This was surprising, because the Nitro is a rear-wheel-drive platform. The Nitro has an Interactive Decel Fuel Shut Off system, which is designed to save fuel by shutting off the gasoline supply during deceleration. In any case, heres whats important to know when using towing: Use the 2011 ram 3500 towing capacity from the professionals. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab. The new Laramie Longhorn is ultra-luxurious. The front axle and suspension have been strengthened to accommodate a wider range of snowplow prep packages for winter work.
Part of this solid feel is suspension tuning and part of the smoothness is the advanced body mounting system. A new four-door crew cab with bigger back doors and more rear passenger space replaces the previous, smaller four-door Quad Cab. A new Ram Outdoorsman model expands the 2011 Ram 2500 and 2011 Ram 3500 lineup. Towing on a rigid hitch is a rare and relatively safe method of towing. The Ram 2500 configures as a two-door Regular Cab or a four-door in a new-for-2010 Crew Cab design or extended-length Mega Cab, with a truck box in back which measures 230.
The Light Tire Load switch on 2500 models allows you to set the tire pressure in the rear tires on an unloaded 2500 notably lower than the front, for better wear and ride comfort without the low tire pressure warning light coming on. Like the 2010, the 2011 model boasts more style and power than in the past and can haul almost anything. However, note the manual is rated at 610 lb-ft of torque at 1400 rpm vs 650 lb-ft at 1500 for the automatic, and the automatic is available with shorter axle ratios and higher tow ratings. Bed rails are protected from load scuffing, and the bed is contoured for 2x4s and 2x6s to make it dual-level. Other updates for 2011 include making the in-dash vehicle information center standard on all models, and an integrated brake controller comes standard on all but the base model, a great feature. The audio and entertainment systems bring plenty of options and sonic performance that benefits from a relatively quiet interior.
We hardly knew a trailer was behind us. And the bed sides are steel, for easier straightening than fiberglass if you ding one. On diesels all the ancillary gauges are numbered. When towing, pay attention to the following: — use reliable mechanisms for towing, — observe the speed limit, — observe the rules of the road, — follow the towing instructions. The ultra-long Mega Cab uses the same rear doors as the crew but adds inches behind the doors. It has full leather seating with laser-etched bolsters, and the front seatbacks have metal buckles bearing the Ram logo with magnetic clasps, like a mailbag. The Crew Cab offers essentially the same space in the front seat as the Regular Cab but provides a roomy back seat.
Transportation on the tow truck is the safest and most widespread variant of towing by professionals. Our advice: call the professionals! Since it revs higher, the Hemi comes across no quieter than the diesel except at cold idle. The Laramie Longhorn is equipped with all of the standard equipment found on the top-level Ram Laramie plus navigational radio, remote start, backup camera, front ventilated seats and rear heated seats. Thick mats designed for muck and slush are standard on the Outdoorsman but you can get similar pieces through Mopar accessories. That said, we found a 2011 Ram 3500 rode very nicely while towing a 6,000-pound trailer.
Ram's Crew Cab replaces the Quad Cab. Ram 2500 comes standard with the 5. Interior storage is extensive and even better than the half-ton Crew Cab's forty-odd places to put things because the heavy-duty has no shifter and gets an extra space in the console. Walkaround The Ram Heavy Duty models got revised styling for 2010 so there are no major changes for 2011. Roof clearance lamps, government-mandated for vehicles like dual-rear-wheel pickups that exceed a certain width, now use clear lenses for a better-integrated look. The gasoline engine that comes standard is the most powerful base engine in big pickups.
The Hemi, redesigned for 2009, develops 383 horsepower at 5600 rpm and, like any good truck engine, it makes more torque than horsepower, with 400 pound-feet at 4000 rpm. Note also that industry guidelines on tow rating standards were recently adopted and some truck ratings may therefore go down. We prefer the automatic, however. A factory spray-in bedliner is available, along with new colors and new wheel designs. The Cummins Turbo Diesel option is a proven option, compliant with 2010-emissions rules three years early. The Cummins supplied easy power.
Towing is prohibited: — the steering does not work, — the braking system does not work — on a flexible hitch in the ice. Materials and trim are appropriate by model line, be they the base truck or a Laramie Mega Cab with Ram's head embosses on the seatbacks and console. Dressed in some serious sheetmetal, the heavy-duty Rams look strong, assertive and impossible to miss. The Laramie's fake wood looks just like real wood and gloss surfaces generate no glare to bother the occupants. Most of the parts and technology on the 2011 models have been proven in earlier Rams.