You are correct. They don't know what they are doing...
This is a reply the letter I just got from Chrysler:
It is great to read of your interest in the 2013 Ram 1500!
The 6' 4"bed option is slated to be available on the 2013 Ram 1500 Crew
Cab models. At the present time, however, no information has been
provided regarding when this combination with be available within the
factory order system.
The 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with the 8-Speed Automatic Transmission was
introduced on the Tradesman and the SLT models. As of the month of
November, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine and the 8-Speed Automatic
Transmission powertrain configuration was in restrictions for ordering
on the 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 models. This restriction was recently lifted in
January. The 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Laramie and Laramie Longhorn
models are available for factory order with the 4-Corner Air Suspension,
however, are standard equipped with the 5.7L V8 Hemi Engine combined
with the 8-speed Automatic Transmission only.
Chrysler Group LLC strives to meet the needs of every customer in order
to provide an exceptional customer experience and we are sorry if our
factory specifications and available options do not completely satisfy
We greatly appreciate your comments and we have taken the liberty of
logging your feedback. Comments like yours are just one way Chrysler
Group LLC learns of improvements desired by consumers. With the way
marketing trends consistently change, we?re confident there will be new
products on the horizon specifically suited to your needs.
Our best suggestion would be for you to work with your preferred Ram
dealership in order to discuss the model within the 2013 Ram 1500 lineup
that would suit your needs. Your preferred Ram dealership will be first
informed regarding when they will be able to place a factory order for a
2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab with the 6'4" bed on your behalf or for the
anticipated arrival of a 2013 Ram 1500 that meets your requirements.
To find out more on the 2013 Ram 1500, including pricing, incentives,
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If you have any product questions about the current Ram lineup, you are
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you as promptly as we can. If you prefer, you can also call us directly
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Thank you for your interest in Ram, David. Have a great day!
Ram Product Information Center