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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style / Driveline Crew Cab (F: 2 or 3 R: 3 passengers), Longitudinal front engine with 2WD, 4WD full-size pickup with short-bed and/or Rambox
Assembly Plants Dodge City (Warren, MI), St. Louis, Missouri
EPA Vehicle Class Standard Pickup
Introduction Date August 2008
Construction Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box
ENGINE
  3.7-LITER V-6 4.7-LITER V-8 5.7-LITER HEMI V-8
Availability Standard - 2WD Regular Cab or 2WD Quad Cab Standard - all 4WD and Crew Cab Optional
Type and Description 90 degree V-6, liquid cooled with balance shaft 90 degree V-8, liquid cooled 90 degree V-8, liquid cooled
Displacement 226 cu in (3701 cu cm) 287 cu in (4701 cu cm) 345 cu in (5654 cu cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8) 3.66 x 3.40 (93.0 x 86.5) 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves, Normally Open check-valve Lash Adjusters Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, Normally Open check-valve Lash Adjusters Variable Cam Timing, Pushrod-operated overhead 16 valves, hydraulic lifters with roller followers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft Cast iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads Deep-skirt cast iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1 10.5:1
Power (SAE net) 210 bhp (156 kW) @ 5200 rpm 310 bhp (231 kW) @ 5650 rpm 390 bhp (291 kW) @ 5600 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 235 lb-ft (319 Nm) @ 4000 rpm 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) @ 3950 rpm 407 lb-ft (552 Nm) @ 4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm (electronically limited) 6000 rpm (electronically limited) 5800 rpm
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 - recommended, Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 - acceptable
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt (4.7 L) 6.0 qt (5.7 L) 7.0 qt (6.6 L)
Coolant Capacity 11.3 qt (10.71 L) 10.8 qt (10.23 L) 14.0 qt (13.33 L)
Emission Controls 3-way catalytic converter and internal engine features (1) 3-Way catalytic converter and internal engine features (2) 3-way catalytic converter and internal engine features (4)
ULEV -- Three 3-Way catalytic converters and internal engine features (3) --
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy (MPG City/Hwy) 14/20 Two-Wheel Drive: 14/19
Four-Wheel Drive: 13/18
14/20 (2WD) 13/18 (4WD)
  1 Meets Tier 1 requirements in all 50 states.
2 Meets Federal Tier 1 emission requirements in all states except California and Massachusetts. W. Bialek
3 Meets California ULEV Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle requirements in California and Massachusetts
4 Meets Tier 1 requirements in all 50 states.
TRANSMISSION
  545RFE - AUTOMATIC, 5-SPEED OVERDRIVE 42RLE - AUTOMATIC, 4-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability Standard - with 4.7L & 5.7L engines Standard - with 3.7L engines
Description Full electronic control; Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, & electronically controlled converter clutch Hydraulic control; Electronically controlled governor, overdrive lock out, and converter clutch
Gear Ratios:
1st 3 2.84
2nd 1.67 - upshift; 1.50 kick-down 1.57
3rd 1 1
4th 0.75 0.69
5th 0.67 --
Reverse 3 2.21
Overall Top Gear with 3.21 axle 2.15 --
Overall Top Gear with 3.55 axle 2.38 2.45
Overall Top Gear with 3.92 axle 2.63 2.7
Overall Top Gear with 4.10 axle 2.75 --
TRANSFER CASE
  NVG243 NVG246
Availability Standard Optional
Type Part Time On Demand
Shift Mechanism Electronic Electronic
Available Speeds 2 Speed 2 Speed
Low Range Ratio 2.72 2.72
Center Differential None None
Operating Modes 2WD High, 4WD High, Locked, Neutral, 4WD Low, Locked 2WD High, Auto 4WD, 4WD High, Locked, Neutral, 4WD Low, Locked
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator 160 Amp
Battery (H7), low maintenance, 80 amp-hours, 625 CCA
BRAKES
  Size Type Swept Area
Front: 13.2" x 1.1" (336 mm x 28 mm) Vented disc with 2.13" (54 mm) two-piston pin-slider caliper 292 sq in (1884 sq cm)
Rear: 13.8" x 0.87" (352 mm x 22 mm) Solid disc with 2.13" (54 mm) single-piston pin-slider caliper 274 sq in (1768 sq cm)
Power Assist Type Dual-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum


2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
EXTERIOR
Model - Tire Size 2WD - 265/70R17 4WD - 265/70R17
Wheelbase - in (mm) 140.5 (3569.2) 140.5 (3570.5)
Track, Front - in (mm) 68.0 (1728.2) 68.2 (1732.3)
Track, Rear - in (mm) 67.5 (1714.9) 67.5 (1714.7)
Overall Length - in (mm) 229.0 (5816.6) 229.0 (5816.6)
Overall Width - in (mm) 79.4 (2017.4) 79.4 (2017.4)
Overall Height - in (mm) 75.1 (1907.1) 75.7 (1923.0)
Ground Clearance:
- Front Axle - in (mm) 9.6 (245.1) 9.0 (228.0)
- Rear Axle - in (mm) 9.0 (227.5) 8.6 (217.5)
Open Tailgate to Ground - in (mm) 34.6 (878.3) 34.9 (885.3)
Pickup Body Height - in (mm) 20.0 (508.6) 20.0 (508.6)
Approach Angle, degrees 18.8 20.5
Departure Angle, degrees 24.1 25.4
Ramp Breakover Angle, degrees 21.4 16.6
Frontal Area (sq. ft.) TBD 36.6
Drag Coefficient (Cd) TBD 0.42
Fuel Tank Capacity 26 gallon standard
32 gallon optional
26 gallon standard
32 gallon optional
CARGO BOX
Nominal Box Size 5 ft 7 in RAMBOX (Crew) 5 ft 7 in (Crew)
SAE Volume - cu ft (cu m) 38.7 (1.1) Box Only
7.4 (0.2) R + L Side
46.1 (1.3) Total Volume
50.3 (1.4)
Length at Floor, Tailgate Closed - in (mm) 67.4 (1341.0) 67.4 (1712.4)
Cargo Width - in (mm) 51.1 (1297.6) 66.4 (1686.9)
Distance Between Wheelhouses - in (mm) 50.0 (1271.0) 51.0 (1295.4)
Depth - in (mm) 20.0 (508.6) 20.0 (508.6)
Tailgate Opening Width - in (mm) 50.6 (1285.0) 60.4 (1535.3)
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R 2 or 3 / 3
Front
- Head Room - in (mm) 41.0 (1040.5)
- Leg Room - in (mm) 41.0 (1041.4)
- Shoulder Room - in (mm) 66.0 (1676.5)
- Hip Room - in (mm) 63.2 (1604.5)
- Seat Travel - in (mm) 7.1 (179.2)
- Recliner Range (deg) 42.0
Rear
- Head Room - in (mm) 39.9 (1013.5)
- Leg Room - in (mm) 42.0 (1067.9)
- Shoulder Room - in (mm) 65.7 (1670.0)
- Hip Room - in (mm) 63.2 (1605.2)
Interior Volume
- Front - cu ft (cu m) 64.2 (1.82)
- Rear - cu ft (cu m) 63.7 (1.8)
BODY/CHASSIS
Model 2WD 4WD
Layout Longitudinal, front engine Longitudinal, front engine, transfer case
Construction Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box Ladder-type frame, steel cab, double-wall steel pickup box
SUSPENSION 2WD 4WD
Front Upper and lower "A" arms, coil springs, twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar Upper and aluminum lower "A" arms, coil over twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear 5-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin tube shock absorbers, solid axle 5-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin tube shock absorbers, solid axle
STEERING
Model 2WD 4WD
Wheel Base 140.5" (3569 mm) 140.5" (3570 mm)
Overall Steering Ratio 17.89:1 17.89:1
Steering Wheel Turns (Lock-to-Lock) 3.3 3.3
Turning Diameter - 17" P265 Tire 45.1' (13.7 m) 45.4' (13.8 m)
Turning Diameter - 20" P275 Tire 44.9' (13.7 m) 45.5' (13.9 m)
Turning Diameter - 17" LT275 Tire (TRX) 44.8' (13.7m) 45.0' (13.7 m)


2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab - TOWING CAPACITIES & PAYLOADS
Crew Cab 4x2 - ST
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,720 5,054 11,500 6,250
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,720 5,054 12,500 7,250
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,680 5,099 11,000 5,700
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,680 5,099 13,000 7,700
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,680 5,099 14,000 8,700
Crew Cab 4x2 - SLT
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,710 5,064 11,500 6,250
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,710 5,064 12,500 7,250
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,670 5,107 10,500 5,200
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,670 5,107 11,500 6,200
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,670 5,109 11,000 5,700
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,670 5,109 13,000 7,700
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,670 5,109 14,000 8,700
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,620 5,152 12,000 6,650
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,620 5,152 13,000 7,650
Crew Cab 4x2 - LARAMIE
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,470 5,303 11,000 5,500
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,470 5,303 13,000 7,500
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,470 5,303 14,000 8,500
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,410 5,368 12,000 6,450
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,410 5,368 13,000 7,450
Crew Cab 4x4 - ST
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,480 5,298 11,500 6,000
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,480 5,298 12,500 7,000
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,430 5,344 13,000 7,450
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,430 5,344 14,000 8,450
Crew Cab 4x4 - SLT
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,470 5,308 11,500 6,000
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,470 5,308 12,500 7,000
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,420 5,351 10,500 4,950
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,420 5,351 11,500 5,950
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,420 5,354 13,000 7,450
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,420 5,354 14,000 8,450
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,380 5,397 12,000 6,400
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,380 5,397 13,000 7,400
Crew Cab 4x4 - LARAMIE
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,230 5,548 13,000 7,250
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,230 5,548 14,000 8,250
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,160 5,612 12,000 6,200
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,160 5,612 13,000 7,200
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x2 - ST
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,620 2,870 11,500 6,150
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,620 2,870 12,500 7,150
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,580 2,905 11,000 5,600
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,580 2,905 13,000 7,600
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,580 2,905 14,000 8,600
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x2 - SLT
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,610 5,162 11,500 6,150
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,610 5,162 12,500 7,150
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,570 5,205 10,500 5,100
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,570 5,205 11,500 6,100
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,570 5,208 11,000 5,600
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,570 5,208 13,000 7,600
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,570 5,208 14,000 8,600
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,520 5,251 12,000 6,550
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,520 5,251 13,000 7,550
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x2 - LARAMIE
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.21 6,800 1,370 5,401 11,000 5,400
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,370 5,401 13,000 7,400
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,370 5,401 14,000 8,400
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,310 5,466 12,000 6,350
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,310 5,466 13,000 7,350
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x4 - ST
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,380 5,396 11,500 5,900
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,380 5,396 12,500 6,900
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,330 5,442 13,000 7,350
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,330 5,442 14,000 8,350
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x4 - SLT
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,370 5,406 11,500 5,900
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,370 5,406 12,500 6,900
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,330 5,449 10,500 4,850
4.7L V8 (EVE) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,330 5,449 11,500 5,850
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,320 5,452 13,000 7,350
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,320 5,452 14,000 8,350
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,280 5,495 12,000 6,300
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,280 5,495 13,000 7,300
Crew Cab w/Rambox 4x4 - LARAMIE
Engine Trans Type Trans- mission Axle Ratio GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,130 5,646 13,000 7,150
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,130 5,646 14,000 8,150
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.55 6,800 1,060 5,711 12,000 6,100
5.7L V8 (EZD) A5 545RFE (DGQ) 3.92 6,800 1,060 5,711 13,000 7,100

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