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Old 02-02-2012, 11:14 AM
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Sorry for the dumb question but i'm trying to learn as much as i can about my truck. I believe i have the 5.9. Its an 03 1500 "off road". can anyone help me figure out what gears i have and answer my dumb questions?
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Welcome to the forum. I cannot be sure but, I would guess you have 355's. Originally there was a tag on the differential that told. You can get close by spinning the wheel and counting the revolutions the drive shaft makes. Good luck!
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If you look under the hood on the underside of the hood close to the front you may still have your tag from the factory that will have the gear ratio listed, also you can crawl under the truck and see if your tag is still on the rear end. Good luck
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Thanks guys ill try to take a look. Did dodge actually make an off road edition? or were those just some decals thrown on my truck? whats the difference?
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Welcome to the Forum. This should help
I found this online, I'd just double check:

Protection Group (tow hooks and skid plates)
Fog Lights
3.92 Axle Ratio
Limited Slip Rear Axle
H.D. Engine Cooling
4x4 Off-Road Decals
Keyless Remote Control Entry System
(5) LT275/70R17C Goodyear Wrangler AT/S All Terrain OWL Tires
Unique 17 x 8.0 Cast Aluminum Wheels.
Neither the sport appearance package nor the 20-inch wheel/tire combo are available with the Off Road Group.

*This was a separate truck package option.
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^^^^ That look's like some good info. Also, go here and request the build sheet for your truck. It will tell you everything you want to know plus some.

http://www.dodge.com/wccsapp/universal/D/index.jsp?appStr=wccs&titleStr=Contact+Dodge&famil yStr=brand&franchise=D&actionURL=%2Fwccs%2Fbrand_f orms%2Fus%2Fwebform.jsp&promotion=null&category=U
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Thanks all. def. will look everything up. I'm just trying to understand what I've got in front of me. I'm looking to make my truck into something i can have some fun in the mud with but also keep it practical as i have an hour and a half drive to school.
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hey y'all. just got my email back from dodge and it was a huge help thanks again!
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did you find out if it is a 5.9 or what?
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