Author Topic: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge  (Read 10354 times)

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2014, 08:24:40 AM »
I think I figured out a way to stuff a 14.23"x1.54" rotors and huge calipers on the front, nearly bolt-on (and if it do work as expected, it'll work on dually hubs too). Waiting on rotors from Arie  ;D

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2014, 08:32:55 AM »
that sounds bigger than third gen stuff but smaller than F450 if memory serves. what application?
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2014, 08:38:14 AM »
P30 rotors, 2013 Ram 2500 calipers (4th gen?). If I remember correctly 2013 rams still use 17" rims so I should be ok with this set up

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2014, 08:54:32 AM »
stepping up to size of my 1/2 ton!  haha

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2014, 08:56:22 AM »
sweet.
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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2014, 04:11:33 PM »
Got any details on the brake stuff? How will you mount the calipers? I'd love to upgrade brakes and I'm not sure I really need to do Ford stuff.

I wonder if a 16.5" rim is close enough to 17" to work... :)

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2014, 04:16:05 PM »
your pour souls with rear drums


my truck stopped nice always with shit trailer brakes.  was sketchy when the rear brake line blew and had to tow home with just fronts though

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2014, 04:23:54 PM »
I have no problem with my truck with drums

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2014, 04:30:47 PM »
I plan on to retrofit either 3rd or 4th gen rams' rear disc brakes but I want to make sure the front will work first. 4th gen's rear brakes is bigger than 3rd gen's brakes!!!

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2014, 04:32:48 PM »
It'll need to be 95-97 ford knuckles to work. I still need to get the rotor first to see if it'll work. The 2013 caliper bracket is just around 1/4" off from bolting  right up. I'll use dremel with burr to cut until it fit.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2014, 04:33:28 PM »
From eye balling, I think the caliper will be very close or touching the rotor but hard to tell without the rotor but it's close.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2014, 04:35:05 PM »
Harrison- I remember I saw your jeep, it have the 95-97 ford knuckles (yes I check things out closely lol) so you might can swap between that and your ram to get the bigger brakes on the ram. However idk if stock h1 rims will fit ford outers.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2014, 05:08:35 PM »
Those knuckles have been molested, before I had the Ram and before I know bolt on calipers were harder to come by. I'll keep an eye on this thread, though I wonder if I'd just be satisfied with Ford dual pistons since I will end up with them anyway.

Can you use the simple 14b rear disc conversion stuff on a D80? Assuming someone like Ruffstuff makes D80 brackets.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2014, 05:58:46 PM »
That's too easy cuz I'll lose the parking brake which I want to keep. I have 2 sets of 95-97 knuckles in my garage. One is still on a complete ford SRW d60. I'm using the other set to mock up the new brakes. I'll like to keep a set for now for my other project eventually but nonetheless at least a set will be up for sale when I'm done with it for experimenting.

I explore into this brake upgrade because I'm not exactly satisfied with my brakes even it's ALL new last fall. It do stops fine but IMHO it can be better. When I changed from dodge stuff to the ford goodies, the improvement wasn't immensely.

My dad's 03 Blazer's brakes will come to stop quickly by my foot's weight alone, if stomped, some of my teeth will be stuck in the steering wheel which my ram will not. Lot of effort on the pedal for the same braking power (generally speaking ).  It'll be awesome if it'll stops almost like a car. I'm not sure if I'm expecting too much but even then, the thing *should* stops very well considering it's a truck built to haul/tow anyhow.

Arie???? (Echoes) I need the P30 rotors so I can confirm if this will work! Can't wait haha.

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2014, 06:21:13 PM »
Do you tow alot?  Seems a lot of hassle to upgrade if the extra power is not really needed.