DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.9 Liter V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-06-2013, 11:07 AM
98redbull2's Avatar
98redbull2 98redbull2 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: samaria MI
Age: 21
Posts: 416
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie quad cab
Color: red
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:52
98redbull2 will become famous soon enough
Default Swaping 06 ram rear end into 98 ram

Does anyone have any advice or opinions to how to make it easier or if anything needs moved or fabricated, or has anyone done it before??

-ken
__________________
REDBULL: Red 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie, 5.2L
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-06-2013, 01:11 PM
HemiLonestar's Avatar
HemiLonestar HemiLonestar is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MD
Age: 41
Posts: 2,079
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
Trim Level: SLT Lonestar Edition
Color: Flame Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 6
Rep:257
HemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the roughHemiLonestar is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via AIM to HemiLonestar Send a message via MSN to HemiLonestar Send a message via Yahoo to HemiLonestar
Default

You will need to see if the leaf spring pads will need to be moved (width wise). Also 06 rear will have rear discs, your original drums. This will throw off your brake bias, you will need a different proportioning valve to get it even again. Will need to verify/modify the way your driveshaft attaches to the pinion (dunno if the 98 has a flange?).
__________________

"Big Red"
2003 Ram 1500 QC Hemi Lonestar Edition (Mods list in profile)
2006 Charger R/T
Sarcasm - it beats killing people
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-11-2013, 02:00 PM
98redbull2's Avatar
98redbull2 98redbull2 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: samaria MI
Age: 21
Posts: 416
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie quad cab
Color: red
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:52
98redbull2 will become famous soon enough
Default

Im not even sure either about the flange but maybe i can get a proportioning valve for the 06 year truck?
And ill probably be swappin a pinion shaft if its not and thatll be a good oportunity to check for bad parts
Mainly were doing the swap for rear disks and limited slip
__________________
REDBULL: Red 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie, 5.2L
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-11-2013, 02:18 PM
98redbull2's Avatar
98redbull2 98redbull2 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: samaria MI
Age: 21
Posts: 416
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie quad cab
Color: red
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:52
98redbull2 will become famous soon enough
Default

The 98 doesnt have a flange and were gonna be puttin a locker in the rear end so we can fix that
__________________
REDBULL: Red 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie, 5.2L
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-12-2013, 04:06 AM
dirt dauber's Avatar
dirt dauber dirt dauber is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Palm Bay Fl
Posts: 200
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1999 dodge ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: STQ
Color: butterscoth gold metalflake
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
dirt dauber is on a distinguished road
Default

there is a rear disk conversion kit for the 98 ram,
it comes with braided stainless steel brake lines and all hardware for the conversion.
it is just over $2,000 for the kit.
I was going to go this route,but I haven't saved all the money needed yet.
don't know the name of the company that makes the kit,i was going to buy it from a repair shop I know,they were going to order it for me.
__________________
custom wheels/all terrain tires magnaflow exhaust K&N intake bed armour bed liner window tint
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-12-2013, 09:16 AM
Wh1t3nukle's Avatar
Wh1t3nukle Wh1t3nukle is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 220
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2000 Ram ORE 4x4 5.9L
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:55
Wh1t3nukle will become famous soon enough
Default

Aside from the physical mods needed for the leaf springs, as mentioned, keep in mind your 1500 springs are 2.5" wide. I don't know if that remained the same for that year AAM axle. Also, you'll have to deal with brake proportioning going to rear disks as more fluid is needed for disks.

Last thing though, assuming this will be used on the street, is that on 98 I recall there is a sensor in the top of the stock rear axle. This is the VSS, vehicle speed sensor. It is used for the speedometer as it reads a toothed ring that is bolted to the carrier/ring gear. Does the AAM axle have that?
__________________
00 Ram 1500 ORE; 5" Lift, 3" BL; 5125 Shocks; 37" Toyos; R/T Camshaft; Mopar M1; Custom long arms, sliders and bumpers; 12K Synthetic Winch; LED lights; York +5g OBA
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-15-2013, 01:57 PM
Swaggerville Ram's Avatar
Swaggerville Ram Swaggerville Ram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Age: 34
Posts: 772
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Deepwater Blue
Rep Power: 4
Rep:127
Swaggerville Ram will become famous soon enoughSwaggerville Ram will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wh1t3nukle View Post
Aside from the physical mods needed for the leaf springs, as mentioned, keep in mind your 1500 springs are 2.5" wide. I don't know if that remained the same for that year AAM axle. Also, you'll have to deal with brake proportioning going to rear disks as more fluid is needed for disks.

Last thing though, assuming this will be used on the street, is that on 98 I recall there is a sensor in the top of the stock rear axle. This is the VSS, vehicle speed sensor. It is used for the speedometer as it reads a toothed ring that is bolted to the carrier/ring gear. Does the AAM axle have that?
I didn't see where he said it was a AAM
Could be a 9.25

At any rate tone rings are nothing new
__________________


"I don't care to hear what your ideas are, mine are better"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Wh1t3nukle's Avatar
Wh1t3nukle Wh1t3nukle is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NorCal
Posts: 220
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2000 Ram ORE 4x4 5.9L
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:55
Wh1t3nukle will become famous soon enough
Default

The thread title says: Swaping 06 ram rear end into 98 ram

Since 2003 model year the axle vendor was changed from Dana to AAM. A 2006 falls into that change, ergo the OP is talking about an AAM axle.

The front suspension changed to IFS, which isn't new, but the rear axle is an AAM Chrysler 9.25", not a Dana Chysler 9.25". There are differences between the two and the OP is inquiring on swapping the Dana version for the AAM version.

I only offered other potential things for the OP to consider for the swap. In any case, anything can be swapped with time, money, and sweat. But, if the things I mentioned are holdups for preventing the truck to run legally on the street (I don't know if that is important to him), then hopefully he knows that and either dumps the idea, takes on the risk, or is able to find a path. Therefore, the tone ring is part of the swap process as his Dana axle has one. I don't own a 3rd Gen and so I don't know if Dodge did the same in the AAM axle. Hence I thought it would be prudent to mention as there is a sensor to consider.

If the OP is doing this as trail use only/toy thing...then all this is not much risk at all with the assumption of disregarding need for a speedo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swaggerville Ram View Post
I didn't see where he said it was a AAM
Could be a 9.25

At any rate tone rings are nothing new
__________________
00 Ram 1500 ORE; 5" Lift, 3" BL; 5125 Shocks; 37" Toyos; R/T Camshaft; Mopar M1; Custom long arms, sliders and bumpers; 12K Synthetic Winch; LED lights; York +5g OBA
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-17-2013, 03:02 PM
98redbull2's Avatar
98redbull2 98redbull2 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: samaria MI
Age: 21
Posts: 416
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: SLT Laramie quad cab
Color: red
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 0
Rep:52
98redbull2 will become famous soon enough
Default

well we baught the rear end allready and its actually an 03 rear end with the disk setup for 350 bucks with 60000 miles on it and we're tearing it apart anyway to put in a trutrac posi setup in because the truck is 2wd but i think with what we got and the shop we have available to use and the tools we can pull this off pretty well.
as for brake proportioning do you think ill need a master cylinder for this different truck with the rear disk option or just the proportioning block to change it?

and yes the 03 rear end has vss on top like the 98 rear end
__________________
REDBULL: Red 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie, 5.2L
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum