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1984 Dodge Truck Specs

by Jen N

Dodge 1984 pick-up trucks were based on models produced by Chrysler Motors beginning in the 1960s. The 1984 pick-up was Dodge Chrysler's all-purpose economical pick-up, which had improved features and provided owners with a fuel-efficient truck at a reasonably low price. The 1984 Dodge Truck ushered in an era of low-mileage trucks, which became the norm throughout the '80s and '90s. Chrysler discontinued the model in 1993.

Model and Production

The 1984 Dodge Truck was part of Chrysler's second model generation, which began production in 1983. Chrysler made three product lines: two-door, two-door extended cab and four-door crew cab. Each came with anti-lock brakes, front disc brakes utilizing ventilated discs, which assist the braking system. Buyers could choose between a four-speed automatic transmission and a five-speed manual transmission.

Layout

The 1984 Dodge Truck models featured a regular front-wheel drive layout, with the engine position in an angled position, perpendicular to the length of the truck. This vehicle was mass manufactured on Chrysler's AD-Body platform.

Dimensions

The 1984 Dodge Truck was a mid-size pick-up that measured 215 inches long. The truck's body sat on a steel frame with a 131-inch wheelbase. The 1984 Dodge Truck had a width of 71 inches and extended 65 inches from the passenger's side to the driver's side door. This truck's front bumper ran 61 inches from left to right and the rear bumper extended 62 inches. The radius of the '84 Dodge Truck was 470 inches with an overall curb weight of 3,385 lbs.

Engine

The 3.9-liter V-6 engine within the 1984 Dodge Truck used a multipoint fuel injection within a four-value cylinder that ran on regular unleaded gas. With the various components inside the engine, '84 Dodge trucks received 125 horsepower at 5,200 rpm with a torque of 230 feet-pounds. The engine size measured 96 inches and provided 86 inches of distances between piston and cylinders, which represents the stroke shaft.

Gas Mileage

Dodge '84 trucks received an average 22 miles per gallon (mpg). All models came equipped with a 15-gallon fuel tank. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national statistics, '84 Dodge Trucks consumed less gas when driven on urban roads (averaging 15 mpg), than when driving on rural highways or county roads where the pick-up consumed an average of 25 mpg.

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