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donnie
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9/22/2002
18:17:32

Subject: R/T CAM IN A 5.2
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in the lastest trucking magazine it shows a 318 ci dakota, and in the specs it says that it has a R/T cam, is this possible, please help



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9/22/2002
19:24:08

RE: R/T CAM IN A 5.2
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Donnie, I can't see there being much, if any improvement, in going to a 5.9 cam.

Personally, I would not be surprised if the 5.9's cam is the same "Magnum" cam as used on the 5.2.

You would be better off going to a set of 1.7 Crower rockers.



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9/22/2002
19:35:39

RE: R/T CAM IN A 5.2
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The magazine is refering to a Mopar Performance R/T cam P5249549 260/264 .458"/.467".

2001 4.7 5sp 3.92 LSD
Ported 68mm TB, IAT adjuster, 3" flowmaster cat back, TPS @ .76V, 4" Z-tube, Roadmaster active suspention, Removed Third cat, Electric fan Convertion, HO cams, Robert shaw 180 therm, HO intake manifold.

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9/22/2002
19:37:50

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I kind of thought about that, after I posted, CW.



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9/22/2002
19:38:21

RE: R/T CAM IN A 5.2
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Mopar Performance put out a "MP Magnum R/T cam" as part of their performance package a couple or so years before the Dakota R/T came out. I've had it in my 97 CC 5.2L since 98. At that time, it was the only aftermarket cam available. It's a mild cam with CARB and EPA (I think) approval.

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9/22/2002
21:06:52

RE: R/T CAM IN A 5.2
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A stock 5.2L cam vs. a stock 5.9L cam.. The 5.2L has a different, more aggressive profile.. putting in a 5.9L RT would probably be about the same or possibly a LITTLE more.

A custom cam would be better-- or through on some Crower 1.7s and see some good increases.

Sam
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Fubar512
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9/22/2002
21:16:07

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Sam, while on the subject, how would the 1.7s effect a stock 5.2, in say, power band, and torque?



kota on 20s
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9/23/2002
02:14:05

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im not sam, but i have a 5.2 with the 1.7's and i can say they helped the powerband across the board... expecially from 3k up to 5200! combine them with the 2bbl M1 and it works verry well

-Eric
Injection is nice, but i'd rather be blown.
5.2L, 5speed. Powerdyne SC, 50mm TB, 2bbl M-1, 1.7RR's, MSD 6BTM, ciramic JBA headers, carsound cat, dumped gibson

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9/23/2002
15:46:55

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Some of you should try putting the RT cam ( 204 intake, 208 exhaust, .458 lift intake, .467 lift exhaust, and 114 lobe centers) installed at 117 degree centerline instead of 109. Desktop Dyno says it will make a lot more horsepower installed here with no loss of torque compared to being installed at 109. If you will notice, the new cam they came out with is installed at 119 if I am not mistaken. If I still had my old truck, I would do it to see what would happen. If the program's predition is correct, it will be worth your while to do it.



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9/23/2002
18:44:52

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Desktop dyno is very generous in torque.

2001 4.7 5sp 3.92 LSD
Ported 68mm TB, IAT adjuster, 3" flowmaster cat back, TPS @ .76V, 4" Z-tube, Roadmaster active suspention, Removed Third cat, Electric fan Convertion, HO cams, Robert shaw 180 therm, HO intake manifold.

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9/24/2002
12:58:07

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I know that it may not be completely accurate all the time. We check the engines we dyno against what the Desktop Dyno's preditions. Since we have been doing this the predition has come within 10 horspower on every occasion. You have to be careful what you put in the program naturally. A couple of times we changed the info that was put into the program and it then predited what we dynoed. I have wondered if when you put in tuned port for the induction if the computer uses the ideal runner length for the application. I was thinking maybe another choice would be better. Because you are right the torque preditions are incredibly high and not believable. I was just looking at it from the standpoint how much it helped the top end power at 117 centerline. I know if I still had the RT cam I would not install it at 109 like it is recommended.



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9/25/2002
16:35:50

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i'm building a 5.2 for my dakota and i order the new cam mopar offers the 272/278 at 119 i was wondering how its going to sound and run, if i find out first which will be in a couple of weeks i will let yall know



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