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Old 03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
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HI, have just bougt '97 ram 1500. And have some quastions.
1) What is the different between 1500 2500 twin cab? i saw one ram in my country (Lithuania ) and it looked very big. but mine isnt as big as that one. So could it just be optical feeling or the sizes isnt the same.
2) Is 1500 '99 ram bigger than '97 ? twin cab both.
3) What is the biggest dimensions for the weels for my 1500 twin cab '97 ram ?
4) Maybe someone knows where to get the manuel from ?

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Hi mantoska and welcome to the ForumZ !
Please don't forget to go on Newbie Checkin and introduce yourself, so we can all welcome you on the proper way!

Don't have an answers to your question, but I'm sure that someone else will! For the manual try this site: http://www.onlinefreeebooks.net/auto...-ebooks/dodge/
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I can answer part of your questions:

1. Dimensionally, the 1500 & 2500 are the same. The bed is longer on the 2500 (a lot of them came with an 8 foot bed vs. a 6.5 foot bed on the 1500) and they are normally taller, having a stiffer suspension to carry additional load weight.

2. The 99 Ram cab has some seating changes, however, dimensionally they are the same.

3. Here are some wheel specifications that may help you find what will work on your truck:

1994-1999 1500 2WD/4WD Aluminum Wheels
• Lug Pattern - 5 on 5.5", 1/2" bolt
• Rim Size - 16x7.0"
• Offset - +13.97mm
• Backspace - 5"
• Max Tire Size -
• 15x8.0 rims with 3.5" backspace will fit, but they stick out of the wheel wells.
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• 80-110 ft lbs (108-150 Nm) on 5 stud wheels
2000-2003 1500 2WD/4WD 17" Steel Wheels (Chrome or painted)
• Lug Pattern: 5 on 5 1/2
• Rim Size: 17x7"
• Fits 94 and up 1500 trucks
2000-2003 1500 2WD/4WD 17" Aluminum Wheels (posted to DiRT by Mat Felthousen):
• Lug Pattern: 5 on 5 1/2
• Weight: 23.5 pounds
• Rim Size: 17x8"
• Actual width edge to edge: 9 1/16"
• Backspacing: 5 9/16".
• The space from the outside edge to the mounting surface (against the rotor) is 3 1/2".
• offset calculate: 1 1/32"
• Fits 94 and up 1500 trucks

4. If you want a printed copy of the service manual, google up Chilton Manuals. You can find a manual for almost everything there.
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Thank You for your answers. Helped me a lot
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