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Chrysler and Cummings – A Proud History

Sep
24

Chrysler and Cummings – A Proud HistoryThe relationship between Chrysler and Cummins goes back to the mid-1980s.  Back in those days, Chrysler was the only one of the big three automakers that did not have a diesel engine in their model lineup.  In 1978, General Motors was the first to offer a diesel engine and their Oldsmobile 350 Diesel was an existing V8 design that they retooled for diesel use.  Ford followed in the early eighties with a 6.9L V-8 diesel that they bought from International Harvester.  Both of these engines were normally-aspirated and offered power similar to the gasoline powered versions. Then Chrysler got involved.

Chrysler’s TorqueFlite Transmissions Saves $2.5 billion USD

Jun
17

Chrysler’s TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are getting famous for their fuel savings and emissions reductions. They feature advanced-technology automatics which are first of their kind ever made available to mainstream-brand customers. In fact, these transmissions are now powering more than one million vehicles, worldwide. Vehicles equipped with TorqueFlite eight-speed transmissions are projected to save their owners more than 700 million gallons of fuel, if one compares them with their predecessors that featured five- or six-speed automatic transmissions. This means that the quantity of gasoline is worth approximately $2.5 billion at the pump.

Furthermore, they also contribute for the reduction of the combined CO2 emissions by more than six million metric tonnes. There have been achieved 19 Chrysler Group fuel-economy or driving-range benchmarks across four vehicle segments.

2014 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Sets fuel Economy Record Of 28 MPG Highway

Feb
05

2014 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has recorded a 28-mpg rating from the EPA, which makes it the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size half-ton pickup. What is more, this rating also exceeds the EPA highway rating for the top-ranked small pickup.

Last year, the truck scored 25 mpg highway, equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. EcoDiesel is the first and only advanced-technology turbo-diesel offering in the half-ton pickup segment. Next to its superior fuel economy, it also delivers peak torque of 420 lb.-ft. (569 Nm).

2014 Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition Adds To Ram’s Lineup

Jan
09

2014 Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition will add more exclusivity to Ram’s Line-up. The vehicle has been updated for MY2014 and will be offered for the first time with the RamBox cargo management system, in both 6-ft.-4-in. and 5-ft.-7-in. bed lengths.

Mossy Oak Edition was originally introduced to the Ram Truck family back in 2011 with the aim to capture the hearts of those who are passionate about the great outdoors, hunting and fishing. In fact, Ram 1500 owner demographics illustrate a love for the outdoors.

The numbers are the following: 30 percent hunt, 44 percent fish, 27 percent are boaters and 42 percent are campers. To go further into details, what makes this edition so special is the camouflage cover.

The New Ram 1500 Express

Aug
14

Ram has introduced a model for the 2013 model year aimed squarely at first-time buyers and owners who are seeking a vehicle with performance and style that they can customize and make their own – the Ram 1500 Express. For those interested in a pickup with an emphasis on high-performance character, the Express is well worth a look. We recently swung by the Marty Cancila RAM dealership to check it out in person, and found that the written description of this vehicle just does not do it justice – it’s got a certain style the typical pickup just couldn’t pull off. It features a racy, monochromatic paint scheme. A body-colored grille with black honeycomb inserts, body-colored front fascia and body-colored rear bumper with chrome-tipped dual exhausts emphasize its sport-truck credentials.

2009 – 2011 Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade

May
02

Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade - Muscle Cars BlogHennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade

Available for 2009 – 2011 5.7L Hemi Ram 1500 Trucks

Power:
• 505 bhp @ 5,400 rpm

The HPE500 Upgrade Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System
• HPE Air Induction System
• Fuel Injector Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Chassis Dyno & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Hennessey Enbroidered Headrests
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
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Truck Service Fail – Dodge Ram

15-Oct-2010


This mechanic should be very happy his buddy came in to talk with him ….


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2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition Unveiled

Sep
24

2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Edition Unveiled - Muscle Cars BlogRam Truck Brand Unveils Laramie Longhorn Edition

- Ram Laramie Longhorn edition: most luxurious Ram Truck ever
– Exclusive interior and exterior features
– New colors, new levels of refinement welcome premium buyers

September 23, 2010 , Dallas -

Chrysler Group LLC today unveiled the most luxurious Ram Truck ever produced by the company. Named the Ram Laramie Longhorn edition, the Ram lineup’s most well-appointed model is designed for the owner who needs a truck for work or play, but won’t settle for anything but the finest quality and refinement.

Inside and out, Laramie Longhorn is loaded with remarkable features.

“The Ram Laramie Longhorn edition is going to share a driveway with some fine luxury cars,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The only difference is the Ram Laramie Longhorn edition is going to be the vehicle with the fulltime job – towing the horse trailer, taking the crew to the game, picking up supplies. It’s ready to go from the dirt to downtown.”

Ram Truck officials unveiled the Laramie Longhorn in the heart of Truck Country: the State Fair of Texas. Read more after the jump!

Zac Brown feat. Dodge Ram Truck

Apr
20

Zac Brown feat. Dodge Ram Truck - Muscle Cars BlogZac Brown signed a partnership with Chrysler and The Ram Truck brand to help honor U. S. soldiers, as well as to promote the band’s USO Tour and their latest single. In general, the partnership includes a letter-writing program to U.S. soldiers.

“Performing with the USO for the men and women in uniform has been a great experience for us. We wanted to find a bigger way to thank them, a way to mobilize people nationwide to show their support for these incredible individuals,” explains Zac Brown in a release.

“Ram Truck Brand was the perfect partner to realize this dream; not only do they share our commitment to recognize the troops’ service and sacrifice but they are determined to ensure this program helps to send a little piece of home to our service members abroad,” added Brown.

The “Letters for Lyrics” national campaign starts this May with a goal of sending 1 million letters to U.S. soldiers stationed across the world. Participants who write a letter to a U.S. soldier will receive a special compilation CD titled, “Breaking Southern Ground,” as long as supplies last.

“We believe that ‘Letters for Lyrics’ will spark the public’s interest in contributing to our troops abroad and to their families here at home. This goodwill gesture embodies one of the main pillars in the Ram Truck Brand’s DNA and demonstrates our continued support for the nation’s men and women in the military,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

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The New 6.4-Liter V-8 Only for SRT?

Mar
15

The New 6.4-Liter V-8 Only for SRT? - Muscle Cars BlogIt seems that Chrysler’s upcoming 6.4-liter V-8 gasoline engine will only be available for the SRT vehicles and not Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks. Joe Veltri, Chrysler vice president of product planning, said “it’s designed for performance, not low-end torque. It’s designed for off-the-line 0-to-60 times.”

He also added “it’s a struggle to recrank that engine to make it a truck engine.” As we can see, Chrysler maybe needs a gas engine with more horsepowers than the current 383 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 used in the Ram HD trucks.

Actually, in the heavy-duty segment between gasoline and diesel engines there is a tendency – from 75%/25% to 70%/30% today and maybe 60%/40% in the future (gas/diesesl). And the price of the diesel engines is rising up.

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