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Dodge Hemi questions

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KTM, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    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.
  2. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    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
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    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
  4. bowhunter74

    bowhunter74 LawnSite Member
    from mo
    Messages: 114

    I am selling my 03 ram 1500 4X4 just because I got a superduty but my ram gets about 10 mpg with the trailer
  5. JG Landscaping

    JG Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    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.
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

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

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

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

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    :) 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
  9. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540


    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


    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
  10. banksl&s

    banksl&s LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    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.

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