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Ram Trucks meant business when its engineers crafted the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. Enthusiasts will refer to it by its three-letter nomenclature, but those that built it prefer to refer to it as the “T. rex” as a nod to the model’s obvious rivalry with the existing Ford F-150 Raptor. When it comes to the dinosaur food chain, it’s safe to say that T. rex trumps raptor, and that’s exactly the same here — the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX blows its competition out of the water. Mike Koval, Head of Ram Trucks, said “T. rex destroys raptors,” referencing not only Jurassic Park and the Jurassic era, but Ram’s hoping that’s the case during the fourth quarter of 2020 when the model goes on sale. All TRX pickups feature a crew-cab, short-bed configuration and have a base price of $71,690 (including the destination fee). (more…)
2018 is one for the record books over at Ram Trucks thanks to its consistent (nearly non-stop if we’re honest) output of trucks, special edition trims and packages, and even a new engine. As the year comes to a close, Ram is earning top honors and awards from reputable sources that are sure to catapult the brand into a top-seller and help it further expand its vision for the future. Without further ado, here is Ram’s year in review. (more…)
The pickup segment is embroiled in a ruthless race to launch the latest heavy-duty (HD) truck, and by the looks of it, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is in the lead. Ford has been busy testing the next generation of its HD trucks, while General Motors recently made their HD truck styling cues a matter of public record before a 2019 debut, but it’s FCA that’s been quietly working in the background to launch an extra-capable truck. The Ram HD is closely related to the light-duty pickup that debuted earlier this year – the all-new Ram 1500. Here’s what we know about the 2020 Ram HD pickup truck so far. (more…)
As the 2019 Detroit Auto Show nears, it’s not unreasonable to think that automakers are putting the final touches to their latest designs. A new batch of spy photographers recently captured what’s presumed to be the 2020 Ram Power Wagon and lucky for us, it was testing on the open road without any camouflage. Let’s see what industry experts say to expect from the Power Wagon judging by these spy photos. (more…)
The Ram Power Wagon has definitely evolved since its debut in 1945. Despite the fact that the Power Wagon hasn’t really changed, numerous variants have been developed throughout the past 73 years. This Military inspired pickup truck has quite an extensive background, including its “Power Wagon” name.
History + Variants
FUN FACT! Prior to the “Ram Power Wagon” name, its original name was actually the Dodge Power Wagon.
The Dodge Power Wagon was mechanically derived from Dodge’s 1942-1945 WC series military trucks and was developed with the intention to compete with military-based Ford/Marmon-Herrington and GMC trucks. The following year after making its debut in 1945, the Dodge Power Wagon became the first civilian 4×4 truck available. It was powered by a 230-inch flathead Inline six-cylinder (I6) engine and paired to a four-speed transmission, a two-speed transfer case, and included a part-time four-wheel drive (4WD) drivetrain. This specific model was equipped with 16-inch wheels and had a power take-off switch to reroute the power to the auxiliary equipment. Lastly, the Power Wagon had a maximum payload capacity of 3,000 pounds and a gross vehicle rating of 8,700 lbs.
There weren’t many significant changes made to the power wagon from 1945 to 1956. As previously mentioned, the Dodge Power Wagon models were derived from the original “Military Type” model. In 1952, the Willock Chassis Swivel debuted. The most interesting aspect of this pickup truck, is that it allowed for the wagon’s truck bed and cabin to rotate independently from one another. Unfortunately, it was short lived and production ended six years later in 1958. By 1957, significant changes began and Dodge introduced the light-duty W100 and W200 pickup trucks for their segment at that time. Throughout the next few years, the W300, W500, and W600 were introduced to the lineup. Yet, in 1977, the Dodge brand discontinued production on all medium-duty models.
As the Power Wagon began to grow in size and weight, a big block 383 V8 engine became an available option starting in 1967 – including various engineering and styling enhancements. Although the basic “look” of the Power Wagon was preserved, in 1972, significant changes were introduced like various grille designs and exterior paint options. A couple years later, the extended “Club Cab” was released and brought along several benefits with it. Not only did sales numbers increase, but it became noticeably popular with families and campers. Over time, the four-door Crew Cab grew to be far less common, and because of its rarity, it became a collectors item.
“What’s In A Name?”
All good things unfortunately must come an end, and in 1981, the Dodge Power Wagon nameplate was discontinued. As a result, it was exclusively called “Power Wagon” and the name “Dodge Ram” began. The name “Dodge Ram”, depending on your generation, might sound familiar. In 1989, the Cummins turbo-diesel engine was released as an available option, but that only lasted until about 1993. Soon after the respective name plate “Dodge Ram” made its return in 2005 with the Dodge Ram 2500 model, however, the Ram Brand split from Dodge for good in 2009.
2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
Today, consumers can expect a lot from the 2018 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. Powered by a 6.4-liter Heavy Duty V8 HEMI engine that’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 6.4-liter V8 can produce 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. Exclusive standard features include: front and rear locking differentials, a 4.10 axle ratio, a maximum towing capacity of 9,910 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,470 pounds. With the Power Wagon’s 8.3-inches of ground clearance, the optional side steps might come in handy. Finally, the Power Wagon is only available as a Crew Cab with a 6’4” box.
Interested in test driving a 2018 Ram 2500? Visit the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL or visit our website for our entire new car inventory selection. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.
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With the 2019 Ram 1500 having recently debuted and going into production, it’s a perfect time to take a look at some of the most powerful trims Ram has in their pickup truck lineup. It’s not easy to pick out the toughest Ram truck models, especially with the larger vehicles like the heavy duty 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 models, so we’re just going to focus on three Ram truck trims designed for off-roading. The three best off-road Ram truck trims are the Ram 1500 Rebel, the Ram Power Wagon, and the upcoming TRX series.
2018 Ram 1500 Rebel
Standard on the Ram 1500 Rebel is the 3.6-liter V6 engine, optimized with variable valve timing (VVT) technology to increase its performance. With this engine, the Ram 1500 Rebel can generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. If looking for more power when going off-road, then consumers will also want more torque. With that comes the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and it is able to generate 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, if you have a Ram 2500 Power Wagon, fun is your best friend. Having fun means getting adventurous for those that drive pickup trucks. That being said, sometimes fun results in getting stuck. For that very reason, pickup drivers love the Ram Power Wagon with the electric winch on the front.
The winch on this heavy-duty pickup is mounted behind the front bumper. It is a standard electric Warn winch and is able to pull up to 12,000 pounds. The best part about this winch is you can pull yourself out no matter where you are! Simply hook it up to a stable tree and you are good to go. It is also useful for pulling your buddies out of a sticky situation! Apart from getting stuck, if your truck unfortunately flips, it can be used to get the truck back up.
According to FourWheeler Network a large group of Ram trucks hit the hills in northern Arizona and tore them up with ease. One of the Ram trucks that killed it out in Arizona is the Ram Power Wagon. No surprise there really as the truck is debatably the most capable Ram yet.
What makes the Ram 2500 Power Wagon so capable?
- A Power Wagon specific 2-inch suspension lift with three-link front and five-link rear live axle suspension.
- Large wheels wrapped in 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires.
- Hill descent control with buttons on the shift column to select the speed for descending without even touching the brake.
- A 4WD Low system with a anti-roll bar disconnect.
- Bilstein shocks for more capable rock crawling.
We hope everyone’s 2017 is filled with happiness, success and adventure! And, what is better than some camping gear and a capable off-roading truck to get you to the most remote destinations? Not much, and that’s why if adventure is on your list, you should check out the 2017 Ram Power.
The Ram Power Wagon is equipped with Ram’s all-powerful 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which produces up to 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque.The engine’s heavy-duty engine results in a lot of power for towing up to 10,300 pounds and is excellent for off-roading.
Other features that help to make the Power Wagon an adventuring beast are the electronically lockable front and rear axles and hill descent control. The truck’s 17-inch forged aluminum wheels and 33-inch all-terrain tires take a lot more than mud to get stuck, but just in case another truck needs to get pulled out, there is an electronically controlled 12,000 pound winch in the front. (more…)
To recap the year, New Atlas published a review of the year’s best off-roading trucks titled, “Rock crawlers: the best trucks of 2016.” To no surprise, two Ram trucks that made the cut — the Ram Macho Power Wagon and Ram Rebel TRX concept.
Both of these trucks were built on the current Ram platforms including the Rebel and Power Wagon. They take both of these already great looking and powerful Ram trucks and transform them into unbeatable off-road machines. Check ‘em out.
Ram Rebel TRX Concept
If you like Ram trucks, chances are you’ve heard of the Ram Rebel TRX concept. Basically, it is a more intense version of the Rebel (which is already pretty B.A. if we don’t say so ourselves). This truck could not only compete with the Ford Raptor, but probably beat it. Just like the Raptor, the Rebel TRX concept is powerful, capable, and ready to go anywhere. (more…)