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I recently aquired an '03 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab Hemi & want to know all/any info about the rear axle it has. The glovebox info says 10.5" & 3.73 gears. I believe it's built by AAM. This things arse is bigger than an eastern fed sow!! :D :D It's appears to be a full floater too. Not sure what type traction device is installed. Any inside gouge is appreciated. Thanks for any/all info.

BTW, it's the tow rig for my Jeep.


YJ in tow:
 

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Both the 10.5 and the heavier 11.5" axle on the '03 HD Rams are made by American Axle Manufacturing, who also supplies axles to GM for their trucks.

It is a full floater, and the Limited slip is of a "helical" gear design (no clutch packs to wear out.)

BTW, what tranny do you have in that rig? How does it pull?

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Thanks for the info CJay! The tranny is a 5spd auto & has a huge cooler that's almost as large as the radiator. At 70mph it glides along at ~1900rpm.

As far as towing goes, I've only towed a handfull of times so far with it, and not on any long distances or up any long inclines or declines. Basically just testing it. My trailer has electrical brakes & the 2500 has the tow package (class 4 hitch etc). I intend to take her out this weekend & see better how she does for tow duties.
 

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Update:

The Hemi does just fine towing my YJ! Set the cruise for ~65mph & leave the auto trans alone & she shifts perfectly all by itself. Uphill & downhill have no driver illeffects. :)
 
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