Dodge Ram Truck Research Paper

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In this essay, I will attempt to inform you about some of the histories about square body dodge and Chevy trucks. Fist will talk about dodge square body trucks. Second will talk about chevy square body trucks. The last paragraph will be comparing and contrasting the two truck companies DODGEThe Dodge Ram is a full-size pickup truck marketed under the Ram Trucks brand and manufactured by Chrysler Group LLC. The name "Ram" was first used in 1981 during the launch of the redesigned Ram and Power Ram. Originally, it was developed on Dodge's light truck line, but over the years the brand has branched out to other types of trucks.During this time, Dodge began putting a Ram on the hood of there vehicles. Since the line was new, Dodge decided to keep…show more content…
Also, a heavy duty overdrive automatic transmission known as the A518 was packaged with the 5.2 L and 5.9 L engines.Eventually, an engine from the Cummins B series was added to the Dodge engine lineup. For the very first time, Dodge saw an increase in its sales. The Cummins was recognized as a great engine because it could be attached to a sturdier version of the A727 automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. The Cummins is available on 250 and 350 series pickup trucks.CHEVY 1973-The first year for the new truck displayed a completely new look from the previous 6 years. The most notable changes were to the body. The new trucks featured a completely restyled and "rounded" body style, curved side glass, bigger more comfortable seats, and flow through ventilation directed through louvers behind the hood. Woodgrain trim panel on the tailgate of top trim levels. Also introduced in 1973 was a crew cab 1 ton 3+3 pickup nicknamed the "Big Dooley." 454 replaces 400 (402) as a top engine option. 1,055,273 units were produced surpassing the 1972 Ford sales record. 1975-Custom line is dropped and Custom Deluxe becomes base model. Cheyenne Super is replaced by Silverado as top trim…show more content…
HEI ignition becomes available, catalytic converters were also made standard equipment on all trucks under 6,001 gross vehicle weight (GVW). 400 small block is available in 4x4 models and changes to the grille make it flush to the front and give it three horizontal bars. 1976-New Zinc rich primer is added to aid rust prevention. Deluxe chrome bumpers with rubber impact strips are a new option. Rally wheels and Sports model are also offered as options. Bonanza trim packages introduced and marketed as a "value" for customers, as three levels are available (YG6, YG7, YG8). Last year for Chevrolet Orange engines. Blazer gets new body design with a metal roof over front seats and fiberglass over the rear. Also equipped with integrated roll bar.1978-Most notable change was the offering of a 5.7 350 (22.5:1) Diesel engine in the C10 pickups. Top trim level Silverado gets new brushed aluminum trim and all woodgrain is now gone. 1,317,466 trucks sold this year setting a new record. 1980-The beginning of big changes for the rounded line. New "egg crate" grille, below eyeline mirrors, 8-track and cassette options, cast aluminum wheels, and the official release of rectangular headlights contribute to the changes. Dual exhaust offered on the 292

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