Special Package Marks 25th Anniversary of Cummins-Ram Partnership

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In celebration of the 25-year relationship between Cummins and the Dodge/Ram brands, a new commemorative option package will be offered for select 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks. Developed in conjunction with the Turbo Diesel Register, the package includes unique interior and exterior badging, special floormats, Katzkin leather outers for the seats, and a special engine and hitch cover.

The first Dodge trucks with Cummins' engines were offered in 1989 (although the first proto-type used a 1985), with the 5.9-liter inline-six-cylinder truck rated at 160 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. Today's engine, a 6.7-liter turbocharged power plant with a multilevel exhaust brake, more than doubles the power numbers.

"Our 25-year partnership is a testament to the continued advancements of our products and the inherent dependability that our customers demand," said Dave Crompton, vice president of Cummins' engine business. "We developed this package to offer our loyal customers a way to celebrate this milestone anniversary."

The anniversary package is only available through Cummins, but we're guessing Ram dealerships would also do this as a dealer install. For more information on the 25th-anniversary upfit package or to place an order, click here, or call the Turbo Diesel Register at 800-755-1715.

As a bonus, we thought we toss in one of our favorite "Truck U" episodes that focuses on the Cummins B-Series motor (see bottom), with an example inside a 2011 Ram 3500 and a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 with almost 900,000 miles.

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Dodge re-entered the Australian market in 2006 with the Caliber, their first offering since the AT4/D5N trucks in 1979 and the first Dodge passenger car to be marketed in Australia since the Phoenix sedan was discontinued in 1973. The second model to be introduced was the Nitro, with the Avenger and Journey followed. Dodge chose not use the full model lines and engines available to them, the 2.7L V6 being available in the Journey and Avenger instead of the 3.2 in the North American versions. However they did introduce diesel engines in all their cars. Followng the Global Financial Crisis, Chrysler introduced the facelifted model of the Caliber and discontinued the Avenger imports. From early 2012 on, model year 2010 cars were available. By early 2012 no new cars were being brought into Australia aside from the new facelifted 2012 Journey. There are now rumours that Dodge cars will be re-badged as Fiats in the Australian market as has happened in Europe. In contrast, recent speculation has suggested that the Dodge nameplate would continue on until at least 2015, due to consistent sales of the Journey.


Chrysler returns to Australia[edit]

Chrysler re-entered the Australian marketplace in 1994, initially selling the Jeep Cherokee, then expanding the range to include the Chrysler Neon (discontinued in 2002) Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, PT Cruiser, Crossfire, 300C, Voyager and Dodge Caliber. Initially, the attraction of the Jeep range was "value for money" although the first cars became known for poor quality of construction.
In the 2000s, a range of vehicles was imported from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Austria. The Chrysler 300C found a successful niche as an alternative to Australian prestige cars—generally extended-wheelbase versions of traditional Australian family cars—the Holden Statesman/Caprice and Ford Fairlane/LTD.
As of 1 May 2012, Chrysler Australia took over the distribution responsibilities for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Fiat Commercial.[15]
In 2013, the lineup consists of:
Alfa Romeo:
Alfa Romeo MiTo
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Chrysler 300
Chrysler Grand Voyager
Fiat 500
Fiat Freemont
Fiat Ducato
Fiat Scudo
Dodge Journey
Jeep Compass
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Patriot
Jeep Wrangler

"Chrysler Australia was a subsidiary of the U.S. Chrysler Corporation, a giant multinational concern started by the remarkable Walter P. Chrysler."


@BAFO, Sorry buddy. Your view on Chrysler, Dodge, Ram
is a little bit limited. So I can't blame you entirely. As a Dodge fan i can't say NEON is on my list of most desirable. So with that in mind lets keep the negative Ram comments to yourself since you have had any experience with one period. And that's not your fault since you can't buy one in Australia. GOOD DAY MATE!

I will have to agree with anyone who states the week link in any newer Ram 1/2t is the 5 lug axel's, as you can try and do what you want with the springs, but that is only going to add weight to a truck and take away from any legal GCWR.

@sandman4X4 - if people paid attention to tow/haul specifications there would be less Ram trucks sold.

@Sandman 4x4

I'm inclined to agree on principle, but the science could be another matter (re 5 lug hub). The total amount of clamping force is the name of the game.

If RAM engineers are getting the same (or more) clamping force when they torque those lug nuts, that's the only thing that really matters. The weight of the truck LOOKS like it's resting on those fasteners but it's really the way that the wheel connects and clamps to the hub that matters.

I'd say don't worry. Just follow the SAE recommendations for load. Those engineers are very precise and conscientious guys. They won't let you (or your load) down.

Nowhere does you article discuss the issue I'm discussing regarding Chrysler products.

Australia isn't like the US with a limited model lineup for the manufacturers. Even with prestige vehiles like MB, BMW, etc we received a larger range of product than the US.

So, Chrysler sells a number of models, so do the Koreans. So does Great Wall, so does Fiat, so does Porsche, BMW and on and on.

As for the 300c, created a niche? It filled a void neglected by Ford and GM because it wasn't profitable for them.

It great to be very selective with your comments on this site.

You seems to use data with no real comprehension on how to decipher the data. The most, largest range, more hp, or whatever doesn't necessarily equate to success.

Chrysler has work to do here, yes vehicles are selling, but it isn't a huge player in Australia. Significant, yes.

So, in essence most of your commentary is quite tainted and useless crap. Just like what you posted.

@Bigal, Trust me on this one. If someone gave you a 2500 with a 6.7 Cummins Diesel 4x4 with all the bells you would be jumping up and down if you could afford the fuel.



What does a HD have to do with your comment?

As for what I can afford, I'm not like you, paying off an uninsured vehicle, unemployed and dreaming of buying a new vehicle.

If your commentary is any gauge on your life skills I do think you'll be a burden to the US taxpayer for eternity.

Keep on dreaming sunshine.

@BAFO, You know NOTHING about RAM trucks. And you know NOTHING about me. " unemployed" If you could comprehend what you read you would know I am NOT " unemployed" I am on DISABILITY with a MULTI MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT. And won't have to work, but will. For myself. So go back to the whole you crawled out of. Your MAZDA want to be Ford IE JAP
truck can't HOLD a candle to RAM truck's. YOU are the one DREAMING. DREAMING that you could get more than a EURO 1.6 liter engine. lol My dreams are just about to come true. Court date in JULY.

Again HemiV8 (this time, not one of the other names you go by).

How can we believe what you put on this site?

You have lost all credibility due to the lack of validity and quality in your blogs.

And, like I stated a burden. Someone has to pay for your dreams. Fits in with your unionist attitude.

@BAFO, YA, I had to pay for it. Lawyer gets 35%. I broke my back in 3 places, Compound fracture to left ankle, tibia came out of the leg, 6 compressed disks. Company had a roof access that was not up to code with the hatch broke. I will pay for this the rest of my life.

@HEMI V8 - I find it odd that you can sue your employer. If you were on the job then it falls under Workers Compensation and any jurisdiction with Worker's Compensation tends to have laws in place the prevent directly suing the employer.

But,,,,,,, I'm not an expert on California law.

Good luck on your claim.

Looks like Big Al hit a nerve.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

@LouBC, "Good luck on your claim." THANK'S! It's really NONE of your business. However I am not suing my employer. I am suing the business my employer sent me to. Everything there was NOT up to STATE or FEDERAL LAW. It was a bear trap waiting to spring.
I was the poor S.O.B that stepped into it. The company removed all equipment and a wall shortly after the accident. To little TO late. :( At least NO one else will get hurt or killed.

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch".


THE NERVE BIG AL HIT, is the fact that I have worked all my adult life and don't call in sick.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/29/gm-recalls-cruze-compacts-to-fix-front-axle-shafts/ Cause Gm/Chevys are so bullet proof.

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