Dodge figured out that only replacing one of them draws too much power and shorts the other part out. Reviewers are more pleased with bed accessories. The suspension can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram's ride quality is downright comfortable. The mid-level V8 is new for 2008 and replaces last year's less powerful version. Then the noise went away, thought to myself - wow that was weird. The ride improves on the highway.
In the smaller Rams, such as the test model -- a short-bed, regular-cab Ram Sport -- the Hemi means it accelerates with authority and sounds just great. Cleats are better than the loops of all the other trucks…you can loop or hook to them. Adding a heavy load to the bed dampens the suspension and makes the ride better, albeit at the cost of gas mileage. Again, smooth and plenty of power when needed. For the optional engines, a five-speed automatic is the only available transmission.
The Ram felt composed and solid, thanks in part to the new-for-'06 coilover front suspension. Two very different engine choices are available to Mega Cab customers, who will decide based on individual needs -- both work and play -- and desires. The available automatic upshifts smoothly and quickly enough to mask this musclebound diesel's narrow torque band. That seems high when trying to heave heavy gear aboard. This truck's aptly-named Mega Cab goes a long way toward eliminating that disadvantage, yet retains a substantial conventional bed out back for your dirty, heavy stuff. But compared with other big trucks, Ram Mega Cab steers and corners with confidence and without drama. Although the Ram offers impressive power, its large dimensions and truck-like ride are not for everyone.
Sport The Sport comes standard with the mid-level 4. The estimates the 1500 in two-wheel drive to net 16 miles per gallon in the city and 19 on the highway with the base engine and manual transmission. The Cummins Turbo Diesel, by contrast, unleashes its monster 610 pound-feet of max torque at just 1600 rpm and its 325 peak horsepower at 2900 rpm. It's not a good choice for pulling trailers or hauling heavy loads. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed overdrive automatic is optional. A sizable camp find the Ram's fuel economy to be poor.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed overdrive automatic is optional. The front-hinged rear doors swing out nearly perpendicular 85 degrees to the body, opening a cavernous 34. At Dodge, the question seems not to have crossed anyone's mind. It wouldn't go back into 2wd. As if the Ram Quad Cab isn't more truck than most folks need, the Mega Cab stretches its interior by replacing the standard eight-foot box with a six-foot bed and filling the remaining gap with an additional 20 inches of cab. Uplevel Laramie models also wear chrome on their front bumpers and side sills. Laramie The Laramie comes standard with the most powerful drivetrain: the 5.
The 1500's turning diameter measures 47 feet for short bed models and 52. The Laramie trim, which also has an automatic transmission, has a standard 3. To be at ease with it, you need to be handy at wheeling around a vehicle that weighs as much as two 's and sticks out into the traffic aisle when parked in almost any lot or garage. Not sure yet since no snow to test it out on but the little I did test it out it seemed to be good. The cleats are proud of the walls, low and fully exposed.
The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 earns an acceptable score for its performance, and falls at the bottom of the rankings for its class. Ultimately, reviewers see the 5. I switched it back and forth several times. Click on the Fair Purchase Price tab to find out what consumers are actually paying for a Ram pickup in your area. I'll be off to the dealer Monday, which will probably result in me not having my truck for a day. Some reviewers point out that loading the beds can be difficult, thanks to a high tailgate.
Payload capacity for short beds is 1,470 pounds, and 1,810 pounds for standard beds. The 1500 comes with a choice of two bed sizes: the 76. I have read my manual several times, but haven't seen any good answers Details below: So I had my first chance to use my 4wd today. The newest Mega Cab sits on the same frame and suspension as the larger three-quarter-ton. However, three other engine choices are optional: a 4. However, some are impressed with the Ram's new fuel-saving technology. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the base engine, and a four- or five-speed overdrive automatic is optional.
You climb way up to the cab, and the ride is stiff but not overly so, just big, heavy-duty-truck stiff. Since the mall trip, I've taken a fwe other short trips, and the truck seems to still be stuck in 4wd. Because of their specialty nature we expect that the resale values of the Mega Cab models will be strong compared to other domestic pickups. However, three other engine choices are optional: a 4. According to the manufacturer, short bed 1500 models can tow 2,900 pounds up to a maximum of 8,750 pounds when properly equipped. Things returned to normal after that, until I went to put the truck back into 2wd. The Hemi V8 features the first-ever fully-functioning cylinder deactivation system on a pickup truck.
Despite their bulk, these Mega Cabs steer, ride, handle and brake at least as well as competitive long-wheelbase heavy-duty pickups. . Regular Cab and Quad Cab models are available with either bed, while Mega Cab models come only with the shorter bed to allow for an extra 21. Reviewers find the base V6 engine smooth, but feel it lacks power in certain situations. How big is too big? The Mega Cab now boasts the largest interior of any full-size pickup and features so much rear-seat legroom it's only a matter of time before someone starts using it as an off-road limo! For all you with the same problem you need to have them change the actuator and the tipem together at the same time.