The Y2K Dodge
Ram gets a number of under the skin improvements. All models receive
a new front suspension - to improve ride, directional stability
and steering precision - and new steering system and brake system.
In addition, the 2500 and 3500 models receive a revised rear suspension
systems for improved loaded ride quality. The brake system is equipped
with dual-piston front disc brake calipers and quick-response vacuum
booster for increased performance.
The 1500 Series
Club Cab models with the 8 foot box will be discontinued and all
2500 Series Club Cab models will be discontinued.
1500 Off-Road Edition
Ram 1500 will offer a short bed, off-road 4x4 package. The Off-road
Package will arrive with: heavy-duty service group, limited-slip
differential, unique suspension — front and rear shock absorbers,
front and rear springs, front stabilizer bar, skid plates, tow
hooks, fog lamps, special graphics package, LT275/70R17 All-Terrain
tires, unique 17x8-inch cast aluminum wheels and 4.10 axle.
a new SLT+ group, available only on Quad Cabs, is loaded with an
exceptional array of options. These include an AM/FM/Cassette/CD
radio with Infinity speakers and steering wheel-mounted radio controls,
rear under seat storage, power heated leather front seats with adjustable
lumbar supports, and cast aluminum wheels. Also on the interior
a tachometer is standard in all models. Safety equipment includes
dual airbags and a rear-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS).
The Sport Appearance
Group package is optional with SLT or SLT+ and includes special
colors, body-color front and rear bumpers, a black grille, fog lights,
Sport decals, outline white letter tires, and 16 x 7-inch cast aluminum
All Dodge Ram
trucks seat from one to six passengers
The Ram 1500
Series offers 4 base level trim options Work Special (WS), ST, and
SLT, or SLT+. All arrive in two wheel drive, four wheel drive, standard
cab, or Club Cab/Quad Cab for a total of 12 combinations.
The WS standard
cab and Quad Cab models come with either a 6.5-foot bed or 8-foot
bed, while the Club Cab is only available with a 6.5 foot bed -
the 8 foot bed on the Club Cab has been discontinued.
three engine choices in the 1500 series, a base 3.9-liter V6 and
5.2- and 5.9-liter V8s. The 5.2L engine is standard on the Club
Cab/Quad Cab 2WD trims. Four-wheel-drive trims get either a 5.2L
V8 or a 5.9L V8. The available transmissions include a 4-Speed Automatic
or 5-Speed Manual.
The 2500 is
available in four trims and six combinations (short or long bed
regular cab in 2 or 4 wheel drive, and Quad Cab with short or long
bed and 2 or 4 wheel drive). Three engine choices are available
including: a standard 5.9L 245-hp V8, a 5.9L 235 horsepower inline
six Cummins diesel with 460 lb-ft of torque, and the well renown
8.0L V10 producing 310 horsepower and 450 LB-ft of torque. All engines
are available with a 4-Speed Automatic and 5 or 6-Speed Manual transmission.
are available for the 3500 Series: Regular Cab 2WD or 4WD,
and Quad Cab 2WD or 4WD. Engine choices and transmission options
are identical to the 2500 series.