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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $22,380 $24,460
2WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $25,766 $28,160
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,167 $27,505
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $27,953 $30,550
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,609 $32,360
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,299 $35,300
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,441 $27,805
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,227 $30,850
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,574 $35,600
2WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,493 $28,955
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,457 $34,380
2WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $34,147 $37,320
2WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,768 $29,255
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,158 $32,960
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,732 $34,680
2WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $34,422 $37,620
4WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,263 $27,610
4WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,648 $31,310
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,049 $30,655
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,835 $33,700
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,491 $35,510
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,181 $38,450
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,323 $30,955
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $31,110 $34,000
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,456 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,376 $32,105
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,339 $37,530
4WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $37,030 $40,470
4WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,650 $32,405
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $33,036 $36,105
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,614 $37,830
4WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $37,304 $40,770
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $23,775 $26,855
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $26,162 $29,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,238 $29,655
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,055 $32,930
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,753 $37,230
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $26,402 $29,845
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,218 $33,120
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,916 $37,420
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $31,933 $36,155
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,545 $40,355
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,587 $30,060
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,076 $32,955
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,977 $32,770
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,918 $36,190
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,616 $40,490
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $29,141 $32,960
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $32,082 $36,380
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,780 $40,680
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $34,663 $39,300
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $38,189 $43,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,380
$23,775
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,460
$26,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$448 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD is a focused work truck with excellent capabilities. The 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are serious trucks with serious capabilities.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 62.5 65.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.8
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - 29.7
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.1 49.9
Wheelbase (in) 133.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.6 7.5
Cab to Axle (in) 55.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 36.9 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 39.4 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.5 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 11.3 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 100.8
Height, Overall (in) 76.4 73.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 75.5 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 61.6 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.8 98.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.5 65.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0 20.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.8 13.9 x 1.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.79 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34 35
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.3 48.9
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2205 3000
Rear Tire Order Code QIZ TWD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 675
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16 LT245/70R17E
Front Tire Order Code QIZ TWD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042 3000
Spare Tire Order Code ZIZ TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 675
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2600 2350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10400 9450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10400 9400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1560 945
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2189 2388
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4200 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 18500 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2931 3031
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9200 8650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 16.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 353 @ 5400 330 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 373 @ 4400 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code LY6 EZA
Displacement 6.0L/366 5.7L/345
Engine Oil Cooler Yes NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 5.74
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 3.48
Trans Order Code MYD DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.38
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 6.29
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 2.10
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6900 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4800 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4800 5200
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084 NA
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed Ladder
 
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