The Dodge Ram 1500 Rumble Bee is the truck reinvention of the Dodge Super Bee mid-size coupe muscle car from the 1960s. Modeled after the original Dodge ram, with the addition of a Hemi engine and elaborate exterior. It features the traditional bumble bee striping and a similar bee decal as the Dodge Super Bee. Dodge first released the Rumble Bee in 2004.
The Dodge Rumble Bee features the 345 horsepower 5.7 L Hemi Magnum V-8 engine. This engine was the first-generation of the 5.7 L Hemi motor but the third generation Hemi. The engine produces 345 horsepower at 5,600 rpm. This type of engine is typically placed in muscle sport cars such as Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. It is also an American-designed and made engine. The Rumble Bee is equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Cab and Box
The Dodge Rumble Bee featured the same regular cab short box that was used in the Dodge Ram. The functionality of the cab and box is identical to the Dodge Ram 1500, however, the appearance is very different. The Rumble Bee features a hood scoop, solar yellow instrument panel bezel and accent fit on the front, rear and box side. The Laramie door trim featured solar yellow spears to keep with the color scheme.
Tires and Exhaust
The Rumble Bee sits on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels. The aluminum shine from the wheels is carried over on the chrome exhaust tip, brushed aluminum fuel filler door, number plaque on the dash and taillamp guards. These elements finish the look that put the Rumble Bee into the sport appearance group. In 2004 the Rumble Bee edition cost an extra $2,600.
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