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Old 01-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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Hi !!,am not new in this big community but am a lover of my truck,i got a 1997 dodge ram 5.9 Laramie whit 150.000 miles on it!!,truck runs fine and steady but i did check the plenum issue and notice a lightly film of oil down there !!,anyways i got the income tax coming around 2000 bucks and planning of do some mods on my baby,i already have a expectre cai and flow-master , my question is : In what order should i do these : F1 Airgap intake from Hughes(this mod is going for sure),eldelbrock 65643 shorty ceramic coated headers,underdrive pulley,harmonic balancer,new water pump,autolites plugs,180* termostat,timing chain(double rollers),please i have been reading lost of threats to learn from the tops guys in this super nice forum and am ready to spend that coming money to my 5.9 baby,need advise please,thanks!!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:35 PM
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Are you spending the whole 2k on it? If so, it should get you most if not all of the parts listed, and if that's the case it wont matter what order you do them in.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:46 PM
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Yeah!!??,well i was thinking of something around 1500 cause ill have to pay a decent mechanic to do it all !!!,don't no a thing about work in trucks!!,lol sorry,do i really need the 1.7 Harlan sharp roller rockers there like 600 bucks??
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:59 PM
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Since these are not going to be do-it-yourself repairs, here is the order I'd consider:

Intake+gasket set, water pump, double roller timing chain set, distributor cap+rotor, Taylor 8mm plug wires, Autolite plugs, 180* stat+gasket, harmonic balancer (only if yours is bad or going bad), E'brock shorty headers+good header gaskets. Given that labor has to be paid out to install these parts, the headers may have to wait, given the labor rate/cost.. Check your radiator (since coolant must be drained to do this work anyway) and make sure its in good shape and not leaking - if it needs replacement, consider the all-aluminum replacement CSF 2969, as noted in this link:

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-...-radiator.html

Given the mileage noted, is your transmission, front suspension and rear axle in good shape? If not, may need some funds to get them up-to-snuff, too.

Lastly, is this a 4x4 truck?

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Old 01-05-2014, 09:45 PM
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Nope atomic it is a 2wd and??,how about the famous 1.7 Harland sharp ratio roller rockers??,and the transmission shift perfect so far so good!!,i know cause of the learning here that i should do gears but my main consent know is ones i open that engine spend the money inside and around so when i close it no need to go back.what do u think??
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:52 PM
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Any roller rocker is a good upgrade, getting rid of any parasitic drag helps. The 1.7 are a bonus because of the ratio change. More like $300-$350 for a set.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:19 PM
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Ok so finally am going to go whit F1 airgap intake around $600,1.7 Harland roller rockers $360,timing chain (doble roller),edelbrock ceramic coated shorty headers $500 ,denso or delphi water pump $100 ,timing chain(doble roller)$60,and i guest that it!!,rest of the money belongs to the mecanic!!,what u guys think??,missing something???
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:22 PM
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Wideband 02 should be in that list $200-$500, new lifters $120, Mopar performance pcm or SCT tuner $300-$500.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:34 PM
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Yeah merc SCT is definitive is going to come after that for sure and the PCM upgrade to but for now i think is going to be a good gain for performance to my truck,also ill have to check cause i think that the throttle body is already a 52 mm,so......
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:21 PM
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Labor to get all that is going to be more than $500 I'm thinking. Labor is $80/hr around here. It cost me about $100 just to get a muffler installed. (First and last time I will pay a shop if I can avoid it). Obviously a mechanic is quicker than me, but when I did my plenum it was like a 4-5 hr job iirc, and this would be comparable to the air gap install.
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