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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2002, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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79\' Ramcharger

I'm in the process of wheeling and dealing for a 1979 Ramcharger. All I know is that it has a 360 and an automatic. What would it have in as far as transmision, axles, and transfer case.
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Re: 79\' Ramcharger

Ummmm.............random guess would be a 727 auto, 203 transfer case (does it have auto or manual hubs?), and a D44 front and Chrysler 9.25" rear axle.

Good place to ask would be www.RamChargerCentral.com.
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It has auto hubs, I'll take a closer look tomorrow.
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Re: 79\' Ramcharger

If it has a big nut in the middle of the front wheel, it is a full-time axle with a 203 transfer case. If it has a hub that sticks out from the wheel (not wheel center caps) then it probably has the 205 transfer case. My 78 has the 203 with an 8-3/8"? rear but definitely not the 9-1/4".
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Re: 79\' Ramcharger

Damn it, it has a 203, shift pattern looks like this.
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Re: 79\' Ramcharger

How much odes the 203 conversion kit cost, and what does it consist of? Do I need to get manual hubs and throw out the auto ones? Any help would be appreciated.
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I bought the mile marker kit several years ago and have only put about 30k miles on it but it has worked fine for me. I thought about putting locking hubs on it but with just doing the conversion, the front driveshaft still spins which means the chain still spins to keep the rear output bearing lubricated. I gained 1.5 mpg just by doing the transfer case kit. I don't think the hubs would add much more change to the mileage and you have to lock the transfer case in once a month minimum anyway to keep the rear output bearing lubricated.

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What would the shift pattern be like after the conversion?
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Thanks, I'm just waiting for the my days to be up on the bid. Then it will come home and sit in the garage till I get to work on it.
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