The Dodge Ram full-sized van was produced by Chrysler from 1971 through 1998. In 1971, the vans were called the Dodge Tradesman and the Dodge Sportsman; the Tradesman was a cargo van, and the Sportsman was a passenger van. In 1979, the cargo vans, based on the B series body platform, became the Dodge Ram vans, and the passenger variant became the Dodge Ram Wagon. The 1990 Dodge Ram van models were the B150, the B250 and the B350.
Engine and Performance
The B150 and B250, the base, extended and maxi versions, are equipped with a 3.9 liter V-6 engine, producing 125 horsepower and 195 ft.-lbs. of torque. Both vans come standard with a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The B350 base and the B350 maxi van have a 5.2-liter V-8 engine with 170 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque. Bore and stroke for the 350 engines are 4 by 3.58 inches, with a compression ratio of 8.1:1. All vans have a fuel tank capacity of 22 gallons. The B150s and 250s get 15 miles per gallon in the city and 17 MPG on the highway while the B350s get 13 MPG in the city and 17 on the highway. All 1990 Dodge Ram vans have rear-wheel drive.
The base model 1990 Dodge Ram van body has a length of 224.7 inches, a height of 80 inches and a width of 79.8 inches, with a wheelbase length of 127.6 inches. These vans have a heavy curb weight of 4,100 pounds. The hinged door openings are 47.2 inches high and 49.2 inches wide. The sliding rear door is similar in dimensions, with a height of 47.2 inches but a smaller width of 39.8 inches. Maximum interior height is 53.2 inches, and the maximum interior width is 72.2 inches.
All 1990 Dodge Ram vans have three doors and seating for two. Anti-lock brakes were offered as an option. Fortunately, these vans, like their predecessors, were easily customized. Owners often added extra seats, blinds, glass tinting, refrigerators, beds, running boards and their own custom paint jobs.
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