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What are the specifications of a 1996 Dodge RAM truck?

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The 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck was built in 1500, 2500 and 3500 models with a variety of cab and engine choices within each model. Most Rams were powered by a Dodge Magnum V6 or V8 engine, but certain models were fitted with Cummins diesel engines or the Magnum V10.

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1996 Dodge Ram models were numbered in ascending order of size, consisting of the half-ton 1500, three-quarter-ton 2500 and 1-ton 3500. The 3500 also came standard with dual rear axles. Multiple truck bed configurations were available except for the 3500, which only came with a longer 8-foot bed. Cab configurations included single and Club cabs.

Magnum 3.9-liter V6 engines were standard equipment on 1996 Dodge Rams, producing 175 peak horsepower. The 5.2-liter Magnum V8 upgrade produced 230 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque, while the 5.9-liter Magnum V8 produced an additional 35 foot-pounds of torque with the same peak horsepower. The powerful Magnum V10 engine displaced 8 liters, and produced 300 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque. The Cummins diesel engine was intended for heavy-duty towing and was only available on 2500 and 3500 models; it produced a peak 220 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque with a manual gearbox, or 420 foot-pounds of torque when used with an automatic transmission.

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