Dodge Ram 3500 4dr Long Bed Pickup
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Make: Dodge
Model: Ram 3500 4dr Long Bed Pickup
Dodge Ram 3500 4dr Long Bed Pickup

In an attempt to expand upon the light model Ram 1500, a new heavy-duty model to accompany it debuted in 1994 as the Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Long Bed. This model was designated as the one-ton pickup, as the 1500 was the half-ton and the 2500 was the three-quarters ton. Further, the Ram 3500 provided the beef to tow up to 16,000 pounds. Upon its release, the Dodge Ram 3500 4dr Long Bed came in one standard cab size with a choice of either a 6.5-foot bed or an 8-foot bed. Also, the two-door pickup was offered with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, and was equipped with either a 5.9 V8, a 5.9 turbo diesel, or the more powerful 8.0 V10. Because of the high demand for this powerhouse, it is manufactured at a number of places around North America. One such location is the Saltillo Truck Assembly in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the Saint Louis Assembly North in Fenton, Missouri and lastly the Warren Truck Assembly in Warren, Michigan. The first-generation Ram trucks, introduced in 1981, kept the previous generation's model designations of ‘D’ and ‘W’. The ‘D’ stood for rear wheel drive while the ‘W’ Power Ram was meant to indicate four wheel drive. Like Ford, the Dodge Ram used 150 to mean a half-ton truck, 250 to indicate a ¾-ton, and 350 for one-tons. To add to the optional trims, a Standard cab, a "Club" extended cab, and a crew cab version were offered along with 6.5 ft and 8 ft bed lengths. The options don’t end there, as "Utiline" and "Sweptline" styled boxes were also available. Outwardly, the first-generation Rams were remade versions of the previous generation Dodge D Series pickups that dated back to 1972. The newer model though introduced wraparound tail lamps, single rectangular headlamps, and squared-off bodylines. They have lived up to their expectations beautifully as the Dodge Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year twice. The second-generation Ram won the award in 1994, and the third-generation Ram Heavy Duty won the award for 2003.

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