2004 Dodge Ram
The third-generation Ram was unveiled on February 7, 2001 at the 2001 Chicago Automobile Display, and debuted for 2002 modelling twelvemonth on 1500 models and 2003 on 2500 and 3500 models. This was a major update including an all new underframe, abatement, powertrains, interiors, and mainsheet alloy. The bunch cab models for this multiplication were really Quadriceps Cab trucks that had conventional-opening back doors. The four-wheel-drive ignitor trucks (1500 serial) doomed their subsist axles in prefer of an freelancer battlefront hiatus, but the 2500 and 3500 serial maintained the survive axles for utmost seniority and enduringness. This personify elan drew heavy from the late coevals.
The redesigned trucks bolstered sales, with 400,000 sold during 2001-2002 and almost 450,000 sold during 2002-2003, a new mellow detail for the Ram distinguish. Simultaneously, both Crossing and GM trucks were increasing in sales from a 2001 eyeshade ended 850,000 to the 900,000 reach. But with 400,543 Rams sold that yr, the Ram’s sales could not maintain with the eleventh-generation F-150 in 2004. The elementary understanding was that Contrivance did not fabricate a on-key crowd cab to contend with Crossing and otc manufacturers.
The Stratagem Ram was updated for the 2006 simulation class. One famed summation was the “Mega Cab”, featuring a 6.25-foot (2 m) freight box and 22 inches (560 mm) of additional cab place, allowing seats for six with back recliners, a total concealment map in-dash sailing scheme became an selection, and the headlamps were redesigned for wagerer functioning.
For 2006, the wheel excogitation was changed to one from the Dodging Dakota and Circumvent Durango. Bluetooth U Join was now usable as an selection, and a figurehead lift was precondition to all Ram models. SIRIUS Orbiter Radiocommunication was uncommitted, also was a arse backside DVD amusement organisation with radio headphones. The SRT framework, with the 8.3 L V10 locomotive from the Scheme Viper SRT/10, was discontinued subsequently the 2006 framework twelvemonth.
2004 Dodge Ram
For 2007, Circumvent changed the stern lights.
In 2007, a 3500 Bod Cab modeling was introduced with industry-standard backside bod breadth and wiring to reconcile outfitters. In summation 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 likewise usable. Reflex transmissions ill-used were the 545RFE with the 5.7 L (345 cu in) the AS68RC with the 6.7 L (408 cu in). The G56 infection was the alone manual infection offered.
For 2008, Contrivance introduced two more Bod Cab models, the 4500 and 5500. These were Class-4 and Class-5 trucks with a glaring burthen of 16,500 lb (7,500 kg) and 19,500 lb (8,800 kg), severally. Both trucks came equipt with the like reading of the Cummins 6.7 L (408 cu in) diesel as the 3500 chassis-cab simulation. Superlative, who worked with Dodging in developing, had their own edition, called the Superlative Hummer with a unparalleled lattice. Greatest is a partition of Freightliner LLC which, similar Contrivance, was owned by the one-time DaimlerChrysler. Greatest Trucks was licenced to betray Contrivance Ram 4500 serial trucks as the Superlative Slug. When the Greatest steel was phased out by Chrysler Corp, the Slug was discontinued.
Models reinforced astern January 1, 2007 offered a new 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel introduced as an alternative in 2500/3500 models replacement the 5.9 L. It produced 350 hp (260 kW) and 650 lb·ft (881 N·m). Different the 5.9 L which was backed by the 4-speed 48RE Transmittance, the 6.7 L was equipt with the new 6-speed 68RFE transmittance.
2005 was the finale class for the commencement edition of the 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8. 2006 half-ton models offered the Multi-Displacement Organization Hemi V8 locomotive that likewise became usable in Chrysler and Elude sedans. This locomotive featured the like execution but had a cylinder-deactivating sport enabled nether ignitor piles to gain fire thriftiness by 3 MPG metropolis and 4 MPG hwy. This new Hemi lull delivered 345 hp (257 kW) and 375 lb·ft (508 N·m).
For the 2003 modelling yr, AAM axles replaced the Dana Corporation axles. In the breast all 2500 and 3500 trucks got the 9.25″ with 33 slat axles. The backside options for the 2500 and 3500 were the AAM (frequently referred to as “incarnate”) 10.5″ and 11.5″. Arse axle shafts are 30 slat. The arse 11.5″ has a geartrain proportion “postman snag” at 3.73 and numerically higher, but the World-wide Motors AAM axles exploited a unlike mailman spacing preventing installing of a Chrysler flattop into roughly GM axles, but the GM bearer can be installed in the Chrysler axle if a pack appurtenance spacer is installed. Potency is standardized to their sooner Dana 70 and 80 counterparts. Organise comparisons are hard as the axles are made with entirely unlike metallurgy.
Special Edition Rams
Duck Ram SRT 10 alias Viper Ram – This is a veritable or quad-cab consistency with the Contrivance Viper’s V10 locomotive 8.3L, 22″ wheels and Pirelli tires, lowered hiatus, bucketful seating, consistency modifications, and a freebooter. The 2004 reading was usable alone in a i cab with a 6-speed manual transmittance and a Hurst sceneshifter. For 2005, Contrivance released a Quadruplet Cab interpretation of the Viper-V10-powered motortruck with a limited 48RE four-speed robotlike transmitting from the Ram with the Cummins turbodiesel locomotive. In 2004, the motortruck held the Guinness Humankind Disk for “Humanity’s Quickest Product Pickup” with a velocity of 154.587 mph (247.3 km/h). This book stood until overtaken by the Australian HSV Maloo R8, a suv coupe, in May 2006. SRT-10 output concluded on June 30, 2006.
Index Waggon – This example, introduced for 2005, is an off-road focussed interpretation of the Ram. The discover is careworn from Circumvent’s occupation 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, pilot flares, “Index Waggon” nameplates rather of the touchstone Ram badging, and a 12,000 lbf. windlass. This motortruck was reinforced on the 2500 program.
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