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Old 10-04-2013, 05:42 AM
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currenly i have a dodge ram single cab with the 5.9, im buying a 2000 dodge durango with the 5.9, it has 117k ilkes and buying it for 3500. its all stock and maintained by older adults . Ive modded my truck some but getting ready to sell being a single cab and growing family . i know im i wanna swap my fastman and 1.7 hs . my truck has the airgap but i think it would be a serious pita to swap them both . so im selling my truck with the longtube headers and the airgap .

also i will be setting my sct back to stock on my truck and sending it into sean to write tunes for the durango. will i see some decent gains with the sct,fastman,1.7 hs ? i dont plan on modding the durango as much as i did my truck as itsd gonna be my family vehical. but i test drove it it seemed to havwe more get up than my truck !

it was s quite and nice though i liked it and loking forward to being on the durango board !














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Old 10-04-2013, 07:25 AM
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Welcome aboard! I too went from an 01 Ram to an 02 Durango due to a growing family. Good luck with your sell!

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Looks really nice!
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By the way where in Pittsburgh are you? I'm from Mendon (between West Newton and Smithton).
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im from wexford lol i like that colar adurango. luckly i found the same color as my ram
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i have a question anyone here do gears i know on y build sheet it says 3.55 . thatas a terrible gear on a ram. also was looking at the airgap . i did it on the ram wondering if it would be worth it to do on the durango as well .

also any sct owners ? i noticed stock it already has ***** from being lighter and having 50k less miles less lol
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i have a question anyone here do gears i know on y build sheet it says 3.55 . thatas a terrible gear on a ram. also was looking at the airgap . i did it on the ram wondering if it would be worth it to do on the durango as well .

also any sct owners ? i noticed stock it already has ***** from being lighter and having 50k less miles less lol

For everyday grocery getting, ect. the 3.55 gearing is OK but, if you plan on doing any kind of towing the 3.92 gearing is much better.

As for the other stuff i can't help ya as i felt my truck was fine for me stock so i never bothered.
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im from wexford lol i like that colar adurango. luckly i found the same color as my ram
Ok, so your up on the north side of the city. I never went up there much other than to visit cousins that used to live near ross park.


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i have a question anyone here do gears i know on y build sheet it says 3.55 . thatas a terrible gear on a ram. also was looking at the airgap . i did it on the ram wondering if it would be worth it to do on the durango as well .

also any sct owners ? i noticed stock it already has ***** from being lighter and having 50k less miles less lol
I have 3.55 gears in mine, and it's alright for general everyday use. I still get decent mpg (about 13 avg around town and anywhere from 16-19 on the highway depending on conditions.) I do still tow stuff with mine, but nothing that heavy.
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Looks nice but Odds are you're going to need to throw another $1k into the front end.

I think modding (power) the durango is kinda pointless.. but each to their own. Nice thing is you be able to swap in the AWD TC out of an R/T.
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Looks nice but Odds are you're going to need to throw another $1k into the front end.

Why a grand? Unless the control arms are actually damaged all you need to do is replace the bushings (~$100 for polyurethane ones), ball joints (~$200 for good ones), and tie rod ends (~$50), and you've got an as good as new front suspension.
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Bushings, tie rods, ball joints both upper and lower (check if recall was performed), shocks, alignment, check brake rotors and pads (odds are they been shaved twice). Check CV half shafts - if boots torn then replace the whole unit (I would as unknown length of torn and what or how much Crap has been kicked up inside the unit). Also drain/fill the TC as that's often over looked

It adds up. I spent $1,500 on mine using quality parts.

His truck is at 117k miles so he's right there past that "100k life of parts".
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Didn't you pay someone to do it?
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I did. But in my spreadsheets I split the costs of labor from material. I don't count labor into my figures because labor is a personal choice (I can do it or pay someone else. I choose to spend my money paying someone else)
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changing my rockers

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I think modding (power) the durango is kinda pointless.. but each to their own. Nice thing is you be able to swap in the AWD TC out of an R/T.
Why(I guess you did say each ones preference)? With a little work you can make one of these take down a brand new one, they are a total sleeper. Also why wouldn't you go for a nv244 tc? That will have 2wd, awd, 4hi, 4lo so you have all the benefits. All the r/ts I've seen are awd, 4hi, 4lo. I have the older non electronic nv242 and love having the option of 2wd or awd. I hardly use 4hi, at that point I usually need 4lo.
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Myself personally I rather have AWD over anything. My truck is just for road trips and rain/snow. I guess for someone who wants to do burn outs or worries about mpg could wish for 2wd option. But neither of those bother me.

Performance.. You won't get much power. If you can get new truck power out of your durango for $2,500 I'll be impressed. This is coming from driving a 2012 ram hemi for the last 7 months. A Nissan Titan prior to that. 07 Silverado LT...

After owning a 5.9 ram. 5.2 Ram. And my current bad weather 4.7 durango.
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well ive seriously been enjoying this truck I bouht it for 3500 and put abot 2 k into with bilstein shocks and exhaust and paying someone to install the airgap . shes becoming a beast got some new vids


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It sounds really good, but I think it would probably drone too much while cruising for me.
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Very nice, I think some power upgrades are in my future. How much did the hs 1.7s add?
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That flow aster sounds like ****. Way too poppy. And your truck is slow which is odd.. Wonder if the two are in relation.
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