The first Ram Chassis Cabs will start arriving in dealerships in late May 2010. Ford was less competitive in powertrain at the time, using Navistar diesels and less powerful gasoline engines. I will be using this truck for car hauling. Please make sure you select an option from each of the dropdown menus. The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement herein are all subject to Copyright and other intellectual property protection. The turning radius was good for a large truck.
The 2011 Chassis Cab vehicles feature a 50,000 psi high-strength steel frame with advanced torsional rigidity and stiffness. In 2009, despite a depressed market, Dodge sold 8,006 Ram Chassis Cabs — a decent number for the class. The interior was a pleasant tan color, and the bright bezel around the center stack was a good dress-up touch. Chassis Cabs also feature the largest standard fuel tank in the segment — 52 gallons, providing increased uptime. An available center console features an upper bin that is large enough to hold a laptop computer with an accessible power outlet and a lower bin that accommodates hanging files helping transform the new Ram Chassis Cab into a mobile office for the business owner. To get full pricing details, see your dealer. Entune is a registered trademark of Toyota Motor Corporation.
A low-friction recirculating ball system kept the wheel on-center. Sales were split nearly in half on 4x4 vs 4x2. Please alter your preferences and try again. This included a utility that had trucks in use 24 hours a day laying cable, and a New York City wrecker. All the Class 4 and Class 5 trucks had dual rear wheels, with either steering or traction tires, or steering tires up front with traction tires in back. The Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is powered by a 5.
The Kelley Blue Book Official Guide logo is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co. Inside, the new 2011 Ram Chassis Cab lineup offers an abundance of amenities, comfort and convenience, including standard power windows, locks and mirrors on Crew Cab models. Payload in 5500 is twice as much compared to 3500 and axle is 4. Usually that is because of the bigger brakes on it. Interior appointments include soft-feel door bolsters, armrests and one-piece molded door panels.
Yes, a few have gotten more out of them, but not everyone does. Repp came back with a prototype and user surveys, and Lutz admitted that Repp was right after all. The new grille mates to a taller hood that incorporates louvers on each side. It was much quieter than the new Ford diesel we used for comparison. Upfitters build the tow-trucks, dump beds, cow-flippers, cargo boxes, and such.
Leather seats were available with vinyl floor mats or carpet; they were attractive and large, but too firm and stiff for us. Bolt-on and riveted-on exhaust hanger brackets increased upfitter flexibility, and riveted cross-members behind the cab allowed for easier modification e. An available integrated trailer brake control provides better driver control in towing situations. Innovative New Features Strengthen Ram Truck Brand Capability and Performance The 2011 Ram Chassis Cab lineup brings increased capability and innovative new features to the chassis cab truck segment with an uncompromising attitude that remains the standard for all Ram Truck Brand commercial vehicles. Among the outstanding new features are more interior storage, more rear-seat crew cab legroom, full-size rear crew cab doors, standard power door locks and windows and quick access to engine hours, transmission temperature, oil temperature and emission system information. Customizable to your business needs with several available lengths, heights, capacities and potential upfits, with ample room for cargo.
By working with truck body suppliers, Ram Truck engineers gave the all-new 2011 Ram Chassis Cab an upfitter-friendly design, providing customers with a less expensive, worry-free experience in their choice of work body adaptation to the vehicle. The rear end should be a Dana 110 which is much larger then the 80 that comes in the 3500. There will also be a choice of three transmissions: 6-speed manual diesel only , 5-speed automatic gas and 6-speed automatic diesel. Buying Class 4 and Class 5 Dodge Ram chassis cabs: Dodge BusinessLink Around 55% of the Class 4 and 5 chassis cabs were the Dodge Ram 5500. The new 2011 Ram Chassis Cab lineup is designed to deliver the total package.
The Aisin came with a three year, 180,000 mile, zero-deductible warranty. Braking was also easy, with a normal passenger-car brake feel and reaction, stopping straight and predictably. Now, Jim Repp works on the Commercial Vehicles Team with other engineers and Dodge employees to address issues and answer technical questions. Here's a shocker, Oil and fuel filters cost more for my 6. Vehicle images shown may not reflect the selected model year.
The Ram chassis cab, with a Crysteel bed, was a pleasure to drive on the highway and on ordinary streets, responding instantly and predictably with a sense of stability. Dodge expected roughly double the brake-maintenance intervals from one rival. Our test truck had a moderately full gauge set, lacking only a transmission temperature gauge; we had cruise control, a manual 4x4 control an electronic 4x4 control is optional , and manual locks and window cranks. . These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution.