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Old 08-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MS Gulf Coast
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Vehicle: 1990 RamCharger
Color: Red
Engine: 1988-1991 318ci (5.2L) LA V8 140hp
Rep Power: 4
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Depends on what you're looking for. Low rpm power or power up top. The pre-fuel injection 318's had crap plastic-toothed timing gear, so if it hasn't been changed in a while, do it and use a steel unit. The cam is so mild in these engines, every little bit helps. Naturally, addressing choke points is essential. Even a big single exhaust will help. I'd pull the stock exhaust manifolds off, plug the air injection ports, install headers and dials ghat angle out in front of the rear wheels. An Edelbrock Performer and a small 4v carb will work wonders. Naturally, emissions issues can factor in, but to see how much can be done without really trying, read this:
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