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Where can I get parts for a Dodge or Ram vehicle in Topeka KS?

Dodge and Ram vehicles have a legendary reputation for extreme toughness and durability. Along with the innovative designs and high-strength body structures, this can be attributed to high-quality parts. With this in mind, it’s important to get high-quality parts when addressing the repair and maintenance needs for your Dodge or Ram vehicle.

Do you need to get parts for your Dodge or Ram vehicle? Are you from Topeka or elsewhere in Northeastern Kansas? Buy high-quality parts from the Briggs Dodge Ram Parts Store!

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Which Ram 1500 is Right for Me?

The Ram 1500 is hugely popular, and as a result there’s a large selection of trim levels and packages to pick from. We’re here to help you figure out which one best matches your needs.

Family Friendly Models 

Whether you’re hitching a trailer, or picking up the kids from school, the Ram 1500 Big Horn ($33,895 MSRP) and Ram 1500 Laramie ($39,995 MSRP) are two trucks that can do both with ease. With seating for up to 6, and plenty of comfort and connectivity features, the whole family will stay entertained and comfortable on trips of any length. 

Luxurious Models

If you’re looking for a truck that has the comfort of a five star hotel look no further than the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn ($49,675 MSRP) and Limited ($52,875 MSRP). Heated leather seats, Uconnect 4C infotainment, and 9-speaker Alpine premium audio are just some of the standard features you will find in these outstanding Ram trucks. 

Hard Working Models

Ram has been known for their work trucks, and with this model you can see why. The Ram 1500 Tradesman ($26,495 MSRP) is a hard working truck that will help you get the job done, no matter how big. Available RamBox cargo management, numerous cab and bed combinations, and available bed liners all make this highly-customizable truck ideal for all your work needs.

Off-Road Models

If you’re looking for a truck that can drive over anything you put in its path, then the Ram 1500 Rebel ($44,740 MSRP) is the truck for you. While all Ram 1500 trucks are equipped to take you off the beaten path, the Rebel was designed for premium off-roading adventures. You’ll find an electronic locking rear axle, Bilstein monotube dampers, one-inch suspension lift, front suspension skid plates, all-terrain wheels, and Rebel tire tread inserts. Get five-passenger seating in the Rebel’s crew cab or quad cab body styles, and choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.

Hopefully this has helped get you closer to the right match, but if you need any further help we invite you to please contact our friendly and knowledgeable team. We’ll be happy to help.

Intro to the Hellcat-powered Ram TRX

Dodge has made the fight for the best high-performance pickup truck more interesting with the introduction of the Ram TRX. The TRX is a Hellcat-powered 702-horsepower monster of a truck. Eight inches wider than the regular Ram 1500 with better off-road capabilities, stronger frame, more sophisticated suspension, and impressive luxury, the TRX is seriously excellent.

The TRX starts just north of $71,000, but it’s a lot of truck for the money. No other stock pickup truck makes 700-plus horsepower. Between the TRX’s fenders and below its scooped hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. Widely known as the Hellcat engine, this specific version produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The TRX has a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds and is said to complete the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds at 108 mph. These numbers sound like something you’d expect on a sports car, not a truck that can go off road and tow 8,100 pounds. Mounted on a set of 35-inch all-terrain tires with 18-inch wheels that create 11.8 inches of ground clearance, the TRX can roll over anything. 

Ram has led the expectations for truck interiors with its latest half-ton pickups, which deliver rich-looking materials and incredible insulation from outside noise. That level of luxury and refinement will continue on the TRX, which is offered solely as a crew cab with the short cargo bed. Inside, the base model’s cloth upholstery and standard equipment is based on the Ram 1500 Rebel. However, the optional TR1 and TR2 packages make the cabin look and feel significantly more luxurious thanks to leather-covered surfaces and a mix of microsuede and carbon-fiber accents. The TRX’s flat-bottom steering wheel features a pair of prominent paddle shifters, but there’s also a floor shifter located on the center console. 

Dodge had a video that came out on the 17th of August revealing all this information, and more info is bound to come out when the release date comes closer. Stay tuned for more regarding the highly anticipated TRX.

Passenger's side front angle view of 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black

What features are in the 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black?

The 2020 Ram Heavy Duty is well-known for its toughness and durability, as well as its impressive capabilities, such as its off-road prowess, the ability to tow and haul a heavy load, and robust engine options. However, perhaps you want the ruggedness and toughness to be balanced out by elements of style, sophistication, and luxury. If so, then you’ll want to check out the exclusive 2020 Ram Heavy Duty Limited Black model. Read more to find out about the features that it offers.

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The Beastly (and Limited) Dodge Durango Hellcat

Dodge has unveiled the Durango Hellcat, and it is a beast. Proclaimed as the most powerful SUV ever, the Durango Hellcat is unequivocally one of the most exciting SUVs on the market. According to Tim Kuniskis, head of Fiat Chrysler’s passenger cars division in North America, Dodge is expected to produce fewer than 2,000 of the Durango Hellcat models, which will go into production early 2021. This monster will be a single run only due to emission regulations that begin the following year. 

This high-performance variant features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Hellcat V8 engine that boasts 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque. “We are a full, distilled performance brand,” Kuniskis said, “To do that, it was the perfect time to bring the most powerful versions of all of them. It just kind of made sense to do them all at the same time.” 

The new Hellcat model is part of an updated lineup for the 2021 Durango, which will begin arriving in showrooms this Fall. Changes include exterior styling tweaks and significant upgrades to the interior, including a redesigned driver cockpit and next-generation infotainment system. This mighty SUV will be rare, so don’t dally!

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Is the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody comfortable?

Features in the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

The 2020 Dodge Challenger is a tough car that will not take no for an answer. If you are looking for a fun bold vehicle that will make a statement as you go down the road, this vehicle would certainly be a good option for you. Today, we are going to look at the features in the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. This is the top trim level that the 2020 Dodge Challenger is available in. Buckle up, you are in for a great ride!

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Dodge, Top-ranked Mass Market Brand by J.D. Power

There has been a recent survey conducted by J.D. Power, that being the 2020 Automotive Performance, and Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. “The APEAL Study measures an owner’s emotional attachment to their new vehicle and in what areas that vehicle may not be delivering on all of the positive experiences that were hoped for. Understanding this is just as valuable to automakers as knowing about quality issues and owner acceptance of new technologies. The goal for automakers is to delight customers on all these dimensions. Some are better than others at doing this,” said Dave Sargent, Vice President of Automotive Quality at J.D. Power.

Now in its 25th year, the study has been redesigned for 2020. It complements the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM and the J.D. Power Tech Experience Index (TXI) StudySM by measuring owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement with their new vehicle across 37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort and luxury they experience when climbing into the driver’s seat to the feeling they get when they step on the accelerator. These attributes are aggregated to compute an overall APEAL index score measured on a 1,000-point scale.

Dodge has received remarkable results in this study.  By being the top-ranked mass market brand, Dodge became the first domestic brand to rank highest in the mass market segment for both APEAL and IQS in the same year. Only Hyundai has previously achieved the feat in the mass market segment, while Genesis, Lexus and Porsche have done so in the luxury segment.

Dodge ranks highest in the mass market segment with a score of 872. Ram (871) ranks second, followed by GMC (857), Ford (853) and MINI (846).

Dodge’s performance lately has been beyond impressive lately, and it seems that the quality will keep on rising. If you want to read the full results of the study, here it is.

Dodge #1 in J.D. Power Initial Quality Rankings

It’s an exciting time to be a Dodge fan. They just became the first domestic marque ever to rank No. 1 in the highly regarded annual ranking of initial quality by J.D. Power, tying for the top spot. Fiat Chrysler made an impressive seven spot leap from last year’s ranking, showing the rise in quality for the iconic brand. If you don’t know what the J.D. Power Initial Quality study is, it’s a study that analyzes vehicle performance during the first three months of ownership.

This is one of the first big achievements for Fiat Chrysler CEO, Mike Manley, who was appointed in 2018. Fiat Chrysler began its rise over the previous decade under Sergio Marchionne, who was succeeded by Mike Manley due to his unfortunate death in July 2018. Under Marchionne Fiat Chrysler had become as profitable as General Motors and Ford, the other two in the “Big Three” of automakers in Detroit.

“These results reflect the relentless, whatever-it-takes attitude of our team,” Mark Champine, head of quality for Fiat Chrysler in North America, said in a press release. “Our complete focus is the customer and these outcomes reinforce that we are on-target. The team is going to be inspired and motivated and will continue to push forward.” It’s clear that the team at Fiat Chrysler has reached a new level of productivity and a new level of quality within their ranks.

Fiat Chrysler’s impressive rise in J.D. Power’s ranking will greatly improve the company’s reputation, and help in the U.S. pickup-truck and utility-vehicle markets, which are extremely competitive. Despite the competitiveness, Dodge trucks and Dodge’s other vehicles have made a stunning rise in popularity. It’s safe to say the Fiat Chrysler will be fighting for the top spot in the J.D. Power ranking for years to come.