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Old 10-03-2011, 10:02 PM
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Nuts....yeah, the second gen 4.7 came out in the 2008 model year. Superchips claims a roughly 20 hp and 20 tq increase to the wheels on our first gen trucks. I don't doubt the increase claim....the issue to me is that it comes at 4400 rpm. How often do you see that kind of driving in your truck? I don't doubt that a Superchips equipped first gen 4.7 will outrun a stock 4.7 0-60, in the quarter mile, or whatever. But in normal everyday driving are you going to be able to feel the difference between the two? My experience was no. I did feel the difference in the firmer shifting and hanging on to gears a little longer but I also noticed that the tranny seemed to upshift and sometimes downshift a little too firm for me. So I sent my Superchips on to another user....a hemi owner who will likely get more out of it than I did. If you are really curious I still say go for it and experience it yourself. Just don't buy it new. Keep a religious watch on craigslist, ebay, and these forums and get a used one at a decent price. It took me about a month to pick one up for about $200 bucks on ebay. That way if you do decide to return it to stock you won't lose yourself a hundred bucks. Good luck!
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