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tsdub86 06-10-2013 05:12 PM

New truck
 
Just bought a 2011 1500 4x4Sport with 3.92 gears all stock. I'm wondering what the general consensus on the best mods are. This will mostly be a daily driver but will be towing a 5000lb horse trailer on the weekends.

This is my first truck and I'm a total noob so be easy on me.

gonefishin776 06-10-2013 05:18 PM

invest in a tuner. Bully Dog preferably if you aren't doin a bunch of performance mods (cams, headers, etc)

With a tuner you can tune for towing/daily driving, have real-time monitoring of different gauges, a code reader. Things of that nature. You'll gain a few HP and MPG too. nothing CRAZY but definitely definitely worth it over any other "mods" (new intake [nothing really wrong with what you have]...put a drop in filter and call it a day). Maybe free up your exhaust some and give it a nice tone with a new muffler.

Borla
Magnaflow
Flowmaster (more sound than anything)
etc

tsdub86 06-10-2013 05:20 PM

Forgot to mention that the guy put a magnaflow muffler on it. Not sure what size or anything though.

gonefishin776 06-10-2013 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tsdub86 (Post 1121482)
Forgot to mention that the guy put a magnaflow muffler on it. Not sure what size or anything though.

oh sweet! that's a good thing for sure

tsdub86 06-10-2013 05:25 PM

drop in filter? K&N the best?

gonefishin776 06-10-2013 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by tsdub86 (Post 1121489)
drop in filter? K&N the best?

i really only ever hear of K&N drop ins.

The reason I suggest a drop-in is because a lot of guys say the stock air-box's on the 4th gens are very efficient already. A new "Cold-air intake"...well most aren't even truly "cold air" and they are really for looks and noise. I have one..and I love it..only cuz it sounds like a jet at WOT...but that isn't for everyone

tsdub86 06-10-2013 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gonefishin776 (Post 1121494)
i really only ever hear of K&N drop ins.

The reason I suggest a drop-in is because a lot of guys say the stock air-box's on the 4th gens are very efficient already. A new "Cold-air intake"...well most aren't even truly "cold air" and they are really for looks and noise. I have one..and I love it..only cuz it sounds like a jet at WOT...but that isn't for everyone

Haha the more noise the better. I'm sure there's a ton of different opinions on a CAI. I've looked at the Volants myself.

gonefishin776 06-10-2013 07:22 PM

Volans, S&B makes an excellent one. vararam makes a unique lookin one. aFe

huntergreen 06-10-2013 09:03 PM

your truck will tow just fine stock.

Troyw740 06-10-2013 09:09 PM

Congrats on the ram u will never drive anything ever again and these trucks r extremely easy to work on.


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