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Old 10-06-2009, 05:41 AM
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Default Are there any differences at all between the 2009 and 2010 Dodge Ram 1500?

I am planning on buying either a 2009 or 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4wd with the 5.7L Hemi. I have read that the 2010 will have higher towing and payload capacity. But I have also read that it's the exact same truck as the 2009, and the only difference is that the capabilities were re-evaluated, and it was more capable than previously thought. Is this true? Is the 2009 Ram and 2010 Ram the exact same vehicle? Or are there differences?

And if both model years have the exact same capabilities, then how come the official Dodge Ram website doesn't reflect that?

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Dont know for sure, but you cant go wrong with either one of them....
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I know that the owners manual for the '09 says its for the '09 and the '10 owners manual says its for the '10, does that help?
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Same exact truck... just revised numbers on the '10...
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I don't believe there are any major changes but there are minor ones...

One change that I do know of which will be on the Rams built starting in Jan/early Feb 2010 is a few design changes to the 9.25 Rear end housing. Current model the axle tubes are pressed in. On the new housing, the tube bore on the housing will be heated, tube slipped in then cooled to seal on the tube.. Tubes are still welded.. The new housing will also have fill and drain plugs on the side of the housing.
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Different layout in the EVIC...
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New colors and optional trailer brake control.
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Don't forget the 2009 has the Lifetime Engine, Drivetrain, and Transmission warranty.
I thought about waiting till the 2010 came out but since it is virtually the same truck as the 2009 model but without the Lifetime warranty.... it was a no brainer. Plus I haven't seen an option for the 2010 Sport model yet on the Dodge website. Not sure if they plan to discontine the Sport. That would be a bummer.
Oh, and might I add my dealer knocked off almost 10 grand off the price of a $42,000 Sport Crew Cab and is letting me buy any accessories I want at dealer cost. Just too good to pass up. I my opinion, if you can find a 2009 still on the lot with the options you want, I'd jump all over that truck as fast as I could.

So far I've bought the remote start kit for $188, the Dodge deluxe molded mud flaps at $35 a pair for front and rear, remote tailgate lock for $88, chrome fuel filler door for $95, chrome front air deflector for $85.
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I got the same deal as Airdog.

$10,000 off Price, Mud Flaps and Bed Liner thrown in, and all the accessories I want at Dealers Cost, Plus No Tax with my Indian ID Card.

I'm quite happy with my 2009.

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