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2011 Ram 1500 Technical Specifications
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Styles Regular Cab, Quad Cab, and Crew Cab
Layout 2WD: Longitudinal, front engine
4WD: Longitudinal, front engine, transfer case
Construction 2WD: Five-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin-tube shock absorbers, solid axle
4WD: Five-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin-tube shock absorbers, solid axle
Assembly Plant Regular Cab: Saltillo Truck Assembly, Saltillo, Mexico
Quad Cab: Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Warren, Mich.
Crew Cab: Warren Truck Assembly Plant, Warren, Mich.
EPA Vehicle Class Standard Pickup
Introduction Date 2009 Model Year, all-new Regular Cab models introduced
ENGINE
  3.7-LITER SOHC 12-VALVE SMPI V-6 4.7-LITER SOHC 16-VALVE SMPI V-8 5.7-LITER HEMI(R) 16-VALVE V-8
Availability Standard--2WD Regular and 2WD Quad Cab Standard--all 4WD and Crew Cab Standard--all Sport and Laramie models
Optional--all other models
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 in. x 3.57 in. (93.0 mm x 90.8 mm) 3.66 in. x 3.40 in. (93.0 mm x 86.5 mm) 3.92 in. x 3.58 in. (99.5 mm x 90.9 mm)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves, normally open check-in valve lash adjusters Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, normally open check-valve lash adjusters Variable cam timing, pushrod-operated overhead valves, 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, 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) 215 hp (156 kW) @ 5,200 rpm 310 hp (231 kW) @ 5,650 rpm 390 hp (291 kW) @ 5,600 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N*m) @ 4,000 rpm 330 lb.-ft. (447 N*m) @ 3,950 rpm 407 lb.-ft. (548 N*m) @ 4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6,000 rpm (electronically limited) 6,000 rpm (electronically limited) 5,800 rpm
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2, E85-compatible Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2--recommended
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2--acceptable
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7L) 6.0 qt. (5.7L) 7.0 qt. (6.6L)
Coolant Capacity 11.3 qt (10.71L) 10.8 qt (10.23L) 14.0 qt. (13.33L)
Emission Controls Three-way catalytic converters and internal engine features(a) Three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, electronic EGR and internal engine features(a)(b) Three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and electronic EGR and internal engine features(a)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy) 14/20--automatic 2WD:14/19
4WD:13/18
2WD: 14/20
4WD: 13/18
Notes: -- (a) Meets 50 state emissions - Bin4+, ULEVII+ (California Clean Vehicle).
(b) Flexible fuel version available to fleet customers.
(a) Meets emission requirements as follows: Bin5 Federal - 39 state, ULEVII+ - (California Clean Vehicle), Bin4+ - Federal Fleet.
TRANSMISSION
  42RLE -- AUTOMATIC, MULTI-SPEED OVERDRIVE 545RFE -- AUTOMATIC FIVE-SPEED
Availability Standard -- with all 3.7-liter engines Standard with 4.7-liter and 5.7-liter engines
Description Hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor, overdrive lockout and converter clutch Three planetary gearsets, one overrunning clutch, full electronic control, electronically controlled converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 2.84 3
2nd 1.57 1.67 -- upshift; 1.50 kickdown
3rd 1 1
4th 0.69 0.75
5th -- 0.67
Reverse 2.21 3
Overall Top-gear 2.45 with 3.55 axle and 2.70 with 3.92 axle 2.15 with 3.21 axle; 2.38 with 3.55 axle; 2.63 with 3.92 axle; and 2.75 with 4.10 axle
TRANSFER CASE: NVG 243 PART-TIME BW 44-44 ON-DEMAND
Availability Standard Optional
Shift Mechanism Electric Electric
Available Speeds 2-speed 2-speed
Operating Modes 2WD High; 4WD High, Locked; Neutral; 4WD Low, Locked 2WD High; 4WD Auto; 4WD High, Locked; Neutral; 4WD Low, Locked
Low-range Ratio 2.72 2.64
Center Differential Type None None
STEERING
Regular Cab Pickup
Wheelbase (nominal) - in. (mm) 2WD Short Box: 120.5 (3061)
2WD Long Box: 140.5 (3569.2)
4WD Short Box: 140.5 (3569.2)
4WD Long Box: 140.5 (3569.2)
Overall Steering Ratio 2WD Short Box: 19.1:1
2WD Long Box:17.9:1
4WD Short Box: 19.1:1
4WD Long Box: 17.9:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock) 2WD Short Box: 3.5
2WD Long Box: 3.3
4WD Short Box: 3.5
4WD Long Box: 3.3
Quad Cab(R) Pickup
Wheelbase (nominal) - in. (mm) 2WD: 140.5 (3569)
4WD: 140.5 (3569)
Overall Steering Ratio 2WD: 140.5 (3569)
4WD: 140.5 (3569)
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.3
Crew Cab Pickup
Wheelbase (nominal) - in. (mm) 2WD: 140.5 (3569)
4WD: 140.5 (3569)
Overall Steering Ratio 2WD: 17.9:1
4WD: 17.9:1
Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.3
SUSPENSION
Front 2WD: Upper and lower "A" arms, coil springs, twin-tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
4WD: Upper and aluminum lower "A" arms, coil over twin-tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear 2WD: Five-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin-tube shock absorbers, solid axle
4WD: Five-link with track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, twin-tube shock absorbers, solid axle
BRAKES
Front Size and Type - in. (mm) 13.2 x 1.1 (336 x 28) vented disc with 2.13 (54) two-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS
Rear Size and Type - in. (mm) 13.8 x 0.87 (352 x 22) disc with 2.13 (54) single-piston pin-slider caliper and ABS
Swept Area F/R 292 sq. in. (1884 sq. cm)/ 274 sq. in. (1768 sq. cm)
Power-assist Type Dual-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum