Pictures of the 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab

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Ram 3500 Truck Front & Side Photo

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab. © Dale Wickell

4X4 Laramie Edition Truck with Cummins Turbo Diesel

Ram 3500 Truck Front & Side Photo

Its large chrome grille, beefy lines and tall stance tell you right away that the 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab is a work truck, but the Laramie package makes this 4x4 Ram a whole lot more civilized than work trucks we knew in the past. Power just about everywhere and features like the rear seat DVD system will keep you and your passengers happy during road trips.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Side Photo

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

Dodge calls this four door Ram truck a Quad Cab. You'll hear automakers use other terms to describe the same cab style, like Crew Cab and Double Cab. Although their dimensions vary, they all have the same type of body configuration -- four front-opening doors and two full rows of seating. Dodge's Mega Cab is a four door truck with an even larger interior.

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Ram 3500 Full Front

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Ram's big headlights clear the path along a dark highway and its orange clearance lights help make the truck even more visible to oncoming traffic.

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Dodge Ram Rear Photo

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram's big tail lights should be visible to anyone approaching from the rear. The cargo lights are built-in to the high mount brake light unit -- visible as round white areas in this photograph.

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Stepping Into the Dodge Ram

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Janet Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

This Ram 3500 4X4 is loaded with options, but one accessory it doesn't have is running boards. When I started the week-long test drive it took me a couple of days to realize why my hips hurt -- it was from hoisting myself in and out of the truck.

Unless you have younger, more limber legs than I do, plan on adding running boards or side steps to any truck that sits this far off of the ground.

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Ram Truck's Overside Outside Mirrors

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

Put the Dodge Ram's oversized mirrors in a horizontal position for normal driving. Flip them up and out (right) for better visibility when you're pulling a trailer. The convex mirrors that are built-in to the corners will give you an even better view of what's behind and to the sides of the truck.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Leaf Springs

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram 3500's rear suspension and heavy duty leaf spring sets give the truck a reasonably good ride when the bed is empty -- and provide terrific support when the truck is loaded.

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Dodge Ram Front Badging & Wheel

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

Heavy chrome cladding on the Dodge Ram's aluminum wheels is repeated in the truck's side badging -- a Turbo Diesel emblem, body side moulding and a Dodge Ram emblem.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Front Row Seating

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Janet Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

I had plenty of head and leg room driving the Dodge Ram 3500 truck. The leather seats have power adjusts that let you manipulate them in all directions - front, back, up, down, tilt. Adjustable foot pedals and a tilt steering wheel make it easy to get into a comfortable driving position.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Rear Seating

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Janet Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The rear seats of the Ram 3500 truck are comfortable, but leg room would be a little tight for my 6'1" frame during long trips.

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Dodge Ram 3500, 2nd Row Seat Folded Up

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

You can create more floor room in the Dodge Ram Quad Cab by folding up one or both sections of the second row split seats.

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Dodge Ram 3500, Leveling Floor in Second Row

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

You can flip a few panels forward to create a level floor when the Dodge Ram's second row seats are folded up.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Bed and Tailgate

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram's tailgate is easy to open and close. You can see the truck's rigid factory bedliner in this shot.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Cargo Bed

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

A 4' x 8' sheet of insulation lays flat in the Dodge Ram's bed and stretches to the end of the truck's tailgate when the tailgate is open and all the way down.

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Tow Rings on the Front of the Ram 3500 Truck

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck - Tow Rings. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

You'll find heavy duty tow rings on the front of the Dodge Ram truck -- for pulling or being pulled.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Trailer Wiring

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram 3500 that's equipped with an automatic transmission tows about 15,850 pounds. The truck has a Class IV tow hitch and a nearby plug that makes wiring hookups a cinch.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Exhaust

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram 3500's large tail pipe tells you at first glance that this is more than likely a diesel truck. A turbo diesel engine moves a lot of air and requires a larger than normal exhaust to help it do its job.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Under the Hood

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 is powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. In January, 2007, Dodge will replace that engine with a more powerful 6.7-liter version.

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Dodge Ram Rear Seating Accessories

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

Rear seat passengers will find an ash tray and an extra power plug on the back side of the Dodge Ram 3500's center console.

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Dodge Ram Seat Controls

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram's driver and passenger seats both have power controls that let you coax the seats into comfortable positions. Both front seats are heated.

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Dodge Ram Seat Detail - Laramie Package

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The leather seats that are part of the Laramie package have the Ram logo embossed on their backs.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Dash Switches

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The left side of the Dodge Ram's dash houses the truck's headlight controls (top). The foot pedal adjustment switch is just below the light controls.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Cockpit

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The navigation system is surrounded by burled wood-like trim. The same trim is repeated in the cup-holder area that lies in front of the large center console.

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Dodge Ram Navigation & Center Dash Controls

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The top center of the dash is where you'll find the Ram's navigation unit and built-in audio system, which includes a Sirius satellite radio. Zone heat and A/C switches are visible just below the nav screen, with the 4WD controls are to the left of that.

The lower portion of the center dash houses seat heater switches and the power switch for the rear sliding window, which are flanked on either side by an auxiliary power plug and the cigarette lighter.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Sliding Rear Power Window

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Ram's tinted rear window opens and closes with a touch of a button.

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Dodge Ram Center Console, Top Storage

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Ram 3500's center console has two storage areas -- this is the shallower of the two, just under the console lid.

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Dodge Ram Lower Console Storage

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram's lower console storage is deeper than the top unit. You can also see the truck's open center storage areas in this picture -- and the three cup holders, two large and one smaller.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Rear Seating DVD Player

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

The Dodge Ram's rear seat occupants will enjoy this roof mounted DVD system with wireless headphones.

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Dodge Ram 3500 Wireless Headphones

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2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck. © Dale Wickell

2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Turbo Diesel Truck

Wireless headphones for the Dodge Ram's DVD system.