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ScatPak07 12-15-2009 10:59 PM

Need some advice
 
:LOL:Hey guys whats going on? I know this question is asked all the time, what can I add horse power for cheap?

Keep in mind I have a CAI, Exhaust and programmer, the basic bolt on stuff. I want some stuff that adds power for cheap. i know headers is a suggestion but thats not that cheap haha.

Pullys? Electric Fan? I dont know but I'd like some advice :LOL:

Dan 12-16-2009 01:17 AM

this looks pretty cheap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrDe1md6AWg
*might want to mute your speakers- the song is pretty annoying*


on a more serious note- I don't have any experience with them myself, but I hear a 180 degree thermostat can help with performance, and they're pretty cheap too

RamTech 12-16-2009 01:20 AM

I doubt you can beat headers in the bang for the buck department. An engine is just an air pump and the more efficiently you can move that air in and out, the more power you'll make.

Bobcat06 12-16-2009 04:19 PM

Yeah, Headers are a good idea. An electric cooling fan would give you good results, but they can run a little expensive. For pulleys, if you can find a lightweight one it helps. I had a light weight one on my 3000gt and it gave it a little bit of performance. I'm not sure if anyone makes them for the ram.

chefred112 12-16-2009 09:36 PM

180 tstat an e-fan... go to a wrecking yard and pull a Taurus fan..$25 when I got one..

erm 12-16-2009 09:41 PM

Tstat and pulley will help but the next step, IMHO, will be headers.

Beyond that, it gets a LOT more expensive!!!

Toms Blue Ram 1500 12-16-2009 09:55 PM

Headers with real duals . Electric fans . 100 shot . Gear it lower (gas mileage will suffer) . Really depends on how crazy you want to get and what your intentions are . I could tell you some old drag race track tips . But nothing that you could leave on permanent .

erm 12-16-2009 10:04 PM

My solution is cubic inches.

Another solution is NOS but that's pretty tough on the engine, especially the rings.

And there's always forced induction (turbo, supercharger) but you need to build the engine to handle that.

To go up in HP you'll eventually have to build the engine.

beermanjoe 12-17-2009 09:19 PM

What did they do to the 2009-10 to get the extra HP?

Dan 12-17-2009 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beermanjoe (Post 120722)
What did they do to the 2009-10 to get the extra HP?

I believe the gains were a result of introducing "Variable Valve Timing", and an "active intake manifold".

more info at the links below
http://www.dodge.com/en/2009/ram_150...ty/powertrain/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Hemi_engine
(under the "2009 Revisions" section)


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