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Old 08-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT BigHorn
Color: Husker Red
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
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I bought mine used. I loved the rest of the truck and didnt really pay much attention to the fact it was the 4.7. 310hp 330 lb/ft torque sounded like plenty for me. Im REALLY disapointed in the fuel mileage. i thought it being the smaller V8 the mileage would be better than the Hemi. its not. My uncles 2010 Hemi gets 24mpg on the highway. i get MAYBE 18....with a tail wind. plus its CONSTANTLY having to shift down into 3rd to get up a hill. My Chevy never did that. Bottem end torque is non existant. Luckily i dont ever have to tow/haul anything. Im HOPING that the Superchips tuner will help out some in this area. really depressed this motor has been around as long as it has and there are so few performance parts for it. Where are the high flow heads and nasty cams??? bottom line: LOVE the truck, HATE the 4.7

although not a huge fan of the "Hemi" either. wish i could throw a GM 6.0 in my truck
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