Specs

Research 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Work Special 2WD Regular Cab 6.5 Ft Box Work Special

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.0 x 2.0
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) 11.6 x 1.26

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 55.5
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0

Electrical

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

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 230 @ 4400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 3200
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Order Code ELF
Engine Order Code EML

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3
Wheelbase (in) 118.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.6
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 43.5
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9
Height, Overall (in) 71.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 199.9
Cab to Axle (in) 39.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) 79.7

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Variable Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 1500
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5'
Body Code 119" WB

Suspension

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.92
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 31.8
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 31.8
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3650
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803
Front Tire Order Code TR8
Rear Tire Order Code TR8
Spare Tire Order Code TR8
Front Tire Size P225/75R16
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size P225/75R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1803
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 713
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 713

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
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

Transmission

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45
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 DDC
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) 11.0
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.57
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.20

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1680
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0

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