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Ram 3500 is the Tops!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country

The Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country is a top pick up truck. It is highly capable and comfortable to ride in. Today we want to talk a little bit about how the Ram 3500 pick up truck got its start.

The Ram 3500 was part of a radical for the Dodge full-sized truck line-up that emerged during 1994. Existing as the largest capacity version of the pickup truck, the dual rear wheel, one-ton Dodge Ram 3500 featured an eight-foot long bed box and power from a host of potent engines. A 5.9-liter Magnum V-8 furnished base power for the 1998 Ram 3500 generating 250 horsepower.

Optional engines available with the Dodge Ram 3500 in 1998 consisted of a gasoline-powered Magnum V-10 and a Cummins diesel. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations were offered with the pickup truck. In 2001, a Ram 3500 equipped with the 5.9-liter Cummins turbocharged diesel mated to a six-speed manual transmission could pull up to 15,100 pounds of weight using a 4.10 rear gear.

“In 2003, a new version of the one-ton Dodge pickup truck featured a larger front grille and was offered with a regular cab or Quad Cub body style. A four-door Mega Cab was added to the Ram 3500 line-up starting in the 2006 model year. The 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 came with standard power from a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine producing 345 horsepower. A 305-horsepower 8.0-liter Magnum V-10 powerplant was offered for the final time in 2003 on the Dodge Ram 3500.”-nadaguides.com

For more information on the Ram 3500, head to All Star today. You can test drive this powerful pick up truck and experience its comfortable ride. We are sure the that Ram 3500 is just the truck you need to handle all of your tough jobs. Experience the Ram 3500 today!

Repairs are Important!

Collision Repair Center at All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin

With all of this early spring weather we have been having has been fantastic! We have noticed a lot of people taking drives and enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures. Unfortunately, more people on the road usually translates to more accidents. What do you do with your Dodge Ram cars after an accident? Do you take it to the Joe Smoe shop down the street and hope for the best? Or do you take your vehicle to the people who know your model inside and out and has all of the tools and parts at their disposal to get it repaired properly? If you are like us, then you want to take your Dodge Ram vehicles to the people who know what they are doing. You want to take your vehicles to All Star Dodge Ram near Ballwin.

At All Star, their team is stocked with factory trained and certified technicians who know each Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler model inside and out. (They could probably do the repairs with their eyes closed, they know so much, but they won’t.) The team at All Star has all of the latest and greatest tools to get any and all repairs done. Another added benefit of taking your vehicles to All Star is that their parts department is fully stocked with factory made and certified parts that were specifically designed for each individual model. This is a big deal because parts that were specifically for your vehicles means that they allow your vehicle to perform at its peak. You get the best fuel economy, the best performance, and the longest life out of your vehicle when you use factory made parts. For more information on the repairs process, head to All Star today!

Ram 2500 – Handles the Heavy Loads

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

If you are shopping for a great truck, you need to look at and test drive the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood. It is built to handle heavy loads and long hauls. It doesn’t only offer great drivability, but it also has an incredibly comfortable interior. Just because you work hard, doesn’t mean you can’t ride in comfort! Today we want to look at the history of the Ram 2500; where it started and how far it has come.

three-quarter ton version of the Dodge Ram, the 2500 combined the provocative pickup truck design with a selection of powerful, work capable powerplants. In 1998, the Ram 2500 was offered with Sweptline, Club Cab or the all-new Quad Cab body style. Presented with rear-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain choices, Dodge trucks base engine was a 250-horsepower 5.9-liter Magnum V-8.

Another gasoline powerplant available on the 1998 Ram 2500 was an 8.0-liter Magnum V-10 generating 300 horsepower. Producing up to 460 pound-feet of torque, a 5.9-liter Cummins inline-six engine was also offered as an option. The Ram 2500 could tow up to 14,000 pounds depending on the engine and drivetrain.

One year after the Ram 1500 received a styling and mechanical modernization, the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 sported the larger grille as well as reshaped headlamp housings. Four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, AM/FM with cassette and 17-inch wheels were standard on the 2003 Ram 2500. While a live axle rear suspension was abandoned by the halt-ton version of the Dodge pickup truck, the 2003 Ram 2500 retained the setup. (This information was compiled from nadaguides.com and ram.com.)

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star. Test drive this powerful and comfortable model. We are sure that it is the right pick up truck for you and all of the work you have planned for the warmer weather!

Springtime Service!

Service at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

Has anyone else been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we have been having, in February, non-the-less! The groundhog may have said that it would be six more weeks of winter, but we are beginning to think that Phil was wrong. This early spring is awesome and it has us thinking about springtime auto maintenance. After winter, it is incredibly important that you take all of your Dodge Ram vehicles into All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue and let their service department give your vehicle a look over.

Why is auto maintenance is so important after winter? It is important because during the winter your vehicle passes perils that it wouldn’t encounter in other seasons. Icy conditions and salt can be hard on the belts in your car. Having a factory certified technician inspect and service your car will help to ensure that everything is running as it should. A properly running vehicle means that you are getting the best fuel efficiency possible.

It is really easy to have your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles serviced at All Star. You can even schedule your service appointment online!

All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep’s service center is staffed with expert mechanics who provide high-quality Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge auto repair in St. Louis. We understand how much you depend on your vehicle, so our auto repair staff will work to get your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle back on the road as fast as possible.

The All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep auto technicians work to industry specifications to ensure your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle runs well for many miles to come. Our St. Louis car repair staff is trained to correctly diagnose and fix any issues your vehicle may have.

Dodge Ram Used Cars – Perfect for Long Term

Used Cars at All Star Dodge Ram in MIssouri

It is widely known that Dodge has been innovator in the auto industry since the early days, as in the early days of the car itself. It is this long legacy that makes each Dodge Ram model such a great vehicle. They are built to last. This means that when you decided to by a Used Car from All Star Dodge Ram in Missouri, you are getting a vehicle that will last you a long time. We want to share with you a little bit about the Dodge brothers that started this long lasting legacy.

The Dodge Brothers were skilled machinists from a modest background. John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge were two of the three children of Daniel Rug and Maria Dodge of Niles, Michigan. They attended public schools, but learned the machinist’s trade from their father, who ran a shop specializing in internal combustion engines for marine use. The inseparable brothers built the first bicycle in Niles.

Horace Dodge invented a four-point, dirt proof, adjustable bicycle ball bearing and in 1897 the two brothers established the Evans & Dodge Bicycle Company with Fred S. Evans and leased the Typograph Company plant for two years. In 1900, they sold their interests, returned to Detroit, and established a machine shop in the Boydell Building on Beaubien Street at Lafayette. They began with only twelve employees, but quickly established a reputation for excellent workmanship. Ransom E. Olds erected the first automobile plant in Detroit in 1899 and by early 1901 the Dodge machine shop supplied him with engines. Olds followed with an order for 3,000 transmissions in 1902, making the Dodge brothers one of the largest parts suppliers for the nascent Detroit automobile industry.(Some of this information was compiled from dodgemotors.com). The Dodge brothers grew their knowledge from a small bike shop to a manufacturing empire.

Which Ram is Right for You?

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

We love the different Ram models that are available at All Star near Ellisville and there are a number of different ones from which to choose. You might be wondering which model is right for you. Today we want talk about a few of the different Ram models so you have more information to help you make your decision!

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
The newly redesigned 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon turns work into play and makes play, well, more powerful. The Power Wagon features a 12,000-lb capacity Warn winch, electronic sway bar disconnect, front and rear selectable lockers all class exclusive and standard, as well as fuel case and transfer case skid plates, 33-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires, Bilstein shocks, hill descent control, aggressive blacked-out headlamps and Power Wagon grille, and exclusive Power Wagon hood and bed decals. The result is an aggressively styled off-road truck that performs on the trail.

2017 Ram 2500 Big Horn & Lone Star
For those who need a work truck that gets the job done and looks good doing it, the 2017 Ram 2500 Big Horn and Lone Star (unique to Texas) include standard and available features like the available class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System, available Uconnect 8.4 with SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a one-year subscription included, 10-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar adjustment, seating for up to six people, and available ParkView Rear Back Up Camera so you’ll be able to keep an eye on your trailer when you’re backing down a two-track or into a garage.

To learn more about the other trims available, head to All Star today. You can test drive and learn the ins and outs of each of the Ram pick up truck models. (The information on the above listed trims was compiled from ramzone.com and ram.com.)

Not New ’til 2019?

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton

One of the most loved trucks in America is the Ram 1500 that is available at All Star Dodge Ram near Clayton. It is durable and hard-working, and is easy to drive. We thought and were hoping that the Ram 1500 would be redesigned in late 2017 or early 2018, but it turns out that it will likely be 2019 before we see the redesigned 1500. We are going to explore this a little today.

The move to wait until 2019 to release the new model, allows Ram to take a two-prong approach to truck sales, offering the current model as a low-cost option for fleet users while pushing retail consumers toward the new pickup. The factories that build the 1500 today – Warren, MI, and Saltillo, Mexico – will assemble around 200,000 trucks in 2018 and 65,000 in 2019 before Ram phases out the older model. Meanwhile, FCA’s Sterling Heights, MI, plant will screw together 325,000 redesigned 1500s starting in 2018, with production to increase to over 400,000 units in 2019.

While Ram refused to comment when AN reached out, FCA CFO Richard Palmer hinted at the move during a conference call last week, saying “having more pickup capacity will allow us also to satisfy the fleet customers’ demand on pickup, which we struggle to do today because we favor retail in the U.S. and Canadian volume, which have higher margins.”

“As we realign our capacity, we’re going to be able to continue to work on improving our fleet mix,” Palmer said. Beyond making a play for fleet buyers, continuing to build the current 1500 guarantees dealerships maintain a solid inventory as Ram ramps up production of the new truck. It has been suggested that the Ram 1500 will not use aluminum, instead it will rely on steel.

For more information, head to All Star and check out the incredible Ram 1500.

A Look Back at Dodge Ram

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

Dodge Ram has been an integral part of the American landscape for a very long time. Today we want to take a quick look at the early history of the Dodge Ram. To become part of the long lineage of the Dodge Ram, get your own new cars at All Star Dodge Ram near North County.

The first-generation Ram trucks & vans introduced in 1981 featured a Ram hood ornament, first used on Dodge vehicles in 1933. Dodge kept the previous generation’s model designations: “D”, “B” or Ram indicated two-wheel drive while the “W” or Power Ram indicated four-wheel drive. Just like Ford, Dodge used 150 to indicate a one-half ton truck, 250 for a three-quarter ton truck, and 350 for one-ton truck. Standard cab, “Club” extended cab, and crew cab versions were offered along with 6.5 ft (2.0 m) and 8 ft (2.4 m) bed lengths and “Utiline” and “Sweptline” styled boxes. Externally, the first-generation Rams were facelifted versions of the previous generation Dodge D-Series pickups introduced in 1972. The new model introduced larger wraparound tail lamps, single rectangular headlamps, and squared-off body lines. Variously configured Slant-6 and V8 gasoline engines were available. The interior was updated and included a newer style bench seat, and a completely new dashboard and instrument cluster, with a three-pod design – a speedometer in the center, with the two side pods containing an ammeter on the top left, a temperature gauge bottom left, a fuel gauge on the top right and an oil pressure gauge bottom right. Models not having a full gauge package had only indicator lights in the place of the temperature and oil pressure gauges. (This information was compiled from dodge.com, ram.com, and edmonds.com.)

For more information, stop by All Star today. Become part of the American landscape, get a Dodge Ram!

History of the Ram 1500

Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

One of the most loved pick up trucks of all time is the Ram 1500. It has been around for as long as we can remember and has gone through some interesting changes over the years. Today we want to take a look at part of the history of this model. If you would like to get your own Ram 1500, head to All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue. Their team would love to share with you about the Ram 1500 and the other models in the Ram truck line up.

The first-generation Dodge Ram Trucks were designated as 150 (1/2 ton), 250 (3/4 ton), and 350 (1 ton); the designations did not change to 1500, 2500, and 3500 until 1994. The Dodge Ram engines were updated in 1989.

1994 brought about many changes to the design of the Dodge Ram truck including the, very popular, “semi-truck” look. Dodge also introduced it’s 8.0L V10 engine that truck enthusiasts so loved.

The third-generation Dodge Ram made it’s entree in 2002 and sported a larger grille, a new interior, a new frame, and an all new suspension. These new design changes also helped to popularize installing aftermarket Dodge Ram accessories. One interesting happening in 2003 was the entrance of the Dodge Ram SRT-10 which would capture the title of the fastest pickup on earth in 2004 with 500 horses.

2002: New third generation Dodge Ram debuted for the 1500 half ton truck. Major updates included an all new frame, suspension, powertrains, interior options, and sheet metal. “The four wheel drive models dropped the solid front axle and went to independent front suspension. This is the first year for the new 5.7L Hemi engine that produces 100 more horsepower compared to the 5.9L of the last generation.”-autotrucktoys.com

Learn more about the Ram 1500 and take a test drive at All Star today!

 

Where Did the Ram Pick-Up Truck Start?

Ram Pick-Up Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

The pick-up truck is one of the most iconic images in Americana history. We have seen it on television and movies for as long as we can remember. Today we want to take a look at the history of the Ram pick-up truck. You can always get a great Ram pick-up truck at All Star Dodge Ram near University City.

The Dodge brothers (John and Horace) got their start making parts for Ford and other makers. From the first Dodge Brothers automobile in 1914, the Dodge brothers’ durability and quality earned their company a strong reputation and good sales. They did not build an actual truck until World War I, though, and that was a panel van, not a pickup – with a half-ton capacity and a 35 horsepower four cylinder engine. The underlying chassis was likely almost unchanged from their cars.

In 1921, Graham Brothers started selling 1.5 ton pickups through Dodge dealers, using Graham bodies on Dodge chassis. A one ton model showed up later in the 1920s, powered by that same four cylinder engine, and Dodge Brothers bought Graham Brothers over 1925 and 1926.

In 1928, Chrysler acquired the Dodge Brothers company, after giving Plymouth dealers a line of Fargo trucks, which sold in the US from 1928 through 1930, and continued for decades as an export brand; they had nothing in common with Dodge trucks, sharing parts with Plymouth and DeSoto instead.

“Dodge introduced a half-ton pickup for 1929 just after its acquisition by Chrysler, the last truck designed by the old Dodge Brothers company. Three engines were available – two Dodge engines with six cylinders (63 and 78 hp), and a Maxwell four cylinder that produced 45 hp (more than the old Dodge Fours). The trucks had four wheel hydraulic brakes, a significant safety feature unique to Chrysler-built pickups, and standard across Chrysler Corporation vehicles.” -allpar.com