I'm in the process of a frame off build of a 1982 D150 SWB. I currently have a 9 1/4 rear out of a 99 ram 1500
being narrowed and installing a posi unit. I stumbled across a 94 2500 with a V10 and auto trans at a real good price.
I am not going to install as is, both will be rebuilt, but I am wondering if this is the way to go or should I continue looking for a good 5.9 to build. Not alot of performance upgrades for the V10. Have read where Viper Gen III heads, intakes and even a Viper forged crank, are being used, but I can't confirm it. I've even read about a stroker kit, that I can't confirm.
Looking to top out somewhere around 55-5700 RPM, not 4000, ~9.5:1 CR not 8.4
I am wanting to build a tire smokin toy, but not something that will fly apart doing a decent burn out. Plus I don't want it sounding like grandmas valiant, it's got to have a very lumpy idle.
So if there are any V10 addicts here please let me know what works. I don't care about gas mileage, not building a grocery getter/ every day driver, but I do need to pull a lowboy trailer every once in a while.