Units Affected 12691 The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty has won our 2010 Truck of the Year award. 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. To read more about the competitors, click here. The 4x4 apparatus also robs around 1 mpg through weight and presumably wind resistance. Power Wagons come with all-terrain tires. The base engine was a slant six pushing out just 100 horsepower, a rating not seen in American trucks for a long time.
Mirrors flip up and out in a vertical configuration for improved visibility around wide trailers. Trailer-tow mirrors are now standard on 3500. Most 2006 Dodge diesels were equipped with 325 horsepower. In addition, new 2010 Dodge Ram transmissions include Electronic Range Select, which enables the driver to manually limit the highest available transmission gear, allowing manual upshifts and downshifts based on road speed and engine speed. The 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 garners nearly as many compliments as the Challenger, and not just from men.
The 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Series Quad Cab 4X4 pickup truck powered by the 5. Shown at all times in bold type along the top is the temperature and compass heading; the radio station or, if satellite radio is active, the name of the station is shown in regular type underneath the direction. It offers Electronic Range Select and tow-haul capability that provide a unique shift schedule that minimizes gear hunting while towing heavy loads. Press release Bold, powerful and capable. Cummins has been producing diesel engines since the early 20th century and more than half of its diesel engine inventory is sold overseas. Horsepower was rated at 305 in late 2005 for the 2006 Dodge Ram truck, and then boosted to 325 horsepower by early 2007.
It was equipped with a Holset Turbocharger. Remedy Chrysler has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. A choice of four axle ratios are available on new 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, depending on equipment level: 3. The 2010 Ram Heavy Duty is the best heavy-duty pickup ever. At idle and under acceleration, it makes the clattering, rattling noise associated with diesels. Radios were optional, much less ten speaker hard-drive-based stereos with nav systems; forget about leather, the seats were covered in vinyl.
Customers in the heavy-duty segment have a range of needs, and most of them involve high levels of capability. But that's not the only reason buyers pony up fairly high prices for the diesel Dodge. Visibility is normal for a 4x4 full-sized pickup. The effect is clear but attractive in bright light, twilight, and night driving. Two methods worked for us, short of using a stepladder: stepping on the lower area by the license plate and swinging a leg over the gate, or, with the gate open,precariously getting a toehold onto the small rubberized square still showing, grabbing onto the side, and swinging up.
It took a bit of research in the owner's manual to figure out what the icon meant. The front seat moves back far enough to let someone type on a laptop, if they don't want to turn to the side and have it sit on the wide center armrest. The chrome is extended to the climate control vents, all the knobs, the door handles, and the door pulls, as well as a rounded-cornered woodgrain rectangle on each door. A huge breakthrough came in 1994, when the first Dodge Ram 1500 hit the streets getting an extra 0 from D-150. The boxes now feature bedrail caps that protect sheet metal from dents and scratching.
The interior was surprisingly roomy, with plenty of leg room in the back seats; the back was fully outfitted, with both heat vents and air conditioning vents that could be aimed by the rear passengers. As a bonus, the Cummins comes with an exhaust brake — the sort normally found in big rig. Body roll is surprisingly low. Dual-rear-wheel fenders 3500 Dually only are new for 2010 and offer an appearance that communicates quality and achieves improved aerodynamics. In addition, the console offers several other storage compartments.
Conventional designs pivot the vanes to achieve different nozzle areas, such as on the Duramax trucks. A coil-spring suspension setup is used up front, while the multi-leaf spring design is maintained in the rear for heavy-duty capability. In addition to the six gauges, drivers get three squares for warning lights, so they can see multiple problems at once if needed; the usual warning lights scattered across the cluster; and a large central vehicle information center designed to show numerous pieces of information at once. It's not something you'd want to do on a regular basis; I can't imagine the fleet mechanics will be overjoyed. Cupholders abound with two molded into the door pockets and three in a dropdown gizmo in the center stack; rear passengers also get two cupholders in a fold-down armrest.
Depending on trim level, mirrors are finished in black, or black and chrome. Watch the video below to hear the time delay. Remote start does require two long presses so accidents aren't likely unless a child gets hold of your key ring. The torque made itself known after a heavy, wet snow that filled the bed to within a few inches of the top; when we drove the truck around with that heavy load of frozen water, the suspension was more nicely damped, the rear tires had a much firmer grip on the road, but there was no perceptible difference in acceleration. That's a lot of storage for clipboards, pads, books, and such. The compartments hold office-garbage-can-sized plastic containers, which can be purchased at Dodge dealers if you want to have several miniature equipment or supply pods depending on your trip.
Ram has new, larger mirrors, with better aerodynamics; they can include turn-signal indicators, puddle lamps, and adjustable convex sub-mirrors. Our gas mileage around town varied from 8-14 mpg, depending on how heavy we were on the throttle; in rural 40-50 mph driving we shot up to around 20, and on the highway, at fast legal speeds, we managed to stay around 16-17 mpg. Together, they were a great asset and could help drivers to avoid many accidents. The connecting rods were of forged I-beam construction. Its gross vehicle weight rating is 9,000 lbs. This allowed an engine lifespan of 300,000 miles before its first major rebuild.