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anybody plow w/ a ramcharger?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by cornbinder, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    i just purchased the 1988 ramcharger on ebay w/ a western set-up[ minus blade. just wondering how many of you plow with a "ram ruster"? and how you like it and what problems i should look out for, or know about. what trans. did these come with?727, 904? any input would be great!! thanks, pete

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    An R/C should do OK.
    They are better balanced then most trucks.

    88 Should be the 727/ 208 transfer case The biggest issues I have had are Steering Cup goes bad quickly (Replace it with a bogerson shaft and be done with it) And the CAD on the front Axle not engaging. There are 2 ways to fix it. 1 removes the vacuum and make it cable operated or 2 find a 72-84 Dodge Dana 44 (certain year Chevy Dana 44 also work) and pull the long axle out and remove the CAD all together. You also have to make a block off plate for where the CAD is on the housing.
  3. ta3834bbl

    ta3834bbl Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    All I had for plow trucks were Ramchargers before I got my 01. I loved them. Nice tight turning radius, great traction, killer heaters, good strong tranny. I did put 3/4 ton axles under mine but still had a 44 in the front, but that was because I off roaded it in the summer with 35 inch tires and towed heavy trailers (big brakes). The only thing I would have liked on mine were heated rear window as it fogged up . My brothers 92 RC was the only one I ever saw with a rear defroster from the factory.