New 4x4 package can be spec39d for short and longwheelbase Ram 2500 crew cab and mega cab models powered by either gasoline or diesel engines Photo by Ram Truck

New 4x4 package can be spec'd for short- and long-wheelbase Ram 2500 crew cab and mega cab models, powered by either gasoline or diesel engines. (Photo by Ram Truck)

Ram 2500 HD pickup gets new 4x4 option

Will become available in the third quarter this year, OEM says.

Ram Truck is rolling out a new off-road package for its Ram 2500 HD pickup at the Chicago Auto Show this week: an optional beefed up 4x4 suspension for short- and long-wheelbase Ram 2500 crew cab and mega cab models, powered by either gasoline or diesel engines.

The OEM added that the new Ram 2500 4x4 off-road package will be offered on all trim levels – including Tradesman, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn and Limited – and will become available in the third quarter this later.

“Truck customers require a wide range of off-road capability options,” noted Bob Hegbloom, head of the Ram Truck division within Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) North America, in a statement. “Anyone who spends most days on the outskirts of a job site or the weekend on the shore of a favorite fishing hole will benefit from the standard features on our new Ram 2500 4x4 off-road package.”

Those features include:

  • Bilstein monotube shock absorbers to soak up the bumps at all four corners and distribute excessive heat that can be generated when driving rough sections for extended periods of time.
  • Firestone LT 275/70R 18E OWL on/off-road tires for added traction, with some models spec’d with Firestone LT 285/60R 20E OWL on/off-road tires.
  • Transfer case skid plate at the lowest mid-point of the truck to prevent underbody strike damage.
  • Hill-decent control, to help drivers control speed down steep grades using the buttons on the column shifter and without the need to use the throttle or brake pedals.
  • A rear anti-spin differential, which turns both rear wheels in tandem when increased torque is applied.

 

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