You can find these Cummins engines in many Dodge Ram 2500, 3500, 4500 and 5500 truck models. Granted, like a draft horse a real one, like on a farm , to be truly happy they need to be working--pulling or carrying something heavy. These experiences enable this team to offer you a definitive opinion on this heavy-duty full-size pickup. Dodge, however, keeps traditionalists happy with the 4x4 Ram Heavies, which still use a recirculating-ball steering system and retain the solid front axle serious off-roaders consider an indispensable element of any real truck the Ram 1500 4x4 switched to an independent front suspension last year. 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. However, the outside temperature can change the vehicle's needs to a different oil viscosity grade. Dodge Ram 1500 trucks with 3.
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. As a side note you can denote the 5. All these Cummins diesel engines are inline 6 cylinders. In the third generation of 5. In the next generation of 5.
The Mega Cab more than compensates by expanding legroom by nearly a foot and offering a comfy, reclining backseat. In 2016 Cummins broke the 900 lb-ft torque mark. The beds are even shared, with the exception of the extra-wide fenders on the duallie. The 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 is a fairly civilized workhorse, comfortable and composed. Always refer to the truck's owner's manual for specific details.
The diesel comes with a standard six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission. This new generation of 6. The bodies of the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are identical to the half-ton 2008 Ram, and they're offered in the same configurations, including the spacious Mega Cab. Cummins made a displacement change in 2007. Dodge doesn't even provide this information on its Web site. Americans have been buying more and more high-capacity pickups over the last decade, and the category has grown increasingly competitive. You have the regular cab, Quad Cab also known as a crew cab , and Mega Cab which is essentially a jumbo crew cab.
For both 2015 and 2016 Cummins had broken the torque records for any massed produced road worthy vehicle in the United States. The original design in 1989 to 1993 started with a 5. 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. It's the first heavy-duty truck to do so, and in the process nearly matches the power output of the V-8 diesel engines offered by Ford and General Motors. The Cummins corporation actually made the engines for the Chrysler corporation bda Dodge and Ram companies. Synthetic or semi-synthetic oils may be used, but oils with any additives are not recommended. That steering pays off in excellent road feel and responsiveness at least for a truck this large.
In fact, the coil-sprung 4x4 front suspension is virtually indistinguishable from that of the outgoing Ram heavy-duty 4x4. Available for 2500 models is the off-road-oriented Power Wagon. . This six-cylinder uses advanced combustion technology plus patented Bluetec exhaust after-treatment to meet 2010 emissions standards, today. But keep them in their element, and they'll be good to you.
Power is of the utmost importance for the buyers considering the 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy-duty models. For temperatures that range from -20 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 5W-30 can be used. However, the fuel tank capacities of 34 and 35 gallons depending on bed length should provide a subtle guideline to fuel economy: not much. If the minimum air temperature is above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, a 10W-30 oil can be used, but the 5W-30 grade is still preferred for the truck. The standard engine is the 5.
The regular cabs come with a long bed only, while the Quad Cab has either a short or long cargo bed. For those who want the ultimate in power and durability, Dodge introduces a new 6. The chassis under the Ram 2500 and 3500 is basically the same as on the 1500. Not fooling with the basic Ram package is smart thinking on Dodge's part. . .