Dodge trucks have been atop the US domestic truck market for
    decades now, and the strongest regional market in the world for the Dodge Ram
    is the state of Texas.  In light of the
    Ram’s popularity in the Lone
    Star State
    Dodge released the 2009 Dodge Ram Lone Star Edition at the 2008 Texas State


    This new trimline, which is available at dealerships in Texas only, begins with
    a Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab with either two- or four-wheel drive, powered by the
    mighty Hemi.  The 2009 5.7L Hemi powered
    vehicles get a jump in power, to 390 horsepower and 407 lb-ft of torque.  The Hemi announces itself through a the
    factory-installed 4″ dual exhaust.  Like
    all other 2009 Rams, the Lone Star Edition is fitted with Dodge’s first in
    class five-link rear suspension setup, mated to a sold rear axle, helping to
    provide a smoother ride than most pickups without compromising payload or
    towing capacity.


    Next, the Lone Star Edition Dodge Ram is equipped with the
    new RamBox storage unit, which is integrated into the bed side, and offers the
    owner a waterproof, lockable, illuminated compartment, and along with that
    comes a 2 foot bed extension and cargo rail system with adjustable cleats.  The outside of the Lone Star Ram features a
    tremendous amount of storage space, and the inside has more of the same, with
    in-floor storage compartments and 42 storage areas located throughout the
    interior.  A lighting group package is
    added, giving extra lights everywhere on the truck, both inside and out -  from under hood to the vanity mirrors.  Finished the interior are various leather
    accents and on the exterior the tailgate mounted Lone Star Edition badge
    completes the package.


    The cost of the 2009 Lone Star Edition package is $1,500,
    but with the required Hemi option, the total price is $2,810, but considering
    that the same options added individually to a Ram 1500 would cost you around
    $3,560, Texans have the opportunity to save themselves some money when
    purchasing one of the most advanced trucks in the market.