Specs

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2WD Regular Cab 6.5 Ft Box Base

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 x 2.5
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10 x 2.5
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake ABS System
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Volume (ft³) 47.1
Tailgate Width (in) 57.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.7
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.3
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts 1632
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750

Engine

Displacement 3.9L/239
Displacement 2.5L/150
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 3400
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Order Code EHC
Engine Order Code ELF
Engine Order Code EPE
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas I4
Displacement 5.2L/318

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.0
Cab to Axle (in) 38.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 103.2
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.4
Overhang, Front (in) 34.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 195.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.9

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40.0
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1
Passenger Capacity 3

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16

Steering

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5'
Body Code 112" WB

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.90
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid
Axle Type - Front
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2700

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code TMD
Front Tire Order Code TS1
Front Tire Order Code TMD
Rear Tire Order Code TS1
Rear Tire Order Code TMD
Spare Tire Order Code TS1
Front Tire Size P235/70R15
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/70R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size P235/70R15
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size P215/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 724
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 755
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 724
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 755
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 724
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 755

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.50
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DDQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 9.1
Clutch Size (in) 11.0
Clutch Size (in) 10.4
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Trans Order Code DGB
Trans Order Code DDC
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.17
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5330
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1421
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1852
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 5800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6190
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9200

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel

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