Ram Heavy Duty Reviews
The 2014 Ram 2500 will also provide a segment exclusive back air suspension system. Yet another advantage to the brand new air suspension layout is the ability, which automatically detects load in the back suspension from the trailer or payload. Until normal ride height is reached by the vehicle, leveling the enhancing stability, truck and filled ride the atmospheric pressure improves.
With the addition of auxiliary air bags to the back suspension, Ram engineers could dampen the leaf springs, allowing for more unladed suspension movement.
Within the front, the Ram High Quality line features an innovative threelink front suspension to make certain roll stiffness. Greater roll stiffness, also called human body roll, can be an essential feature in vehicles and particularly trucks with heavy payloads. Roll stiffness is measured by the number the truck's body points side-to-side, independently of the wheels, throughout cornering.
For 2014 Ram 2500 offers goose-neck (centre-placed ball within the bed) or fifth wheel ability. Ram is unmatched with regard to offering probably the most complete 'hitch 'n go' towing prep package seen everywhere in the heavyduty class. Additionally, Ram features an inbox connection junction, plus a conventional Type 5 and 4 receiver hitch with a four or seven pin connector to the fender.
Ram offers two different double alternator systems on the 2014 Ram Durable supplying additional electricity for higher electrical loads from accessories and commercial-vehicle upfits. New for 2014, Ram High Quality versions built with the Cummins 6.7liter diesel engine will offer you double 220amp alternators (best-in-category 440 amps). Both the Ram 2500 and 3500 designed with the newest 6.4liter HEMI(registered company) V-8 gas-engine will also provide a double-alternator system - the initial gasdriven use of its own type in either class - that unites 220- and 160amp units for 380-amps of entire best-in-class output.
2013 Ram 3500 heavy duty pickup takes on the Ike Gauntlet towing test
Additionally, it receives an original front suspension system to keep its leadership in capability, even though the Ram Power Wagon advantages from the newest fivelink rear suspension. High-movement links are incorporated by the modified front three-link system, allowing for added flexibility and axle articulation. The 2014 Power Wagon is powered by the allnew 6.4liter HEMI V-8 engine, causing Ram Power Wagon's name: the most competent generation offroad truck in the business.
With Chrysler Group's allnew 6.4liter HEMI V-8, the 2014 Ram Durable will produce to best-in-class horse-power and best-in-class torque among pickups with gasoline engines.
Engineered to provide ability, durability and bang for the dollar, the biggest displacement V-8 in its category gives a worthy gasoline-powered alternative to the section's complete standardbearer - the 6.7liter Cummins Turbo-diesel.
Among the enablers for such functionality is an active double-runner-length intake manifold optimized especially for the Ram Durable line. The end result is improved lowend torque without sacrificing highend power.
The celebrated HEMI structure offers the basis of the V - 8. But its innovative technology is decidedly forwardlooking. Cooled exhaustgas re-circulation (CEGR), variablevalve timing (VVT) and Chrysler Group's brand Fuel Saver cylinderdeactivation technology all lead to efficacy and aid to capitalize on every cubic inch.
The newest 6.4liter HEMI is standard on the 66RFE sixspeed automatic transmission.
Other engine choices contain the 5.7liter HEMI V-8, conventional gear for the Ram 2500 and 3500 (SRW). The engine creates 383 hp at 5,600 rpm and creates peak torque of 400 lb.ft. at 4,000 rpm.
Dominating the torque graphs, the celebrated 6.7liter Cummins Turbo-diesel I-6 is obtainable in three variants. The very first version is paired with Ram's section exclusive sixspeed manual-transmission, which includes a wearcompensating clutch for life likenew functionality plus a double-trunion shift tower to adapt a concise shift pattern. This combination produces 350 hp at 2,800 rpm and 660 lb.ft. of torque at 1,400 rpm. The 2nd alternative matches the Cummins to the 68RFE sixspeed automatic transmission.
As well as 385 hp at 2,800 rpm, probably the most effective Cummins, creates best-in-type torque of 850 lb.ft. at 1,700 rpm. The AS69RC transmission features broad gear ratios that bring to efficiency, striking shift functionality and drivability.
Another innovation is also featured by the Ram Heavy Duty, the business - exclusive Ram Active Air-intake system. Air is pulled by the system from an inlet, clear from water and also snow packing, when conditions are wet from snow, ice or waterfording. The 2014 Ram 3500 has a best-in-category GCWR. A subscriber may be the 11.8inch rear-axle matched with the highoutput diesel-engine boasting a 300-millimeter hypoid gear set, a 4-pinion helical differential plus a cooling-fin equipped aluminum differential cover for optimum thermal management.
Two BorgWarner parttime transfer cases are accessible on the 2014 Ram Durable. The BW 44 46 is an electrical shifting parttime transfer case with 4WD High, 2WD, 4WD Low and Neutral. BW 44 47 is really a manual shifting transfer case with 4WD High, 2WD, 4WD Low and Neutral.
Operating expenses are of great concern for owners using their trucks for work. Class is held by the 2014 Ram Heavy Duty - top features in:
Brake life with higher level engine exhaust brake and biggest brakes within the section
The 2014 Ram High Quality is backed with an unsurpassed five-year/100,000-mile Power-train Limited Warranty. The powertrain - limited guarantee covers the expense of all components and labour needed to fix a covered power-train component - transmission, engine and drive system. Coverage also has free towing to the closest Ram Truck dealer, if needed. The guarantee also is transferable enabling customers who sell their truck all through the guarantee period to pass the coverage to the owner.
The newest 2014 Ram 3500 and 2500 High Quality versions maintain a bold presence while keeping styling and comfort. The brand new Ram Durable features section - top technology - specific content is offered by every model.
A freight-view camera, mounted within the centre highmounted stop light (CHMSL) offers a view of the bed for easier fifth wheel or goose-neck trailers along with observation bed loads. Also, a level-load floor alternative is currently available on Crew-cab versions, featuring foldout panels that produce a level surface on the other side of the ground of the rear seating area.
For 2014, the Ram Durable offers 12 different colours, including 2 new colours: Granite Crystal and Blue Streak; accessible in a monotone and / or 2 - tone conditioned upon the version.
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