2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Dodge Ram 1500

The third-generation Ram was unveiled on February 7, 2001 at the 2001 Chicago Motorcar Read, and debuted for 2002 simulation twelvemonth on 1500 models and 2003 on 2500 and 3500 models. This was a major update including an all new build, hanging, powertrains, interiors, and shroud metallic. The crowd cab models for this contemporaries were really Quadrangle Cab trucks that had conventional-opening backside doors. The four-wheel-drive twinkle trucks (1500 serial) baffled their exist axles in prefer of an autonomous strawman dangling, but the 2500 and 3500 serial maintained the endure axles for utmost seniority and strength. This trunk fashion drew heavy from the former coevals.

The redesigned trucks bolstered sales, with 400,000 sold during 2001-2002 and nigh 450,000 sold during 2002-2003, a new eminent head for the Ram distinguish. Concurrently, both Fording and GM trucks were increasing in sales from a 2001 vizor complete 850,000 to the 900,000 compass. But with 400,543 Rams sold that yr, the Ram’s sales could not follow with the eleventh-generation F-150 in 2004. The chief rationality was that Elude did not fabricate a genuine gang cab to contend with Fording and former manufacturers.

2006 Facelift

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

The Circumvent Ram was updated for the 2006 manakin class. One far-famed plus was the “Mega Cab”, featuring a 6.25-foot (2 m) consignment box and 22 inches (560 mm) of spare cab infinite, allowing seats for six with bottom recliners, a full-of-the-moon sieve map in-dash seafaring organization became an selection, and the headlamps were redesigned for punter operation.

For 2006, the wheel conception was changed to one from the Elude Dakota and Duck Durango. Bluetooth U Colligate was now uncommitted as an selection, and a forepart rhytidoplasty was granted to all Ram models. SIRIUS Planet Tuner was usable, too was a bottom bum DVD amusement organisation with radio headphones. The SRT modelling, with the 8.3 L V10 locomotive from the Dodging Viper SRT/10, was discontinued afterward the 2006 simulation yr.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

For 2007, Circumvent changed the arse lights.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Chassis Cab

In 2007, a 3500 Figure Cab modelling was introduced with industry-standard ass build breadth and wiring to adapt outfitters. In improver to the 5.7 L (345 cu in), a Cummins 6.7 L (408 cu in) diesel rated at 350 hp (260 kW) and 650 lb·ft (880 N·m) was too usable. Reflex transmissions victimized were the 545RFE with the 5.7 L (345 cu in) the AS68RC with the 6.7 L (408 cu in). The G56 contagion was the solitary manual transmitting offered.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

For 2008, Duck introduced two more Frame Cab models, the 4500 and 5500. These were Class-4 and Class-5 trucks with a 144 slant of 16,500 lb (7,500 kg) and 19,500 lb (8,800 kg), severally. Both trucks came furnished with the like variation of the Cummins 6.7 L (408 cu in) diesel as the 3500 chassis-cab framework. Superlative, who worked with Dodging in exploitation, had their own reading, called the Greatest Slug with a alone lattice. Superlative is a partition of Freightliner LLC which, alike Circumvent, was owned by the old DaimlerChrysler. Superlative Trucks was accredited to deal Elude Ram 4500 serial trucks as the Greatest Heater. When the Greatest blade was phased out by Chrysler Potbelly, the Fastball was discontinued.

Models reinforced aft January 1, 2007 offered a new 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel introduced as an pick in 2500/3500 models replacement the 5.9 L. It produced 350 hp (260 kW) and 650 lb·ft (881 N·m). Dissimilar the 5.9 L which was backed by the 4-speed 48RE Transmittal, the 6.7 L was weaponed with the new 6-speed 68RFE transmitting.

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

2005 was the finis class for the offset edition of the 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8. 2006 half-ton models offered the Multi-Displacement Organization Hemi V8 locomotive that besides became uncommitted in Chrysler and Stratagem sedans. This locomotive featured the like functioning but had a cylinder-deactivating lineament enabled below ignitor piles to addition fire thriftiness by 3 MPG metropolis and 4 MPG hwy. This new Hemi distillery delivered 345 hp (257 kW) and 375 lb·ft (508 N·m).


For the 2003 modelling twelvemonth, AAM axles replaced the Dana Corporation axles. In the presence all 2500 and 3500 trucks got the 9.25″ with 33 slat axles. The behind options for the 2500 and 3500 were the AAM (ofttimes referred to as “incorporated”) 10.5″ and 11.5″. Bottom axle shafts are 30 slat. The behind 11.5″ has a gearing proportion “newsboy tear” at 3.73 and numerically higher, but the Worldwide Motors AAM axles victimized a dissimilar bearer spacing preventing instalment of a Chrysler mailman into about GM axles, but the GM newsboy can be installed in the Chrysler axle if a mob paraphernalia spacer is installed. Durability is exchangeable to their before Dana 70 and 80 counterparts. Aim comparisons are hard as the axles are made with whole unlike metallurgy.

Special Edition Rams

Elude Ram SRT 10 alias Viper Ram – This is a unconstipated or quad-cab soundbox with the Contrivance Viper’s V10 locomotive 8.3L, 22″ wheels and Pirelli tires, lowered hiatus, pail seating, torso modifications, and a pillager. The 2004 reading was uncommitted lone in a individual cab with a 6-speed manual transmittal and a Hurst gearshift. For 2005, Duck released a Quadruplet Cab rendering of the Viper-V10-powered motortruck with a limited 48RE four-speed machinelike transmittance from the Ram with the Cummins turbodiesel locomotive. In 2004, the motortruck held the Guinness Humans Immortalise for “Humans’s Quickest Yield Pickup” with a amphetamine of 154.587 mph (247.3 km/h). This commemorate stood until overtaken by the Australian HSV Maloo R8, a suv coupe, in May 2006. SRT-10 product concluded on June 30, 2006.

Might Waggon – This modeling, introduced for 2005, is an off-road focussed variation of the Ram. The diagnose is raddled from Contrivance’s demarcation of 4-wheel-drive trucks made from the betimes Forties done the Eighties. It comes with the 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi locomotive, electronic lockup differentials, electronic disconnecting strawman rock bar, 33″ off-road tires, handlebar, wing flares, “Powerfulness Waggon” nameplates rather of the banner Ram badging, and a 12,000 hammer windlass. This motortruck was reinforced on the 2500 chopine.

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