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Florida Auto Shop Builds Monstrous Ram 1500 TRX 6×6 Pickup

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Florida has always been known for its antics. Whether it’s the infamous ‘Florida Man,’ some exotic reptile escaping, or the creation of something nobody ever knew was needed. Thanks to Apocalypse Manufacturing, we’ve been graced with the third option. The creation of a monstrous pickup truck has been seen with a glint in the eyes of many young children. Those who grow up and still hold fast to the idea continue to envision such a beast. It seems one of those adults finally got their way. The beastly pickup comes to us in the form of the Warlord. This beast of a pickup is a Ram 1500 TRX with one heck of an upgrade. The Warlord as it’s known features an additional axle that supplies it with two extra wheels. The 6×6 pickup doesn’t seem too odd for Florida though. Rather, it is likely the huge Ram pickup was built specifically for the Sunshine State. 

The 6×6 Ram 1500 TRX Dubbed Warlord

So, it seems Apocalypse Manufacturing did what most monster truck fans wish they could do. The Florida-based auto shop built a vehicle that is seemingly unstoppable. They decided to take the already powerful 700 horsepower Ram 1500 TRX and give it another huge upgrade. The addition of two wheels and the sheer size of the pickup display a dominating aura. Indeed, this monstrous pickup does leave quite an image. One can imagine it barreling down the interstate as other Floridians simply stare in awe.

What is most impressive about the Warlord is that the Florida auto shop managed to keep a general stock look for the pickup. It’s as if Ram themselves built the powerful beast. The price tag tells us something different, however. For an entry-level Ram 1500 TRX, consumers are looking at a hefty $72,120 MSRP (plus destination fee). This Hellcat-powered pickup, on the other hand, costs a clean $250,000. Oof. 

The price tag isn’t entirely surprising though. To construct such a monster of a pickup, a lot of resources and money are required. For those critics, we have to agree that it doesn’t seem too feasible to be grocery shopping in this beast. But just the fact that it exists lends itself to Apocalypse Manufacturing’s vision and the child-at-heart spirit that spurs ingenuity. This custom pickup truck has certainly earned its spot among the crazy inventions of Florida. In fact, it really does represent the creative yet wild energy that makes Florida, Florida. A quick word to the wise, make sure to get out of the way when you see this beast in the rearview.

Come Test Drive a Brand-New Ram at Miami Lakes Automall!

Are you in the market for a Ram pickup? At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers find what they’re looking for. Check out our new vehicle inventory or browse our quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer suggestions like auto financing to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

If you’re in need of service, schedule an online service appointment with our expert technicians. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now. 

Photo Credit: Apocalypse Manufacturing

A Breakdown of the 2021 Ram 1500’s Towing Capacities

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Ram has been steadily increasing its presence in the pickup sector with new trim upgrades like the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie and Rebel G/T and talk of its first all-electric pickup. As the auto industry moves toward electric vehicles, Ram is making sure it remains ahead of the competition both with its powerful pickups and its new innovations. Focusing on Ram’s pickups, we can look at the 2021 Ram 1500 to see what sets it apart from its competitors. One area where the 2021 Ram 1500 shines is with its towing capabilities. Depending on the engine and cab choice, 2021 Ram 1500 owners can reach a towing range between 6,290 pounds and 13,330 pounds. 

Minimum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful pickup capable of almost any towing and hauling project. Choices in engine and cab can determine the towing capacity of the pickup. Optional package upgrades can also affect the amount of weight towed. Using base features and selections, the 2021 Ram 1500 can reach a minimum towing capacity of 6,290 pounds.

It should be noted that Ram recommends using a weight-distribution hitch when towing anything greater than 5,000 pounds. With that said, let’s take a look at the powerful 2021 Ram 1500 and how it can manage to tow such impressive amounts of weight.

The 2021 Ram 1500 comes available in several trims: the Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, and the Laramie Longhorn/Limited. Each trim comes with a crew-cab configuration with a 3.21 axle ratio. Additionally, the pickup comes with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, four-wheel drive, and a 3.6L V6 engine. These configurations can be modified and interchanged to increase the towing capacity. Prices for the Tradesman trim starts at $41,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) and $58,000 MSRP (plus destination fee) for the Laramie Longhorn trim. 

Maximum Towing Capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500

The maximum towing capacity of the 2021 Ram 1500 is an impressive 13,300 pounds. This feat of towing strength can be reached with a configuration of four-wheel drive with an eTorque V8 engine alongside a quad cab and 6-ft-4 bed configuration. To reach such feats, the Tradesman and Big Horn/Lone Star trims are recommended. They offer the most powerful range for those looking to haul the heaviest of materials.

The second highest towing capacity for the 2021 Ram 1500 is 12,750 pounds and this can be reached with the Tradesman trim. A quad cab configuration with a 6-ft 4-inch bed, two-wheel drive, and a 5.7L Hemi V8 with eTorque. A max tow package can be included which provides 18-by-8-inch wheels, a 3.92:1 axle ratio, and a trailer-tow group. This trailer-tow group includes a class IV receiver hitch, trailer tow mirrors, and a trailer brake controller. Owners can opt for these packages for a more secure and higher-end tow capacity.

Towing capacity depends on the engine of which Ram offers five. Two transmission options are also available. Alongside the engine, the type of drive affects towing range. Four-wheel drive is the most optimal for those looking for higher-end tow ranges. The 2021 Ram 1500 offers consumers a powerful and versatile pickup. For those looking for a pickup that can haul and tow during just about any job, the 2021 Ram 1500 is the right choice.

Come Test Drive a Brand-New Ram at Miami Lakes Automall!

Are you interested in purchasing a Ram 1500? At Miami Lakes Automall, we’re more than excited to help our customers find what they’re looking for. Check out our new vehicle inventory or browse our quality pre-owned vehicles. We offer suggestions like auto financing to help make paying for a vehicle easier. 

If you’re in need of service, schedule an online service appointment with our expert technicians. Allow our professional techs to get started on all repairs or maintenance work. Stop by today and see what we can do for you right now. 

Photo Credit: Ram

Ram Finally Topples Chevrolet Sales

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The three traditional American truck makers – Ram, Chevy, and Ford – have been in competition with one another for over a quarter century now. Automotive innovations come and go as the big three attempt to outdo one another and reign supreme. Ram, the truck brand from automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been coming in third place as the third-best seller of full-size pickup trucks in the U.S, behind second-place Chevrolet and industry leader Ford. Until now that is because change has finally come to the pickup segment and Ram is officially in second place. Anchored by its redesigned lineup, Ram can finally celebrate that sales officially surpassed the Chevrolet Silverado during the first quarter of this year (2019), effectively bumping Chevrolet to third place for the first time.

Ram sold 120,026 pickups During the first three months of 2019, a 15.4 percent gain when compared to the same time period a year earlier. Meanwhile, sales of the Silverado dropped 15.9 percent during the same period when compared to the year prior –  totaling 114,037 units. Chevrolet now occupies the third place spot thanks to Ram’s latest innovations, while Ford remains king at the top. Ford sold 216,611 F-Series pickups during the first quarter, managing to sell a few hundred more trucks when compared to the same time last year and cementing its status as king of pickups. Full-size pickup sales experienced a 2 percent decline overall when compared to the first quarter of 2018, with a sales total of 523,967 pickup trucks.

Ram and Chevrolet both have recently introduced newly redesigned half-ton trucks to the pickup market during the first quarter of the year. Additionally, each truck maker is expected to roll out new heavy-duty pickups to dealers this year. Meanwhile, Ford is slated to unveil an all-new F-150 model sometime next year, giving both Chevy and Ram a little time to blossom. While we can’t predict the future and see if Ram will maintain its lead for the entire year, it is no small feat that the brand finally topped Chevrolet after getting closer and closer over the past decade. The latest redesigns have proved successful as Ram seems to be the only truck maker dedicated to going above and beyond with its more than generous features. Ram sales grew a whopping 7 percent last year, while Silverado sales remained stagnant.

During a recent interview, Paul Waatti, the manager of product analysis at the AutoPacific consulting firm, stated “It’s also clear that Ram understands what today’s truck buyers are looking for and is gaining momentum by offering the most compelling packaging, tech, and content. Ram offers a mix of luxury and rugged lifestyle that has resonated with an increasingly growing audience of sophisticated pickup truck buyers that want comfort and capability, without compromising on either.”

Automotive industry analysts attribute Ram’s rising stats not only to their recent redesigns but also due to the Silverado’s dwindling popularity and the fact that GM produced lower inventory during the first quarter. The slow ramp-up of the new Silverado benefitted Ram so far, but the fact that Ram is aggressively pricing its trucks with incentives and discounts coupled with the fact that the company has good products to sell has definitely helped as well.

According to experts, Ram is projected to continue widening the sales gap over the Silverado. Explore the all-new 2019 Ram 100 inventory at Miami Lakes AutoMall as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year that’s revolutionizing what it means to drive a pickup. Follow Miami Lakes Ram on social media to be the first to know when the all-new Ram Heavy-Duty pickups arrive.

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