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4.7 vs 5.7 hemi

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:36 PM
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Default 4.7 vs 5.7 hemi

I am looing at buying a new truck here before the end of the month. Does anyone have the 4.7L in their 1500 quad cab 4x4? What are the pros and cons of it. I would think the 4.7 would have to work harder to pull the monster truck which would put more strain on it, especially if i hauled a trailer. Also, is there any known problems with them. I would think that it would also decrease the resale value down the road. WOuld I be better off just buying the 5.7? Thanks

Also, does any1 have any idea of what next months rebates will be for these trucks?

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:50 PM
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my dad had the 3.9 v6 in his old truck and it just moved it around...nothing else....now hes got the hemi and it moves it around with power to spare... the mileage isnt that big of a difference maybe 3mpg or so because the engine has to work harder.....if your not too concerned with gas mileage and like a little extra power i would go with the 5.7..
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:10 PM
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HemiMan02.....I think you answered your own questions.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:29 PM
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Default RE: 4.7 vs 5.7 hemi

I have a 4.7 QC and I wish I'da bought the hemi. Or better still, the cummins.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:42 PM
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Yeah, I heard that the 5.7 has the MDS, correct me if I'm wrong, and that the 4.7 does not... again, correct me if I'm wrong. What I heard, reading through this forum,was that the HEMI's with MDSsave more gas than a v6 like mine. 5.7 has more power, obviously. And well, I'd get the 5.7 because if you tow, you have more power, and if a "kool Ford orGMguy" pulls up and wants to race... you know you won before you even started. So, in my opinion... the 5.7. Screw this... get the Cummins. lol.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:16 AM
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I see no advantage to getting the 4.7. I have it in my 4x4 quad cab and it is gutless. No torque no power. I got a really good deal on the truck is the only reason I bought it. My whole family fits in it so I figured what a kewl family vehicle to go with my chevy 4x4 and my chevy '67 swb beast. It does have more power than the v6 caravan I traded for it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:28 AM
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Mileage wise they are really about the same. I had an 03 4.7 and an 04 Hemi, maybe a mile gallon at best. The difference in power and towing is obvoius. I live in CO and tow 1 or 2 atvs and the mountains is a significant difference. That's why I upgraded in a matter of a year.

Still wasn't enough though cuz my buddy had a diesel......so I got one too.

Resell will DEFINATELY make a difference...people around here didn't care for the 4.7!

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:23 AM
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Yes, there is only 1 - 2 mpg difference between the 4.7L and 5.7L in most situations. Maybe 3 mpg on the highway. The 4.7 engine has been around longer, has it not? The main thing is just price, but if I could do it all over again, I'd spend the extra money for the Cummins.... definitely. That is currently my plan, waiting for a good excuse to get a mega cab with the cummins. Then I'll have good gas mileage, lots of towing power and better resale.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:26 AM
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The hemi is only a $995 upgrade...atleast it was for me. I love my hemi BUT my next truck will be a cummins. Nothing beats a diesel.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:34 AM
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Yes, a hemi is only $995 to upgrade, technically, but hard in reality considering my situation at least:

I have a work truck. No options except for the towing package, auto, 4.7 and long bed. If I wanted a hemi everything on the lot came with 20's, power options, and more... which all added up to a hemi being 3,500 - 5,000 more than my truck. I only paid 15,000 with TTL. I consider that a good deal. I couldn't get a deal near that for a Hemi at the time, so it would have cost me much more.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:04 PM
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Default RE: 4.7 vs 5.7 hemi

The 4.7 is a awsome in a dakota, it's a dog in a 1500 Ram quad cab, only because a 1500 ram is packing more pounds, if your worried abought towing, mileage, performance, go with the 5.7, if your looking for baisc no frills driving, the 4.7 can do the job.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:32 PM
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how bout 100 more horses and a whole lot more torque? get the hemi. night and day difference in power. Its so easy passing people at 70 - 80mph and everyone i have let drive mine is completly blown away by the power
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:48 PM
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One of the things the HEMI has is the DOD= Displacement On Demand... It actually gets better gas mileage on the highway then the 4.7L... I Think it came out in 05 models... I have the 4.7L and its fine in power for what i use it for... Just be gentle and it will respond... My friend has the HEMI and he does average about 20-22 highway here on Long Island...
If you do want the DOD though, Chevrolet has it in most of its new cars and the new SILVERADO, Tahoe, Suburban and Avalanche.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: 4.7 vs 5.7 hemi

The 4.7 is a great engine. It has plenty of power, and will get any job done that you need. Most people who want the Hemi are more interested in additional power. The average truck buyer, however, doesn't really care as long as the truck gets the job done. I know many on here are saying it's only roughly a $900 upgrade to get a Hemi, but that isn't necessarily true. Every Dodge dealer in my driving distance (which equals to 12 dealerships) all sell the Ram's that have Hemi’s a couple of thousand more than those equipped with the 4.7.

I drove the Hemi, and quite honestly, I'd rather have my truck. My truck looks as good, rides as good, and performs all of the hauling and towing that I do without problem...and I paid $2800 less for the truck. It has nothing to do with your "financial situation" as some has said. I could easily afford the payment of a Ram equipped with the Hemi...I chose not to, because the extra $2800 didn't seem to justify the differences in my mind. I pass people at 70 miles an hour on the road just fine. Sometimes I see people with a Ram, and if it says Hemi, I think to myself what’s the point.

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Old 02-24-2007, 10:16 PM
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Get the Hemi. The 4.7 should'nt be a option in a quad cab Ram. As for thre diesel....I tested bothnon MDSHemi and Diesel in the 2500HD, I really did'nt care for the diesel. The Hemi was faster and had quicker throttle responce. The Hemi pulls my 21' bass boat up the Mt. I live on without breaking a sweat and the sound of the V8 is great. I guess if you towed 90% of the time the diesel would be worth it.
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Having the Hemi now with my Durango and driving my in-laws 2002 4.7 I would get the Hemi any day. I do not have dod shutdown but my 22 mpg highway at 75 vs their 18mpg is well worth it. The xtra power is sweet too!
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:46 PM
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I drove a 2007 swb with a 4.7 yesterday and I liked it. I really liked it cuz it was a 6 speed. If they only had a hemi 6 speed 2wd.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:24 PM
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Of course the Hemi is going to be faster and have a quicker throttle response than a diesel. That's like saying a strawberry is sweeter than a lemon. The diesel will typically get you better gas mileage, can tow more with ease, doesn't have a huge drop in mpg when you tow, and can run for 250,000 miles without a problem. You can let a diesel idle for 8 hours and it will only use 1/8 of a tank of gas. You can tow a 12,500 lbs trailer and barely feel it. I wish I had a diesel.
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My rcsb 2wd SLT hemi ram was 21K out the door and the dealership I bought from had the base model hemi rams as well. I almost bought one for a grand less but opted against it.
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My truck was 15,000 out the door.
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