Dodge Ram Rumble Bee
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The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was a truck inspired by the Dodge Super Bee muscle cars of past years. It bears the bumble bee stripe that is similar to the one that can be found on the old Dodge Super Bee, Charger, and Challenger. Fewer of the latter, but some different versions of the Ram were given aftermarket Rumble Bee modifications by the consumer or dealerships. This was a limited edition run, and was only made available in 2004 and 2005 (Second Swarm). The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was only offered in a regular cab/short-box 'SLT' version, available with either two or four-wheel drive setup.
The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was equipped standard with a 5.7 liter, third-generation Hemi V8 engine producing 345 hp and 375 lb·ft of torque. There were 4000 plus made in 2004 and 5000 made in 2005 which were titled the second swarm. The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee has a 3.92 ratio rear end. The Rumble Bee's Hemi does not produce any more power than the standard production Hemi-equipped trucks.
The Dodge Ram Rumble Bee was only available in two colors: black or yellow. The trucks are often noted by their equipped "Bee Stripe" which was a vertical running stripe behind the rear wheels on the bed sides. Black trucks were equipped with a yellow stripe, while yellow trucks were equipped with a black stripe. The stripe bears a more modernized "Scat Pack Bee" logo that can be found on the past Dodge Super Bee cars.
The appearance package gave the consumer equipment also available on the "Sport" trucks such as painted bumpers, 20" chrome-clad aluminum wheels, and bright grille inserts. In addition, the package also included a brushed aluminum fuel door, chrome exhaust tip, lower rocker panel fascia or "ground effects", and a hood scoop. The hood scoop was non-functional.
The interior of the Rumble bee shares equipment similar to that of the SLT-optioned trucks with some extras. The special center dash bezel was painted a gloss yellow with a dash plaque indicating its limited edition production number. The premium door panels sported special gloss yellow inserts and "bee" decals on them. All Rumble Bee's came with cloth seats, which could be upgraded to leather upon customer demand.