The Ram mega cab is the biggest truck cab in the game. The mega cab is an available cab option on the Ram 2500 and 3500 lineup and it has cargo space and a spacious cabin for six big adults.
The cab is 248.4-inches long, 78.3-inches in height and 79.5-inches in width. This cab can also support up to 7.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up in normal position, and up to an impressive 72.2 cubic feet of space when the seats are configured to allow so.
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Ram trucks are known to be rugged, capable and powerful trucks. But they can also be luxurious, too? Yep, rugged on the outside and classy on the inside, what could be better? We believe the Ram 1500 Laramie is the perfect luxury truck, and here’s why …
- Interior Space is the number one reason we classify the Ram 1500 Laramie as a luxury truck. Features like heated leather seats, six seats including a front bench seat, a rear 60/40 split folding seat, and rear under seat storage compartments are just some of the interior luxurious features. Think about this – the seating allows for a family of six. That’s more than many SUVs!
- Exterior features like 20-inch aluminum chrome wheels, premium tail lamps, an under the hood lamp, chrome door handles, and power folding mirror all give the Larmie a luxury feel as well as added convenience.
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Truck and Jeep drivers tend to get lift kits for a couple reasons. The first reason being the driver is a serious and extreme off-roader who will be trekking through rough terrain quite a bit, the other reason is that they like the agressive look. Lift kits can be really beneficial and good looking, however there is a lot to consider when adding one to your vehicle. If you plan on adding a lift kit to your truck or SUV, check out some must know dos and don’ts below.
Basic Dos and Don’ts of Lift Kits
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Holiday season means party season and that involves drinking for many people, especially when you have to deal with that one relative who is always going to ask about your love life and career. However, Santa, Chanukah or the New Year don’t mean it is okay to drive after a few drinks and in 2016 there are several alternatives to drinking and driving. Don’t risk it.
The classic method to sober and safe driving — having a designated driver (DD) whether a family member or a friend. But if you don’t know anyone who will vow to stay sober, you have alternatives.
Stay merry and safe with Uber and Lyft. Using both smartphone apps and services are super convenient ways of arranging a sober driver to pick you up and bring you to the next party or home and they are much cheaper than taxis. Both offer either a ride for just you (and your friends/family) or a shared ride with others, which reduces the cost of the fare. Once you request a ride, you will typically be picked up in less than 10 minutes and taken to your destination. Then when you are ready to leave, you request another car by using the app to pick you up and return you home safely. [click to continue…]
Today, it is rare that you find a truck with just one engine option. Generally, truck models are available with a few engine options to fit all of the needs of people who want and need a truck. Each class of Ram trucks is available with a couple gas engine options and a strong diesel engine option. Though the market has few diesel engine options, diesel engines actually have a lot of benefits.
- Diesel fuel burns slower, providing for less mechanical wear and a longer lasting engine.
- Generally, diesel trucks have better fuel economy than gas powered trucks.
- Diesel engines do not need ignition tuneups because diesel engines don’t require spark plugs or distributors.
- If you add up the previous three points, the cost in gas and the engine end up balancing out when it comes to saving money on less fill ups and maintenance.
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Trucks have come a long way in the last few decades and in this day and age, they are expected to have modern features just like any other vehicle. One truck brand leading the industry with technology and convenience is Ram. Ram trucks are intelligently designed for all drivers and are modern, safe and efficient vehicles.
Having the most modern technology is important in trucks. Whether the truck is for business or just for fun, technology offers entertainment, convenience and safety.
Common standard technology you will find in a 2016 or newer Ram truck includes a six speaker audio system, an audio jack for mobile devices, a remote USB port, and radio 3.0. Additional entertainment tech includes SiriusXM, HD radio, a 5- or 8.4-inch digital display screen with UConnect features and navigation.
Ram trucks have a variety of convenience qualities to keep drivers and passengers comfortable. The front seats have height adjustable seat belts and there is a large center console with three cup holders, and driver’s have a helpful instrument cluster with a display screen and a tilt steering column. Other available conveniences include an electric rear sliding window, a heated steering wheel, heated seats and rubber floor mats. [click to continue…]
The Ram Power Wagon is built on the original Ram 2500 4×4 crew cab platform, but it is a pretty intense truck. It is off-road capable and it has an aggressive style inside and out. So, what are the differences between this beast and the more affordable base Ram 2500?
Engine and Performance
The base engine on the Ram 2500 is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and it produces 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon comes standard with the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which produces more power than the 5.7-liter engine. The Power Wagon’s 6.4-liter engine produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available on all other 2500 models, but does not come standard like it does with the Power Wagon.
When it comes to off-roading, some trucks are built for more intense terrains. These trucks have more features that help it when off-roading and the off-roading features on the Ram Power Wagon are a big part of what set it apart from other Ram 2500 trims.
The 2017 Ram Power Wagon comes standard with off-roading equipment include improved gear like 33-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires, a 12,000-pound capacity winch attached to the front end of the truck, and Bilstein shocks. The Ram Power Wagon also has hill descent control, electronically lockable front and rear axles, and an electronically disconnecting sway bar, which help to keep everyone safe. [click to continue…]
A diesel Ram mega cab just about has it all. The truck cab is large enough to travel with the family, the diesel engine is strong enough to tow your boat and it is also fairly fuel efficient. The diesel Ram mega cab combines one of the most spacious six-passenger truck cabs in the game with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, one of the strongest engines on the market.
Diesel is a type of fuel which contains a mixture of hydrocarbons taken from oil. But why does that make a diesel a good option for your Ram truck? A few reasons. Diesel engines burn fuel much slower which translates into better fuel mileage and less money spent on filling up. Additionally, the way diesel engines work produces a lot more torque, which is a big factor when it comes to towing. And finally, diesel engines don’t have spark plugs or distributors, so they generally have less ignition issues than gas engines. Typically diesel engines last longer than gas engines and they don’t require ignition tune-ups.
So to recap, diesel engines offer higher towing capacities, they are more fuel efficient than gas-powered trucks and they generally last longer.
Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine
Ram’s diesel engine option on the Ram 2500 and 3500 models is the famous Cummins engine. The Cummins diesel engine on the 2500 and 3500 lineup is a 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel I6 engine, and it is the best-in-class when it comes to class-exclusive features and technology. [click to continue…]
New Ram truck? How will you make it feel more like your truck and look less like other trucks on the road? Luckily, there are a lot of ways for Ram truck owners to tweak engine performance, enhance off-roading capabilities or add some style. Keep reading.
Cold Air Intake
A cold air intake is a relatively inexpensive option to make a truck perform better. Typically aftermarket cold air intakes move the engine’s air source to a location within the engine compartment with direct access to cold air outside of the hot compartment. This allows for cooler air to be sucked into the combustion chambers bringing more oxygen into the engine which allows for more power. [click to continue…]
If you are newer to the truck world you may not much about towing capacity or the factors that impact it. So to help you buy a Ram truck with the towing capacity you need, here is a rundown of some of the various components that impact a truck’s towing capacity. Keep in mind that these are not the only thing that affects towing capacity, but they are some of the major factors.
It all starts with the engine. How much torque and horsepower an engine have effects towing capacity. Generally, the higher the horsepower and/or torque, the greater the amount of weight a truck can pull. Diesel engines have higher towing capacities than gas engines of the same size. Why? Diesel engines have more torque, the more torque, the more towing capacity.
The Ram 1500 Tradesman is available with three different engine options. The base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and there is also a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which is best-in-class for fuel economy, and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. with MDS/ Fuel saver technology. [click to continue…]