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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!

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

Nothing Wrong with Some Friendly Competition

New Cars at All Star Dodge Ram near Ladue

In the auto industry, you are only as good as your last model. This is not necessarily a bad thing because it encourages competition between auto makers and ends up benefiting the customers because we end up with the very best that the different auto brands have to offer. When FCA was redesigning the next generation of the Ram 1500, they knew they would be going head to head with the Ford F-150. Today we want to take a look at what the Dodge 1500 is going to offer that will put it a cut above the Ford F-150 and the other trucks on the market.

The next-gen Dodge RAM is expected to make use of more mixed and matched lighter-weight materials, likely to provide some kind of weight savings for more fuel efficiency. With this, the longer and wider Dodge truck could actually beat the heavy, all-aluminum Ford F-150.

The Dodge RAM is not ready to completely abandon its longtime signature grille crosshairs, as the front of the vehicle looks just as aggressive and imposing as ever. Moreover, the RAM is upgrading its diesel engine, resulting in an even more powerful vehicle.

According to Car scoops, the freshened up appearance of the next-gen RAM continues at the rear with the adoption of new vertical taillights with a much more chiseled and angular shape and potentially, the utilization of LEDs. Also visible at the rear is an overhauled tailgate with bold creases and sharp lines.

These are just a few things that the Ram 1500 will have in its arsenal when it goes head to head with the other trucks in its class in the coming model year. We are sure that it will come out way ahead of the competition. For more information, head to All Star near Ladue today!

Feel the Sound of the Ram 1500

DETROIT MI/USA - JANUARY 14 2016: Dodge RAM 1500 Rebel truck grille at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

There is just something about the roaring sound of the engine of a truck, It’s a power that tells we somehow connected to our machine. When we hear it, it excites us! With the Ram 1500 at All Star near Glendale, there is a lot of a reason to get excited!

“The 2016 Ram Big Horn Crew Cab 3.6L is by far the best bang for your buck! The V6 models are very impressive on both power and fuel economy. Having owned 3 Dodge trucks prior to this recent purchase I was doubtful that the V6 model would be anything close to the mega cab hemi it was replacing. I remained open minded while shopping for this truck and decided to test drive the V6 model. Boy am I glad I drove this thing! The 3.55 gears with the towing package really utilize the engine power and that wonderful 8 speed transmission is smooth as butter. Fuel mileage is above what the window sticker claimed in city and highway driving. All aspects of this truck have been outstanding. The 8 inch touchscreen controls is a must have as well. If your in the market for a new truck, do yourself a favor and test drive one of these….you and your wallet will be amazed!! I must admit, this truck makes me enjoy driving all over again!” – Edmonds website

If you want a great truck that gets fuel economy without losing any of the torque or speed, then you need to get a Ram 1500 from All Star. You will love the roar of the lion that is the engine of the Ram 1500. For more information on the 1500, please head to the All Star dealership today, Their friendly team would love to assist you!

2016 Ram Trucks Lineup Preview!

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All-Star’s Florissant area Dodge Ram Truck experts understand your need for a hard-working pickup.  That’s why the entire All-Star team is so excited to give you a preview of the innovative offerings Dodge Truck brand will offer for 2016!

With two all-new mid-year offerings for 2015 (the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram 1500 Laramie Limited) , the Ram 1500 lineup is set to continue impressing buyers during the 2016 model year.  Here are your 2016 Ram 1500 highlights:

  • Industry leading fuel economy of 29 mpg on the highway from the exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.  This powertrain combination also offers  240 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and a towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds.
  • Best value half-ton truck on the market with a starting price of $24,970 MSRP plus $1,195 destination.  All entry-level Ram 1500 models offer a standard 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine.

For 2016, the Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty lineup is offering buyers the best in capability, towing capacity, and power.  Here are your 2016 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty highlights:

  • Best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.7-liter Cummins
  • Best-in-class 31,210 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class 17,9810 pounds with Ram 2500
  • Best-in-class 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
  • Best-in-class 410 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque with 6.4-liter HEMI V-8
  • Best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 39,100 pounds with Ram 3500
  • New Ram Laramie Limited featuring luxury materials like all-black, full leather seating, real wood interior components, and unique badges.

The 2016 Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab lineup has been engineered and designed for all daily work conditions, no matter how extreme.  Here are your 2016 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab lineup highlights:

  • Best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Ratings (GCWR) of 37,500 pounds
  • Best-in-class towing capability of 29,600 pounds
  • Best-in-class rear frame strength of 50,000 psi
  • Best-in-class dual-tank fuel capacity of 74 gallons
  • Optional ParkSense Packge with new front park-assist system
  • Bluetooth now available on entry-level radio systems
  • Exceeding customer expectations in the areas of capability, total cost of ownership, quality, reliability, dependability, power, and performance

Contact the Florissant area Dodge Ram truck sales experts at All-Star to inquire about this brand new lineup now!

Get Five Years of Select SiriusXM Services with a Qualifying 2015 Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, or Jeep Purchase

hand holding numberOn June 25th, it was revealed the Chrysler Group LLC and SiriusXM had paired up to offer a free five-year subscription for SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link to customers who purchase a properly equipped 2015 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram Truck vehicle.  This offer will also apply to select 2014 model year purchases made after July 1.  According to Al Amici, Head of Uconnect Systems and Services Chrysler Group LLC, “Chrysler group is proud to be working with SiriusXM to deliver connected services designed to help customers stay conveniently connected to their surroundings while maintaining focus on the road.  SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link are beneficial services that provide drivers with the daily information they need and use to stay informed on the latest entertainment updates and traffic and weather conditions.”

This very special offer will apply to Chrysler Group vehicles that are purchased with the following Uconnect systems:  Uconnect 8.4AN, Uconnect 8.4N, Uconnect 730N and Uconnect 430N.  The SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link features give drivers access to: traffic information including traffic speeds, accidents, construction, road closures, alternate route guidance, and mapping; detailed fuel prices and information on where to get the best deal on fill-ups; national weather conditions; sports scores and schedules; and local movie theater listings and ratings.

Don’t miss out on everything your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram dealer near Fenton, MO has to offer!  Come by All-Star in Bridgeton and get access to the best new Dodge Ram inventory in St. Louis!  While you are there, make sure to inquire about the new SiriusXM services subscription on properly equipped vehicles.  Your sales associate would be happy to show you just how Chrysler’s Uconnect systems function and can additionally show you some of the basic features provided by SiriusXM.  Contact your dealer representative for a test drive today.


The Used 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Outdoorsman Quad Cab!

car salesmanIf you are looking for a great used Dodge Ram pickup near Saint Charles, the used 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Quad Cab is perfect for you!  This “like new” option is perfect for those who want all the latest options without the new truck price!  Today, let’s take a look at what you can expect from this great used truck!

For the 2014 model year, the Outdoorsman package was available only the Ram 1500 featuring four-wheel drive.  Standard features for the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Outdoorsman package included: gray bumpers, larger gas tank, underbody skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, limited-slip rear differential, cloth bucket seats with console, two-tone paint, and fender flares.  When this package is added to the SLT model, drivers also get other standards like 17-inch alloy wheels, power windows, chrome exterior trim, dual gloveboxes, automatic headlights, locking tailgate, vinyl floor covering, air-conditioning,  40/20/40-split front bench seat, vinyl upholstery, tilt-only steering wheel, cruise control, speaker sound system, and auxiliary/USB inputs.   This truck could also be upgraded wit the optional Luxury Group.

This truck is also powered by a  5.7-liter V8 that offers 395 hp and 410 lb-ft and eight-speed automatic transmission.  This powertrain also gives drivers an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of up  to 17 mpg combined with 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Deciding on the right used Dodge Ram for sale near Saint Charles doesn’t have to a hassle.  Contact the team at All-Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram about their huge inventory and low prices.  You can also count on the best customer care and guaranteed financing when you choose the All-Star team.  There really is not reason to shop anywhere else for your used Ram 1500!

Why Buy a Used Dodge Ram Truck

used Dodge Ram in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a wide range of new and used Dodge Ram trucks in MO knows that the Dodge Ram 1500 offers responsive handling that elevates the RAM Brand as the best choice in its class.

Whether you are in the market for a new or used RAM you won’t be disappointed, the 2011 Ram lineup for example, has plenty of powerful engine selections to choose from.  The interior cabin is well appointed and considered as plush as many luxury cars, with a variety of smart storage spaces and high tech features that drivers really love.

“Beyond a plethora of cab configurations, Dodge is also offering two different levels of interior refinement. The base interior, in which we spent most of our time, is fine for most applications, with harder plastic better suited to a work site than a trip to the opera. It will be fine for most truck owners, though, with comfortable seats and armrests aplenty,” said auto reviewers about the2011 used Dodge Ram.

Dodge Ram trucks come well equipped to work harder than ever. The 2011 models are upgraded to look even more capable of towing and hauling than their predecessors with best in class towing capacity- the Dodge Ram is considered a real work horse. Dodge increased the number of storage bins twice fold in 2011 to 24 cubbies and nooks for busy truck drivers who need to organize their tools and equipment.

If you are in the market for a great used truck, be sure to consider the 2011 used Ram 1500 Outdoorsman or for even more luxury inside the cabin,  a Laramie Longhorn edition. The 2011 Ram Outdoorsman features trailer-towing upgrades, enhanced lighting, all-terrain tires, and underbody protection. A built-in fishing rod or rifle storage compartment is another available feature on this model. The Laramie Longhorn Ram is brand new for 2011 and represents the most luxury and hand-crafted detailing that you are likely to find available. It is loaded with top-notch materials. Soft touch materials and a hide-wrapped steering wheel abound.

Test drive a new or used Dodge Ram, or any other Dodge, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle of your choosing. Visit All Star Dodge, located near St. Louis,

New Ad Campaign for 2014 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty

Dodge Ram trucks in MOAll Star Dodge Dealer knows that Dodge Ram trucks near St. Peters will offer new 2014 “Groundbreaking” lineup of Heavy Duty models, according to Chrysler.

The RAM brand includes the light duty, heavy duty, and commercial truck models-all featured at this year’s Texas Auto Show.

In 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 took the honors for several awards including; Motor Trend’s 2013 “Truck of the Year,” the North American “Truck of the Year” and the “Truck of Texas.”   The new Ram Commercial lineup has a brand new commercial being introduced in order to continue the marketing momentum.

The Ram Truck ad campaign has been labeled; “Groundbreakers,” because the advertisement targets what Ram calls “Groundbreaking capabilities” in the new 2014 Ram Heavy Duty truck lineup.

The ad utilizes working men who showcase just how Ram HD trucks perform on the job. There are T.V. commercials, digital, print ads, and social media advertisements included in the new HD Dodge Truck campaign.

According to Oliver Francois, Chrysler Group Chief Marketing Officer; “‘Groundbreakers’ took inspiration from real men and women, who work the heart of this land day after day and don’t subscribe to the word impossible,”. “This decision to use real working people instead of actors was significant to the authenticity of the Ram Truck brand and our customers,” remarked Francois.

The new Dodge RAM HD trucks offer best in class towing of thirty thousand lbs. while delivering a whopping 850 lb. /ft. of torque with a 6.4 liter HEMI engine.

Reid Bigland, CEO of RAM Trucks stated; “The Ram Truck Brand’s Heavy Duty lineup provides truck owners with best-in-class power, payload, and towing capability that they need to get the job done, and these ads really bring those messages across.”

The new ads are being televised in a thirty second television commercial, narrated by none other than Sam Elliott.

Twitter and Facebook launched a “Groundbreakers” to allow for users to forward ideas on challenges for the Heavy Duty Ram Trucks to carry out. There is also a gaming section to challenge fans on their knowledge and invite them to share stories.  Weekly prizes as well as a grand prize will be offered, so be sure to check out the Ram Facebook page and don’t miss out!

2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty

Dodge RAM HD in MOAll Star Dodge, home of a wide selection of new Dodge trucks near Jerseyville knows that in the world of trucks the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is as big and tough as they come.  This four door truck is built to haul, tow and move just about anything, and it does so in style.

The truck is built on a heavy duty steel frame that has eight cross members for added strength and stability.  That frame allows not only the big body truck to sit on top, but helps to give this truck a 17,000 pound towing capacity, which can be increased to 30,000 pounds with all the available options.  To put it in perspective, that’s 15 tons of towing capacity or the ability to tow two full grown African elephants behind you!  Okay, maybe you don’t need to tow elephants, but if the need ever came about, this is the truck to do it in.

All jokes aside, this truck was made to work in almost any condition.  Dodge uses a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 in the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty, giving it an impressive 383 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.  All of this is mated to a high tech six speed transmissions that insures smooth transitions and consistent shifting even under load.

The interior of this truck offers you everything you would expect to find in any modern vehicle.  This big RAM offers Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen display, an information center tied into the gauge display so you can keep track of the truck’s performance and even three separate cup holders right between the seats.  There is also plenty of storage space with nooks and crannies abounding and a cavernous glove box that can swallow just about anything.

The 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is a massive work truck that is built to head to the site and take on the day’s challenges.  With the addition of four wheel drive, the 2013 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty is priced at around $41,000 depending on options chosen.