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bthornton10 01-25-2012 11:53 AM

Where to start?
 
I am looking to mod my 05 1500 Rumble Bee. I would just like to know which mods are good and which mods/brands I should stay away from.

Looking to get Handheld Programmer, CAI, Long tube headers, Cat back, Cams, and maybe a supercharger in a year or two.


Also where are some sites I can buy performance parts from I can't seem to find any good sites.

2011 ASSAULT 800 01-25-2012 12:34 PM

would deffinetly start with a CAI, there are other members that could shed better light than I can on the best brands, I have a K&N and am pretty happy, but I dont know if other brands are better/the best or not. I am sure summit racing would have mostly everythingyou are looking for

TheSatinPumpkin 01-25-2012 12:38 PM

I would start by going through the threads here and start reading the ones that pertains to your Q.

wvcoolvinilla 01-25-2012 12:56 PM

Having two Hemi's in the family our Charger having the most mods here are your most basic and really a good place to start:
1.) CIA - doesn't really matter - no E-bay stuff
2.) 180 degree thermostat
3.) Diablo Sport Turner
4.) Catch Can
5.) Exhaust - all stainless if u can aford it
6.) throttle body - size depends on your mods and gearing
at this point you have already spent several thou..good luck with your mods

05ram 01-25-2012 03:30 PM

Beware of the wallet draining MOD fairy!!!!!!!!!! LOL Enjoy your choices.

bthornton10 01-25-2012 07:15 PM

Yes I know I spent over $4,000 on my last car (06 Mustang).


But the more I think about the more I want to go with a turbo or supercharger set up.

HemiLonestar 01-26-2012 06:44 PM

Don't buy a TB spacer unless you intend to plumb it for nitrous.

RamTex 01-26-2012 09:16 PM

Only need one cam... unless you need a custom one later for boost!

chefred112 01-27-2012 01:25 AM

my cammed 05 qc ate up a paxton supercharged rc an also a turboed rc the last time i raced at infineon...

chefred112 01-27-2012 01:50 AM

start with the big 3, cai, programmer and catback muffler.... then change the Y pipe, 180 tstat, then do gears an torque verter, shift kit for tranny, ported tb, efan, pulley...cam and bv ported heads, ud pulley... more details on what I've done to mine...

Spartan Camshaft and Bv ported heads (Inertia Motorsports)
Pacesetter lt headers, catless, dual dmh cutouts, 22" magnaflow muffler
modern muscle ported throttle body
4.56 gears
edge 2800 stall verter
Taurus efan, 170 tstat
summit 23 percent ud crank pulley
transgo shiftkit, sonnax tranny line booster
diablo predator programmer with custom tune...
BFI cai...


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