Fords beer cans need a good crash test rating because they cant build a truck with good brakes. This is an obvious test mule we're looking at. At the very least it would allow Fiat to be more competitive in the "best in class" marketing strategies. In fact, the dualie truck bed, which appears to be from a 2007 Ram 3500, has been grafted aft of the regular-cab cabin. I doubt this is indicative of much- quick way to havfe something covering fenders, mount fuel fillers, lights, etc. Hemi V8's "problem free" Ram also had a major transfer case gear oil leak. Light car or truck will survive crash test against static ,solid barrier better than heavy one , with the same safety countermeasures. Try hard as you can but the best never rest. External fan came on a few times as soon as the truck was started while we moved the truck in and out of our shop and would not shut off unless we turn engine off and restarted truck. The next day the fire inspector informed me that there was a recall that was not performed on the truck and the defect was a switch under the hood that caused engine fires. Such a vehicle would be ideally suited to do battle with the upcoming Ford F-450 Super Duty, a model that, in its previous generation, claimed top towing rights away from the Ram brand for a time. Separately, Ford will recall 38,000 model year 2015 and 2016 low-roof Ford Transit vans to inspect and adjust side-curtain air bags that may be incorrectly positioned in some vehicles. Did the fan keep coming on because the computer was telling the truck something was hot? Spied: 2018 Ram 5500 Regular-Cab Dualie Long Bed, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e--OQqvzmiA, 2021 Jeep Gladiator Overland EcoDiesel Quick Spin, 2021 Ford F-150 Has the Right Features for the Right Time, 2022 GMC Hummer EV Has Underbody Cameras, Jacked Air Suspension for Off-Road Prowess, Cheap Thrills: Driving Chevrolet's $45,000, 420-hp 2020 Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss, 2020 Jeep Gladiator, 2019-2020 Ram 1500, 2500 Seat Belt Retractors: Recall Alert. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Affected are 2016 model year Ford Explorers and Lincoln MKCs from the 2015 and 2016 model years. The frame is still the slightly longer CC version with 60" Cab-axle.
There is no reason to buy a Ram truck. On this test mule, the placement of the blue-capped urea filler and the green-capped diesel filler are consistent with their placement on current Cummins-powered Ram 5500 chassis-cab trucks. Conversion of Class 5 Ram 5500 Crew Cab included adding fuel capacity for a total of 170 gallons. The fire department arrived about 20 minutes into the fire leaving the truck completely nonexistent. You can bet Ford intends on regaining its crown with the next F-450. is the bed strong enough? | May 13, 2016 4:45:22 PM. It is more an irritant to Ford's marketing folks than it is a real response to the demands in the market for an HD in the Ram lineup. Is the Ram brand finally going to bring a more attainable, real-world version of the Long-Hauler concept to showrooms? The Ram 5500 pickup features a modified dual-rear-wheel cargo box bolted to its frame because all chassis cab trucks, regardless of make, have … Ford Super Dooty, http://www.leftlanenews.com/2016-ford-super-duty-burns-to-the-ground-during-testing.html. Wiring and bumper mounting are two more challenges, as evidenced by this vehicle’s cobbled-together appearance. The really good news neither is very common on US roads so the likelihood of being hit by either or being inside either is pretty remote. Thirdly, Ford said it would recall about 4,800 heavy trucks F-650 and F-750 to replace parking brake connector clips. I am not bashing ford. Well it's been months and nothing has been done by Ford?? Ford said it will replace heaters in the affected vehicles with an updated version. Ford=Stripping trucks down so they can claim best in class, lol. Ford guys are the biggest cry babies..followed by GM & Mongolian Imports.. Every RAM article they mock Chrysler ,yet on a Ford article lets say 4/20 posts on a single Ford article slam Ford, Ford guys cry and say RAM guys are the worst for spamming .. The 4500 and 5500 have completely different chassis compared to the 3500, so the latter’s pickup box doesn’t fit onto the former’s body. No doubt this could tow, but hauling could be a different story. Compare Companies. Ford said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries linked to this recall. It only said it once so I can't remember exactly. It didn't repeat it.
On the other hand you cant swing a dead cat without hitting 50 half ton trucks in the US... And when you spend more than 35K on a consumable asset the hurtles down the road at highway speeds easily a consumer demanding his product meet/exceed the highest current standards by gov and private crash testing is not unreasonable. Also, the wiring harnesses' looms reportedly need to be adapted for the combination we captured. http://www.customduallytruckaccessories.com/images/truck-nutz-dodge.jpg, Still a FIAT and GM and FORD said hell no to a merger lol, Looks like something only FIAT could dream up. Chrysler wants to toughen-up the image of the Ram pickup.
Ram the only choice for me. There is only 1 MILITARY GRADE truck that has a good crash test rating, FORD FSUPERDUTY, HARDEST WORKING TRUCKS ON THE PLANET!!!!!!! Could this particular bed hold up to the punishments the 5500 can throw into the bed? I then got in the truck and drove off. Due to its primarily utilitarian functions, a pickup truck’s bed is not usually seen as an object for upgrade, although it may significantly expand pickup capabilities. "The engine block design, coupled with the particular block heater installed in these vehicles, causes the unit to be susceptible to overheating when the vehicle is parked and the block heater is plugged in –increasing the risk of an underhood fire," Ford said. While the Long-Hauler concept was a truly mammoth creation, the test mule we see here is something more mainstream in terms of scale.
Vehicle Imagery licensed from EVOX Images, Concept Cars, dodge ram, pickup truck, pickup, ram, pick-up truck, pick-up, Dodge Ram Long-Hauler Concept Truck revealed - cost $750 to fill tank, https://www.motor1.com/news/26642/dodge-ram-long-hauler-concept-truck-revealed-cost-750-to-fill-tank/, Finally! AHahahaha look at that twerp Hemi V8 posting articles from 2014. Are Ram product planners looking to add a new pickup truck variant to its 5500 range?
My Ford burnt to the ground from one of its millions of FIRE RECALLS!!!! Reading is not your strong suite. I'm enjoying my Class leading Prospector.
Fuel capacity has also been added - lots. When we reported on the relaunch of adjustable air suspension gurus AccuAir, we only had their Insta... “The rumors are true. That would set the stage for a Ram 4500 or 5500 pickup, giving truck customers two 10-lug options for their tow machines. I am beside myself with this. Why did the battery light come on (I did take a picture of the dash when I was pulling into the shop after we picked it up from getting decals and it shows the light on. I've owned the rest now drive the best RAM. It will push other manufacturers to get better as well and I am sure, that all of them are working on it. The chassis-cab trucks reportedly don't have proper mounting points for the required truck bumper, so the rough treatment seen on this test truck makes sense.
Won't matter what ram does, ford will just add their magic spring dust, no need to enhance anything else. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 4 of 4 Posts ... 07.5 Dodge Ram 3500HD SLT 6.7L (SOLD) ... Was also looking at the longest wheelbase 5500; I like the Mega Cab conversions I've seen (the Longhauler and for fire departments), just don't know what something like that would cost. Ram, Ford and GM need to do something with product development to respond to the sharply slowing US economy. @Natethegreat Let Rams @$$ kicking commence. Other amenities include Wi-Fi capability, a laptop storage area and a safe inside the cabin.
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