Well, it's happening, my Ram is starting to show her age. She's getting tired, and in need of some attention. So after some thought and price checking of new/newer trucks, I've decided to keep my Ram and do some upgrades.
A brief history, 167,000 + miles on the clock, 99.9% bone stocker, CAI is the only upgrade/mod to date, other than that it's been just standard maintenance and repairs.
What I plan on doing is an extensive "going over" of the Ram, compiling a detailed list of repair Needs and Wants as well as Mods.
I've been trying to educate myself on this as well as a few other sites and reading. I am by NO means a mechanic, and as much as I'd like to just dive into this, i need to pace myself, between the learning curve and funding it's somewhat of a long term project.
Now, as I am in the midst of compiling this info, I want to start gathering parts for a turnkey engine to drop in, hopfully I am able to get engine together completey prior to any drastic problems with existing motor. She's just getting tired, no real issues at the moment, but I understand it wont last forever.
Now, enough of all that, I am asking for assistance, I would appreciate input on how you guys figure I should tackle this, and I've started a list of mods/upgrades to have done. Feedback please.
Mopar reman 5.2L Longblock http://www.moparmotor.com/product/R2852480.html
Harland Sharp 1.7 Roller Rockers
Shorty Headers (Undecided on MFG)
Possibly Elect Fans
Torn between a Hughes intake or a modified stocker
Fastman 50mm Throtle Body
Keep OEM Heads or upgrade?
4.11 or 4.56 R&P
and of coarse, the obligitory Fuzzy Dice and stickers