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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 Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,167 $27,505
4WD Reg Cab 133" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,263 $27,610
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $25,441 $27,805
2WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $25,766 $28,160
2WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,493 $28,955
2WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $26,768 $29,255
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $27,953 $30,550
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,049 $30,655
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,227 $30,850
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck N/A N/A $28,323 $30,955
4WD Reg Cab 133" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $28,648 $31,310
4WD Crew Cab 153" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,376 $32,105
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,609 $32,360
4WD Crew Cab 167" Work Truck N/A N/A $29,650 $32,405
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $29,883 $32,660
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,158 $32,960
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $30,835 $33,700
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $31,110 $34,000
2WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,457 $34,380
2WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $31,732 $34,680
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,299 $35,300
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,491 $35,510
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $32,574 $35,600
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $32,761 $35,805
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/1LT N/A N/A $33,036 $36,105
2WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $34,147 $37,320
4WD Crew Cab 153" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,339 $37,530
2WD Crew Cab 167" LTZ N/A N/A $34,422 $37,620
4WD Crew Cab 167" LT w/2LT N/A N/A $34,614 $37,830
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,181 $38,450
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ N/A N/A $35,456 $38,750
4WD Crew Cab 153" LTZ N/A N/A $37,030 $40,470
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 160.5" ST N/A N/A $26,402 $29,845
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,587 $30,060
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,977 $32,770
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,055 $32,930
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,076 $32,955
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $29,141 $32,960
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $29,218 $33,120
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $31,933 $36,155
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,918 $36,190
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $32,082 $36,380
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,753 $37,230
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $32,916 $37,420
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $34,663 $39,300
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,545 $40,355
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,616 $40,490
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $35,780 $40,680
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 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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³) 75.5 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 66.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.8 13.9 x 1.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34 35
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2600 2350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2189 2388
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 136
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 353 @ 5400 330 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code E63 140.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type Hydroformed Ladder
 
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