150+ ft/lbs of torque. The regenerative capture, nice. I think it would be quite reliable. Just keep it dry, free of oil leaks, and maintain the batteries! I'd buy it👍

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  39. I’m just gone go ahead and say it!The new ram looks nice, but seriously that 5.7 Hemi v8 is so out dated! I like my ram but I’m thinking about trying something different. When I look around comparing to other trucks in its class it’s pretty much in last place as far as performance! I’m just saying

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  40. Why not make a hybrid truck. Because chevy already tryed. Shutting off the engine is a bullshit way of saving gas and annoying as shit

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  41. Yeah I'll be hacking this and taking advantage of this higher electrical power option. Question, why can't I have this on the 6.4 Hemi? Or the 3.0 TDI?

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  42. Toyota has been building bulletproof hybrids for years…lets do something totally different thats looks fragile as a shit! Way to go Chrysler!

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  43. Good job FIAT you put a golf cart motor on your truck to crank it. That's about all it does and quadrupled the battery cost. 🤣

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  44. Sounds cool until it breaks! Being a Dodge it WILL break. Really cool engine but the break pedals fall off and the power steering fails. This is the state of vehicles in 2019. All this tech but the most simple things are faulty that they could have nailed 50 plus years ago. All emphasis goes into fuel economy and horsepower ratings and no emphasis is put into longevity or actual quality. And as expensive as it is, you just have to work the truck twice as hard now to pay it off consuming twice the fuel and exposing the driver to twice the crash risk even though there are state of the art airbags.

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  45. I just bought a new 2019 ram rebel with the etorq system and the gas mileage sucks, 11 mpg up to 4000 miles now that I baby the truck not steping on the gas I am getting 14.8 miles still sucks giving the fact the marrony says the trucks is 19 combine, 17 city and 22 highway. I love the truck hate the mileage. Ram should be ashamed of telling consumers how these trucks have the best mileage.

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  46. I would rather just spend a few more dollars on gas than to have to worry about how much it will cost to get this fixed when it craps out.

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  47. That what we need more shit to go wrong and cost more money should have just put a super charger on it and called it a day

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