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1997 Dodge Ram Van

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Specs

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1500 109" WB

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.0 x 2.5
Brake Type Power
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.75 x 1.25
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System Rear-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 119.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 72.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 91.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 206.6

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.6
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.3

Doors

Side Door Type Sliding
Side Door Type Dual Swing-Out

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Order Code EHC
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.2L/318
Displacement 5.9L/360
Displacement 3.9L/239
Fuel System MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 225 @ 4400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 295 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 3200
Engine Order Code EML
Engine Order Code ELF
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Side Door Opening Width (in) 49.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) 39.8
Side Door Opening Height (in) 47.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 49.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 47.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Height, Overall (in) 79.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.8
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 187.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.6

Frame

Frame Type Unitized Construction

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2
Front Head Room (in) 40.5
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 1

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Steering Type Variable Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Ram Van
Body Style 1500 Cargo Van 109" WB
Body Code 109" WB

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Suspension Type - Front Coil
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) Computer Selected
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3620
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3300
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.90
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25.4
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25.4
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code TSD
Spare Tire Order Code TSD
Spare Tire Order Code TSF
Spare Tire Order Code TBW
Spare Tire Order Code TSC
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 724
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 724
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 724
Rear Tire Order Code TSC
Front Tire Order Code TSD
Front Tire Order Code TSF
Front Tire Order Code TSC
Rear Tire Order Code TSF

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4900
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

Trans Order Code DGB
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)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic
Trans Type 3
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code DGA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Single
Rear Door Type Dual Swing-Out

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1725
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3620
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5