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clint282cc
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12/20/2006
09:58:14

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im lookin to upgrade my cam on my 318. i have an r/t cam but since im rebuilding i wanted to get one with a little bit more lift. what would you guys recomend. i dont know how long this cam has been in there since i bought the truck with it in it. but i have to replace lifters anyway so i was thinking about getting a kit. were and what kind of cam should i get?



gen1dak
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12/21/2006
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An R/T cam? Meaning the cam in a factory 360 Magnum from a Dakota RT? If so, that's a mistake to start with. The stock 318 Magnum has a hotter cam than the OEM 360 Magnum. If you mean the Mopar Performance Magnum RT cam (aftermarket), that's a whole other animal.
Anyway, CompCams, Crane, Mopar Performance...you name it. As to lift, it all depends on what level of performance you're looking for, and how much you want to upgrade in other areas. What do you want the truck to run?



ryan
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12/21/2006
03:56:09

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i want my truck to run 1.5's at 700 mph, and still be street legal.



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12/21/2006
08:16:44

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Clint, check with KRC performance. They have a very good selection of parts for the 318. That's where I got my cam and most of my other parts from.

M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter

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12/21/2006
08:21:18

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Ryan, you'll need a REALLY BIG shopping cart spoiler and a LOT of stickers to do that!! LMAO

M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter
1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers
MSD, 55mm Hughes TB

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12/21/2006
13:01:08

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There's not a lot out there for the Magnum engine. There's a fair amount of choices, but they are somewhat limited in variety.

Contact Ed Curtis at Flowtechinduction.com. Let him know what you want, and he'll design a cam for you. If you want to limit yourself to stock valvetrain, he can work with that, too.



clint282cc
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12/21/2006
18:40:47

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i want the truck for street but i want it to go as fast as i can. isnt that everyones goal? i meant the mopar performance r/t cam. im also on a tight budget. i would like to get those higher rpms too. or atleast get some power up there



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12/21/2006
20:09:28

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Clint, you won't get too much upper RPM hp out of the r/t cam, but the KRC 206x and 210x have gotten pretty good reviews around here and some other forums. I know there are other cam manufacturers out there, but I don't know that much about them.

M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter
1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers
MSD, 55mm Hughes TB

clint282cc
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12/21/2006
22:41:11

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aight thanks alot.



rnaz
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12/22/2006
08:20:35

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Hey, no problem. I'm happy to help out a fellow Dak builder.

M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter
1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers
MSD, 55mm Hughes TB

Joey
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1/02/2007
20:46:17

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rnaz, wat do u think about the 210x? i have one sitting here that i want to install in my 5.9. how does it idle and wat was the power increase like?



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1/03/2007
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Joey, I love the 210x! The power is great from about 2500 rpm to 6000 rpm. The idle is slightly rough due to the 110* centerline and long duration. You'll need a higher stall converter and deep gears (4.10 or lower) to really wake up the lower end. I'm running it in a 4x4, so the low end is a little weaker, but when it gets into the power band, it pulls like a mutha!

M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter
1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers
MSD, 55mm Hughes TB

Joey
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1/07/2007
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good to hear that u like it. the idle must sound real nice. i already got 4.56 gears and 2600 stall so im ready for the cam i think. is urs a 318 or 360?



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1/08/2007
08:37:38

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It does sound real nice at idle! I've got the 318, but I'm thinking about building a 360. If I do, I'm going to use the 210x in the 360 for sure.


M1, CAI, Flowmaster 40 true duals, no cats
KRC 210x cam, headers, Mopar PCM, R/T heads, MSaine 2800 stall converter
1.6 Harland Sharp roller rockers
MSD, 55mm Hughes TB

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