Author Topic: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge  (Read 13729 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.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #205 on: April 30, 2018, 11:39:03 AM »
Debating on two options:

1) put my built 47RE back in it. Most expensive part will be new/different drive shafts and billet output shaft but they can be offset by selling the NV4500 and such.

2) sell my built 47RE to fund the nv4500 input shaft, clutch & hydraulics.

I’m leaning toward option #1. Cheaper in the end and stronger set up. But this will mean running on 35’s on 3.55 gears will be hard on the motor when towing at highway speed.
NV4500 0.75
47RE     0.69

Thought?

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #206 on: April 30, 2018, 12:05:56 PM »
47RE on left, NV4500 on right.

1,677 RPM @ 70 mph with the 47RE  :o

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #207 on: April 30, 2018, 12:28:24 PM »
known issues with your nv4500 or just well-founded concerns because it's an nv4500?
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #208 on: April 30, 2018, 12:40:50 PM »
known issues with your nv4500 or just well-founded concerns because it's an nv4500?

Both. Dropping close to $3k to hold 500 hp within the bellhousing area. None will help in the main case. Gears breakages are almost nonexistent in auto trans, shaft breakage mostly eliminated via billet shafts. Upgrading to larger turbo isn’t as much of a big deal since only need to spool once.

I miss how a beast my truck used to be when I had the 47RE in it. FAR more fun and pleasant to drive.

They weren’t kidding the 3-4 gear split suck lol.
I think I’ll go through my 47RE someday to make sure it look good inside and go from there.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #209 on: April 30, 2018, 12:51:11 PM »
If you want something to drag race, a built auto is the way to go.
If you want something durable to tow with, a NV5600 or 6sp Eaton is the way to go.

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