It’s a 2017 Ford F-250 vs 2017 Ram 2500 drag race! The truth is, it’s always a great day at the office when we get to race vehicles that were never meant to race. Not only do we enjoy doing races like this, we also appreciate the information we gain from battling it out on a track. Both vehicles throw power down with different results.
As you may recall a few weeks ago we drag raced and reviewed this Ram versus the Chevy 2500 with the 5.3L Vortec V8. Which truck was faster? You can find out by clicking HERE.
Today it is Ford’s turn to take on the Ram. These two trucks are as closely matched as we can get them. The 2017 Ram 2500 has a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that makes 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Ford F-250 has a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Both trucks use a 6-speed automatic transmission that feeds the rear wheels. Neither vehicle is equipped with a four-wheel drive (4WD) system. In fact: both trucks are almost completely bare-bones.
One area that differentiates between the Ram and Ford is their gearing. The 2017 Ford F-250 has a 3.73 rear end while the 2017 Ram 2500 has a 4.10 rear end. The big Ford’s cab and bed are made of lightweight aluminum which gives the 2017 Ford F-250 a significant weight advantage of approximately 440-lbs. Because of this, and the difference in gearing, the two trucks are very closely matched.
Have you ever pulled up to a freeway onramp and wanted to get the jump on the truck next to you? Check out this 2017 Ford F-250 vs 2017 Ram 2500 and see who has the advantage!