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Old 07-07-2010, 08:06 PM
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my camper is 6250 GVWR and I'm sure about 7500 when loaded down with water and accessories. I just went camping and also had the truck full of wood.

The truck did pretty good but certainly didn't like any type of hill at all and topped out at about 65. Luckily this year I'll only tow 2 - 3 times and will all be local.

The truck is a 99 with the 5.9L, auto, 4 x 4, 3.55 gears. I definately want more power and will probably do like air intake, headers and exhaust over the winter.

I'll do some searches for other people who have done similar mods, hopefully i'll see some decent results and prices.

If anyone has suggestions I am certainly open to them.

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad you joined us here! Sounds like a cool truck, any pics you can share? We'd love to see it! Some nice mods you have in mind for it, should net ya' some good gains there, but plenty of knowledgeable people here to get advice and recommendations from! Lots of great people and info here, so feel free to look around and join the discussion! Any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the board!

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Hello and welcome aboard the ForumZ, Scott. Sounds to me like you're on the right track! Stick around, chat with the other members and certainly someone will chime in with some helpful advice.
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Glad you joined us Scott and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Sounds like a good start . I would recommend to do a Superchips Programmer also . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question or comment . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for any ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Welcome to the forum,
This forum is full of great looking trucks, and packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

I see Tom has already recommended a tuner. After that, if you plan to do a lot of towing, you might want to consider gears as well. The 3.55's are a bit of a disadvantage when it comes to towing.....especially if you have upgraded to larger tires.

AND - We all like pix! Got any to share?

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Welcome to the forum! Those are some good mods. I agree, add a programmer.
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