Specs for 1997 Ford F150

Changes this model year:
The first year of the next generation F-150 brought a new body style and new engines.

Engines

Engine 4.2L V6 4.6L V8 5.4L V8
Fuel Gas Gas Gas
Valvetrain SOHC 2V SOHC 2V SOHC 2V
Block composition Iron Iron Iron
Head composition Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Bore / Stroke 3.81 x 3.74 3.55 x 3.54 3.55 x 4.17
Horsepower 205hp 220hp 250hp
Horsepower (rpm) 4750rpm 4500rpm 4500rpm
Torque 250lb-ft 290lb-ft 345lb-ft
Torque (rpm) 3000rpm 3250rpm 2250rpm
Notes
Years in common 1997 - 1999 1997 - 1999 1997 - 1999

Transmissions

Transmission M5R2 4R70W 4R100
Speeds 5 4 4
Type Manual Automatic Automatic
Gear ratio 1 3.90 2.84 2.71
Gear ratio 2 2.25 1.55 1.54
Gear ratio 3 1.49 1.00 1.00
Gear ratio 4 1.00 0.70 0.70
Gear ratio 5 0.80
Gear ratio reverse 3.39 2.33 2.18
Notes HD payload package

Transfer Case

Model Type Low Range Ratio Case Material Notes
Borg Warner 44-06 Chain 2.64 Aluminum

Axle Ratios

Engine Transmission Standard axle ratio Optional axle ratios Notes
4.2L V6 M5R2 3.08
3.31
3.55
4.2L V6 4R70W 3.31 3.55
4.6L V8 M5R2 3.08
3.31
3.55
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.08
3.31
3.55
3.73
5.4L V8 4R70W 3.31
3.55
3.73
5.4L V8 4R100 4.10 HD Payload package

Interior Dimensions

Cab Type Headroom (F/R) Hiproom (F/R) Legroom (F/R) Shoulder room (F/R) Volume (F/R)
Regular 40.8 61.0 40.9 63.8
Super 40.8/37.8 61.0/63.2 40.9/32.2 63.8/63.8
SuperCrew 39.8/39.8 59.8/58.0 41.0/36.8 63.7/63.6

Exterior Dimensions

Drive Cab Type Bed length (cab-to-axle for chassis cab) Wheelbase Length Width Height Liftover height Open tailgate to ground Turning circle (curb to curb) Rear axle clearance Approach angle Departure angle Ramp breakover angle Fuel capacity Base curb weight GVWR
4x2 Regular 6.5 ft 120.0in 207.0in 79.3in 72.7 40.5ft 18.5 16.2 17.4 25.0gal 4032lb 6050lb
4x4 Regular 6.5 ft 120.0in 207.0in 79.3in 75.5 40.5ft 26.0 19.9 21.7 25.0gal 4345lb
6050lb
6250lb
4x2 Super 6.5 ft 138.0in 225.0in 79.3in 72.7 45.9ft 18.9 16.2 14.7 25.0gal 4266lb
6050lb
6300lb
7700lb
4x4 Super 6.5 ft 138.0in 225.0in 79.3in 75.5 45.9ft 25.8 19.8 18.7 25.0gal 4681lb
6250lb
6500lb
7700lb
4x2 Regular 8 ft 138.5in 225.5in 79.3in 72.4 45.9ft 18.2 16.3 15.0 30.0gal 4106lb
6050lb
6600lb
7700lb
4x4 Regular 8 ft 138.5in 225.5in 79.3in 75.1 45.9ft 25.7 20.7 19.8 30.0gal 4458lb
6050lb
6250lb
7700lb
4x2 Super 8 ft 157.0in 224.0in 79.3in 72.4 51.3ft 18.3 16.1 13.6 30.0gal 4529lb
6050lb
6300lb
4x4 Super 8 ft 157.0in 224.0in 79.3in 75.1 51.3ft 26.0 19.8 16.6 30.0gal 4849lb
6250lb
6500lb

Axles & Driveline

Drive Front axle type Front axle identifier Front GAWR (min) Front GAWR (max) Rear axle type Rear axle identifier Rear GAWR (min) Rear GAWR (max) Notes
4x2 Short/Long Arm Independent Ford 2500lb 3250lb Leaf spring solid axle Ford 8.8" 3200lb 3800lb 4.2 & 4.6L
4x2 - - 2500lb 3250lb - Ford 9.75" 3200lb 3800lb 5.4L
4x4 - - 3200lb 3600lb - - 3550lb 3800lb -
4x4 - - 3200lb 3600lb - Ford 8.8" 3550lb 3800lb 4.2 & 4.6L
4x2 - - 3100lb 3600lb - Ford 10.25" 4800lb 4800lb 5.4L w/ HD payload package (or F250LD in 1997-98)
4x4 - - 4150lb 4150lb - - 4800lb 4800lb 5.4L w/ HD payload package (aka F250LD in 1997-98)

Brakes, Wheels & Tires

Front brake type Disc Disc
Front brake diameter/size 12.13in 12.13in
Front brake total swept area 254.00sq in 222.00sq in
Rear brake type Disc Disc
Rear brake diameter/size 13.20 13.20
Rear brake total swept area 143.20sq in 143.20sq in
Tires, standard P235/70 16 P255/70 R16
Tires, optional
P255/70 16
P265/70 17
P275/60 17
LT265/70 17
LT245/75 R16 D
Wheel size, standard 16x7 16x7
Wheel size, optional 17x7.5
Notes HD Payload package

Towing

Engine Trans Axle ratio GCWR Max loaded trailer weight Notes
4.2L V6, 4.6L V8 M5R2 3.08 6500
4.2L V6, 4.6L V8 M5R2 3.31 7200
4.2L V6, 4.6L V8 M5R2 3.55 7800
4.2L V6 4R70W 3.31 9000
4.2L V6 4R70W 3.55 10000
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.08 10000
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.31 10500
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.55 11000 4x4 17" wheels
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.55 11500
4.6L V8 4R70W 3.73 11500
5.4L V8 4R70W 3.31 12000
5.4L V8 4R70W 3.55 12500 4x4 17" wheels
5.4L V8 4R70W 3.55 13000
5.4L V8 4R70W 3.73 13500
5.4L V8 4R100 4.10 15000 HD payload package