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Post by olyelr » Sun May 27, 2018 11:51 pm

So even for on road use its a good upgrade. :cheers:
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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 am

If you've ever considered an aftermarket steering damper, this is where you should spend your money.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:06 pm

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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:07 pm

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So there you go mr 5.13


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So there you go mr 5.13


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Went, actually. They are in, I'll have feedback after they're broken in.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:13 pm

How is it shifting? Or how is the trans handling it rather?



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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:21 pm

I don't have enough miles to tell yet. I'm going to program the ecm to 4.88 and run with it.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:24 pm

That should be close enough. Awesome. I’d love to have 4.56.


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Post by EasyDoesIt » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Just curious, what are your RPMs with the 5.13s in 6th gear at 65mph and 75mph?

Nice work on your truck, that things is a real beast.

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Post by Reloaderguy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:05 pm

I'll know tomorrow, I kept it 50mph and under today. 50mph in 6th gear runs about 1500 RPM.

A few observations. The transmission feels like it is holding less torque. I don't know if I'm just hyper sensitive but I haven't had any clunky shifting today. I did calibrate the computer to 4.88 with a ProCal, no idea if that does anything at all though. Also, the truck holds 6th going up hill where it used to down shift into 5th or 4th.

As far as installation goes, I was going to do the install but I found a local installer that knew what he was doing. I used AAM 11.5 OE Chrysler 5.13, these are gears out of an older Cab and Chassis 3500 and are different that OE AAM 11.5 Chrysler 4.10 or 4.30. This R&P requires pinion conversion bearings and the crush sleeve to be machined slightly shorter. There might be an off the shelf sleeve available but the supplier was unaware of it. The front gears are Yukon 9.25 GM 5.13 with a Yukon Chrysler application conversion spacer and ring gear bolts. There was some concern about the length of the ring gear bolts included with the spacer being too short. However, the Yukon bolts are actually longer than the OE ring gear bolts. The gears set up fine, the only hang up was sourcing the correct pinion bearings and then machining the spacer.
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Post by Colibri » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:14 pm

Glad to hear you got them in and they set up with a good pattern! I think you’re going to love them. Welcome to the club!
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 pm

Colibri wrote:
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Glad to hear you got them in and they set up with a good pattern! I think you’re going to love them. Welcome to the club!
Thanks, they feel pretty good. They definitely don't feel too low.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:19 pm

EasyDoesIt wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Just curious, what are your RPMs with the 5.13s in 6th gear at 65mph and 75mph?

Nice work on your truck, that things is a real beast.

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2000 RPMs at 70mph.
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Post by EasyDoesIt » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:46 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:19 pm
EasyDoesIt wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Just curious, what are your RPMs with the 5.13s in 6th gear at 65mph and 75mph?

Nice work on your truck, that things is a real beast.

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2000 RPMs at 70mph.
Damn, I figured you'd be up in the 2300 range. That's not bad at all.
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