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KTM
02-10-2008, 03:24 PM
I found a 04 1500 4x4 Regular Cab Dodge Hemi for a great price, only has 30,000k What do you guys get MPG? is there any problems with these trucks? How is the power? I'm used to driving chevys with the 5.3, Do you think these are pretty close as far as power and MPG? Thanks.

bigw
02-10-2008, 03:25 PM
I found a 04 1500 4x4 Regular Cab Dodge Hemi for a great price, only has 30,000k What do you guys get MPG? is there any problems with these trucks? How is the power? I'm used to driving chevys with the 5.3, Do you think these are pretty close as far as power and MPG? Thanks.

the power on the hemi will smoke the 5.3 but so will the gas! 335 hp , 345 cu i and 770 foot lbs of torque

Dirt Digger2
02-10-2008, 03:48 PM
we have Jeep Grand Cherokee with a HEMI (2005) with 65K on the clock. Power is great, pulls our 6,000lb boat with ease. We are averaging 15mpg with her, and she has the system where it shuts down 4 cylinders when they are not needed, i dont know if that was offered in 2004 or if that started in 2005...the Multi Displacement System i think its called

bowhunter74
02-10-2008, 04:29 PM
I am selling my 03 ram 1500 4X4 just because I got a superduty but my ram gets about 10 mpg with the trailer

JG Landscaping
02-10-2008, 04:46 PM
how much do they want for it?
I have an 04 hemi quad cab ram and love it. Yes the mileage could be better but then again great power comes along with it. The 2004's did not come with MDS (multiple displacement system) but i still get about 21mpg empty hwy and 14 city. loaded up it usually a constant 12 and to me thats no so bad. I'm pretty sure the reg cab gets a couple mpg more.

GravelyNut
02-10-2008, 07:25 PM
the power on the hemi will smoke the 5.3 but so will the gas! 335 hp , 345 cu i and 770 foot lbs of torque

I'll call bull on that torque. Try 375 which is way below my 8.1 at 454 lb ft at the same HP.

bigw
02-10-2008, 08:12 PM
I'll call bull on that torque. Try 375 which is way below my 8.1 at 454 lb ft at the same HP.

now of course you knew that was a typo on my behalf right? It's actually 370 ft lbs

GravelyNut
02-10-2008, 09:33 PM
now of course you knew that was a typo on my behalf right? It's actually 370 ft lbs:) Kind of figured it might be. But 375 is what acarplace shows when they were comparing it ( your Hemi 5.7L ) to the Fords and Chevys. Did they fudge the figures here? http://www.acarplace.com/reviews/2005/ram-hemi.html :D

bigw
02-10-2008, 11:53 PM
:) Kind of figured it might be. But 375 is what acarplace shows when they were comparing it ( your Hemi 5.7L ) to the Fords and Chevys. Did they fudge the figures here? http://www.acarplace.com/reviews/2005/ram-hemi.html :D

ENGINE: 5.7-LITER HEMI® MAGNUM® V-8

Availability Opt. – SLT and Limited

Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled

Displacement 345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)

Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves,
16 valves, and hydraulic lifters with roller followers

Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers

Compression Ratio 9.6:1

Power (estimated SAE net) 335 bhp (257 kW) @ 5400 rpm,

(61.0 bhp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE Net) 370 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @ 4200 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 5800 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 – recommended, Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 – acceptable

Oil Capacity 7 qt. (6.6L)

Coolant Capacity 18.7 qt. (17.7L)

Emission Control Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine features

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg

(City/Hwy) 14/19 – 2WD, 13/18 – 4WD

TRANSMISSION: 42RLE - AUTOMATIC, 4-SPEED OVERDRIVE

Availability Included with 3.7L engine

Description Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, full electronic control, electronically controlled torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st 3.00

2nd 1.57

3rd 1.00

4th 0.69



Overall Top Gear Ratio 2.70

banksl&s
02-11-2008, 05:24 AM
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad cab 4x4 5 speed great power. 89000 miles I have always got 16 highway and 12 city since new. All of these figures are from the overhead console. The very best it got was 17.5 highway. Hope this helps.