2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Off Road
Dodge Ram 1500 Off-Road
The Ram pipeline was redesigned for the 1994 example yr. Developing on a sec contemporaries began in 1986, termination in belatedly 1992. A more schematic conception was earlier scheduled for a 1991 yield; when Bob Lutz showed it to the new styling designers, honcho intriguer Phillip E. Payne told him, “It looks same cypher more a retrograde of everybody else’s motortruck.” At that, Lutz told him he had 6 months to muster with something punter. The outside styling of the motortruck that was finally released was the termination of designing concepts by Payne during 1988-1990. A follow-up by the Circumvent pick-up motortruck studio designers matte that mod pick-ups looked “too mat and saloon ilk”, piece the former 50’s Studebaker pick-up and the 18 bicyclist trucks had fair the rectify “butch” anticipate them. The innovation featured a big-rig-looking forepart and a heavy wicket that was naught care the stream Fording or Hassle/GMC pickups in figure.
The redesigned 1994 Ram was a sales succeeder, with sales rocketing from 78,000 units in 1993 to 240,000 in 1994, 410,000 in 1995, and near 480,000 in 1996. That yr, it was conspicuously featured as the torpedo fomite in the movie Cruller. Sales of this contemporaries poorly at barely complete 400,000 in 1999 ahead declining against the redesigned Fording and GM trucks. By 2001, Ram sales figures were beneath those of Fording and Harry trucks.
Locomotive offerings continued ended from the first-generation Ram and were the 3.9 L V6, 5.2 L V8, 5.9 L V8, and 5.9 L I6 Cummins turbo diesel. Added to the dress was a new 488 three-dimensional edge 8.0L V10 locomotive intentional as an choice for those who precious master pull ability but didn’t deficiency a diesel. The new V10 and Cummins turbo diesel could alone be had in the 2500 and higher appellation models. Models were now the 1500 half-ton, 2500 three-quarter-ton, and 3500 dual-rear-wheel one-ton in both 2- and 4-wheel effort. 1500 Rams offered both 6.5- and 8-foot (2 and 2.4 m, severally) boxes. 2500 Rams offered 6.5-foot (2.0 m) boxes with gild or quadriceps Cabs. 3500 Rams were the lone modelling made with crowd cab foresighted boxes. They are identical rarified as sole a pocket-size numeral of them were highly-developed for Canada sole.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Off-Road
Contrivance offered the 2500 serial in two dissimilar gross-vehicle-weight ratings for the commencement few geezerhood, but this was afterwards dropped. The determination of the departure betwixt the light-duty and heavy-duty 2500 trucks was for the heavy-duty 2500 to contract the berth of the discontinued one-ton single-rear-wheel trucks. Backside axles for the light-duty 2500 trucks were semi-floating, piece the heavy-duty 2500 arse axles were full-floating.
On the inwardly, peculiar attending was gainful to in-cab warehousing features, with a big glovebox, a centre armrest hold, and supernumerary reposition infinite arse the bottom. The bolt and estimate clustering were a far cry from the late modeling Ram and were far more mod too. A redesign of the splashboard and pawn constellate was introduced in 1998 on with the entry of the quadrangle cab, and rounded blacken moldable side-view mirrors replaced the former orthogonal innovation.
In 1998, Contrivance introduced the “Quadruplet Cab”, which uses littler, “self-annihilation” doors immediately butt the chief doors. This was offered as an pick on the “Nightspot Cab” for this manakin twelvemonth. Early changes for 1998 included rounded mirrors replacement the authoritative satisfying ones, a revised home, twofold airbags, a gong replacement the bell for behind belts/doorway ajar/headlights/ and a digital milometer. The OBD II Organization was besides measure, with a estimator larboard cheeseparing the driver’s-side footwell and a code-checking organisation via the new digital hodometer read-out.
In 1999 Elude introduced a revised forepart for the Variation models with a restyled bumper, quad-beam clear-lens headlamps, and body-color wicket. A 6-speed manual infection was optioned for the diesel trucks in 2001. A minor share of the diesel engines in 1999 and 2000 were bailiwick to problems inside the weewee jackets and fire injectors. The nigh problematical was the “53” stamped block which had a shortcoming that would drive fracturing in the construction of the occlusion itself. The 2000 models began optioning het leather seating. The braking organisation was upgraded to dual-piston calipers in the breast. An Offroad Version was offered as a packet with a 2-inch rhytidectomy completed with stiffer figurehead springs and behind heave blocks, unequaled 17×8 rims, 275/70/17 all terrain tires, 4.10 gears, tied Dana 44 in the breast, modified parapraxis derivative, and slip plates. The Offroad Variation models are besides distinct with an extra decalcomania on the tailboard nether the 4×4 decalcomania that says “Offroad.”
Although Contrivance introduced a new Ram 1500 for 2002, the old second-generation panache Ram was carried complete for the 2002 simulation yr heavy-duty 2500 and 3500 trucks. The new third-generation Ram would not look in the 2500/3500 variants until 2002 as 2003 models. Parting of this hold was due to the so new 5.7 L Hemi locomotive not beingness quick for output.
NV3500 was offered in 1500 Rams and light-duty 2500 Rams. NV4500 was touchstone in 2500 and 3500 trucks; the NV4500HD for V10 and diesel models (omit the rare, light-duty 2500 rams). A NV5600 was offered in 1999 and 2000 Rams and was the alone contagion offered bum the Heights Production diesel in 2001 and 2002.
Thither was a totality of 5 transferee cases for the four-wheel-drive Ram. All are half-time and sustain a low compass of 2.72:1. The 1500 featured a NP231 and NP231HD. The NP241 was touchstone on V8 2500 Rams. The 2500 and 3500 V10 and diesel featured a NP241DLD from 1994 to 1997. In 1997 the NP241DHD became an pick for 2500 Rams and was stock on 3500 Rams from 1998 to 2002.
The Stratagem Ram features a all-inclusive diverseness of axles. For the figurehead axle of 4×4 Rams, a Dana 44 was secondhand on all 1500 Rams and the other (light-duty) 2500 Rams. Yet, nearly of the 2500 and all 3500 Rams use Dana 60 battlefront axles. The 1500 Rams and around betimes ignitor obligation 2500 Rams exploited a 9.25 Chrysler (Spicer) axle in the arse. A Dana 60 behind axle was victimised on great responsibility 2500 V8 Rams. A Dana 70 bottom axle was exploited in 2500 Rams with a V10 or a Diesel/Robotlike transmittal combining. A Dana 80 behind axle was exploited on 2500 Rams with a manual transmittance and V10/diesel combining. Every 3500 Ram was made with a Dana 80. The breast effort axles in these Rams were singular in the fact they didn’t boast Lockup hubs, but featured a Essence axle disconnection. The 2002 2500 and 3500 Rams saw the eventual form out of the Gist axle unplug, in favour of movement axles that were permanently locked in. Dodging continued to lineament movement axles wish this for their 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks until 2013 models.
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