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But How Does it Work?

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

Have you ever wondered how the engine on the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis works? Today we would like to provide you with a basic explanation on how the engine works. Remember, there is a lot more going on under the hood of the Ram 2500 than what we can explain here, but we think you are going to like learning about these powerful engines.

Most pickup trucks sold today have internal combustion engines. Passenger vehicles are powered by two main types of engines: compression, aka diesel, and spark ignition, aka gasoline.

Both spark ignition and compression ignition engines can work on a two- or four-stroke cycle. The more common of the two for automobiles, and certainly pickups, is the four-stroke. If we follow the path of the air entering a four-stroke engine, the strokes (or stages) in order are:

  1. Intake: The piston moves from top dead center to bottom dead center with the intake valve(s) open. If fuel is injected into the throttle body or intake manifold, then it is pulled into the cylinder with the air. If fuel is directly injected, then it may be injected near the end of the intake stroke and into the beginning of the compression stroke.
  2. Compression: All valves close and the piston moves from bottom to top dead center. Near the end of the compression stroke the spark plug fires, igniting the air-fuel mixture.
  3. Power: The piston moves from top to bottom dead center with all valves closed. The air inside the cylinder expands from the combustion of the air-fuel mixture. This provides the driving force for the engine.
  4. Exhaust: The piston moves from bottom to top dead center with the exhaust valve(s) open, pushing the exhaust out. (This information is compiled from news.pickuptrucks.com.)

Learn more about the Ram 2500 and its engine options at All Star Dodge Ram!

Ram 2500 Engines

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon

The Ram line of trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near O’Fallon are powerful working vehicles. They can take the rough jobs on without any strain. This got us wondering what makes the Ram 2500 trucks so capable. The answer is the engine options. Let’s explore those more here today.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 range: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in both Ram 2500 and 3500 spec, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque.

“The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively.While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drivetrain options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs, and the Ram 3500 can tow up to 30,000 lbs.”-motortrend.com

For more information on the Ram 2500 and its engines, head to All Star and take a test drive. Their team has the knowledge and experience to help you find the right truck and engine model for you. All Star knows that you need a truck that works as hard as you do. You need the Ram 2500. Head to All Star Dodge Ram today!

A New Limited Edition Ram 2500!

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near University City

We can’t help but get excited every time we learn that there is going to be a new trim put out on one of the many beloved Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and Jeep vehicles that are available at All Star Dodge Ram near University City. Today we want to talk about the Limited Edition Tungsten trim that will soon be available on the Ram 2500!

The high-end truck market is expanding as customers drop luxury SUVs for kitted-out trucks. The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition adds a number of new features inside and out that make the truck more premium than ever. On the exterior, the 2500 model gets a vented sport hood, body-color bumpers, mirrors, door handles, and running boards, and the massive chrome R-A-M grille. The black headlights are pulled from the Sport model, and the wheels from the Limited trim have a unique satin paint.

Ram boasts that the Limited Tungsten Edition has the first suede headliner in the pickup truck segment. Blue and indigo-colored accents are found on the instrument cluster, the steering, wheel, doors, and seats. The deep blue and tan interior is quite handsome and is well matched by the real wood trim. Special badging on the interior marks the model. (This information was collected from ram.com and autoblog.com.)

The luxury truck goes on sale later in 2017, with a base price of $55,120 for the 1500 Limited Tungsten Edition model (compared to $54,270 starting for a 1500 Limited). Prices go up as cabs and bed lengths get longer. (For more accurate pricing information, talk to the team at All Star.)

You will soon be able to get your Limited Edition Tungsten Ram 2500 at All Star. Take a test drive and experience why the Ram 2500 is one of the top selling trucks in America.

Should I Buy a New Ram?

Specials at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield

There are so many different inventory specials going on right now at All Star Dodge Ram near Chesterfield, that we just do not know where to start! So many Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars are on special right now that your head will spin! Today we will focus on a few of the reasons why you should buy a new Ram 2500 from All Star.

The base engine is powerful – If you don’t need the ultimate towing capabilities, the base V-8 engine should get the job done. It develops a solid 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. You will be able to climb hills with ease. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard. With the ability to pull more than 10,000 pounds, the base engine is far from being puny.

The diesel engine is HUGE! – The turbocharged diesel engine is for the drivers who need the maximum power. Ram tuned the monstrous Cummings engine to push out 370 horsepower and a commanding 800 pound-feet of torque. Even when hauling massive loads for the entire the day, the engine never seems to be fazed. You will be able to tow nearly 18,000 pounds.

You won’t find a better ride – “Pickup trucks have not always been known for offering a comfortable ride. However, the Ram 2500 gives you to feeling of riding in a luxury sedan. Its suspension system promises to keep you relaxed throughout the day. Because of its smooth ride, the Ram 2500 is more than just a work truck. It is certainly worthy of a long road trip.”-car-buying-strategies.com

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star and talk with a member of the team. They would love to take you on a test drive so that you can experience a top selling pickup truck!

 

So Many Options with the Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is a top performing pick up truck that is so incredibly diverse in its different trims options, that you are sure to find one that will suit how you drive and your driving lifestyle. Today we want to talk a little bit about some of the top trim levels on the Ram 2500.

The Big Horn  adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, chrome grille slats, foglights, remote ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), premium cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls.

The Laramie builds off the Big Horn /Lone Star and adds a standard 6.4-liter V8, two-tone paint, more chrome trim (including the bumpers), projector headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings, a six-way power front passenger seat (with power lumbar adjustment), heated and ventilated front bucket seats, a heated steering wheel and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system. The limited-slip differential is dropped as standard equipment but is available as an option.

“The Laramie Longhorn adds to the Laramie’s substantial features list by including a chrome mesh grille, cream-colored bumpers, running boards, a spray-in bedliner, remote ignition, a full center console, upgraded leather upholstery, wood interior and steering wheel trim, power-adjustable pedals (with memory settings), heated rear seats, a navigation system and HD radio.”-edmunds.com

There are quite a few other trims that we suggest that you look at – Dodge Ram has them all! There is even a off-road themed trim, known as the Power Wagon. Take a test drive of one of the amazing Ram 2500 trims today at All Star!

 

An Oldie, but a Goodie

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

The Ram pick up truck is one of the oldest vehicles in the truck segment, but is still hugely popular with customers. This is probably because it has been refreshed each generation that keep it competitive and desirable. We talked last month about some changes that were coming in 2019, but as it turns out, there will be some changes by 2018 too! We are so excited to share with you some of those changes today!

The biggest changes are coming on the Ram 1500 and Ram 2500 Sport and Big Horn Black models. The Sport model sits in the upper-middle of the Ram lineup. It’s a handsome truck, with dark emblems and body color bumpers and trim. The headlights get dark surrounds while the hood gets two scoops, similar to that on the Challenger. The big news for 2018 is the addition of the big, R-A-M grille. This ditches the iconic cross grille, replacing it with a wide, body-color piece with RAM in bold letters right in the center.

“The new Big Horn Black edition slots just below the Sport trim. Consider this the “murdered-out” model, with black on black on black. It’s a sleek look, with black paint, black wheels, and black trim. It has the traditional cross grille but swipes the hood from the Sport model. Both trucks go on sale later this year.”-autoblog.com

These are just some of the changes and refreshes that are coming in 2018. We are sure that the other changes are sure to be big hits as well. Head to All Star Dodge Ram near North County to take the Ram 1500 or Ram 2500 for a test drive. Before you know it, the new 2018 models will be on the lot for your purchasing pleasure soon!

Nothing Like a Ram 2500

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near North County

The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near North County is an incredible truck. It is powerful and capable while being comfortable and stylish. Today we want to talk a little more about this amazing automobile.

For 2017  Ram added a 4×4 Off-road package option for the 2500 Crew and Mega Cab 4×4 large pickup configurations when the truck maker begins rolling out the 2017 Ram 2500 HD truck this fall. The Ram 2500 is also available in Regular Cab configuration in 2-wheel drive (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). The various configurations are offered with either a 6-ft., 4-in. or 8-ft. pickup bed. The truck, which engages 4×4 mode easily, can plow across a field of grass and handle even rougher terrain with the Off-road package, which includes tow hooks in front and hill-descent control. A transfer case skid plate is featured along with a limited-slip differential and the truck rides on Bilstein shocks. The Off-road package is available on all trim levels of the 2017 Ram 2500 HD. (Information compiled from jdpower.com and ram.com.)

A fully loaded Ram 2500 can be outfitted with the Chrome Appearance Group that includes full chrome grille, surround, bumpers, chrome sidestep, mirror housings, and door handles plus chrome-finished wheels. The interior features can include charcoal leather seating, leather-covered console, with the dash and doors trimmed and accented in smooth gunmetal finish—a handsome combination and perfect for work and taking your special someone out for a night on the town.

We invite you to stop by All Star Dodge Ram and test drive one of these incredible pick up trucks. You will be able to experience all of the power that the Ram 2500 has to offer. Stop by All Star today and talk with a member of the All Star team!

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Let’s Talk Ram 2500 Powertrain

Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville

It is a very rare day when all we talk about is the powertrain of the Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Ellisville, but with the new 2017 Ram 2500 we knew that we had to share this information. It is important to know what is powering your pick up trick – after all, you expect it to handle any terrain and any hauling job.

Turbo Diesel Engine – Combine world-class capability with outstanding performance and you’ve got the available Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine. With a wide array of Best-in-Class and Class-Exclusive features and capabilities, the 6.7L Cummins engine turns your Ram 2500 into a dependable powerhouse.

Six Speed Manual Transmission – Modified for increased torque load of the base-output diesel engine, the Class-Exclusive available six-speed manual transmission also carries a wear-compensating clutch for like-new clutch pedal performance throughout the life of the drivetrain. This transmission is only available with the Proven and Legendary 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine.

Hemi Engine – If a turbo diesel isn’t your thing, you can always pick the Hemi. The available Heavy-Duty 6.4L HEMI V8 engine offers Ram 2500 series pickups the legendary power you’ve come to expect from both names. Two spark plugs per cylinder increase peak power and torque, reducing exhaust emissions.

Hemi Engine with Valve Timing – Want even more power? Then get the standard 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) gives the driver an efficient engine option without sacrificing performance. VVT provides optimal torque over a large RPM range and aluminum cylinder heads combine with hemispherical combustion chambers for outstanding airflow, leading to indispensable power and torque.

Learn more about the different powertrains on the 2017 Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram today!

Ram 2500 Power

Ram 2500 At All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale

In this day and age, you need a truck that will handle anything that you throw at it; rough terrains, heavy loads, and long hauls. The Ram 2500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Glendale is up for those very challenges. Those challenges not only require a strong body, but also a powerful engine. Today we want to talk a little bit about the different engines that are offered on the Ram 2500.

Three engine options lie at the core of the 2017 Ram 2500: a 5.7-liter V-8, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a 6.7-liter turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder. Both gas engines are paired with six-speed automatic transmissions; the diesel gets a six-speed manual option or a choice of two six-speed automatics. Both rear-wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models are available in the Ram 2500, with a wide range of cab styles and bed lengths.

The 5.7-liter that forms the base engine option is rated at 383 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 6.4-liter and output rises to 410 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The diesel, available in three specifications, pushes the 2017 Ram 2500 to beast mode, with up to 385 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque. The two lower-output versions of the diesel are rated at 350 hp / 660 lb-ft and 370 hp / 800 lb-ft, respectively. (This information was compiled from ram.com and motortrend.com.)

While a nearly infinite list of cab, bed, engine, transmission, and drive train options influence total towing capacity, the Ram 2500 can be configured to tow up to 17,980 lbs.

For more information on the Ram 2500, head to All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would be happy to take you on a test drive so that you can experience for yourself just how powerful the Ram 2500 truly is.

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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.)