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The 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 550 Chassis cabs—Class 4 and Class 5, respectively—feature 34-in. frame rail spacing and flat, clean frame rails on a one-piece C-channel rear-frame rail constructed from 50,000-psi steel, providing more than enough durability for various upfit applications.

The 2008 Dodge Ram 4500 and 550 Chassis cabs—Class 4 and Class 5, respectively—feature 34-in. frame rail spacing and flat, clean frame rails on a one-piece C-channel rear-frame rail constructed from 50,000-psi steel, providing more than enough durability for various upfit applications. Standard power is delivered via a 6.7-liter Cummins high output turbo diesel producing 305 hp and 610 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is said to be good for 350,000 miles before a major overhaul is required. Another key attribute are the brakes, complete with 390-mm rotors and 66-mm caliper pistons. The new trucks are built at Chrysler’s Saltillo, Mexico, assembly plant, which already manufactures the Dodge Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram Mega Cab, Ram Power Wagon, and Ram Heavy Duty 2500 and 3500 models in the plant’s new 120,000-ft2 expansion dedicated specifically to the added complexity of building the commercial models. (No word on whether orders were placed for possible moving applications in the Auburn Hills area.)—KMK