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  What ya got under the hood?(318 or 360 cubic inches) - Posted: 08-15-2006, 06:47 PM
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Always wanted to know.Thanx.

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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 07:26 PM
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360 here.
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I have the 360. I looked hard and long for an extended cab, long bed, 4x4 truck, and I turned a few down because they had the 318. I didn't know much about the Dodge motors when I was in the market for my truck, but I knew I wanted the bigger cubic inch engine. I ran my neighbor's 84 Dodge with the 318 and wasn't impressed with the power. I've since learned they are a very dependable motor and you can get decent power out of them. I'm just glad I already have the 25 or so extra horses to start with and after a few modifications, I have even more. I'm just glad I'm not running the sluggish 351 Fjord any more.
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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 08:21 PM
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I have the 318 in my Dakota, but I would have the 360 if it was ever made in a club cab 4x4 (it was never made). I don't think it get's that much worse gas mileage so why not have the bigger engine? I'm impressed with the power of the 5.2 Magnum, especially in a 'compact' truck. Plus, the 318 only has 15 less HP than the 360 (except for the R/T, which has 20 more). I do love the 318.
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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 08:46 PM
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I've got the best engine ever made THE 318!!!!! May not be the fastest but it will run 4-ever!!!!! I just wanted a red truck and there is not much HP difference in the two engines (spoken like a guy with a 318)
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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 09:13 PM
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360 4x4 quad cab with the long bed
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1500 4x4 QC/SB 360
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1500 4x4 QC/SB 360
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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 10:52 PM
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Bah, I've had both. I like the 318 for 'fun' driving. It spins up to more.

The 360 'tops out' at like 4000 RPM and doesn't pull anymore, to 'truck' motorish. If I wanted a truck motor, I'd've bought a diesel! Hahah!

318 reasons NOT to build a 360! Hahaha! (Don't get me wrong, both are GREAT motors, but unless I swap a Hemi, I'm sticking with my 318!)
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 Posted: 08-15-2006, 11:51 PM
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The 318 in my dad's '86 Ram is pretty old and tired, so I wasn't sure what to expect in my '96 with the same engine, but it's pretty peppy. Especially with the 5-speed NVG-3500 behind it. SB/RC Ram.
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 Posted: 08-16-2006, 12:10 AM
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318 4x4 Ext cab, Short bed, passing all ive tried but the gas station
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Bah, I've had both. I like the 318 for 'fun' driving. It spins up to more.

The 360 'tops out' at like 4000 RPM and doesn't pull anymore, to 'truck' motorish. If I wanted a truck motor, I'd've bought a diesel! Hahah!

318 reasons NOT to build a 360! Hahaha! (Don't get me wrong, both are GREAT motors, but unless I swap a Hemi, I'm sticking with my 318!)
That's funny when mine was just a stock 360 it shifted at 5200 and pulled hard all the way, then after the Performance computer upgrade and headers it shifted at 5800. You musta got a lemon. Besides, when you want to fix one up the 360 has lots better options, check my signature.
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1500 4x4 QC/SB 360
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That's funny when mine was just a stock 360 it shifted at 5200 and pulled hard all the way, then after the Performance computer upgrade and headers it shifted at 5800. You musta got a lemon. Besides, when you want to fix one up the 360 has lots better options, check my signature.
Ummm, the stock Hp/Tq charts in the sales packets even showed the HP curve toppin out at around 4200 RPM. But yes, once you swap a cam and open it up, the problem goes away. I'm talking stock for stock.
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Ummm, the stock Hp/Tq charts in the sales packets even showed the HP curve toppin out at around 4200 RPM. But yes, once you swap a cam and open it up, the problem goes away. I'm talking stock for stock.
I don't care what the sales packets had in them, I know what it did when it was pure stock.
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U need a poll option for both! Mine- Ram=318 Durango=360 !!
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I have 360 in my ram. It just turned 163,800 today and still not even a knock or any wierd sound for that matter out of the motor. But, I have also heard stories about 318's with 180,000 plus miles on them with no rebuild, and still running strong.
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Looks like its neck and neck at this point!
Just in case I didn't mention I have a stock 318 in my '98 Ram P/U and its the best vehicle I have owned.And its paid for!
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i got a bit more than 360 under my hood but essentially its a bored out 360 with some work......and ive never seen above 4700 rpm shifts even when drag racing.....hmmm thats alright i have valve float with my cam at 5800 rpm so i want to shy away from that.....



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and speeding ahead are the 360's! Got one here, and yeah love it! with the Mopar PCM it revs up to about 5500-5600rpm then finally shifts and just keeps going.
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