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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!

Why is Auto Service So Important?

Service Center at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis

We all know we are supposed to properly maintain our auto vehicles, but what exactly does that mean, and why? Today we want to talk about why it is important to get all of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler cars, trucks, and SUVs serviced at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Louis.

Regularly servicing your car can make the difference between it running smoothly and fuel efficiently, and the risk of it breaking down and incurring an expensive and unexpected repair. It can be a false economy to avoid regular car servicing, since expected wear and tear requiring minor maintenance, can fast become a costly major repair or replacement.

The service schedule for your vehicle will depend on the manufacturer and also depend on the car’s mileage and age.

“We have defined an Interim Service as having 35 main action points including, four changes and four top-ups. The changes include engine oil, oil filter and wheel nut torque (depending on the vehicle’s mileage and manufacturer specification). The dealership will also check and change the tire pressure and top up the clutch fluid, power steering reservoir, brake fluid level and windscreen washer if required.”-automyze.theaa.com

The dealership will also perform checks on other parts of the vehicle and if these parts need changing they will communicate this with you in advance of carrying out the work to make sure you are aware of what additional work is required and whether any further costs may be incurred.

If you have any questions on the kind of servicing done on at the All Star service center, just ask! Their friendly and factory trained technicians would love to answer any questions that you might have. Stop by the All Star service center today!

Parts are Pivotal!

Parts Department at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles

Where do you go when you need new parts for one of your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler cars, trucks, or SUVs? Do you just head to the local parts store and buy whatever they tell you fits your vehicle make and model? Sure you can trust them we suppose, but is that really the best choice for your beloved vehicle? We think that the better choice is to buy all of your parts from the auto parts department at All Star Dodge near Saint Charles.

But why is it better to buy your parts from the dealership? Well, here are a few pros:

  • Easier to choose your part: If you go to the parts counter at a dealership and ask for any part, you’ll usually get one type. You don’t have to worry about assessing the quality of different brands and prices. Not to mention that the friendly staff at All Star can share with you tips for making the installation process a little bit easier.
  • Greater assurance of quality: The OEM part should work exactly as the one you are replacing. It is what the vehicle was manufactured with and provides a peace of mind in its familiarity and performance. Using the correct part means that you will get the most efficiency out of your vehicle.
  • Comes with a warranty: Most automakers back up their OEM parts with a one-year warranty. And if you get your car repaired at the dealer, they’ll usually stand by their labor as well.

If you need help figuring out which parts you need for your Dodge, Ram, Jeep, or Chrysler vehicle, stop by All Star and talk with a member of their team. They would love to assist you!

Let’s Talk 300 Models

Chrysler 300 at All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield

Want a powerful sedan with loads of style and fantastic drive-ability? If so, then you want the Chrysler 300 from All Star Chrysler near Chesterfield! This delightful car comes in a variety of trip options, so you are sure to find one that is just right for you! Let’s take a closer look at a few of the different trims on the Chrysler 300.

The basic 300 (or 300C in some countries) comes with standard 17-inch wheels, wheel covers, four-wheel disc brakes, single disc MP3 player, auxiliary input jack, power driver seat and a four-speed automatic transmission. It uses a 2,736 cc (2.736 L; 167.0 cu in) EER V6 making 190 hp (140 kW). In Canada, it comes standard with the Touring model’s 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6 engine. The vehicle comes with standard rear wheel drive and available all wheel drive. The basic 300 model was renamed to LX for 2008 and remains as the code-name for the platform.

The Touring model uses a 3,518 cc (3.5 L; 214.7 cu in) V6, producing 250 hp (190 kW) and 250 lb·ft (340 N·m) of torque, either a 4 or 5 spd transmission depending on the year and drive configuration, and comes with 17-inch aluminium wheels, AM/FM radio with CD player and auxiliary audio jack, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), remote keyless entry, leather trimmed seats, and SIRIUS satellite radio. This model was renamed Touring Plus for the 2009 and 2010 model years.

The Limited model included the Touring model’s 3.5 L V6 engine, generating 250 hp (190 kW) and 250 lb·ft (340 N·m) and either a 4 or 5 speed transmission depending on the year and drive configuration. Additional features included 18-inch chrome-clad aluminium wheels, anti-roll bars. (This information was compiled from chrysler.com.)

For more information on the Chrysler 300, head to the All Star Chrysler dealership today. They have so many wonderful cars, trucks, and SUVs!

Let’s Talk Luxury!

Rams Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood

For a long time, the pick up truck has been known as the work horse of automobiles. We know that the Ram trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near Kirkwood are highly capable vehicles that can handle nearly anything that you can throw at it. Ram was not happy just having highly capable trucks, they wanted to offer their customers something more. Ram wanted their customer to have luxury too. This is why we want to talk to you about the new Tungsten trim that is coming out for the Ram line of trucks.

Take notice — the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is pushing boundaries and redefining high-end extravagance in a full-size pickup. Drawing inspiration from the rare Tungsten metal for which it’s named, the 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is adorned in premium appointments and features a refined style.

The attention to detail on the Ram Limited Tungsten Edition is designed to surround drivers with the finest materials and to set the Tungsten apart from the crowd, with both luxury exterior styling and interior opulence and comfort.

The Ram Limited Tungsten Edition makes a statement everywhere it goes, announcing its presence with a Tungsten Chrome grille with large R-A-M lettering front and center.

“The Tungsten model goes on to turn heads as it drives by, adding a sport hood (1500 only) to the body-color matched bumpers, mirrors, door handles and running boards, and Black-surround headlamps. Across the back, body-color R-A-M lettering covers the tailgate, leaving the same bold impression coming and going. Tungsten Chrome accents and badging with uniquely painted Limited wheels complete the package.”-blog.ramtrucks.com

For more information on the Tungsten trim on the Ram trucks, stop by All Star Dodge Ram today! You can get your Ram truck today!

Ram 1500 Details!

Ram 1500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country

We are so excited for the 2019 Ram 1500 and we want to shout it from the rooftop! It won’t be long now and the 2019 Ram 1500 will be at All Star Dodge Ram near Town and Country. Today we want to share with you some of the details on the 2019 Ram 1500!

There are many details on this uncovered prototype that clearly match the heavily shrouded Ram 1500 prototypes that have been caught over the last couple of weeks: First, the placement of the shark-fin antenna is an exact match. Second, the interior A-pillar grab handle is identical in both the covered and uncovered trucks. Third, the trucks are riding on the exact same six-lug wheels. Fourth, the same assembly details are visible under the rear wheel well, telling us that the covered and uncovered trucks are the same animal.

The prototype’s headlights and taillights are revealed completely free from disguise. The headlights’ new shape is shown in profile in the less disguised photo along with further details revealed in the LED lighting details visible behind the mesh on another camouflaged prototype. The Ram 1500’s headlight design will be slimmer and more aggressive than on the current model. The undisguised taillights show LED strips that match perfectly the LED strips visible behind the camouflage mesh.

Although it wasn’t captured in photos, we were able to visually confirm that the less camouflaged Ram test truck was still fitted with a variant of Dodge’s familiar crosshair grille on this particular trim package. (This information was compiled from news.pickuptrucks.com, ram.com, as well as our own looks at the spy shots.)

Get your Ram 1500 at All Star today! We are sure that you will love how how this powerful truck handles!

Ram 3500 Top in Class Performance!

Ram 3500 at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville

We are so pumped for the 2018 model year! FCA has decided to make some wonderful changes to a lot of the vehicles including the Ram 3500 that will soon be available at All Star Dodge Ram near Mehlville. We are anxiously  awaiting the Ram 3500’s arrival because it has been named top in its class for performance – let’s talk about why and how the Ram 3500 got this award.

The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup has received upgrades that put it at the top of its class when it comes to torque and towing capabilities, the company announced. A revamp to the optional 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine pushes output to a segment-best 930 lb-ft of peak torque, 30 more than in 2017. To fully leverage that extra muscle, Ram Engineering developed a new fifth-wheel tow hitch that allows the 3500 Heavy Duty pull up to a 30,000-pound trailer.

To get the extra torque, the revised Cummins V8 now has a higher boost limit thanks to a new variable-geometry turbo unit and an increased fuel-flow rate. Ram points out these changes do not impact efficiency or durability. With a 30,000-pound capacity, the new fifth-wheel hitch will permit the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup to haul a trailer that previously could only have been handled by a Class 4 or Class 5 truck.

“Ram maintains capability leadership by delivering the highest-ever torque rating for a pickup truck and heaviest fifth-wheel trailer towing capacity,” noted Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands for FCA. “We understand the attributes most important to our customers within the heavy-duty segment; they demand hard-working, long-lasting capability.” The 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup arrives in dealerships this month.

For more information on the Ram 3500, 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.

More Power!!!

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!

Ram Trucks Getting Sporty

New Ram Trucks at All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters

It’s no secret that Ram trucks are incredibly powerful and delightful to ride in. We are really excited to report that for 2018, it looks like the Ram line up of trucks is getting a little more sporty. We want to explore that new sporty look here today.

Ram is continuing to slowly phase out its brand’s cross-hair grille, as the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport and Ram Heavy Duty pickups equipped with the Sport Appearance package adopt a variant of the snout found on the Laramie Longhorn, Limited, and the new-for-2018 Ram Limited Tungsten trims. As on those Ram trims, the 2018 Sport and Sport Appearance package’s body-color grille is distinguished by its pig-like nostrils and large “R-A-M” script and is paired with either black or chrome wheels and badges.

The cross-hair grille design can be traced back to the 1986 Dodge Ram. Now that Ram is no longer a part of the Dodge brand, it’s not surprising the relatively young truck brand is trying to separate itself from its Dodge brand mates that also use the cross-hair grille.

“The new-for-2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn Black continues to bear the cross-hair mug of Rams past. Looking much like the Ram 1500 Black Express that was introduced in 2013, the Big Horn Black features black paint, black wheels, black badges, and black headlight bezels. Unlike the lesser Ram 1500 Black Express, the 2018 Ram 1500 Big Horn Black features convenience items such as an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display.”-caranddriver.com

Head to All Star Dodge Ram near St. Peters to learn more about the Ram truck line up and to learn more about the changes that we expect to see for the next model year. The 2018 Ram trucks should be at All Star later this year!