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sad to hear that what are you thinking about getting?
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sad to hear that what are you thinking about getting?
Yea I have some slight rust on the drivers door and upon further inspection, I can see that it's just barely starting on the other three doors. Also have two tint little dots under the paint on my rear left fender. Right now I'm looking for a 2006 or 2007 Chrysler 300c HEMI AWD, but the AWD seems to be harder to find, so I might have to settle with 2WD.
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no need for the awd anyway just more gas. its not going to do well in snow no matter what
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Forget the HEMI, take the diesel out of that 2500 and drop it in the Rango!!
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Forget the HEMI, take the diesel out of that 2500 and drop it in the Rango!!
The Durango's front suspension can't handle the weight of the Cummins and I doubt it would even fit...hell, the Hemi barely fits.
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5.9L fits without a whole lot of modification, and especially with the 2in body lift you get loads more room. Also torsion bars are hella easy to replace to compensate for the added weight.
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no need for the awd anyway just more gas. its not going to do well in snow no matter what
I guess you have a point... I might end up with 2wd anyways, so we'll see.
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Forget the HEMI, take the diesel out of that 2500 and drop it in the Rango!!
I like this idea, but as mentioned, I don't know if the D's front suspension can handle a CTD.
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5.9L fits without a whole lot of modification, and especially with the 2in body lift you get loads more room. Also torsion bars are hella easy to replace to compensate for the added weight.
Still too nose heavy, the 5.9 weighs over 1k dry.
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Kenwood DNN 770HD head unit, Infinity Reference 468 watt amp, Escort Passport 8500X50R

Exterior:
LED tail lights

To Install:
Magnaflow 2.5" high-flow cats, Brakemotive cross-drilled and slotted rotors with ceramic pads, Summit 20% underdrive crank pulley, 160 amp alternator, Moog front anti-sway bar bracket bushings, Raybestos front anti-sway bar endlinks, 6.1 valve springs, 6.1 pushrods, 5% limo tint

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If you want the diesel option, you could do the 4BTA Cummins. Compared to the Hemi, it only weights about 80-pound difference.

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Still too nose heavy, the 5.9 weighs over 1k dry.
But there is always stronger torsion bars, im looking for some for my new bumper and diesel swap.
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not bad ideas but along with the diesel I would think you would need a new transmission along with a boat load of other things. I mean you are jumping up to 800 torque. Thats a whole lot more than the durango is built to handle. Plus lets be honest the new 2500 diesel ram just look soooo bad ass. so if im going to get a diesel engine its coming in a ram pickup truck haha
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Well I ended up milling out my throttle body, replacing my flow master exhaust with a much higher flow magnaflow setup, I also streamlined the air intake for better flow, and I grounded the throttle body to the negative terminal of my battery. Next Ill get the H.O. cams and then Ill be done.
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Well I ended up milling out my throttle body, replacing my flow master exhaust with a much higher flow magnaflow setup, I also streamlined the air intake for better flow, and I grounded the throttle body to the negative terminal of my battery. Next Ill get the H.O. cams and then Ill be done.
Don't forget a custom tune!
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what is a custom tune?
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what is a custom tune?
A custom tune is what it sounds like ... someone like Hemifever (Sean) works with you to create a tune that helps your truck run better. Most of the time, you don't need a custom tune. The 'can tune' will work just fine. But when you've added a-ton of add-on's equipment, plus a large cam(s), long tube header, BV cylinder heads, and more until the engine won't run unless someone reprograms the ECM/PCM values of the computer.

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oh I do not think I have added enough for that yet
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It's safe to say that if you do a cam swap that you will need a custom tune... either Diablosport CMR Dyno tune or SCT Tune... either one is gonna run you around $400+
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yeah I am definitely going to look into it after the cams. But those may be put on hold for a bit because I am trying to buy a motorcycle.... just one thing after another haha
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yeah I am definitely going to look into it after the cams. But those may be put on hold for a bit because I am trying to buy a motorcycle.... just one thing after another haha
Definitely do it along with the cam... the engine won't run right otherwise.
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Well I ended up milling out my throttle body, replacing my flow master exhaust with a much higher flow magnaflow setup, I also streamlined the air intake for better flow, and I grounded the throttle body to the negative terminal of my battery. Next Ill get the H.O. cams and then Ill be done.
any pictures and how-to's on the milling of the TB?
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