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Top 10 Ram Features

The name game.

Aug 17, 2020
Loyal trucktrend.com readers are probably saying, "You just published a story about the Top 10 Ram Features. You might be wondering why we're doubling up so quickly.
The answer is simple. This second segment of Cummins-diesel and hemi-powered rigs all boils down to a simple name change. As we noted in the first article, Dodge Ram was the truck brand's official name from 1987 until 2010, when the long-standing prefix was taken out of service.
Dodge Ram and Ram trucks are largely categorized by their generation, which is predicated largely on bodystyle and appearance—mostly in their fascia (grille, headlights, bumper, etc. ). The 2010-2018 Rams are the fourth generation, and the latest models are fifth generation.
While fourth-gens make up the bulk of this group, we're sure Ram enthusiasts everywhere are working on new rigs—modifying and personalizing, and, like owners of trucks featured here, building the trucks of their dreams.
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2011 Ram 2500

"It's right here, in black and white." That familiar phrase could certainly describe Curtis Hicks' rig, as the contrasting colors are used exclusively throughout the entire build. The Mega Cab is loaded with all the bits that define a high-quality, lifted show rig.

2011 Dodge Ram 2500- Contrast

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2012 Ram 2500

Brandon Ward went with the G56 six-speed manual transmission in this machine. With 943 hp and more than 1,700 lb-ft of metal-twisting torque, we think using the stick-shift gearbox is a wise choice for drivetrain longevity (a 68RFE six-speed automatic would no doubt fail).

2012 Ram 2500 Stick Shift Slayer

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2013 Ram 3500

We like the tales of owners who take a (then) top-of-the-line pickup truck and immediately do away with almost all aspects of its factory persona. Onofre Aguirre did that with his rig, giving it to Complete Customs in Odessa, Texas, for the makeover detailed in this feature, very shortly after taking delivery.

2013 Ram 3500 Laramie Longhorn - Elevated

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2014 Ram 1500

Travis "Twigg" Bowman's ride was created for cruising on the boulevards, bombing down the highways, and looking good while doing it. All the "Yes" boxes are checked for this one!

2014 Ram 1500- The Black Knight

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2015 Ram 1500

We have to tip our cap to enthusiasts who go for it with all-new vehicles right away. Seeing the compound-turbocharged EcoDiesel engine in Ryan Esposito's half-ton rig was exciting. The engine debuted the previous model year, and Ryan added an extra turbo before anyone else in the diesel space.

A 2015 Ram EcoDiesel with a Compound Turbo Punch

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2016 Ram 2500

Johnny Gilbert let others do the heavy lifting and then simply purchased this clean, 800-hp street and towing dynamo. James Warren of Rollin' Smoke Diesel in LaPorte, Indiana, originally owned and built this bad machine, but he ultimately passed it on to Johnny for the right price, we're sure.

Built Then Bought: Johnny Gilbert's 800 hp 2016 Ram 2500 Tow Rig

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2017 Ram 3500

SEMA inspired! That's all we can say about Cameron Guernsey's big rig. After attending the show for the first time in 2016, Cameron went on a mission to create a rig that has what it takes for being displayed at the show of shows. Here's proof of his completed mission effort that made it to the SEMA Show in 2017.

Mega Knockout- 2017 Ram 3500

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2016 Ram 2500

Andrew Lowe and his build team got this one done in 16 days. That has to be a record! From plain truck to this, in enough time to be shown off at the SEMA Show.

2016 Ram 2500- 50 Shades

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2016 Ram 2500

This one was built for navigating through the woods and exploring the great outdoors. It also was set up with a 6.7L Cummins engine that makes 378 hp and 730 lb-ft of torque, so it crawls over and through pretty much anything in its path. That's how this beast rolls.

Diesel Power Products' 2016 "Howitzer" Ram One of A Kind

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2011 Ram 2500

During the week, John Callahan's truck serves as his daily transportation. Come weekend time, it's slammed across the desert as the support vehicle for a full-on off-road trophy truck. We've seen a lot of rigs pull double duty, but this one is exceptional.

2011 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD - Flyin' High Daily

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