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Old 04-28-2010, 10:18 AM
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I'm new.. I was just willed a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L V8 Magnum
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I've never driven one before, but for a 360 it sure doesnt have the Get down and Go/pick up power i thought it would have.. Is this normal?
I had the local mechanic take it for a ride and he said his buddy has the same engine/truck and its the same way.. It just dont seem right... with a 360 i thought I'd be able to Lay Rubber..

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Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here!

I'll let someone with a truck like yours chime in on this one
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Welcome to the site. Depends on what rear end you have. I am not able to spin my tires, but then again I don't try. I use it more for torque


Horspower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:28 AM
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The 360 only have about 250 HP to begin with. Now add 160k miles on top of that. What gears do you have in the diff?
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I'm not sure,, i'd have to look.. where's the best place to find that INFO?
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:38 AM
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There should be a small tag bolted to the diff cover with a numbeer like 3.5 or 3.9 stamped on it.
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Ok thanks, I'll look.. What will the differnce be then?
Also, what can I do to get some better gas mileage.. i got about 11.5 around town
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You cant have both. You can lean toward economy or power.
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and the 360 is known for being a gas hog i would respect that mileage your getting right now
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