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Towing Specifications of a 2002 Four-Door Dodge Ram 4.7 V8 4x4

by Roger Thorne J.D.

The 2002 Dodge Ram was completely redesigned in 2002, according to MSN Autos. The 4.7-liter V8 engine is found on four versions of the four-door 2002 Ram 1500 4x4: the ST Quad Cab Short Bed, ST Quad Cab Long Bed, SLT Quad Cab Short Bed and the SLT Quad Cab Long Bed. Though Dodge produced three main versions of the Ram--the 1500, 2500 and 3500--the 4.7-liter V8 was only available on the 1500 version of the truck. The engine produced 240 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and 300 foot-pounds of torque at 3,200 rpm.

ST Quad Cab Short Bed 4WD

The 2002 Ram four-wheel-drive ST Quad Cab Short Bed version had four doors and could seat up to six people. The truck had a standard towing capacity of 4,200 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds. If also had a standard and maximum payload capacity of 1,517 pounds.

ST Quad Cab Long Bed 4WD

The long-bed version of the four-wheel drive ST Quad Cab had slightly less towing capacity than the short-bed version, with a standard towing capacity of 4,000 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 7,850 pounds. If also had a smaller payload capacity, with standard and maximum payloads topping out at 1,451 pounds.

SLT Quad Cab Short Bed 4WD

The ST and SLT versions of the 2002 Dodge Ram were identical in terms of towing capacity. Like the ST version, the SLT Quad Cab Short Bed 4x4 also had a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds and a standard capacity of 4,200 pounds. Its maximum and standard payload capacity was also 1,517 pounds.

SLT Quad Cab Long Bed 4WD

The long-bed SLT version had the same capabilities as the ST version, with a standard towing rating of 4,00 pounds and a maximum of 7,850 pounds. This truck also had the same payload capabilities of the ST version, with both its maximum and standard payload at 1,451 pounds.

About the Author

Roger Thorne is an attorney who began freelance writing in 2003. He has written for publications ranging from "MotorHome" magazine to "Cruising World." Thorne specializes in writing for law firms, Web sites, and professionals. He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas.

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