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History Of Ram Trucks


In 1981 the Dodge, which belongs to Chrysler, decided to create a new generation of trucks, the Dodge RAM trucks……

Dodge Ram trucks are probably the best trucks in the world. They have 5 Generations of RAM trucks; here is Generation 1: The D series, and W. The D was for 2wd trucks, and the W is for 4wd. So in the first Generation they have 6 models, here they are; D150, W150, D250, W250, D350, and the W350. These 6 trucks had only gas engines available from 1981 to 1989. In 1989, the Cummins became the manufacturer for Dodge Ram diesel engines. These engines were the B series (12 Valve). Cummins engines were in the first Generation trucks from 1989 to 1993 and only in the D250, W250, D350, and W350 trucks.

In 1994 the new generation of Dodge trucks was born, the 2nd Generation. In this Generation, a new look has been introduced. With lots of new models. 1500, 1500 Sport, 1500 Laramie, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Sport, 3500, and the 3500 Laramie. Cummins engines were a configuration in the trucks, 2500, 2500 Laramie, 3500, and 3500 Laramie.

In 2001 the third Generation was released.

This is the first year that Hemi gas engines are used in Dodge trucks.
Here are the models of this Generation. 1500, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Classic, 2500, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Power Wagon, 3500, 3500 Laramie, 4500, 5500. All 2500 and larger trucks were compatible with Cummins engines.

Now the fourth Generation was born in 2009.
With new models Dodge Ram has become one of the best trucks in the world! 1500, 1500 Limited, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Warlock, 1500 Rebel, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Longhorn, 2500 Longhorn Laramie, 2500 Limited, 2500 Limited Laramie, 2500 Limited Longhorn, 3500 Laramie, 3500 Longhorn, 350 , 3500 Limited, 3500 Limited Laramie, 3500 Limited Longhorn, 4500, 4500 Laramie, 4500 Limited, 4500 Limited Laramie, 5500, 5500 Laramie, 5500 Limited, and the 5500 Limited Laramie. All compatible with a gas or diesel engine. (1500 with an 3.0L eco diesel).

In 2019 the 5th Generation is launched with new models. Since 2018 Ram trucks have been the best trucks in the world! With this Generation comes the TRX, 1500, 1500 Classic, 1500 Warlock, 1500 Outdoorsman, 1500 Rebel, 1500 Limited, 1500 Bighorn, 1500 Limited Bighorn, 2500, 2500 Power Wagon, 2500 Limited, 2500 Bighorn, 2500 Laramie, 2500 Limited Laramie, 2500 Limited Bighorn, 3500, 3500 Limited, 3500 Bighorn, 3500 Laramie, 3500 Limited Laramie, 3500 Limited Bighorn, 3500 slt, 3500 tradesman, 4500, 4500 Limited, 4500 Laramie, 4500 slt, 4500 tradesman, 5500 0,55005s Laramie , and the 5500 Limited. All are equipped with gas or diesel engines except the TRX (it is only available with a gas engine).

Here is a list of each engine available in each Generation for each truck.

1st Gen
TruckEngine
D150 et W1501.Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ 2. Chrysler  5.2L V8 GAZ 3. Chrysler 5.9L V-8 GAZ.
D250 et W250 Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ. 2. Chrysler 5.2L GAZ. 3. Chrysler 5.9L V8 GAZ. 4. Cummins 5.9L I6 12 Valve Diesel. 
D350 et W350 Chrysler 3.9L V6 GAZ. 2. Chrysler 5.2L GAZ. 3. Chrysler 5.9L V8 GAZ. 4. Cummins 5.9L I6 12 Valve Diesel. 
2nd Generation
Truck Engine
15003.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 
25001.3.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 4. 5.9 L Cummins Turbo-diesel 12 valve I6 5. 8.0 L Magnum V10
35001. 3.9L Magnum V6 2. 5.2L. Magnum V8 3. 5.9L Magnum V8 4. 5.9 L Cummins Turbo-diesel 12 valve I6 5. 8.0 L Magnum V10
3rd Gen
TruckEngine
15001. 3.7 L Magnum V62. 4.7 L Magnum V8 3. 5.9 L Magnum V8 4. 5.7 L Hemi V8
25005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 5.9 L Cummins I6 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6 4. 8.0 L Magnum V10
35005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 5.9 L 3. Cummins I6 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6 4. 8.0 L Magnum V10
45005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I
55005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I
4th gen
truck engine
15003.6 L Penstar V6 2. 3.7 L 3.7 V6 3. 4.7 L 4.7 V8 4. 5.7 L  Hemi V8 5. 3.0 L ecodiesel V6 diesel
25005.7 L  Hemi V8 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
35005.7 L Hemi V8 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
45005.7 L Hemi V8. 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
55005.7 L Hemi V8. 2. 6.4 L Hemi V8 3. 6.7 L Cummins diesel I6
5th gen
truckengine
TRXHemi 6.4L V8 SUPERCHARGED 
15003.0L EcoDiesel Turbo Diesel V6 2. 3.6L Pentastar Gasoline V6 3. 5.7L HEMI Gasoline V8
25005.7L Hemi V8 GAZ 2. 6.4L Hemi V8 Gaz. 3. 6.7 Cummins I6 diesel
35005.7L Hemi V8 GAZ 2. 6.4L Hemi V8 Gaz. 3. 6.7 Cummins I6 diesel
45006.4L Hemi V8 2. Cummins 6.9L I6
55006.4L Hemi V8 2. Cummins 6.9L I6

The TRX is the newest model that comes from Ram. This truck has the same engine as the Dodge Hellcat! It sounds almost the same! My favorit of the two is probably the TRX.

My Grandpa had a W100 for a long time when my mom was a kid. (The W100 was a low production model that some called a 5/8 truck.) Now he has a 3rd Generation 1500 with a Hemi 5.7L V8 engine. Before he had the W100 he had a 1968 Dodge Charger which also had a Hemi 5.7L V8

My favorite truck is “The 2nd Generation Cummins 12 Valve 2500 Crew cab long bed.” This one is built by the Diesel Brothers of Utah.

But before Ram came into existence Dodge made trucks. Like the Power Wagon, D100, D200, D300, D400, D500, D600. and more different trucks from 1921 to 1980. But that’s for another time.

And that’s it, thanks for reading!

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By JakeLewie10

I'm a 13 year old in central Ontario who raises goats. And helps his dad with our 100 head of cattle and around 55 pigs.

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