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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun May 27, 2018 11:20 pm

I've only driven the truck a few miles but a few things stand out. The RTs have always had a left hand pull but it's completely gone and the truck tracks perfectly straight. Grooves in the road no longer pull the truck either. Feedback through the wheel is greatly minimized.
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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 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.

Steve
2000 RPMs at 70mph.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:33 pm

Changed the diff fluid front and rear at the 500 mile break in on the new gears. Nothing out of the ordinary to see. Something worth noting is how clean the locker magnets are and how well the FilterMag works. The magnets look like they are covered in fuzz with is metal from the new gears. The rear was the same.
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I installed Airlift Ultimate bags and Daystar cradles a few weeks ago. They took out the sway caused by the softer Thuren sway bar.
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Post by RustyPW » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:20 pm

:rockon: Just wish they made a set of 5.13's for the 10.5.
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