im a dodge newbie. i was usually a ford ranger fanatic. ive been looking into getting a new truck and keep eyeing up the 1994-2001 Ram. i love the body style and im liking the solid front axle. any help on which year has the best ease in lifting it, power reliability and should i find a 360 or 318. im looking to run 35's and some playing in the mud on the weekends and driving to work during the week
the 318 isn't a bad engine (I have one with just an intake and exhaust - works fine on mid range octane gas) but if you can find the 360, go for that one. Nothing wrong with a bit more HP and torque in a truck!