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David Tracy David Tracy Dec 03, 2019. 11 comments

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most 'Texas' Truck I've Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile accessories sold at every AutoZone in The Lone Star State. Except this truck may have...

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Max Finkel Max Finkel Nov 04, 2019. 20 comments

Someone Should Be Making Ram Promasters Into These H-Van Replicas

Someone Should Be Making Ram Promasters Into These H-Van Replicas

Back in 2017, a group of geniuses in Italy designed a kit for converting Citroën Jumper vans into replicas of the legendary HY van, which went into production 70 years prior. The results are pretty legit but there’s one improvement that could be made. They could be available here in America too.

The kit itself was designed as replacement panels that replace the stock pieces, complete with a...

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David Tracy David Tracy Oct 26, 2019. 11 comments

What It Was Like Driving The Last Full-Size Pickup Truck With A Manual Transmission

What It Was Like Driving The Last Full-Size Pickup Truck With A Manual Transmission
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The Ram 2500 represents the end of an era in which farmers, construction workers, and even suburbanites could shift their own gears in a brand-new full-size pickup. That’s right, the Cummins diesel-powered heavy-duty Ram was the U.S.’s final full-size truck with a manual transmission, and after having driven it,...

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Max Finkel Max Finkel Aug 26, 2019. 10 comments

Fiat Chrysler Will Design Jeeps And Rams For Latin America In Brazil

Fiat Chrysler Will Design Jeeps And Rams For Latin America In Brazil

A few months after announcing a massive $4 billion investment in its Brazilian business, Fiat Chrysler has opened a new design center in Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil which they say will work on products for all of FCA’s brands, including Jeep and Ram.

The new complex, considered the largest automotive design studio in Latin America at massive 2700 square meters, cost 11.4 million Brazilian...

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David Tracy David Tracy Aug 21, 2019. 8 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck
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Ram started the half-ton diesel craze back in 2013 when it announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Since then, the brand lost ground to legal issues related to emissions and stiff competition from Ford and Chevy. But now Ram is back in the game with a new diesel engine for its latest “DT” generation truck, and after testing it, I can...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Aug 16, 2019. 14 comments

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford
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The EcoDiesel is back in the Ram 1500 for 2020, after some, uh, regulatory issues meant that the launch of the fifth-generation Ram pickup in 2019 featured only gasoline engines. Now we know how much it’ll cost: $36,890 for the base model, or the lowest among the Big Three’s full-size pickups.

You’ll have to tack on an additional $1,695 to that to account for...

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Aug 14, 2019. 16 comments

The Big Diesel Lie Grows While The Trump Administration Rolls Coal

The Big Diesel Lie Grows While The Trump Administration Rolls Coal

Who can forget Dieselgate, the headline-grabbing, reputation-destroying pollution scandal of 2015? In which Volkswagen AG, one of the planet’s largest carmakers, was exposed for installing defeat devices on up to 11 million of its diesels to trick regulators around the world into thinking these cars complied with emissions standards when in fact they didn’t come close, exceeding U.S. limits,...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 08, 2019. 12 comments

Fiat Chrysler Recalls One (1) Ram 1500 For Faulty Instrument Cluster

Fiat Chrysler Recalls One (1) Ram 1500 For Faulty Instrument Cluster

Usually, when people talk about a “one in however many hundred thousand” chance of something happening, it’s about something beneficial, like winning the lottery or emerging from a horrific crash unscathed. Not this time, though. This time, our lucky winner isn’t getting money or a miraculous second chance at life. They’re getting a recall on their Ram truck.

Congratulations, bud. Go buy...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 03, 2019. 24 comments

Ram Might've Finally Kicked the Chevy Silverado to the Curb

Ram Might've Finally Kicked the Chevy Silverado to the Curb
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Ram keeps dominating, Tesla shares are up, and Rivian. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 3, 2019.

1st Gear: Ram Is Ramming

Ram? Ram!

It was only a few weeks ago when we noted that the Chevy Silverado wasn’t doing so great. The latest sales numbers confirm that trend and also...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jun 11, 2019. 21 comments

The New Ram 1500 Finally Gets the EcoDiesel and Now It Makes 480 lb-ft of Torque

The New Ram 1500 Finally Gets the EcoDiesel and Now It Makes 480 lb-ft of Torque
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Ram has been going through some regulatory issues with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, so it wasn’t surprising that the all-new 2019 “DT” generation launched with only gas motors . For 2020, though, the EcoDiesel is back, but it’s been updated to make more power and torque than ever.

The last-generation 3.0-liter VM Motori diesel made 240 horsepower and 420...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jun 08, 2019. 19 comments

300,000 Ram 1500s Recalled for Potential to Disable Airbags and Seat Belt Restraints

300,000 Ram 1500s Recalled for Potential to Disable Airbags and Seat Belt Restraints

Fiat Chrysler sure has a lot going on lately, between its on-again , off-again merger proposal with Renault to its Ram trucks hit hard with recalls . To add onto the pile, FCA is now recalling nearly 300,000 2019 Ram 1500s in the U.S. for the potential to disable their own airbags and seat-belt crash restraints.

Those are things you may need, if you’re in a crash.

That also wouldn’t go over...

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Alanis King Alanis King May 29, 2019. 24 comments

More Than 410,000 Ram Trucks Recalled for the Potential for Their Tailgates to Pop Open, So Good Luck Out There

More Than 410,000 Ram Trucks Recalled for the Potential for Their Tailgates to Pop Open, So Good Luck Out There

While driving, it’s comforting to keep a distance from vehicles with items in tow—after all, something could come loose and barrel toward the cars behind it. But that’s even more true for more than 410,000 Ram trucks, which are being recalled for the potential for their tailgates to pop open. Godspeed, everyone.

Of course, that number is a little inflated, given real-world use. Everyone knows...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Apr 08, 2019. 23 comments

Tesla Is the Rock Fiat Will Lean On to Skate by EU Regulation: Report

Tesla Is the Rock Fiat Will Lean On to Skate by EU Regulation: Report
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Fiat and Tesla are helping each other out in the name of emissions regulations, Toyota’s trucks will soon be on one platform, and Ram has outsold Silverado, for now. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, April 8, 2019.

1st Gear: Fiat Needs Help From Tesla Because It Can’t hang In...

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Alanis King Alanis King Feb 26, 2019. 24 comments

Truck Buyers in the U.S. Are Paying 61 Percent More for Their Pickups Than a Decade Ago

Truck Buyers in the U.S. Are Paying 61 Percent More for Their Pickups Than a Decade Ago
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Trucks have long been a symbol, at least in the U.S., of the blue-collar class whose work starts before the sun comes up and ends long after it goes down—the idealistic portrait of a self-made American, proud of their dented, rusty, dirt-splattered and aging vehicle because of its testament to their hard work. It’s basically every truck commercial ever, you...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Feb 20, 2019. 24 comments

The Cheapest 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Starts at $33,395 

The Cheapest 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Starts at $33,395 
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The pricing books for the 2019 Ram HD have just opened and they are sight to behold. Between the 2500 and the 3500, there are about 60 trims to choose from. But the important bit is that the cheapest one starts at $33,395.

The 2019 Ram 2500 Tradesman regular cab 4x2 is the least expensive way to get in the HD game, while prices go all the way up to the Ram 3500...

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David Tracy David Tracy Feb 10, 2019. 22 comments

Police Pull Over a Box Truck With a Ram Pickup Squeezed Almost Impossibly Tight Inside

Police Pull Over a Box Truck With a Ram Pickup Squeezed Almost Impossibly Tight Inside

On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol’s Modesto team posted to its Facebook page a picture of a Ram 1500 squeezed tightly inside a box truck. It’s an impressive scene that left many commenters scratching their heads. Who did this and why? How did the driver get out of the pickup? Luckily, the Modesto Bee talked with the CHP to get answers.

“WHERE DO WE START?” the Facebook post, which as...

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David Tracy David Tracy Feb 07, 2019. 20 comments

FCA Recalls Roughly 880,000 Trucks for Possible Steering Loss or Brake Pedals That Could 'Detach'

FCA Recalls Roughly 880,000 Trucks for Possible Steering Loss or Brake Pedals That Could 'Detach'

Fiat Chrysler is recalling approximately 573,876 Ram 2500 s and Ram 3500 s in the U.S. due to a “potential steering-linkage issue,” and 193,813 Ram 1500s are joining them so that FCA can “secure their brake pedals.” Here’s what’s going on.

Yesterday FCA put out two recall statements for Ram trucks, and they both sound a bit dicey. The first one, titled “adjustable pedals,” potentially involves...

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David Tracy David Tracy Feb 06, 2019. 24 comments

The 2019 Ram 1500 Gets a Wacky Asymmetrically Split Swing-Away Tailgate

The 2019 Ram 1500 Gets a Wacky Asymmetrically Split Swing-Away Tailgate
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Ram just announced a new “multifunction tailgate” for its 2019 Ram 1500 , and it is thoroughly odd. Not only does the tailgate fold down like normal, but it also splits into two unequally-sized pieces, which can each swing out. Here’s a closer look.

In the heavy-duty truck world, the torque wars are in full-swing , but in the half-ton truck world, the main...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jan 31, 2019. 23 comments

Man Puts Giant 37-inch Off-Road Tires On a Honda Accord and Goes Mall Crawling

Man Puts Giant 37-inch Off-Road Tires On a Honda Accord and Goes Mall Crawling
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You may recall a video from earlier this year by Russian YouTube channel Garage 54 ENG. In it, Vlad, the host, throws 38 inch off-road tires on his VAZ 2106 sedan and rips donuts. Well, now an American has decided to replicate this stunt, but with slightly smaller tires on a vehicle...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jan 15, 2019. 22 comments

This is the Last Year You Can Buy a New Full-Sized Pickup Truck With a Manual Transmission

This is the Last Year You Can Buy a New Full-Sized Pickup Truck With a Manual Transmission
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The 2018 Ram 2500 will be the last big truck you can buy with a manual transmission. Ram’s three-pedal option is going away for 2019, and every other brand abandoned stick shift for its full-sized trucks a long time ago. It’s not surprising, but it’s still sad.

As of right now, you can order a new Ram 2500 with a 6.7-liter inline six-cylinder Cummins diesel...

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