DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-06-2010, 05:52 PM
carnage's Avatar
carnage carnage is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: 1500
Color: Red/Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carnage is on a distinguished road
Default 408 Stroker ???

I have a huge project I want to start in a few months, I currently have a 2001 dodge ram 5.9l 2wd 1500. I want to stroke out the 360 to a 408, I know the top end of these motors like the back of my hand I just never dug too deep into a 360. Has anyone stroked out their 360? Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:22 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I looked really hard at a 408 stroker for my '99. Even found a builder for it and talked with him at length about getting one.

Then I traded it in for my '07.

I say do it!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:23 PM
ScatPak07's Avatar
ScatPak07 ScatPak07 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Age: 26
Posts: 6,008
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 & 2012 Dodge Rams
Trim Level: Sport & Power Wagon
Color: '07 - Brilliant Black, '12- Grey and Black Lower
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 9
Rep:970
ScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to beholdScatPak07 is a splendid one to behold
Default

I agree with Maddog! Do it hahah!!! That would make for a really bad ass truck!
__________________
Scat Pak SS/T Edition 2007 Ram 5.7L HEMI A.K.A BLACK HORNET
Performance- DS Predator w/91oct Tune, Gibson CB, BFI CAI, E-Cutout, Jet Stream Scoop, 180 Tstat, Optima Yellow Top.
Suspension-12"Lift, 6" Fabtech Lift w/ Steering Stabilizers & Dirt Logic Shocks, Bilstein 5100s, Oasis Ram Head Diff Cover, 3" PA Body Lift, SSBC Big Brake Kit
Interior- Custom Gauge Face, 3 Auto Meter Gauge A-Pillar, 2 Tone Seats, 12" Kicker L7, Focal K2 Components, Dodge Door Sills, Recon LED Map & Dome lights
Exterior- 20" Moto Metal 951, 40" BFG KM2s, N-Fab W2W Black Side Steps, Recon Black Headlights & Tails+3rd Brake Light & Light Bar, Hella 500s, T-Rex X-Metal Black 1pc Grille, Tints All Around, Painted Bushwacker Pocket Flares & Door Handles & Mirrors, LoRider Tonneau Cover, Hornblasters Train Horns, Iron Bull Bumper w/PIAA Fog & Driving Lights
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:23 PM
City Slicker City Slicker is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 11,861
Gender: Male
Rep Power: 13
Rep:1625
City Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant futureCity Slicker has a brilliant future
Default

That would be pretty BA
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:24 PM
rustyolred's Avatar
rustyolred rustyolred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denton, NC
Age: 39
Posts: 169
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Ram 1500 ext cab 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:20
rustyolred is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to rustyolred
Default

I would do it if funds were present.


Rusty
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-06-2010, 09:28 PM
CdnoilRAM's Avatar
CdnoilRAM CdnoilRAM is online now
I push the skinny pedal


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 17,146
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Blown 349 Hemi
Trim Level: Sport - Modified
Color: Brilliant Black/Snake Skin Green
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 20
Rep:3269
CdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have to agree with the 'Bad Ass' group. As for stroking out the motor, forged is your friend, and if you can get ahold of cryo'd pieces, even better, they hold up under the strain so much better and with more reliability. A big failure point would be the head gasket depending on what compression pistons you go with, so a set of head studs is an absolute must. As for the block, not much to say, bore it (I'd cryo it as well for good measure, but that's me) and use good grade hardware to put it together, somethings should not be done on the cheap, IMHO.
__________________
Sponsored by Bully's Performance
Green Mamba '09 Ram 1500 QCRB 4x4 Sport - dropped, blown, and bottle fed
Kurtis
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-06-2010, 10:43 PM
TLars's Avatar
TLars TLars is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: East Valley - Arizona
Posts: 104
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Ram 2500 4wd
Trim Level: Sport
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
TLars is on a distinguished road
Default

Maybe not the right post/thread for it, but I'm not one to have the patience nor the tools to take on a major engine project like this. I'd like to find a BA 360 that's been built to handle almost anything, but not something that's going to cost me a 2nd mortgage. Suggestions welcomed!
__________________
Mods: Superchips; Spectre CAI; Magnaflow duals; 180* thermostat
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2010, 09:37 AM
carnage's Avatar
carnage carnage is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: 1500
Color: Red/Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carnage is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the input, I am a college student I have done a bunch of work on my brother's 02 with a 5.9l, we took apart the top of his block (i.e. heads, intake manifold, pulley system) the only thing wuz we had somebody to put in his cam. Needless to say I was sittin under his hood for hours on end so im pretty familiar with these motors. My plan is to pick up a block from a junkyard (kinda iffy), order the stroker kit(internally balanced or externally?), take the block to a machine shop get it bored out(know who will do it), get misc parts (oil pump, overhaul gasket set, etc.) heads(probably r/t), intake manifold(any ideas?), cold air intake set, B&G pcm flash, any thing else help me out. thanks.

By the way my bros 02 dodge is pushing just below 400hp and about 430+ft lb of torque...badass ride!!!

Last edited by carnage; 04-07-2010 at 09:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2010, 10:06 AM
rustyolred's Avatar
rustyolred rustyolred is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Denton, NC
Age: 39
Posts: 169
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Ram 1500 ext cab 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:20
rustyolred is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to rustyolred
Default

Will the factory "computer" work with the 408? What will have to be done to it to work?


Rusty
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-07-2010, 10:07 AM
carnage's Avatar
carnage carnage is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 59
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: 1500
Color: Red/Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carnage is on a distinguished road
Default

I already have the cam, pushrods, valve springs, lifters, and roller rocker arms in mind so thats taken care of. This will be a long project due to my source of funds so I will keep the motor running in my truck until the 408 is complete. Any help on how to keep the block from rusting over a period?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
360, 408, stroker

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:23 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum