2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Revealed

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Additional info came through today:

First, the specs that most want to know. I'll put the comparable
dimension of the current design in parentheses next to it.
- Front leg room - All: 41.0 (41.0)
- Rear leg room - Quad: 36.8 (36.7)
- Rear leg room - Crew: 39.4 (44.2 MegaCab)

The Quad Cab is essentially the same physical size as the current
design. The Crew Cab is 9 inches longer than the Quad - the Quad with
6' 4" bed is the same 140-inch wheelbase as the Crew with 5' 7" bed (and
Regular cab with 8 foot bed).

The Quad is no longer available with the 8-ft bed.

5.7L: 380 hp @ 5600 rpm, 404 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm, redline 5800
4.7L: 310 hp @ 5650 rpm, 330 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm, redline 6000
3.7L: 215 hp @ 5200 rpm, 235 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm, redline 6000

For the go-fast crowd, there will be an R/T model - 2wd regular cab with
the 6' 4" bed, the Hemi, and a unique 4.10 axle - timed at 6.1 seconds 0-60.

Rack & pinion steering across the board... regular cab short bed 19.0:1
ratio and 3.5 turns lock-to-lock - Quad/Crew/Reg-long bed 17.89:1 ratio
and 3.3 turns.

GVWR:
- Regular short bed 6025-6350 depending on engine/drivetrain
- Regular long bed 6600
- Quad 6700
- Crew 6800

Payload:
- highest: Regular long bed 3.7L/auto: 1850 pounds
- Crew 4x4 5.7L: 1360

Best tow model:
- Regular cab short box with 5.7L and 3.92 axle - 9100 lbs trailer
weight, GCWR 14,000

2010 models will add the 5.7L dual-mode hybrid and the Cummins diesel.
These engines will boost fuel economy an estimated 25-40%.
 
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I like the idea of the Ram Box, however I'm not real wild about losing bed space to it. The frame rails are wider than the standard box, which means I'd end up having to buy a new slip tank. And I'd be scared to drop anything on them.

The 25/35/45/5500 series should be identical on the inside, if Dodge stays true to form. You will be able to get a long bed crew cab model, which has been discontinued from the 1500 line up due to CAFE issues.

Rod
 

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