|Dodge Redefines Commercial Standard with Introduction of All-new 2007 Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Specs Towing
- Exclusive flat, “clean” frame rails with industry-standard 34-inch frame rail spacing
- Highest single-rear-wheel Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) — 10,200 lbs.
- Best-in-class frame strength — 50-ksi steel
- Largest standard fuel tank — 52 gallons
- Longest oil change intervals (15,000 miles) and exhaust brake option contribute to low cost of ownership
Both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models feature a recirculating ball system that provides precise response and on-center steering feel through lower internal friction. New power steering lines contribute to the delivery of precise feel and response for improved handling.
The Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab features solid-beam front and rear axles, and a five-link, coil-spring front suspension with beam axle. A front and rear link-type sway bar and heavy-duty tubular shock absorbers are standard.
The rear suspension, common to both two-wheel and four-wheel-drive models, is equipped with leaf springs. The rear suspension on all Dodge Ram 3500 trucks include standard two-stage springs with three leaves, and separate auxiliary leaves as part of the spring design for even greater load-carrying capability.
Versus standard Dodge Ram 3500 models, other suspension enhancements include new front shocks, a new track bar and jounce bumpers, while rear suspension improvements include new springs, shocks, a narrower track, sway bar and jounce bumper.
With two available cab-axle lengths of 60 and 84 inches, the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab delivers a best-in-class single-rear-wheel GVWR of 10,200 lbs. Maximum GVWR for dual-rear-wheel models is 12,500 lbs. When equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel, the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is 23,000 lbs.
The all-new 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab provides extended brake pad life with the exhaust brake option. New brake components and standard four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) ensure superior safety and crash-avoidance capability. Components include chassis brake lines (brake and fuel bundle), rear brake lines, rear park brake cables and extensions, and brake friction material for improved wear.
New diesel engine mounts reduce vibrations through the steering wheel and floor and contribute to enhanced occupant comfort.
The 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab is the first Ram chassis with industry-standard 34-inch frame rail spacing, as well as unique-to-the-segment flat, “clean” frame rails. Another segment exclusive, all chassis components are below the frame surface, providing versatility for virtually any upfit application.
Meeting all cab-axle and industry upfitter specifications while ensuring commercial reliability and durability, bolt-on exhaust hanger brackets provide increased upfitter flexibility, and riveted cross-members behind the cab allow for easier modification. In addition, the one-piece C-channel frame, u-bolt access every 18 inches along the length of the frame and shear plate mounting locations identified along the frame all contribute to the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab’s upfitter friendliness.
The Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab’s 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 onto 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 will be identified in the body builder guide.
The all-new 2007 Dodge Ram Chassis Cab is available in three trim lines: ST, SLT and Laramie.
Best-in-class Interior Room Combines Comfort with Commercial Convenience
Blending full-size interior comfort with commercial convenience, the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab features best-in-class interior room of 121.7 cubic feet for Quad Cab models and 64.9 cubic feet for regular cab models, and an easy-to-navigate instrument panel cluster. The wide center stack contains heating, ventilation, air conditioning and audio system controls. Large, comfortable seats, including available bucket seats with leather trim, provide generous support while adding a rich appearance and upscale atmosphere to a commercial truck.
With seating for six, 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab Quad Cab models have four standard doors and 60/40 folding rear seats, delivering interior functionality and capability. Seat cushions fold up to create a tall storage area from floor to ceiling, and an optional floor section under the back seat folds open to form a flat-load floor, with ample additional storage in each of the foot wells.
Regular cab models offer just as much flexibility, with the unique cab size not only providing ample storage behind the rear seat, but also allowing for significant seat travel and ease in reclining for driver and passengers.
Special attention was paid to making significant improvements on diesel engine vibration with the development of new engine mounts, allowing engineers to make a 50 percent improvement in traditional steering-wheel and seat-track vibration. This tactile refinement, coupled with the new diesel engine, contributes to enhanced driver comfort.
Following is a list of safety and security features found in the all-new 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab:
BeltAlert — Enhanced seat belt reminder system. If a vehicle is driven without the driver being properly belted, the system will periodically activate a chime and illuminate an icon in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to buckle up
Child-Protection Rear-door Locks — Allow customers to disable the rear-door, inside-release handle. A small lever on the door-shut face operates this feature
Constant Force Retractors (CFR) — Front outboard seat belts include a mechanical device designed to distribute the force of a seat belt according to the load of force exerted on it. CFRs are engineered to force-limit the belt system, and gradually release seat belt webbing in a controlled manner during an impact
Energy-absorbing Steering Column — Steering column utilizes two coaxial tubes that move relative to each other in order to allow the column to move forward for enhanced energy-absorption during an impact
Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS) — In the event of an impact, this system makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants by turning on the interior lighting and unlocking doors after air bag deployment
Four-wheel Anti-lock-braking System (ABS) — Senses and prevents wheel lockup, offering improved steering control under extreme braking and/or slippery conditions
Integrated Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter and Ignition Key — The remote keyless entry locks and unlocks doors and turns on interior lamps. If the vehicle is equipped with a vehicle-theft security alarm, the remote also arms and disarms that system
Knee Bolsters — The steering column lower instrument panel and the glove-box door are reinforced to further protect occupants during frontal impacts. They both restrain and position the occupant properly and enable the air bags to work effectively
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) — This system helps ease the installation of compatible aftermarket child seats
Multi-stage Air Bag System — Offering enhanced protection, this system is designed to deploy based on the severity of an impact
Frame-rail Tips — Frame tips are designed to collapse rearward in a controlled manner during a frontal or offset-front impact
Seat Belt Pretensioners — During a collision, impact sensors initiate front outboard seat belt pretensioners to immediately remove slack from seat belts, thereby reducing the forward movement of the occupant’s head and torso
Security Alarm — Arms and disarms alarm feature through remote control, flashes lights and sounds horn upon unauthorized entry
Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer Theft Deterrent System — This utilizes an engine key that has an embedded transponder with a pre-programmed security key code. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the controller sends a random number to the transponder and the engine is allowed to start. If the correct key is not used, the engine will shut off after only a few seconds
Three-point Seat Belts — Front outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions in the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab have lap and shoulder belts
Heavy Duty Manufacturing Investment
Supported by a supplementary $48 million capital investment, the all-new 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab will be built at Chrysler Group’s Saltillo Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico. The plant is being expanded by 120,000 square feet for commercial vehicle production and will accommodate new frame configurations.
The 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab joins an impressive lineup of bold Dodge Ram trucks already built at Saltillo Mexico including Dodge Ram Mega Cab, Dodge Ram Power Wagon, Dodge Ram SRT10 and Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models.
commercial grade chassis and suspensions, including two cab-axle lengths, regular and Quad Cab versions, 4×2 and 4×4 variants, and single- and dual-rear-wheel models.