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wesundead 11-19-2011 11:16 AM

Performance help/advice!
Hey, new to the forumz and i need performance help/advice on my ram!...2nd ram iv owned and wont ever own a diff truck!! I have a 1999 sport with the 5.2l 318...

I plan on riping out a 5.2l out of a 99,98,97 and put it on a stand and beef it up a little!! So if anyone has done anything to the 5.2l performance wise please let me know!!!

Thanks guys!

erm 11-19-2011 11:27 AM

You can build them but I've never tried. Seems to me the basics will still apply, i.e., cam, headwork, lifters, bigger valves, aluminum intake, etc...

I've seen some articles online with some build specifications for the 5.2L engine and several had full lists of specs for the parts + some tips on the build.

Good luck!

wesundead 11-19-2011 11:34 AM

thanks!! im tired of seeing stuff dont to the 360... id rather be diffrent and maybe faster lol

erm 11-19-2011 11:36 AM

Well, the 360 Magnum engine is a bit easier to extract performance from and is a good foundation for a nice stroker engine. But the 318 is also a good candidate. It's been treated a bit like the red headed stepchild, much like the GM 305.

wesundead 11-19-2011 11:45 AM

Lol exactly... I know the 360 is way beter for tourque but Iv read the 318 is a real light weight v8 and if done right will impress most...

erm 11-19-2011 11:49 AM

That's correct. Eddie's, SouthEast Performance, etc... have some good smallblock Mopar engine basic info on rebuilds.

wesundead 11-21-2011 09:29 AM

MADDOG another quick question... once i get the rebuild done and everything, what about my computer??? it will need tuned for the mods no?

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