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Texas Truck Showdown 2016: Max Towing Overview - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/01/texas-truck-showdown-2016-max-towing-overview.html
PickupTrucks.com takes 5 full size 2016 pickups through acceleration, towing, fuel economy, dyno, and more tests.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Photos, Dyno results
Year: 2016
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; GMC 1500; Toyota Tundra Engine: Dodge 5.7L V8; Ford 3.5L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8; Toyota 5.7L V8

2015 4x4 Challenge: Ram Rebel & Toyota Tundra TRDpro
http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2015-4x4-challenge.html
High and low speed off road test (including Dumont Dunes for high speed sand runs and Big Bear for crawling). "We took the two newest 4x4 half-ton entries, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel and the 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, and matched them in a head-to- ...more
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Photos
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Dodge 1500; Toyota Tundra Engine: Dodge 5.7L V8; Toyota 5.7L V8

1994-08 Dodge Front End Issues and the Dreaded Death Wobble |
http://blog.dieselpowerproducts.com/dodge-front-end-issues-and-the-dreaded-death-wobble
Detailed write up on the 94-08 Dodge HD front suspension including the causes of "death wobble" and the roots of the Chrysler recalls and eventual NHTSA settlement.
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Type: HowTo
Year: 1994, 1995, 1996 ... 2006, 2007, 2008
Make/Model: Dodge 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500DRW

Comparison: 2015 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500 vs. Chevrolet Silverado
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/trucks/1501_comparison_2015_ford_f_150_vs_ram_1500_chevrolet_silverado/viewall.html
MotorTrend tests the 2015 full size pickup offerings from Ford, GM and Ram. Includes loaded and unloaded performance results.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Photos
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD; Ford 2.7L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8

2013-2014 Dodge Ram 1500 engine, transmission, and axles (powertrain)
http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/dodge/2013-ram-powertrain.html
Details from AllPar on the big changes in the 2013 Ram 1500 powertrain.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Photos
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD, 3.6L V6, 4.7L V8, 5.7L V8

Ram EcoDiesel Has High-Class Lineage
http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/ram-ecodiesel-has-high-class-lineage
Wards details the VM Motori 3.0L CRD engine, just named to its 10-Best engines list.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

Chrysler: 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Update and Service Best Practices
http://courses.chrysleracademy.com/MT201211/shell_popups/pdf/Reference.pdf
Tech manual on servicing the 8HP70 transmission.
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Type: Specs
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500

Aftermarket transmission cooler results and analysis
http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-towing-hauling/2559-aftermarket-transmission-cooler-results-analysis...
Adding a transmission cooler to a 8HP70 in a 2013+ Ram 1500 Ecodiesel, includes temperature comparisons.
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Type: HowTo
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

Trip #3, a tale of two trips with the Lance 2285 and my EcoDiesel
http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-towing-hauling/2531-trip-3-tale-two-trips-lance-2285-my-ecodiesel....
Tow report of an owner towing 6000 lb with an Ecodiesel. He's pleased with the performance. At the biggest grade, oil temp reached 260F but coolant never exceeded 233, and trans never past 176, all while still holding 55mph in 5th. In summary - ...more
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel heat management
http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-towing-hauling/984-jeep-ecodiesel-ike-gauntlet-torture-tow-test-well...
Discussing the oil temperatures the Jeep Ecodiesel incurs and comparing that to the installation of the same engine in the Ram 1500. The Ram has larger radiators and oil cooler in front instead of up by the oil filter.
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Type: Discussion
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

2013 Ram 1500 First Drive Review - Car and Driver
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-ram-1500-first-drive-review
Quick review of the 2013 Ram 1500.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500

Watch the all-new F-150 take on Ram and Silverado in an uphill towing battle. - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1mBaEu-DVU#t=103
Ford-produced tow-off between the new F150 with the little 2.7L TT vs the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and the Silverado 1500 5.3L.
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Type: Marketing, Infomercials, and Ads
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD; Ford 2.7L V6 TT; GM 5.3L V8

4Wheeler: Midwest Drive report on the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
http://www.fourwheeler.com/vehicle-reviews/1403-first-drive-2014-ram-1500-ecodiesel-diesel-debut/
4Wheeler drives a new RAM EcoDiesel around the midwest, noting its highway mileage and throttle control off road.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

4Wheeler: Driving and Towing with the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel
http://www.fourwheeler.com/vehicle-reviews/2014-ram-1500-ecodiesel-review-towing-and-mpg-fuel-economy/
FourWheeler magazine tows a 7000lb load with the new RAM EcoDiesel and is impressed with the mileage and, for its size, power. In fact, if you were looking for max tow capacity from a 1/2-ton, the company would likely steer you into a Hemi V-8 ...more
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

Ram Releases Tow Ratings for 2014 Ram 1500 Gas and Diesel V-6 - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/07/ram-releases-tow-ratings-for-2014-ram-1500-gas-and-diesel-v-6.html
Short version: maxes 7450 for the V6 gas, 9,200 for the 3.0L CRD. Pickup tow ratings continue to be marketing and not performance driven, though. Of course, tow ratings being what they are with none of half-ton makers fully adhering to the Society ...more
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Type: Government & Industry, Product announcements
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD, 3.6L V6

2013 Ram 1500 SLT V6 8SP Test - Car and Driver
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-ram-1500-slt-v6-8at-test-review
Car & Driver drives a 2013 Ram 1500 3.6L with the new ZF 8 speed transmission, including towing results. Hooking up a trailer and increasing the engine’s workload highlights what an outstanding pairing this powertrain is. Even with a couple ...more
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Type: Published review
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.6L V6

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel V-6: First Look - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/06/2014-ram-1500-ecodiesel-v-6-first-look.html
Ram announces the 2014 1500 will include the much-rumored VM 3.0L V6 diesel. A segment-first (in the 21st century at least), ram expects highway fuel economy near 30mpg. At a time when fuel economy and efficiency-directed technology seem to be ...more
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD

2013 Light-Duty Shootout - PickupTrucks.com Special Reports
http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2013-light-duty-challenge.html
The entire field of 2013 half ton pickups benchmarked towing and unloaded on the flats and on grades.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500; Dodge 1500; Ford F150; GMC 1500; Nissan Titan; Toyota Tundra

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: 2003 Dodge 2500 Hemi towing improvement advice
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26194938
Towing experiences from several Dodge Hemi owners (1500 and 2500s), with trailer weights in the 5-10K range detailing pulling grades, gearing, and the shortcomings of the 545RFE transmission's large gaps between 1-2-3. I hear ya! Mine does the ...more
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2005
Make/Model: Dodge 1500, 2500 Engine: Dodge 5.7L V8

It's Official: Ram 1500 to Get V-6 EcoDiesel - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/02/its-official-ram-1500-to-get-v6-ecodiesel.html
RAM announces the VMMotori 3.0L CRD is destined for the 2014 1500 model.
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Type: News
Year: 2014
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD