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Old 10-20-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hello, I figured since I got to make a "new guy" post I will take advantage of it. I'm 21 years old and I'm from Central Ohio. I joined this page to hone in on my one true love/hobby.... my truck, Amy. I have big plans for her come December and I'm sure if you are reading this post you will see many other post of my post in the near future. Currently I have a RC SB 2000 Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L auto trans. I am looking for a donor 96-02 Ram 2500 4x4 5.9L auto trans.

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Well I first want to swap the axles and suspension. Then pull the engine and trans out of the 2500. I am going to go 1 of 2 directions with the engine. Either a blown 365 or a blown 408. I'm not quite sure yet. For the transmission I just plan on rebuilding it a little bit more beefy (I know nothing of transmission mechanics) and I am looking into a bolt on overdrive unit. I prefer to take the long route vs the cheap route when building something that I want to last. I fully plan on taking 2-3 years to drop in the new drive train. I can't say it will be a daily driver but it will see some mileage. I firmly believe that not having a plan is the same as planning to fail when it comes to stuff like this. I would appreciate any words of advice for my project. Thank you!
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:32 PM
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:25 PM
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:51 PM
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum Brandon,
This forum is full of great looking trucks; packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

Sounds like a great project. Looking forward to seeing the build thread on this.
AND - We all like pix! Got any to share?

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:16 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Definitely sounds like a cool project, be sure to keep us posted on your progress, that's worthy of starting a build thread! Any pics of your truck you can share? We'd love to see what you're working with! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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