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2006 Dodge Ram 1500

The third-technology Ram become unveiled on February 7, 2001 on the 2001 Chicago Auto Show, and debuted for 2002 version yr on 1500 fashions and 2003 on 2500 and 3500 fashions. This become a chief replace such as an all new body, suspension, powertrains, interiors, and sheet metal. The group cab fashions for this technology had been without a doubt Quad Cab vans that had conventional-starting rear doors.The four-wheel-power mild vans (1500 collection) misplaced their stay axles in prefer of an unbiased the front suspension, however the 2500 and 3500 collection retained the stay axles for max sturdiness and durability. This frame fashion drew closely from the preceding technology.The redesigned vans reinforced income, with 400,000 bought in the course of 2001-2002 and almost 450,000 bought in the course of 2002-2003, a brand new excessive factor for the Ram call. At the equal time, each Ford and GM vans had been growing in income from a 2001 top over 850,000 to the 900,000 range. But with 400,543 Rams bought that yr, the Ram's income couldn't preserve up with the eleventh-technology F-one hundred fifty in 2004. The number one motive become that Dodge did now no longer manufacture a real group cab to compete with Ford and different manufacturers.

The Dodge Ram become up to date for the 2006 version yr. One superb addition become the "Mega Cab", offering a 6.25-foot (2 m) shipment container and 22 inches (560 mm) of more cab space, permitting seating for 6 with rear recliners, a complete display screen mapping in-sprint navigation device have become an alternative, and the headlamps had been redesigned for higher overall performance.

For 2006, the guidance wheel layout become modified to 1 from the Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango. Bluetooth U Connect become now to be had as an alternative, and a the front facelift become given to all Ram fashions. SIRIUS Satellite Radio become to be had, as nicely become a rear seat DVD leisure device with wi-fi headphones. The SRT version, with the 8.three L V10 engine from the Dodge Viper SRT/10, become discontinued after the 2006 version yr.

For 2007, Dodge modified the tail lights.In 2007, a 3500 Chassis Cab version become added with industry-preferred rear body width and wiring to deal with outfitters. In addition to the five.7 L (345 cu in), a Cummins 6.7 L (408 cu in) diesel rated at 350 hp (260 kW) and 650 lb·ft (880 N·m) become additionally to be had. Automatic transmissions used had been the 545RFE with the five.7 L (345 cu in) the AS68RC with the 6.7 L (408 cu in). The G56 transmission become the most effective guide transmission provided.

For 2008, Dodge added extra Chassis Cab fashions, the 4500 and 5500. These had been Class-four and Class-five vans with a gross weight of 16,500 lb (7,500 kg) and 19,500 lb (8,800 kg), respectively. Both vans got here prepared with the equal model of the Cummins 6.7 L (408 cu in) diesel because the 3500 chassis-cab version. Sterling, who labored with Dodge in development, had their personal model, referred to as the Sterling Bullet with a completely unique grille. Sterling is a department of Freightliner LLC which, like Dodge, become owned with the aid of using the previous DaimlerChrysler. Sterling Trucks become certified to promote Dodge Ram 4500 collection vans because the Sterling Bullet. When the Sterling logo become phased out with the aid of using Chrysler Corporation, the Bullet become discontinued.

Models constructed after January 1, 2007 provided a brand new 6.7 L Cummins rapid diesel added as an alternative in 2500/3500 fashions changing the five.nine L. It produced 350 hp (260 kW) and 650 lb·ft (881 N·m). Unlike the five.nine L which become sponsored with the aid of using the four-pace 48RE Transmission, the 6.7 L become prepared with the brand new 6-pace 68RFE transmission.

2005 become the remaining yr for the primary model of the five.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8. 2006 half-ton fashions provided the Multi-Displacement System Hemi V8 engine that still have become to be had in Chrysler and Dodge sedans. This engine featured the equal overall performance however had a cylinder-deactivating function enabled below mild masses to boom gasoline financial system with the aid of using three MPG town and four MPG hwy. This new Hemi nonetheless brought 345 hp (257 kW) and 375 lb·ft (508 N·m).

For the 2003 version yr, AAM axles changed the Dana Corp axles. In the the front all 2500 and 3500 vans were given the nine.25" with 33 spline axles. The rear alternatives for the 2500 and 3500 had been the AAM (regularly cited as "corporate") 10.five" and 11.five". Rear axle shafts are 30 spline. The rear 11.five" has a equipment ratio "provider split" at three.seventy three and numerically higher, however the General Motors AAM axles used a one-of-a-kind provider spacing stopping set up of a Chrysler provider into a few GM axles, however the GM provider may be established withinside the Chrysler axle if a hoop equipment spacer is established. Strength is much like their in advance Dana 70 and eighty counterparts. Direct comparisons are hard because the axles are made with absolutely one-of-a-kind metallurgy.

Dodge Ram SRT 10 aka Viper Ram - This is a normal or quad-cab frame with the Dodge Viper's V10 engine 8.3L, 22" wheels and Pirelli tires, decreased suspension, bucket seats, frame modifications, and a spoiler. The 2004 model become to be had most effective in a unmarried cab with a 6-pace guide transmission and a Hurst shifter. For 2005, Dodge launched a Quad Cab model of the Viper-V10-powered truck with a changed 48RE four-pace computerized transmission from the Ram with the Cummins turbodiesel engine. In 2004, the truck held the Guinness World Record for "World's Fastest Production Pickup Truck" with a pace of 154.587 mph (247.three km/h). This report stood till overtaken with the aid of using the Australian HSV Maloo R8, a game application coupe, in May 2006. SRT-10 manufacturing ended on June 30, 2006.

Power Wagon - This version, added for 2005, is an off-street centered model of the Ram. The call is drawn from Dodge's line of four-wheel-power vans crafted from the early Nineteen Forties via the 1980s. It comes with the five.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi engine, digital locking differentials, digital disconnecting the front sway bar, 33" off-street tires, handlebar, fender flares, "Power Wagon" nameplates in preference to the same old Ram badging, and a 12,000 pound winch. This truck become constructed at the 2500 platform.