The Laramie Longhorn model is new and the most luxurious Ram truck yet. A spray-in bedliner is now a factory option. It should be safe from contact with contractor racks or cabover campers though those pieces may block the antenna's ability to receive signals. Ram 3500 models come standard with the Cummins diesel, so prices appear high relative the competition which come standard with a gasoline engine. The 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 boasts a 383-horsepower, 5. A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab.
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. Two bed lengths 6-foot, 4-inch and 8-foot are available, along with a choice of four wheelbases. There is now no single aspect of the truck that will wear you out. Even though the previously mentioned trims have a little something for everyone, the all-new 2011 Ram Outdoorsman and 2011 Laramie Longhorn are aimed at those who truly appreciate the wilderness. An exclusive instrument cluster has the appearance of hand-wrought jewelry with six chrome gauge rings set against a painted taupe silver background and a tooled-metal Laramie Longhorn edition badge. The Laramie Longhorn also includes a unique two-tone paint job.
A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab. However, the tailgate is not damped, so it'll slam down if you don't ease it down. The gasoline engine that comes standard is the most powerful base engine in big pickups. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. The Mega Cab dominates the full-size truck class with 72. 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. If you haven't got a lot of weight to carry or pull a 1500 will probably serve better.
The Cummins Turbo Diesel option is a proven option, compliant with 2010-emissions rules three years early. The interior has a vintage western look with stitched leather saddle-bag-esque upholstery, walnut trim and all-weather rubber mats with removable Berber inserts. The special equipment includes electric-locking front and rear differentials and a front sway bar that can disconnect by electronic means. Proven drivelines and components, realistic hauling and towing ratings and performance, and a broad-based set of configurations and amenities will provide the right combo for your work truck, horse-hauler or recreational tow vehicle. Payload capacity is a weighty 3,120 pounds, and towing capacity hits 15,450 pounds. It also includes trailer-towing upgrades, interior and exterior convenience, lighting enhancements, all-terrain tires and underbody protection.
If you like to remove the rear seats for cargo storage you're left with a stepped floor. The Cummins inline six-cylinder is built like a tractor-trailer engine, with exceptional robustness, longevity and low-rpm grunt, and frequently used in fire apparatus and motorhomes that carry 2-10 times what a Ram pickup will. Options include luxury and convenience items such as power seats, moonroof, and navigation. For adding your own box or work platform, 3500 Chassis Cab models are available, as are commercial-grade medium-duty Ram 4500 and 5500 trucks. Interior Features The 2011 Ram Heavy Duty uses the same cabin as the Ram 1500; the few differences are for features or shifter locations the 1500 does not have. The optional Cummins turbodiesel met current emissions requirements years ago. The biggest guy we could find who claimed to be 325 on a good day had no qualms about space.
The Outdoorsman package is fairly low-impact with minimal chrome. A tailgate lock is standard. The Crew Cab offers essentially the same space in the front seat as the Regular Cab but provides a roomy back seat. A factory spray-in bedliner is available, along with new colors and new wheel designs. Drivetrain configurations include two-and four-wheel drive.
Coat hooks are above the rear window. Thoroughly revised for 2010, the 2011 Rams boast proven technology while benefiting from some minor updates. The ultra-long Mega Cab uses the same rear doors as the crew but adds inches behind the doors. The regular and crew cab interiors are also very similar. That muscle is managed through an electronically controlled automatic five-speed transmission. More chrome coats a fat-lip bumper etched with foglamps at both ends.
Locking differentials and a front antisway bar disconnect give low-speed off-highway performance no full-size pickup can match. It produces quick and predictable turns with direct response from the steering wheel. The Ram Heavy Duty is not identical to the light-duty trucks, but many interior and some sheetmetal parts are the same. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Roof clearance lamps, government-mandated for vehicles like dual-rear-wheel pickups that exceed a certain width, now use clear lenses for a better-integrated look. In the next generation of 5.