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Selected Style 2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $17,069 $19,510
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,016 $22,925
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,778 $21,480
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,576 $24,725
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,617 $21,290
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,415 $24,535
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $19,302 $22,085
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $19,464 $22,275
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,091 $25,330
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,252 $25,520
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB DRW
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB DRW N/A N/A $18,208 $20,850
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB DRW 4WD N/A N/A $20,811 $23,860
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB DRW N/A N/A $20,956 $24,030
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB DRW 4WD N/A N/A $23,089 $26,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,069
$18,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$20,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$348 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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) 41.0 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 65.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 93.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.9 33.6
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.9 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 220.1 220.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.8 8.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) 99.7 99.7
Height, Overall (in) 72.1 73.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.5 47.5
Wheelbase (in) 134.7 134.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 9.9
Cab to Axle (in) 55.7 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.5 97.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.2 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.4 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 70.0 70.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.4 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5 13.0 x 3.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.5 x 1.26 12.5 x 1.5
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 35.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.4 45.4
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 683 684
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E LT215/85R16E
Front Tire Order Code TYD TV1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 2470
Spare Tire Order Code TYD TV1
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 683 684
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E LT215/85R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 683 684
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 2470
Rear Tire Order Code TYD TV1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3040 2470
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E LT215/85R16E
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 1200
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 10,000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4500 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,000 15,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2775 2915
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8800 10,500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6080 7500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2050 2475
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.0 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 136
Engine
Fuel System MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 3200 335 @ 3200
Engine Order Code EML EMM
Displacement 5.9L/360 5.9L/360
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 4400 250 @ 4000
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.0 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06 5.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code DDP DDP
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code 135" WB 135" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 8'
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.54 3.54
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35.1 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 4500
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6080 7500
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35.1 35.1
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 7500
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 4500 4500
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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