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Old 12-28-2011, 02:06 PM
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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 QC
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Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
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I got in trouble for reading the engineering report during a high school class (trig I think). Late 80's is when they started developing it, as Dodge had nothing gas powered to counter the 454 Chevy and 460 Ford in trucks (440 tooling was scrapped after '78 MY). They literally brazed 2 more cylinders on to a 360. After initial development, it was deemed too heavy for the upcoming Viper and Lambo was tasked (due to their experience with long aluminum engines) with recasting it and making it functional in aluminum.

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