• Dec 9, 2007
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Seriously, you've got to love the source of this particular leak. A commenter let us know that the photo we've been speculating about all day is, in fact, posted on the Mopar Accessories site for the 2008 Dodge Ram. Somewhere, a webmaster is going to get an earful, because the truck posted is no '08. As several commenters also pointed out, if you study the bed-side closely you'll see that there's a door for some sort of storage compartment there. We also have it from an impeccable source that the '09 Ram has rear coils, 4 trailing links, and a panhard rod. Looks like the '09 Ram is gonna be full of surprises and good stuff. And now you have confirmation that this is the real deal.

Thanks to commenter GDG for the heads-up.

[Source: Mopar Accessories]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It does look more sophisticated, although to me it looks a little less badass than the current gen. Still a sharp looking truck though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have a feeling that when you see one in a sportier trim, it will look suitably evil.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As noted in the first article, this is probably an upscale trim level. Matte black bumpers/grills and rubber floors are probably still in the work specials.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It Looks To Me That The Front End Of This Truck Has The Design Lines Of The Mustang. Very Nice Refresh
        • 7 Years Ago
        Exactly what I thought! Maybe even the Mitsu Lancer...

        Nice looling rig though, I like it better than the "bubbly" design they've been using previously. Muscle-y.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. Well, I'm impressed then. It looks like a RAM, but also looks alot more refined. I will miss the angry big-rig styling, but I think its a great move in the right direction.

      Hopefully the interior lives up to the outside.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Not a fan. It now looks like a Chrysler. What's the point of refining a Dodge when Chrysler is a refined Dodge?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Because more buyers are wuss' and demand luxury and refinement. More people are buying trucks to use them for non-truck duties.

        Most the guys here at my work (Oilsands, Northern Alberta) prefer the Dodge and Ford trucks because they're not as nice on the inside as the GM's. Why? Because they're gonna get wrecked inside anyway.
          • 7 Years Ago
          Seriously, haha. I'm not a truck driver, but my dad is. He's an electrician, so he's on construction sites of all types. His whole side on his truck is scratched up from leaning into the bed for tools and such. What's the point of refined trucks when by nature a truck is not for tender conditions.

          Rich dudes wanting to feel manly I guess.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A step in the right direction. It looks like a 4x2(?)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it a lot. You can see the lower control arms in the photo as well for the rear suspension. It should tow really nicely with a 5 link design. No more axle wrap, which is awesome. It should also ride better if they are multi-rate coils.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Dan: Have you ever done construction or anything? Fancy interiors get DESTROYED in a rather short amount of time. You get filthy, so the seat gets filthy, the interior also gets filthy, mud gets tracked in, etc etc. A base seat (vinyl holds up well and is easy to clean) and a rubber floor is best. No real reason for a fancy stereo or other fancy things. The truck will get scratched, dented, and worked. So there is no advantage to them when reselling either.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why do a comfortable ride and better handling preclude real work? Do blue collar workers not deserve heated seats or a nice radio or colors other than white? Hell, maybe they shouldn't have air conditioning or power steering either...

        These are affluent times and that means people can have things they want but don't need. Even contractors.


      • 7 Years Ago
      They have taken the picture down. Having worked on several website I feel for the guy that was told to reach into a pile and grab a picture .. and grabbed the wrong one, BUT, at the same time, I LOVE the screw up. As a Car guy this is one juicy leak.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yaaaaaaay. I cant wait to see a lifted 2500 cummins with some meats! HELL YEAH!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it just the angle of the pic, or does the grill now slope inward from top to bottom?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes it does. This was a styling cue that was posted about a month or so ago on www.allpar.com . The feeling is it was to give some Charger like profile.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So I've already seen the production model in person at the Arizona State Fair that was back in October. I recognized it by the new RAM badging on the door and the giant goat-head on the grill. It was a 6-speed 1500, but damn did it look good for a base model!
        • 7 Years Ago
        ...yet you failed to take lots of pictures to share.... you'll remember next time.
        When you say 6-speed, 6speed manual(as in 'still available on the next model, unlike GM and Toyota') or 6speed automatic (as in 'upgrading the automatic trans')?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if you can get the bed-side storage boxes open if you put a cap on the bed.
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