The 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 V10 sported the largest engine of the Dodge Ram pickup lineup.Standard equipment on the 1996 Ram 2500 V10 featured a front black bumper and rear chrome bumper, mechanical foldable mirrors, fixed rear window, rear step, tinted and heat-reflective windows two-speaker AM/FM audio system, three point-seat belts for the driver and passengers and a lap belt for the center seat. Standard features also included a folding front center armrest, cloth upholstery and leather-covered steering wheel.
The Dodge Ram V10 displaced 8 liters (488 cubic inches) and featured a 4-inch cylinder bore and 3.88-inch stroke. Its compression ratio was 8.4-to-1 in contrast to the Cummins diesel, which had a compression ratio of up 17.2-to-1 The V10 generated 310 horsepower and 450 feet-pounds of torque. The engine block and head were made of cast iron. A multipoint fuel injection system delivered fuel from the tank via an electric fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator. The fuel system also featured an evaporation emission control system to reduce emissions.
The V10-equipped Ram 2500's dimensions varied depending on the model. The extended cab version had a 154.7-inch wheelbase and measured 244 inches from bumper to bumper. It was 79.4 inches wide and 77.1 inches tall. The frame cleared the ground by just under 9 inches. The front headroom was 40.2 inches and front legroom was 41 inches. In the rear, the headroom was 39.4 inches and the legroom 31.6 inches. The curbside weight was about 5,270 lbs. The long bed regular cab version featured a 134.7-inch wheelbase, a 224.1-inch overall length and 7.8-inch ground clearance. Its curbside weight was about 4,612 lbs. Front cabin dimensions were similar to the extended cab version.
All Dodge Ram 2500 models featured an all-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. The front suspension was equipped with a beam system with anti-sway bar and coil springs, while the rear was a rigid beam system with leaf springs.
The V10 too powered the Ram 3500 mould very. The V10 served as an alternative to the 5.9-liter Cummins in-line six-cylinder diesel engine. Both engines if superior pulling faculty, nevertheless the V10 was available to buyers who didn't appetite a diesel engine. The Ram 2500 V10 shared the identical intent proportions as 1500 and 2500 models.