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2003 HD line

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by thelawnguy, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    From the Chicago auto show: Not the best shot as its from the showcam.

    Here's some specs

    - 2500
    - 3500 SRW
    - 3500 DRW, 12,000 GVWR

    - Regular Cab Long bed
    - Quad Cab Short bed (except DRW)
    - Quad Cab Long bed

    - 13.9-inch discs, front and rear, 4 wheel ABS standard - largest in class

    - low-effort recirculating ball, 2.76 turns lock to lock

    - 17 inch standard

    - 4x4 front: revised coil/live axle combination
    - 4x2 front: revised control arm
    - rear: 3-inch longer leaves, all 3500s have auxiliary leaf sets

    Transfer Case:
    - standard conventional floor shift
    - optional electric dash control


    5.7L HEMI V8:
    - 345 hp @ 5600rpm
    - 365 lb-ft @ 4400rpm

    5.9L Cummins standard
    - 250 hp @ 2900 rpm (235 in California)
    - 460 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm

    5.9L Cummins High Output
    - 305 hp @ 2900rpm
    - 555 lb-ft @ 1400rpm

    8.0L V10 (unchanged)
    - 310 hp @ 4200rpm
    - 450 lb-ft @ 2800rpm

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2002
  2. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Nice ride but bet it has a nice window sticker. Just wish i could justify owning one.
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    So we will see a one ton SRW from Dodge? I like the specs on the cummins. Just wonder what the price differencs will be. According to John the motor can be pepped up aftermarket for not a lot of cash.
  4. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I am sorry, but I couldnt tell if that was a Dodge or a Ford...
    Do all trucks have to look the same?
    What a shame that dodge didnt pursue the power wagon concept show truck. Now that would be something that might cause a bow tie owner to jump teams.
    Bill you didnt mention if crew cab was going to be offered, I know alot of people that want that config, but dodge hasnt offered it in years.
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,011

    They have but one extended cab model...it has rear doors that open as on a regular sedan or F$rd crew cab, you dont have to open the front doors to get in and out as in the present configuration, but the rear doors are slightly narrower than the fronts.

    Dodge has decided not to enter the medium duty truck market, they figure if you need a truck over 12K GVW go check out a Western Star or Freightliner. No need to hack into other DCX sales figures or tooling costs. BTW the Freightliner has a 18K GVW 4 door crew cab that you could use as an apartment if you needed to lol.

    A hybrid crew cab???
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

  8. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    As you have said John that motor is really tuned down for the Ram. I know that the marne motor has tremendous torque. Add to that the cummins is a true deisel and very durable