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I'm planning a kegger mod and second fix with hughes plate, harland sharp RR, new timing set and cam change.
Operating range is generally 1800-2600 almost all the time. I do wheel the truck and more torque everywhere would be a bonus. If anyone is running a cam for towing or torque (both) post up the brand and model # or the specs.
And does anybody know the stock cam specs for a 2000 dodge ram 5.9?
I'm open to suggestions, so get back to me.
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I can't speak to how much torque this cam has YET but on paper it looks great. I have it in the 5.9 engine I have just rebuilt for my Jeep. This is the cam I am using "Competition Cams 206029 CRS262HR12 Camshaft" and the spec's are: 800-5000rpm; Adv. Dur. 262 Int./264 Exh.; Valve Lift .480 Int./.512 Exh.; Lobe Angle 112 deg.
I also added 1.65 rockers on the intake and 1.7 rockers on the exhaust for a little more lift. I'll know come springtime just what this cam is like once I get the Jeep back on the road.
You'll want to add a better exhaust and air cleaner to go with your other mods.
Fwiw the M1 goes great with just a set of rr's and a tune, been there done that and more. If you don't have an M1 don't speculate as to what it will and won't do, it needs some basic mods but not like you think.
Back on topic
I have two sets of numbers for you
I believe this is to be for the 2000 year truck
Part Description : Camshaft
Opens : -13 BTC/33 BBC
Closes : 18 ABC/-17 ATC
Duration : 205/196
Opens : 15 BTC/61 BBC
Closes : 75 ABC/18 ATC
Duration : 270/259
CamLift : .265/.265
Gross Valve Lift : .420/.420
Center Line C/L : 112/116
Rocker Arm Ratio : 1.6/1.6
Valve Lash Clearance : HYD/HYD
And for the under 97 under all I have is .410 and .410
I will see what more I have on my pc for this info.
Built, 5.9, Clocked/indexed Np241, Dana 60 diff swap. Built by me not bought!
Odessa/Clearwater offer both better than stock standard heads. (thicker castings, less prone to cracking.) and bigger valve heads (2.02 intake, 1.92? exhaust) for under a grand for the pair. The BTS replacements can be had for around 600.
To redneck ram: If I went with this cam I won't run HS 1.7s for sure as I don't have enough max lift. Kegger Mod, MAYBE I will clean it up a bit, knife edge the runner edges, bead blast and see what comes of it. I'd like to get a 40 ft lb bump...I feel the cam is the biggest issue with getting good numbers, my engine is healthy.
Now, I've done it once, reusing roller lifters...would it be ok to do so in this application? Mind you I am not revving beyond 4800 rpm ever.
less than 120K, and they've lived a very good life, I hooked one out to look at it, looks brand new.
Right now, I'm planning cam, hughes plate, kegger mod, looking to replace a few sensors, the IAT is way out of calibration, pcm says 90 degrees when the probe in the vac port says 65... IR gun confirms the same, 65 degrees right on the sensor... so that will get changed, O2 sensor, probably timing chain, though correlation is still less than 4 degrees. I don't plan to change anything else. I may do head gaskets just so I can lift the heads off to look at condition and determine whether now is the time to go for EQ heads.