The Monster Jam is home to many larger-than-life monster trucks, but here at Westpointe CDJR we’re fans of the Raminator. As its name and 3D logo suggest, the Raminator is an officially licensed RAM monster truck, with all the performance and power RAM provides.
Meet The Raminator
The Raminator is based on the 2017 RAM 2500 HD pickup truck. Its 66-inch BKT tires and 2,000-horsepower, 565-cubic-inch supercharged HEMI engine give it the power to decimate its challenges. Beyond pure strength, the Ramintor is a fast beast, holding the Guinness World Record for “fastest monster truck” at 99 mph. Its Mopar parts, like any others developed in the Chrysler family, are top-notch, giving the Raminator a competitive edge.
The Team Behind The Machine
Mark Hall has owned and driven the Raminator since its original incarnation debuted in 2002. After his outstanding driving skills caught Dodge’s eye, the car manufacturers approached Mark and his brother Tim (who co-owns the Raminator) to propose building an official Dodge monster truck.
After debuting the current, official Dodge Raminator at a USHRA event in the Pontiac Silverdome, the Raminator team has won one competition title after another in the Monster Jam. The Raminator continues to compete in arena tours around the US, focusing less on spectacle and danger and more on pure power and driving skill.
For drivers in search of the best hauling and towing capability available, nothing beats a diesel pickup. And according to U.S. News & World Report, the 2020 Ram 1500 is the very best option of you can go with. The 2020 Ram 2500/3500 HD models were also named amongst the best by the publication.
As the editors at U.S. News & World Report noted, the Ram 1500 is back and better than ever for 2020 This is in part due to a number for performance and capability upgrades that the newest model year receives. With the available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 Engine, the 2020 Ram 1500 offers a robust 480 lb-ft of diesel torque and gets up to 12,560 pounds maximum towing.
The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine isn’t just good for towing, though. “The powertrain is especially smooth and responsive for a diesel,” according to U.S. News & World Report. For even more power, though, the Ram 3500 HD with the available 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel achieves a potent 400 horsepower.
The editors at U.S. News & World Report also loved the more than 100 available and standard safety features on the 2020 Ram 1500 and 2500/3500 HD models. Advanced driver-assist features include available Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning.
Ram is all about showing gratitude for those who serve our country. Over the years, the company has made various gestures to recognize the people that work with us U.S. military. The latest release from Ram is the new “Built to Serve Edition” of RAM pickup trucks.
The “Built to Serve Edition” honors the United States Armed Forces with two unique color options for each of the five service branches. Pairs of colors include Patriot Blue and Ceramic Gray, Flame Red and Tank, and Diamond Black and Gator. Every truck will wear a Built to Serve decal on the side, beneath a United States flag.
To make this special edition even more striking, each truck features black bumpers, a black grille, black dual 4-inch exhaust tips, and black wheel-to-wheel side steps. These bold details are tied together with handsome 20-inch aluminum wheels.
The interior space gets unique design details, as well. Cabins feature a sophisticated color stitching unique to each branch, in shades like Core Green, Orange, and Light Ambassador Blue. There’s also “Built to Serve” embroidered on Velcro panels on the front seats.
These trucks further honor the adventurous, daring spirit of those who serve by offering strong capability. It comes with off-road-ready features including tow hooks, skid plates, hill-descent control, and enhanced shocks.
Although pickup trucks are versatile, they’re not often thought of as family vehicles. However, many of them are particularly well-suited to serve as your family’s main mode of transportation. One of those uniquely family-oriented trucks is the Ram 1500, and it’s not just us here at Westpointe CDJR who say so. Just ask the auto experts over at Edmunds, who just named the Ram 1500 as the 2019 Best Truck for Families.
Selected for the top honor from a competitive
set of 300 vehicles, the Ram 1500 wowed judges with its roominess, technology,
and safety. For the adventurous or outdoorsy family, the Ram 1500 is an ideal
vehicle. It features a smooth spring rear suspension system and an e-Torque
Inside the cabin of the Ram 1500, you will
find reclining rear seats to keep your little ones comfy and quiet on those
long road trips, along with easy-access infotainment features — so everyone can
take turns playing DJ without complication. There are also a variety of
available driver-assist features, making it easier for you to transport your
precious cargo more simply and safely.
The Ram 1500 has a diverse range of trims: Tradesman,
Big Horn (known as Lone Star in Texas), Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, and Limited.
With models ranging from work trucks to luxurious, high-tech driving machines,
the Ram 1500 lets you customize your truck to fit your family’s unique
The 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn edition is available at Westpointe CDJR — and if you were looking for one more reason to buy it, it was recently named the Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year.
Earlier this year, 18 automotive journalists joined forces at the Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona, to select the car, truck, SUV, and crossover of the year. This occasion marked the first annual Southwest Lifestyle Media Drive. The journalists reviewed a wide range of vehicles, considering aspects like performance, ride comfort, fuel economy, safety technology, and storage solutions. Ultimately, the Ram 1500 Longhorn won in the truck category.
“The Ram 1500 Longhorn really captures the spirit of what the Southwest is all about,” said Becky Antioco, president of the Southwest Lifestyle Media group. “It perfectly handles our rugged landscapes when we’re out exploring, yet is exceedingly comfortable for everyday driving. It’s the perfect mix of luxury, technology and capability, and that’s why it earned our Truck of the Year award.”
You can test drive and purchase the new Ram 1500 in one of five trims (Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited), in one of two cab configurations (Crew Cab and Quad Cab), in one of two box lengths (6’4” and 5’7”), and in one of two drivetrains (4×4 and 4×2). It can be powered by either a V6 or a V8.
The annual Texas Truck Rodeo took place last November and, once again, Ram, Jeep®, and Dodge vehicles left judges stunned. The Fiat Chrysler subsidiaries drove off with numerous awards, honoring aspects like luxury to practicality. In total, the three brands earned five awards from the Texas Truck Rodeo.
The 2018 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Southfork stole the show and earned the “Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas” award. It also took home the highest overall interior score. The 2018 Ram 2500 Limited Tungsten was awarded the “Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas” title.
With a reputation for off-road excellence, it’s only natural Jeep® took home a handful of awards across its lineup. The 2017 Jeep® Renegade was named “Subcompact SUV of Texas.” The 2017 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk followed suit, taking the title of “Mid-size SUV of Texas.”
We at Westpointe CDJR expected nothing less than excellence from the 2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon, and it delivered. The Wrangler Rubicon Recon scored big with the “Off-road SUV of Texas” award.
For years, Dodge has been a top competitor when it comes to performance, so it’s only natural the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT stole a top prize. It was named the “Full-size SUV of Texas”. On top of that, it earned the highest overall score for performance.
To experience any of these award-winning vehicles, visit Westpointe CDJR.