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Old 03-14-2015, 08:13 PM   #15
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I sure like my short bed diesel ram......

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Old 03-15-2015, 07:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by KiraR View Post
Slowmover, you've stumped me!
How does one measure the wheelbase? (and here I thought I did all my due diligence!)

Wheel center to wheel center down the length of the truck. Usually a published specification.

And I should have emphasized that front end design and steering type are the closest related factor; as in "turning circle radius" (also usually published).

Long wheelbase coupled to large turning circle radius is what makes a long bed truck difficult to turn around. It to back while towing.

Some brands will be better than others AND there will be differences between two and four wheel drive. Etc.

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Old 03-15-2015, 10:09 AM   #17
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Unless you have lots of stuff to haul you will like the 6.4 for turning radius. Believe me an 6.4 is plenty hard in a tight parking situation. I have a fair amount of stuff to haul and get by real well with the 6.4.

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