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1997 Ram 1500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Specs

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1997 Ram 1500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Specs

Section Opened 1997 Ram 1500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Performance Hide
3,908 cc 3.9 liters V 6 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): 15 and country/highway (mpg): 21
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 21 and EPA city (mpg): 15
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
35 gallon fuel tank
Power: 130 kW , 175 HP @ 4,800 rpm; 230 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
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Black front bumpers
Coefficient of drag: 0.44
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 220.1, overall width (inches): 79.3, overall height (inches): 71.8, ground clearance (inches): 7.6, wheelbase (inches): 135, 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
Gloss paint , black paint , pearl paint
Straight side pickup bed
Fixed rear window
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 6,400, curb weight (lbs) 4,325, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 3,600, front axle weight (lbs) 3,650, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,900 and max payload (lbs) 2,070
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM, cassette and search/repeat
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 102.2, front width (inches): 64.2, width between arches (inches): 50, height (inches): 19.4, loadspace volume (cu ft): 70 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Rear tailgate cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: plastic/rubber in passenger compartment
Driver front airbag
Bench driver, passenger and 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
Glove compartment
Head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 40.2, front hip room (inches): 65.6, front leg room (inches): 41 and front shoulder room (inches): 66
Power steering
Rear view mirror
Seating: three seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Two speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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