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Old 04-17-2011, 02:05 AM
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i have a 95 ram with a stock 318. Man this thing has been a trooper. When i got the truck 3 years ago it looked pretty rough. It had 220k miles on it then, now it has 365k miles on it. Ok, last weekend I somehow got foreign material in #8 cyl that busted the piston into 3 sections. I have no clue on how it got there but it does not matter. Since the damage it done. i have grown up around vintage dodges, and have always wanted to build a performance machine. Well looking at the motor with a busted piston I am looking at an open canvas with lots of potential. Upon doing my research looking for what would suit me and my needs (i have a truck for a reason) lol. i found a 390 stroker kit that i have decided do get. I want to keep it fuel injected. I know the stock fuel injection can handle a fair amount of hp over stock without mods. The question i have is what after market cam would you recommend. I use the truck to pull my mud truck, my boat, ect. I wanna make it pull heavy loads( not like it could not do it before) with a lotttt less effort. Currently i have a 518a trans in it out of a 91 model 1 ton van. so i believe the trans can hold up to whatever i throw at it. Also another prob i have is I can't seem to be able to find a website or brand that carries an option for cams. I wanna keep roller lifters and install roller rockers. If anyone is able to help or has any advice it would be appreciated.
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I've used Lanati Voodoo cams before and when I build another motor Lanati is where I'm get the cam from again they have hydraulic lifters, solid lifters they have flat tappet cams as well as roller cams....
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There’re cams out there for your stroker….just got to look around. You might call or email Comp Cams or Hughes Engines. Hughes only deals with mopar engines. If you’re going to stay with MFI, then you don’t want to get too radical of a cam due to you’re going to have to reprogram the pcm. Since going to a 390, you might have to do that anyway but I’m not sure. Someone else can answer that question better then me.
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i am looking for a mild or moderate rv style cam. one that is computer friendly. I am interested in the voodoo cams but i wanna keep roller lifters.
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