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Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

Is there any way that the Ram line of trucks could get any better? We thought no, but then Ram went and surprised us and made the Ram 3500 even more powerful. Today we want to talk about the 2018 Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood.

“When equipped with a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel, dual rear wheels, Aisin 6-speed automatic, and a 4.10 rear axle ratio, the 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 will make 930 pound-feet of torque and haul a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer, the truck-maker announced Friday. Keen mathletes will note that 930 lb-ft is more than the 925 lb-ft offered in the 2017 Ford Super Duty when optionally equipped with its 6.7-liter turbo-diesel (no relation).”-motorauthority.com

According to Ram, the secret sauce for so much power is in boost pressure. Last year, the right combination would net a 900 lb-ft of torque rating in the 2017 Ram 3500. This year the combo nets 930 lb-ft. Joke’s on those guys.

This year’s 6.7-liter turbo-diesel Ram 3500 with dual rear wheels and a 4.10 axle will also drag a 30,000-pound fifth-wheel trailer. That’s more than the Super Duty’s 27,500-pound fifth-wheel rating, which was king of the hill for nearly a year.

There may or may not be a few things to keep in mind when considering this powerful truck for purchase. For example, this Ram 3500 will enable you to tow 30,000 pounds, however, towing 30,000 pounds means that you’ll need a CDL to legally haul that load.

There are even more wonderful things to discover on the Ram 3500, so head to All Star Dodge Ram and talk with a member of their team. The friendly and knowledgeable staff would be more than happy to share with you all of the exciting features that the 2018 Ram 3500 will have to offer!

2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Power Wagon Details

Handshake to buy that carThe 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon offers buyers off-road, heavy duty, full-size pickup capability with the best toolbox in the business.  Starting at just $49,145 MSRP, buyers can expect to secure a very affordable monthly payment with proper credit and qualifications.  Today, let’s take an even closer look a this unique choice for Dodge Ram truck buyers near Oakville.

2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon pickups come in your choice of nine exterior colors. These color choices include: Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White Clear Coat, Blue Streak Pearl, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl, Flame Red Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, and True Blue Pearl.  Additional exterior features include standard 17″ Aluminum Wheels with All-Terrain Tires, standard Crew Cab, and unique Power Wagon badges/graphics.

Powered by a standard 6.4L HEMI V8 Engine and 6-Speed Automatic 66RFE Transmission, the Power Wagon offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,680 pounds and a max payload of 1,440 pounds.  This model also comes equipped with a standard Electric Winch, standard Tru-Lok Front and Rear Axles. standard Frond Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar, and has a standard 4.10 Axle Ratio.

Other notable features found on the Power Wagon include: standard Electronic Vehicle Information Center, standard Uconnect® 5.0 AM/FM/BT, optional Luxury Group, optional Comfort Group, optional Heated Front Seats, optional upgraded to Uconnect® 8.4A AM/FM/SXM/BT or Uconnect® 8.4AN AM / FM / SXM / HD / BT / NAV, optional 9 Amplified Speakers with Subwoofer, and optional Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls.  Ask your All-Star sales consultant to show you full details regarding the equipment on the Power Wagon pickup.

Get into All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take the 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon for a test drive now!  All-Star is the leading Dodge Ram dealership near Oakville and has the expertise to get you into the truck you want without the hassle.  Come by and save on your next Ram purchase today!

Questions To Ask Before Buying A Dodge Ram Truck

Acronym Faq - Frequently Asked QuestionsAt All-Star’s Fenton Area Dodge Ram dealership, buyers get the help they need to find the perfect truck for their specific needs.  This is an important aspect of the buying process and our team know how to get it right.  Today, let’s go over five of the most important questions you’ll want to ask yourself when considering a new Dodge Ram truck for sale near Fenton!

  • Question #1 – How much capability do I need?  Ram Trucks offer Light Duty and Heavy duty models to fit the needs of a diverse range of buyers.  Light Duty models feature a max payload of up to 1,900 pounds and a max towing capacity of up to 10,650 pounds.  Heavy Duty models feature a max payload of up to 7,390 pounds and a max towing capacity of up to 30,000 pounds.
  • Question #2 – How much weight will I be hauling?  Think about what you normally haul.  This will include your Curb Weight, Cargo Weight, Passenger Weight, Trailer Cargo, and Trailer Weight.  Combined this number is your GCVW or Gross Combined Vehicle Weight.
  • Question #3 – Max payload or Max towing?  These two number directly affect one another like this – As your payload increases, you will need to lighter your trailer weight.  As your payload increase, you can increase your trailer weight.
  • Question #4 – What features do I need and how do they affect towing?  The features of your truck will directly change the amount you can tow with the truck.  Think about features like cab size, box length, wheel drive, and transmission when considering your ability to tow with the truck you are thinking to buy.
  • Question #5 – What axle ratio is right for my needs?  You axle ratio needs to be balanced so that you can maximize both your power and engine efficiency.  Tell your dealer how much you plan to tow and how often in order to make the right axle ratio decision.

Get into All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram right now and let our team help you design the perfect truck to fit all of your personal, work, and towing needs!

4 Facts To Consider When Purchasing Your New Ram Truck

Glossy 3d iconFinding the right Dodge Ram truck for sale near Clayton isn’t as easy as choosing your favorite color pickup from the lot.  Most individuals choose to drive a truck because they have certain needs to take into consideration.  Today, the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wants to give you information on four major factors to think about before making your Ram Truck choice.  Here they are:

  • Cab & Box Size – When considering your truck’s cab and box size, you will need to weigh your options based upon whether you need to haul and tow more weight or you need to carry more passengers.  This is because a smaller cab will give you extra hauling capacity, but less room for passengers.  A larger cab is opposite and gives more passenger space with a slightly reduced tow/hauling capacity.
  • Towing & Payload Capacity – While your truck’s towing and payload specification are important, you will also want to get your truck’s GCVW.  Your GCVW calculation will give you a total weight the truck can handle.
  • Axle Ratio – The key to axle ratio is finding the right ratio to accommodating your towing needs while still upholding your non-towing performance.  Maximize both your power and engine’s efficiency by thinking about how much weight you will need to two and how often you will be towing it.
  • Wheel Drive – A 4×2’s reduced  curb weight is great for those who want a little more towing and payload capacity, but a 4×4 gives that extra control when driving in unpredictable weather or road conditions.  Assessing those areas will determine which one works best for your everyday needs.

Now that you understand your needs based upon these four determining factors, you can safety make an engine and transmission choice that will accommodate those needs.  For more information and assistance with this process, give the team at All-Star’s Dodge Ram dealership near Clayton a call today!

2015 Ram Power Wagon Named ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ by Editors at Four Wheeler

Silver CupOn March 2nd, it was announced that the 2015 Ram Power Wagon had been named “2015 Pickup Truck of the Year” by the editors at Four Wheeler. In order to win the 2015 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition, participating vehicles had to outperform all the rest across five key categories.  These categories include: Trail Performance, Empirical Data, On-Pavement Performance, Interior, and Exterior.  To qualify to take part, a vehicle must either be new or have had undergone substantial mechanical revision in comparison to the last model year.  According to Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC, “Factory-built and engineered, our Power Wagon is, by far, the most capable off-road pickup available in production.  The Four Wheeler magazine staff is loaded with off-road expertise. We’re honored that they have again named the Ram Power Wagon with their Pickup Truck of the Year award.”

Based upon the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab, the 2015 Ram Power Wagon offers additional off-road-specific upgrades to make it significantly outperform all other factory pickups.  The Ram Power Wagon features options like:

  • 6.4-liter HEMI with best-in-class 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Optional 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission connected to a part-time, manual-engagement BorgWarner BW 44-47 transfer case
  • Electric-locking front and rear differentials
  • Electronic disconnecting sway bar
  • Bilstein shocks
  • 33-inch off-road tires
  • Underbody skid plate protection
  • 4.10 axle ratio
  • Custom-built Warn® 12,000-pound winch

For more details about the Four Wheeler 2015 Pickup Truck of the Year award, visit FourWheeler.com today!

You will find the area’s largest selection of off-road capable vehicles at All-Star’s Clayton area Dodge Ram dealership.  In fact, our team guarantees to find you the most-capable new Dodge Ram near Clayton.  Whatever you need, our team will take care of it for you.  Visit our pickup truck showroom for a full look at everything we have to offer soon!

 

 

2015 Dodge Ram 3500 Options Groups

holding car key When looking to upgrade your new 2015 Dodge Ram 3500, it is best to talk with your sales representative about the benefits of doing so with an options group.  These grouped options packages give you more for your money and often meet your needs in a more complete way than with individual features.  Here are just a few of the packages you will find on new Dodge Ram trucks for sale near Saint Charles.

Chrome Appearance Package – This group includes: Bright Front Bumper; Bright Grille; Bright Rear Bumper; 17-Inch x 6.0-Inch Steel Wheels (Unavailable with some configurations); Bright Wheel Skins (Unavailable with some configurations); and 18-Inch x 8-Inch Steel Chrome Clad Wheels (Unavailable with some configurations).

Cold Weather Group – This group includes an Engine Block Heater and Winter Front Grille Cover.

Customer Preferred Package 22A – This group includes a 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio upgrade.

Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep Group – This group includes either a 220-Amp Alternator or 180-Amp Alternator, depending on your configuration.

Lusury Group – This group includes: Black Mold-In-Color Exterior Mirrors; Comfort Group; Heated Front Seats; Heated Steering Wheel; Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel; 7-Inch Multi-View Cluster; Glove Box Lamp; Overhead Console with Garage Door Opener; Power Black Trailer Tow Mirrors w/Power Fold-Away; Power Folding Mirrors; Rear Dome with On / Off Switch Lamp; Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/Microphone; Sun Visors with Illuminated Vanity Mirrors; and Universal Garage Door Opener.

Popular Equipment Group – This group includes: Cloth 40 / 20 / 40 Bench Seat; 40 / 20 / 40 Split Bench Seat; Front Armrest with Cup Holders; Rear Folding Seat; Floor Covering Carpet; Front and Rear Floor Mats; Remote Keyless Entry ; and SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/ 1-Yr Radio Subscription.

Power and Remote Entry Group – This group includes: Exterior Mirrors with Turn Signals; Exterior Mirrors with Courtesy Lamps; Exterior Mirrors with Heating Element; Power Black Trailer Tow Mirrors w/Manual Fold Away; Power Door Locks; Premium Door Trim with Map Pocket; Power Windows with Front One-Touch-Down Feature; and Remote Keyless Entry.

Get into All-Star’s Saint Charles area Dodge Ram dealer for more details on these packages today!

The Used 2013 Ram 2500

Year 2013If you are looking for a used Dodge Ram truck for sale near Wentzville, MO – All-Star Dodge is the place to shop!  Today, take a look at the many features you will find when looking at the used 2013 Ram 2500.

Basic Configuration and Trim Level Information

  • Three Cab Styles including two-door regular; four-door Crew Cab; and four-door Mega Cab.
  • Regular Cab models come with a standard long bed,  Crew Cabs come with either a long or short bed, and Mega Cabs come with a bigger cabin and shorter bed.
  • Regular Cab trims include Tradesman or SLT.
  • Crew Cab trims include Tradesman, SLT, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Power Wagon.
  • Mega Cab trims include SLT, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.

Standard and Available Features Information

  • Tradesman trims include: 17-inch steel wheels, black grille/bumpers, vinyl upholstery/flooring, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, air-conditioning, cruise control, electronic vehicle information display, tilt steering wheel, six-speakers, USB/iPod, and auxiliary audio jacks.
  • SLT trims include: chrome exterior trim, chrome-clad wheels, electronic trailer brake control, heated side mirrors, sliding rear window, cloth upholstery, full power accessories, keyless entry, and satellite radio.
  • Laramie trims include: polished alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, heated/ventilated front seats, power memory driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, auto-dimming mirrors, 8.4-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, nine-speaker surround-sound, and digital music storage.
  • Laramie Longhorn trims include: color-keyed bumpers, spray-in bedliner, remote start, rear park assist, HD radio, bucket seats/console, heated rear seats, and navigation system.
  • Power Wagon trims include: tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, manual transfer case, 4.56 axle ratio, electronically locking differentials, 12,000 pound power winch, front antiroll bar, rooftop running lights, foglights, quad headlights, and Bluetooth.

Powertrain Specifications:

  • Available rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
  • Standard  5.7-liter V8 engine offering 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and a six-speed automatic.
  • Optional 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline-6 offering 350 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque when paired with a six-speed manual transmission.  Bueyrs can also choose a six-speed automatic that offers up to 385 hp and 850 lb-ft of torque.

Visit All-Star Dodge Ram dealer near Wentzville to take a used truck test drive today!

Used Truck Spotlight On the 2012 Dodge Ram 2500

2012 New Year TargetSo, you’re looking for a used Dodge Ram truck for sale near Bridgeton?  What a great choice!  Used Ram Trucks offer a nice price, all the features you want, and the reliability you want in a pre-owned vehicle.  Today, let’s quickly take a look at the body styles and trim levels you’ll find while shopping for a 2012 used Ram Truck 2500.

Body Style and Trim Options Breakdown

2012 Ram 2500 Regular Cab – Buyers get a long bed and choice of the ST or SLT trim.

2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab – Buyers get to choose a short or long cargo bed and from the following trims: ST, SLT, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Power Wagon.

2012 Ram 2500 Mega Cab – Buyers can expect a short cargo beg, larger cabin and the choice of SLT, Laramie, and Laramie Longhorn trims.

So, what do the trim levels come with?  Here’s a quick run-down.

ST trim – 17-inch steel wheels, black grille/bumpers, vinyl upholstery and flooring, 40/20/40-split front bench seat, air-conditioning, electronic vehicle information display, tilt steering wheel, six-speaker stereo, CD player, and auxiliary audio jack.

SLT trim – Chrome exterior trim, chrome-clad wheels, electronic trailer brake control, power-folding/heated side mirrors, sliding rear window, cloth upholstery, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, and satellite radio.

Power Wagon – Tow hooks, skid plates, all-terrain tires, manual transfer case, 4.56 axle ratio with electronically locking differentials, power winch with 12,000 pounds of capacity, front antiroll bar, rooftop running lights, foglights, quad headlights, and Bluetooth.

Laramie – Polished alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seating, heated front seats, power driver seat with memory, power-adjustable pedals, auto-dimming mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, nine-speaker surround-sound audio system, digital music storage, and iPod integration.

Laramie Longhorn – Color-keyed bumpers, remote start, rear park assist with rearview camera, bucket seats/console, ventilated front seats, and navigation system.

Get the used Bridgeton area Dodge Ram truck you want by visiting All-Star Dodge Ram today!

Find Your Perfect Dodge Ram Truck Using These Tips!

Saint Charles Area Dodge Ram Trucks For SaleWhen purchasing your new Dodge Ram truck near Saint Charles, there are some key functions you’ll need to pay close attention to.  The question below are designed to help you choose the right Ram truck for your personal and business needs.

  • What kind of capability ratings do you need?  Light Duty Ram 1500 pickups can handle a maximum payload of up to 1,930 pounds and have a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds when properly equipped.  Heavy Duty Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups can handle a maximum payload of up to 7,320 pounds and have a maximum towing capacity of 30,000 pounds when properly equipped.
  • How much does everything weigh?  Buyers need to think about their Gross Vehicle Weight and Gross Trailer Weight.  These two number combine to give you your Gross Combined Vehicle Weight.  Your Gross Vehicle Weight is the total weight of a fully loaded vehicle.  This number should include passengers and payload, excluding all towing. Your Gross Trailer Weight includes your trailer and all cargo.  Combine those two totals and you will know your Gross Combined Vehicle Weight.
  • What is MAX Payload versus MAX Towing?  Remember that your towing and payload weights affect one another.  Take a look at www.ramtrucks.com for an interactive tool that demonstrates the relation.
  • What features affect your towing capability?  Your cab size, box length, wheel drive, and transmission all work together to influence how much your truck can tow and haul.
  • How do I choose an Axel Ratio?  Buyers need to remember that a higher axle ratio offers more towing power and quicker acceleration.  A lower axle ratio will give you better engine efficiency and a quieter vehicle operation.  Finding the balance that works for you will be key.

Visit All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for more details regarding the Ram truck purchasing process!

2014 Dodge Charger Specs

New Dodge Cars St Louis InventoryTake one of these impressvie 2014 Dodge Charger models for a test drive by visiting your North County Dodge Cars dealership, All-Star Dodge today!

2014 Dodge Charger SE – Starting at just $26,295, the 2014 Dodge Charger SE model features: Iconic Design with a Scalloped Hood and Doors, Integrated Dual Exhaust and a 164-LED Racetrack Taillamp, 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with 292 HP,  up to 31 HWY MPG when equipped with available Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission, 17-inch Aluminum Wheels, Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Brakes, 4.3-inch Uconnect® Touchscreen, and Keyless Enter ‘n Go™ with Push Button Start.

2014 Dodge Charger SXT – Starting at just $29,295, the 2014 Dodge Charger SE model features: Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission with 31 HWY MPG, Class-Exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect® Touchscreen+, 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat and Heated Front Seats, and Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shifter, Remote Start and Fog Lamps.

2014 Dodge Charger SXT Plus – Starting at just $31,295, the 2014 Dodge Charger SE model features: 8-Inch Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels, Premium Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats with 12-Way Power Driver and Front Passenger Seats, Heated Front and Rear Seats,  and Heated Steering Wheel.

2014 Dodge Charger R/T – Starting at just $30,495, the 2014 Dodge Charger SE model features: 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology,  25 HWY MPG, 18-Inch Polished Aluminum Wheels, Performance Suspension, Exhaust and Brakes, and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps.

2014 Dodge Charger R/T Plus – Starting at just $32,495, the 2014 Dodge Charger SE model features: Premium Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats, Power 12-Way Power Driver and Front Passenger Seats, Heated Front and Rear Seats, and Heated Steering Wheel.

2014 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track – Starting at just $34,495, the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T Road & Track model features: 20-Inch Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels, Rear Spoiler, Matte Black Grille,  Heritage R/T Badging, Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters with Sport Mode, 3.06 Axle Ratio, High Speed Engine Controller, Performance Leather-Trimmed Seats with Suede Inserts.

2014 Dodge Charger R/T Max – Starting at just $36,995, the 2014 Dodge Charger R/T Max model features: Sport Perforated Heated and Ventilated Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats, Beats Audio™ 10-Speaker Premium Sound System with a Subwoofer and 552-watt Amplifier, 8.4-inch Uconnect® Touchscreen with Premium Garmin® Navigation, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist, ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Forward Collision Warning.