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Old 08-04-2017, 04:51 PM
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As the title states I'm not exactly "new" but never introduced myself. I own many Rams but since I'm in the 2nd gen I will only talk about my second gen. I own a 2001 Ram 2500 mut. What does he mean by mut, you may ask? Well here is the story. I bought the truck for $500. It's a factory 24V quad cab 6ft bed. He swapped a 12V but gave me the factory 24V. He took the 2500 axles for his other Cummins, along with the cab. He started using it as parts then decided he wanted to see it on the road so he put 1500 axles under it along with a 96 can with a 96 dash. When I bought it, it needed a bed (was rusted bad) passenger fender, hood, rear bumper (rusted), and front bumper. I own my own off road shop and this truck is going to SEMA. Since I had this truck I swapped a 650hp naturally aspired 360 in it until I build my 6.4L Hemi to put in it. I have to find a 60/80 axles for it along with a 2001 cab. I am putting a 4th gen bumper on it with factory 4th gen tow hooks until I design/build my front and rear bumpers. It is sounded on some parts like Warn sponsored the winch. That's my story on it. I plan on making it a 2nd gen Power Wagon. Any suggestions on getting more flex out of it without raising the height to much feel free to post them. I am designing the lift kit to have at least 5' of flex front and rear without raising the center of gravity like I did to my 3rd gen pw. But my 68 Charger is talking my time lol. Well there is my story and thanks for reading lol
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:00 PM
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What is the oil pressure you guys get while running synthetic in the 360. According to the FSM I'm in the sure but just seems low. At idle cold it's below 40 when warmed up it's maybe 8 or 10. Cruising at about 2500rpms it's a little above 40
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:07 PM
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Idle pressure sounds low. Have you verified that with a mechanical gauge?

If you want that much flex, you are going to have to lift it. Single long-arms, with a ball pivot on the frame end?
 
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Hi all I am doing a Cummins / 47re swap and looking at using a stand alone transmission controller that only needs power and a VSS signal that's where I get stuck as the service books state no dodge runs a VSS signal after 1998 and relies on the rear axle sensor mounted on the top of the diff that runs through the pcm. Will this sensor on the diff still produce a VSS signal
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:27 PM
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Hi all I am doing a Cummins / 47re swap and looking at using a stand alone transmission controller that only needs power and a VSS signal that's where I get stuck as the service books state no dodge runs a VSS signal after 1998 and relies on the rear axle sensor mounted on the top of the diff that runs through the pcm. Will this sensor on the diff still produce a VSS signal
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There is still a trans output speed sensor, I don't know what signal it generates though. You should really start your own thread for that swap.

Start a new thread for your swap, and let us know what trans controller you are considering.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:01 PM
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Idle pressure sounds low. Have you verified that with a mechanical gauge?

If you want that much flex, you are going to have to lift it. Single long-arms, with a ball pivot on the frame end?
Yes no when I ran regular oil it was higher. FSM says it should make at least 6 at idle. Now I was thinking a triangled 4 link with heim joints?
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:21 PM
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How many miles on that motor?? Get any lifter noise at idle?

Will Heim Joints give you enough rotation if you get crossed up?
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:27 PM
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How many miles on that motor?? Get any lifter noise at idle?

Will Heim Joints give you enough rotation if you get crossed up?
Brand new as I rebuilt it to have horsepower so less than 200 miles. No lifter noise. You got a point there
 
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That's way to low for a brand new motor. Something ain't quite right there. I have a minimum of 25 PSI at idle hot, on a motor with over 200K on it......
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:53 PM
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That's way to low for a brand new motor. Something ain't quite right there. I have a minimum of 25 PSI at idle hot, on a motor with over 200K on it......
I don't know what it could be then. Everything is brand new plus I can rebuild these in my sleep
 
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