Not fooling with the basic Ram package is smart thinking on Dodge's part. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic and has a towing capacity of 15,600 pounds. In fact, the two-wheel-drive heavy-duty Rams are the first trucks of their capacity to get rack-and-pinion steering similar to the rack-and-pinion used by lesser-capacity Rams. They don't try and pretty them up like at a dealership. Additional shiny bits and chrome wheels are parts of higher trim levels, but no Ram truck includes a locking tailgate. Power is of the utmost importance for the buyers considering the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy-duty models. The recall began on March 27, 2017.
In fact, the coil-sprung 4x4 front suspension is virtually indistinguishable from that of the outgoing Ram heavy-duty 4x4. The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Quad Cab has either a short or long cargo bed. The cabin is comfortable and reasonably well isolated and, while the ride on certain road surfaces can get slightly choppy particularly in an unladen 4x4 model , adding passengers or payload settles things down nicely and is a modest price to pay for the Ram's excellent all-around capabilities. There are two cargo-box lengths, of eight feet with the Regular Cab, six feet, three inches with the Mega Cab and either size for the Quad Cab. These experiences enable this team to offer you a definitive opinion on this heavy-duty full-size pickup. Remedy Chrysler notified owners and launched its recall campaign in January 2014. The Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks offer two different engines for two different kinds of customers.
Available on nearly all 2500s and 3500s, this refined, rugged and super-clean diesel develops 350 horsepower with a heady 650 pound-feet of torque at 1500 rpm when backed with its available six-speed automatic or 610 pound-feet at 1400 rpm with the standard six-speed manual transmission. But even with Chrysler's efficiency-enhancing Multi-Displacement System, that can deactivate four cylinders under light-load cruising conditions, real-world mpg will still peak in the mid-teens with either the six-speed manual transmission or the available five-speed automatic. Whole process took less then 30m. However, the fuel tank capacities of 34 and 35 gallons depending on bed length should provide a subtle guideline to fuel economy: not much. This six-cylinder uses advanced combustion technology plus patented Bluetec exhaust after-treatment to meet 2010 emissions standards, today. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015.
Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-7700. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. However, the Ram does have some advantages of its own — notably the availability of the people-pampering Mega Cab and multiple best-in-class maximum tow ratings — that could figure into any purchase decision. For 2008, the Laramie gets wood accents. The standard engine is the 5. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge.
Interior comfort is also praised, though the step-in height can be tricky. Only negative was one of the studs on the back wheel was broke. The left tie rod assembly may break. Overall, great used truck for great prices from an easy to work with auto saler. The instruments are legible and most switches and controls well positioned — although the audio system selector buttons and the undersized display for the optional navigation system could use a rethink.
We drove the truck arround and it seemed like it was running good. Poor fuel economy is the most notable complaint, with some mention of a bumpy ride and a tendency for rear-wheel skidding. Dodge did just that by -- presto! The chassis under the Ram 2500 and 3500 is basically the same as on the 1500. Driving It A strong, stiff frame and decently sorted suspension endow the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks with a good basic foundation. The recall for Mitsubishi started on June 24, 2015.
A simple fix and even I missed it. This Ram is highly specialized for off-road duty with its raised suspension, front and rear differential locks, electronically disengaging front stabilizer bar, 33-inch tires, 12,000-pound winch and full skid plates. Remedy Chrysler notified owners on January 16, 2014 that dealers would inspect vehicles and replace the steering linkage assembly, if necessary. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Dodge doesn't even provide this information on its Web site. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Regular cabs seat two in one row and come only with an 8-foot pickup bed, and is offered for all trims but the Laramie.
For those who want the ultimate in power and durability, Dodge introduces a new 6. On or about February 27, 2014, Chrysler ceased its recall remedy program due to parts quality concerns, and then re-initiated it on or about April 14, 2014. . The Ram cabs are among the most accommodating in the business, with a clean design and enough compartments to store a whole gross of cubbies. He came out and greeted us.