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Old 04-21-2009, 05:34 AM
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As the title says, its great to be here. I currently own a '98 Ram 1500 Sport with about 115k on the odo. I am the second owner and have had it since '02. I joined this forum to find out things that I can do to improve the performance and mileage of "Big Blue". She has the 318, auto, and 2WD, but she is a great truck. I look forward to reading the boards and finding out what others have done to thier trucks.

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Old 04-21-2009, 04:07 PM
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Yeah...in those 7 years we have been through a lot! The most devastating thing was when the rear end detonated on us coming home from taking my daughter to college. My buddy is dodge mech and he said I was lucky to drive it home. When he opened the pumpkin, shrapnel started hitting the floor. That was about 2K for that fix, but the rear end is bullet proof now.

Im curious what everyone is running for plugs. I have bosch platinum +4s in right now, but its time for a tune up. I was thinking about NGKs or maybe the original Champs. Any thoughts? Probably time to replace that accessory belt again. I go through those every two years or so. Oh, and gotta get a new fog lamp bulb...

Also, I was wondering what kind of exhaust set ups are being used. I had the cat replaced a few years back and i think it may be restricting too much. I had been getting 16-17 mpgs, but now its 14-15. Just wondering on others experiences.

Ill try and post pics of "Big Blue" later.
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Welcome to the forum! I think the original champions would be a good bet. great plugs, cheaper than the NGK's or Bosch platinums.

I run a Magnaflow system on my 318. Sounds great, flows great but I don't bother checking the mileage...I figure it's a truck and that's not what I bought it for. LOL

Do you have a cold air intake on the truck? If not, since you can move more air out with a catback exhaust, more air in would help a lot on performance and engine efficiency.
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