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1998 Ram 2500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Specs

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1998 Ram 2500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Specs

Section Opened 1998 Ram 2500 Base Long Bed Regular Cab Pickup Performance Hide
5,896 cc 5.9 liters V 8 front longitudinal engine with 101.6 mm bore, 90.9 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): 12 and country/highway (mpg): 17
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 17 and EPA city (mpg): 12
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
35 gallon fuel tank
Power: 183 kW , 245 HP @ 4,000 rpm; 335 ft lb , 454 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
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Rear-wheel ABS
3.54:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Trailing arm front suspension rigid with coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Chrome front and rear 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): 75.1, ground clearance (inches): 8.6, wheelbase (inches): 134.7, front track (inches): 68.9, rear track (inches): 69.8 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 45.3
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Black paint , gloss paint , pearl paint
Straight side pickup bed
Fixed rear window
Rear step
Tinted glass on cabin, rear and side
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 8,800, curb weight (lbs) 5,240, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 8,600, front axle weight (lbs) 4,850, rear axle weight (lbs) 6,200 and max payload (lbs) 3,580
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Manufacturer's own 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, loading floor height (inches): 34.9, loadspace volume (cu ft): 70 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Rear tailgate cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Delayed/fade courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: plastic/rubber in passenger compartment
Driver and passenger front airbag
Split bench reclining driver seat , split bench reclining passenger seat , split bench center seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap static front seat belts on center seat
Glove compartment
Two head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 42, 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
Service interval indicator
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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