Ram’s new 1500 packed full of upgrades
Review and photos by Budd Stanley
The rate of advancement within the automotive industry is likely no more fierce than it is in the full-size truck segment. In an era where the cost of operating a truck is skyrocketing, manufacturers are rapidly improving their products at a phenomenal rate, not only improving performance and efficiency, but also offering levels of
New Four-inch Suspension System for 2012 Ram
Rancho has just released a brand-new four-inch suspension system designed specifically for the 2012 Ram 1500. The kit is designed to lift and level the vehicle and clears room for up to 35-inch tires, and delivers excellent strength and maintains proper CV and driveshaft angles. The system includes all necessary Rancho brackets and a pair of extended-length CNC-machined steering knuckles, and is fully compatible with
A.R.E Announces RT Series for 2009-current Dodge Rams
A.R.E has announced that its RT Series fibreglass truck canopy is now available for 2009-current Dodge Ram trucks with 6.3-foot beds. The RT Series features a 54-inch rear door height that is ideal for hauling large cargo such as ATVs and four wheelers. The canopy is constructed from durable fibreglass material with steel reinforcements and features a closed design which protects items from bad weather
The History of Cummins
More than just a truck story
Story by Budd Stanley, photos courtesy of Cummins, Chrysler Canada.
Rudolph Diesel may have invented the diesel engine, but it was Clessie Lyle Cummins who made the diesel engine as popular as it is today. Cummins, a self-taught mechanic and inventor, had a vision shared by William Glanton Irwin, a successful local banker and investor, who already had provided financial backing
Mid-Cycle Refresh - 2013 Ram
Story by Howard J Elmer
The Dodge Ram, or just Ram as it’s now called, was all-new in 2009. Since then, Chrysler has pulled itself out of a financial hole, and the newly minted Ram brand has steadily built a strong following, particularly in Canada. Now, four years in, the 2013 Ram is getting a mid-cycle refresh - one which may very well redefine that term.
My Buckle’s Bigger Than Yours
Ram 2500 HD Long Horn Edition shouts the loudest
Review by Budd Stanley
Like the buckle holding an Albertan rancher's belt in place, the massive chrome Laramie Long Horn insignia pasted to the side of the Ram 2500 HD’s front doors shouts its ideals of bigger is better. And it’s hard not to miss as this 3,000-kilogram behemoth has the Long Horn insignia and markings covering just
Performance Accessories Premium Lift System for '09-'12 Dodge Ram
The new Premium Lift System for 2009-2012 Dodge Rams from Performance Accessories is able to raise the vehicle's height to allow for larger wheels and tires without the cost or modifications of a full suspension lift. The system combines a 3-inch body lift with a 2-inch leveling kit and will allow for up to 35-inch tires, and does not compromise factory ride or warranty. The
2012 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 4X4
Story by Russell Purcell. Photos courtesy Toyota Canada.
They like things big in the state of Texas, so it makes perfect sense for Toyota to build its full-size pickup truck there. Sales surged initially, as the Tundra offered big rig looks and prodigious power from its 5.7-litre V8. However, much like its rival the Nissan Titan, demand cooled for the
Spacious, economical, and a breeze to drive!
Story and photos by Russell Purcell
Believe it or not, there are still some people out there besides airport shuttle drivers who need a vehicle large enough to transport more than seven people. Unfortunately, there are very few options available to Canadian consumers when it comes to finding such a vehicle. Recently, I had the chance to spend a week piloting a passenger version of the
New Wheels - Upmarket package looking for more muscle
Story and photos by Russell Purcell
It's nice to see new products rolling into Chrysler dealerships as the iconic American giant has been on the mat for too long. It is also nice to see the return of one of the company's most popular offerings, the Dodge Durango CUV.
The first thing I noticed as I approached the 2011 Dodge Durango for the first time was how