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jprevette 02-23-2012 12:05 AM

four barrel possible?
alright so i have a 96 ram with the 318 two barrel and i wana know is there a four barrel for these trucks:Racing::head3:

scarbucket 02-23-2012 09:20 AM

I hope you know that it isn't carburetor on your engine its a throttle body injection i know it looks a lot like the carburetors but its not just a fyi

jprevette 02-23-2012 02:29 PM

yes i know it throttle body injection but the reason i said it the way i did is because they way it looks and i was having a brain fart but do they make a throttle body with four openings

snrusnak 02-23-2012 03:40 PM

I believe the "upgrade" is a slightly larger two bore throttle body...

It will give a slight performance increase, but not like back in the day when you put a big four barrel carb in place of a little two barrel carb.

jprevette 02-23-2012 03:49 PM

dang it im trying to got more power ive already got the exhaust any sugestions

snrusnak 02-23-2012 03:50 PM

It'll help, it's just not going to be a huge gain. Headwork is the best mod you could ever do usually. Smaller/simpler mods would be a good intake, headers, cam...

jprevette 02-23-2012 04:05 PM

haha and to think i know one of the best machinests in the state

snrusnak 02-23-2012 04:07 PM

If I were you, I'd have some porting done, a valve job (maybe bigger valves) maybe up the compression (I assume it's fairly low), and put a cam in it with new valvetrain. If you know a machinist you can probably have everything done for like $1,000-$1,500. Sounds like a lot but if you know someone you can maybe get it all done cheaper. Do the labor yourself, it's not so hard. That money will go WAY farther performance wise than buying a TB for a few hundred, CAI for a few hundred, etc...

Gen1dak 02-23-2012 07:06 PM

Yes, a 4V style throttle body is available. It would require an intake manifold change as well. You're talking serious airflow, so unless you're making hardware mods to the engine as well, it's a waste of money. Average street mods need no more than an upgraded 2V style throttle body.

scarbucket 02-23-2012 07:24 PM

lol l guess i learned something today

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