2010 Dodge Ram R/T ?

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2010 Dodge Ram R/T ?

Post by scottm » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:52 am

Spied! Is this the 2010 Dodge Ram R/T?
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/06/sp ... 00-rt.html

Chrysler has yet to announce if there are any changes to the Dodge Ram 1500 for 2010 but this spy shot of an instrumented test truck appears to give away two revisions intended for the performance-oriented, two-wheel-drive Ram R/T model.

First up: new 22-inch 5-spoke painted aluminum wheels with low-profile Goodyear Fortera P285/45R22 tires. The 2009 Ram R/T's rolling stock was 20-inch 5-spoke polished aluminum wheels with P275/60R20 Goodyear Wrangler HPs.

The second update to the R/T looks to be the addition of a removable soft tonneau cover. That's not surprising considering the R/T has a 4.10 rear axle and it uses a "loose" torque converter for strong off-the-line performance from its 390-horsepower, 407 pounds-feet of torque 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The R/T can do zero to 60 in just under 6 seconds. The tradeoff for a short rear axle and loose torque converter is usually a hit to fuel economy. Using a tonneau cover to smooth out airflow over the cargo box could help the 2010 R/T marginally improve its gas mileage over the 2009 R/T.

One thing we think we can say with certainty if this is the 2010 Dodge Ram R/T: It looks like we'd have no problem getting (another) ticket driving this aggressive looking pickup.
I hope the HEMI can live at least for a few more years!
Scott Moseman
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