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Old 01-30-2013, 09:38 PM
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Ok all reading I'm doing is saying that the 318 got a better cam and heads with bigger valves than the 360 is this true if so swaping those out could give a decent gain for very little coin. local junk yard has a few 318's in it pluss i could sale the other stock parts and might come out almost even. thanks for looking
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Magnums 318 and 360 have the same heads (same size valves). The 318 Magnum cam Is modestly better (more lift) than the 360 Mag. The biggest mistake Chrysler ever made after approving the Intake plenum gasket design is that they, year after year, mis-printed their factory service manuals. The error was in listing the 360 Magnum as having 360 LA valve sizes (slighty smaller) thus making it look like the 318 Magnum has bigger valves.

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Bet you'd be happier with a custom grind specified for a truck. I put a Frank Racing sidewinder in my hemi, and holy crap! Also some headers and a cold air intake. Perhaps planing your heads a mite and run better gas.
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While a custom grind would be cool thier is no way I could talk my wife into it she is already mad for the other two toys so if I due stuff to this I have to sell her on it first pluss at the end of the day this is a truck and I need it to hall stuff other toys/engines that's why I'm looking at 318 cams and such any free mods I can do as well ie porting stuff intake and throttle body are first on the list
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headers and port your throttle. two of the quickest HP gains I had with my 96 ram, bang for buck wise. so far.
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