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I have a '98 Ram 2500 with a 24V cummins. Is there something wrong with my truck. The motor just seems louder than most diesels.
 

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if you can't have a normal conversation while standing next to your truck,than its running like its should
 

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the 2nd gens are louder then the 3rd gens if thats what your wwondering
 

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All jokes aside,for some reason the 98.5 and 99's do seem louder than the 12vls.and they are alot louder than the 3rd gens.thanks to the commin rail..
 

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1998.5-2002 have the same engine..they are all about the same as far as engine noise goes..the trucks with str8 pipes just make alot more noise out the :butt: of the truck
 

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It seems to me that all of the 2nd gen motors have alot of engine clatter.sounds .. Even before i strait piped it the motor had alot of clatter.Could the valves need adjusting, would that help?
 

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Yep, the 24 valvers are by far the loudest (and best sounding) of them all.
 

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But i would still rether have a 12 vl.
 

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I put a Fluidampr on mine about 7 months ago. The steering wheel vibration went away at idle and it idles much smoother and a tad quieter.
 

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loud is good!
 

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Diesels arent supposed to be quiet! :w: :lol3:
 

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:agree2: with him
 

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:peelouti like the way it sound. To me the louder is the better
 

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The HO 24V trucks seem to the be the loudest of them all.

My favorite sound is a 12V-- they sound most like a larger Class 8 engine.

My truck is noticeably quieter after I removed the timing of the Smarty (even #s)
 

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98.5 cummins the loudest cummins ever built.
 
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