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Used RAM 2500 at Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

When you are in the market for a used RAM 2500, you are in the market for one of the most powerful trucks made, and all of them have excellent engines, rugged suspensions, and durable exteriors. Sometimes you will see the RAM 2500 HD (written with an HD), which just highlights its Heavy Duty nature, but it is not different than the RAM 2500. There are 4x2 and 4x4 versions, and there are two proficient transfer cases as well. The suspensions, notably, are designed to withstand heavily-weighted loads for long periods of time, a stand-out trait in a pickup truck. Both the 2WD and 4WD versions use, up front, a 3-link coil spring with track bar, a stabilizer bar, and a solid axle. The rear suspension uses the same except increases the link number to 5! On all body styles of the used 2500, there are 6 airbags standard, as well as hydraulic-assisted power steering. This is the truck to check into at the very least for comparison in the market, but certainly to consider purchasing! Let's explore why by reading further below.

Engine Performance

  • Available 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel
  • Standard 5.7-liter HEMI V8 gas engine
  • 6.4-L HEMI V-8 gas-powered engine

Safety Features

  • Available Park View rear backup camera
  • Stability and traction control
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system

Vehicle Design

  • Optional in-bed RamBox storage
  • 8-foot or 6-foot-4-inch bed lengths
  • Regular, Crew and Mega Cab options

What's under that awesome-looking 2500 hood and what can it do?

Usually, a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 gas engine will be at the helm with 383 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque-- but there are other engines to keep an eye out for, depending on what you need from your pickup. There is also a 16-valve 6.4-L HEMI V-8 gas-powered engine, which produces 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. This engine that is in the Power Wagon model saw the RAM title for the "Most Capable Production Off-road Pickup" in the market from recent years. Interested in a diesel engine option? Of course you are! That's where the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel enters the fray, which manufactures 370 horsepower and 800 lb-feet of torque and can tow up to 17,980 pounds. The transmission for a used 2500 truck (regardless of engine) will most probably be a 6-speed automatic transmission, but there is a manual version (G56 with overdrive, only for the 6.7-L) for those who really like to control the gears. Now for the big question: how much can it haul and tow? Of course, contingent directly on the powertrain found inside, a fully-realized RAM 2500 can tow up to 17,980 pounds (diesel) and haul up to 3,990 pounds (gas-engine). With the standard V8, the RAM 2500 will haul a total of 3,060 pounds and tow up to 13,890-lbs. If you need to tow around 16,320 pounds and haul up to 3,990 pounds regularly, we recommend looking for the 6.4-liter V8 engine-version. Diesel-engine configurations can tow either 16,890-lbs or 17,980-lbs, using the manual or automatic transmission, respectively. That same diesel engine will haul 3,160 pounds, despite transmission choice.

Can you outline some of the trims' features?

As with most pickups in our modern world, the pre-owned RAM 2500 is represented in a few varying body styles and trim gradations. A 'regular' double-door cab is an option- (Tradesman and SLT) and comes only with a long bed. Look as well for the popular Crew Cab, a 4-door option that allows either a long or short bed. Finally, a Mega Cab can only be put with a short bed length and is available for the SLT, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn models.The 7 purchasable trim levels vary from the base Tradesman to the top-of-the-line Limited, and who could forget the aptly-named 'Power Wagon'? The premium trims such as the Limited and the Laramie Longhorn contain some exceptional amenities such as remote ignition, auto-wipers, automatic high-beams, wood interior trim, and soft-touch leather upholstery. The Tradesman has a few thoughtful accommodations like power windows/locks, a 6-speaker audio system with an auxiliary input, and automatic headlights. The off-road-oriented Power Wagon incorporates mechanical additions including (but not limited to): electronically locking front and rear differentials, underbody skid plates, a manual transfer case, and hill descent control.

Can you describe the Power Wagon model?

Yes! Insanely-burly items like standard LT285/70R17D OWL all-terrain tires, as well as a standard 12,000-pound electric Warn winch (custom-made and factory-installed), are the norm for this beast. It also has a 4.10 rear axle ratio which provides outstanding thrust-- despite that this truck is over 3 tons in weight! The wheels that are standard on this model are incredible 17- x 8-inch forged and polished aluminum. The Power Wagon is available as a Tradesman, Laramie, or as the eponymous Power Wagon model- and all of those are streamlined into a Crew Cab by design. What really shines in this model is that it has a triple threat of locking differentials: one for the front wheels, one for the back wheels, and one in the middle that divides the power to each truck end, depending on how you adjust it as you navigate the terrain. This middle differential is variable as needed by the driver with a knob on top of the dashboard! It shares a 5-link suspension for the rear with the other models, but it has its own 3-link system for the front that allows more flexibility and articulation via high-movement-ready links! Plus, just in case people somehow didn't know, it has an option for a vertical truckbed 'Power Wagon' side-decal (horizontal available) and corresponding 'Power Wagon' liftgate badging. This is the truck to buy if you need to get up, over and through the woods to anybody's house!

Final Thoughts on the Used RAM 2500

Other features typically seen in this impressively-featured machine are available options such as "Work Grade" vinyl and similar durable materials which are highly appreciated-- especially where crew members frequently get in and out of this high-sitting truck. It usually has power/folding mirrors for ease of use in car washes and parking on side streets. The RAM 2500 can have 17-, 18-, or 20-inch wheels, and can have a gooseneck attachment in the truckbed for trailering purposes. Look as well for a cargo-view camera, a flat-load rear floor option (Crew Cab-only), and either a 3.5-inch TFT center screen or a 7-inch one. There are a plethora of excellent colors that the RAM 2500 comes in, including a few special ones like Case Construction Power Tan, New Holland Agriculture Blue, and Robin Egg Blue! With no further adieu, we suggest you check into this kingpin of the pickup market today!

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