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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing Specifications

by Justin Cupler

Dodge began manufacturing trucks back in 1917. From 1933 through the 1950s, Dodge used an emblem of a ram's head on the hood, but the trucks were not officially named the Ram until 1981. The Ram name has now become a staple in Dodge's line up. There are a total of six trim lines available in the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 lineup: ST, SLT, TRX4, Laramie, Sport and SRT-10. Each of the trim levels have different towing specifications.

ST

The ST trim-line -- available in two- or four-wheel drive -- has three main body styles in each of the drivetrains. The two-wheel-drive ST has a maximum towing capacity of 9,100 lbs. with a regular cab, standard bed and 8,900 lbs. with a regular cab, long bed and quad cab, standard bed. In four-wheel drive, the ST has a maximum towing capacity of 8,800 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,600 lbs. with a standard cab, long bed and quad cab, standard bed; 8,400 when equipped with a quad cab and long bed.

SLT

The SLT version of the 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 has several body styles and towing capacities. The maximum towing capacity of the four-wheel drive is 8,850 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,650 lbs. with a regular cab and long bed; 8,500 lbs. with a quad cab and regular bed; 8,400 lbs. with a mega cab and standard bed; and 8,300 lbs. with a quad cab and long bed. The two-wheel-drive SLTs have a maximum towing capacity of 9,100 lbs with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,900 lbs. with a regular cab and long bed; 8,800 lbs. with a quad cab and standard bed; 8,600 lbs. with a quad cab and long bed; and 8,750 lbs. with a mega cab and standard bed.

TRX4

Being the off-road package of the 2006 Ram 1500, the TRX4 only came in four-wheel drive. It has a maximum towing capacity of 8,850 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,650 lbs. with a regular cab and long bed; 8,500 lbs. with a quad cab and regular bed.

Laramie

The Laramie -- the Ram 1500's luxury trim-level -- comes with either two- or four-wheel drive. Its maximum towing capacity with four-wheel drive is 8,800 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,600 lbs. with a regular cab and long bed; 8,500 lbs. with a quad cab and regular bed; 8,300 lbs. with a quad cab and long bed; and 8,200 lbs. with a mega cab and regular bed. When equipped with two-wheel drive, the Laramie's maximum towing capacity is 9,050 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed; 8,850 with a regular cab and long bed; 8,800 lbs. with a quad cab and regular bed; 8,650 lbs. with a mega cab and standard bed; and 8,600 lbs. with a quad cab and long bed.

Sport

The four-wheel-drive models of the sport trim line can tow up to 8,500 lbs. with a quad cab and standard bed or 7,750 lbs. with a regular cab and long bed. With two-wheel drive, the sport trim level tows 8,800 lbs. with a quad cab and standard bed or 8,000 lbs. with a regular cab and standard bed.

SRT-10

The SRT-10 -- the sports truck -- comes in either regular cab or quad cab. The regular cab has no available towing data, but the quad cab version tows up to 7,500 lbs.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.

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