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dodge hp

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by JTS Landscaping & Lawn Service, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. wondering if anyone knows how much hp and tourqe a 98 1500 with 5.2 has.
  2. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Performance & Efficiency Standard Features

    - 5,208 cc 5.2 liters 8 V front longitudinal engine with 99.3 mm bore, 84.1 mm stroke, 9.1 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
    - Unleaded fuel
    - Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 13.1
    - Multi-point injection fuel system
    - 132 liter fuel tank
    - Power: 172 kW , 230 HP @ 4,400 rpm; 300 ft lb , 407 Nm @ 3,200 rpm

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    they are totaly ball-less, lol
  4. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    One of my friends has one 1998 2500 (360 magna-crapo) he use to talk it up all the time,
    until I drove it.

    It couldn't spin a tire if you were power breaking it, on a beach in the sand.

    No power at all.
  5. mopar/hiniker

    mopar/hiniker Junior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 22

    my dodge 1500 sport will burn out from a stop and will pull anything and its a 5.2 y does mine and not his its a 2001
  6. KLC99

    KLC99 Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    The 5.2 and 5.9 in the half tons are nice.
    In the 2500 the 5.9 has less horsepower and more torque and feels a little sluggish but the towing capacity is pretty good.

    I've run the 5.9 in a '97 club cab 1500 and a '96 reg cab 2500, both with 3.55's
    The club cab with 33inch tires would run circles around the reg cab with 265 75 16's. Even when towing light loads (5000-7000 lbs)

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    gears.......... Some base trucks got 3.23 gears and they seemed to have a lot less power then 3.91 and 4.10 geared trucks. all motors were within 20 hp (360 in a 1500 and 2500 or 318 in a 1500 and 2500)

    there was not any less power, but more when it started to make the power. 3.23 truck don't do well from a stop but is alot better at or above highway speeds. both the 3.91 and 4.10 truck do alot better from a stop and not so well above highway speeds

    hope this helps
  8. PlowMan03

    PlowMan03 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 482

    I have a 99 Dodge 1500 with the 5.2 318 and it has 3.55 gears in it and it does damn will with the 33's on it and it has damn good take off power as well. It has enough power for me, even with the 33's on it I can still get posi out of it power breaking, might get single every now and then.
  9. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I have driven many Dodges. The 5.2 feals like a slug to me. The 5.7 is better. The best Dodge engine IMO is the 4.7 in the Dakota. My dad has one and man that is a great engine. Zero problems, plenty of power for the size of the truck, and smokes them like a Vette... OK maybe not that well!
  10. motoxdk24

    motoxdk24 Member
    Messages: 57

    ya, my 5.2 isnt the strongest, but itll run forever, how long has that motor been around? nough said
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I agree motoxdk24. My 5.2 I had I had in my '87 Ram had 178,500 on it when I sold it. Was still running good. the guy that owns it now has around 194K and nothing too wrong yet.
  12. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    my last dodge 2500 had the 318 and my new 97 2500 has the 360. To say the least I was a bit disapointed with the 360. I expected MUCH more out of it. Only time that it is worth having is when I am towing more than 6000lbs. My old truck would run circles around the new truck with the 360 in acceleration and just fun to drive. To say the least I am a bit dissapointed with the 360 figured I would have seen a bigger differance in power acceleration ect. I would deffinitly own another truck with the 318 as long as I didnt plan on hauling any extremly heavy loads.
  13. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    If you guy's want HP and Torque.......BUY A CUMMINS !

    To me All gas engines Are Dogs in HD Trucks wether its Dodge, Ford, Chevy .
  14. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    i kind of agree with you but i do think the Ford and Dodge V10s arent half bad neither are the 460 ford and the 454 chevy
  15. killed300ex

    killed300ex Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I agree about the diesel comment id own one if they didnt cost so much more money. Hopefully my next truck will be a diesel.
  16. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I would get a diesel if i could justify the added cost, but for now the Ford V10 has pleny of kick for me.