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1996 Ram 1500 Base Short Bed Extended Cab Pickup Specs

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1996 Ram 1500 Base Short Bed Extended Cab Pickup Specs

Section Opened 1996 Ram 1500 Base Short Bed Extended Cab Pickup Performance Hide
5,210 cc 5.2 liters V 8 front longitudinal engine with 99.3 mm bore, 84.1 mm stroke, 8.9 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 14 and country/highway (mpg): 19
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 19 and EPA city (mpg): 14
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
26 gallon fuel tank
Power: 164 kW , 220 HP @ 4,400 rpm; 300 ft lb @ 3,200 rpm
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Rear-wheel ABS
3.21:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Multi-link front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Black front bumpers , chrome rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim on bumpers
Coefficient of drag: 0.44
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 224, overall width (inches): 79.3, overall height (inches): 71.6, ground clearance (inches): 7.5, wheelbase (inches): 138.7, front track (inches): 66.9, rear track (inches): 66.9 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 45.2
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Opening rear ¼ windows
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
Straight side pickup bed
Fixed rear window
Rear step
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 6,400, curb weight (lbs) 4,490, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 3,500, front axle weight (lbs) 3,650, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,800 and max payload (lbs) 1,910
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 77.5, front width (inches): 64.2, width between arches (inches): 50, height (inches): 19.4, loadspace volume (cu ft): 55.5 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 1.4 and all seats removed (cu ft): 0
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment
Driver front airbag
Split bench reclining driver seat with lumbar adjustment , split bench reclining passenger seat , split bench center seat
3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap static front seat belts on center seat
Folding front seat center armrest with integral box
Glove compartment
Head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 40.2, rear headroom (inches): 39.4, front hip room (inches): 65.6, rear hip room (inches): 66.8, front leg room (inches): 41, rear leg room (inches): 31.6, front shoulder room (inches): 66 and rear shoulder room (inches): 67.7
Low washer fluid level warning
Power steering
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Three one-piece bench front facing rear seats
Rear view mirror
Seating: six seats
Cloth seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Two speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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