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Tomorrow starts the Chicago Auto show, just for the press & the public will see them this weekend
They will be showing the new Long Hauler, the Ram Tradesman, & the stripped Laramie, these should be the 2012.5 models

Chrysler may be giving sneak peeks of the 2013 models
some of them have been published, on the ALLPAR website
http://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/2013/dodge-ram.html

i'm not sure when this video was released, it has the new Viper, Dart, & a Ram electric vehicle
http://video.answers.com/2013-dodge-viper-srt-and-dodge-dart-first-views-517234618

http://carissued.com/dodge/2013-dod...tml/attachment/2013-dodge-ram-1500-spy-photos

strangely these look just like the 2012 photos from a year ago, but the caption reads 2013
http://www.managedspeed.net/dodge-r....html/dodge-ram-1500-2013-spy-photos-marching
 

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If you guys do not mind i would like detailed pictures of the limited Laramie. I will not be able to make the chicago show this year. If you guys can sneak some pictures of the interior led lighting supposedly in the door handles and letter trim on the doors. And led lighting in the map pockets. And supposedly some led lighting in the rear of the crew cab.
 

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might have to take a drive down to Toronto for the car show and take a look at some new rams :D
 

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I went to a couple media release sites, like Chicago TV stations
They have not as yet posted any images & today was Media Day

Tomorrow is the First Look for Charity

Friday & Saturday the Auto Show opens the doors to the public
it will stay open until the 19th
i guess we will have to wait a few more days
 

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I like that Fiat Strada truck. Reminds me of my D50 back in the day. That would make a great daily driver for my wife.
 

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I was at the auto show today and there were no 2013 trucks, no concepts, nothing but 2012 trucks. The laramie limited is up on pedestal and is off limits. they do have trucks going around in a small track but they drive you and the line was very long.

It looked like all of the people that were working the Ram area were busy gathering information from the people that wanted to sign up for a ride around their track. I found one "Ram specialist" by a counter and asked if there were any give away items like a key chain or a bag he said no but if I wrote my personal information on his small steno not pad he would make sure my name was entered in a drawing for $45k towards a new truck. I looked over his little note pad with everyone elses personal information and told him no thanks. I asked for anything they could give me and I was handed a small sales brochure, I dropped it in a plastic ford bag we picked up along the way and forgot about it until the ride home on the train, I pulled it out to make the ride go faster and tried to read it, it took me a few seconds of flipping pages to realize this thing is in spanish and is useless.
 

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Looks like the last 3 years......
 

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hate to say it but quite frankly, lame and overpriced. sorry:smiledown:
 

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I am still waiting to see if the 2013 Ram comes out with the 8 speed, we can only hope they do make that change soon
it doesn't look like there will be a body style change

In fact the pictures that i have seen, looks so much like the spy photos that i saw a year ago of the 2012, that i wonder if someone is playing a trick on us

http://www.google.com/search?q=spy+...e&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CD4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=550
 

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id like to know how a plug in electric ram 1500 is going to maintain the same performance as a ram 1500 5.7L HEMI! that guy in the video is smoking crack
 

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Have heard from two different chysler reps now that the 2013's will have only minor interior and exterior changes. Same powertrain and suspension as this year. Looks like im gonna be dissapointed. I still have a little bit of hope that maybe the 1500s will at least get a true 6 speed, but im not too optimistic at this point.
 

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2013 8 speed trans

I am reading about the 2013 online. PUTC are reporting that Automotive news is reporting that an SEC filing revealed that the pentastar 6 and an 8 spd trans is in the mix for the 2013 Ram 1500. I thought that was already a given. It is not clear (to me anyway) if they are pairing the 8 speed only with the v6 pentastar. That would be the similar to the Grand Cherokee and Durango drivetrains. The claim is a 12% improvment in mileage. To me that sounds like a comparison between the outgoing v6 and the new pentastar+8 speed. I can't imagine 12% better mileage on the 5.7 by adding 2 more cogs. But it would sure be nice. Seems to be that even Ram folks were not quite up to speed on this yet. At least not the ones polled in the article. Anybody care to fill me in? Before my 2012 shows up!
 

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Ok,I would get the Long-Hauler "Concept" and a 43 ft. toy hauler fill it with a PowerWagon,Razr UTV,and a Mini Cooper. Then hit the road looking for the next great time in my life.
Pinch me and wake me up- - I was dreaming.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 · (Edited)
I saw on the news this week
Dodge is going to show off the ELECTRIC RAM very soon
It is called the PHEV
http://www.5min.com/Video/2012-Ram-1500-PHEV-Pickup-Truck-517173132

They are coming out with The Ram HD CNG is powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 and features both compressed gas storage tanks and an 8-gallon gasoline fuel tank. Canadian customers can opt for a 35-gallon gasoline tank.



Hell, they better hurry, they stop making the 2012 Rams in late June
The 2013 Ram starts being built about July 9th
sometime in August, they should be in the showroom or at least in hiding on the back dealership lot, my dealership doesn't like to show off the new vehicles until after the Labor Day sales, so they keep them slightly hidden behind the building, the salesmen try to distract you from going back there, but they don't exactly stop you
 
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