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Old 05-07-2013, 02:23 PM
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Default 81 w150 power ram "The Duke"

hey i have million threads going right now so i decided to just ask every question and share everything on here plus i made mistake on calling it a d150 and its buggin me so i made this thread here the other thread so i dont loose the questions i asked earlier

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen-...answers-8.html

anways im uploading a video i took the day i picked it up with the exhaust it had on it it was like stock sized exhaust 20" mufflers and out the back and i swear there was a exhaust leak just didnt sound good nor like a big block so i got true dual thrush exhaust dumped before rear axle and it sounds amazing.. but video doesnt do the justice but i will make a better video when i get truck back from the shop!

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Old 05-07-2013, 02:25 PM
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lol This is what I did for my 76.


I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but what size pipe did you use? 2.5?
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:26 PM
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we used same pipe that was on it to the muffler im pretty possitive it was a 2.5 it didnt look like 3 and 2.25 is itty bity so im sure its 2.5
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:28 PM
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2.5 true duals are good. That's what I'm running and it flows pretty well.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:50 PM
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yea they are good sound.

okay i got 2 questions hopefull someone will know.
first off since im doing everything myself what an easy power gainer for a begginer to add and to help learn. like new carb or something?

also i would like to get some lockers for my truck what ones would you guys recommend? and also if im doing lockers should i change gear ratio while im down there taking everything apart or? (i dont know how to install them but i have a friend who knows how and im sure youtube will have a video somewhere)
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
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Not much to do on a 400 without really working it over.
Try tuning it better, adjusting the primary metering screw and what not.

I had found these videos a short while back:
That's part one, there is a bunch and they are long, but I think they can be helpful for you.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
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vid time.

this is the morning after i got it so motor was cold also sounded alot nicer but only sounded like that when it was cold. (couldnt rev it cause i had the cap off the radiator trying to see if it was a air bubble causeing the overflow to boil over)

http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tur...e6987.mp4.html

this is the quick little video clip i made for my bro to make him come over but ill make a better one today or tomorow. more detail and find a good sounding clip and a few revs

http://s177.photobucket.com/user/tur...71e82.mp4.html
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Hey, your videos didn't work.
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Hey, your videos didn't work.
yea trying to figure out how to get them on here :S not working i can only get a website link to photobucket not a instant video link like what you had
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yea trying to figure out how to get them on here :S not working i can only get a website link to photobucket not a instant video link like what you had
Dunno. Just link 'em.
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It is quite thr process to hot link a video. But link them with thr URL and we can view them unless the host has a password and login needed to view them.
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okay ill work on getting better video and just upload it onto youtube. make life easy.
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im also interested in getting new cam hoping to get some more power and a nice lopy idle i found lots of different cams for the 400 on summit racing i narrowed them down to what id use them for. theres 2 that poped up for 4x4ing.

first one is a CompCam hi-tech 3045-8 made for "mud racing" says works best with 4500 converter and 390+ bigblock. $192 for cam and lifters
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca-10-610-5

next one is a Summit Racing cam/lifters SUM-K6400 for off road 4x4 it says and it also says it works with stock stall converter and dont need anything really. and its $114
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/su...iew/make/dodge

there is also "street/strip" ones aswell that may work for me. im looking for a nice lopy idle + performance but not something over kill that will affect my offroading. i do go mudding every now and then and enjoy it more but i seem to always do more trail riding and adventures (i ride with jeeps)

let me know what you guys would reccomend
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A "loppy" idle will give you problems when going slow when control is necessary. Street\strip type cams are not at all useful on an offroad toy unless it is a mud truck.

Just get a good RV type cam that will give you more low-end power where you need it.
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A "loppy" idle will give you problems when going slow when control is necessary. Street\strip type cams are not at all useful on an offroad toy unless it is a mud truck.

Just get a good RV type cam that will give you more low-end power where you need it.
okay so probably the cam made for "4x4 offroad" would probaly be the best one its also cheaper too.

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As far as lockers - what rear differential do you have?

You can install "lunch box" lockers which are the easiest and the cheapest. They can be installed, normally, without having to remove the carrier.

A better solution is a selectable locker but they require the carrier to be reshimed and the pinion depth set. Not a terribly hard job but special tools are required and patience.
and i honestly dont know what i have i read that its a dana 44 and im assuming it has the stock gears that are like 3.55 or something? im wanting to lift the truck some time and get 33's or 35s so id have to change gear ratio. and i dont like the one wheel peel busness and where do i find these "lunch box" lockers

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33's should use 4.10, 35's should use 4.56, unless you need more power, then move up to 4.56, 4.88.
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4:56 for 35's is a very good gear ratio.

If you are going to 35's you really need to step up to Dana 60's. The stock 1/2 axles D44 front and probably 9.25 rear axle are not going to hold up well with the additional weight from the 35's and the brakes will suck!

You will also have problems finding carriers for larger gears for the 9.25 rear axle if that is what you have.

Besides, by the time you buy new gears, bearings, install kits and carriers or lockers you would have been better off finding a set of D60's with 4.10's in them.

Lunch box lockers are like Lock Rites, spartan lockers etc. You can find them at Randy's Ring and Pinion or most other good online supply houses.
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33's should use 4.10, 35's should use 4.56, unless you need more power, then move up to 4.56, 4.88.

more power more fun! what if i ran 4.88 on 33's what would happen lol
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4:56 for 35's is a very good gear ratio.

If you are going to 35's you really need to step up to Dana 60's. The stock 1/2 axles D44 front and probably 9.25 rear axle are not going to hold up well with the additional weight from the 35's and the brakes will suck!

You will also have problems finding carriers for larger gears for the 9.25 rear axle if that is what you have.

Besides, by the time you buy new gears, bearings, install kits and carriers or lockers you would have been better off finding a set of D60's with 4.10's in them.

Lunch box lockers are like Lock Rites, spartan lockers etc. You can find them at Randy's Ring and Pinion or most other good online supply houses.
Almost all D60's would already have 3.55's more likely. And there are plenty of guys running the D44/9.25 combo with 4.88's and 35's. The 9.25 is actually a good axle when freshened up. It's just better to have a D60 as parts are a little easier to find.
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more power more fun! what if i ran 4.88 on 33's what would happen lol
Your RPMS would be too high. lol
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4:56 for 35's is a very good gear ratio.

If you are going to 35's you really need to step up to Dana 60's. The stock 1/2 axles D44 front and probably 9.25 rear axle are not going to hold up well with the additional weight from the 35's and the brakes will suck!

You will also have problems finding carriers for larger gears for the 9.25 rear axle if that is what you have.

Besides, by the time you buy new gears, bearings, install kits and carriers or lockers you would have been better off finding a set of D60's with 4.10's in them.

Lunch box lockers are like Lock Rites, spartan lockers etc. You can find them at Randy's Ring and Pinion or most other good online supply houses.

okay so what vehicles would roughly have the dana 60's that i could swap over. since i have a set of 33's pretty much new and could easily last a year or so. should i just find a lunch box and leave the gears for now and then when tires wear out go find a dana 60 and get some 35's? and if i threw a lift on it would i still be able to swap axles without replaceing the lift?
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