They also were offered along with 6. We've seen pictures of the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, and we think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. New to the lineup is Chrysler's corporate 3. The hip room roughly determines the width of the seats and the leg room measurement signals about the comfort for your legs. Sensing a Problem It turns out weather was the least of their worries. For the front axle of 4x4 Rams, a was used on all 1500 Rams and the early light-duty 2500 Rams. Aimed at farmers, the Harvest Edition adds features that are otherwise optional on the Big Horn and Lone Star, such as seventeen-inch chrome-clad aluminum-alloy wheels with all-terrain tires on 4X4 models, the U Connect 8.
Two unscheduled service appointments were required—the first to replace a key-fob transmitter gone haywire and the second to replace an O2 sensor—both of which were covered under warranty. Once depleted, it comes into a narrow range. Our long-term Ram was a witness to the latter in more ways than one: While the truck was under our care, eight staffers used the heavy-duty hauler to move to a new dwelling, with another handful assisting friends with relocation. It offered an electrical outlet panel for running an entire job site worth of power tools, but the through-the-road method of balancing the gas engine and electric motor reportedly did not work as desired. The system also includes a built-in internet router, allowing for wireless connection to the internet while the vehicle is parked with a monthly service subscription.
As a bonus, the Cummins comes with an exhaust brake — the sort normally found in big rig. Also in 1990, Dodge reintroduced the Club Cab, equipped with fold-out jump seats for the 1991-1993 models. These are to right hand drive in Australia before sale. On second thought, you can go ahead and call us lazy. Every 3500 Ram was made with a Dana 80. This latest generation was sold as the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 starting in Fall 2008.
Luckily, the paper copy free if you ask includes a supplemental book with diesel-specific info. Four-wheel-drive models continue to use a solid front axle and a coil-link suspension, while 4x2 models use a short- and long-arm independent suspension, utilizing heavy-duty coil springs. Step-in height was reduced by almost 9 inches, a difference that was received enthusiastically by the shorter members of the staff. Not only is the G56 manual and Cummins plenty strong to comfortably pull that kind of weight off the line with mucho gusto from second gear, but running up and down through the gears produced buttery-smooth transitions into each selected notch. Entry was made through the passenger or driver's doors, as there were no rear doors for this configuration.
The vehicle was redesigned and retested, and received a 5-star rating. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-7700. Chrysler also reported that the plug-in pickups delivered peak average fuel economy of 37. Replacing our torque converter is doable but would void the warranty. Fortunately for them, the highways through Chicago were cleared by the time they arrived less than half a day after the snow had stopped not the case for the visible surface streets , and the Ram capably managed what slop they did encounter.
Transmission choices included a standard 6-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic. The crew cab models for this generation were actually Quad Cab trucks that had conventional-opening rear doors. . But Dodge has set the bar pretty high. They were only 433 produced in 2004 and roughly the same number in 2005. Taking the key apart—which it is designed for, to allow battery replacement—and putting it back together seemed to have fixed the problem, but we asked our dealer for a new one just to be safe. How are we getting on without that extra output? Engines are none too wimpy.
Strength is similar to their earlier Dana 70 and 80 counterparts. The 1500 Rams and some early light duty 2500 Rams used a 9. Not all of the first-generation trucks have this ornament and is most commonly seen on models. This record stood until overtaken by the Australian R8, a sport utility coupe, in May 2006. The Limited Edition NightRunner trim includes Brilliant Black Paint, 20-inch 510 mm black chrome wheels, Black chrome grill, the 5.
Save the dually for the toy hauler and a week-long vacation. Externally, the first-generation Rams were facelifted versions of the previous generation Dodge D-Series pickups introduced in 1972. The Rambox cargo management system continues to be available on most models for 2013. Axle ratios come in 3. A single engine, a 6.
Still, this is the vehicle you want for adventure. For buyers who need the capability, such a truck could pay back that investment in relatively short order. It comes with the 5. The 1978 and 1979 D-Series models were available with a Mitsubishi naturally-aspirated diesel, but it was seldom ordered. The results are payload capacities of 1890 pounds to 5110 pounds, depending on engine and body style; towing capacity ranges from 8150 pounds to a houselike 18,500 pounds.