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CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group is adding two high-powered trucks to its Dodge Ram lineup, furthering an industry trend toward more muscular vehicles.

Chrysler said the new Dodge Ram Power Wagon and SRT-10 Quad Cab will join its lineup this fall for the 2005 model year. The two Ram derivatives, unveiled Tuesday at Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds 60 miles west of Detroit, are part of an aggressive product enhancement for the U.S.-based arm of the German-American automaker.

Auburn Hills-based Chrysler plans to introduce 25 new cars and trucks by the end of 2006, including nine this year.

"The Dodge Ram Power Wagon goes places no other pickup can, while the Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab hauls in more ways than one," said Dieter Zetsche, president and chief executive of the Chrysler Group.

Zetsche, who was sent to the United States more than three years ago to revive the struggling Chrysler Group, has said fresh new vehicles are the key to the company's turnaround.

Chrysler has yet to formally announce the upcoming rebirth of the Dodge Charger muscle car and a new full-size SUV called the Jeep Commander, but company officials have acknowledged their place in the product pipeline.

The Power Wagon returns to Dodge for the first time in 25 years. Based on the Dodge Ram 2500, it is designed more for rugged working conditions than for mainstream driving.

Its 33-inch tires are the tallest standard tires offered on a production pickup. The Power Wagon will come equipped with one engine, the 345-horsepower Hemi V-8.

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Originally posted by giagastormer+Jun 15 2004, 10:55 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (giagastormer @ Jun 15 2004, 10:55 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-kuczy@Jun 15 2004, 10:41 PM
:eek:  :eek:  :eek:  :eek:  When will GM learn. We need a performance truck now, and not a $45,000 SSR!!!!
we do have a performance truck, its called the Silverado SS [/b][/quote]
Yeah, not so much. :D
 

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too bad the SRT-10 (base) costs more than the SSR....
 

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Originally posted by PontiacJ8+Jun 15 2004, 11:41 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PontiacJ8 @ Jun 15 2004, 11:41 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-giagastormer@Jun 15 2004, 06:24 PM
pictures......................
Picture from the revealing:
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Do you think the memory card used to take that picture was bigger than the truck itself lol? JK its justa bigggggg picture. <_<
 

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I gotta say it - the SRT-10 Quad Cam looks pretty badass! :D
 

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Both trucks look awesome and Dodge is doing some good things. GM needs to bring out some new and better rides but I think they will soon.
 

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I have one thing to say about the dodge srt 10 WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH A 500 HORSEPOWER PICK UP!!!!! maybe race it at Daytona or any other race track or get a big fat speeding ticket from your local police hmmmm


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Originally posted by Redvette@Jun 16 2004, 04:08 AM
I have one thing to say about the dodge srt 10 WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH A 500 HORSEPOWER PICK UP!!!!! maybe race it at Daytona or any other race track or get a big fat speeding ticket from your local police hmmmm


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It's what you can do with it, it's that you have it! It's knowing that you have the fastest, most powerful pickup on the road. And it looks good, of course :D
 

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Nice
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So, other than the 33 inch tires, what's special about the Power Ram? Same old Hemi that's standard in the 2500's. Has anyone heard any other details? I just searched on Power Wagon on Dodge's website and got bupkiss.
 

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"Built for the road less traveled, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon legend is reborn with legendary HEMI power, class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, a class-exclusive electronic disconnecting front sway bar and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch."

"The 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon boasts best-in-class wheel articulation with new suspension designs. The front suspension uses a solid front axle with coil spring design, while the rear features a new single stage leaf design and uses unique, softer spring settings."

"For serious off-roading capability, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon features new 4.56 gearing and Bilstein monotube high-pressure gas shock absorbers."

Here's the full press release:

http://www.thehemi.com/news.php?id=20040615-1
 

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Originally posted by chadbarb99@Jun 16 2004, 04:34 AM
What would the tow ratings on the SRT-10 be?
2,000 lbs of towing capacity on the regular cab SRT10 with the dropped suspension -- That truck was built for flat out performance.

7,500 lbs of towing capacity on the quad cab SRT10 -- this was built as a more balanced truck... its even available with an automatic transmission, unlike the regular cab that only comes with the six speed manual used in Corvettes/Vipers.
 

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Originally posted by thehemi@Jun 16 2004, 01:10 PM
"Built for the road less traveled, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon legend is reborn with legendary HEMI power, class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, a class-exclusive electronic disconnecting front sway bar and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch."

"The 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon boasts best-in-class wheel articulation with new suspension designs. The front suspension uses a solid front axle with coil spring design, while the rear features a new single stage leaf design and uses unique, softer spring settings."

"For serious off-roading capability, the Dodge Ram Power Wagon features new 4.56 gearing and Bilstein monotube high-pressure gas shock absorbers."

Here's the full press release:

http://www.thehemi.com/news.php?id=20040615-1
Thanks, Scott.

Sounds like they gave the Ram the same "Rubicon" treatment they gave the Wrangler. It should be a very effective package.
 
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