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Old 07-10-2011, 11:04 AM
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Okay heres the situation.my bodys almost gone.ive been replacing the rocker panels, front fenders, door skins, removing rust from the cap from the cab. its no longer the original color anymore. i wondering what i should paint the truck when im finished the body work on it and what i should put in for performance parts. im thinking emerald green with white racing stripes down the side where the black vinyl usually goes or the two tone grey that was an option for that year. I already have iridium spark plugs in the truck and i run lucas injector cleaner as well( i find it helps a lot but not where i want it) i want a good fuel efficient high performance engine out of the engine thats in it right now.
my budget for parts will be 500-1000. the paint. whatever it cost.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:07 AM
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also. how to stop the over rev between 50-60km/hr while in drive. doesnt happen when im in 2 though
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:10 AM
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Both colors sound pretty nice, now I'M torn between the emerald green and the two tone. HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DECISION?! Tough call, I'd go with the two tone and dress up the interior with the two colors in some crazy scheme, black and grey are easy to work with. But the green has alot of visual pop. Wanna look at bright or dull all day long, is what it comes down to.
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as far as performance goes you can get some of the basics, after market exhaust, cold air intake, a tuner. They can get kinda pricey sometimes though so I dont know what your budget allows for.
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First, welcome to the forum, glad to have you! Sounds like a cool truck that you've put a lot into, sure would love to see some pics! I'm really liking the idea of the green, just looks so good on a Ram! As for performance, on your year truck, if it were me, I'd go heads/cam, good exhaust, that's the route I went on my '81 D150 with the 318 but I'm sure you'll get plenty of advice from others, so good luck! 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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Welcome to the forum.

The 318 is a good engine but not a real good candidate for a high HP rebuild. Minor bolt ons, such as an intake and exhaust, maybe an upgraded PCM or program, won't get you much. If you want to build some good, affordable power, find a 360 Magnum engine as the base for your build.
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Hello and welcome to the forum great to have you here.
When you get a chance why don't you post a few pictures of your truck.
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