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Archive for November, 2016


Confident Pickup Offers Variety of Shades

When you arrive on the scene in the 2017 Ram Rebel 1500 pickup, you don’t need to announce your arrival with loud, splashy colors. The Ram Rebel is a pickup with such outstanding off-road capability that it can come in more quiet tones, like the recently released Mojave Sand, which pairs with some black accents to create a quiet, yet aggressive look. Of course, if loud and boisterous is more your cup of team, the Rebel is happy to oblige with the also recently-released Ignition Orange Sport package, which includes black decals on the hood and black Ram badging on the tailgate and hood. Both color combinations come in a limited production run of just 1,500 units. See how you can get your hands on either the subdued or boisterous Rebel by talking to the pros at Chapman Dodge.

Powered by HEMI for Outstanding Performance

If you think of 1960s muscle cars when you think of HEMI performance, it’s time to expand your thought process. The latest iterations of the HEMI engine are still in the Challenger and Charger, but have also made their way to the Ram Truck lineup. The Rebel has a 5.7L HEMI V8 option that produces 395 horsepower and a stunning 410 pound feet of torque. That’s plenty to pass any truck on the highway, or climb that ridge that seems too steep for others to conquer. The HEMI gets a respectable 22 mpg on the highway, but if you’d like to up that figure the Rebel comes with a standard 3.6L 24-valve V6 that still provides plenty of power.

Rebel Also Provides Plenty of Creature Comforts

From an available integrated navigation touchscreen to the leather seats with the Rebel logo stitching, the new Ram Rebel provides a comfortable interior from which to do your dirty work. Add the Luxury Group package and you not only get an auto-dimming exterior mirror, but turn signals and courtesy lamps in your side mirrors, which are also heated and offer power folding ability. Remote Start, a reconfigurable instrument cluster, rear back-up camera and keyless enter n’ go are other fun features. An available Rambox cargo management system provides a secure place for tools, camping gear or any item. It is illuminated, drainable and can still haul a full sheet of plywood. Four Wheeler Magazine named the 2016 Ram Rebel its “Offroad Truck of the Year.” See why by visiting Chapman Dodge for a test drive.


Give Old Muscle Car Some Love

Have an old Mopar muscle car from the 1960s or early 70s that needs a bit of a refresher performance-wise? Dodge announced at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas that they are rolling out a pair of new crate engine kits that are virtually plug and play. The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI engine kits are available through the parts department at Chapman Dodge. “Our new Mopar Crate HEMI engine Kits answer enthusiast demand for a relatively simple solution for plugging modern-day HEMI engine power into their classic Mopar rides,” according to Chrysler parts and service chief Pietro Gorlier. “The engine kits include the hardware to plant a 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI engine under the hood with the factory-backed confidence that comes when using Mopar parts. They also offer optional front-end accessory kits like power steering or even exhaust manifolds to make installation easier.”

Includes Everything for Installation

The two new HEMI engine kits include everything you need to bring your old beast up to speed. Included in the kit is a powertrain control module, chassis and engine wiring harnesses, power distribution center, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, O2 sensors, air temp sensor and completely detailed installation instructions. Both engine kits are engineered for use with manual transmissions, but automatic transmissions can also be used with some adaptations. These kits have everything you need to take a Gen III HEMI engine and install it. Additional accessories for air conditioning and rear sump oil pan are also available.

Dodge Shows Off Modified Challenger, Jeep

SEMA was the perfect opportunity for Dodge to show off a modified Challenger and Jeep with HEMI Crate engine kits under the hood. The Dodge Shakedown Challenger took a classic 1971 vehicle and installed the 392 engine kit, along with a modern interior to create a unique show vehicle. The Shakedown Challenger utilized a cold-air intake to help generate 485 horses. A modified body was streamlined to make an impact at the show, including removing the door handles entirely while integrating the head and tail lamps from a 2017 Challenger to create a perfect blend of old and new. The Jeep CJ66 started with a TJ frame and a 1966 Wrangler body wrapped around the 345 Crate HEMI kit. With 383 horses running the show, this is one off-road beast that takes a back seat to no one. If your love of Mopar has you looking for a way to upgrade your old muscle car, swing by the parts department at Chapman Dodge to get all the information on the new HEMI Crate engine kits.