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If I was going to build a motor for a truck I think I'd look for a cheap big block. An old 383 should still be cheap, at least compared to a 440. There were a few truck 383's with four bolt mains. A forged crank and you can slap almost any heads on it. The best power for a truck imho is low end grunt and lots of it. You could do this fairly cheap if you're resourceful. You'd lose the fuel injection unless you paid for a custom system. I think you'd be about the same mpg wise, but have alot more power in reserve.
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got 188,900 on mine. burns some oil but runs strong!!
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Sold my '98 2wd ext cab with 175k after I blew the transmission.Have a '99 4x4 Quad Cab now.Sitting at 260,000 mi and runs great.5.2 Magnum with a NV3500 5spd 3:55 Open diffs.Everything's stock except the addition of a HO Coil and 8mm wires.Averages 20mpg hwy and 13 city.I've owned vehicles with 318 v8 in them,about 12 different trucks and 2 cars,and just as an FYI for the guy that claims you cant get over 300hp on a 318 without strokin it,I've built three now over the years. 275hp,325hp,and 300hp respectively and only one of them was bored over stock at .30 over.If you match your valvetrain,intake and exhaust systems and put some thought into what you're doing 300 + hp is very do-able in a 318 for well under a 1,000.00 .With a tuned ECM you can even keep your stock Injection too.Just my two cents worth...
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My truck sees the road often. 206,000 and going strong
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^ I bought my truck from my cousin who bored the 5.2 out and put a cam in it with some head work and it has some balls to her now plus the short ram intake I put on, next thing I'm going to do is going too get headers anyone know where I can find some black ceramics?
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ive got a 1995 slt reg cab long box with the 5.2 this is my second ram and wont be the last either.ive got 320 000 kms and runing strong.semi sythetic mobile one high mileage oil with fram fliter.dual exhuast not kats red devil mufflers.stock tire size in winter and im getting around 18 mpg and 20 in the summer with 18 265 60.90% hwy driving.treat these trucks good and they dont die....
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All you guys with high mileage, it would be cool if you could post what parts you have had to replace and if you are still on your original transmission and rear end. Also, at approximately what mileage you had to replace those parts.
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About to roll on 209k miles. Doesn't use one drop of oil or smoke. And I'm not very nice to it.

Recently put a new pinion bearing, seal, and crush sleeve of course.
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Uhhh, I guess I don't qualify for this as I have 59678 miles on my 1997 Laramie...Sorry
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with the rams ive had with high miles i have been lucky to not replace any major parts,reg oil and fliud changes help im sure and keeping up the small stuff with the 318 have kept them running great for me.i also dont drive hard alot tow very little and keep it clean as winter roads here are nasty on a truck.
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