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Offline Viksingh76

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85 Dodge Ramchargee Transmission
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:34:18 pm »
I have a 1985 dodge ramcharger. I am looking at swapping the 3 speed automatic for either a 4 speed overdrive or 5 speed. Looking to see what would work best. I am looking at keeping it automatic.


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    Re: 85 Dodge Ramchargee Transmission
    « Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 03:02:09 pm »
    Since my '90 RC has the OD trans, I'd say you need to look in the 90-93 range. Would need to be from a V8 gas 4x4 model.

    Probably best to get it with the NP241 attached. Your NP208 may not fit the a518 due to the obtrusive input bearing retainer.
    DD: 90 D250 6BT|5spd|D60/3.54/Lockright
    Tow/haul: 93 W250 Club 6BTA|5spd|D60/80/3.54/Lockright|4" lift|35's|HX35|5x.012s|4" pipe
    Projects: '84 D250 Ramcharger (cummins); '90 W250 Ramcharger (360TBI)
    Hers: 2005 Jeep Liberty V6|6spd|3.73/Trac-lok |3" lift, 245/75R16E Nokians

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    Re: 85 Dodge Ramchargee Transmission
    « Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 04:02:06 pm »
    Mine is a 2wd. Forgot to mention sorry.

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    Re: 85 Dodge Ramchargee Transmission
    « Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 05:22:19 pm »
    Mine is a 2wd. Forgot to mention sorry.

    Then can maybe add up to '95 then for a donor (before the trans became electronic).
    You also need a shorter driveshaft (as the OD trans is longer).

    There are some electrics to address to make the OD and lockup work on a non-computer truck. This thread is about diesels, but the transmission particulars are relevant.
    https://ramchargercentral.com/diesel-talk/%27de-computerize-your-dodge%27/
    DD: 90 D250 6BT|5spd|D60/3.54/Lockright
    Tow/haul: 93 W250 Club 6BTA|5spd|D60/80/3.54/Lockright|4" lift|35's|HX35|5x.012s|4" pipe
    Projects: '84 D250 Ramcharger (cummins); '90 W250 Ramcharger (360TBI)
    Hers: 2005 Jeep Liberty V6|6spd|3.73/Trac-lok |3" lift, 245/75R16E Nokians

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    Re: 85 Dodge Ramchargee Transmission
    « Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 03:35:06 pm »
    Thank you!

     

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