2009 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab 4X4

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2009 Dodge Ram Remote Start & Windows
Our 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 has a remote start feature that allows you to start the locked truck from outside. It's initiated by pressing a buttom on the key fob twice. The horn honks two times as you do this, presumably to warn those standing nearby that the truck isn't possessed. None of this will come as a surprise to those of you who routinely idle the engine to get the heater and defroster working in Minnesota and the Great White North. But this is also useful to give the air conditioning a head start in places like Phoenix, and you can accelerate the process by using the unlock button to roll down the windows to let the A/C system push the accumulated hot air out before you climb in. Of course the running truck can't be moved out of "park" until the key is inserted and turned to the "run" position, but you wouldn't want anyone to hop in and drive off, would you?





2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Walkaround
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RAM Rebel TRX Concept 575hp - Offroad Monster!!!
Ram Reveals New Rebel TRX Concept – 100-mph Off-road Pickup Rips With 575 Supercharged horsepower Ram Rebel TRX concept is an engineering, design and consumer-interest study for an extreme performance half-ton pickup Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 delivers 575 horsepower, the most powerful factory-engineered half-ton pickup ever TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is integrated with a powerful supercharged engine, 4x4 Performance Control System and paddle-shifters Front and rear axles feature severe-duty components to handle the high horsepower and off-road rigors More than 13 inches of wheel travel at all four corners, an increase of more than 40 percent Front and rear bypass performance shocks added for improved response and damping Unique RAM front grille and steel bumpers share design cues with Power Wagon and Rebel, and provide additional air flow to cool the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine Reaching six inches wider than a standard Ram 1500, the acute hour-glass body design and huge fender wells clear aggressive 37-inch tires Rebel TRX concept interior takes signals from the Ram Rebel, but adds unique features, materials and colors, including carbon fiber, luxury leather/suede and six-point harnesses Powertrain The rapidly beating heart of the Ram Rebel TRX concept is a powertrain marvel. A 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI with 575 horsepower, the most powerful Ram 1500 the company has ever built, lays the groundwork of expectation. Mated to the TorqueFlite 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission, new calibrations were used for the engine, transmission and drivetrain to optimize the expected high-speed off-road driving cycle. The Ram Rebel TRX concept uses Ram’s 4x4 Performance Control System with a BorgWarner 44-45 transfer case. The system employs different modes of operation: Normal, Wet/Snow, Off-road and Baja. The Ram Rebel TRX concept uses a standard Ram 1500 front axle with an open differential and custom CV half-shafts to handle the wider track dimension. The spindles are moved forward to make room within the fender wells for the aggressive 37-inch tires. In the rear, a Dynatrac Pro 60 axle spools power through an electric, selectable locker to 35-spline, 1.5-inch axle shafts. The locker is available in all modes and commits both rear wheels to traction at the same speed, spreads the torque load and maximizes the tractive effort (power put to the ground) in full-throttle maneuvers. Engineering The Ram Rebel TRX has an exterior design that radiates focused aggression, which is only trumped by what lies under its skin. The concept was built around suspension and frame prerequisites. Equally important was adapting as many systems from the standard Ram 1500 as possible to ensure durability and proper function. The high-strength steel frame structure of the Ram Rebel TRX is virtually unchanged when compared to a standard Ram 1500. The frame uses low-torsion attributes that increase durability, stability and handling precision. A 40 percent increase in suspension travel and 37-inch tires contribute to incredible ground clearance. This combination allows the TRX concept to overcome surface obstacles at high speed. The front suspension incorporates custom-built upper and lower A-arms with special attention to caster and camber angles during suspension cycling. Overall, front- and rear-wheel travel is increased to more than 13 inches from the standard 9 inches. The front load is managed by a state-of-the-art, adjustable, performance coil-over shock with internal bypass. The result is a smooth ride over smaller bumps, and when the bumps become mounds, the reaction speed and heat dissipation is unbeatable, softening the impact on occupants and maintaining the tire-to-ground contact. The Ram 1500 uses an exclusive, best-in-class link coil rear suspension system that shares basic architecture with the fastest off-road trucks in desert racing. The frame’s hard points for the five-link suspension system are unchanged and allow the rear axle travel to span up to 13 inches, while standard rear-wheel travel on the Ram 1500 is 9.25 inches. New 2.5-inch bypass shocks use factory upper and lower shock mounts. The standard rear coils are swapped for performance springs located in the factory-spec positions. To provide incredible stopping power, the factory hydraulic-Boost compensation unit enhances brake pedal feel and performance during emergency stop events. Baer brakes six-piston monoblock calipers mounted to 15-inch rotors equip the front. The rear uses six-piston calipers with 14-inch rotors. High-speed off-road truck racing teams commonly use a 37-inch tire for its height and durability. Tires with 37 inches of height, 13.5 inches of width, aggressive treads and 10-ply design are assigned the task for Rebel TRX. Read More http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=17870&mid=1 New 2016 2017 Test Drive and Review "SUBSCRIBE NOW"





Dodge vs. GMC vs. Nissan at Spring Creek
Dodge, GMC, and Nissan compete on this small hill climb (100% grade) at Spring Creek Off Road. very muddy and slick; who will make it up? Dodge and GMC are on Nitto Terra Grapplers. Nissan is running Michelin LTX A/T2. The Nittos on the Dodge are old and bald; the Nittos on the GMC are nearly brand new.




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