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2011 Dodge Ram Adventurer

Dodge has unveiled a new version of the Ram 1500 called the Adventurer designed with unique styling touches and extra equipments to be more sporty and better value for money for those who want a fun pickup to truck but for whatever reason don’t want to buy the Ford Raptor!

The Ram Adventurer comes with body-colored grille with black honeycomb inserts, body-colored front fascia and body-colored rear fascia with chrome-tipped dual exhausts, fog lamps and 20-inch aluminum wheels with locking lug nuts. There’s also a locking tailgate, cargo lamp, rear-bumper step pad, 6” x 9” side-view mirrors and rear wheel-well liners.

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As for the engine, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 390 horsepower and 407 lb.-ft. of torque is the unit that powers it. There’s also choice of two optional rear-axle ratios (3.21, 3.92), anti-spin differential, engine block heater and trailer brake controller.

Standard features also include a 160-amp alternator, 26-gallon fuel tank, 3.55 rear axle ratio, 700-amp maintenance-free battery, four and seven-pin trailer wiring harness, heavy-duty front and rear shock absorbers, front and rear stabilizer bars, power rack-and-pinion steering, halogen headlamps,
heavy-duty engine and transmission cooling and a full-size spare tire.

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2011 Dodge Ram Pickup

Chrysler has also upgraded the Dodge Ram range for 2011 including the Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks and Dakota and heavy duty models.

The new models can be had with either a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine or the powerful 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel. The first does 390 horsepower and 20 mpg highway which is really astonishing.

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Ram trucks now boast these segment exclusives: coil spring rear suspension on Ram 1500 for best-in-class ride and handling, available RamBox® lockable and lighted bedside storage, in-floor storage on all Ram crew cabs and the largest cab in the market – Ram HD Mega Cab.

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Also returning for 2011 is the award-winning Ram Power Wagon. The Ram Power Wagon is the most capable factory-equipped off-road-ready pickup truck on the road. It’s equipped with electric-locking front and rear differentials, an electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 33-inch BFGoodrich off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, a 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch cleverly hidden behind the front bumper.

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2011 Dodge Durango

Chrysler and Dodge decided to give us a preview of the new Durango SUV as it’s getting prepared to hit the market in in the fourth quarter of 2010.

The redesigned Durango has become more luxurious inside and out and it’s still has an undeniable character. It’s not very pretty to be honest, but it’s certainly different!

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The car comes with new engines as well. There’s a a fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and a powerful 5.7-liter HEMI engine with fuel-saving, Multi-displacement system (MDS) four-cylinder mode as option. Both engines feature variable-valve timing (VVT) and are available with all-wheel drive.

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The upgraded interior which is made of high quality materials incomparable to the old models is also better equipped than ever and comes with 45 safety and security features, including standard front seat-mounted side air bags and standard side-curtain air bags that cover passengers in all three rows, as well as all-new standard active head restraints. Electronic Stability Control also is standard.

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2011 Dodge Ram Outdoorsman

Dodge has come up with a new feature package for the Ram Pickup trucks, called the Outdoorsman.

As the name suggests, it’s suited for outdoor enthusiasts and features most useful to hunters, fishermen, campers and boaters. It also has the coolest equipment ever fitted to any car ever, which is a built-in holster for you rifle!

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The Outdoorsman Ram also has a unique look thanks to Two-tone paint with Mineral Gray lower, Scratch-resistant steel bumpers, Black door handles minimize glare, and Wheel lip moldings and Outdoorsman badge.

Ram Outdoorsman Features


  • Standard Class IV receiver hitch properly equips Outdoorsman for towing campers, boats, ATVs and other trailers rated to vehicle’s max
  • Available integrated trailer brake controller with driver adjustability and easy-to-see instrument panel readout
  • Trailer brake controller is standard on 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duties
  • Standard lighted four- and seven-pin harness plugs — a Ram exclusive — offer multi-trailer adaptability and clean, above-the-bumper covered access any time of the day or night
  • Heavy-duty cooling, including a mechanical-electrical fan and transmission cooler, for larger loads
  • Limited-slip differential for improved off-road and towing performance
  • Available trailer-tow mirrors
  • Trailer-tow mirrors are optional on 2500 and standard on 3500
  • Available rear backup camera eases trailer hookups
  • Standard trailer-sway control improves towing confidence (Ram 1500 only)


  • Heavy duty 17-inch custom wheels handle bigger loads and offer stronger sidewalls to resist punctures when driving over sharp, rocky terrain. The on/off-road tread pattern provides traction on all highway and trail surfaces (LT275/70R17C OWL on Ram 1500 models; LT265/70R17E on Ram HD models)
  • Full-sized spare tire provides more security and functionality than restricted-use spare in the event of a flat
  • Tow hooks for retrieving disabled or immobile vehicles, clearing trails
  • Mud / slush mats protect front and rear carpets from dirt and moisture
  • 32-gallon fuel tank for extended operating range on Ram 1500 models
  • 34-gallon standard on 6’4″ box and 35-gallon tank standard with 8′ box on 2500 and 3500 models
  • Premium cloth front seats with a choice of buckets or a 40/20/40 split bench
  • Front center seat cushion or console storage help organize gear
  • Power 10-way driver seat for comfort on long trips
  • Power lumbar adjust for additional long-trip comfort
  • Rear 60 / 40 split folding seat for more flexibility in hauling passengers and cargo
  • Remote start and security group adds alarm system and convenience of a comfortable cabin after a day in the field or on the water
  • Standard front suspension skid plates on 4×4 models provide protection from off-road damage (Ram 1500 models)
  • Standard transfer case skid plate on 4×4 models
  • Additional lighting including:
    • Standard fog lights for improved inclement weather illumination
    • Quad halogen headlamps provide maximum visibility in remote areas
    • Ash tray lamp illuminates small items in center console
    • Exterior mirrors with courtesy lamps provide visibility outside truck’s cabin
    • Glove box lamp
    • Rear dome lamp with on-off switch
    • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Underhood lamp
  • Dash-mounted 115-volt auxiliary power outlet to charge the automotive batteries and electronic devices without the need for special DC car chargers
  • Auto-dimming, power heated foldaway exterior mirrors with supplemental signals clear fog and ice
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with fingertip audio controls reduces driving distractions
  • Overhead console with universal garage door opener, which can also be programmed to open multiple garage doors and electric gates
  • Rear view auto-dim mirror
  • Rear sliding windows on regular cab models

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Mopar At 2010 Moab Easter Jeep Safari

This year at the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari event in Utah, Chrysler and its in-house performance division Mopar turned up with a number ultra-cool off-road Jeeps and Ram pickups.

These are highly tuned high performance one-off machines by Mopar which might become available to order as special edition or extra packages.

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This magnificent convoy includes the Jeep Nukizer 715, which is a military vehicle with a carbon fiber nose, J8-specific 2.8-liter turbo-diesel, and massive 38-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, the new Dodge Ram Power Wagon with lifted axles and 40-inch BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrain tires powered by a 5.7-liter Hemi V8, Dodge Ram Runner which looks naughty with its 35-inch General Grabber tires and long-travel suspension, and a couple of specially prepared Wranglers with Hemi V8 engines and Mopar’s ProRock and PowerWagon performance axles.

source: straightline