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Old 11-10-2009, 12:03 PM
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Location: Gainesville, Fl
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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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ok so doing a rear axle swap is not impossible but it would be more expensive then doing a drum to disc upgrade. the cheapest i found the kit for is just under 800 shipped but that includes everything I need to complete it and they use the 13" rotors like the rears of the newer rams. now i need to address the minor engine issues. it has a slow leak in the ac but i located it to an o-ring so that should be easy to fix. now to my big issue!! There is a slow leak in the front main seal and it is about 4 hours to change but what in ur guys' opinion would be better? Should I (A) replace the front and rear main seals or (B) pull the engine and do a budget rebuild? any help here would be great!! its a 5.9 2001 gas engine with 185xxx on the drivetrain. The transmission is in pristine condition never towed anything and the 1 owner showed records of maintenance every 30k.
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