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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 specs & colors

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1997 Dodge Ram 3500

Showing the 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Reg Cab 135" WB DRW

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Mist Gray



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  • base vehicle only


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  • bright front/rear bumpers
  • behind-seat storage tray/ cab back panel
  • air cond



Front Wheel Size 16 x 6.0 in
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 6.0 in
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 6.0 in
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4000
Displacement 5.9L/360
Engine Oil Cooler Not Available
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3000
Engine Type Gas V8
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi
Cruising Range - City 0.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy Not Available MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 0.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City Not Available MPG
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) N/A
Transfer Case Model Not Available
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low Not Available
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High Not Available
Trans Power Take Off Not Available
Trans Type 5
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Power Take Off Not Available
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.06
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Type - Front Not Available
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track
Frame Type Ladder
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.5 x 1.5 in
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) Not Available
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 35.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx Not Available gal
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 45.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft
Front Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Spare Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Rear Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 500 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A lbs
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 1200 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 10,000 lbs
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 5000 lbs
Gross Combined Wt Rating 15,000 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 10,500 lbs
Option Weight - Rear 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight - Front 2915 lbs
Base Curb Weight N/A lbs
Curb Weight 5390.00 lbs
As Spec'd Curb Weight 5390.00 lbs
Gross Axle Weight Rating 12000.00 lbs
Option Weight - Front 0.00 lbs
As Spec'd Payload N/A lbs
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Curb Weight - Rear 2475 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A lbs
Width, Max w/o mirrors 93.8 in
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear 60.4 in
Second Leg Room N/A in
Front Leg Room 41.0 in
Cargo Volume 70.0 ft³
Cargo Box Width @ Floor 64.2 in
Front Head Room 40.2 in
Second Head Room N/A in
Cab to End of Frame 99.7 in
Tailgate Width 60.4 in
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume Not Available ft³
Front Hip Room 65.6 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 50.0 in
Ground Clearance, Front 9.9 in
Passenger Capacity 3
Second Shoulder Room N/A in
Cargo Box Length @ Floor 97.5 in
Height, Overall 73.0 in
Ground to Top of Load Floor 33.6 in
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper 220.1 in
Wheelbase 134.7 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height 19.4 in
Length, Overall w/rear bumper N/A in
Ground Clearance, Rear 8.4 in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Front Shoulder Room 66.0 in
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper 47.5 in
Overhang, Front 37.9 in
Length, Overall N/A in
3.54 axle ratio Standard
Color-keyed instrument panel w/ash receiver & non-locking glove box Standard
Side-guard door beams Standard
Exhaust emission control system Standard
Electronic ignition system Standard
LT215/85R16D all-season SBR BSW tires Standard
Color-keyed unibelt restraint system w/center lap belt Standard
HD 5.9L (360) MPI V8 engine Standard
Argent painted front bumper Standard
HD engine cooling Standard
Hood release in cab Standard
136-amp alternator Standard
Solid rear axle w/longitudinal leaf springs Standard
Pwr steering Standard
Bottle-type axle jack Standard
Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers Standard
Tinted glass windows Standard
Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes Standard
HD front/rear shock absorbers Standard
Bright grille Standard
Cigar lighter w/pwr outlet Standard
HD vinyl 3-passenger bench seat w/head restraints Standard
Day/night rearview mirror Standard
Black rubber floor covering Standard
Single note electric horn Standard
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
Fasten seat belts/key-in-ignition/headlamps-on warning buzzer Standard
Premium paint w/clear coat finish Standard
Corrosion resistant zinc-coated galvanized steel w/anti-chip coating Standard
Dash/plenum insulation liners Standard
Removable tailgate w/caliper latches, color-keyed "Dodge" decal Standard
Color-keyed full length door trim panels w/armrests Standard
Stainless steel exhaust system Standard
Dual color-keyed vinyl sun visors w/center supports Standard
Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes Standard
Deluxe 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers Standard
Dual bright pwr 6" x 9" exterior mirrors-inc: RH-side flat glass Standard
Voltmeter, trip odometer, oil pressure/engine temp gauges Standard
(4) black hub caps Standard
Aerodynamic halogen headlamps Standard
Black 2-spoke steering wheel Standard
750-amp maintenance-free battery Standard
Front stabilizer bar Standard
Driver air bag Standard
10500# GVWR (4500 front/7500 rear), springs (4500 front/7500 rear), axles (4500 front/7500 rear) Standard
35 gallon fuel tank Standard
Conventional spare tire w/underslung winch spare tire carrier Standard
Dual-opening retractable cup holder Standard
Rear wheel drive Standard
(7) 16" x 6" steel wheels Standard
5-speed manual transmission w/OD Standard
8' pickup box-inc: dual wall construction, one-piece high strength steel floor, 2-tier loading capability, bulkhead dividing provision, tie down loops Standard

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