• Oct 2, 2005

I've driven 40-foot Class-A motorhomes through construction zones without blinking an eye, but there's something about the 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Dually that just freaks me out. It's big, real big. Dodge introduced the Dually last Thursday at the Texas State Fair amidst prize-winning barnyard animals, many of whom may be packed in a trailer and hauled off to slaughter by this very truck. Inside Line reports that the 17-inch rear wheels expand the rear track to 6-feet, 4-inches. Those extra wheels and heavy-duty axle help boost the truck's payload capacity to 3,240 lbs and maximum trailer weight to 15,600 lbs. A mighty powerplant is needed to pull that tonnage, so Dodge provides the Dually with its 5.9L Cummins turbodiesel that produces 325 hp and 610 lb-ft of Texas tuggin' torque.

High quality pics after the jump…

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      • 9 Years Ago
      The rear fender flair for the duals is too much. The flair doesn`t fit in with the rest of the truck. A step side style fender would look better. Over all this is a nice truck. I always liked the Dodge body style.
      • 9 Years Ago
      (#3)Mike! You've hit upon a fantastic new automotive accessory fad - Giant hat toppers for cars & trucks! "Drive your fashion" - dew rag, cowboy, derby, top hat, fedora, baseball.....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does the rear fender well treatment look as if it was an afterthought? If I was in the market for a duallie, there's no way I'd consider this beast. Two reasons, no eight foot bed and the cummings engine. I used to drive semis and my truck had a Cummings under the hood. It was the biggest piece of shit on the road, despite being a brand new '05 model. Yeah, it's a totally differant motor, but still. Everyone I talked to with a Cummings said the motor lacked torque. When you have to drop 6 gears to climb a hill with only 30,000 lbs in the back, you've got torque problems.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The hat really IS great, and could start a new revenue stream for the auto-industry, since I assume you'd need to change the hat, and maybe pieces of the interior based on the colour of the belt and socks you were wearing each day? (Imaging the appropriate hat for the different trucks and cars is an exercise left to the reader.)
      • 9 Years Ago
      That photo is contradictory: on the one hand, the big hat will create unfavorable wind resistance, but it improves the DRAG coefficient.
      • 9 Years Ago
      for those who say you need to have an 8 foot bed - why? if you are in construction you mostly tow a trailer, if you are making a quick run - drop the tailgate and you have 8ft of load support. as for torque - the cummins provides 610 ft/lbs and is well spread throughout the rpm band.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Thats gay "Texas Style"
      • 9 Years Ago
      There are not enough trucks or cars around with over sized hats on them.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm glad I don't have to fill the fuel tank on one of these!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Real trucks don't have bucket seats, NAV systems, leather, or even power windows/door locks either, but those are how these companies make money. Can you really blame them for doing that?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wow - those rear fender flares looks just like the ones that Dodge tacked onto its duallies back in the early 90s. I have to say that Ford pulls off the short-box dually somewhat better. I'm somewhat amazed at a one-ton with only 3200 lbs of payload capacity, but I imagine that huge cab ain't light.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4 that would explain the male stripper who burst out of the top of the hat.
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