An optional sports stripe package was also available. Named Power Ram 50, this variant was sold in the American market between 1983 and 1985. Dodge Ram 50 owners are never worried about a part or component breaking down because there is a top-quality replacement waiting to be installed. Two years later, the Dodge Ram 50 was offered as a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The driving lights are a very nice addition, I have to get a set of those. Despite this, sales of the Ram 50 continued for another seven years until 1994, possibly because the Ram 50 was a compact and the Dakota was a mid-size.
Challenger shares many components and some body panels i. At the same time, the company brought out the Plymouth Arrow, a similar truck whose name would later be used for a sporty car. A four-speed manual was standard; a five-speed manual overdrive or three-speed automatic were standard. Cumulative sales of the first three generations exceeded 2. Eventually that was filled by a Japanese import, the Dodge D-50 later to be the Ram 50 , created and built by Mitsubishi. Starting out as a fairly utilitarian truck, more comfortable versions were gradually added in most markets.
Curb weight differed as well, with the smaller truck trim being 4,100 pounds and the larger being 4,205 pounds. In 1987, the Ram 50 line was redesigned; it had a 72-inch standard bed, with an optional bed 16 inches longer both were 55. What makes it even more amazing is the fact that it is actually a compact pickup! The Ram 50 is so successful that an entire production base developed around it, producing and selling not only Dodge Ram replacement parts but plenty of amazing originals as well. I have really kept the truck in great shape! In 2015, launched a rebadged version as the. What could be causing this problem, and what are the other issues that may arise from this? The label lasted until 1994, through two generations of the truck.
In addition, due to being plagued by the previous-generation Triton's critical failure in Japanese market in contrast to its overseas success , in addition to having heavy excise duties for pickup trucks there, Mitsubishi Motors currently has no plans to bring the current Triton to their home market. The cab has more leg room than you would think. I love my truck but I only get about 21 miles per gallon. Faults: The carburetor needed replaced immediately. I love these little trucks, they take a lot for a small truck. The Dodge Ram 50 is one of the most elegant-looking pickup trucks out on the market today. The second generation Mitsubishi truck was also produced in Thailand.
The Recreational model also featured , , , pile carpet, radio, , sports steering wheel and an adjustable steering column as standard. They had a strong relationship with Mitsubishi, though, and the L200 was a good solid pickup. Just had all the fluids and tires replaced, also will get new brake pads and exhaust installed within next few days. I have spent some money over the years on the vehicle. The original Plymouth Arrow had been based on the Mitsubishi Colt Celeste car. Only one engine was available for the 1988 model Ram, that being a 5. The engine had a bore and stroke of 3.
I have had many people ask me to sell the vehicle. Had one for awhile ages ago. Model year 1988 Year of manufacture 1988 First year of ownership 1988 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. The car participated in the Dakar Rally in 2005. Archived from on 10 May 2015. Archived from on 26 August 2012.
I've had D-50s for about 30 years now. The engine had a bore and stroke of 3. I have spent some money over the years on the vehicle. This 1988 Dodge Ram 50 pickup is one of those, being a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton, similar to the Mitsubishi Mighty Max. In January 2018, the Triton Athlete was launched as the new range topper. Although the ride is a little rough, it will haul more weight than some full size trucks.
It is recommended that you have your brake fluid replaced if it is dirty or if the system has a sign of rust or corrosion. Any spill caused by your brake fluid may also damage your car's paint and trim, so be sure to clean it up by washing the affected area with water. In Japan, the Triton was exclusively equipped with 3. In April 2017, the Triton was updated. It was powered by a 2. In late 2001 the third generation pickup underwent a facelift with new headlights and other changes. Been running for about 9-10 years now.
The truck also only had one choice of transmission available, which was a three-speed automatic. The car has a 2. If you are having trouble with the engine and its parts, you could easily find crankshaft, gears, covers, casings, and pistons to get things back to speed. The little beast just takes whatever is thrown at it in its stride, and walks away unscathed. I own an 88 4x4 Sports-cab as well.
Although the ride is a little rough, it will haul more weight than some full size trucks. The guy is right about the vacuum lines spaghetti. It continued to be produced until 1996. The is chain-driven to the front wheels, making it lighter, quieter, and easier to shift than the more common gear type. The base version, available in some markets such as the Dominican Republic, has a 2. These are excellent trucks except for the carb and head gasket problems they have.