Old-Gen Ram 1500 Will Sport Classic Badging

2019 Ram 1500 Classic[4]A II

Ram did a smart thing when prepping for its fifth-generation Ram 1500 to enter the hot half-ton U.S. marketplace. Not only did it create its most advanced and lightest half-ton pickup truck for the 2019 model year, but it also upgraded a new Michigan plant location, all but eliminating that pesky production downtime when switching over to a new and improved model.

Building two versions of the same truck (the older DS model in Warren as well as in Saltillo, Mexico, the newer DT model in Sterling Heights) allows Ram not only to better target trim packages to the needs of the local dealer body whose communities may want more of one than the other, but also to offer a wider price structure for consumers who may or may not want a new pickup with all the newest bells and whistles.

Additionally, for the 2019 model year, Ram will offer a completely new badging strategy between the two trucks. One will offer the old-school crosshaired grille and a new "Classic" badge, while the other will move to the multi-slat, twin-nostril grille and a new Ram-stamped nameplate.

2019 Ram 1500 Classic badge[4] II

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will be offered in all three cab configurations (regular, Quad and crew) with three bed lengths (8-foot, 6-foot-4 and 5-foot-7), and three different engine options (3.6-liter V-6, 5.7-liter V-8 and late availability of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6). The value-priced Ram 1500 Classics will be offered in four different lower trim levels (Tradesman, Express, Big Horn/Lone Star and SSV law enforcement models). The Classic will also now have three different appearance packages called Chrome Plus, Tradesman SXT and the Express Black Accent Package. Each old-style Ram 1500 will offer unique badging, as well.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic will be available closer to the end of the year, with exact pricing for each of the four trims and configurations closer to their on-sale date. Ram 1500 Classics will be the only Ram half tons to offer a regular-cab pickup at least until the end of the 2019 model-year run.

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2019 Ram 1500 Classic[8] B II

 

Comments

@ TNTGMC The poll has been done Ford sells more Ecoboosts in trucks then GM sells V8s.


Posted by: frankinFL | Jun 28, 2018 11:59:06 AM

TNT hurts doesn't sales are facts

stop posting under my name

@ TNTGMC The poll has been done Ford sells more Ecoboosts in trucks then GM sells V8s.


Posted by: frankinFL | Jun 28, 2018 11:59:06 AM


Care to post a link?

I'd like to see that link as well

Considering now Ford knows their 5.0L is best engine choice. Thats why they charge more for it

@ ford drools

No the facts are that ford Fseries sells more trucks than GM half ton and full size. I wanna see proof on ecbusts vs GM V8s

And its funny how numerous times Ford technicians have said they would choose the 5.0L over the ecobusts. Heck head Ford technicians here in town have told three guys in work with tonstay away from them and buy the 5.0L. Now thats says something to me.

@ andrwken Link not needed. Ford sells 30% more full size trucks then GM. 70% of Ford trucks are sold with an Ecoboost. Some full size GM trucks do not have a v8. Now apply math and Ford sells more Ecoboosts trucks than GM v8 trucks.
PS I do not put much stock in links as most are just points of view.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/08/v8-market-share-just-quarter-ford-f150-lineup/

tnt here a good read but you are correct there's no proof that GM sell more or less V8's than the Ford Eco-Boosts

Considering now Ford knows their 5.0L is best engine choice. Thats why they charge more for it
Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 28, 2018 12:16:58 PM

they also charge more for both Eco-Boost motors, again this you making a false claim about the 5.0L you may think it's the best motor out there but doesn't make your claim correct

And its funny how numerous times Ford technicians have said they would choose the 5.0L over the ecobusts. Heck head Ford technicians here in town have told three guys in work with tonstay away from them and buy the 5.0L. Now thats says something to me.

Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 28, 2018 12:28:52 PM

that's because that's what you want to hear, you like V8's, again they are asking their opinions, no facts on which is more reliable

@ Ford rules

That was a good read. Seems to me ford has cut into its V8 sales like article kinda talks about.

Yes, they are opinions of the technician/mechanic, but if a certified ford mechanics, who are suppose to know there stuff, state they would rather own the 5.0 then ecobust....I would trust them bc they are the knowledgeable ones...correct!?!

@Ford Rules,

It's get really annoying they're spreading false propaganda, it's really toxic in here, there's just an immense amount of wrong information, and it's usually the GM people.

Yes, they are opinions of the technician/mechanic, but if a certified ford mechanics, who are suppose to know there stuff, state they would rather own the 5.0 then ecobust....I would trust them bc they are the knowledgeable ones...correct!?!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 28, 2018 1:26:29 PM

that's what we want to think but I have had way to many bad experiences with bad techs/mechanics, and hey i understand why people want to chose a V8 they have been around for a long time, heck it took me 7 years to finally pull the trigger on an Eco-Boost

@ Frank:

Why don't you go and TRO LL somewhere else? Man...you sure area first class tool.

@ frank

We are having conversation here. Ifnu wanna join. Feel free, but I'm not spreading false claims. I have no reason to. I could care less about Fords...I don't like them, but my buddy does and he is a lead machanic for Ford. He bought a brand new 18 with 10 spd 5.0L. Refuses to buy ecobusts...have had to many of back to shop

BTW...if u wanna join, have debate and don't be a sour grape if someone puts u in your place...lol

@ Ford Rules

What year and size ecoboost u get.

@ Frank:

Why don't you go and TRO LL somewhere else? Man...you sure area first class tool.


Posted by: Frank and Chris's Neighbor | Jun 28, 2018 1:56:36 PM

The irony on this is that this thing can't post using a real name, IT needs to hide.

What a chimpanzee

@TNCHUMP,

You're the reason this site is garbage, you're a misinformed humper spreading rumos and lies in which you've been called out for, for pete sake....just shut the hell up already.

Why hasn't your alter-ego posted today, GMRSGREAT? Wow, how pathetic.

@ frank

I could care less about Fords..


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 28, 2018 1:58:54 PM

So shut the hell up already!!!!

@ Frank

Here we go again with antics and name calling. U constantly insult when u don't know what your talking about. Its like others have said, u are playing checkers, while everyone else is playing chess.
Just stop already u have embarrassed yourself time and time again. I mean any guy who defends the 5.4L and 4.6L is out of his mind!!
And then to top it all off, u claim the 4.6L will out run in terms of miles than any V8 from GM. You hurt yourself, so run along like u always do when you get put in your place.

Just take a look at your last 3 posts...pathetic...

We were actually having civil conversation and then u show up...
Your like a carp in a game fish pond....garbage

You know nothing, I'd beat you at a game of chess, by the way, that's a really stupid analogy.

Have you been able to find a 5.3L GM engine with 1 million miles?

No,

I have, it's the 5.4L.

I am talking about the 5.7L, and I'm talking your precious GM LS Engines, you know, like that one in your precious queen truck.

@ andrwken Link not needed. Ford sells 30% more full size trucks then GM. 70% of Ford trucks are sold with an Ecoboost. Some full size GM trucks do not have a v8. Now apply math and Ford sells more Ecoboosts trucks than GM v8 trucks.
PS I do not put much stock in links as most are just points of view.


Posted by: frankinFL | Jun 28, 2018 12:43:25 PM

Pure speculation as Ford does not disclose f-150 sales individually. Pure garbage math as last years fulls size truck sales discrepancy was only 9% between ford and GM. You could pull numbers out of your butt all day and you would not know if they sell more ecoboosts than gm v8's. GM does not disclose percentage of v8 sales. No way to know the correlation.

Not only can you not use the 70% of f-150 sales without the hard data, you could also look at the 300k worth of full size suv's equipped with gm small blocks as more than enough to overtake your ecoboost numbers. GM full size Suv's outsold ford in 2017 by 6/1.

All GM HD pickups are equipped with V8's so that can also be counted against your 70% of half ton fords having an ecoboost. all Ford Superduty pickups are V8's, correct?

The more I type the more I think you would be completely wrong.

BTW...if u wanna join, have debate and don't be a sour grape if someone puts u in your place...lol

Yeah Frank let's have a debate not a yelling match, try it i dare you

@ Ford Rules

What year and size ecoboost u get. 2018, 3.5 TT King Ranch

I mean any guy who defends the 5.4L,
i will defend the 5.4L, i owned one for 7 years sold it at 156K miles on it and spent $1,800 on it in 7 years i owned it (outside of wear and tear items) absolutely the best truck i have owned, and it's still on the road today, i run into the guy from time to time he always says it's still running good

You know nothing, I'd beat you at a game of chess, by the way, that's a really stupid analogy.


Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2018 3:05:11 PM


Thanks for proving my point....

i will defend the 5.4L, i owned one for 7 years sold it at 156K miles on it and spent $1,800 on it in 7 years i owned it (outside of wear and tear items) absolutely the best truck i have owned, and it's still on the road today, i run into the guy from time to time he always says it's still running good

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Jun 28, 2018 3:16:30 PM

$1800 on non-wear and tear items?

My current truck is 8 years old with 185k on it and it has $100 spent on non-wear and tear, none of which is drivetrain related.

I wouldn't brag about that....

i owned one for 7 years sold it at 156K miles on it and spent $1,800 on it in 7 years i owned it (outside of wear and tear items) absolutely the best truck i have owned, and it's still on the road today, i run into the guy from time to time he always says it's still running good

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Jun 28, 2018 3:16:30 PM

You would have spent $1800.00 on spark plugs replaci owned one for 7 years sold it at 156K miles on it and spent $1,800 on it in 7 years i owned it (outside of wear and tear items) absolutely the best truck i have owned, and it's still on the road today, i run into the guy from time to time he always says it's still running good

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Jun 28, 2018 3:16:30 PM

You would have spent $ 1800.00 on the spark plugs replacement alone. I'm not buying your stories.

My current truck is 8 years old with 185k on it and it has $100 spent on non-wear and tear, none of which is drivetrain related.

I wouldn't brag about that....


Posted by: andrwken | Jun 28, 2018 3:20:41 PM


I aint got nothing to prove to you, btw, that's pure nonsense, 185K warrants brakes, tires.....you're full of it, get back in bed with you TNTRVLL.

LOL!

You would have spent $ 1800.00 on the spark plugs replacement alone. I'm not buying your stories.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jun 28, 2018 3:23:35 PM

@TNT,

Sparks plugs on the 4.6/5.4/6.8L are $50, I do it all the time.
This guy is on a good one.

Frank,

I just love it when you take me tea bagging in the back of your Sooper Dooty. If it actually ran we could go more often. You might consider trading it for something more reliable.

@ Frank

Your posts are unreal. Again, speaks volumes of yourself. Geezzz.

I aint got nothing to prove to you, btw, that's pure nonsense, 185K warrants brakes, tires.....you're full of it, get back in bed with you TNTRVLL.

LOL!


Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2018 3:25:34 PM

Non wear and tear items. That excludes brakes, tires, plugs, filters, etc.

Read each word, in order next time.

Non wear and tear items. That excludes brakes, tires, plugs, filters, etc.

Read each word, in order next time.


Posted by: andrwken | Jun 28, 2018 4:12:02 PM

You're still lying, and couldn't support it to back it up. Not one in car in the world would do that, you stretched it way too far, you're comment was useless.

That's like saying, I didn't spend any money on the entire truck because it has 100% wear and tear items.

Clueless people on this site.

i will defend the 5.4L, i owned one for 7 years sold it at 156K miles on it and spent $1,800 on it in 7 years i owned it (outside of wear and tear items) absolutely the best truck i have owned, and it's still on the road today, i run into the guy from time to time he always says it's still running good

-Ford Rules GM Drools

The 5.4 Triton was a terrible engine. Probably one of the worst V8 engines made in the last 20 years. There are at least a dozen different things that can go wrong with that engine and lead to catastrophic failure. I've seen dozens of them and I worked at a small shop. Timing chain guides get brittle and break. The oiling system was at its limits when the engine works right and there are a few design issues with the engine that lead to oil starvation at the top of the head, leading to sludging of the oil passages, damage to the cam bearings, and cam phaser damage. The timing chain tensioner's gasket can blow out, leading to poor TC tension and reduced oil pressure. The oil pumps are known for failing. The cam phasers can develop a rattle and even cause engine damage. The rockers are known to break. The valve guides are known to wear prematurely and develop bad valve seats. The cast iron exhaust manifolds are guaranteed to crack if it's a northern truck. The coil packs constantly fail and we all know how great the spark plugs are. Fuel injectors on some years were famous for leaking while the truck is parked, washing oil off the cylinders or even hydrolocking the engine in some cases. The fuel diluted oil further increased engine wear and timing chain stretch.

you can read about what 5.4 Triton owners thought of their engine here:
http://gotaclassaction.com/ford-sued-over-latent-defects-in-vehicles-equipped-with-the-5-4l-engine/

wow guys can't one person come on here and have good luck with a Ford

GMSRGREAT
i had my spark plugs done at 100k miles and cost me $450

@ the rest
at 135k miles i had the cam phasers done and while they were in there i had them do the timing chains that's what cost me $1,800.00

My current truck is 8 years old with 185k on it and it has $100 spent on non-wear and tear, none of which is drivetrain related.

I wouldn't brag about that....


Posted by: andrwken | Jun 28, 2018 3:20:41 PM

i'm not bragging just sharing a experience i had with my 5.4,

The 5.4 is a great engine, I'm still driving mine and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. I've really had to baby it so it would last. You GMshills know nothing

@ Frank
Just stop while your behind! And stop calling someone a liar. Look into mirror humbre. Stay civil or get out!

@ Vincent
Yes, its a terrible motor and no matter how many facts u throw at Frank, he won't listen and just throw a huge temper tantrum like a toddler!
He claims GM guys are worst on forum but he needs to look into mirror and see a shrink!

@ Ford rules
Glad to hear u didn't have too much maintenance on the 5.4L
Hoepfillu u have good luck with your ecoboost

Just curious what are u getting for gas mileage with new 10/spd

Nearly all OHC engines have issues with plastic Timing Chain Guides, even your beloved GMs, stop try to cherry pick data and rule it as a bad engine when it's just being worn.

I still will never see a GM 5.3L with over 1Million miles, well maybe if you just dropped the junk from Mars.

Considering Mobil 1's 2015 Silverado 5.3 looked brand new when they tore it down at 520k miles, the engine would have no problem going for a million miles if the maintenance schedule is followed. It's a good example of the difference between highway miles and short trips or stop-and-go city miles. I suspect that's why that million mile Tundra looked the way it did at 1M. He used the truck to run parts across the country for oil drilling. Pure highway miles, primarily in Texas, and consistent service work done by the dealer.

I've seen several 5.3's with over 700k miles on the engine. My neighbor has a 2002 Suburban 5.3 with 350k miles and it runs great. He had to change the oil pan gasket recently but otherwise the engine has never had a serious issue. There are a few 5.3's with 500k-700k miles posted on Youtube that ran great.

https://highmileclub.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/hmc-exclusive-2002-chevy-avalanche-with-over-700000-miles/
https://highmileclub.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/hmc-exclusive-silverado-with-over-500000-miles/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpcR4Y4SLSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwutNVAINOs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu3Cc3OMiuY

The problem is most people don't follow the maintenance schedule (coolant change, timing chain replacement at specified mileage, brake fluid change, trans fluid change, diff change, etc), and don't care for their truck like they should. Most people rarely own a vehicle long enough to reach 100k miles, let alone driving the same one for a million miles straight. Most people I know trade their truck in my the time the original tires need to be replaced.

It just shows you how ridiculous it is when the Toyota guys try to put down GM and Ford's trucks, claiming that the domestic trucks would be lucky to make it 100k miles.

Yeah we’ll it didn’t and wouldn’t make a million. Useless post.

@ Frank

U have one Triton 5.4L in a Van and u are bragging about it. And then u go on your tangents again and again like a kid not getting his way at McDonald's bc his happy meal toy was wrong.
Get a grip man, take your meds, go to Starbucks have a coffee, and then go for a nice long walk! Bc u will need your exercise when your pinto breaks down

TNT,

You might as well give up trying to reason with Frank or have an adultlike debate with him. His brain is so far gone, it's beyond repair. The Blue Oval Kool Aid laced with aluminum has done a number on his noggin.

@ Frank

Here u go. Maybe this will shut u up!

https://www.wrbl.com/news/news-3-neighbors/truck-hits-1000000-miles/962247875

A million mile 2007 GMC with a 5.3

https://www.silveradosierra.com/vortec-5-3l-v8/5-3-engine-most-mileage-t289537-250.html

Here is forum link

Have a great night.....plus its a truck not a van!!! Lmfao

@Frank:
For your viewing enjoyment:

I would encourage everyone read through the article including the comments section.

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/57798-ford-settles-spark-plug-defect-class-action-lawsuits-for-2-2m/

Just curious what are u getting for gas mileage with new 10/spd


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 28, 2018 5:31:31 PM

mine average right now is 21.6 MPG, on the hwy running 65 MPH i will see high 23's low 24's anything over 70 MPH it drops to 21 to 22 MPG's, every tank gets reset and hand calculated last tank came to 20.2 hand calculated was about about 1/2 hwy and 1/2 local

Still selling the old gen is a good is marketing spin. It's not going to help sales. The badge is worthless. The only reason they are doing this is because they don't have their products and process together. Good day!

@Ford rules..

Those are great numbers For the ecoboost. What gears do u have. That new 10 SPD really helps. Do u find it hunting for gears in city driving? My old 5.3L with 8 SPD did a little even after reprogramming.
My new 6.2L does not.

As for Frank, your really quiet, which we all like! Your welcome for proving u wrong!

@Ford rules..

Those are great numbers For the ecoboost. What gears do u have. That new 10 SPD really helps. Do u find it hunting for gears in city driving? My old 5.3L with 8 SPD did a little even after reprogramming.
My new 6.2L does not.

As for Frank, your really quiet, which we all like! Your welcome for proving u wrong!


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 29, 2018 7:49:32 AM

i have the 3:55's with max tow package, this is the one thing Ford has nailed down the trans and the motor tuning it is never in the wrong gear and it does not hunt gears, now with that being said you have to understand it has turbos the low end torque it has is freakin awesome and is what keeps it from gear hunting, i was very skeptical when i started hearing about all the 8 and 10 speed tranny's just for that reason, i hear you on the 5.3 i wouldn't touch one with a 10' pole, i feel GM is more focused on FE which is why they have some tuning issues

@ ford rules

Yea, I hope GM smooths out 5.3L with 8Spd. It a fantastic motor! Pulled my boat with ease with its 3.42 rear end, but when I had the opportunity to jump into a 6.2L that was discounted $12k I had to jump on it. There were only 2 in a 500 mile radius of me here in Midwest that had the discounts.

Well, I'm glad u like your ecoboost, I do hope it gives u trouble free years. Its good to ruffle each others feathers and still debate/convo, without acting like a toddler.

@ ford rules

Yea, I hope GM smooths out 5.3L with 8Spd. It a fantastic motor! Pulled my boat with ease with its 3.42 rear end, but when I had the opportunity to jump into a 6.2L that was discounted $12k I had to jump on it. There were only 2 in a 500 mile radius of me here in Midwest that had the discounts.

Well, I'm glad u like your ecoboost, I do hope it gives u trouble free years. Its good to ruffle each others feathers and still debate/convo, without acting like a toddler.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Jun 29, 2018 8:50:31 AM

thanks same to you, i agree we can give some and take some


thanks same to you, i agree we can give some and take some

Posted by: Ford Rules GM Drools | Jun 29, 2018 9:31:23 AM

You are correct, sir with the exception of Frank.



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