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94 3/4 Ton CTD questions

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by ksu_chainsaw, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. ksu_chainsaw

    ksu_chainsaw Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello everyone

    After a couple weeks of lurking in the background I felt like I needed to ask some questions.

    First, I own a '94 Dodge 2500 Cummuns with the NV 4500 5-speed tranny, 4wd, and 4.11 rear end. The GVWR is 8800lbs. I have about 130K miles on it. I use this truck as my daily driver and to pull the farm trailers around.

    Now I have several questions about this truck.
    1) I need to replace the exhaust on here, as it fell of behind the muffler. I was thinking about 4" staight off of the manifold. Is there any problems with this?
    2) What is a reasonablly priced exhaust temp gauge and boost gauge? I would like a collom mount, but cant swing the price for it.
    3) What repairs should I look out for on this truck? I have already had to put 5th gear back onto the tranny- spun off when i was going to school one day. Put a new nut on there that has 3 setscrews on it, and put plenty of loctite on those setscrews.
    4) What size/brand of plow would you reccomend for this truck? I am looking at mostly clearing my farm drives, as the tractor does not have a cab. I have about 8 miles of rock roads to clear, plus about 4 acres of gravel lots.

    Thanks for your answers, I've already learned a lot here.

    Charles
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    A larger exhaust stack will lower backpress and boost power output some and lower EGT too but a striaght pipe might get a little loud too. You can hang pretty much any plow you want on that truck up 8 1/2 feet or so. You might look at a Fisher because they play real good on gravel lots with their trip edge design on all of their plows and Western, Boss and Meyer/Diamond uses a trip edge on a few models too.
     
  3. Sandbrew

    Sandbrew Member
    Messages: 38

    Chainsaw,

    this is great place fot snow plow questions as far as your Cummins questions check out http://www.turbodieselregister.com

    My other truck is a 2001 2500 6spd and I have learn a ton from the TDR website

    Sandbrew