“Road to Ram Jam” Country Music Series Announced

Ram Truck is reaching out to country music fans with its latest outing, an all-star country music event called “Road to the Ram Jam.” Featuring a line up of five of the best country music artists that all leads up to an invitation-only concert on December 29th in Nashville, Tenn. that will feature all 5 artists together.  Ram is hoping to put on the show that a country music fan could only dream of. Each of these events will also bring the chance to win prizes that range anywhere from collectible posters, vinyl records, free music downloads, and a chance to win a trip for two to the exclusive main event of the Ram Jam concert.

The first artist that Ram has participating is Kellie Pickler. She has just recently released a new album titled “100 Proof.” When fans enter to win that grand prize of the trip to the Ram Jam concert, she will also be giving away a chance to win a free download of her latest single, “Tough.” The remaining artists will be announced throughout the year. Each artist that is chosen for the event are given a one-year least on a new 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Truck. After the lease is up, in 2013, the trucks will be auctioned off and the proceeds going to the military-focused charity of the artist’s choice.

The event certainly has the makings of to be ultimate country music fan experience. Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand was very excited about the news. “Road to the Ram Jam extends the brand’s already established alignment with many of today’s top country music artists by creating an innovative platform for promoting the artists’ music and connecting with their fans. We are excited to have Kellie and all the artists drive a Laramie Longhorn and experience firsthand the quality and refinement that make it the most luxurious Ram Truck ever produced by the company.”

To check out more details on the music series, you can online to the website for the event. To see what Ram has in stock, go to Bayside’s website. Be sure to follow Bayside on Facebook and Twitter as well to stay up to date on the the latest news and specials being offered.

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Ram 2500 & 3500

Just one look at the powerhouse that is the Ram Heavy Duty Truck shows why it’s considered a legend in its class. It’s a clear sign in its design that it’s all about strength in form and features. It all begins with the big rig styling. With both the Ram 2500 and 3500, these trucks look to do more than impress you with numbers on a sheet of paper telling how much they can carry. The most obvious aspect of the exterior is the signature Ram grille which comes in either chrome or the body color. The steel and detailed hood with louvers on each side is used to hold in the possible engines. It uses a cowl screen that allows the airflow to have a smoother transition when traveling from the hood to the windshield. For added uniqueness to the Heavy Duty Truck, you can purchase a Mopar aluminum running boards to not only give additional style but also give easier entry and exit from the cab.

The engine contained within the Ram 2500 is the 5.7 liter HEMI Magnum that has 6 speed automatic transmission and 383 horsepower at 5600 RPM. For the Ram 3500, you have the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, considered by many to be a staple for its unrivaled power and the ability to tackle the toughest of jobs. It has 350 horsepower with 800 pounds of torque showing how it earned this status. For the 2012 models of the Heavy Duty Trucks, in an effort to lower costs and give hassle free maintenance, Ram includes a class-exclusive NOX Absorber Catalyst. What this system does is regulate diesel emissions in line with EPA standards. You won’t need to worry at all about having to monitor your diesel exhaust fluid because of this.

If you’re worried all this was efficiency came at a sacrifice of comfort, don’t worry at all. The Ram 2500 and 3500 were made to be driven. The Laramie Longhorn Edition has something very unique in the form of laser-etch stitching on the leather. For the person who takes the Ram Heavy Duty to the job, the seat fabric is designed to be stain, odor, and static resistant to make sure that you have a quick and easy cleanup when the day is done. An added bonus that its effect doesn’t diminish with time. Other bonus features are a heat steering wheel, dual zone temperature controls, and soft-touch instrument panels. It’s all done with exemplary craftsmanship and care.

Ram wants to make sure that you’re protected driving to work or for the family by having 25 different safety and security features. Both the 2500 and the 3500 come standard with a set of advance multistage airbags, from the driver and front passenger to the side curtain ones. In addition to that, the safety cage of the trucks are built to endure punishment. This is because they have dynamic front crumple zones and beams built into the doors for side impacts. All this helps to deflect and absorb forces of an impact should an accident occur.

Another highlight of purchasing a Ram 2500 or 3500 for yourself is the Ram has ensured that these trucks are built to last. Durability is a word that means something to the design team, one that they made sure to test rigorously. That means that whatever your Ram Truck is meant to do, be it your choice of work vehicle or just getting the family to the Adirondacks, it’s going to spend more time on the road than in the shop. In order to make that claim, the testers at Ram have put the trucks through their paces in tests that range from 120 degrees for a desert and -20 for arctic climates. The models also include corrosion-resistant hydro formed frames. The Ram 2500 or 3500 will be with you for a long time.

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Ram 1500

It’s the timeless classic, the Ram Truck.  Just one look at the design makes anyone want to go a lengthy vacation to somewhere away from it all.  A symbol of power and versatility, the Ram 1500 proudly displays every part of these characteristics.

The exterior design is one of what a truck look like, capable.  When you catch sight of a Ram Truck, you should know that this thing has no equal on or off of the road.  From the hood bulge and wraparound full chrome bumpers, this what you have in mind when you think of a truck.  Truck owners agree that this is the definitive look with the aggressive grille and dual 4 inch chrome exhaust tips that are built into the durable rear bumper.  As an added bonus, you can count on Ram offering plenty of options to make the design stand out more.  Those options extend to the Mopar performance hood and chrome tubular sidesteps

When you open the door to take a look inside, give it a moment to sink in what such a powerful design should look like with an interior.  The best way to describe the site inside the Ram 1500 is that it has an old west ascetic.  With a handsome Laramie Longhorn interior, it’s a throwback to an older time of cowboys and the wild outdoors.    It’s all about quality stitching and details.  Available features include a heating steering wheel as well as heated rear seats for any passengers you bring with you.  To prove you’re the outdoors type there is even Camo Seat Covers.

For anyone heading out for adventure, then it’s only the more important to have plenty of room for whatever you may encounter.  Ram has your back.  If you’re heading out for some repairs or building, then there’s the work toolbox to hold all your power-tools.  Heading out to the Yankees Stadium well then there’s plenty of room for all your drinks.  Heading down to the Jersey beach or just going out camping up in the Adirondacks, the Ram 1500 has you more than covered with space for all your equipment.

The 5.7L Hemi V8 is just about strength but about making sure you get the most bang for your fuel buck.  Remarkable strong and efficient you can expect to get up to 20 mpg on the highway with 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque.  Other available engines are the 4.7L V8 with 310 horsepower and the 3.7L V6 with 210 horsepower.  All these engines are designed to make sure that there’s more time for you on the road and less time waiting for the gas tank to fill.

Any outdoor warrior has nothing to fear from the quality of the Ram Truck 1500, it’s built for power.  It has the trailer towing capacity of 10,460 lbs and payload of 1909 pounds.  It also has trailer sway control that sees when a sway is happening and applies individual wheel brakes to help eliminate the sway.  Don’t worry when you take it off road, with 4 wheel drive, you’ll have the power and traction to get through any obstacle.

Another reason not to worry is because the Ram Truck 1500 wants to keep you safe and sound at all times.  Four wheel anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control you’ll have the aid to stay on the road during the worst weather conditions.  If the worst should come to pass, the truck was built to keep you protected.  With a safety cage that was engineered with strengthen materials and crush zones to help absorb any impacts.  The 1500 also comes equipped with driver and side curtain airbags to keep everyone safe.

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Ram Dakota

The Ram Dakota wants to make sure you get a high level of quality not only out of it’s visual exterior but also from it’s intense performance. It combines an industrial exterior with well rounded capability that brings the best in a midsize pickup. At first glance, you’ll see a chiseled hood that ends in the cross-hair grille signature of Ram trucks. On both ends of the grille are the rectangular headlamps and standard fog lamps. It just gives off the air of a powerful truck that looks like it’s ready to tackle anything the back roads have to throw at you. Want to spice up the look even more, then you can add chrome tubular side steps from Mopar that also have textured stepping surfaces. There’s also the chrome exhaust tip to really give people the impression that your truck means business.

Once the door is opened and you take a gander inside, the first thing that stands out is the seating. Ram wants to make sure that you fall in love at first sight, an easy thing to see with the seat fabric. Available in all sorts of fabrics and colors, from cloth to leather trimmed. No matter the choice, the fabric is engineered to be stain, odor, and anti-static making sure you have the best seating even after time. It seats up to six passengers and the rear bench seats can also fold up to allow for more hauling cargo space.

For the power-train, the Ram Dakota comes with a choice of two engines. With the 4.7 liter V8, it has a high compression ratio with efficient cylinder head port flow. It’s horsepower is 302 and torque is 329 lb-ft. The other available choice is the 3.7 liter Magnum V6 engine. This engine offers electronic throttle control and exhaust gas recirculation that helps to lower emissions. The horsepower this one gives is 210 horsepower and torque is 235 lb-ft. The V8 comes with a 5 speed automatic transmission while the V6 is 4 speed automatic.

The Dakota is a versatile truck meant to appeal both the outdoors man and the causal truck driver. For that person who likes to get off the beaten path and take a jaunt to the Jersey Shore for a boat ride, the Dakota has the best in class maximum towing of up to 7200 lbs. Not enough, well then the Dakota also happens to be the best in class for maximum payload. You can bring your boat and plenty of gear in the back for camping or what not along with you with the truck being able to hold up to 1800 pounds. There’s also a two inch receiver available through Mopar.

The Dakota definitely encourages going off road. Not to worry though, the Dakota is built to handle like a dream. If you’re dealing with snow on the road to Atlantic City, no problem because the Dakota has an available anti-lock brake system to help keep you in control when the road isn’t at it’s best. There’s also an available anti-spin rear differential meant to transfer the torque better to the wheels to keep better traction. The wheel options go from 16 inches to 18 inches. Every wheel is designed to be both stylish and efficient, like the Dakota itself.

Safety is a major factor in the Dakota, with just as much effort put into keeping you and anyone tagging along for the ride as was into the design of the truck. All the handling options keep the Dakota on the road during the harshest of weather, be it snow or rain. Also included for protection is the multistage airbags for the driver and front passenger. They compliment the supplemental side curtain airbags that give an extra layer of security to the two rows of seating. The trucks frame design includes crush zones to absorb energy. All this combines to ensure that you’re safe at all times.

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Ram Chassis Cab

The truck for the heavy duty worker is here in the multiple form of the Ram Chassis Cab with the Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500. All are available to help anyone who needs to get the job done and wants to do it with style and strength.

The exterior sports a rugged design that plays to an observers eyes while still making sure to show that this is a Ram Chassis Cab and is made for business. It all starts when the wandering eye finds the grille, it’s the signature Ram Truck grille that’s famous for its design. If you want it to jump out even more, then it comes in chrome. The next jump out part is the louvered hood that keeps the truck both ventilated for the engine and aerodynamic to keep a solid fuel economy. The most apparent part in the trucks design is the flat stop surface of the frame design. This flat top surface makes it so the need for spacers is reduced and makes installation easier. For anyone looking to buy for business, the cherry on the top of this truck is the available color schemes to aid in any business needs, be it for construction or a landscaping service there is a color for it.

The best part about driving away in a Ram Chassis Cab would have to be that the interior is perfectly crafted to allow for maximum comfort in a truck built for performance. The dashboard is built with soft-touch materials and this extends to the armrests. The command center of the truck is proudly displayed on the instrument panel with items such as fuel and battery level all surrounded by a stylish chrome ring. Another amazing feature that was just added to the Ram Chassis Cab is the class exclusive heated steering wheel for those tough jobs on a cold winter day. For a more relaxed ride, the trucks come available with the Laramie premium leather seating. Heating is available to make a sweet deal even sweeter. Another added perk for the working man is the fabric used in the seating that is designed to be resistant to stains, odors, and static.

A Ram Chassis Cab wants to make sure you have the furthest travel without the need to gas up. With this is mind, a standard 52 gallon fuel tank is in it’s trucks giving the best-in-class single fuel tank capacity. If that’s not enough then there’s an easily accessible auxiliary fuel port for auxiliary fuel-driven power sources. Then there’s the fact that with the Ram 4500 and 5500 with the Cummins Turbo Diesel engine that Ram is the only truck manufacturer to offer a 50-state emissions package that allows driver to be idle without worrying about the time restrictions in ARB (Air Resource Board) states.

Speaking of engines, the Ram Chassis Cab comes with 2 possible choices. The first is the 6.7 liter Cummins Turbo Diesel that was mentioned earlier. It has a horsepower of 305 and 610 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a six speed manual transmission and six speed automatic. The other available engine is the HEMI V8 5.7L. In contrast, this one has 383 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission. This means it has the best in class horsepower. Both of these engines are out to make sure that you have the most power no matter what job you’re on.

The Ram Chassis Cab comes complete with numerous features designed to add convenience. For starters, there’s the electronic vehicle information center, which turns the truck’s cab into a commando center. From here, the dashboard read outs give the driver every vital piece of information you will need to ensure the truck is running smoothly and properly. It will display the engine coolant/transmission/ and oil temperatures, average fuel economy, the DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) warnings, and even outside temperature. The Ram Chassis is all about making sure you’re constantly aware about what is going on with the truck in order to make sure you can take care of any issues before they become a problem.

The Chassis is built to be strong on the road and with any load, but it’s also made to be sure to stay safe. It all starts with the safety cage that has crumple zones and side door beams built into the body cage that provides structural safety. These points absorb the force of an impact in a controlled manner that makes sure to keep the integrity of the cabin if an accident does occur. This is also aided by the fact the Chassis has dual front impact airbags and ABS brakes. No matter what’s being hauled, you’ll be safe behind the wheel.

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Ram Cargo Van

The Ram Cargo Van has been built to meet the needs of anyone who needs room. Ram wants to convince you that having a van for a business vehicle shouldn’t be impractical. If you have a business that demands large quantities of a good to be transported throughout the boroughs, be it from Queens to Staten Island, but don’t want to trouble yourself with a traditional panel van, this is the ride for you. Built specifically for easy access and efficiency all while allowing for maximum cargo capacity. It gives three easy ways of getting to your cargo with the manual dual sliding rear doors and a read lift gate. With the sliding doors, that means if you are forced to park in a place that doesn’t allow for easy access to the rear lift gate (and being in New York, that happens frequently) you can still get to what you need. The lift gate lifts high, making it very easy to get what you need without worrying about bonking your head. It’s also illuminated. To help ensure ease and safety for you, the rear lift gate has gas props that hold it firmly in place and is closed with fingertip ease.

For a vehicle like this, Ram understands that in order to stand out to the customer, that it’s all about cargo size. That’s why the Ram Cargo Van comes with space of 144.4 cubic feet. That’s got it’s competitor the Ford Transit Connect, which has 129.6 cubic feet, by almost 15 cubic feet. It also beats Ford in the area of cargo load floor area by 12 square feet, the Ram C/V having 42.6 while Ford only has 30.1. To help make sure that the vehicle matches the workload, there are plenty of options available to tailor make it to suiting your needs. One such accessories is the Mopar cargo wall that sits behind the seats to protect against any shifting the cargo may do. Another is an optional flat floor complete with storage bins for more room without losing floor space. There’s even a removable multipurpose roof rack kit.

With all this effort put into maintaining such a spacious ride, it’s a good thing to know that Ram didn’t spare any expense to make sure the driver and a passenger still get to enjoy a comfortable ride. Soft touch material is all around the cabin giving a nice feeling to anyone stuck behind the wheel during a downtown rush hour. The steering wheel is leather wrapped and comes complete with audio controls. It also features standard tilt and telescoping steering column. Storage extends to the here as well, with an open bin in the lower instrument panel and a dual glove-box. To almost an absurd degree at this point, there’s even an overhead console with cargo compartment mirror. The Ram C/V wants to ensure that while you have everything you need under one roof, it doesn’t leave you feeling like there’s no room for the driver.

The engine pumping life into into the Cargo Van is a 3.6 liter with 283 horsepower with multi speed automatic transmission. For the fuel economy, the Cargo Van has the Best-In-Class range of 500 miles. That means should your business duties take you into Manhattan, then you’ll be getting 17 miles per gallon in the city and if that same trip takes you out onto the highway then you’ll be getting 25 miles per gallon on that extended trip. This is all done with a 20 gallon tank.

Ram also makes sure that you are just as protected as any cargo riding behind you. With a unitized steel construction in all the body panels, the Ram C/V is a durable beast that gives all the strength and protection of a panel van but still manages utility. For the driver and passenger, the C/V has multistage airbags that have three different speeds of deployment dependent upon the impact. There’s also supplemental side curtain airbags that work for every row. There is also an available rear back up camera to help you park in those tighter situations and help hooking up a trailer.

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