Properly equipped, the Ram can haul 1,850 pounds and tow 9,100 pounds. Generally speaking, a bigger engine can tow more, but that also depends on the type of fuel the engine uses, such as diesel or gas. The max towing capacity of a Ram 1500 with a 3. All Ram 2500 trims for '09 feature a standard 345-hp, 5. Standard features for the Ram 2500 Laramie include power six-way driver and front passenger seats, power adjustable pedals, a power sliding rear window, seven Infinity speakers, flat-folding load floor storage, dual-zone climate control, and wood-grain bezels. Anyhow, when I'm not horsing the motor home around the roadways, I'm tooting around in the 2012 Ford Focus that we tow behind, or making runs to Home Depot and various malls with the 2004 F-150 that just won't die. Also on the Ram 1500 lineup is the Ram EcoDiesel engine and it is a 3.
With a boat, the stock mirrors might be enough; towing a box trailer, you'll need to get some from Mopar or elsewhere as there's no optional tow mirror from the factory. You can find this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie and many others like it at Landers McLarty Huntsville Chrysler. The brakes and steering get high marks as well. Why does a smaller engine have a bigger towing capacity? The V8 engines come with a standard five-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 comes with a four-speed automatic. There's too little on-center steering response though, and Laramies with their 20-inch wheels seem prone to highway wander--requiring frequent correction. This powerplant can be replaced with an available 6. While that's fairly powerful, this engine's gas mileage leads many reviewers to recommend the third engine; a 5.
The percentage increase is not quite as significant with the 5. On the Ram 1500 lineup, there are three available axle ratios — 3. We expect fuel prices will skew the model mix downward and effective payloads higher, yet the Ram still offers all the variety you'd need for any avenue of service. The Ram EcoDiesel engine gives the Ram 1500 best-in-class fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The largest and the most powerful engine on the Ram 1500 lineup is the 5.
Every model uses a rear anti-roll bar and the 12 spring rates -- up from three -- are all linear with a variance only near the attachment points. Brake response is excellent, with little nose plow in simulated panic stops. Although 40% of buyers chose the Hemi, more than half of them signed up for 20-in. I'm really digging meeting people. The new Ram is not an all-new truck. With 1000 lb and two people-essentially fully loaded-we found plenty of travel remained for bump absorption and stable, confident characteristics that caused the electro-nanny to intervene only once.
This 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. The middle engine is a 4. Two-tier loading isn't built in, but the bed divider locks in place to segment it or flips over as a cargo extender while side rails carry securing cleats. The available cab sizes on the Ram 1500 are the two-door, three-passenger regular cab, four-door, six-passenger quad cab and the bigger, four-door, six-passenger crew cab. And a good-humored grumble from the dual pipes. Packaging allows three different exhaust systems among the two V-8 engines, and fuel capacity in the optional larger tank is now 32 gal, a loss of 2 gal of space. The 2009 retains the work capabilities of the previous version, but for this year's model, the primary focus is on refinement and economy.
Axle Ratio In addition to engine size, axle ratio is another key component to towing capacity. That was a good indication the half-ton didn't need to be made bigger, heavier, or less economical, without sacrificing payload or towing capacity. Comments on this entry are closed. The forward third of the frame has similar architecture but more high-strength steel for weight reduction, and current front suspension geometry gets aluminum uppers and knuckles that take 10 lb off each front corner. How is it that two trucks with the same engine have different towing capacities? Adults should be comfortable in back of the Crew Cab as the rear row's dimensions mirror the front and there's toe room for the outboard riders. Most reviewers didn't drive a Ram with this engine, but advise consumers to skip it.
We proudly serve the following communities West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach. Both the two-mode hybrid-likely only available in the Quad or Crew Cab since the battery pack goes under the rear seat-and a diesel model are well along in development but no one's saying if the truck will use a Cummins V-6, V-8, or both. You can finally stop searching. It's never short on power, and you don't feel the switch from 8 to 4 cylinders. Laramie trim, Austin Tan Pearl exterior and Light pebble beige interior.
Dodge Ram 1500 Deep Water Blue Pearl 2009 1 since 1931! In addition to , we also have. While most other trucks use leaf springs, many reviewers say the Ram's coil springs contribute to a smoother, more car-like ride and excellent handling capabilities for a truck. Laramie trim, Austin Tan Pearl exterior and Light pebble beige interior. It remains on the existing 120- and 140-in. Since the crew cab is bigger, it will have the lowest towing capacity of all three cab sizes, but the change is only a fairly small amount ranging from 100-300 pounds.