The seats are also new, including optional bucket seats with available leather trim, provide substantial bolstering and generous support. Mega Cab, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Power Wagon. Any help would be greatly appreciated. On the 2006 model four-wheel drive Dodge Ram Heavy Duty trucks is a recirculating ball steering system with a quick for pickups 13. The Cummins Turbo Diesel is also as durable as it is powerful. Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 Max. A huge 4x4 Dually, nimble? We found the Dually ride on open road and around construction sites to be firm, but not jarring.
. The 2006 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty features a number of new features. The Quad Cab Ram 3500, which weighs 7,200 pounds, boasts some 65 cubic feet on interior volume. Should the pavement end and the mud and snow begin, the four-wheel-drive Dually delivers a lot o traction. However, they do benefit from constant updating, such as the addition last year of a 2010-compliant diesel engine and six-speed automatic.
Then you add in the manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case with high- and low-ranges, and you have a versatile, powerful 4x4 system to utilize. You just have to get used to peeking around those big wide fenders to see what or who is beyond the tailgate. The Ram 3500 also has the highest maximum towing capacity of all the Rams with numbers that approach 16,000 pounds across all trims. In fact, we took digital sound readings at 65mph and found the diesel-powered 3500 Quad Cab 4x4 is just as quiet as the Quad Cab 1500 4x4 Hemi. A lot of the towing stability is related to the wide track provided by the dual wheels and the wheelbase of the long-bed chassis. It has a life-to-major overhaul interval of 350,000 miles, providing more than a 100,000-mile advantage over the competition. The conolse is fresh and an all-new, wide center stack contains a new audio system and new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning controls.
On all Dodge Ram 3500 series trucks, the rear suspension includes separate auxiliary leaves as part of the spring package for even greater load-carrying capability. Last redesigned for 2003, the Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 models aren't nearly as new as the latest from Ford and General Motors. Just like the other Rams, the Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 got a new Mega Cab that extends the cabin by 20 inches. This is by far and away the best combination for a Ram 3500 that is going to be used to move heavy loads. Bringing the nearly 12,000 pounds of boat and truck to a full stop from 60mph is done in a little more than 211 feet. The Dually hardly flinched with the 400-pounds of weight on the tongue, and as expected, the ride improved. The Cummins-powered Dually is a strong performer for a heavy duty pickup.
The popular Dodge Ram 3500 trucks serve many purposes - snow plow work, hauling and towing. However, as with the other Rams, the back seat can get a bit cramped. This setup provides precise response and on-center steering feel , which you quickly appreciate in a heavy-duty truck when making tight turns or maneuvering a trailer in close quarters. Not barn-burning numbers by any means, but still quite respectable for a truck that weighs nearly as much as three Dodge Neons. Finally, the Mega Cab has 142.
For that the new Dually 3500 is a well-suited—be it towing for work or play. To test ride quality with a load, we dropped a 4,300-pound Trophy Walkaround on the hitch to see how it would ride with a moderate load in tow. First off the truck weighs more than 7,000 pounds, so the tires—all six of them—are being planted heavily into the ground. Transmission light will come on and truck loses all. If you need help making a decision, just give us a call.
Last redesigned for 2003, the Dodge Ram 2500 and Dodge Ram 3500 models aren't nearly as new as the latest from Ford and General Motors. Despite any shortcomings, the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 does pretty much everything you'd expect from a top domestic pickup truck. This shows the harder you work the 3500 Series, the better the ride. Dodge says 90-percent of Heavy Duty Ram buyers tow with their trucks. What we saw during more than 300 miles of testing is the Ram 3500 Quad Cab 4x4 should deliver a cruising range of more than 600 miles on its 35-gallon fuel tank running empty to 300 or so miles towing a light- to medium-sized trailer. Those numbers drop to 9. To gain more ground clearance, remove the factory rake and add a set of larger tires, there are many leveling kit options to serve this purpose at an affordable price.
Towing and hauling ability are the very reasons buyers favor Heavy Duty Ram pickups. The 2006 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Cummins Turbo Diesel leads the heavy-duty segment with a class-dominating 610 lb. Fuel Capacity: 35 gals Cargo Bed: 98. Another element we liked on the Ram 3500 Dually is its nimble feel. In fact, with a 15,000-plus-pound towing capacity, you hardy notice anything less than 7,500 pounds is anchored to the hitch. In addition to the most torque available in a production heavy-duty pickup, the Dodge Ram Heavy Duty boasts towing capability of 16,400 lbs.
Overall, the Dodge Ram Pickup 3500's biggest selling points come from its powerful V8, high towing capacity, good passenger space in the Mega Cab, and smooth ride. Unladen, the nicely split gearing in the smooth-shifting 4-speed automatic is able to pull the 3500 4x4 to 60mph in 10. The Cummins Turbo Diesel also delivers best-in-class standard duty oil change intervals of 15,000 miles versus 7,500 for the competition. . . .