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The new 2002 Ram 1500

This Ram 1500 4 door debues for the 2002 model year
2500 and 3500 models will be introduced for the 2003 M.Y.

2002 Photo gallery - a collection of 2002 Ram photos
sent by readers and gathered from the web.

2002 Ram
2003 3500 photo    This 2003 3500 Sport preview photo
   was receivied from Gail Brittingham
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ENGINES:

  • 3.7-LITER, SOHC, 12-VALVE SMPI V-6
  • 4.7-LITER MAGNUM®, SOHC, 12-VALVE SMPI V-8
  • 5.9-LITER MAGNUM®, OHV, SMPI V-8

TRANSMISSIONS:

  • NV 3500 - MANUAL, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE
  • 45RFE-AUTOMATIC, MULTI-SPEED OVERDRIVE
  • 46RE-AUTOMATIC, FOUR-SPEED OVERDRIVE

TRANSFER CASE:

  • NV 241/NV243 PART-TIME

FRONT AXLE:

  • Ram 1500 - Independant suspension for 2WD and 4WD
  • Ram 2500, 3500 will retain the solid beam axle

2002 Photo gallery - collection of 2002 Ram photos sent by readers and gathered from the web.

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Jim Julow, Vice President, Dodge Global Brand Center said of the new Ram: "With the all-new 2002 Ram 1500, we amplified the 'Ram Package' in every conceivable way, making it more comfortable, roomier, quieter and more user-friendly. We did all this while improving power and capability, two hallmarks of Ram since its distinctive redesign eight years ago."

"We knew we had something special with the 1994 Ram, but even we didn't expect the overwhelming customer acceptance to come so quickly," said Rich Schaum, Executive Vice President, Product Development.

All-New Design Takes "The Ram Package" One Step Further. The result is a new truck from top to bottom that is more fuel efficient, quieter, handles better and delivers even more comfort and convenience. The new Ram's features are plentiful:

 

Some of the features appearing in the rumor mill.

From the Buzz: Extendable Tailgate features a second section nested into the bed side of the main tailgate. When the tailgate is open, this section can be opened up to a 90-degree angle to retain items longer than the regular bed (see fig. 4), or it can open to 180 degrees to support longer items (see fig. 6).

From the Buzz 2/17/00 : Allison 1000 Series TM 5-speed Automatic Transmission is electronically-controlled with TC lockup, overdrive and dual power take-off drives. Ratings: 19,850 lbs. GVW, 26,000 lbs. GCVW, 545 lb-ft gross torque and 375 gross hp.


The Hemi returns.

Chrysler will produce an all-new 5.7L (353 cu. in.) and 6.2L Hemi V-8 engines, beginning in 2003, to replace the 5.9L V-8 used in Dodge trucks and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The reborn Hemi will wear aluminum cylinder heads to reduce mass. It will have two spark plugs per cylinder, to increase flame propagation, speed combustion and reduce emissions. And to boost fuel economy, the engine will feature a cylinder deactivation system for steady-state driving.

Originally scheduled for late 2001 release, the engines were delayed due to technical problems with the block.

http://www.ai-online.com/articles/mar00/0300f0.htm
http://www.car-truck.com/chryed/buzz/b020801.htm

Previous speculation, and concepts introduced by DaimlerChrysler

 


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