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Old 02-13-2012, 01:48 AM
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hello all, im new here, i have a 98 ram with a 360 and 700k Km! when i got it , it had no oil pressure at idle so i changed the pump and i do now, with plans of the engine lasting 6 months, it has. now im looking at a swap, i was thinking of going to a 318 for economy, just wondering some thoughts anyone may have on it,i do have some questions though
is the power drop off drastic?
is milage diference worth it?
are the wiring harnesses diferent?
my plans are for doing a few mods such as a programmer, K&N filter, electric fans, and headers which will give it efficiency and power.
i was also considering some parts off the 360 may give me boosts as well, such as injecors, throttle body, intake or even heads (im sure keeping the 360 computer will do nothing but bad please correct me if im wrong)
if someone could please answer all or even one of these questions i would be gratefull as a bonus the 318 is $300 cheaper than the 360
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