2008 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cabs FEATURE AVAILABILITY

LEGEND: S=Standard, O=Optional, P=Package, — = Not available
Complete package information is listed at the end of the Feature Availability
section.
NOTE: Information shown is correct at time of publication, and is subject to
change without notice.
2008 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cabs
FEATURE AVAILABILITY
ST
SLT
Laramie
Air Dam—Black
S
S
S
Active Turn Signals
S
S
S
EXTERIOR
Badging
SLT
—
S
—
Laramie
—
—
S
Front, gray
S
—
—
Front, bright
—
S
S
O
O
O
Bumper
Cargo Lamp – With integrated with center high mounted stop lamp
Fascia
S
S
S
Fog Lamps
Front, upper gray
—
O
S
Glass—Tinted
S
S
S
Dark gray surround, black billet grille
S
—
—
Chrome surround, black gill grille (included with ST Décor Group)
P
S
—
Chrome surround, chrome billet grille
—
—
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Manual adjusting, trailer tow, black (7" x 10")
S
—
—
Power, heated, trailer-tow, black (7” x 10”)
—
S
S
S
S
S
Grille
Headlamps
Halogen
Lamps
Clearance
Mirrors
Paint
Monotone
Rear Window
Fixed
S
S
—
Sliding
O
O
—
Power sliding
—
O
S
Defroster
—
S
S
Skid Plate (covers transfer case on 4x4 only; included in Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep
Group)
Shield, Front Hood Protection
Tow Hooks (standard on 4x4; optional on 4x2)
ST
SLT
Laramie
P
P
S
O
O
O
S/O
S/O
S/O
INTERIOR
Air Conditioning
O
S
—
—
—
S
Armrest, center
S
S
S
Assist Handle, passenger side
S
S
S
Lower center stack, black
S
—
—
Lower center stack, color-keyed
—
S
—
Lower center stack, Satin Silver II
—
—
S
Radio surround, Satin Silver II
—
S
—
Radio surround, wood grain
—
—
S
S
S
S
Overhead with trip computer (when equipped with HEMI engine)
—
P
P
Overhead with trip computer and EVIC (included with Turbo Diesel engine)
P
P
P
Front, lower IP mounted (2) (with automatic transmission)
S
S
S
Front, floor console mounted (2) (with manual transmission)
S
S
S
Manual dual-zone temperature control
Bezel
Cigar Lighter
Console
Cup holders
Rear, 2 floor-mounted (Quad Cab; N/A on ST)
S
S
S
S
S
S
Heavy-duty vinyl
S
O
O
Carpet
O
S
S
—
S
—
Dome lamp
Floor Covering
Floor Mats
Front & Rear, carpeted (Quad Cab)
Front, carpeted (regular cab)
—
S
—
Luxury front
—
—
S
Rear
—
—
S
Heater only
S
—
—
Instrument Cluster with 120-mph speedometer, tachometer, odometer, engine hours
meter, oil temp., engine temp., voltmeter, fuel level, and telltales
S
S
S
Insulation – Dash liner and floor tunnel
S
S
S
Load Floor (rear fold flat; Quad Cab)
—
P
S
Map Pocket – with power seats (driver side)
—
S
S
Mirrors
Rearview manual day/night
S
S
—
Automatic rearview dimming day/night (included with Light Group & UConnect®)
—
P
S
Illuminated visor – driver and passenger side (included in Light Group)
—
P
S
ST
SLT
Laramie
Pedals—Power adjustable
—
O
S
Power Accessory Outlet—Auxiliary 12-volt outlet in IP
S
S
S
Power Auxiliary Outlet – in center armrest/business console (included with premium
features seat
—
P
S
AM/FM stereo with CD player
S
S
S
Radios
Radio Delete
L
—
—
AM/FM/MP3 stereo with integrated six-disc CD changer and seven-speaker Infinity™
system (included with Sun, Safe & Sound Package)
—
O/P
S
AM/FM/MP3 stereo with in-dash six-disc CD changer; integrated DVD-based
Navigation System with 5.8-inch display screen and seven-speaker Infinity system
—
O
O
AM/FM/MP3 stereo with cassette, integrated six-disc CD changer and sevenspeaker Infinity™ system
—
O
O
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (one year of service provided)
O
O
S
—
O/P
O
Six-way power driver’s with lumbar support
—
P
S
Power six-way driver and passenger (Quad Cab only)
—
—
S
Heated driver’s and front passenger
—
—
S
Vinyl 40/20/40 split bench front seat with adjustable head restraints for outboard
seating positions, driver and front passenger recliners, and folding center armrest
(Quad Cab models include folding rear bench seat trimmed in vinyl)
S
O
—
Cloth-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench front seat features YES Essentials® seat fabric
with adjustable head restraints for outboard seating positions,driver and front
passenger recliners and folding center armrest/business console (Quad Cab models
include folding rear bench seat trimmed in cloth)
—
S
—
Leather-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with adjustable head restraints for
outboard seating positions, driver and front passenger recliners, fold-flat load floor
and folding center armrest/business console (Quad Cag models include 60/40 splintfolding rear bench seat trimmed in vinyl)
—
—
S
Cloth-trimmed 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with adjustable head restraints for
outboard seating positions, driver and front passenger recliners and folding center
armrest (Quad Cab models include folding rear bench seat)
O
—
—
Cloth-trimmed 40/20/40 Premium split-bench front seat featuring YES Essentials
seat fabric with adjustable head restraints for outboard seating positions, six-way
power driver’s seat, driver and front passenger recliners, fold-flat load floor and
folding center armrest/business console (Quad Cab models include 60/40 split
folding rear bench)
—
O
—
Cloth-trimmed, low-back bucket seats featuring YES Essentials® seat fabric with
adjustable head restraints, driver and front passenger recliners,fixed center console,
and rear fold-flat floor (Quad Cab models include 60/40 split folding rear bench seat
trimmed in cloth)
—
O
—
®
UConnect Hands-free Communication System with auto-dimming rearview mirror
Seats
®
®
Leather-trimmed, low-back bucket seats featuring YES Essentials seat fabric with
adjustable head restraints, driver and front passenger recliners,fixed center console,
and rear fold-flat floor (Quad Cab models include 60/40 split folding rear bench seat
trimmed in vinyl)
—
—
O
Speed Control
O
S
S
Steering Column, tilt
S
S
S
S
S
—
Steering Wheel
Four-spoke
ST
SLT
Laramie
—
O
S
—
O
S
Front seat center cushion
—
P
S
Front, behind seat (Regular Cab only)
S
S
S
Rear, under-seat compartment (Quad Cab only)
S
S
S
Front passenger, with mirror
S
S
—
Driver and front passenger with illuminted vanity mirrors (included with Light Group)
—
P
S
Leather-wrapped
Steering Wheel-mounted Audio Controls; must have AM/FM cassette/CD or AM/FM
radio with CD and six-disc in-dash CD changer with Infinity speaker system and
leather-wrapped steering wheel
Storage
Sun Visors
Windows
Manual
S
—
—
Power front (and rear on Quad Cab) with driver’s one-touch down (included with
Power Accessory Group and Power & Remote Entry Group)
L
S
S
Windshield Wiper and Washer System—Two-speed with variable-delay intermittent
S
S
S
6.7-liter H.O. Turbo Diesel with manual six-speed overdrive transmission
S
S
S
6.7-liter H.O. Turbo Diesel with six-speed automatic transmission
O
O
O
136-amp
S
S
S
160-amp (included with Heavy Duty Snow Plow Prep package)
P
P
P
220-amp (requires Cummins Turbo Diesel)
O
O
O
O
O
O
POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
Alternator
Axle
Anti-spin rear differential
3.73 ratio (included with Cummins/Manual transmission combination only)
P
P
P
4.10 ratio (included with Cummins/Manual transmission combination only)
S/O
S/O
S/O
S
S
S
Four-wheel disc, four-wheel anti-lock, power assist
S
S
S
Diesel exhaust brake (requires Cummins Diesel)
S
S
S
O/P
O/P
O/P
S
S
S
Battery
750-amp (two standard with diesel engine)
Brakes
Engine block heater
Engine Cooling, heavy-duty
Fuel Tank
52-gallons; rear-mounted
S
S
S
22-gallons; mid-mounted
O
O
O
Front, heavy duty
S
S
S
Rear, heavy duty
Shock Absorbers
S
S
S
Stabilizer Bar, front and rear
S
S
S
Steering, power assisted, recirculating ball
S
S
S
ST
SLT
Laramie
Front – solid live axle with coil springs, four trailing links and heavy-duty shocks
S
S
S
Rear – longitudinal leaf springs with rear stabilizer bar and heavy-duty shocks
S
S
S
O
O
O
LT235/80R17E black sidewall (BSW) all-season
S
S
S
LT235/80R17E outline white letter (OWL) all-season (4x2 only)
—
O
O
LT235/80R17E BSW on/off road (4x4 only)
O
—
—
LT235/80R17E OWL on/off road (4x4 only)
—
O
O
Spare (full size with jack & tools)
O
O
O
Manual (4x4 models)
S
S
—
Electric shift (4x4 models)
—
O
S
17- by 6.0-inch steel with argent wheel skin
S
—
—
17- by 6.0-inch steel with chrome wheel skin
O
S
S
Brake-Park Interlock (with automatic transmission)
S
S
S
Daytime Running Lamps
L
L
L
Manual
S
—
—
Power (include with Power Accessory & Power and Remote Entry Groups)
P
—
—
Energy absorbing steering column
S
S
S
Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
S
S
S
Remote Keyless Entry (included with Power and Remote Entry Group)
L
S
S
Remote Start
—
O
O
Front: Next-generation multistage driver and passenger air bags(a)
S
S
S
Driver only (deletes Next-generation. multistage front air bags)
O
O
—
Front/Rear height-adjustable three-point seat belts with traveling buckles,Constant
Force Retractors, pretensioners and BeltAlert
S
S
S
Passenger air bag on/off switch(b)
S
S
S
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
S
S
S
Suspension
Tip Start (included with 5-speed automatic transmission)
Tires
Transfer Case
Wheels
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Door Locks
Restraints
S
S
S
Security Alarm
Seat Belt Cluster Lamp (stays illuminated until driver buckles up)
—
O
S
Sentry Key® engine immobilizer (included in Power and Remote Entry Package)
L
S
S
(a) Certified to federal regulations that allow less forceful air bags. Always use seat belts.
Remember, a back seat is the safest place for children 12 years and under.
(b) Important, always remove key. Rearward-facing child seats may be used in the front seat
only with the passenger air bag turned off.
PACKAGES
ST
SLT
Laramie
Power Accessory Group – Includes power windows; power door locks; and power
heated exterior mirrors (fleet only)
L
—
—
Power and Remote Entry Group – Includes power windows; power door locks; power
and heated 7” x 10” exterior trailer tow mirrors; Remote Keyless Entry; and Sentry
Key® antitheft engine immobilizer (fleet only)
L
—
—
Power Take Off (PTO) Prep Group
O
O
O
ST Décor Group – Includes chrome front bumper and chrome grille surround with
black billet inserts)
O
—
—
Trailer Tow Prep Group – Includes trailer brake controller jumper harness
O
O
O
Light Group – Includes underhood lamp, ashtray lamp, switchable dome lamp, vanity
mirror lamp for driver and passenger, auto day/night rearview mirror
—
O
—
Heavy-duty Snow Plow Group (4WD only) – Includes transfer case skid plate and 160amp alternator
O
O
O
Legend: S = Standard; O = Optional; L= Fleet only limited production option;
P = Available within package or group; — = Not available
2008 Dodge Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cabs
SPECIFICATIONS
All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted.
All dimensions measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style
Chassis Cab
Assembly Plants
Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
EPA Vehicle Class
Medium Heavy Duty
ENGINE: 6.7-LITER HIGH OUTPUT CUMMINS TURBODIESEL I-6
Availability
Standard
Type and Description
Six-cylinder, inline, liquid-cooled, turbocharged, intercooled
Displacement
408 cu. in. (6690 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke
4.21 x 4.88 (107mm x 124mm)
Valve System
OHV, 24 valves, solid lifters
Fuel Injection
Electronic high-pressure common rail
Construction
Cast-iron block and head
Compression Ratio
17.3:1
Power (SAE net)
305 bhp (227 kW) @ 2,900 rpm — high output
Torque (SAE net)
610 lb.-ft. (827 N•m) @ 1,600 rpm — high output
Maximum Engine Speed
3,500 rpm
Fuel Requirement
Ultra-low Sulfur Diesel
Oil Capacity
(Low ash req.) 12 qt. (11.3L) with filter
Coolant Capacity
32.7 qt. (30.9L)
Emission Controls
Oxidation catalytic converter w/aftertreatment system — internal engine
features
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator
Availability
Standard
Rating
136-amp
Availability
Optional — all only with snow plow prep AHD
Rating
160-amp
Availability
Optional — with diesel engine
Rating
220-amp
Battery
Availability
Standard
Description
Dual, Group 65, maintenance-free, 750 CCA
TRANSMISSION: G56-MANUAL, SIX-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability
Standard — all
Description
Synchronized in all gears
PTO Capable
Six-bolt mounting; left side
Gear Ratios
1st
5.94
2nd
3.28
3rd
1.98
4th
1.3
5th
1
6th
0.74
Reverse
5.42
TRANSMISSION: AISIN AS68RC SIX-SPEED
Availability
Optional with Cummins diesel engine
PTO Capable (35 HP max)
Six-bolt mounting; right side
Description
Electronically controlled overdrive lockout, electronically controlled
converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st
3.74
2nd
2.00
3rd
1.34
4th
1
5th
0.77
6th
0.63
Reverse
3.54
Overall Top Gear Ratio
2.42 with 3.73 axle ratio; 2.67 with 4.10 axle ratio
TRANSFER CASE: NV273, NV 271
Availability
Standard 4x4
Type
Part-time
Operating Modes
2WD; 4WD High; Neutral; 4WD Low
Shift Mechanism
NV 273 — electric, NV 271 - manual
Low-range Ratio
2.72
Center Differential
None
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Regular Cab — 2WD/4WD
Wheelbase
4500/5500
60-inch cab-axle
144.5
4500/5500
84-inch cab-axle
168.5
4500/5500
108-inch cab-axle
192.5
Track, Front
76
76
76
Track, Rear
73.6
73.6
73.6
Overall Length
235.3
259.3
283.3
Overall Width @ SgRP Front
79.5
79.5
79.5
Overall Height
80.4
80.2
80.1
10.3,8.3
10.3,8.3
10.3,8.3
Suspension or Axle to
Ground
Front 4x2,4x4
7.2
7.2
7.2
Approach Angle
Rear
27.8°
28°
28.0°
Ramp Breakover Angle
21.1°
17.8°
15.9°
Departure Angle
24.2°
24.1°
24.1°
Fuel Tank, gal. (L)
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Optional — 22 (83) side
Optional — 22 (83) side
Optional — 22 (83) side
Regular Cab —2WD/4WD (cont.)
4500/5500
120-inch cab-axle
Wheelbase
204.5
Track, Front
76
Track, Rear
73.6
Overall Length
295.3
Overall Width @ SgRP Front
79.5
Overall Height
80.1
Suspension or Axle to
Ground
Front 4x2, 4x4
10.3,8.3
Rear
7.2
Approach Angle
28.1°
Ramp Breakover Angle
15.2°
Departure Angle
24°
Fuel Tank, gal. (L)
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Optional — 22 (83) side
Quad Cab™ — 2WD/4WD
Wheelbase
4500/5500
60-inch cab-axle
164.5
4500/5500
84-inch cab-axle
188.5
Track, Front
76
76
Track, Rear
73.6
73.6
Overall Length
255.3
279.3
Overall Width @ SgRP Front
79.5
79.5
Overall Height
80.8
80.6
Front 4x2, 4x4
10.3,8.3
10.3,8.3
Rear
7.2
7.2
Suspension or Axle to Ground
Approach Angle
27.9°
28.0°
Ramp Breakover Angle
18.2°
16.1°
Departure Angle
24.2°
24.1°
Fuel Tank, gal. (L)
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Standard — 52 (197) rear
Optional — 22 (83) side
Optional — 22 (83) side
Regular Cab
Quad Cab
3/–
3/3
ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R
Front
Head Room
40.8
41
Leg Room
41
41
Shoulder Room
67
67
Hip Room
65
65
Seat Travel
7.1
7.1
N/A
40
Leg Room
N/A
36.7
Shoulder Room
N/A
66.5
Hip Room
N/A
65.3
Knee Clearance
N/A
0.7
Front
64.8
65.1
Rear
N/A
56.6
Rear
Head Room
Interior Volume
ESTIMATED PAYLOAD & TRAILER TOWING CAPACITIES (Unavailable at Time of Publication)