By Patrick Rall
While many younger Dodge and Ram fans may not remember the day when there was a V10 Dodge Ram pickup with a V10 engine that wasn’t sporting the SRT10 badge, older DF’ers will likely recall the Ram 2500 of the late 1990s and early 2000s that offered 310 horsepower and 450lb-ft of torque. While that was a far cry from the output of the Viper V10 from similar years – or the Ram 1500 SRT10 that would arrive a few years later – the older V10 Rams were among the most powerful available. Unfortunately, a low take rate for these V10 powered heavy duty Rams made them fairly scarce but we were able to dig up a video of one playing in the mud for this week’s Muddy Monday feature here on DodgeForum.com.
We don’t know if there has been any drivetrain work done to the 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 V10 at work in this video but we do know that it has a massive 8 inch lift kit and a set of beefy Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires that allow it to dig through the deep mud and water of this mud bog area. The V10 Ram easily powers through the first pool of mud and while it is slowed a bit as it departs the first swampy area – it is quickly able to pull itself out before storming through the second deep pool of mud. In the long run, this video serves as a reminder that not all V10-powered Dodge Ram pickups built in the 2000s were made to tear up the asphalt.