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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Changes Leaked for 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD?

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What is the new 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 HD going to look like.  Will it be getting a visual makeover like so many other vehicles in the Fiat-Chrysler family?  It seems that Allpar, being the Chrysler sleuths they are, may have found out what to expect.

At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Ram showed off the 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited.  The truck had the visual stylings notable for Ram with a few exceptions.  The new grille and tailgate caused a bit of a stir with their new look.  Like the upcoming Ram Rebel, the grille is shaped like a X.

This new look is what the 2016 model year will, allegedly, look like for the 2500 and 3500 HD.  Apparently it will even have unique wheels, something the poster didn’t go into much detail about.  The interior will be similar to the 1500 Laramie Limited and will be in all-black and the bumpers are painted with the available choice of chrome as well.

Other notable changes appear to be that the center console layout will be getting a redesign and the Longhorn and Limited will get a new wooden sliding door.  As far as engines, the new models won’t change much.  There will possibly be a new compressed natural gas option, again with not much details there.

Allpar has a knack for getting these things right and we might be finding out more official info here soon as the production is slated to begin on July 20th with deliveries taking only a month or two to get out to dealerships.  We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more info.

Learn more about Ram trucks, including the 2015 Ram 2500 and 3500 by contacting 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.

Would You Want a Ram 1500 Hellcat?

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The Hellcat is the most talked about thing in the muscle car world.  What it has done to the Charger and Challenger is certainly impressive.  If you’re someone who cares about performance, there is a reason why it is the talk of the auto industry.  That brings a question to mind, however, of just what other vehicles should Dodge be looking to include in the Hellcat name?  Could a Ram 1500 get the Hellcat treatment?

It is something that Pickuptrucks.com certainly wants.  The article makes it clear they love the hell out of the Hellcat (pun intended) and would love to see that engine used in a Ram truck.  “…the Challenger Hellcat starts at just less than $65,000 including destination.  Sure, we’d rather pay that kind of money for a Ram 3500 Longhorn with a Cummins engine, but there are a few things that a Hellcat can do that nothing else can.  Which begs the question: Why is this powertrain not in a Ram 1500 SS yet?”

Why indeed, it would be interesting to see what the engineers at Dodge could come up with if they put their Hellcat knowledge and power into a Ram truck.  The article continues that the parts and pieces are already available to the Ram parent company and it would just take some time and engineering, but it certainly sounds plausible.  I guess the real question is if truck drivers would be interested in having a 1500 Hellcat.  Is it something that sounds good on paper or is there a genuine market for it?

What do you think?  Would you be interested in a Ram 1500 Hellcat?

Learn more about Ram trucks, including the 2015 Ram 1500 by contacting 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 3500 Case Edition on Display at SEMA 2013

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The SEMA show always has the most interesting project vehicles to see. Chrysler has brought out numerous ones for the public to see and for all the reporting on the Dodge Scat Packages and the such, one of the stranger concept vehicles to see was in the truck category, the Ram 3500 Case in Bulldozer Orange.

What is most surprising about this concept heavy-duty truck is noted by PickupTrucks.com. The branding on the Ram 3500 is ‘Case.’ Case is the name of the heavy-duty agricultural and construction arm of Fiat Industrial. With this name being referenced in the new Ram, it’s clear that they are trying to sell an image of strength and legacy that comes with a name in 30 years of construction machinery work.

Mopar has done a number on this Ram, however. For starters, the Case Ram comes with a set of roof racks for oversized equipment necessary in more heavy duty work. There’s also heavy-duty running boards and splash guards. The hood is a Power Wagon with Case graphics around it.

Ram has been wanting to pick up steam with people by showing how their trucks are meant for heavier business. It’s clear that by presenting this Case Ram 3500, they really want to stick that message home.

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Cummins Preparing Next Generation Engine?

Change seems to be coming for the engine inside of Ram trucks.

According to Pickuptrucks.com, Ram is rumored to be introducing a new generation of Cummins turbo-diesel engine for their 2014 models. In order to deal with the emission regulations, the engine maker may be looking to no longer use the metal catalyst strategy of the past. Instead, they could be using urea-injection technology.

EPA regulations are different for commercial chassis-cab trucks. That means the Ram 3500, 4500, and the 5500 already have a diesel exhaust fluid to take care of the nitrous oxide emissions. The HD trucks that Ram has, the 2500 HD and the 3500 HD have the problem that the current catalytic-converter like filters they use is that the price is increasing.

The article states they believe the reason why Cummins is steering away from the the precious metal catalyst is due to such a steep increase in cost and that switching to another technology could help lower costs. That and with the emissions regulations starting to get stricter meaning that new ideas need to happen so Ram trucks meet them. Everything right now is still mainly speculation, but it definitely seems like a good idea to fix a problem that is coming soon. Only time will tell how close this prediction is.

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