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Old 09-22-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by rippyrip View Post
Well, let me ask this a different way.

Does anyone have any experience with the mopar crate engines such as the 440 stroker, the 392 and 426 hemis? preferably in EFI, and preferably in a dodge ram, real world power, torque, towing, and fuel mileage?

I gave serious thought to a cummins. I even borrowed a friends truck who is a hardcore Cummins guy, has the 1998 12v built up to around 550 horse. I liked it, it just wasn't for me.

I've also looked at Legacy. However I don't want to spend $150,000 to have a truck built and still not be exactly what I want.
You will need custom mounts right off to put a hemi in the frame you are talking about, but not a big deal. Do you intend to carb the engine or stay with EFI? A stroked hemi tuned properly for your combo/intended use, lotsa power and torque, with a decent set of gears towing will be awesome. This "fuel mileage" you speak of, kiss that goodbye.

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