Compare 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1998 Dodge Ram 3500

1998 Dodge Ram 2500
1998 Dodge Ram 3500
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2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $17,069 $19,510
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,617 $21,290
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,778 $21,480
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
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,016 $22,925
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,415 $24,535
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,576 $24,725
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
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2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB DRW
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 66.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 65.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.5 97.5
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
35.0 35.0
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8800 10,500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6080 7500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2050 2475
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 15,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2775 2915
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 20.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
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
Fuel System
MPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.04
Trans Order Code
DDP DDP
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
Summary
Body Code
135" WB 135" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Reg Cab 8'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Ram 3500
Suspension
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.54 3.54
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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