Can a 2016 Ram 3500 HD Tow a Navy Fighter Plane?

Ram 3500 Towing

‘The Fast Lane Trucks’

What is the most you’ve towed?  The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ now get bragging rights for towing a EA-6B Prowler Jet with their 2016 Ram 3500.

In a new video uploaded to their YouTube page, the stars pay a visit to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.  They decided to lend a hand in moving a Prowler Jet from its place on the museum floor and rather than simply use the tower at the site, they wanted to test out the towing on their truck, a 2016 Ram 3500 to be exact.

It is a sight to behold.  Not only will you get an informational look at the Prowler and what its history of service, but then you’ll get to be amazed as it gets pushed and pulled by a heavy duty Ram truck.  It is the best kind of history lesson!  Check out the video and remember this for the next time you need to purchase a truck to tow your private air force.

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Check Out a Ram Hellcat Pickup Truck

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It seems that the Dodge Hellcats set a trend that nobody could really anticipate.  Everyone is trying to shove that Hellcat engine into whatever car they can.  Even Jeep is doing that with an upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee.  What else could possibly hold that monstrous engine?  Turns out that it may just be a Ram pickup truck.

Maxim is reporting that prototypes of Ram trucks hosting the Hellcat engine were spotted at the Chrysler proving grounds.  Ram and Chrysler haven’t made any official news that a Ram truck would be having a Hellcat engine, but they said the same thing about the Grand Cherokee until that became a thing.  It could be that the engineers at Chrysler are experimenting with all the popular models of their line-up to see if the Hellcat is viable.

Maxim also covered the fact that one customer wasn’t willing to wait for a Hellcat truck.  Road and Track found a man in Ontario, Canada who really wanted that Hellcat Ram Truck and was able to find someone crazy enough to build it.  Turns out that Midland Chrysler was up to the task.  Check out their article to see what a Hellcat Ram Truck could look like.

Wonder what the next Hellcat vehicle will be.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Is the Ram Dakota Making a Come Back?

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Mike Manley, the head of Ram Trucks, had an interview with USA Today where he dropped a bit of a bombshell for truck lovers.  Here is the line that has many talking.

“You have the opportunity with a new frame for the next-generation Ram.  You have the opportunity to take a large SUV off of it because we already have a very, very capable frame today that is going to be upgraded.”

Auto Evolution latched onto this portion of the interview as a marker of what is to come from the future of Ram.  The future of the FCA has been an interesting one of late.  There have been some major course corrections due to the recent sales trends of Jeep and Ram.  FCA is putting a bigger focus on their SUV and crossover lines due to the uptick Jeep and Ram have been enjoying.

So is this a sign of what to expect from the 2018 Ram 1500?  The 1500 is due for an update according to the 5-year plan that FCA put out, even though much has changed recently so the plan isn’t being kept to exactly.

In other news from the interview, Manley also brought up bringing back the Dakota.  I could see Ram doing that.  For many of the brands, bringing back older and popular vehicles has gone over well enough.  The Chrysler Pacifica is popular so far and Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer.  The Dakota could be the nostalgic strength for a new Ram Truck that capitalizes on the Ram sales.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Check Out the New Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel!

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Whenever Mopar gets their hands on a new vehicle and gets to ‘Moparize’ it, that is a call for celebration.  Typically, this upgrade is something truly worth drooling over.  For the past few days, Mopar has been teasing about a new vehicle they’d be showing off and today news drops of what they’ve been piecing together.  It is the Mopar 2016 Ram Rebel and it looks amazing!

“We are excited to team up with our friends at the Ram Truck brand to offer the first limited-edition Mopar vehicle for full-size truck enthusiasts,” said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service at Mopar, FCA Global in a statement.  “The already formidable Ram 1500 Rebel is a perfect canvas for unique Mopar accessories and performance parts developed to reinforce the rugged personality of the Rebel.”

The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will have a limited production of only 500 vehicles.  For those lucky enough to get their hands on one of these Rebels, however, will be able to pick and choose from numerous Mopar Custom Shop options.  These features include special exterior designs like an aluminum, dual bezel sport performance hood with a matte-black hood graphic.  There is also a special Mopar blue-and-black graphic stripe accent for both sides of the Mopar Rebel as well as on the tailgate.

The engine that is included is the 5.7-liter HEMI engine with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

This limited edition Ram Rebel will be hitting dealerships this summer and will have a MSRP starting at $52,460.  To find out more about this awesome new Mopar truck, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge!

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram Nation Volunteers Aid Residents of Texas Hit by Flooding

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Ram Nation Volunteers have always been ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.  Recently, a group of Ram Nation Volunteers headed to Flint Michigan to help deliver needed drinking water.  The attention of Ram Nation now turns south to help Texas deal with flooding that occurred over the recent Memorial Day weekend.

Ram Nation Volunteers from local dealerships and the Ram Truck brand’s Southwest Business Center teamed up with the First Response Team of America over the weekend to help those in Rosenberg, Texas with the flooding that occurred there.  They delivered supplies and helped clean up homes that were damaged.

Ram brand has been helping with the First Response Team of America since they formed a partnership with them in 2012.  In that time, they’ve donated more than $300,000 to the group and have had numerous operations across the US in areas hit by natural disasters.

Ram Nation was a group formed in 2012 by those that loved the Ram brand and wanted to use their trucks to help out those in need.  Ram Nation consists of volunteers with trucks to dealership employees.  If you want to find out more about Ram Nation and would like to find out how to join, visit here.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram Works Hard to Keep Up With ProMaster Demand

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New Yorkers are loving the Ram ProMaster. It seems that Ram just can’t keep up with the demand!

Ram Commercial Truck brand hosted a special one-day dealer drive-away event for truck dealers in the New York Area. The dealers came in to pick up dozens of the ProMaster to get them back to the dealerships in order to meet the high demand. Ram is having trouble keeping up with what can only be described as unprecedented demand and wanted to make a show of their effort to keep up with giving people what they want.

The ProMaster has been having an amazing sale streak for the past few months. Februray, March, and April set records for Ram’s Commercial Trucks and the brand as a whole has been on the rise for demand and popularity.

It’s hard not to see why. The ProMaster is perfectly suited for a city like New York. Many businesses need to be mobile, but also need something that is comfortable to drive in the crowded streets. The ProMaster offers the best of both worlds. It is easy to see why any small, or large, business operating in New York would want to get their hands on one of these.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

Ram Nation Lends Aid to Flint Michigan

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Ram Nation is a group of truck owners that take the time to make sure that people in need get relief.  They’ve aided in disaster relief from flooding and tornadoes and are now helping the residents of Flint.

Ram Nation teamed up with Country Songwriter and Singer Levi Hummon to promote their driving of pallets of filtered water to the residents of Flint Michigan.  Hummon also performed before heading out to help draw awareness to the Ram Nation truck drivers driving out the water.  Check out the video they made about it here:

 

 

If you would like to know more about Ram Nation and how you can help, check out their website.

If you are interested in learning more about a Ram truck contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

New 2016 Ram 1500 Special Edition Announced: The Yellow Rose of Texas Special Edition

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Ram has been the ‘Truck of Texas’ for a while now.  It makes sense that when it comes time to put together a custom truck, that the great state of Texas would be getting its own special edition.

Ram is introducing the Yellow Rose of Texas edition of the 2016 Ram 1500.  It has a Stinger Yellow paint color, not to confuse anyone by NOT having yellow paint to go with its name.  This special edition will be offered on the half-ton 4×2 and 4×4 crew cab versions of the Ram 1500 Lone Star.

The name Yellow Rose of Texas comes from a mid-19th century American folk song.  It was later covered by artist Mitch Miller and was a Billboard Number One hit in 1955.

“Texas is truck country – Ram Truck country – and we’re committed to building products that resonate with our customers,” said Mike Manley, the head of Ram Brand.  “The importance of the Texas truck market cannot be overstated.  That’s why the Ram Truck brand has worked year after year to deliver hard-working trucks that serve the communities across the Lone Star state.”

Texas and Ram trucks have a long history together.  It’s hard not to see Texas as a primary region for trucks.  This is also not the first time that Ram has put together a special edition truck in honor of Texas.  In 2014, they collaborated with the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum with a Ram Texas Ranger concept car.  They’ve also provided much needed aid to residents hit by floods in 2015.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500, then contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

2017 Ram Power Wagon Feature Shows New Tire-Inspired Interior Design

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The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is one of the most highly anticipated trucks coming out.  Ram announced it at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and since then, people have been ready to see as many pictures and details as they could.  Like many recent products from the Chrysler family line-up, the Power Wagon is a nostalgic look-back at the history of Ram trucks.

The exterior design is a tribute to the 1980 “Macho Power Wagon” which can be seen on all the features of the 2017 Power Wagon.  It is in the wheels, the colors, and even in the new grille on the front.

The interior of the Power Wagon, however, led to a challenge for the design team at Ram.  In a new feature on the upcoming 2017 Ram Power Wagon, the interior design team discusses how they came up with many of the choices that are included in Power Wagon.  Teaming up with Sage Automotive Interiors, the two teamed-up and came up with a solution to the dilemma of what to base the design on.  It’s the tires; the Goodyear DuraTrac Tires.  Check out the video to see how they were able to translate the look of the tires into a unique interior design for the 2017 Power Wagon.

The 2017 Ram Truck Power Wagon is slated to be released in the 4th quarter of 2016.  If you’re interested in learning more about it, then contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.

 

Ram Trucks Driving the Macys Thanksgiving Parade

macys-thanksgiving-paradeThe Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the time honored traditions in New York. On Thursday, tons of New Yorkers will pack the streets to watch some amazing floats go by before celebrating Thanksgiving in their own way. This year’s holiday parade has named its official truck: Ram Trucks.

Ram is giving 70 of their commercial fans to the event. The trucks will be working hard to give the people of New York a show. Over 50 million viewers, with 3.5 million lining the street, are expected to be watching. The task of making sure the floats get where they need to go, that goes to Ram trucks.

“Being the official truck of the Parade provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the style, innovation, and towing capability of our 2016 Ram 1500 and 2500 trucks.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the Ram 1500 or other Ram trucks, contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge.  View our new and used line-up on our website.  Be sure to download our mobile app to keep track in real time of your vehicle when it is brought in to be serviced.  Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to see more auto news and monthly specials.