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Created by Performance West Group, the Dodge Ram 3500 Interstate Rated is based on the Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab 1-ton Dually 4x4, with the Cummins 610 Turbo Diesel. That engine produces 325 horsepower and a whopping 610 ft/lb of torque at just 1600 rpm. At just a whisper above idle, the Ram 3500 Interstate Rated can clean-break over 11 tons of rolling weight. It is now available from Dodge dealers nationwide and is being produced by a licensed bailment pool converter.
The six-speed manual transmission has been enhanced with a Gear Vendors Overdrive that splits the shift points of five of the six forward gears to better maximize engine torque and power. The driver of the Ram 3500 Interstate Rated can select the exact RPM-range for steep grades or flat freeways. A heavy duty clutch provides the muscle to harness the transmission, while enhanced brakes from Stainless Steel Brakes Corp provide unmatched stopping power, working in concert with the Jacobs Engine Brake from Mopar Accessories.
The Ram 3500 Interstate Rated can effortlessly pull a World Cup Challenge boat, the most luxurious camper or a trailer suitable for a herd of horses without breaking a sweat.
With its raised Aero Roof, 5” Vertical Exhaust Stacks, custom front fender flares and SRT10 hood, the Interstate Rated resembles a big rig more than a standard pickup. The custom red paint is brilliant, and mirror like chrome is used for the massive 5 inch dual exhaust and the 19.5” Rickson Truck Accessory Forged Dually Wheels.
Custom front fender flares at the front match the factory rear flares. The trademark Dodge grille is accented by polished vertical billet bars created by B-Cool Billets. The rear door glass has been eliminated, creating a sleeper cab appearance, while retaining full use of the Mega Cab’s rear doors.
The glove-soft Katzkin Tuscany Leather covered seats feature heaters for cold days, coolers for hot days and massagers for those long hours behind the wheel. A comprehensive audio system is complemented by a Jensen 23 inch flat panel digital LCD video screen mounted in the raised roof over the reclining second row of seating combines to create an IMAX Theatre like environment, while a state of the art Mopar Navus Navigation System keeps you on track.
For towing versatility, Valley Hitch’s Underbed 5th Wheel System is installed; conventional bracing for 5th wheels traditionally render the bed nearly unusable, but on this truck, the bracing has been moved underneath to the frame, leaving the cargo area completely empty when the 5th wheel is removed. An AMP Research BedStep makes climbing into the bed easy, while a Mopar Bed Mat provides protection for the floor and ensures a slip free surface.
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