The I-6 was upgraded with a higiher compression ratio, knock sensor, and fuel feedback system, increasing power and efficiency. In 2013, a new Mexican-built full-sized van based on the was introduced and sold under the name Ram ProMaster, which fills the marketing slot once held by the original Dodge B-Series full-size van. I know for a fact that the 85,041 odometer-reading is the actual-miles definitely not 185,041. The Ram 50 was an interesting vehicle in some ways: one of the better Asian pickups, it was carried by Chrysler until 1993. The engine was moved forward in the chassis to improve crash protection, and the front end sheet-metal was redone with a longer nose to accommodate this change.
The Sportsman, Tradesman, and Adventurer names were phased out after 1980, replaced with the Ram van moniker, which included the Ram wagon for passenger models. On the Ram Van, tinted glass and a vinyl low back bucket seat for the driver were standard. Dodge Ram wagons and vans Leading in both price and economy of operation was the 109-inch wheelbase Mini-Ram. Hatchback 45 2-Seat Wagon Car Series Body Standard Engine Optional Engines Standard Transmission Optional Transmissions Axle Ratio Opt A. Standard on premium front-wheel-drive models, it was produced by Chrysler's Huntsville Electronics Assembly plant and was developed in cooperation with Texas Instruments. The slant six was standard, 318 V8 optional. The system provided the time and date, had a trip odometer, provided the average speed and gas mileage, and estimated the range until running out of gas using the average fuel efficiency of the previous 5 to 15 minutes.
Chrysler seems to have been the only division successful in selling rear wheel drive cars to retail customers after 1981. While never as popular as the Dodge version, Plymouth marketed the Voyager in this format through 1983, after which the nameplate was transferred to the new minivan that was introduced for 1984. Never actually replaced by a Chrysler vehicle, it was augmented by the mid-sized Dakota in 1987. The extended K-car was called both Chrysler E Class and Chrysler New Yorker. This change resulted in the elimination of the front door vent windows. Gross vehicle weight was around two tons; curb weight was around 2,500 pounds; four wheel drive was available. Tire Size Wheel Colt L 24 1.
Four wheel drive models used automatic locking hubs, engineered by Chrysler and made by Borg Warner. The underfloor oxidation catalyst in previous models was replaced by a single 105 cubic inch, close-coupled, three-way catalyst. Truck sales were not particularly high, despite a 12% gain over 1982; just over 50,000 D150 models were made, with fewer than 10,000 D250s and D350s. Instead of repairing the fuel injection, Chrysler replaced them with a carburetor. The Ram nameplate replaced both previous names in 1979.
This book covers the part of the motorhome manufactured by Dodge and does not cover motorhome bodies. The Medallion exterior offered all of the Salon items plus a full vinyl roof with Laredo grain, more sound insulation, bright upper door frame and vinyl roof molding, and remote control left outside mirror. I don't notice any fluid-drips on the driveway, and the engine doesn't exhibit any ticks or blue smoke. Spirit was 2,809 lb and Concorde 2,902-2,947 lb depending on whether buyers got the sedan or wagon. All generations of the B-series van feature similar construction, with only small variation from era to era.
By bidding on, or otherwise agreeing to purchase this vehicle, buyer acknowledges that it is being sold as-is with no warranty. The exhaust is quiet with no leaks. It's geared so high, that you don't even shift it into top-gear until around 40mph if you're driving it right. A new labor agreement guaranteed two years without strikes, and most plants joined the ; over 300 teams found and solved quality problems, with immediate financial and customer-relations results. With the Sprinter, Chrysler shifted from American-style full-sized vans in favor of more fuel-efficient European-style models. The Rampage included a standard double-wall pickup box, load-sensing brakes, linkless front sway bar, single-piece construction, power front disc brakes, and 335 amp battery, along with numerous driver convenience features; it was in some ways an ideal parts runner. New 1983 standard features included upgraded vinyl bench seat, and a new bright front bumper.
The had a firmer suspension and black trim. It could be made into a bug-out expedition camper, or even fitted out to be handicapped-accessible. Six cylinder engines included the 225 in³ Slant Six 1979-1987 , the 3. In 1978, the filler panel was removed and the doors were moved forward to be next to the front passenger door, similar to the Ford and Chevrolet vans. TorqueFlite automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, electronic ignition, and front transverse torsion bar suspension were standard on all of them. Certain model years came with an optional 5. K-car engineering would be resilient to all these stretches and squishes, though Chrysler was often penny wise and pound foolish in how they did it, so that larger vehicles retained far too much of the economy Reliant.
Dodge was the last of the four major full-size van makers to market a short-wheelbase van and passenger wagon. A new optional roadability package contained a larger sway bar, higher control shock absorbers, a firm-feel power steering gear with quicker ratio, and a heavy-duty rear axle. Plymouth was becoming an afterthought, and as Chrysler was selling Dodges with more chrome and softer suspensions, Chrysler Corporation was all too clearly giving up on separate identities for its three divisions. A retuned muffler reduced back pressure and joined a new air cleaner resonator and faster opening throttle linkage. In 1983, there was still a big market for these vehicles, and Dodge had a big chunk of it.
Huntsville was sold to Siemens after Mercedes acquired Chrysler. The , essentially the same car as the Cordoba, continued its stable, quiet ride, and responsive handling in its final year; Diplomat, Gran Fury, and New Yorker Fifth Avenue would carry the torch. They usually come in very competetively-priced. Turismo essentially continued from 1982 other than the name change; the base Turismo had the 1. Dodge Ram pickups A four-wheel-drive version of the popular Ram Miser was new for 1983. Little changed on Dodge vans produced between 1971 and 1977, with only a grille change from metal to plastic for the 1974 model year. The Rampage, a pickup truck based on the platform, continued into its second year, with a five-speed manual transmission providing better performance and economy than the prior four-speed.