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The Evolution of the Ram Truck

THE EVOLUTION OF THE RAM TRUCK 1917 Dodge started producing trucks 1933 Dodge used a ram's head as a hood ornament to show ruggedness 1981 The first year Dodge pickup trucks actually bore the Ram name Model designations included: "D" for 2-wheel drive • "W" for 4-wheel drive • 150, 250, and 350 for half-ton, three-quarter-ton, and one-ton hauling 1988 The 5.2-liter V8 engine included electronic fuel injection for the first time 1992 3.9- and 5.2-liter engines were termed "Magnum" to signify a power boost 1994 An all-new Ram was introduced The largest full-size standard cab pickup on the market • The V1o boasted 300 horsepower and 450 ft-lbs of torque • First pickup with standard driver airbag and optional 4-wheel ABS 1998 The Quad Cab made its debut, allowing easier loading and unloading of cargo 2003 Optional 5-speed automatic was introduced for 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines 2006 Fuel efficiency of the 5.7-liter V8 improved with a new multi-displacement system 2007 New options for stability control and keyless remote starting were introduced 2009 The newest generation of Rams was unveiled • Smoother ride, lighter weight, and better off-road performance 2013 2013 Ram 1500 Best-in-class 25 highway mpg Available award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine • Available TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission PROVIDED BY JOHN L SULLIVAN # Jeep mam Sources: up-1500/history.html man/bright_white_clear_coat/mono

The Evolution of the Ram Truck

shared by BrittSE on Oct 26
1981 marked the first year that Dodge pickup trucks actually bore the Ram name! These models included “D” for 2-wheel drive and “W” for 4-wheel drive. Learn about other milestones in the evolu...


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