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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t9-5.2 View Post
    My wife was concerned that we would break down on the trip but as the miles racked up, she became more comfortable that there wouldn't be any problems. The truck is very well maintained and has less than 80k on it, but it is 19 years old. I'm undecided if I should, as a preventative measure, replace the cam and crank sensors. Otherwise I have no concerns taking it on the road.
    Part of the reason for the mileage I am getting, is from still running the OE 3.55's. I have been working on the wife to go along with the purchase of a Gear Vendors overdrive unit to be able to split some gears and have a double overdrive like most modern transmissions. Then I could install the 4.10's I have been sitting on.
    I actually carry a spare cam sensor in my ’96 as it is the one thing other than coil that has ever let me down while out on the road.The cam sensors have never let me down.
    It’s like the crank sensor is the modern version of a balast resistor...

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    Tested out my fresh 255/55/17 Federal SS-595 , wow they hook really good, Like best tires I have had on this truck in 15 years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daninsac View Post
    Tested out my fresh 255/55/17 Federal SS-595 , wow they hook really good, Like best tires I have had on this truck in 15 years!
    Not a bad tire for the price, and they are now less than $90.00 each, with free shipping from Ebay.

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    Well, it's not what I did to IT today.. but more of what I have ordered in the last few weeks?

    Paid for the 408 Stealth from PIE and went with a few optional parts:
    - camshaft 236 / 242 .565 / .565 110
    - Indy intake drilled for EFI and PIE's adapter for the fuel hookup
    - Larger throttle body
    - Little CNC work on the heads
    - Upgraded ignition and coil parts

    Ordered:
    -Spintech mids from Hi-PoTek
    -Vacuum Canister from Summit
    -DJM Shocks from Summit
    -Traction bars from Summit (Torn as to the benefit gained from a ladder bar system or from caltracs - not sure what is best and these were el-cheapo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2krtaf View Post
    I actually carry a spare cam sensor in my ’96 as it is the one thing other than coil that has ever let me down while out on the road.The cam sensors have never let me down.
    It’s like the crank sensor is the modern version of a balast resistor...
    Could you clarify? Did you intend to say you carry a spare crank sensor?

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    Hooked up trans brake button
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t9-5.2 View Post
    Could you clarify? Did you intend to say you carry a spare crank sensor?

    Thanks,
    No I DO carry an extra one!

    Once the Mopar not made in china ones were’nt available any more,the reliability of the after market ones have been less than stellar...

    The last one I bought from Wells has been pretty solid thus far,but I still keep one and the allen socket setup and cheap ratchet in the console just for piece of mind.

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    I put some Mickey Thompson ET Street SS 305/45/17 on the back rims

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    Ordered Hemi motor mounts from Schumacher

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    I took out my passenger seat my console my spare tire and took off my tailgate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red tide View Post
    I took out my passenger seat my console my spare tire and took off my tailgate
    Um....why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dakotas View Post
    Ordered Hemi motor mounts from Schumacher
    If you need an oil pan and pickup, might want to order those sooner than later. Spent 3 months waiting on a pickup from milodon... then finally just made it myself out of two factory units.

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    The answer should be obvious trying to shave a 10th or so

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    Put the tailgate back on, it does two things, adds weight over the rear suspension, makes for better aerodynamics when up.
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    I will give it a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by slammedR/T View Post
    Put the tailgate back on, it does two things, adds weight over the rear suspension, makes for better aerodynamics when up.
    Not to mention the spare tire.....
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    Got it detailed. Then drove like crazy to get home before the monsoon rains hit Phoenix. Put the wife’s lexus outside , put my truck inside the garage .

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    Got offered $10,000 for it.

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    For a few months i have some troubles with my optima battery today i bought a ac delco 27a . my optima only had 300 cranking power but no voltage loss but i had check engine light for a few months . the moment i drive away from the battery shop and stop for a stoplight my truck dies and i need to start it again everytime and blip the throttle . i think the pcm needs to relearn . but the check engine light is gone now but then again my radio still doesn' t work i tought it was my optima battery but the voltage is good . i also put in a new rectifier in my alternator a few months ago . chasing electrical things can be hard sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwjusmc View Post
    Got offered $10,000 for it.
    And you still own it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    And you still own it?
    Yea, I'm not sure how great of a deal that is. I don't think I can replace it for that. I didn't build the truck but, it has a lot of expensive mods and is still fairly low mileage. There is a red one an hour or so away that's supercharged too but, that seems too be the extent of his engine mods and he has it listed on CL for $13,500. Mine has an M1, F&B TB, cam, head work, tune... I told him I would consider it.

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    Bought a new Extang snap on bed cover off eBay. They had 15% off all sales the other day. I wanted one that rolled up since I put bikes in the bed sometimes. Installation was easy. I haven't had one of these in 40 years! Back then they drilled holes in the box and riveted snaps on. Here in Michigan the aluminum rivets turned to dust after a few years of salty winter roads I put the cover out in the sun for awhile figuring it would stretch a little easier snapping it up. I got all but the two corner snaps buttoned up. Looks like I'll have to make an adjustment or wait for another hot sunny day and try again. White truck, black cover I think it looks good.

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    Every weekend I have been working on my R/T to get it ready for drag week, should be ready enough to run on engine only come September 9th...
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