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Selected Style 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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,775
$22,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,855
$24,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$408 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 are serious trucks with serious capabilities. The 2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD is a focused work truck with excellent 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 Hip Room (in) 65.0 62.5
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 67.0 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in) 39.3 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) 41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 122.9 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 229.7 224.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.1 11.3
Cab to End of Frame (in) 100.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.9 76.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.9 52.1
Wheelbase (in) 140.5 133.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.5 9.6
Cab to Axle (in) 56.9 55.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 36.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 16.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 65.1 62.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.2 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 74.9 75.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 60.6 61.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 98.3 97.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x 1.18 13.5 x 0.79
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) 13.9 x 1.39 13.0 x 1.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35 34
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 48.9 45.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3000 3042
Spare Tire Order Code TBB ZIZ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 675 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3000 2205
Rear Tire Order Code TWD QIZ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 675 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size LT245/70R17E LT245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code TWD QIZ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 945 1560
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2350 2600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9450 10400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9400 10400
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 18500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3031 2931
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8650 9200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6000 6084
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2388 2189
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 4200
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 125
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 375 @ 4200 373 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EZA LY6
Displacement 5.7L/345 6.0L/366
Engine Oil Cooler NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 330 @ 4800 353 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 6.29 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.74 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.48 2.36
Trans Order Code DEG MYD
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD HD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code 140.5" WB E63
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Box Reg Cab 8' Fleetside
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 5200 4800
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA 6084
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Type - Rear Full-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 6900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA 4800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Hypoid Independent
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Hydroformed
 
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