Take advantage of fuel savings afforded by the choice of two available engines on the 2008 Ram 1500. The new 4.7-liter V-8 produces 310 hp and 330 pound-feet of torque while using less fuel and providing smoother operation compared with the engine it replaces. Similarly, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 offers 345 hp and 375 pound-feet of torque and is equipped with Chrysler Group's Multi-displacement System, which provides up to 20% fuel savings, the maker says. A Trailer Sway Control can be added to the truck's optional Electronic Stability Program, and a tire-pressure monitoring system is also available.
With a choice of wheelbases, the 2008 N-Series low cab forward truck can accommodate body lengths of 10 to 20 feet and payloads from 6,800 to 9,400 pounds. The new model's Vortec 6-liter V-8 engine has 325 horsepower and a 4-speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter and overdrive. For user comfort, the new Hexacube cab offers increased head-, shoulder-, and legroom, and multiple storage organizers. Low-cut side windows and larger 17-by-8-inch side mirrors offer the driver increased visibility.
The Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) truck cap can be customized to meet the demands of work truck service in a variety of industries. Options include: roof racks, various toolbox configurations, a selection of window and door sizes, several rear door options, and a polyester fabric liner designed to prevent condensation from collecting on the cap interior. Available in heights of 23, 26, 29, and 36 inches, the cap can be further customized with paint to match the truck's color. Automotive-grade lock cylinders in folding T-handles on all doors help protect valuable tools and equipment.
With a Space Age outer aerodynamic cover and an internal metal frame that integrates with the style of the truck, the Kramer Rack combines durability with a custom look. The polyurethane-encased steel frame comes UV-protected in black and can be painted. The racks are rated for 1,200 pounds of evenly distributed loads and are adjustable for length and width to fit most foreign and domestic pickup models.