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heres the specs he gave me. "It's an 89 Ramcharger, that's had a little custom stuff here and there. I just put in a reman 318 cause I burned a hole in the piston in the last one. I guess most of the pics will speak for themselves" he also said that these pics where before lift.






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Hey all,

Figured I'd give the rundown on my pride and joy here! First off, I'd like to thank Scott for posting the pics for me.

I bought it in 95, and I was already the 5th owner. Talked to 3 previous owners and they all traded it off cause it sucked too much gas (Sissys).

Anyways, after 120,000 miles I managed to kill the motor. So I just put in a reman 318. It's got hedman headers, dynomax sidepipes, MSD wires, K&N open element filter, and of course mopar performance valve covers. Maybe when the warranty runs out, I'll do the cam and other stuff too. The rest of the drivetrain is stock, 727 tranny, and diffs with 3.23 gears, which I need to change too.

The other goodies include a "knight rider" light and grilleguard in front, Hadley air horn system and ram head mural under the hood. On the inside I've got a Pioneer deck with a 12 disc CD changer, going to an EQ which go to 3 different amps to power 2 sets of Pioneer 6x9's and my pair of JBL 12inch subs. I herculined the whole inside, put down Dynamat, carpeted the rear, and made custom side panels and subwoofer enclosure.

As with everyone's project this too is a work in progress. I have already put in the Rough Country 4 inch lift, and working on getting new tires. I will also be adding amber lights down the side, by the sidepipes, and am in the process of putting a middle seat out of a 01 ram in where my lame center console is right now. I also put in some Auto Meter gauges to keep better track of the engine.
 

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nice sub box man...u say it holds 2 12s? that design could hold 2 15s....hmmm....maybe in mine ill do that. thanks for the idea
 

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ok I forgot to post one so here it is.
 

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hey byker,

Thanks for the compliment. For the sub box to hold 15's you'd have to change the design a little. I wanted to keep the angle the same as the wheel well, and by doing that it doesn't leave much room for depth. I had to chisel out a little "pocket" I guess you might say, in the bottom piece because the magnet of the 12 would actually touch the bottom of the box. Plus the box would need to be physically bigger for more volume. My speakers called for 1.25 cubic feet, and the way I built it, comes to just a shade under that, if you'd want to stay with a sealed box that is.

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The side pipes are definately cool, but probably illegal...if that matters. Most states regulate if the tailpipe can exit in front or behind the rear tire...but it's not like you'd get pulled over for it.
 

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Love those side pipes... I want to do that to mine... My R/C looks lowered (2x) so that would be loke adding ground effects....Did you put them on or did a shop do it?? how is the pipe routed?? under frame?? thanks...

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here in south Dakota his pipes are legal the law only states that the pipes must exit the outside of the truck. I can even show you the laws online. The only thing I see with the pipes is that I would smash them wheelin so they would end up trashed in no time. I guess as long as you keep it off the rocks you'll be ok.


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Thanks for the compliments guys,

And yes, I put the pipes on myself. The pipes do come under the frame, there is no way around it. It's a pretty tight fit to go from the full length header and bend it around to hook to the pipe. Mine got pretty ugly, and I suspect most of the gains I got from the headers, I probably lost while making the connection to the sidepipe. But I love how they look....my parents sure know how to pick x-mas presents, eh?

And laws are one thing I am afraid of in other states. I'm looking at moving from south dakota, and nothing is emissions legal anymore. I might end up making it offroad only I guess.

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awesome ....love the engine
 

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The sidepipes are actually pretty stout. I've been through lots of mud and snow and haven't ripped them off yet. Although, I know they would get munched really quick if I'd ever go rock climbing or something. But the truth of the fact is that I drive this thing mainly on the street and it only sees offroad maybe 30 percent of the time. So when I offroad, I just take it a little easy :)

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Nice rig man . Dig the side pipes too . Never seen that ona RC till now . Always wondered how they would look , now i know . Wecome to RCC and enjoy the site .

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Well I talked to my buddy at the local state inspection station, He says here in texas.. as long as the exhaust exits befor the rear tires, its legat... So if i can find a good deal on some... I'm gonna put some sidepipes on mine too. I have always thought it would look good, just wasn't sure untill i seen "ramcharger_heaven's" cool R/C bud...
 

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i was thinking of making a sub box that fits into the lines of the rear wheel well and trim back there. up on the wall instead of the floor. i like being able to put my seat up and have space. and i perfer non sealed boxes. i like the lil 'bass holes' i like the sound the get. its how my room stereo and current sub box is. what kind subs ya running? like the wattage.
 

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I'm running two 12 inch JBL subs. I think they were rated at like 250-300 RMS and 600 peak. I'm not quite sure since I've had them for a while, but I think I'm pretty close with the numbers. Not exactly top quality like the 10 inch MTX's that I had before, but they are a very good "inexpensive" speaker. I'm powering them with an older Rockford Punch 55.2 and I'm pretty pleased. It'll kick the 12's with plenty to spare.

Roy
 
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