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Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted August 19, 2002 06:19 PM
Can someone tell me how the Ram Coupler works, and what I need to use it.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted August 19, 2002 06:56 PM
a ram coupler is a solid link-up to the input shaft of your transmission. it has a very small cone-type clutch to get you engaged to the splines. it's used with an automatic flexplate. it's very light and vulnerable. i've never used one but everyone i've talked to about them say they wear out quickly and then you're locked into gear and can't disengage the clutch. if you use one, slip it as little as possible and be prepared to rebuild it often. i wouldn't attempt to load the car on the trailer with it, use a winch or some buddies.

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted August 19, 2002 07:13 PM
Thanks outlaw, just looking at some different options, mainly for next year.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
870-365-5989

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted August 19, 2002 07:40 PM
no problem. i still recommend the ram assault weapon. i've used the same one for 3 seasons, never rebuilt it or had to remove the wear shims and i load the car under its own power. happy motoring.

dman60
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted August 19, 2002 09:58 PM
Outlaw,
This is probably a stupid question, but can the ram assault be made a single disk?
Just thinking out loud.
Thanks for any reply,
dman

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted August 20, 2002 04:52 AM
no. it's only 4 3/4" in diameter, 2 3/8"
thick and already has a single cone-type disk. it weighs only 5 lbs. i might try one if i had a VERY light racecar. if you have access to a speedway catalog, there's an exploded view of one on page 74. the new 50th anniversary catalog.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted August 20, 2002 04:59 AM
oops, my bad. i just woke up and thought you were talking about the ram coupler. i don't think that you could make the assault weapon a single disk without some machine work. the studs that house the disks and friction plates would have to shortened and re-threaded. the assault weapon is a nice piece and the small weight savings that you might gain would hurt durability. i was once told that the only stupid question is one that wasn't asked. LOL

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