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TXNSLighting
02-12-2009, 10:18 PM
The 2010 Ram Heavy duty!! Its already growin on me.

http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/ram_heavy_duty/

4.3mudder
02-12-2009, 10:39 PM
Nice and beefy, put a lift on it and sum mudders, wooooo.

Gravel Rat
02-12-2009, 10:41 PM
That is if Chrysler is still around by then :laugh:

The truck does look nicer than the previous bug eyes front clip.

TXNSLighting
02-12-2009, 10:53 PM
this one is why i didnt like em at first. Its terrible looking...

TXNSLighting
02-12-2009, 10:55 PM
heres a better look at the ugly one.

TXNSLighting
02-12-2009, 11:05 PM
The new mirrors, and check out the cab lights!!!

DLAWNS
02-12-2009, 11:12 PM
That's a pretty nasty truck.:weightlifter:

SNAPPER MAN
02-12-2009, 11:14 PM
Those are really nice lookin. I personally think dodge did a hell of a job on the 2009 Ram, it looks awsome!!

mjealey
02-12-2009, 11:17 PM
Agree, the new Dodge's are sharp!!!

South Florida Lawns
02-12-2009, 11:44 PM
I think its the best looking Ram yet. Haven't seen the interior yet on the new ones, and 6.7 no thanks. But the lines look killer on that dodge. You looking to replace that GMC with a HD 2500 or 3500? I'm dead set on an old school dodge diesel for my work truck.

RightLawnsKY
02-12-2009, 11:55 PM
I think its pretty nice. give me a few weeks and i will love it. same thing i did witht the new powerstrokes

Looking Good Lawn Service
02-13-2009, 12:14 AM
650 lb/ft torque at 1500rpm!!! 1500rpm!! that is down right nasty if I say so myself, and Im a powerstroke and duramax owner,lol.....i have never had a dodge, but they look nice, I like the 4500 chassis, very beefy looking, if the economy was not soo ify I would look at upgrading the gm perhaps

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 12:30 AM
I think its the best looking Ram yet. Haven't seen the interior yet on the new ones, and 6.7 no thanks. But the lines look killer on that dodge. You looking to replace that GMC with a HD 2500 or 3500? I'm dead set on an old school dodge diesel for my work truck.

Youve seen the new Gm truck interior right? The dodge looks exactly like it...

No i probably wont get one. My truck needs to be gone now. I may get an 09 tho. That or a new Ford.

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 12:32 AM
http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/2010-HD.html

Interior pics.

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 12:34 AM
650 at 1500RPM?! Wow i didnt read that! Now thats impressive right there! I really didnt read anything i just looked at the pitures, ha!

Panhead
02-13-2009, 12:52 AM
Those new Ram's look bold and sharp. I am glad they are still using solid front axles in there HD line.

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 12:56 AM
Those new Ram's look bold and sharp. I am glad they are still using solid front axles in there HD line.

Why would they not? Only GM is dumb enough to use the IFS!

Panhead
02-13-2009, 01:03 AM
Why would they not? Only GM is dumb enough to use the IFS!

Well, ya know, you get those whiners saying trucks ride rough. :laugh:

davis45
02-13-2009, 02:07 AM
wow, if it had a 5.9 I would be buyin it the day the dealer had it haha. NICE truck, may still consider one. I'm just very addicted to the 2nd gens.

lawn king
02-13-2009, 07:48 AM
The dash on the 4500 is very similar to the GM's, the gauge cluster is not as sharp though. Its a dodge, been there, done that, never EVER going down that road again!

South Florida Lawns
02-13-2009, 03:15 PM
Wow they are similar. Even the new WT level Chevy's impressed me with the interior styling. My neighbor has a 4 door 3500, its a company flatbed that is straight work truck. I believe its an 07 and other than being completely dirty it was holding up well. They just make the 03-08 Dodges look cheap and have a plastic feeling.

You gonna stay away from GM? I'm pretty set on trading my Chevy for an older Dodge, it would be and even trade, I just don't want payments on a new truck till after I buy a house.

Swampy
02-13-2009, 04:47 PM
heres a better look at the ugly one.

I don't like the tire and rims on that one. But the rest looks damn good.

Cuttinitclose
02-13-2009, 05:59 PM
POS Dodge! They are ugly as S*** IMO! GO with Ford or GM!!!!

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 06:06 PM
Well, ya know, you get those whiners saying trucks ride rough. :laugh:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 06:08 PM
Wow they are similar. Even the new WT level Chevy's impressed me with the interior styling. My neighbor has a 4 door 3500, its a company flatbed that is straight work truck. I believe its an 07 and other than being completely dirty it was holding up well. They just make the 03-08 Dodges look cheap and have a plastic feeling.

You gonna stay away from GM? I'm pretty set on trading my Chevy for an older Dodge, it would be and even trade, I just don't want payments on a new truck till after I buy a house.

im not put off on GM completely. just this truck. I would entertain another.

davis45
02-13-2009, 06:09 PM
POS Dodge! They are ugly as S*** IMO! GO with Ford or GM!!!!


Coming from someone who is not old enough to drive.

Gravel Rat
02-13-2009, 06:26 PM
I wouldn't buy a Dodge either but that is just me. Why is Dodge even marketing a 3500HD if you want a truck bigger than a 1 ton just buy a 4500-5500. A 1 ton dually is just that you can't make it a heavy duty unless you get into the driveline of a 4500.

Atleast Dodge got rid of the uglier front end with the huge headlights. Now the new Fords are not no beauty queens either then Gm had the frowning headlights.

Who knows how many of those trucks Dodge will sell.

Cuttinitclose
02-13-2009, 06:47 PM
Coming from someone who is not old enough to drive.

Around here many do not have Dodges. This is Ford and GM Country!

South Florida Lawns
02-13-2009, 07:09 PM
GR is very right why spend the money on a 1 ton when you can get a 4500 - 5500 for roughly the same price and then you can actually start towing and carrying a decent payload. Whats the difference between a 2500/250 ford or chevy srw versus the 3500/350 srw's? Like 2 leaves and thats all.

Gravel Rat
02-13-2009, 07:28 PM
What really gets me why do they call a 3/4 ton heavy duty ?

In my mind there should be 1/2 ton-1ton 1.5-2 ton. A 1 ton should be offered as a dually and single rear wheels. Eliminate 3/4 tons all together because the diffrence between a 1 ton srw and a 3/4 ton is barely anything except of the gvw is higher on the 1 ton.

All this talk about heavy duty is a bunch of horse crap if you want a truck that is going to work buy a 4500-5500. The 4500-5500 has a rear axle that is stronger than what you get in a P/U larger brakes etc and 19.5 tires.

meets1
02-13-2009, 09:01 PM
I have a cousin whose husband drives 5 state area. He has the new dodge 1/2 ton. First one seen around here and already has 25K miles on it. That truck is horrible. I drove an hour with him yesterday and drove the truck back. I am sorry but it is still a dodge. Sure trucks are trucks but I will be sticking to the ford/gm product line.

GravelyGuy
02-13-2009, 10:09 PM
Bad ass LOOKING truck. Dodge has always looked the best IMO.

dwc
02-13-2009, 10:22 PM
What really gets me why do they call a 3/4 ton heavy duty ?

In my mind there should be 1/2 ton-1ton 1.5-2 ton. A 1 ton should be offered as a dually and single rear wheels. Eliminate 3/4 tons all together because the diffrence between a 1 ton srw and a 3/4 ton is barely anything except of the gvw is higher on the 1 ton.

All this talk about heavy duty is a bunch of horse crap if you want a truck that is going to work buy a 4500-5500. The 4500-5500 has a rear axle that is stronger than what you get in a P/U larger brakes etc and 19.5 tires.

I see where you are coming from and I have a srw Dodge 3500, but they make the 3/4's because they are easier to insure. I had to go to a actual commercial policy on my 3500, versus my personal policy with business endorsement on my 3/4 chevy. Plus in some states a 1 ton costs several thousand dollars a year to tag because it is considered a heavy duty truck with a gvw greater than 10K. A 3/4 falls under 10K so it isn't as bad.

As for the 4500-5500 argument, they are much beefier trucks but for guys like myself that the truck is my daily driver as well as work truck, it is much more practical to have a lighter heavy truck. 1 tons get a bad reputation because everyone that has one seems to think they can latch on to a 53' float and throw a 25K lb dozer on it and hit the highways. If you don't overload the truck and don't pull more than it's designed for they are tough for what they are.

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Coming from someone who is not old enough to drive.

Yep theres always someone who will say that crap, and theyre usually 14...

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 11:18 PM
I wouldn't buy a Dodge either but that is just me. Why is Dodge even marketing a 3500HD if you want a truck bigger than a 1 ton just buy a 4500-5500. A 1 ton dually is just that you can't make it a heavy duty unless you get into the driveline of a 4500.

Atleast Dodge got rid of the uglier front end with the huge headlights. Now the new Fords are not no beauty queens either then Gm had the frowning headlights.

Who knows how many of those trucks Dodge will sell.

My gosh all the 2500 and 3500 are called HD's...Its not new:hammerhead:

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 11:22 PM
What really gets me why do they call a 3/4 ton heavy duty ?

In my mind there should be 1/2 ton-1ton 1.5-2 ton. A 1 ton should be offered as a dually and single rear wheels. Eliminate 3/4 tons all together because the diffrence between a 1 ton srw and a 3/4 ton is barely anything except of the gvw is higher on the 1 ton.

All this talk about heavy duty is a bunch of horse crap if you want a truck that is going to work buy a 4500-5500. The 4500-5500 has a rear axle that is stronger than what you get in a P/U larger brakes etc and 19.5 tires.

theyre not saying it like youre thinking, its like ford and super duty...its dodge and heavy duty...youre reading to much into this, and 1 tons are offered as dually and single wheels...do you live in a hole?

TXNSLighting
02-13-2009, 11:29 PM
And i didnt post this to get in a 1 tons suck 4500 is better argument. Its just for the dodge fans who havent seen the new Hd's...people who have 1 tons dont want 4500's cuz its usualy a personal truck as well. and the tow heavy loads just fine.

nosparkplugs
02-13-2009, 11:40 PM
I'm kinda like WTF!!! is Dodge thinking??? when I saw these new 2010 Dodge trucks. Not sure I am digging were Dodge is going with these trucks, maybe they will grow on me!. I am just old school I still like the older body styles myself. NO I am not on the sauce tonight.

TXNSLighting
02-14-2009, 12:20 AM
I reacted like that when i first saw it, but some of em are growin on me well. The blue Crew cab short bed, looks dumb to me tho. and the dually bed is not so much...

mag360
02-14-2009, 12:40 AM
What really gets me why do they call a 3/4 ton heavy duty ?

In my mind there should be 1/2 ton-1ton 1.5-2 ton. A 1 ton should be offered as a dually and single rear wheels. Eliminate 3/4 tons all together because the diffrence between a 1 ton srw and a 3/4 ton is barely anything except of the gvw is higher on the 1 ton.

All this talk about heavy duty is a bunch of horse crap if you want a truck that is going to work buy a 4500-5500. The 4500-5500 has a rear axle that is stronger than what you get in a P/U larger brakes etc and 19.5 tires.

4500 is not heavy duty.

Lakewlc
02-14-2009, 09:30 AM
good looking truck..... the ford still looks better IMO

rbs4rj
02-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Its def. a nice looking truck! Not that the purpose of it is really anything close to what the truck in this post is, but I'd love to have an SRT10 Ram!! ;)

But as far as a work truck, a nice Cummins Dodge would be my first choice. Used to have a friend that built them and the stuff he did with those trucks was proof enough for me on how good they take a beating!

Panhead
02-14-2009, 11:48 AM
I wonder what the new SRT-10 would look like. They are fast trucks in stock form. But I have seen the SRT-10 concept with the 6.7L Cummins thats supposely have a 1,000hp rating.

polska
02-14-2009, 12:14 PM
it kind of looks like a beefy mustang with the headlights

nosparkplugs
02-14-2009, 12:14 PM
I wonder what the new SRT-10 would look like. They are fast trucks in stock form. But I have seen the SRT-10 concept with the 6.7L Cummins thats supposely have a 1,000hp rating.

You need to show me some links on that, while an off road emission deleted 6.7 Cummins can surly produce close to 700hp. With all the new EPA clean diesel emission systems on these diesels. Their held back beyond what I thought, once I test drove one. In conclusion you going to be breaking the law to get 1,000hp out of a 6.7 Cummins thats fact, let alone a street legal model.

davis45
02-14-2009, 12:40 PM
Around here many do not have Dodges. This is Ford and GM Country!

So since none of your dads friends drive them that means you have to say, "F*** dodge they are junk". Your not even old enough to drive ANY truck kid. I live in central Illinois too. Everyone drives dodge here, if they don't have one, alot of people want one.

Panhead
02-14-2009, 12:42 PM
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/0811dp_dodge_ram_2500_srt_6_7l/index.html

Enjoy!

nosparkplugs
02-14-2009, 12:51 PM
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/news/0811dp_dodge_ram_2500_srt_6_7l/index.html

Enjoy!

:laugh: I have been a loyal Dieselpower subscriber since the magazine started over 3 years ago.

Did you not read the article it's a dieselpower Editor "dream truck". their looking to make the truck with Dieselpower money. Your making it sound like Dodge is involved their NOT.

Panhead
02-14-2009, 12:52 PM
Must of been a typo in the mag then.

nosparkplugs
02-14-2009, 01:03 PM
Must of been a typo in the mag then.

The whole article is a typo then :nono::nono: typo:laugh: I wish too, Thats OK i do agree it would be a Bad ARSE truck, just Dodge offically is not going to build it. EPA would be all over a production model.

Panhead
02-14-2009, 01:05 PM
:nono::nono: typo:laugh: I wish too, Thats OK i do agree it would be a Bad ARSE truck, just Dodge offically is not going to build it. EPA would be all over a production model.

Yea, it would be a sweet truck.

VirginiaLawnCare
02-14-2009, 04:43 PM
Its a dodge it will always be ugly :dancing:

Cuttinitclose
02-14-2009, 04:58 PM
its a dodge it will always be ugly :dancing:

Thank You!!:)

Toy2
02-14-2009, 05:05 PM
Its a Dodge, means its a POS.....take the engine away from Dodge and bye,bye........that's all they have.......

To bad the rest of the truck is junk...

02DURAMAX
02-15-2009, 07:40 AM
Well They posted a Video of it on feb 11.

Check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdD_u-E6K94

Gravel Rat
02-15-2009, 02:54 PM
Yes if Dodge wasn't riding on Cummins reputation they would have absolutely no truck sales. The Cummins is the only thing that sells Dodge trucks myself I don't see a facination in a engine. Cummins loves it they have a little cult of deciples that will spend thousands of dollars.

nosparkplugs
02-15-2009, 03:07 PM
Yes if Dodge wasn't riding on Cummins reputation they would have absolutely no truck sales. The Cummins is the only thing that sells Dodge trucks myself I don't see a facination in a engine. Cummins loves it they have a little cult of deciples that will spend thousands of dollars.

Lemon Capitalism has saved GM & Dodge So I thank all of the Obama Democrates, and those supporting our countries new direction towards Socialism. In a true free captialist economy it would be good for GM or Dodge to fail, but nope the UAW, labor unions have saved my favorite truck company:laugh:

At least with Ford, GM, or Dodge that money goes to Detriot Michigan:usflag::canadaflag: Toyota's world headquaters remain in Japan, yet have influtrated USA soil with production plants, export of US vehicles does not equal import numbers. Our total national debate is owned buy foreign nations, Stick that in your Toyota tail pipe & smoke it. Toyota's are made In USA, but Toyota is not an American company.

I would rather drive a POS Dodge truck than a Toyota

Gravel Rat
02-15-2009, 03:36 PM
I wouldn't buy a Toyota either.

Stillwater
02-15-2009, 03:41 PM
F obama........

greendoctor
02-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Lemon Capitalism has saved GM & Dodge So I thank all of the Obama Democrates, and those supporting our countries new direction towards Socialism. In a true free captialist economy it would be good for GM or Dodge to fail, but nope the UAW, labor unions have saved my favorite truck company:laugh:

At least with Ford, GM, or Dodge that money goes to Detriot Michigan:usflag::canadaflag: Toyota's world headquaters remain in Japan, yet have influtrated USA soil with production plants, export of US vehicles does not equal import numbers. Our total national debate is owned buy foreign nations, Stick that in your Toyota tail pipe & smoke it. Toyota's are made In USA, but Toyota is not an American company.

I would rather drive a POS Dodge truck than a Toyota

Toyota also will not put a high output diesel engine in their trucks. They keep on pushing gas engines in the US. Toyota gas engines are complicated to fix, gas guzzlers and relatively expensive. I can talk because I used to drive a Toyota 1 ton with a V6. Totally gutless. It could not handle a skid sprayer in the bed without slowing down or being scary to drive on the highway. A pallet of fertilizer would be like I forgot to pull up anchor. I would expect something like that to be cheap to fuel. NOT!!!!!!. I was at the pump twice a week, sometimes three times. Up to 39 gallons of gas. My current truck is a real POS alright. :rolleyes: A 2008 CTD Quadcab shortbed. I pull up hill or up very steep driveways with a skid sprayer as if the truck is empty, not even having to rev the engine. My favorite part is filling it once a week, 24 gallons diesel or biodiesel. That was significant last year when both diesel and gas were over $4 a gallon. Long live Dodge.:usflag:

Swampy
02-15-2009, 10:13 PM
Its a Dodge, means its a POS.....take the engine away from Dodge and bye,bye........that's all they have.......

To bad the rest of the truck is junk...


Not to start a bash thread but Take International out of Ford, or Isuzu out of GM and what you get? Crappy Triton engines in everything?

Anyways Everybody can call any manufacture a POS. But guess what #*%$ breaks. If Ford, GM, or Toyota made a highly superior product then why is there still Dealership mechanics, why is Ford still the ranking in recalls on its products it produces? I'm not defending Dodge, even when I own one and has served my needs for what I use it for. But they do have problems, which have been addressed, but they still have problems.

On a personal note saying Dodge's body styles are ugly. Thats your taste but I'd rather be seen in Dodge truck than a Go-Bot looking Ford, or a high priced Brick of a GM which a design like that I could make with a few sheets of Plywood. I like my lines and Curves to me Dodge is the best looking.

Ramairfreak98ss
02-15-2009, 11:32 PM
looks pretty good, hey the more they can be like a ford superduty the better off theyll be! i mean that in a good way lol.

nosparkplugs
02-15-2009, 11:41 PM
Not to start a bash thread but Take International out of Ford, or Isuzu out of GM and what you get? Crappy Triton engines in everything?

Anyways Everybody can call any manufacture a POS. But guess what #*%$ breaks. If Ford, GM, or Toyota made a highly superior product then why is there still Dealership mechanics, why is Ford still the ranking in recalls on its products it produces? I'm not defending Dodge, even when I own one and has served my needs for what I use it for. But they do have problems, which have been addressed, but they still have problems.

On a personal note saying Dodge's body styles are ugly. Thats your taste but I'd rather be seen in Dodge truck than a Go-Bot looking Ford, or a high priced Brick of a GM which a design like that I could make with a few sheets of Plywood. I like my lines and Curves to me Dodge is the best looking.

When Dodge & Cummins united force's:laugh:, it left the rest blown out of the water back in 1989:waving: Were was Toyota at then:rolleyes: still snaking over on ships.

pitrack
02-16-2009, 12:14 AM
Why is everyone bashing the 6.7? I think it's a good engine. FYI I own a 5.9. I'm not going to argue with anyone on here, it's pointless. Guy "a" drives a Ford so obviously he would not like Dodge. Guy "b" drives a Chevy so obviously he would not like a Dodge.

To be honest, I could care less what anybody thinks about my truck. Why? Because it is MY truck. If I cared what people thought I would buy an H2 and put some big wheels on it and go tanning. It suits my needs perfectly and I am proud to own it. I have owned other Ram's before my diesel, I will never own a truck without a diesel again. However, if Dodge for some reason stopped offering diesels, I would gladly go back to my gassers before stepping over to the other top two. Always have owned Dodge, always will.

DBFlawn
02-17-2009, 03:57 PM
i do have to say i love the looks of them but i still wouldnt buy one. jmo

GravelyNut
02-17-2009, 05:07 PM
Not to start a bash thread but Take International out of Ford, or Isuzu out of GM and what you get? Crappy Triton engines in everything?

Anyways Everybody can call any manufacture a POS. But guess what #*%$ breaks. If Ford, GM, or Toyota made a highly superior product then why is there still Dealership mechanics, why is Ford still the ranking in recalls on its products it produces? I'm not defending Dodge, even when I own one and has served my needs for what I use it for. But they do have problems, which have been addressed, but they still have problems.

On a personal note saying Dodge's body styles are ugly. Thats your taste but I'd rather be seen in Dodge truck than a Go-Bot looking Ford, or a high priced Brick of a GM which a design like that I could make with a few sheets of Plywood. I like my lines and Curves to me Dodge is the best looking.

:laugh: Brick? The rear fenders on the Dodge are more square than any GM Dually built after 2001.

meador56
02-18-2009, 12:56 PM
I must really be missing it. I own two Dodges and two GM's and they have a combined total of 699,000 miles on them. two are cummin's a 454 and a 5.3. I have owned 4 Fords and I even liked them. I along with my partner {whom is also my son} do most of our own repair and all maintenence on the trucks and equipment. The biggest thing that I find in working on them is the way they are built. I my humble opinion Ford can do some of the strangest things. I hate working on Fords and my lovely wife drives an 02 Mustsang to Nashville TN. every day about 120 mils round trip. Now do the math the 'stang has 160k on it so all 5 have 850k+ on them. Why don't we have new ones we could we have no payments BUT all these vehicles run like new. They look good and do not show their age. As for one being better than the other I can't see it they are different and each one is here for a reason. The 3500 Dodge is 4x4 11' flat the 2500 an xcab 2wd 3/4, the 3500 GMC started as a dually and is now an 8' flat the Chevy a 1/2 ton xcab. We are hardscape contractors and cattlemen so if you think we're wimps or stupid c'mon down. But according to most of you every thing we own should ether be wrong, junk, or in some other way not qite rite. But what I think is a lot of ya'll ain't got no experience and therefore are not really qualified to be handing out advice on something as important as a capital purchase. And some of you that are half my age can't know every thing you are advising on. So IMO take it a little easier on the guy who bought this brand or that he may know more then you. {PS he may be able to spell also}

mag360
02-24-2009, 12:17 PM
looks pretty good, hey the more they can be like a ford superduty the better off theyll be! i mean that in a good way lol.

:laugh: Chrysler had it first though. 1989 concept truck based on a dakota was the design used on the '94 rams (and on the superduty).

pitrack
02-24-2009, 12:19 PM
:laugh: Brick? The rear fenders on the Dodge are more square than any GM Dually built after 2001.

Maybe on the dually fenders, but the overall shape of the GM's is a box.