If you want to hot rod your truck, learn from me and get a V-8 Hemi or diesel. I think it would be a dramatic improvement to any Ram, particularly on trucks that don't have gray panel painted along the bottom of the cab and bed. Low prices, great service, additional how-to articles. Used to be, I swore by Alpine decks and Quart's higher-end speakers, but I confess to being won over by Focal speakers only in the so far. Thinking of getting rid of it becusae of the gas prices. However, while it won't turn in low quarter mile times, it breaks the rear tires loose easily, even with posi-track and oversize tires. After considerable searching, I ended up with Epic chrome wheels.
I've pulled a boat with surge brakes for years, but recently picked up an 18' flatbed car hauler with electric brakes on both axles. I have to say I now give them a hearty recommendation. Inside you will have to remove the trim on the sides of thewindshield, trim at the base of the doors, remove the trim belowthe steering column, remove the steering column, remove the trim ontop of the transmission tunnel, remove the airbag computer, removescrews across the top of the dash and on the sides, unplug numerousconnectors and remove the dash. The high ground clearance also makes loading and unloading cargo more difficult. It was ordered with a V10 why it took so long to arrive, the V10 was on restriction , Quad cab, 4X4, tan leather, alarm, fog lights, 4.
For 1999, the Ram comes with reduced-force air bags with a lockout for the passenger side. The rear fender wells no longer look like they are a lot higher than the front. I did substantial research and decided the most advanced controller is the. Saved 35% by buying through and that wasn't the cheapest one listed. Power was raised from 215 horsepower to 235 horsepower on 5-speed models, with 460 pounds-feet of torque versus 440 last year. Interiors have been given a thorough makeover. There is disagreement on how long cats are covered under warranty.
Second, the header bolts don't like to stay seated so I have to check them for tightness a couple times a year. There are a host of significant changes to the Dodge Ram line for 1999. Flares: Check out the factory flares. Just checked my mileage and was surprised to see almost 15 mpg! The cylinders are numbered from from to rear, with cylinders 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 on the left side and 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 on the right side. By the way, you have to paint the tail light covers yourself but you can get the regular tail lights pre-painted like the sport model comes with. Oil is pumped through a full flow oil filter and feeds a main oil gallery, which then feeds oil to the main, rod and camshaft bearings.
That necessitated an electric brake controller. You can tell the difference in ride quality, acceleration, and especially braking, however, from the increased tire diameter and tire wall stiffness. Maintenance Issues Right away had problems with pulling to one side during braking. The Dodge Ram V10 brakes are mushy. It depends on the year of your vehicle.
The replacements were the factory units so perhaps Dodge changed something to make them last longer. Rams come with either two- or four-wheel drive. The radiator developed a leak at around 63,000 miles. It has a plastic cap and reportedly there aren't any all metal third party radiators, so it had to be completely replaced. At the same time replaced the passenger side power door lock actuator which was working less than half the time.
Both of the popular V8 engines were upgraded last year. For my taste it is too quiet. Seat-of-the-pants, I'd say Flowmaster may have a little more torque, and certainly is not less. Rear suspension is a conventional live axle with leaf springs designed to carry heavy loads. Ok, maybe it has been used as a real truck long enough that I needed to cover up the scratches in the bed. Every engine comes with a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
I drove 2400 miles with the truck fully loaded and pulling a fully loaded 18' flatbed trailer. This will work for Ram's through '98, but I expect a 1999 - 2001 could be retrofit with the '98 sport bezel the '99 and later sport models have a very different bumper. I finally pushed the limits of the Dodge V10's power. There were a couple things I didn't want, like an automatic. You could try using a fuel catalyst. Also, the right pad was considerably more worn than the left, not surprising with how it likes to pull to the right.
The valve cover gasket is reusable. Once you get it out you then remove the screws that hold the Heatercore in place. Cast iron alloy heads are held in place by 12 bolts. Don't be surprised if you get less than 30,000 miles out of them. Dodge was first, but the rest of the world is catching up: All Ford F-Series SuperCab trucks come with four doors this year. Yes, the stick is a pain at times in stop and go traffic and when someone is pulling your boat up a ramp, but I'd have to say the biggest thing that bothers me is the long throw which slows down shifting. However, you can sure get a better sounding exhaust when the cats are gutted.
In a Dana 60 front axle, that means removing the differential. At 105,000 miles, the clutch had a complete failure with no warning signs. All pistons have a special dry film coating baked onto the piston skirts to reduce friction. Driving Impressions Our Ram 2500 was fitted with the 5. There are a host of significant changes to the Dodge Ram line for 1999. If you want real power, get a Hemi or turbo diesel.