Versatility and Upfit-Friendliness
all cab-axle and industry upfitter specifications, the 2008 Dodge Ram
4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs bring unmatched versatility and upfit-friendliness
with an enhanced commercial-grade, user-friendly chassis to the Class
4 and 5 chassis segments. Flat, “clean” frame rails with industry-standard
34-inch frame rail spacing provide versatility for virtually any upfit
application. All chassis components are below the frame surface to facilitate
after-market upfits or retrofits.
Bolt-on and riveted-on exhaust hanger brackets provide increased upfitter
flexibility, and riveted cross-members behind the cab allow for easier
modification. The one-piece C-channel frame, shear plate or u-bolt access
along the length of the frame, and shear plate mounting locations identified
along the frame contribute to the Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs’
The fuel filler is routed through the frame and an optional mid-ship
fuel tank frees up more space behind the rear axle for special upfit applications.
Fuel and brake lines are routed together on the frame’s left side
to make better use of space along the frame, which also has clearance
for rear-exhaust routing.
Electrical connections are user-friendly thanks to three-fused battery
feeds routed into the cab and on to the rear of the chassis. A high-current
50-amp ground stud is located at the rear of the frame. Upfitter wire
circuits and electrical schematics are identified in the body builder
Together, these unique upfit-friendly enhancements provide a streamline
assembly process that reduces costs for upfitters, second-stage manufacturers
Tough, Dodge Design
commercial power and vigor, along with instantly recognizable, unmistakable
bold Ram styling and design, the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500
Chassis Cabs stand out in the Class 4-5 chassis cab segments.
Robust and loaded with a “big-truck” look and feel, its enormous
crosshair grille and large headlamps are the dominant focal point of a
vehicle that retains the most recognizable design signature of any mid-size
truck on the market.
by an equally bold hood and fender combination, the dynamic front appearance
is anchored by twin, large 7- x 10-inch trailer tow mirrors as standard.
Beneath each fender are 19.5-inch wheels. The Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis
Cabs are available in three trim lines: ST, SLT and Laramie.
and Convenient Interiors
Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs successfully blend full-size interior
comfort with commercial convenience. Showcasing an easy-to-navigate instrument
panel cluster, the user-friendly wide center stack contains air conditioning,
heating, ventilation and audio system controls. Comfortable, oversized
seats, including available bucket seats with leather trim, provide relaxing
support while adding both a rich appearance and upscale atmosphere to
a commercial truck.
Quad Cab models provide seating for six passengers and are equipped with
four standard doors and 60/40 folding rear seats. Demonstrating interior
functionality and capability, seat cushions fold up to create a tall storage
area from floor to ceiling. An optional floor section under the back seat
folds open to form a flat-load floor with additional storage in each of
the foot wells.
just as much versatility and flexibility, regular cab models provide generous
storage behind the seat and allow for considerable travel use and ease
in reclining for both driver and passengers.
Than 1.5 Million Test Miles Logged by Dodge Truck Engineers
customers expect to put their trucks to work and get exceptional performance,
capability and durability. In placing an extraordinary emphasis on quality,
heavy-duty results were achieved as the all-new 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and
5500 Chassis Cabs take full advantage of modern technology and deliver
quality by the ton with more than 1.5 million customer-equivalent miles
logged by Dodge Truck engineers during the vehicle’s development.