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i just got a 87 dodge d150 the other day and am trying to a little research on it.from my understanding is that it is a 87 dodge d150 le with a 318 2 barrel carb in it.it was manufactured in 12/86.i did a basic vin search on it and it said that it was a 87 dodge d150 custom/reg cab/royal/se.my question is can anybody tell me what all this means and whats the diff between le and se.also what is a royal?it has p/s,p/w,p/l,tilt,c/c and it is a short bed.
 

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LE is Limited Edition and SE is Special Edition. Not sure what that totally entails, but I do know that you have the high-end package. I think Royal was really plush.

In the van world, you had Sportsman, Custom Sportsman, Royal Sportsman, and Royal Sportsman SE. The SE being the most plush.

These were used in the days before the "Laramie" and "SLT" badging seen on newer vans and pickups.
 

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one other thing that is weird is that the badges on the truck say d150 le but the vin number says it is a d150 royal se. do u know why they would have put the wrong badges on the truck for?
 

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Being that the truck is almost 20 years old, it could be that the original badges fell off and someone put the LE badges on. Or it was goof up at the factory.
 

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makes sense.it was manufactured 12/86 even tho it is considered a 87 model.by the way does anybody know what tranny they normally had in them. it is a 318 motor with a auto tran. in it.is there a list where i can break down the vin num and decifer exactly what it has?
 

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There should be a sticker on the front, underside of the hood. It should tell you what tranny, engine, and rear end the truck has. Unfortunatly, most of them fall off, or are unreadable. You could take the VIN # to a Chrysler dealer and ask them to "Run" it for you too.
 

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There was also the A998 (non-lockup) and A999 (lockup) transmissions as well.
 
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