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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $31,660 $35,390
2WD Reg Cab 168.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $31,832 $35,590
2WD Reg Cab 192.5" WB 108" CA N/A N/A $31,936 $35,710
2WD Reg Cab 204.5" WB 120" CA N/A N/A $32,004 $35,790
2WD Quad Cab 164.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $33,643 $37,695
2WD Quad Cab 188.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $33,815 $37,895
4WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $34,709 $38,935
4WD Reg Cab 168.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $34,881 $39,135
4WD Reg Cab 192.5" WB 108" CA N/A N/A $34,980 $39,250
4WD Reg Cab 204.5" WB 120" CA N/A N/A $35,045 $39,325
4WD Quad Cab 164.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $37,044 $41,650
4WD Quad Cab 188.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $37,109 $41,725
2WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $29,940 $33,390
2WD Reg Cab 168.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $30,112 $33,590
2WD Reg Cab 192.5" WB 108" CA N/A N/A $30,211 $33,705
2WD Reg Cab 204.5" WB 120" CA N/A N/A $30,297 $33,805
2WD Quad Cab 164.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $32,297 $36,130
2WD Quad Cab 188" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $32,434 $36,290
4WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $33,368 $37,375
4WD Reg Cab 168.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $33,540 $37,575
4WD Reg Cab 192.5" WB 108" CA N/A N/A $33,656 $37,710
4WD Reg Cab 204.5" WB 120" CA N/A N/A $33,716 $37,780
4WD Quad Cab 164.5" WB 60" CA N/A N/A $35,711 $40,100
4WD Quad Cab 188.5" WB 84" CA N/A N/A $35,849 $40,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,660
$29,940
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,390
$33,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$557 / 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
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 67.0
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 65.0
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 122.9 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 235.1 235.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2 7.2
Cab to End of Frame (in) 112.1 112.1
Height, Overall (in) 80.4 80.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 33.5 33.5
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) NA NA
Wheelbase (in) 144.5 144.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.3 10.3
Cab to Axle (in) 60.0 60.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) 34 34
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.35 x 1.54 15.35 x 1.54
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) 15.35 x 1.54 15.35 x 1.54
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 52 52
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.1 40.1
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 641 641
Rear Tire Size 225/70R19.5F 225/70R19.5F
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3640 3640
Rear Tire Order Code TUC TUC
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/70R19.5F 225/70R19.5F
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 641 641
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code TUC TUC
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3640 3640
Spare Tire Order Code TBF TBF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1845 1845
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) 18450 18450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 18750 16000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 13500 12000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 3019 3093
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 7000 7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 26000 26000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 4375 4328
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6 19.5 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6 19.5 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 22.6 22.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
Displacement 6.7L/408 6.7L/408
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 3000 305 @ 3000
Engine Type Diesel I6 Diesel I6
Fuel System CR CR
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 610 @ 1600 610 @ 1600
Engine Order Code ETJ ETJ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 12.5 12.5
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.98
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.42 5.42
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.28 3.28
Trans Order Code DEG DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.94 5.94
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 5500 Dodge Ram 4500
Body Code 144.5" WB 144.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 4.10
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 12000 12000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.44 4.10
Axle Type - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 7000 7000
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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