RE: Ram 4x4 vs Chevy ground clearance
I have nothing but good things to say about my current Chevy IFS. However, this time around, I would really like to avoid the full on lift kit, body lift, new wheels, etc. I like the Dodge because I can simply add a slightly taller tire and a leveling kit to achieve the look I'm after and pursue some mild off-roading. As for gas or diesel, well...that's a decision I'm currently wrestling with, and probably my next post. If I go gas, it would probably be a Power Wagon versus a Chevy 2500 HD 6.0 CC, SB. Diesel of course comes down to Cummins versus Duramax & quad/mega cab vs standard crew cab.
Another Dodge anomaly I'm wrestling with is the lower payload ratings. Seems like the Dodge outweighs a comparably equipped Chevy by upwards of 1000 lbs? Seems to hurt its' overall payload rating.