laramie ram.jpgAmidst the 2009 Detroit North American International Auto Show, the Chrysler area featured a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 cut apart showing the 63 innovations and alterations of the new Dodge Ram.  The Dodge engineers worked to truly make this an all-new Ram 1500, and there have been changes from front to back.  Here is a full rundown of the 2009 Dodge Ram changes from the 2009 NAIAS.

    (Each Image below correlates to the list following with the numbers shown in the image. Click to enlarge images)

    cut away front.jpg1.    New and Improved 5.7L Hemi Engine
    2.    390 Horsepower (although the display stated 380, Dodge’s website lists 390hp)
    3.    410 lb-ft of torque (although the display stated 404 lb-ft, the Dodge website lists 410 lb-ft)
    4.    Variable Valve Timing for Better Fuel Economy
    8.    Front Axle with Disconnect Feature for Better Fuel Economy
    11.    High Strength Steel Frame
    12.    Estimated 5-Star Impact Rating
    21.    Aerodynamic Design Improves Fuel Economy
    26.    Integrated Front Spoiler for Improved Aerodynamics
    27.    Light Weight Aluminum Hood for Improved Fuel Economy
    33.    Chrome Steel Front Bumper with Integrated Fog Lamps
    50.    Standard ABS Brakes

    cut away mid 2.jpg5.      5-Speed Automatic Transmission
    6.      Magnesium Transfer Case
    23.    Triple Sealed Doors for Quiet Ride
    34.    Heated and Ventilated Front Seats- Segment First!
    35.    Heated Steering Wheel
    36.    Heated Rear Seats
    37.    Power Lumbar Support
    40.    Centerfold Armrest
    41.    Floor Storage Console with 3 Power Outlets
    42.    Under Seat Storage
    43.    8″ LCD DVD Entertainment System
    44.    SIRUIS Backseat TV – Industry First!
    45.    SIRIUS Satellite Radio
    46.    LCD Instrument Cluster for Easy Reading
    47.    MyGIG Entertainment System with DVD, MP3, & Navigation
    48.    560 Watt Audio System with Surround Sound
    49.    U-Connect Hands Free Bluetooth Communications
    51.    Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    52.    Standard Hill Assist Start System (HAS)
    57.    Driver Side Airbag
    58.    Passenger Side Airbag
    59.    Side Airbag Curtain
    60.    Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners
    61.    Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH)

    cut away rear.jpg15.    5-Link Coil Spring Rear Suspension
    16.    Outboard Shock Absorbers for Stability
    17.    32 Gallon Fuel Tank
    18.    Galvanized Exterior Panels for Improve Corrosion Protection
    19.    Full Size Spare
    28.    Bed Rail Caps for Reduced Paint Scratching
    56.    Tire Pressure Monitor

    cut away rear wide.jpg20.    RAMBOX Storage, Dry, Lockable, Convenient!
    25.    Stamped Steel Rear Bumper for Increased Strength
    29.    Lift Assist Tailgate
    30.    Tailgate Spoiler for Improved Fuel Economy
    31.    Cargo Rail System with Cleats
    32.    Bed Extender & Divider
    53.    Standard Trailer Stability Control (TSC)

    cut away front corner.jpg13.    Integrated Tow Hooks
    22.    Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals & Puddle Lamps
    24.    Quad Headlamps for Safer Night-time Driving
    62.    Automatic Headlamps

    Not Clearly pictured:
    7.      Stronger Driveshaft U-Joints
    9.      Solid Rear Axle for Greater Strength
    10.    Dual Exhaust
    14.    Stronger Trailer Hitch
    38.    Adjustable Pedals
    39.    Exclusive In-Floor Storage Bins -Industry First!
    54.    ParkSense Object Detection System
    55.    Rear Backup Camera
    63.    Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)

    With all of these innovation to the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, what else would you have liked to see?? Talk about it here!

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