Originally Posted by blackarmy
son of a... take a look at the price difference. gee i wonder how fast the hemi would be if you added $12,000 worth of goodies :-)
so first...how much does a loaded hemi club cab cost with 4x4. you know a comparable one to the SS. Power everything including both seats, the over head console package that has the MPG and stuff, leather, 20" rims, performance tires, performance suspension....no wait ram doesn't offer that, and all the other goodies. The you can compare the two, i mean make sure they are the same before you say that.
here i went to dodge web site and built a ram that would be like the SS. you can do it to if you don't believe me. The options i took are as follows:
ram 1500 Laramie
quad cab(the closest to the 2+2door SS)
4x4(SS is AWD)
3.92 gears(SS is 4.10)
trailer tow(SS has it to, but yes can't tow as much)
anti spin(again for the SS's AWD)
rear window defrost(SS has it)
5 speed auto(SS only has 4 speed, but could use the 5 speed)
am-fm with 6 disk(SS has it)
leather(Only way the ss comes ss)
and the ram appearance package(to equal the body clading and badging of the SS)
here is what i copied right from the web site. MSRP of $40,984, my SS that has all these options was MSRP for $42,000. so i guess that makes more sense now.
Base Price $30,495
Laramie J Pkg. $2,580
MSRP $40,984 *
Cash Allowance - $3,000
Employee Discount - ($5,657)
Choose Another Incentive
Net Price $32,327 *
Est. Finance Payment $557 ‡
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so after all that is said and done....I was just trying to help this guy who had real questions about the SS. I still like dodge, and i think the rams look great, even test drove one. I like the forum because most of the guys here a still pretty cool even though i'm driving a SS now. But just to give you something to think about.....the SRT-10 goes for what $52,000 MSRP....how slow would the SRT-10 be if you took away $12,000?
if did red all of this....thanks, and hope i use fair numbers though out.
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Volant ram air CAI with ram air tube, ASP underdrive pulley, Zippy PCM tuning, FLP stage 7 trans with sonnax 2nd and 4th gear servo's and billet input/output shafts, circle d 4500 stall, magnaflow dual in dual out muffler, MSD wires, SS brake lines, TEA trick flow 225 heads with hollow stem ls3 intake valves, TSP cam, OBX long tubes, centerline rims, dual scan gauge, HPM electric fans, Meziere electric water pump, comp cams tensioner, .040 cometic head gasket, morel lifters, TSP and lunati push rods, yella terra rockers, 160 SBC stat., TCS flexplate, rear air bags, beltech front shocks, victor jr intake, custom 102 mm elbow, green top injectors, aeromotive fuel rails, magna fuel reg. x-link, 102mm NW th. dyno'd 504 RWHP
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