Are the 2016 Ram HD’s Output Figures Bogus?

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Are the 2016 Ram HD’s Output Figures Bogus?
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Ram has overtaken rivals in the heavy-duty pickup segment. When properly equipped, their 3500-model trucks are rated to tow a segment-leading 31,210 pounds. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys
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Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working… Continue Reading...

Data Recording Black Boxes Likely in All Cars by 2015: Senate Passes Bill

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Data Recording Black Boxes Likely in All Cars by 2015: Senate Passes Bill
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Black boxes in cars? We’ve reported on it before, but a bill requiring such devices has recently passed the U.S. Senate and is expected to fare the same in the House.  If it goes all the way, cars built after 2015 will all have tattlers to give specific information on a car’s activity. If implemented,… Continue Reading...

Ram HD Trucks Get New 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ram HD Trucks Get New 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
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Chrysler has announced that heavy-duty pickups in the company’s lineup will be available with a new six-speed automatic transmission for the 2012 model year. The Ram 2500 and 3500 HD models will receive the six-speed coupled with an available 6.7-liter Cummins High Output Turbo Diesel engine with 800 lb-ft of torque at 1,500 rpm and… Continue Reading...

DOT Proposes Data-Recording Black Boxes For All Light-Duty Vehicles

DOT Proposes Data-Recording Black Boxes For All Light-Duty Vehicles
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The United States Department of Transportation has proposed a plan to require all light-duty vehicles to be equipped with data-recording black boxes. The 197-page proposed document was released yesterday by the White House. NHTSA is also considering the meausure for heavy-duty trucks.  The electronic data recorders(EDR) are equipped to many vehicles already. GM began using… Continue Reading...

Hyundai and Chrysler Could Partner Up On Pickup Truck

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Hyundai and Chrysler could partner together for a full-sized truck based off of the Ram, after Chrysler’s deal with Nissan fell apart. Sources say that Hyundai approached Chrysler as late as February regarding a potential tie-up. Hyundai’s lineup is experiencing a renaissance in North America, but the Korean automaker lacks a full-size pickup truck for… Continue Reading...
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