Author Topic: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge  (Read 12630 times)

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #195 on: November 01, 2017, 02:38:23 PM »
Making a 12 valve need wires to run is sacrilegious!

That's the thing I'm debating.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #196 on: November 06, 2017, 04:39:38 PM »
Brand new South Bend dual disk ceramic clutch (650HP/1300FT•LB unit most likely) with all small pieces and hydraulic stuff on way. $500 plus freight. They have one more, Valair dual disk ceramic clutch and assorted small parts & hydraulic stuff (for 2003-2013 dodge Rams with G56) . PM/text me and I'll coordinate you with them for you if you need a better/stronger clutch

I'll need the 1-3/8" input shaft upgrade, correct pilot bearing and 94-97 hydraulics then that's all I'll need to put the clutch in, hopefully.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #197 on: November 06, 2017, 05:01:31 PM »
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #198 on: November 06, 2017, 05:29:36 PM »
hope it's not too hoppy. I like my organic much better when slippage is needed (particularly important with my gears and my trailer and my no transfer case)
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #199 on: November 06, 2017, 05:34:14 PM »
hope it's not too hoppy. I like my organic much better when slippage is needed (particularly important with my gears and my trailer and my no transfer case)

Me too but it'll be nice to be able to lay down 650hp without bat a eye. I use 2low all the time, make maneuvering the trailer super easy.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #200 on: February 06, 2018, 05:26:57 PM »
I was told my truck’s rear drive shaft (1-piece aluminum with 1480 series u-joints) make howling sound. I’m not sure if that’s normal or not, or rear axle problem?

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #201 on: February 06, 2018, 05:45:00 PM »
It would certainly amplify any resonance. I vote a u-joint or the rear...
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #202 on: February 09, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »
Yup. Driveshafts make vibes, not noises. Rears and joints make noises (and sometimes vibes)


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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #203 on: February 09, 2018, 04:53:40 PM »
I learned that itve been doing this for +2 years now. I’m probably fine if it lasted that long lol. No metal cake on the dipstick (MagHytec diff cover)

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #204 on: April 05, 2018, 06:52:15 PM »
I just pinpointed a potentially bad tire. I had it balanced three times with no success. The bad tire visibly out of round while spinning on jack stands. I have a matching fifth/spare tire to swap.