2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Specs – The RAM Heavy Duty is currently has been around since 2010 with the update in 2013 and smaller updates are spread throughout the year. Not much changes for 2018, except for one aspect: Ram 3500 6.7 liter Cummins’s inline-six turbodiesel get a healthy bulge in torque to class-leading numbers. Turbo booster limit was raised, the fuel flow was increased. This exceeds the maximum torque rating of General Motors and Ford respectively 910 and 925 pounds-feet.
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Exterior
No changes are cosmetic in the RAM 3500 Heavy Duty for the year 2018. However, a new grille was added for the year 2017 on the model of the Laramie Longhorn and Limited. Lattice departs from the crosshairs and iconic style of the nostril openings and use capital letters RAM in the Center. This is only available in two levels of trim level of the Summit so that the lattice helps differentiate the trim from the ranks of the remaining HD. The same is true for the RAM 1500, also, because it uses a similar lattice design two separate trim the top. The rest of the Ram continued without change. This makes RAM became the oldest truck in between the Big Three. Chevy Silverado HD styling update for the year 2015 and then add a spoon of the axe for the years 2017 to improve airflow to the new Duramax. Ford Super Duty completely reworked for the year 2017, get a new frame, aluminum body, and the cabin and interior were shared with the F-150. Even though it has her age, RAM HD is ready to work. The front bumper is placed for better cooling and to accommodate a tow hooks fitted frame.
In hindsight, both 2500 and 3500 using the handle of the receiver Class V cable connector which carries four-and seven-pin. Of course, the bed can be ordered factory package with gooseneck and obstacles of the new five-wheel Ram. Like Ram 1500, HD can be obtained with the RamBox bed, giving a dry and dry place to store stuff. RamBox is not available for 3,500 trucks with dual rear wheels. Underneath, the Ram can be the option with the skid to protect vital drivetrain components from debris on the outside of the road.
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Interior
Like on the outside, there is no change in Ram HD for 2018. And while the design is starting to look a bit dated, function, control, screen, and 8.4-inch optional Uconnect system remain very competitive in the class. Of course, the level of luxury is directly linked to the level of trim. The base floor trim Tradesman offers vinyl vinyl bench seat, 40/20/40-split, and basic features such as AM/FM radio, driver information screen is small, and a little eye candy to the eyes. Other pieces include the SLT, Lone Star, Big Horn, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited. Lone Star and Big Horn is positioned as a “truck everyone” option with some upgrades and unlocked which isn’t available on SLT or even the Tradesman. Fat Laramie like middle management-have leather seats and plenty of luxury, but not the top dog. It goes into the appropriate standard Limited, with almost all of the features offered. The Laramie Longhorn is to kind of Cowboy thanks to her skin-colored saddle and light colored wood pieces around the cabin. And speaking of wood, whatever that looks like wood is wood. RAM has a high level of detail, including the wood pores are open in the dashboard and steering wheel wood varnish.
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Engine
Great news for 2018 is a 30 pound-feet torque extra RAM and a Cummins turbodiesel squashed from the 6.7-liter inline-6. Although it doesn’t sound like a nice addition, he encouraged Cummins to the top position in the top three in terms of torque. The number of service personnel now 385 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and torque of 930 pounds-feet at 1,700 rpm. RAM and Cummins worked together on fixes, ultimately using the fuel delivery system for higher flow and give the variable turbo. This fix is only available on a high-output version of the 6.7-liter Cummins Ram. There are three versions in total. First is the spec “low output” power 350 horsepower and 660 pounds-feet of torque that is paired with the manual transmission six acceleration of the Ram (only manual still offered in a modern heavy duty). Most of the Cummins has a mid-range output spec, rated 370 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque. This requires the 68RFE six-speed automatic transmission.
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Suspension
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty suspension setup has interesting not as offered by Ford or GM Ram comes with a solid front axle with arm control system of three-lane configuration, without the RWD or 4WD. 4WD truck without just getting the shaft beams without a differential. The back is another solid shaft, but Ram 2500 use setup with coil spring five-link. It is said to be able to help improve the quality of drive when unpacked. The optional air suspension pedestal can also be obtained, including the installation of automatic load adjustment height after climbing the trailer weight.
2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty Price
RAM has not issued price for 2018 RAM 3500 Heavy Duty. However, the estimated price will not go up too much, keeping the Ram remains in its segment. Initiate that bottom rung, 2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman in RWD ranging from $32,145. The Cummins turbodiesel engine is the most expensive option available on any trim, costs $9,200. Adding a six-speed Aisin automatic transmission in order to obtain a high output version of the Cummins need $2.695 anymore, so the total cost be $11,895 only for engine and transmission options.