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Just wanna see whos all runnin those high mileage rams out there, i like to see who keeps on keepin on in there rams.

Tell us watchya got dont have to be a 318, what oil your usin and what style or cab, options, and that sorts of stuff.

I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT quad cab 4x4 with a 318, 46re, and limited slip rear diff. with 264,000 miles!! WOOO!!! I use royal purple full synthetic with the k&n oil filter. I did the TB mod and slapped on a flowmaster. no problems besides resent wheel bearing sqeals from all the winter potholes on the michigan roads.

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I got a lot of driving to do. I've had to keep my vehicles under a specific mileage for job reasons. Now I have no excuse to let the miles roll.
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I got a lot of driving to do. I've had to keep my vehicles under a specific mileage for job reasons. Now I have no excuse to let the miles roll.
well thats a bummer driving is probably the only one of the two things i like to do

im 18 now, when i got my first vehicle wich was a chevy, my grandpa gave it to me for something to drive. a 1997 chevy ext cab 1500 2wd 5spd v6. that thing was the general lee of chevy's i put 40,000 miles on it in my first year of driving with my license.
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I have a 99 1500 extended cab thats currently at 199,282. My dad gave me this truck 2 years ago when I turned 17 and Ive put about 40k on it pretty quick.
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My Magnum 5.2L/318cid just turned a mild 111,760 miles.

- High flow CAT
- High flow exhaust
- TB grind mod (only opposite sides of the IAC)
- Performance tranny cooler
- Heavy Duty water pump
- Bendix performance calipers, pads, and hoses
- BFGoodrich Commercial T/A's Load E
- RoadMaster Active Suspension Kit
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- Performance coil

I'm a big believer in the TB grind mod. It has given 1.84 miles more per gallon or 48 miles more per tank full. I've only ground down the two TB barrels opposite of the IAC. Sort of like 1/2 moon barrel inlets. Some had reported that yes, more power and more MPG, but the noise of rushing air at idle is somewhat annoying. Doing only half the diameter has given power and MPG without the noise rushing sound of air.
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i got a 96 318 with 290 000 on it and next year im pullin it out and redoing it and would like 300 to 350 hp any ideas
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What kind of mpg are you getting,i have just bought a 2001 ram with 5.2 engine and fuel milage sucks! Do you know of any tricks...Thanks littlejoe67
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Mileage is always going to be horrible. Brand new these trucks only expected 13mpg city I believe. I am about to do a motor swap to a 5.9 360. 25 more hp and 40 more ft./lbs of torque with nearly the exact same gas mileage.
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i got a 96 318 with 290 000 on it and next year im pullin it out and redoing it and would like 300 to 350 hp any ideas
The only way to go is a 360. 5.2's are one of the smallest v8's dodge has come out with. You could get it bored and stroked to a 390 which would give you a real nice increase but your looking at an average of $3,000-$4,000 for the total cost. Thats probably the only way you would get near the horses you want with a 5.2L.
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Id have to agree with Nando, prolly have to get the 5.2 bored and go with even some heads to get those kinda numbers. id say an awesome top end kit would do the trick with that.

But for gas mileage i was getting 16 average in the fall then winter came around and was getting about 11. after the bitter cold started going away it started going back up. im back to about what it was at 14....i can get 16 driving it like im not even sitting in the driver seat, wich means no jack rabbit starts and barelly taking it over 2000 rpm's and driving 70 on the highway short distances.

But im pretty impressed with this trucks highway mileage. Since i did the TB mod and put an open face air cleaner on it gets a little over 20 mpg on the highway say like mine from toledo to lancing and back.
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