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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500

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For 2005, the makers at Dodge can't stop raving about the Power Wagon, a model they confidently boast will tackle the toughest jobs you can think of. Coming from the manufacturers of the Ram, you know they have an inside track on engineering ruggedness.

The Power Wagon is based on the 2500 ¾-ton pickup. The Power Wagon uses legendary HEMI power, class-exclusive electric locking front and rear differentials, class-exclusive electronic disconnecting front sway bar, the tallest standard tires offered with 33-inch BF Goodrich tires and a custom-built Warn 12,000 lb. winch.

Available Models
The 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 are offered in two body styles: a two-door regular cab and a Quad Cab four-door crew cab. Both come in ST and uplevel SLT trims with cargo beds of 6.3 ft or 8 ft.

Interior Features
Regular cabs sit three, while Quad Cabs handle six. Both are as rugged as they come.

The Quad Cab is also now bigger than ever. Dodge manufacturers took three inches out of the short bed length and added it to the rear of the cab. In addition, the rear doors open 85 degrees and the rear windows move all the way down, unique on full-size pickups.

If you want interior decadence, a Laramie package is available with uplevel SLT models. It includes dual-zone manual climate controls, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, an Infinity AM/FM radio with in-dash 6-disc CD changer and a satin-silver instrument panel, among other things.

Exterior Features
The new 2005 Dodge Ram Power Wagon is distinguished by custom matte finish wheel flares, a two-inch taller stance and custom 17 x 8-inch polished forged aluminum wheels. In addition, a large chrome Power Wagon badge is featured across the tailgate.

The base engine for the heavy-duty lineup is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 345 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 375 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. There's also a new '600' High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine. It cranks out a mean 325 horsepower at 2900 rpm and 600 lb-ft of torque at 1600 rpm.

A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard with the 5.7-liter V8, while a 6-speed manual version is offered with the diesel engine. Automatic in 5-speeds (5.7-liter V8) and 4-speeds (diesel engine) are also offered.

The Power Wagon boasts best-in-class wheel articulation with new suspensions designs. The front suspension uses a solid front axle with coil spring design for better wheel articulation. The rear suspension has a new single stage leaf design and uses unique, softer spring settings.

Safety and Security
A class-exclusive side-curtain airbag system and power adjustable pedals are both offered. Ram also provides standard ABS brakes, pretensioning and the first constant force seat belt retractors in a heavy-duty pickup truck.

2005 Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500 - Feature Highlights

New sun roof available on Quad Cab™
New tailgate badging strategy: Ram’s Head Badge replaces “Dodge” Nameplate, larger “Heavy Duty” nameplate

UConnect™ hands-free cellular phone with BlueTooth™ technology features push-to-talk button in rearview mirror assembly optional on SLT and Laramie
SIRIUS®- satellite radio optional on SLT and Laramie Quad Cab (late availability)

New transmission mounts for manual transmissions improve noise, vibration and harshness
New diesel in-tank fuel lift pump

3.7-liter Magnum V-6 engine upgrade provides improved idle quality and fuel economy refinements. Engine upgrade includes a new camshaft profile, lash adjusters, low-tension piston rings and a 9.7:1 compression ratio
4.7-liter V-8 engine adds knock sensors and exhaust gas recirculatuion (EGR) for improved efficiency
Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission replaces the NV3500 five-speed manual on 3.7-liter and 4.7-liter Magnum engines
Low Lockup Speed and turbine damper added to 545RFE with 4.7-liter engine. The turbine damper improves NVH performance allowing for torque converter lockup clutch application at lower speeds

Fast Stats
3 - Regular Cab
6 - Quad Cab
MSRP from
5.7L HEMI® V8
5.9L Turbo Diesel
345 @ 5400
325 @ 2900
6-speed manual
Auto multi-speed
5-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
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