Ram Brings Two New Truck Editions to Chicago Auto Show

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Auto show season is the best season! Speaking of which, Ram is bringing two unique new special edition options to the Chicago Auto Show (February 11-17). This particular auto show is generally truck heavy, so FCA took the perfect opportunity to display the new Ram 1500 Copper Sport and Heavy Duty Night special-edition models. Check them out.

Ram 1500 Copper Sport Edition

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport is a new model with a limited run of 3,000 models.  As you might expect, the special model is copper from head to toe and it’s the first time this color has been used by Ram.

All of the new Ram 1500 Copper Sport models are in the crew cab configuration and they are equipped with a V8 engine. The exterior is a copper-painted body, that matches a copper grille and bumpers. The truck hood is a copper and black sports performance hood, and there are black accents on the Ram logo, tailgate, and badging.   [click to continue…]

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Ram Power Wagon: Then and Now

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The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is powerful, capable, and virtually unbeatable off-roading. But it’s capability wasn’t just developed over night. The Ram Power Wagon’s legacy actually began more than 70 years ago.

The original Ram Power Wagon was created in 1945 and production lasted until 1980. The Power Wagon was derived from the Dodge WC military trucks and in 1946, the Power Wagon became the first civilian vehicle with four-wheel-drive.

The engine on the original 1946 Power Wagon was a 230 cubic-inch inline-six-cylinder engine paired to a four-speed manual transmission. This particular model had a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,700 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 3,000 pounds. For the time, that was very impressive. [click to continue…]

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Trailering Tips for your New Ram Truck

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If you are new to trailering, you know it can be difficult and stressful. However, after reading this you should feel a sense of relief. If you don’t already have a truck ready for trailering, you will probably want one after this. The process doesn’t have to be so stressful, just follow these simple and easy tips! Trailering is always easier with a new Ram truck.

Loading Tips

Loading of the trailer can be the most frustrating part for some. These tips will make it easier to do so.

  • Make sure that the hitch is locked and in place before beginning to load the trailer.
  • With a cargo load or livestock, the weight should be distributed 60/40. 60 percent of the weight should be at the front of the trailer (closest to the hitch), and  40 percent of the weight should be in the back of the trailer.
  • Tie down any loose items or cargo that may shift or move around during bumps or turns in the ride.

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Maximize Your Tax Return To Buy or Lease a New Ram Truck

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Everyone rejoice as tax return season is here! Have you been thinking about buying or leasing a new Ram truck for a while? Now is the time! Check out these tips to maximize your tax return to purchase or lease a new Ram without breaking the bank.

More Today and Less Tomorrow

Use your tax return to increase the amount of money you put for a down payment. Whether you lease or buy, a larger down payment results in lower monthly payments. Think about it, a larger down payment today will save you money on your monthly bills for the rest of your lease or finance agreement! [click to continue…]

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Ram Rebel Black – An Even More Aggressive Rebel

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The Ram 1500 Rebel started as a concept vehicle and has morphed into a loved and top selling off-road truck. The Rebel is known for it’s sleek and aggressive look, along with incredible off-road features and capabilities. At the recent CES show in Las Vegas, Ram blew our minds again with a special-edition Ram 1500 Rebel Black, which is cooler than ever.

Like you might expect, the new special-edition Ram 1500 Rebel Black is covered in black. Features of this Ram include black bezels on the doors, center console, gauge trim rings, and instrument cluster. The Rebel Black also features black interior seats with gray stitching, and black interior accents including on the inside door panels and center console., [click to continue…]

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Business Solutions with the Ram Mega Cab

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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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5 Reasons the Ram 1500 Laramie is the Truck for You

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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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Want to Lift Your Truck or Jeep? Here are Some Things to Keep in Mind

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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

Do get a new lift kit from a reputable company like Mopar. [click to continue…]

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Don’t Drink + Drive: 5 Safe Ways to Get to Holiday Parties

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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.

DD

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.

Uber/Lyft

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…]

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Ram Truck Diesel Engine Options Just For You

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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.

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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