2009 Dodge Ram?

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  1. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    I stole this from a cummins diesel forum, the OP claims this is a real 2009 Dodge Ram, I say it looks like a photochop. Thoughts?

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    photochop.

    We've already seen the spy photos from when the 2009 ram was doing hot-weather trials. The front end was much more like the new dakota.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    What's the big deal about it?
     
  4. PUREVIL

    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    You wouldn't have a rink would you?

    The guys swear thats the new ram... probably a bunch of old fucks that believe everything they see and every photo is legit. I should post up some good jessica alba fakes to see if they believe those too.
     
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    And here's the 2008 dakota with the new front-end for comparison:
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Okay, but who cares if it's the new Ram? You'll get to see it when it goes into production.
     
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    That picture was pulled from Mopar's website so apparently that is the real thing. If so, it looks better than the weak refresh the F-150 recieved and the ugly vanilla Silverado.

    The facelifted Dakota actually looks good in person too.
     
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    For claiming to be the "best" truck, and at least certainly the "benchmark" they really fucked up on that re-design, imo. It really drives home how poorly they must be doing financially. What other excuse do they have not to invest reasonable money to refresh their flagship product?

    I think the new GMC Sierra was gorgeous the second I saw it. Classic good looks! I didn't care for the Silverado, at first -- but it has definitely grown on me.

    I still can't get over the 1980's Volvo 240DL head rests, tho.
     
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    I was never a fan of the looks on the dodge, its too early to make assumptions on the F150 when we haven't even seen a clear front end picture.
    Silverado looks good.
    Tundras alright.
     
  10. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    In this photo you can see the grille has a similar inward rake to the initial photo posted.
     
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    Well, if the picture posted by the OP is the new ram, then I deem it a failure. It's too similar to the current-gen Ram, with a Tundra-style cab that just looks bloated.

    GM came out with a slam-dunk and the competition isn't even trying.
     
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    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    i had a 96 dakote, thing was a nice beater, fun, and beat the living shit out of it, suprisingly the tranny didnt go tho, i dunnoy but i like the look and feel of dodge trucks
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I actually agree with you.

    I wish GM would offer a SFA in the heavy duty trucks, but I know I'm the minority
     
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    No I agree with you. it should be coil-over strut IFS in the 2WD trucks and coil spring SFA on the 4x4 trucks.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    That would be fantastic.

    I want to buy a Duramax for a tow rig, but there's also a reason none of my friends buy them, the IFS is weak as hell.
     
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    I wish they'd update the 2500/3500 chassis. The body is new, but they kept the prev-gen frame and suspension.

    The IFS isn't "weak as hell", in fact it holds up pretty damn well... But I'd still want to see a SFA, just the same.


    The sad thing is that GM already has the parts for this, and very little retooling would be neccessary. The 2500/3500 is already over-due for a frame re-design... so get it fully boxed and hide the cost of the SFA in that. They can take off-the-shelf parts from their Kodiak/Topkick lineup for the steering, axle, and drive components. Re-use the existing components for the 2wd models. Done.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    weak as hell might be an overstatement

    however if i'm towing over 4 hours then driving on the sand dunes to get into a site at glamis, the last thing i want is something thats gonna break. Not saying that IFS definitely would, but SFA's tend to be more durable.
     
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    we agree. SFA would be nice.
     
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    maybe it is the color but i don't like it yet. the new Tundra looks more like a Ram than that Ram does.....
     

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