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Jun 02, 1998 (12:15 pm)
Is there any word out on the 1999 Ram pickups
yet? I would like to know what are the changes
if any. Also the increase in price.
Jun 02, 1998 (6:16 pm)
The 1999 changes that are known are the following:
1) No Club Cab - production will only last until the stock of bodies is used up, then all extended cabs will be Quad Cabs.
2) SS/T model dropped
3) fog lights will be available for the diesel/automatic combo
4) New trim level - SLT Plus (formerly the Leather option for the SLT)
5) revised trim for the Sport package (new graphics)
6) Quad Cab Sport models will have "Quad" headlights - no picture or description, but some of us are assuming a composite lamp similar to what GM uses
Expect the typical 1.5%-2% price increase that Dodge has made every year since 1994 (the 1500s go up the most, 3500s the least)
Jun 09, 1998 (9:39 pm)
Dodge 800 number said the only available information at this time was that there will be a 6 speed trans available for diesel engines in 1999. Brochures and futher info . would be available some time in Aug. If anyone hears more let us know. Keep on truckin---
Jun 09, 1998 (10:57 pm)
Just got word from a dealer sales manager that the SLT Plus I mentioned will not be a separate package - it will remain the leather option of the SLT as before. Dodge said that was an error on the dealer info packet.
#5 of 37 To KCRAM
Jun 17, 1998 (1:55 pm)
Your info on the '99 Dodge is correct. It's a pleasure to find someone who knows what he's talking about. I just ordered a '99 Ram Diesel without knwing the price increase. Delivery 8/15/98. Some guys on the net are complaining about a shutdown of Cummins because of computer failures on the ISB B5.9. Any truth? What's your email address? tlippyaol.com
Jun 17, 1998 (8:09 pm)
haven't heard about any computer failures of the ISB - just delays in dealers getting the correct diagnostic software to read the Cummins computer.
email is kcramix.netcom.com
Jun 18, 1998 (11:54 pm)
Would like to see four-wheel disc brakes on '99 models like the new Super-Duty's. My other wish seems like it's going to come true-- 6 speed manual transmission!
Jun 22, 1998 (8:57 pm)
I've ordered a V 10. I was told production would start on July 25. Anybody else heard? I'm eager to get it. I've had a 1500 club cab for 3 1/2 years now, just need a bit more power (please, no lectures about V10 vs. diesel...I have to drive it..most of time empty, but do pull a gooseneck horse trailer a few times a year).
Jun 23, 1998 (2:56 am)
It's hard to lecture a man when it sounds like he knows exactly what he needs. Good choice.
#10 of 37 Next Major Pickup Update
Jun 29, 1998 (4:32 am)
Ladies and gentlemen:
This may not be the appropriate forum to ask this question, but I'm going to ask it anyway....
After the 1999 GM pickups go on sale, what will be the next major shake-up in the pickup trucks world?
I'm just curious as to what I will be looking forward to in the future. All I know is that I will be worshipping the person who redesigns the F-Series for the better.
Thank you and good day.