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Convert 1995 ram v10 coil pack connector to 1997+

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Old 03-26-2018, 11:05 AM
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Default Convert 1995 ram v10 coil pack connector to 1997+

Anyone know the wiring order to convert 1995 ram v10 coil pack connector to 1997+? I can find replacement connectors but they don't have the same color wires as the stock 1995. I couldn't find any 97+ in the local junk yards. Also, if anyone has a 1997+ and can post a couple of pictures of each coil pack connector, I should be able to figure out the wiring order from the images. I am doing both the 3 pin and the 4 pin connectors (1 for each coil pack). Thanks in advance!
 

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Old 03-26-2018, 03:44 PM
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Grab the service manual for both the 95, and the 97, and have a look at the connector pinout sections. You can get them both from here.
 
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Awesome, that worked great! Thank you!
 
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Does it run???
 
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:54 PM
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I've just ordered the connectors, I should have everything installed by the end of the week.

We are rebuilding a 1995 2500 V10 for my dad. It was my brother's truck who was killed in Iraq 10 years ago. The goal is to make it better than stock. Hopefully we can keep it a surprise and present it to my dad for Memorial Day.

Thanks for your help!
 
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If you can make that conversion work, we would GREATLY appreciate a write-up on it, for others than are going to find themselves in the same position......

Condolences on your loss, from another Vet.
 
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:20 PM
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Yeah, I will be sure to post it up once we get it figured out. DUI sent us wires and coil packs for the viper, so for those that want to upgrade to better coil packs this is a nice addition.
 
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Ooooo, not that does indeed sound interesting. Are the Viper coil packs higher output??
 
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:54 AM
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The ones from Davis Unified Ignition sure are, especially when paired with Livewires. It's somewhat difficult to find performance parts for the Ram V10, but not so for the viper. According to DUI you can gap the spark plugs quite a bit more 0.060" vs the normal 0.045", increasing both fuel economy and power. We just installed new NGK iridium plugs, but we may go back and gap them a little more once the new coils are installed to see if it makes a difference. We ran the truck on a dyno before we started, and we will do an after dyno as well once we have everything finished. I wish we could dyno it after installing each item, to see how much power each one provides.
 
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I am not sure about the 8.0 engine, but, I know the smaller gas counterparts are really hit and miss with the rare-earth plugs, some folks don't have a problem, other folks have mystery misfires that they chase, which are finally solved by changing back to copper plugs. It seems the V-8's just don't care for the expensive plugs, and are perfectly happy with the cheap coppers..... Will be interesting to see your results.
 
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