1986 Dodge Truck Specifications

by Tom Lutzenberger

The Dodge line of trucks in 1986 varied from small package-delivery courier pickups to the Dodge Ram 1500 brute strength vehicle suitable for towing and moving fifth-wheel campers. The broad array appealed to a number of different consumers and gave Dodge a fully competitive coverage of the consumer truck market.

The Small Truck

The D50 provided a classic courier or messenger truck, putting out a sufficient 97 horsepower to get around. The engine drives with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine design. For a bit more strength and torque, a 2.6-liter model was available in the same D50 body.

The Mid-Range Offering

The 1986 line also offered a fully commercial-grade truck in the 1500 model, which boasted a new front end d├ęcor. 1986 was also the last year the crew cab and flared truck bed shape were offered in the 1500 line. Coupled with a 3.9-liter six-cylinder engine, the 1500 provided its owners 190 horsepower.

The Strength Package

The D150 pickup put out a strong 5.9-liter eight-cylinder engine. Smaller engines were available in a six-cylinder and smaller eight-cylinder option. The design could produce a torque of 360 lbs. per square foot and did so with a four-speed transmission in the stock offering. The manual transmission came with a five-speed package. The body was offered with a standard two-door cabin and a four-door crew cab.

About the Author

Since 2009 Tom Lutzenberger has written for various websites, covering topics ranging from finance to automotive history. Lutzenberger works in public finance and policy and consults on a variety of analytical services. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from Saint Mary's College and a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from California State University, Sacramento.

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