Black Friday Sign & Drive Special 2017 Ram 1500 Quad Cab

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In need of a new truck? Come to Miami Lakes Ram during the month of November for our Black Friday Sign & Drive lease special on 2017 Ram 1500 quad cab inventory — that means no money down– on a 36-month lease for just $229 per month.

Ram is known for trucks and the Ram 1500 is the brand’s award-winning light duty truck.  The Ram 1500 lineup includes several configurations and the quad cab is a spacious four-door cab with seating for five or six passengers. Ram 1500 quad cabs are available in a number of trims, including the Tradesman, Express, Laramie and Sport.

The Ram 1500 is available with three engine options, including the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine, which makes the Ram 1500 the only light duty truck available with a diesel engine. Depending on the engine, the Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds, which makes it great as a work and a leisure truck.

Come by Miami Lakes Ram, you won’t get a deal better than this on a light-duty Ram truck. You can view all of our available Ram inventory.  

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Battle of the Beasts: Ram 1500 Rebel vs. Ram 2500 Power Wagon

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The Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 2500 are both similar looking 4×4 trucks built to be durable, rugged off-road trucks. However, the Ram 1500 Rebel is a light-duty truck and the Ram 2500 Power Wagon is a heavy-duty truck and they both have different engines, off-road features, towing capabilities and prices. Not sure which of these trucks to choose? Read on!

Engine, Performance and Capability

The Ram 1500 Rebel is available with two engine options, a 3.6-liter V6 engine or a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 3.6L engine produces 205 horsepower, 269 lb-ft of torque and gives the Ram 1500 Rebel a maximum towing capacity of 7,130 pounds. The 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine increases the truck’s horsepower, torque and maximum towing capacity to 395 horses, 410 lb-ft of torque, and 9,350 pounds of towing capacity.

The heavy-duty Ram 2500 Power Wagon is equipped with a larger 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine. The 6.4L engine produces best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, both of which help the 2500 Power Wagon to achieve its maximum towing capacity of 10,030 pounds.

Exterior and Off-Road Features

Aside from their size, the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 2500 Power Wagon look very similar. Both trucks have black accents, projector headlamps with black bezels, and the RAM logo on both the grille and the tailgate. Both trucks are only available as four-door crew cabs, but since the Ram 1500 Rebel is a light-duty truck, it is a little smaller than the heavy-duty Ram 2500 Power Wagon.   Read the rest of this entry >>

4×4 and AWD Trucks and SUVs Offer Performance and Off-Roading Capabilities

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Performance SUVs and trucks are a wonderful thing. They offer drivers the space for cargo and passengers, and don’t sacrifice speed, style or capabilities to do it. With over seven brands at one location, Miami Lakes Automall has a large selection of performance SUVs and trucks.

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The Ram 1500 Rebel has all the loved features of the 1500 like the powerful engine options, towing capacity (up to 10,620 pounds), but it comes standard with a 4×4 drivetrain, extra off-road features and it has a more rugged appearance. The Ram 1500 Rebel is available with a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine or a powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine.

Off-road ready features include a class-exclusive active-level four-corner air suspension, 17-inch wheels, 9.3 inches of ground clearance, and 33-inch Toyo tires. The Ram 1500 Rebel also comes with some unique style features black interior with red accents, tire tread seat inserts and the aggressive RAM branded grille and tailgate. View our available Ram 1500 Rebel inventory.

The Ram 2500 Power Wagon is the heavy-duty truck version of the Ram 1500 Rebel! Stylish, powerful and off-road ready. The vehicle is powered with a 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine that gets 410 horsepower, can tow up to 10,030. Off-road features include 33-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires, Bilstein gas-charged monotube shocks, hill descent control, and a 12,000-pound electric winch. The Ram 2500 Power Wagon also fas electronically locking front and rear axles and a electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar. View our available Ram 2500 models.

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Tips for Dealing With Highway Driving and Traffic

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Whether you take the highway to work each day or love road trips, there are some things to keep in mind when driving on the highway. Read these tips regarding damage caused by dead bugs, driving etiquette, gas-related issues and more.

Bugs

Damage from bugs is a bigger problem in South Florida than many other regions in the U.S., partly because of all of the Love Bugs in the area, and also because bugs are present year-round. Damage to your paint job caused by dead bugs is preventable in two ways. First, you can protect your vehicle with a protective film which will not only protect your vehicle from bugs, but it will also protect it from nicks from small rocks as well. If you don’t have a protective coat on your vehicle, the best thing to do to avoid bug damage is to wash your vehicle as soon as you can after a long road trip. Pro-tip: WD-40 helps get the bugs off easily (but also strips the wax from the finish.)! Read the rest of this entry >>

Ram ProMaster Transformed Into Living Space on Wheels

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The Ram ProMaster is a large van available in four configurations, a cargo van, cutaway van, chassis cab and window van, and a number of upfits, but there’s one upfit that truly makes the Ram ProMaster unlike any other cargo van on the market.

Roadtrek, is an RV outfitter and they saw potential to transform Ram ProMaster vans into mobile living spaces, and one of Roadtrek’s creations is here in South Florida. Local resident Bob Barnard bought a RoadTrek Zion RV (Class B) in 2015 and he and his wife regularly use it for all of the activities and events they do with2017091395153622951506091621662 the Greater Fort Lauderdale Road Runners Club.

The RoadTrek Zion RV is built off the Ram ProMaster chassis cab platform and it is a Class B motor home, which means the vehicle does not have a slide out that expands the interior of the vehicle when parked. The van has two front seats for the driver and a passenger, and the cargo space features built-in storage cabinets, a small kitchen, bathroom, sofa and bed. The van gives Bob and his wife a comfortable retreat when organizing events at all hours of the day.

2017091395153650951506091616879The RoadTrek Zio RV offers all of the functionality of an RV, but it’s smaller size makes it much easier to drive easier to drive and get where you need to go and it does not have the same parking dilemmas that come along with large Class A or Class B motorhomes. Additionally, the van is a member of the Ram family and it is powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter V6 engine, so it is durable, efficient and long lasting and it is equipped with a 12V AGM battery with up to 182Ah, so the battery lasts for hours before needing to be recharged.