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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

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Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 345 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

  • The latest maxi-brute to hit the streets and local construction yards. It's tough and mean, but also has a sensitive side. We're impressed.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful engine choices, huge payload and towing capacities, comfortable interior, many safety features.

  • Cons

    Stunted standard bed.

  • What's New for 2003

    Dodge redid its Ram 1500 full-size truck for 2002. For 2003, the heavies -- the 2500 and 3500 -- get their day in the sun. Along with the new Ram styling, these trucks receive more powerful engines, increased towing capacities, improved handling characteristics and additional safety equipment.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

03 dodge 270,000 miles trouble

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I ordered my Ram 3500 HO CTD Laramie fully loaded. I drive this every day and the truck now has 270,000 miles on it. Had no problems, rebuilt trans at 219,000 for 1st time, ATS Torque conv. Billet shafts, truck has been modified since 140,000 miles, Diesel Dyno 50 HP injectors, exhaust, bully dog downloader, intake work, larger turbo. Truck is very fast and is not always driven easy. Engine has never been touched outside of injectors, water pump, new trans, larger driveshafts, Ball Joints 1st at 140K, and again this time with Core Products. Paint is good, leather seats still good, most of my friend can believe it looks so good with all these miles on it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Friday 4:30 build?

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

Now has 96k. Axle housing welded to differential housing crooked from fact. repl.10k(American Axle)-Injecters were all repl.30-50k.(Bosch)- Turbo 50k (Poss. oil line pinch during inject. work)- Power steering failure 44K. -Tailgate rust 4yrs. That said still love it truck. 4.10s too low for daily driver unless pulling daily. No competition in class 3 trucks, this truck is like a small semi. Cummins straight 6/6-speed is the only way to go, just like the big trucks. Have had p-strokes, V-8s are for cars, you have to really run them to achieve the same performance as the I6. From other reviews, problems seem rare, mine were largely component mfgs. These will be regarded as the last good ones.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Power house dodge puller

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

best hauler weve had we had a 2002 ford f350 drw 4 door the dodge is 10 times better all the way across the board power fuel economy the ford we had to put air ride on for the trailers the dodge is great out of the box if you want a great puller buy dodge if you want to go to the store or drive in town buy the ford just dont hook a trailer to the ford



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This dodge rocks

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

Absolutly love it. Lots of power, handles well with or without a load. Comfortable and quiet.




Dually diesel 6 spd

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

My wife and I use up most of the 18000 GCWR to carry our camper and pull our 3 horse trailer. Now, after 14000 miles of pulling and hauling, we're still both tickled to death. Stick it in 2nd gear and it'll "idle" up a very steep driveway. More power than we'll ever need to pull those mountain passes and only need to slow down for the slower traffic ahead. My wife actually gets to drive it more than I do, and she loves it.




Best truck on the market

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD LB DRW (5.7L 8cyl 5M)

I cannot say enough good things about my new truck, it has surpassed all my expectations. I pull a 15k pound 5th wheel, and I pull it with ease. Our last trip to Colorado was a blast because we no longer bogged up the hills having to drop into second to pull it. If you need a tough, dependable well built truck, you've found it in the new Dodge.



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Full 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500 Review

What's New for 2003

Dodge redid its Ram 1500 full-size truck for 2002. For 2003, the heavies -- the 2500 and 3500 -- get their day in the sun. Along with the new Ram styling, these trucks receive more powerful engines, increased towing capacities, improved handling characteristics and additional safety equipment.

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