Saturday, January 22, 2011
Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Reviews
The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty models, the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500, are comfortable and highly capable, ready for serious towing or heavy-duty hauling. A new Ram Outdoorsman model expands the 2011 Ram 2500 and 2011 Ram 3500 lineup.
Ram Heavy Duty models received a major overhaul for the 2010 model year along with refinements throughout. The Crew Cab got larger, giving Ram a unique cab lineup in the segment. The Ram Heavy Duty was restyled for 2010 to go with the new 2009 Ram 1500 light-duty. The Ram Heavy Duty is not identical to the light-duty trucks, but many interior and some sheetmetal parts are the same. The Ram Outdoorsman replaces the TRX and is available in many Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 configurations.
A full-power contender in the battle of pickup trucks the Dodge Ram 2500 offers a wide range of options for customizations which make it an ultimate truck for any use. The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 will be available in late Summer 2010 and carries over from the 2010 model year with the following specs
The inside of the 2011 dodge Ram 2500 is, perhaps its second most impressive feature aside from its massive towing capability. When properly configured and equipped, the "2011 Dodge Ram 2500" is capable of towing up to 13,450 pounds and has a payload capacity of just over 3,100 pounds.
Constructed on a strong chassis that's modular in design to allow multiple configurations for cabin size and box length, the heavy-duty Ram dominates the road with forceful exterior styling and your choice of gas-fired or turbo-diesel muscle, designed not only to pull the truck's hefty weight, but also tow incredible loads.
The Dodge Ram 2500 configures as a two-door Regular Cab or a four-door in a new-for-2010 Crew Cab design or extended-length Mega Cab, with a truck box in back which measures 230.4-inches or 248.4-inches long, and either rear-wheel two-wheel-drive (2WD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) traction format.
Dressed in some serious sheetmetal, the heavy-duty Rams look strong, assertive and impossible to miss.
Regarding powertrains, the Ram 2500 trucks list two powerful engines, with a standard heavy-duty V8 rendition of the fabled HEMI engine design boasting 5.7-liers of displacement and making 383 hp at 5600 rpm and 400 ft-lbs of torque at 4000 rpm. Tow capacity for the Ram 2500 Regular Cab maxes at 13,500 lbs, while the Crew Cab Ram 2500 caps the tow load at 12,650 lbs. and the Mega Cab version runs to 12,850 lbs.
Depending on the truck you pick, the steering systems vary. 4WD Ram 2500 models get a recirculating ball system that yields precise tolerances. The Ram Power Wagon is not some muscle-bound SUV; rather it's a "Ram 2500 truck" designed for 4WD forays over rugged terrain.