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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500 Specifications


Auburn Hills, May 28, 2002
Preliminary Specifications - Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500
All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.

General Information
Body Styles: Regular Cab and Quad Cab™
Assembly Plants: St. Louis (North), MO and Saltillo, Mexico
EPA Vehicle Class: Standard Pickup

ENGINE: 5.7-Liter Hemi® Magnum V-8
Availability - Standard, all
Type and Description: Eight cylinders, 90° V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement: 345 cu. in. (5654 cu cm)
Bore x Stroke: 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System: Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves,
hydraulic lifters with roller followers
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction: Deep-skirt cast iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Power (SAE net): 345 bhp (246 kW) @ 5,600 rpm
Torque (SAE Net): 365 lb.-ft. (488 Nom) @ 4,400 rpm

ENGINE: 8.0-Liter Magnum® V-10
Availability - Optional, all
Type and Description: Ten cylinders, 90° V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement: 488 cu. in. (7994 cu cm)
Bore x Stroke: 4.00 x 3.88 (101.6 x 98.6)
Valve System: OHV, 20 valves, hydraulic lifters with roller followers
Fuel Injection: Sequential, multi-port, electronic
Construction: Deep skirt cast iron block, cast iron heads
Compression Ratio: 8.6:1
Power (SAE net): 305 bhp (228 kW) @ 4000 rpm - (51.7 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net): 450 lb.-ft. (597 Nom) @ 2800 rpm

Engine: 5.9-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel
Availability - Optional, all
Type and Description: Six-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled, turbocharged, intercooled
Displacement: 359 cu. in. (5883 cu cm)
Bore x Stroke: 4.02 x 4.72 (102.1 x 119.9)
Valve System: OHV, 24 valves, solid lifters
Fuel Injection: Electronic high-pressure common rail
Construction: Cast iron block and head
Compression Ratio: 17.2:1
Power (SAE net): 250 bhp (186 kW) @ 2900 rpm - standard output, 49 state manual or 47 RE automatic
235 bhp (175 kW) @ 2700 rpm - standard output, carb, automatic and manual
305 bhp (227 kW) @ 2900 rpm - high-output, 49 state manual
Torque (SAE net): 460 lb.-ft. (624 Nom) @ 1,400 rpm - standard output, manual
460 lb.-ft. (624 Nom) @ 1,400 rpm - standard output, automatic
555 lb.-ft. (752 Nom) @ 1,400 rpm - high output, manual

Transmission: NV4500/NV4500HD - Manual, Five-Speed Overdrive
Availability: NV4500 - standard with 5.7-liter V-8 and 8.0-liter V-10 engines
NV 4500 HD - standard with 5.9-liter standard output I-6 diesel
Description: Synchronized in all gears
Gear Ratios:
1st: 5.61
2nd: 3.04
3rd: 1.67
4th: 1.00
5th: 0.75
Reverse: 5.04
Overall Top Gear Ratio: 2.80 with 3.73 axle ratio and 3.07 with 4.10 axle ratio

Transmission: NV5600 - Manual, Six-Speed Overdrive
Availability: Standard with 5.9-liter high-output I-6 diesel engine
Description: Synchronized in all gears
Gear Ratios:
1st: 5.63
2nd: 3.38
3rd: 2.04
4th: 1.39
5th: 1.00
6th: 0.73
Reverse: 5.63
Overall Top Gear Ratio: 2.72 with 3.73 axle and 2.99 with 4.10 axle

Transmission: 545RFE - Automatic Five-Speed
Availability: Optional with 5.7-liter engines

Description: Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, full electronic control, electronically controlled converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st: 3.00
2nd: 1.67 - upshift; 1.50 kick-down
3rd: 1.00
4th: 0.75
5th: 0.67
Overall Top Gear 2.50 with 3.73 axle and 2.63 with 4.10 axle

Transmission: 47RE/48RE - Automatic, Four-Speed Overdrive
Availability: 47RE - Optional with 8.0-liter V-10 and standard-output Cummins diesel engine
48RE - Optional with 8.0-liter V-10 and standard-output Cummins diesel engine
Description: Hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor overdrive, overdrive lockout and converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st: 2.45
2nd: 1.45
3rd: 1.00
4th: 0.69
Overall Top Gear Ratio: 2.57 with 3.73 axle ratio and 2.82 with 4.10 axle ratio

Transfer cases: NV271/NV273
Availability: NV271 - Standard 4WD ST
NV273 - Standard 4WD SLT Plus
Type: Part Time
Operating Modes: 2WD; 4WD High, Locked; Neutral;
4WD Low, Locked
Shift Mechanism: NV271 - manual, NV273 - electric
Low-Range Ratio: 2.72
Center Differential: None

Dimensions and Capacities
Regular Cab - 2WD
Box Length: 8 ft. (AII)

Model 2500 3500 - SRW1 3500 - DRW2
Wheelbase: 140.5 140.5 140.5
Track, Front: 69.4 69.4 69.4
Track, Rear: 68.2 68.2 75.8
Overall Length: 229.7 229.7 229.7
Overall Width: 79.9 79.9 96.0
Overall Height: 73.8 74.4 74.7
Ground Clearance:
Front Axle: 8.2 8.9 8.3
Rear Axle: 8.0 8.6 7.3
Fuel Tank. gal. (L): 35 (132) 35 (132) 35 (132)
1 Single rear wheel 2 Dual rear wheel
Regular Cab - 4WD
Box Length: 8 ft. (All)

Model 2500 3500 3500 - DRW
Wheelbase: 140.5 140.5 140.5
Track, Front: 69.7 69.7 69.4
Track, Rear: 68.2 68.2 75.8
Overall Length: 229.7 229.7 229.7
Overall Width: 79.9 79.9 96.0
Overall Height: 78.0 78.7 78.8
Ground Clearance:
Front Axle: 9.3 9.9 8.3
Rear Axle: 8.0 8.5 7.5
Fuel Tank. gal. (L): 35 (132) 35 (132) 35 (132)

Quad Cab™ - 2WD
Box Length: 6ft. 3in. Standard Bed, 8 ft. Long Bed

Model 2500 2500 3500 3500 3500
Box Standard Long Standard Long - SRW1 Long - DRW2
Wheelbase: 140.5 160.5 140.5 160.5 160.5
Track, Front: 69.4 69.4 69.4 69.4 69.4
Track, Rear: 68.2 68.2 68.2 68.2 75.8
Overall Length: 227.7 249.7 227.7 249.7 249.7
Overall Width: 79.9 79.9 79.9 79.9 96.0
Overall Height: 74.4 74.4 75.0 75.0 75.1
Ground Clearance:
Front Axle: 8.3 8.3 8.9 8.9 8.1
Rear Axle: 8.0 8.0 8.6 8.6 7.6
Fuel Tank, gal. (L): 34 (128) 35 (132) 34 (128) 35 (132) 35 (132)

Quad Cab™ - 4WD
Box Length: 6ft. 3in. Standard Bed, 8 ft. Long Bed

Model 2500 2500 3500 3500 3500
Box Standard Long Standard Long - SRW Long - DRW
Wheelbase: 140.5 160.5 140.5 160.5 160.5
Track, Front: 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.7
Track, Rear: 68.2 68.2 68.2 68.2 75.8
Overall Length: 227.7 249.7 227.7 249.7 249.7
Overall Width: 79.9 79.9 79.9 79.9 96.0
Overall Height: 78.5 78.4 79.2 79.1 79.0
Ground Clearance:
Front Axle: 9.3 9.3 9.9 9.9 8.3
Rear Axle: 7.9 7.9 8.5 8.5 7.6
Fuel Tank, gal (L): 34 (128) 35 (132) 34 (128) 35 (132) 35 (132)

1 Single rear wheel
2 Dual rear wheel

Suspension
2WD 4WD
Front: Short and long arm independent, Live axle, "Quadra link"

coil springs, gas-charged shock leading arms, track bar, coil springs,
absorbers, stabilizer bar stabilizer bar, gas-charged shock absorbers
Rear: Live axle, longitudinal leaf springs, Live axle, longitudinal leaf springs,
gas-charged shock absorbers - 2500, gas-charged shock absorbers - 2500,
auxiliary springs added - 3500 auxiliary springs added - 3500

Steering
Two-Wheel Drive

Model Quad Cab, Standard Bed Quad Cab, Long Bed Regular Cab
Overall Ratio: 15.4:1 15.4:1 15.4:1
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock to Lock: 3.0 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb (a): 44.6 ft. (13.6 m) 50.3 ft. (15.3 m) 44.6 ft. (13.6 m)

Four-Wheel Drive
Model Quad Cab, Standard Bed Quad Cab, Long Bed Regular Cab
Overall Ratio: 13.4:1 13.4:1 13.4:1
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock to Lock: 2.75 2.75 2.75
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb(a): 48.9 ft. (14.9 m) 52.0 ft. (15.8 m) 48.9 ft. (14.9 m)

(a) Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height, using a vehicle with standard tires, wheels and axles.
Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional tires, wheels and axles.

Brakes
Model 2500 3500
Front:
Size and Type: 13.9 x 1.26 (356 x 32) vented disc 13.9 x 1.26 (356 x 32) vented disc
with 2.20 (56) two-piston sliding with 2.20 (56) two-piston sliding
caliper and ABS caliper and ABS
Swept Area: 313.2 sq. in. (2021 sq cm) 313.2 sq. in. (2021 sq cm)
Rear:
Size and Type: 13.9 x 1.18 (352.5 x 30) disc 13.9 x 1.18 (352.5 x 30) disc
with 1.77 (45) two-piston sliding with 1.77 (45) two-piston sliding
caliper and ABS caliper and ABS
Swept Area: 309.6 sq. in. (1997 sq cm) 309.6 sq. in. (1997 sq cm)
Power Assist Type: Tandem diaphragm vacuum with Single Rear Wheels - Tandem gasoline engines; hydraulic diaphragm vacuum with gasoline
with diesel engines engines; hydraulic with diesel engines, Dual Rear Wheels - Hydraulic