We've seen pictures of the next Ford and Chevy heavy duties, and we think the Ram is the most stylish of the three. A glossy color quick-start guide in the glove compartment cover most of the basics. The reduced air pressure in the tires presumably improves the ride and cornering. I still have my 99 Ford with the 7. It took a bit of research in the owner's manual to figure out what the icon meant. Setup lets you change things like whether the wipers activate the headlights, whether a single press opens all door locks, etc.
The high torque of the Cummins — starting at a mere 1,500 rpm — helps the Ram to start moving with the slightest pressure on the gas pedal; but it's smooth. Power Wagon The 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is an off-road beast. A tonneau cover may help with highway mileage where possible. Whole process took less then 30m. This system is easier to use than in the past, because it shows options with a check or no check to show if they are active, letting people quickly page through the options.
New sheetmetal, a new interior both heavily derived from the new Ram 1500 and re-tuned underpinnings combine in a more stylish, more refined, more capable offensive lineman of a pickup. That liner seemed tough and scratch resistant, with no sign of weakness, and would be advisable for most owners. An integrated trailer brake controller is optional, as are a rear sensor system and rear-view camera. The Ram comes with a five year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 24 hour towing assistance, and 3-year or 36,000 mile basic warranty. Someone who thinks driving should be brash, engaging - and, above all else -- fun. Drove 350 miles round trip to get it.
The backup camera is a must if your going to be hooking to a trailer a lot. Pumping out 350 horsepower at 3,000 rpm, and 650 lb-ft of torque at a stunning 1,500 rpm, just off idle automatic transmission , the Cummins diesel engine is far more powerful than the Hemi V8 which dials in at 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Getting in and out is a bit difficult due to the 4x4's ride height; but the large door openings help as do front pull-handles. It's not something you'd want to do on a regular basis; I can't imagine the fleet mechanics will be overjoyed. The transmission hump makes it a bit awkward for anyone in the center, but the leg room in our crew cab was quite good. Ram has new, larger mirrors, with better aerodynamics; they can include turn-signal indicators, puddle lamps, and adjustable convex sub-mirrors. These figures might not sound good, and in fact, they are not, compared to regular pickups; but heavy duty pickups are in a class of their own.
You can get quite a bit of acceleration without ever moving near the peak horsepower. We'll have to wait and see. It took a bit of research in the owner's manual to figure out what the icon meant. The rear tires take either 45 or 60 pounds of pressure; if you have two light passengers up front with absolutely minimal cargo, you can put a mere 45 psi into the rear tires the fronts still get 60 and then press the Light Load button to tell the computer you know the rear tires are low, they should be low. Remote Start was an interesting device; unlike the regular turn-the-key-and-it-starts routine, it seemed to delay for a few seconds before cranking the engine.
Visibility is normal for a 4x4 full-sized pickup. This system is easier to use than in the past, because it shows options with a check or no check to show if they are active, letting people quickly page through the options. If you need instant acceleration, pushing the pedal down further results in a quick downshift, which boosts the engine into its peak power zone — which doesn't take much since torque peaks at 1,500 rpm — and with a clattery roar, the truck surges forward. The parking alert system is perhaps the most useful of these gadgets, as it can easily save a life, makes parking far easier, and can avoid an accident. Inside the Ram 2500 Laramie diesel pickup The Laramie looks more like a luxury car than a work truck, aside from the massive size of some of the fixtures.
. This is mostly useful for towing and downhill or long uphill runs; the automatic transmission is a gentle mind-reader otherwise, nearly always picking the right gear. Made an offer and they accepted. An unusual feature for a Dodge or, for that matter, any car, was the standard on Laramie electric steering wheel heater, which quickly and fairly evenly warmed the wheel on cold days. Body roll is surprisingly low.
A simple fix and even I missed it. To be fair, the straight six tends to have gobs of low-end torque, which is handy in a big heavy truck pulling or carrying a big heavy load; press the gas and the diesel engine jumps up to its peak torque, at 1,500 rpm, and from there it's a continuous smooth application of force. While the Laramie is not the best selling trim line, costing what it does, a decent number of people do spring for it, wanting the same luxury in their work vehicle that they would get if they drove a car. We drove the truck arround and it seemed like it was running good. But Dodge has set the bar pretty high. This box shows the words Fuel Saver on Hemi-equipped vehicles when running on four cylinders.