. Questions flowed any time we stopped, and sitting idle on a trail to scan our map, we looked up to see a quartet of quad riders with their cell phones out taking pictures. Power folding mirrors are a new option, and Hunter Green Pearl, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl and Sagebrush Green Laramie Longhorn only have been added as new exterior colors. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. Usually a manufacturer will quote a tow weight which is far greater than the mass of the vehicle.
The 2011 Ram 2500 comes with antilock disc brakes and front and side curtain airbags. I have a great running 98 Ram Cummins 12v but it started using almost twice the fuel. So, to not undo all of the efforts to equip the Power Wagon was amazing off-road abilities, the Ram engineers have made the Hemi the only engine. Rear-seat heating is also optional, as is a heated steering wheel. It's a Hemi-powered 2500 Crew Cab with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 32-inch tires, skid plates, 4. The Laramie Longhorn also includes a unique two-tone paint job. Over the course of the day, we saw enough thumbs ups to give Ebert cramps.
Admitting that knobs are for pansies, Ram fitted a floor-mounted transfer-case shifter that takes Real Truck Man strength to muscle into position. The special equipment includes electric-locking front and rear differentials and a front sway bar that can disconnect by electronic means. Mega Cab models feature reclining rear seats, while the Crew Cab models offer dual under-floor storage compartments. As a result, it brings a keen on-center feel and responds fast due to a quick steering ratio. This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. Scroll down to Active Scripting, then click the radio button for Enable.
Most trims, when powered by the 5. Vehicle Overview Last year, Chrysler overhauled the Ram 2500 and 3500 heavy-duty pickups with new exteriors and interiors. The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. More chrome coats a fat-lip bumper etched with foglamps at both ends. A massive get-out-of-my-way prow dominates the design with the stair-step hood of a big-rig Peterbilt and a forward-tipped horse-collar grille scored in cross-hair chrome. The Power Wagon is only available with the 5. Heavy-duty problems require heavy-duty answers.
An optional fishing rod and rifle rack, trailer-towing upgrades, giant fuel tank, an enhanced lighting package, all-terrain tires, underbody protection, and recliner-worth seats allow you to get roam wherever you please. On the Road… The knobbier tires and the higher center of gravity make for squirmier on-road behavior than that of a standard Ram 2500. Tow capacity for the Ram 2500 Regular Cab maxes at 13,500 lbs, while the Crew Cab Ram 2500 caps the tow load at 12,650 lbs. The seats can be equipped with heat and ventilation for the driver and front passenger. By - January 21, 2011 Written by: Patrick Rall The Ram brand used the 2011 Detroit Auto Show to show off their complete brand lineup, including the 2011 Ram 2500 Power Wagon — the complete work truck whether your job takes place on the road or off. A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab.
Fuel estimates are not available for the 6. New hydraulic body mounts under the cabin are said to smooth out freeway hop. When you need to move heavy loads, you will need the grunt of the 350-horsepower, 6. The vortices encountered can cause trailers to wander if not loaded correctly and matched to the towing vehicle. Consider the three-quarter-ton Ram 2500 as a behemoth vehicle designed expressly for truck-type work like toting loads of two-by-ten lumber planks, towing a trailer teeming with horses, hauling hay up to the high pastures, crawling over a rocky trail or slithering through a Texas sluice.
Like the 2010, the 2011 model boasts more style and power than in the past and can haul almost anything. The 2500 went through some updating in the last couple of years to bring its interior more in line with some of the traits of the Dodge Ram 1500, and reviewers have been impressed by the changes. Although the 2500 lacks the new coil-spring rear found in the Ram 1500, the re-tuned suspension and fluid-filled hydro mounts at the rear of the cab do an impressive job of isolating the cabin from the road. The 2011 Ram 2500 can tow up to 15,450 pounds when powered by the Cummins engine with the six-speed automatic and when properly equipped. The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty is available in three cab styles Regular, Crew Cab and Mega Cab , two box sizes 6 feet 4 inches and 8 feet plus single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations. Then again, maybe none of these arguments matters. That muscle is managed through an electronically controlled automatic five-speed transmission.
Loading your trailer or caravan is critical to safe driving check your towing weights and capacity for your vehicle. Depending on the truck you pick, the steering systems vary. The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 is available in a Crew Cab, Regular Cab and Mega Cab. The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 boasts a 383-horsepower, 5. Should the two trucks find themselves mired side by side, the Power Wagon boasts locking differentials front and rear; the Raptor locks only its rear.