The reason for making so many changes remains unclear, since the production lines had to be switched over to the 1994 Rams, and the company produced very few Ramchargers — 1,878 in all. Will have the alignment rechecked to make sure it is good. To make better use of the fuel injection, swirl intake ports were introduced. Late in 1991, a new Canyon Sport Package included a color-keyed grille and two-tone paint, with front and rear painted bumpers. Various changes were made to the striping. Now, the 225 was good for 105 hp, 175 lb-ft of torque; the 318 was rated at 150-155 hp and 230-255 lb-ft of torque, depending on duty cycle and Federal vs California the heavy duty cycle resulted in lower torque. In 1976, the tie rods were moved for better ground clearance, and the spare was moved with an optional exterior mount.
The tailgates had two large 4s joined by an X. The transfer case lever had a low gear mode, and allowed front and rear axle lockup in both high and low ranges for off-road driving. The only mechanical problem we had was that one rear shock kept falling out of place from time to time and that was felt immediately; and a quick trip to the service would fix it for about six months or so, when time came to replace the shocks, we never had that problem again. Both have a permanent steel roof integrated with the body side panels. New hood counterbalances were used, and some models had new frame rails, 8 inches deep, for higher rigidity and load carrying. We confirmed this to within an accuracy of 0.
Standard features included power disc brakes with rear-wheel antilock, full gauges, 34-gallon tank, dual exterior mirrors, and front stabilizer bar. A was optional at launch, standard in 1975; but the most common powerplant over the years was the. Ramcharger still sold fewer units than the year before, dropping from an already low 22,828 down to 19,955. The Mexican Ramcharger was engineered by Chrysler of Mexico, and was based on the standard Dodge Ram pickup. This one had to be sold for economic issues, the gas prices kept rising so the Ram had to go, and we let her go with tears, the best truck we ever owned.
The suspension was re-engineered for better handling both on- and off-road. The Ramcharger 100 was renamed 150S in 1990, and antilock brakes were added rear wheels only ; a new, heavy duty A518 four-speed automatic became optional. A new Ramcharger for the 1980s The 1981 was the first year of the redesigned Ramcharger, which had a much more modern and upscale look. Axle ratios in 1975 were 3. Buyers could also get a 175-horse two-barrel 360 V8 285 lb-ft or the big 440 V8 235 hp, 340 lb-ft.
New steering columns and wheels were launched, in both fixed and tilt versions, one with cruise control switches. Map pockets were added to the premium door trim. Rear courtesy lights and a suspended gas pedal were added, standard, with power steering becoming standard on the 4x4s. Numerous convenience features became optional as the Ramcharger was pushed upscale by buyer demand. They had acquired their new necklace ornament! In the outside looked like five full size guys would be pretty packed, however in the inside the story was quite different, with tons of leg and head room, with the back seat the only issue, because it was placed between the rear tires, however it was still pretty wide. Need assistance selecting the right Rough Country or Tuff Country product? The air conditioner hoses were redesigned to prevent refrigerant loss.
Ramchargers now had three point passenger restraints for the outboard rear seat passengers, with low-tension retractors. Other standard features included a 35-gallon fuel tank, radial tires, automatic locking hubs on all four-wheel-drive models, and a maintenance free battery; and the bumper was redesigned. The Macho package gained a Husrt shifter. The 318 gained fuel injection, with two injectors one per throttle body ; Chrysler finally switched from standard hydraulic lifters over to a roller hydraulic lifter, which allowed for a steeper cam profile with more precise valve-train actuation. Launched in 1974, the Ramcharger stayed, in two generations, through to 1993.
The head size and orientation were also improved. The Ramcharger would have one more year, though. For 1989, the standard wheel increased from 14 to 15 inches; and the 360 engine 5. The new liftgate was lighter weight, using fiberglass, and had two pneumatic helpers. Listed below are the Lift Kits that are designed to work with the 1992 Dodge Ramcharger.
The side molding trim, which was only part of the two-tone option and normally was the color break, was added, but the second color paint was not. Options included a tilting bucket seat for the front passenger, beverage cooler in the front console, skid plates, hardtop or soft-top roof, steel roll bar, cruise control, and 35-gallon gas tank. The 400 cubic inch V8 - an expanded 383 or shrunken 440 - was added for just one year. Dodge implemented more-accurate speedometers, within 4% accuracy, with tamper-deterrent odometers; and made the seat belts more efficient. The new cluster included a special, glare-reducing hood. In 1978, the company added new bucket seats, tinted glass, heavy duty shocks, and an optional front bench seat. From 1997-1998 there were no Ramchargers, and from 1999 to 2001 there was a Mexican-only Ramcharger built over the Ram Quad Cab without the extra 2 doors, just the extra space.
As a running change, self-lubricating door hinges were added. A four-barrel carburetor was optional, as was the 360 V8 with two-barrel carb. Peak horsepower was the same as with the 318, but at a lower engine speed. The base engine was the 318 with two-barrel carb, putting out just 120 horsepower at 3,600 rpm. The Ramcharger used different suspension geometry than pickups, for a smoother ride the pickups ended up using Ramcharger suspension gemoetry starting in 1975. A new Ramcharger was sold in Mexico from 1999 to 2001; the two-door vehicle was, however, prone to quality issues.
The original mirrors were prone to damage, which dented the door as well. In 1995 we sold it because someone forgot to change the oil properly; a few days later we lost oil pressure and after that the engine started to give us thick smoke in the mornings. Turning diameter was around 37 feet. The full-time four wheel drive system had a differential in the transfer case which compensated for variations in speed between the front and rear axles, staying in four-wheel-drive mode at all times. The Ramcharger also took advantage of many changes to standard Dodge pickups, including new instrument panels, better electrical systems, improved air conditioning and heaters lighter, four-speed, blend control, and better flow , and intermittent wipers. In these models, the 360 engine was reportedly rare. In 1986, the grille was simplified, and the mirror was changed from the original three-point mount which required the arm to hang down from the top of the door, and two holes in the door to a single pad-mount style of mirror, introduced earlier by General Motors.