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Old 04-23-2013, 05:51 PM
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So, Im in the process of buying a 1996 Ram Stepside.

I was wondering what the dimensions of the box are roughly (Width, Length). Also if a 4 wheeler would fit, gate open or gate closed.

If anything, it is something I've never seen before, and I am interested in the history of the truck. The Step side bed looks very identical to the GM configuration, but the color matches perfectly with the rest of the pickup.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:06 PM
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No 2nd gen ram ever came from the factory with a step side. It's custom, most likely a chevy bed w/mods to the bed, so the ram taillights fit. I know nobody here has one, so you are going to have to go measure it yourself.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:01 AM
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Yeah. The biggest thing was it drove nice. Dealer was a little sketched when i put her to the floor and didnt let off untill 100, but
the tranny shifted smooth and wot put me back into the seats. Of course a 5.9 in a reg cab short box should. Also, what sort of mileage would one expect?
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:09 AM
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10-14 hwy.
7 in the city.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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Really? That low? My 98 Kota 5.2 got 13-19, and this isn't much bigger.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:23 AM
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Yes, that low.

And the Ram IS that much bigger. lol
And taller, and heavier...
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:29 PM
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I figured my Dakota had a bigger cab, which would sort of even it out haha. O well, I have a new yorker for decent mileage. I just like having a pickup for winter, mud, and weekends.
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No 2nd gen ram ever came from the factory with a step side. It's custom, most likely a chevy bed w/mods to the bed, so the ram taillights fit. I know nobody here has one, so you are going to have to go measure it yourself.
the ram did in fact come with a step side for a couple years (96-97 i believe). i have seen a few around the rochester area.

it is a chevy bed modified by mopar to fit our trucks.
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the ram did in fact come with a step side for a couple years (96-97 i believe). i have seen a few around the rochester area.

it is a chevy bed modified by mopar to fit our trucks.
It's not factory, it's a package from Mopar installed by the dealer.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:42 PM
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It's not factory, it's a package from Mopar installed by the dealer.
Did they just use the same designer for the stepside panels? Seems alot the same, but its dodge so better.
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