The full-time system delivers 48 percent of the torque to the front wheels and 52 percent to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions. Virgin Islands, owners were notified and the recall began on December 5, 2014. Our model had an overhead console with a trip computer showing the usual gas mileage, compass heading, temperature, remaining fuel, distance to empty, and elapsed time. The Dodge Ram 1500 was launched in the 1990s with a makeover that included the replacement of the old rigid rear springs with coil springs which allow it to travel in any terrain. The full-time system delivers 48 percent of the torque to the front wheels and 52 percent to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions. When it does, the acceleration is quite strong, as one would expect.
Acceleration is on tap at any engine speed, though the transmission is somewhat slow to downshift. This page was edited on: May 3, 2004. It is a perfect work truck. Oddly, while the cargo and interior lights go on when you unlock the doors, there is no power memory — when you take out the key, the radio and power windows suddenly stop working. Eventually, the Hemi made it to the base 1500 line, with far more torque and horsepower than the 360 5. Deep Molten Red is added as a new exterior color for 2004. Part of the firmness is most likely due to the Hemi engine, which presumably requires a beefier suspension.
The Ram is, thanks to the Hemi engine, more comfortable with very heavy loads, barely noticing added weight. Though we have not yet tested it, we also have to mention the Nissan Titan, which has garnered rave reviews. Our only complaint was some built- in back bolster. For 2004, Dodge Ram gains more versatility with a new full-time four-wheel drive system and electric shift transfer case. Though we have not yet tested it, we also have to mention the Nissan Titan, which has garnered rave reviews.
Take a whiff: There's a new scent wafting through the air. I am the 2nd owner of the truck. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. For 2004, Dodge has added adjustable rear seat head restraints to all Quad Cab models. The curb weight is 5,532 pounds. I am the 2nd owner of the truck. Deep Molten Red is added as a new exterior color for 2004.
There are also differences on the exterior design of these two vehicles. The usual Chrysler unit with Infinity speakers, it provides excellent sound with a deep bass that can sometimes rattle the door panels; knobs control balance and fade, while sliders control bass and treble, which makes it easy to adjust quickly without distraction. See your dealer for details. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Cruise control is the only thing not working on the truck. They have usually been very quick and responsive, albeit smooth. The car was sold as is and as of now, it seems like we got a really good deal.
The 4×4 control uses a simple knob, with three positions: all wheel drive, four wheel drive high, and four wheel drive low. The system will also select a lower gear in downhill conditions to utilize the engine's braking capability. Other options on our test vehicle were the inexpensive off-road protection group, trailer towing group mainly wiring, a hitch receiver, and a bigger battery , heated front seats, and full-time shift-on-the-fly transfer case. Separate buttons activate the air conditioner compressor, recirculation, and rear defroster. Lately, though, finding horses around pickups has become downright effortless: All you have to do is lift the hood. For 2004, Dodge has added adjustable rear seat head restraints to all Quad Cab models.
But it's even more rewarding when you're doing it in a pickup. This page was edited on: May 3, 2004. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Visibility is good in all directions.
A bold sans-serif typeface and large letters keep the gauges clear and easy to read. The steering of the Sport is wrapped in leather. Dodge tripled its market share as soon as it could build enough trucks, winning over buyers in a very loyal market. The six foot, three inch bed is guarded by a rather heavy liftgate. At the same price as the Silverado 1500 we tested earlier, the Ram provides far more power 60 hp, 50 lb-ft , 2 mpg lower gas mileage, a longer bed, and a somewhat smaller cabin but more convenient and better looking interior. Dodge Ram 1500s are built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Warren, Michigan, and at the St. Rear seats are surprisingly comfortable; lifting the bottom part of the seat effortlessly reveals a metal tray which can be folded out for a flat storage floor that avoids carpet damage with dirty loads.
Chrysler's number for this recall is S43. Either way, we suspect that if more Ford pickup buyers tested out a Ram, Dodge might find itself short of trucks. The recall began on March 27, 2017. Gauges were all sensibly placed, as were most of the controls. The tow mode provides firmer shifts which are easier on the transmission, and seems to prefer lower gears; it is reset to normal mode each time the engine is restarted, which may annoy frequent towers. A removable cupholder sits in the center by the edge of the middle seat. Styling combines a mean Peterbilt look outside and a luxury-car look inside.