How would one describe the new Ram 1500 truck? Three words sum it up: performance, efficiency, and intelligence. The 2013 Ram 1500 not only offers legendary towing and hauling capability, but also smart engineering such as a segment first 4-corner new air suspension that keeps heavy loads level and sophisticated Ram technology like standard Trailer Sway Control, standard Electronic Stability Control(ESC), and standard Hill Start Assist.
The Ram has a variety of powertrains available. Whether you choose the power of a 5.7L HEMI V8 or the potent and efficient 3.6L Pentastar V6, you’ll get the power you need with the fuel efficiency you want. While Ram Trucks are proud of their power and hauling capacity, safety has not been forgotten. The 1500 is equipped with dynamic front crumple zones and side-impact door beams help absorb impact forces from every angle. The Ram 1500 side occupant protection system includes side-curtain airbags and side-impact door beams. For optimum control, Ram 1500 combines Electronic Stability Control, Trailer Sway Control and four-wheel Antilock Brakes. Whether you are in search of you next pickup truck for work or for play, you can be confident it will get the job done. Come in to your local dealership, such as Arrigo DCJ of South Florida to schedule a test drive and learn more about the new 2013 Ram 1500 truck!
Significant Updates and Improvements for 2013
The Ram truck has gotten some significant updates for 2013, including improvements all the way down to the Ram’s foundation. Liberal use of high-strength steel allows the half-ton frame to be stiffer, stronger and lighter. Use of aluminum for upper and lower control arms, as well as the massive hood, shaved even more weight off the truck. The new frame was needed to accommodate a new airbag suspension to help with a smoother, more controlled ride, as well improving load leveling when towing.
The Ram also gets a brand new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, along with a new segment-first eight-speed transmission, to be standard on the V-6 and an option with the bigger Hemi V-8. Other improvements include a significantly upgraded interior along with an exterior that has been tuned for better aerodynamics. Likewise, new technology like active grille shutters, electric power steering and engine start/stop technology are in play with certain models, as well.
Looking for a special edition Dodge Ram? Then look no further than the 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition, which will be available in the US come 1st quarter of 2011. This uber package from Dodge offers some fairly amazing trim pieces, special interior stitching and a custom paint job. It is evident the first time you lay eyes on a Laramie Longhorn that the 2011 Ram is unlike any other.
The first thing to notice will be the golden paint job, which accentuates the bottom of the 2011 Ram. The golden lines follow the running boards, fenders, and even wrap the front bumper in a golden hue. It’s an impressive color combination with the stark black, which causes the package to look very high end.
Inside expect some special stitched leather bucket seats, with intricate ‘western’ style line work. The golden stitch on the black leather looks rustique and worthy of a Longhorn name. In addition, the interior of the 2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn gets real wood trim on the dash and door panels. High end indeed.
Although the Dodge ram is capable of being a work horse, I’m not sure the Laramie Longhorn special edition will make it into the fields anytime soon. However, the Laramie Longhorn is offered as an upgrade to the 1500, 2500, and pull hungry 3500 series 2011 Ram. It’ll look good in the garage of for those quick trips to town to pickup supplies. 😉
The veil has been lifted on the redesigned 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon. Everything from the raked front grill and hood, to the pin striping screams pavement-eating-hippie-hater. The v8 Hemi is more efficient than it’s grandpa from years ago, but that doesn’t’ mean it will be winning any MPG awards. Consider this, the 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon will be known as one of the most versatile 4×4’s ever.
Do you believe the hype?
4WheelOffRoad.com got their hands on one early to do some testing for an upcoming issue. According to their blog post on the 2010 Power Wagon, it’s a worthy contender with lots of promise. It’s bigger, more powerful with 383 horsepower and 400 ft lb of torque, and equipped with a 12,000 lb winch. Find out if it will walk away with the 4×4 Of The Year Title in the February issue of 4 Wheel Off Road Magazine.
Muscle obviously doesn’t have to refer to cars alone, there are 2 trucks that can proudly and honestly wear the muscle moniker. The Ford F150 Lightning and the Dodge Ram SRT10. Both of these hairy chested man machines are packed with power, speed, and enough torque to rip up the pavement. But what would happen if they lined up next to each other on the 1/4 mile or on your local highways? Like any race, it depends on the driver, but lets look closer at the matchup of muscle trucks.
The 2004 Ford Lightning is packing some serious heat, not as much in displacement, but with forced injection. The later model Lightnings were equipped with a 5.4L Super Charged engine. This testosterone fueled motor produced about 380 horsepower and over 450 ft lb of torque. Plenty to push the modestly sized lightning down the road. There were just under 3,800 produced and 2004 was the last year they were produced by team SVT.
Dodge wins the displacement and cubic inch game with an 8.3L V10 engine. Honestly, my hands are sweating typing about such a hairy motor, which produced over 500 horsepower and 525 ft lb of torque. Whenever you hit the gas you had better be holding onto something. The Dodge RAM SRT-10 was last produced in 2006, but there have been rumors of a resurface in recent months. Looking at production numbers, in the 3 year production of the SRT-10 there were only a total of 9,000 made. It’s a rare muscle truck, but one worthy of the name, and a serious contender for the Lightning.
See the two race in the video below. While the SRT-10 wasn’t quite ready for the first launch, the second attempt was much more valiant, but the Lightning pulled away at the end.
In this video you can see the Lightning clearly stomps a mud hole in the ass of the SRT-10.
Although these are just a few examples, I’m gonna have to give the F150 the checkered flag. The RAM is just too bulky of a beast, even with it’s massive engine to compete with the nimble Ford Lightning. Keep in mind this is just an opinion piece and I’m sure there are those out there that can drive better than the videos above. But keep in mind the suspension and weights of the two muscle trucks when considering a showdown. Dodge RAM SRT-10 owners beware.
Dodge has announced that they will be showing off their latest 2010 Dodge Ram RT in Las Vegas at SEMA. This redesigned bad boy truck is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in less than 5.6 seconds. This new speed is realized by way of sleeker aero dynamics, 4.10 gear ratio, and a 5.7 litre Hemi Engine.
2010 Dodge RAM RT
The new RAM RT will be featured at SEMA right next to Dodge’s recently released Challenger. With more than 100,000 attendees expected, Las Vegas will be the place to be for new Dodge vehicles.