Specs

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2WD Regular Cab 8 Ft Box

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Volume (ft³) 70.0
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 24.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 26.0

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type Diesel I6
Engine Type Gas V10
Engine Order Code EML
Displacement 5.9L/359
Displacement 5.9L/360
Displacement 8.0L/488
Fuel System Turbo-Charged
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 2600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 450 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 420 @ 1500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 440 @ 1600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000
Engine Order Code EWA
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Order Code ETB
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 4400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 2500
Engine Type Gas V8

Exterior Dimensions

Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.5
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9
Height, Overall (in) 72.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 220.1
Wheelbase (in) 134.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9
Cab to Axle (in) 55.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) 99.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.2

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4
Steering Type Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500
Body Style Reg Cab 8'
Body Code 135" WB

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6085
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.09
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.54
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35.1
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1

Tires

Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683
Front Tire Order Code TYH
Front Tire Order Code TYN
Front Tire Order Code TYP
Front Tire Order Code TYD
Rear Tire Order Code TYH
Rear Tire Order Code TYN
Rear Tire Order Code TYP
Rear Tire Order Code TYD
Spare Tire Order Code TYH
Spare Tire Order Code TYN
Spare Tire Order Code TYP
Spare Tire Order Code TYD
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer 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) 900

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. HD Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DDP
Trans Order Code DDX
Trans Order Code DGB
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 11.0
Clutch Size (in) 12.3
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 18,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 19,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2050
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6085
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 16,000

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel

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